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Emma Sophia Hansen Swanson 1882-1925


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 12/30/2010 at 00:07:11

Mrs. Swanson Dies [March 20, 1925]
Mrs. Emma Sophia Swanson Has Resided in This County for Many Years
Emma Sophia Hansen, daughter of Peter M. and Anna Hansen, was born at Clinton, Iowa, September 30, 1882. When she was ten years old her parents moved to Emmet County, Iowa, and settled on a farm about 8 miles northwest of Estherville. Her education was secured in the district school. She was married November 15, 1899, to Edward A. Swanson. Her married life was spent in this locality. Their family consists of five girls, Alvera, Charlotte, Iva, Ella, and Edna.

She was reared in the Lutheran faith, baptized in infancy, and always held the church in high regard. About eight years ago she and her family united with the Methodist church in Estherville. She was a member of the Priscilla Class and cooperated in the work of the church in various ways. She was a good neighbor and faithful friend. Where there was any need for assistance or a neighborly act she was always first to offer her help. But it was in the home that her highest excellence was manifested. She loved her home and was a good housekeeper, mother and wife. Her home was her throne.

Mrs. Swanson had been ailing for several months. However she kept abut part of the time at least until six weeks ago, when she took to her bed. About a week ago she was taken to the hospital. She submitted to an operation but her complaint had proceeded too far for her recovery. She passed away Friday evening, at 7:10, aged 42 years. She leaves a husband and five children. Also five sisters, all of whom were present except Ella of Center Point. Other relatives present were: An aunt, Mrs. Wittrock, and cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Will Salzwedel of Windom, Minn.; a niece, Mr. Oren Heins, of Center Point; Mrs. Chris Carlson, Hampshire, Ill.; Frank Swanson, DeKalb, Ill.; Adolph Swensson, Moline, Ill.; also friends, Mrs. and Mrs. C. W. Hall, Dallas Center; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Thorsland, Bode, Iowa.

The funeral services were held at the Methodist church on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment took place at Oak Hill cemetery. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, March 25, 1925)


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