Charles Swanson

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

The Life Summary 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 Midland Election Precinct, Boone, Nebraska, United States in 1940 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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Charles Swanson
Augusta Charlotta Swanson
Marriage: 14 January 1904
Lillian Louise Swanson
Ruth Violet Swanson

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  • Marriage
    14 January 1904Nebraska, United States
  • Children


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    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.
    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nils, Nels, Sven, Lars, Thor, Helmer, Iver, Alf, Astrid, Eskil, Hilmer.Americanized form of Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, and North German Svensson , and Norwegian and Danish Svensen or Svendsen , cognates of 1.Scottish (Caithness) and English: from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Swan, an Anglicized form of Old Norse Sveinn (from sveinn ‘lad’), + -son. In northern England, Middle English Swanson was in fact an occasional variant of Swainson . In some cases the name may also arise from Middle English swan(e), swon(e) ‘swineherd, peasant, male servant’ (Old English swān) + -son, but this is unlikely to be the usual origin. See Swan .

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

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    Sources (10)

    • Charles Swanson in entry for Elmer John Swanson, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
    • Charley Swanson, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Charles Swanson, "United States Census, 1930"

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