Charles Swanson

11 May 1856–29 December 1951 (Age 95)
Västergötland, Sweden

The Life of Charles

Charles Swanson was born on 11 May 1856, in Västergötland, Sweden as the son of Alfred Swanson and Marie Swanson. He married Augusta Charlotta Swanson on 14 January 1904, in Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He immigrated to United States in 1882 and lived in Shell Creek Election Precinct, Madison, Nebraska, United States for about 10 years and Syracuse Election Precinct, Otoe, Nebraska, United States in 1940. He died on 29 December 1951, in Turlock, Stanislaus, California, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Emerick, Madison, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Swanson
1856–1951
Augusta Charlotta Swanson
1867–1944
Marriage: 14 January 1904
Lillian Louise Swanson
1904–1995
Ruth Violet Swanson
1907–2000

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 January 1904
Nebraska, United States
children

(2)

    Lillian Louise Swanson

    Female1904–1995Female

    Female1907–2000Female

Parents and Siblings

    Alfred Swanson

    MaleMale

    Marie Swanson

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 1

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.
1863

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 25

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of Swedish Svensson or Danish and Norwegian Svensen ( see Svendsen ).2 Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Swan .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Charley Swanson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charles Swanson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles Swanson, "United States Census, 1920"

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