The 9th day of January 1888 Mr. Swanson, who had not been in the best of health for some time,
had what was supposed to be an apoplectic shock, from which he rallied after a few days with
mind clouded and reason gone. A month later it was deemed advisable to place him in the care
of experts in that class of cases, and he was taken to the insane asylum in Utica, where he
remained until his death.
Mr. Swanson was for many years largely interested in the lumber business in Camden, where he had
resided nearly all his life. He was prominent as a business man, and highly respected as a citizen, a
staunch republican and a valued member of the Presbyterian church, a man who has been much missed
since he was laid aside. He leaves an invalid wife, one daughter, Mrs. James Grinnell of this
place, Dr. J. W. Swanson of Springfield, Otsego County, and Alex. Swanson of Wellsville, Pa., to
mourn the loss of a loving husband and father. Of his father's family two brothers and a sister,
William and John Swanson of this town and Mrs. Hugh Wasson of Williamstown survive.
Nov. 28, 1889
The funeral of the George Swanson was held at the Presbyterian church Friday afternoon, and the
large number present attested the esteem and respect in which he was held in the community. The
masons attended the funeral in a body and conducted the burial services at the cemetery. Rev.
A. W. Allen delivered an excellent sermon, taking as his theme, "Ye know not now, but ye shall
know hereafter." Rev. Mr. Davis also made very appropriate remarks on behalf of the order which
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