Chisago County Press - 26-Aug-1948
Services were held Monday afternoon of this week for C. E. Swenson, age 79, prominent Chisago City farmer and owner of the Glenwater farm just west of that village who passed away suddenly Friday evening, August 20. Death was attributed to a heart attack during that evening, August 20. Death was attributed to a heart attack during the night.
At the services held from Zion Lutheran Church, Rev. Elmer Sahlgren spoke in high esteem of the deceased and the large crowd and profuse floral offerings testified to the respect in which Mr. Swenson was held by his many friends and relatives who came from far and near. His six sons acted as pallbearers and remains were laid to rest in the West Green Lake Cemetery.
Left to survive are three daughters: Miss Mildred Swenson of Racine, WI, Mrs. Werner (Gertrude) Hedenstrom of St. Paul, Mrs. Howard Reick of Minneapolis and six sons namely: Henry and Gilbert Swenson of Chisago city, Walter Swenson of Rochester, Dr. Phillip Arling of the Mayo Clinic at Rochester, MN and Dr. Leonard Arling of the Industrial Clinic of Minneapolis and Raymond Swenson of St. Paul. He also leaves one brother Albert Swenson of Bethesda Home, Chisago City.
Mr. Swanson was born in Topeka, KS, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Swenson. He came to St. Paul with his parents when nine years of age. They moved to the present Glenwater farm near Chisago city when he was 15 years old and Mr. Swenson has resided here since. He was married in 1886 to Miss Emily Charlotte Nelson. To this union six sons and four daughters were born. One daughter has preceded them in death and Mrs. Swenson passed away in 1944.
The deceased was widely known throughout the state in agricultural work having won the title of master farmer and having also developed one of the finest dairy farms in this section. His advice on crop raising of dairy stock was requested from far and wide on many occasions. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church since his early arrival here and has served the church board for many long years.
Active in many community affairs Mr. Swenson was also first president of the Chisago City Cooperative Creamery and organizer, later serving for 26 years as its president, was on the school board for many years and was an organizer of the Chisago City Mutual Telephone Co. and also served as president of that organization for a long term. He combined home, civic and church work to round out a long life of useful service to family and community.
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Charles' parents immigrated from Sweden in 1866, three years prior to his birth in Kansas. See the obituary on his fathers memorial for additional migration information.
Charles E Swenson became the chairman of the Chisago City Telephone Company, established in 1909, and served in that capacity for the first thirty years.
MN Death Index record:
SWENSON, CHARLES EMIL
Date of Birth: na
Place of Birth: na
Mother Maiden Name: na
Date of Death: 20 Aug 1948
County of Death: CHISAGO
Emily Charlotte Carlson Swenson
1871–1944 (m. 1896)
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