William Swanson, a well known resident of this town, died at his home, 19 Union St., at 1:30
Saturday morning, Dec. 24th, a general breaking down and complication of diseases being the
cause of death.
Mr. Swanson was the oldest of a family of six children of William and Margaret Swanson, and
was born May 8, 1828, during the voyage of his parents to America. They located in Lockport,
but four years later came to Camden. He was married fifty-one years ago to Miss Margaret Morton
of Chester, Pa. He was a model citizen of Camden and had the good will and esteem of all who
enjoyed his acquaintances.
During his boyhood he joined the Presbyterian church. Feb. 3, 1884, he united with the
Presbyterian church of Camden. In 1890 he was elected an elder, which office he has filled
faithfully ever since. He had held offices of the town, the past two years serving as
collector. He was well liked because of his honesty and integrity.
He is survived by a widow and tow sons, Eugene of Batavia, Maurice of Camden, and four
grandchildren, Mrs. Henry Wakefield of Chadwicks, Mrs. Frank Remore of Saratoga, Pearl and
Grace of Camden. One brother, John Swanson of this town, also remains.
He had been ailing for the last five weeks, but was seriously ill the past week at which time
he took to his bed.
The funeral was held from his late home at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Rev. Richard Abbott officiating,
assisted by Rev. E. N. Manley, the latter making apporpriate remarks on the exemplary life of
deceased. The entire service was very impressive. From out of town were present Eugene Swanson
of Batavia, John Swanson and Mrs. Milton Eastham of Canton, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wakefield of
Chadwick, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Remore of Saratoga. Interment in Forest Park cemetery.
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