At 8 o'clock Monday evening, at the home of his daughter Mrs. Charles Miller, near Bartlett,
occurred the death of Frank W. Swanson, who was born in Camden and lived here most of his
life. His health began to fail last January and in May he was obliged to resign as Rural
Mail Carrier on Route 5 out of Rome, a position he had held for some time.
Mr. Swanson's parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. George Swanson and he was born in Camden 62
years ago. For 11 years he was employed in the Oneida County Home, serving at different times
as ward attendant, night watchman and cook. he worked there during the administrations of
Louis Mittermaier and C. D. Smith. Mr. Swanson was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Camden,
was widely acquainted throughout the county and had a large circle of friends who regret that
he has passed away. December 28, 1870, he married Miss Polly Wilson of Camden, who survives,
also one son, Roy of Rome, and the daughter, Mrs. Miller and three brothers, Clark Swanson, of
Independence, Kan., Dr. John Swanson, of Springfield Center, N.Y., and George, who lives in the
C. F. Ward was called to Bartlett to care for the remains, which he brought on Tuesday to his home
on Miner avenue, where the funeral was held yesterday at 2 p.m. Rev. E. F. Rippey officiated.
There were many beautiful flowers and the singing of the service was by Mr. Fred Barnes, with Mrs.
Charles E. Hendley as accompanist. The bearers were W. W. Elden, Will H. Garlick, S. T. W. Scoville
and James H. Grinnell. Burial was made in the family plot in Forest Park cemetery.
From out of town attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Miller of Bartlett, Mr. and Mrs.
Roy Swanson of Rome, Dr. and Mrs. John Swanson of Richfield Springs, George H. Wilson of Mexico,
C.G. Wilcox of DePere, Wis., Mrs. Arthur Small of Rome, Mrs. Henry Littler of Syracuse, Mr. and Mrs.
Irvin Stanford and M. D. Wakefield of Bartlett.
Mrs. Swanson, wife of deceased, who is in very poor health, was unable to be present.
SWANSON - In Bartlett, N.Y., July 14, 1913, Frank W. Swanson, formerly of Camden aged 62 years.
NOTE: In the obituary the writer says that the deceased had a brother Clark Swanson, this is
an error. The name should have been Alexander.
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