Source Citations for Charles Edwin Swanson

The source descriptions are noted at the top of the page. Following them are detailed citation references.

Note that these are only source citations and reference details, and do not necessarily establish a fact beyond dispute. They are, however, sufficient (either individually or in combination) to make the compiler believe the associated facts are true.

Source Citations

birth-charles-swanson-1887: Delayed registration of birth for Charles Edwin Swanson (1887); Becker County, Minnesota, registration number 543; Minnesota State Department of Health, Division of Birth and Death Records and Vital Statistics, filed 23 Feb 1943; privately held

census-us-1900-ps-mn-becker-11-5b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Becker County, Hamden Township, enumeration district 11, sheet 5B (form/penned) or page 106B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) ⟩ "Minnesota ⟩ Becker ⟩ Hamden ⟩ District 0011" image 10; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240756]

census-us-1910-ps-mn-becker-13-2a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Becker County, Hamden Township, enumeration district 13, sheet 2A (form/penned) or page 152A (stamped); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) ⟩ "Minnesota ⟩ Becker ⟩ Hamden ⟩ District 0013" image 3; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 689 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1374702]

census-us-1920-ps-mn-becker-8-3b: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Becker County, Detroit, enumeration district 8, sheet 3B (form/penned) or page 67B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 26 May 2007) ⟩ "Minnesota ⟩ Becker ⟩ Detroit ⟩ District 0008" image 6; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 823 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

census-us-1930-ps-mn-becker-11-2a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Becker County, Detroit Lakes (Ward 2), enumeration district 3-11, sheet 2A (form/penned) or page 64A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) ⟩ "Minnesota ⟩ Becker ⟩ Detroit Lakes ⟩ District 0011" image 3; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1079 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340814]

census-us-mn-1895-becker-hamden-4: 1895 Minnesota State Census, Becker County, Hamden Township, page 4; Minnesota, U.S., Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 26 May 2007) ⟩ "1895 ⟩ Becker" image 52; citing “Minnesota State Population Census Schedules, 1865-1905, roll V290_48, Minnesota Historical Society, 1977”

census-us-mn-1905-becker-hamden-7: 1905 Minnesota State Census, Becker County, Hamden Township, sheet 7 (form) or page 97 (corner); Minnesota, U.S., Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 25 May 2007) ⟩ "1905 ⟩ Becker" image 95; citing “Minnesota State Population Census Schedules, 1865-1905, roll 107, Minnesota Historical Society, 1977” [Some pages were filmed out-of-order.]

interview-loretta-spear-2006: Email conversation with Loretta Pearl (Johnson) Spear, 19 Aug 2006, includes physical notes sent by mail; privately held

marker-charles-clara-swanson-1981-1967: Gravestone of Charles E. (1981) and Clara A. (1967) Swanson; Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 26 May 2019), memorial IDs 98007178 (Charles) and 98007143 (Clara), photograph uploaded 30 Sep 2012 to both memorials; citing “Municipal Cemetery (Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado, USA), unknown plot”

media-chas-clara-anniversary-photo-1947: Photograph of Chas and Clara’s 25th wedding anniversary (1947); black and white photograph with captions; media archive #TBDphotoID_notYetCataloged; privately held

military-draftreg-charles-swanson-1917: Draft registration for Charles Edwin Swanson (1917); U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 7 Jul 2021) ⟩ “North Dakota ⟩ McKenzie County ⟩ ALL ⟩ Draft Card S” image 330; citing “United States, Selective Service System; World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls; Imaged from Family History Library microfilm”

obituary-hattie-marks-1973: Obituary draft for Hattie Marie (Swanson) Marks (1973); by Charles Swanson, undated; privately held [This is a photocopy of the draft obituary for Hattie, written by her brother Charles Swanson.]

Source Reference Details

Name Details

birth-charles-swanson-1887:

Comment Detail: Source includes name (Charles Edwin Swanson).

census-us-1900-ps-mn-becker-11-5b:

Reference Detail: Line 82, dwelling 91

Comment Detail: Source includes name (Charly Swanson).

census-us-1910-ps-mn-becker-13-2a:

Reference Detail: Lines 25, dwelling 8

Comment Detail: Source includes name (Charles Swanson).

census-us-1920-ps-mn-becker-8-3b:

Reference Detail: Line 90, dwelling 64

Comment Detail: Source includes name (Charles Swanson).

census-us-1930-ps-mn-becker-11-2a:

Reference Detail: Line 4, dwelling 24

Comment Detail: Source includes name (Chas E. Swanson).

census-us-mn-1895-becker-hamden-4:

Reference Detail: Line 21, family 65

Comment Detail: Source includes name (C. ⟨spelling⟩ Swenson). See research notes for spelling details.

census-us-mn-1905-becker-hamden-7:

Reference Detail: Line 38, number of enumeration (unreadable)

Comment Detail: Source includes name (Charly E. Swanson).

interview-loretta-spear-2006:

Reference Detail: Image #2.

Comment Detail: Source includes name (Charles [Swanson]).

marker-charles-clara-swanson-1981-1967:

Comment Detail: Source includes name (Charles E. Swanson).

military-draftreg-charles-swanson-1917:

Comment Detail: Source includes name (Charles Edwin Swanson).

Birth Details

birth-charles-swanson-1887:

Comment Detail: Source includes date (June 3, 1887) and location (County of Becker, Township of Audubon, Minnesota).

census-us-1900-ps-mn-becker-11-5b:

Reference Detail: Line 82, dwelling 91

Comment Detail: Source includes date (Jun/1888), age (12), and location (Minnesota). Using his age and the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1887 to 1 June 1888, which encompasses the given date.

census-us-1910-ps-mn-becker-13-2a:

Reference Detail: Lines 25, dwelling 8

Comment Detail: Source includes age (22) and location (Minnesota). Using his age and the official census date of 15 Apr 1910 gives a birth date range from 16 Apr 1887 to 15 Apr 1888.

census-us-1920-ps-mn-becker-8-3b:

Reference Detail: Line 90, dwelling 64

Comment Detail: Source includes age (32) and location (Minnesota). Using his age and the official census date of 1 Jan 1920 gives a birth date range from 2 Jan 1887 to 1 Jan 1888.

census-us-1930-ps-mn-becker-11-2a:

Reference Detail: Line 4, dwelling 24

Comment Detail: Source includes age (42) and location (Minnesota). Using his age and the official census date of 1 Apr 1930 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1887 to 1 Apr 1888.

census-us-mn-1895-becker-hamden-4:

Reference Detail: Line 21, family 65

Comment Detail: Source includes age (8) and location (Minn.). Using the official census date of 1 Jun 1895 gives a birth date range from 2 Jun 1886 to 1 Jun 1887.

census-us-mn-1905-becker-hamden-7:

Reference Detail: Line 38, number of enumeration (unreadable)

Comment Detail: Source includes age (17) and location (Minnesota). Using the official census date of 1 Jun 1905 gives a birth date range from 2 Jun 1887 to 1 Jun 1888. When including the time-in-enumeration-district value (17y 11m) refines the approximate date to about Jul 1887.

marker-charles-clara-swanson-1981-1967:

Comment Detail: Source includes date (JUNE 3, 1887).

military-draftreg-charles-swanson-1917:

Comment Detail: Source includes date (June / 3 / 1887) and location (Audubon, Minn, U.S.A.). Source also includes age (30) which aligns with the birth date above and the date of registration.

Death Details

marker-charles-clara-swanson-1981-1967:

Comment Detail: Source includes date (MAR. 23, 1981).

Father Details

birth-charles-swanson-1887:

Comment Detail: Source identifies Peter Swanson as the biological father of Charles Edwin Swanson.

census-us-1900-ps-mn-becker-11-5b:

Reference Detail: Lines 76,82, dwelling 91

Comment Detail: Source identifies Charly Swanson as a son of Peder Swanson. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

census-us-1910-ps-mn-becker-13-2a:

Reference Detail: Lines 21,25, dwelling 8

Comment Detail: Source identifies Charles Swanson as a son of Peter Swanson. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

interview-loretta-spear-2006:

Reference Detail: Image #2.

Comment Detail: Source identifies Charles [Swanson] as a child of Peter Swanson. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

Mother Details

birth-charles-swanson-1887:

Comment Detail: Source identifies Petrenella Eliason as the biological mother of Charles Edwin Swanson.

interview-loretta-spear-2006:

Reference Detail: Image #2.

Comment Detail: Source identifies Charles [Swanson] as a child of Nellie Elison. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

Marriage Details

census-us-1930-ps-mn-becker-11-2a:

Reference Detail: Lines 4,5, dwelling 24

Comment Detail: Source identifies Clara A. Swanson as the wife of Chas E Swanson.

media-chas-clara-anniversary-photo-1947:

Comment Detail: Source includes date (June 14 - 1947) of either the photograph or of their anniversary, and notes they are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary.

Miscellaneous Facts Details “Events”

marker-charles-clara-swanson-1981-1967:

Comment Detail: Marker is located in Municipal Cemetery in Orchard Mesa Cemetery, in Grand Junction, Mesa County Colorado.

military-draftreg-charles-swanson-1917:

Comment Detail: Source includes date (June 5-1917) and employer (self).

military-draftreg-charles-swanson-1917:

Comment Detail: Source includes registration date (June 5-1917) and physical characteristics ([Height:] Tall, [Build:] Medium, Color of eyes: blue, color of hair: black, bald: no).

marker-charles-clara-swanson-1981-1967:

Comment Detail: Marker is located in Municipal Cemetery in Orchard Mesa Cemetery, in Grand Junction, Mesa County Colorado.

Miscellaneous Facts Details “Attributes”

obituary-hattie-marks-1973:

Reference Detail: Obituary text.

Comment Detail: Source includes year (1890), locality (Hamden Township) and implied state (Minnesota), as well as the fact of living on a farm.

census-us-mn-1895-becker-hamden-4:

Reference Detail: Line 21, family 65

Comment Detail: Source includes official date (1 Jun 1895) and location (Township of Hamden, Becker County, Minnesota).

census-us-1900-ps-mn-becker-11-5b:

Reference Detail: Line 82, dwelling 91

Comment Detail: Source includes census date (1 June 1900) and occupation (farm laborer).

census-us-1900-ps-mn-becker-11-5b:

Reference Detail: Line 82, dwelling 91

Comment Detail: Source includes census date (1 June 1900) and location (Hamden Township, County: Becker, State: Minnesota).

census-us-mn-1905-becker-hamden-7:

Reference Detail: Line 38, number of enumeration (unreadable)

Comment Detail: Source includes official census date (1 Jun 1995) and occupation (farm laborer).

census-us-mn-1905-becker-hamden-7:

Reference Detail: Line 38, number of enumeration (unreadable)

Comment Detail: Source includes official census date (1 Jun 1995) and location (Hamden Township, Becker County, Minnesota).

census-us-1910-ps-mn-becker-13-2a:

Reference Detail: Lines 25, dwelling 8

Comment Detail: Source includes census date (15 Apr 1910) and occupation (Farmer / Share Tenant).

census-us-1910-ps-mn-becker-13-2a:

Reference Detail: Lines 25, dwelling 8

Comment Detail: Source includes census date (15 Apr 1910) and location (Hamden Township, County: Becker, State: Minnesota).

military-draftreg-charles-swanson-1917:

Comment Detail: Source includes date (June 5-1917) and occupation (Farmer), and location ("my farm" [presumably in Arnegard, No Dak.]).

military-draftreg-charles-swanson-1917:

Comment Detail: Source includes date (June 5-1917) and location (Arnegard, No Dak.).

census-us-1920-ps-mn-becker-8-3b:

Reference Detail: Line 90, dwelling 64

Comment Detail: Source includes census date (1 Jan 1920) and occupation (Carpenter / Elevator). The "elevator" is presumed to be a grain elevator.

census-us-1920-ps-mn-becker-8-3b:

Reference Detail: Line 90, dwelling 64

Comment Detail: Source includes census date (1 Jan 1920) and location (Detroit City, County: Becker, State: Minnesota).

census-us-1930-ps-mn-becker-11-2a:

Reference Detail: Line 4, dwelling 24

Comment Detail: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and occupation (Carpenter / repair crew).

census-us-1930-ps-mn-becker-11-2a:

Reference Detail: Line 4, dwelling 24

Comment Detail: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and location (Detroit Lakes, County: Becker, State: Minnesota).

birth-charles-swanson-1887:

Comment Detail: Source includes date (Feb 23, 1943) and location (Detroit Lakes, Minn.) for the delayed registration.

interview-loretta-spear-2006:

Reference Detail: Message #2.

Comment Detail: Source includes date (until his death) and location (Grand Junction, CO).

Research Notes Details

census-us-mn-1895-becker-hamden-4:

Reference Detail: Line 21, family 65

military-draftreg-charles-swanson-1917:

(no additional information)