Since an illness two years ago he had suffered to some extent from his heart, though on the day of
his death he had performed the daily duties about his barns, drove to the milk station in the morning
ate a hearty dinner, and about two o'clock started to drive some cattle to town with Irving Wilcox.
Such work requires more or less activity, and when he left the yard he made aremark that "it took all
the wind he had." They had progressed toward town to a point on Dunbar road, where the Schneider-
Keiser highway intersects, when he suddenly fell, dead.
Dr. W. D. Towsley was summoned to the scene and he secured the services of Artheu McLaughlin
and conveyance at the Elden farm and removed the remains to the dead man's home. Corner
Hubbard was called and came to town Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. After investigating
the circumstances with Dr. Towsley he corroborated the theory that death had been caused by
Maurice W. Swanson was a native of Camden and was born her 52 years ago. His father, the late
William Swanson, died several years ago. His mother is Mrs. Marguerite Swanson, who at present
resides with her sister at Maple Flats. Deceased was a man of excellent habits, and greatly
devoted to his family. He had devoted his time to farming, and took great pride in his farm
and cosy surroundings. For a great many years he had been a faithful member of the First
Besides his wife and mother his death is keenly mourned by four daughters: Mrs. Henry Wakefield of
Utica, Mrs. Frank Reymore of Chenango Forks, Mrs. James O'Brien of Herkimer and Mrs. Grace
Taylor, who resides at home. One brother, Eugene Swanosn of Batavia, also survives, to all of
whom a wide circle of friends extend sympathy.
Mrs. Swanson was formerly Miss Lucy Redmond, and their marriage occurred about thirty years ago.
The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock from the family residence on the Dunbar
road, Rev. W. P. Moody, pastor of the First Presbyterian church officiating. Interment will be
made in Forest Park Cemetery.
SWANSON - In Camden, N.Y., Jan. 25, 1909, Maurice Swanson, aged 52 yrs.
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