Obituaries - Andrew SWANSON
Andrew Swanson was born February 5, 1850 at Cattsy, Sweden, and died January 6, 1909, at his home near Colchester, Illinois. He came to America in 1876, locating at Colchester, where he has lived ever since.
In 1873, he was married to Mary Sands, and to this union ten children were born, three dying in infancy, and Edith at fourteen years of age. He survived by his wife, Mary, Mrs. Anna Fenton, of Blandinsville, Albert of Macomb, and Elmer, Oscar, Flora, Clyde and Cliff Swanson of Colchester. Brother Swanson was saved about three years ago and has belong to the Free Methodist church for about fourteen months. The Christian life that he has been living during the past few years is the bright side to his life and fills our heart in the hour of his death, with a buoyant hope that we shall meet him where tears will not flow and death cannot come. Let us meet him there.
The funeral was conducted at the Free Methodist church in Colchester, by the pastor, F. E. Bennet on Friday, January 8.
Contributed by Kathy Lathrop