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The following clipping is from the Kiron News. (19 Oct 1928)


We give a brief outline of the life of Swan John Swanson, whose death occurred at the hospital at Hawarden on October 19 at the age of 66 years, 9 months and 29 days. He was born in Kalmar Län, Sweden, 20 December 1861 and came to America in 1884, first locating near Kiron where he engaged in Farming. In 1891 he was united in marriage to Mathilda Challgren (Källgren) and they were the parents of five children, all of whom are still biving, and are Mrs. John Wiksen and Miss Violet Swanson, Leonard, Elmer and Carl Swanson all of Hawarden. The wife and mother still survive. Also one sister, Mrs. Lawrence Anderson(Mathilda) of Lake Lillian, Minnesota. He also has one brother Charles O. of Hawarden. He was a member of the Baptist church when living here and his membership was transferred to the Big Springs church. He moved to a farm southwest of Hawarden in 1901. Mr. Swanson was an upright man, a friend and neighbor of sterling worth and a kind and loving husband and father. His death followed an operation, but his condition prior to the operation was such that no hope was givedn of a recovery, just temporary relief.
The funeral was held Monday 22 October at the Big Springs church and were largely attended. The Sjogrens, S. M. , Robert, and Charles and Miss Mabel Swanson from here attended, as he was a cousin of the Sjogrens.

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