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P A Swanson

SWANSON

Posted By: County Coordiantor
Date: 11/20/2006 at 10:36:07

P A Swanson, of the firm of Swanson Bros, dealers in general merchandise, Mineral Ridge, was born in East Gothland, Sweden in the year 1840, at eight years of age he came with his parents to America and followed various occupations till he engaged in the mercantile business in 1865 as clerk for Mr Ericson, in the same building he now occupies himself, he continued in this capacity till 1871, when he and his brother purchased the stock and have since carried on the business under the present firm name, he was appointed postmaster at this place May 6, 1872, under Grantís first administration and has held it since, during the years 1863-4 he was in the provost marshallís office at Burlington, of the first district

1880 Boone Co History Book


 

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