Betty Marie Wilson
Last updated 19 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.
Born: Bet 2 Apr 1882 and 31 Dec 1882 in , Becker County, Minnesota, United States
Died: 26 Jul 1962 in Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington, United States
Spouse/Partner: Edward P. Swanson (1876 – 1942)
Child: Clarence Swanson (bet 1905/1906 – ?)
Child: Leonard Swanson (bet 1907/1908 – ?)
Child: Archie Swanson (bet 1909/1910 – ?)
Child: Ederine Swanson (bet 1910/1911 – ?)
Child: Elsie Swanson (bet 1913/1914 – ?)
Child: John P. Swanson (1916 – ?)
Child: Sylvia Swanson (1918 – ?)
Residence: 1 Jan 1920 at Detroit, Becker County, Minnesota, United States
Residence: 1 Apr 1935 at Detroit Lakes, Becker County, Minnesota, United States
Residence: Abt 1937 at Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington, United States
Residence: 1 Apr 1940 at Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington, United States
Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)
Given Name: This database uses Betty Marie. The 1920 U.S. Census uses the first name Betsy. [census-us-1920-ps-mn-becker-8-3b]
Given Name: This database uses Betty Marie. Her gravestone uses the first name Betsy. [marker-edward-betsy-swanson-1942-1962]
Both of Betsy's parents were from Sweden. [census-us-1920-ps-mn-becker-8-3b]
Was Betsy or Betty her real name and the other a nickname?
Obituaries and gravestones are expected to have information provided by the same informant at roughly the same time, and thus be duplicates of each other. However, there is a significant difference in this case, as evidenced by the use of Betty vs. Betsy for her first name. This may have been a carving error that was not caught before the burial (and was ignored afterward), but only the year of death is duplicated, so both are being used except for that detail. [obituary-betty-swanson-1962, marker-edward-betsy-swanson-1942-1962]
Betsy had 5 living siblings when she died in 1962. One was her brother, Albin Wilson of Detroit Lakes, MN, The other four were her sisters: Christ ([Wilson]) Hustoft of Fargo, ND; Selma ([Wilson]) Gambriel of Puyallup[, WA]; Anna ([Wilson]) Moard of Puyallup[, WA]; and Hattie ([Wilson]) Larson of Portland[, OR]. [obituary-betty-swanson-1962]
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