Family

Father’s Side — Swanson / Moen

Abraham David Swanson (1881?–1912) — paternal grandfather. Born in Minnesota, died in Swanson, Saskatchewan.

Theolene Moen (1873–1962) — paternal grandmother. Name spelled “Theoline” on Grant and Roy’s birth records from Saskatchewan. Born and died in Minnesota. Mother’s maiden name Perus.

Their five sons:

Selmer Swanson (1898-1985) Born and died in Minnesota.

Addison Telford Swanson (1902-1989) (known as Telford). Born out of Minnesota, died in Minnesota.

Clarence Swanson (1904?-1943?) I haven’t found any record of Clarence.

Grant Swanson (1907-1966) Born in Swanson, Saskatchewan, died in Minnesota. Name recorded as “Richard” in Saskatchewan birth records.

Roy Albert Swanson (1910–1996) — my father. Born in Swanson, Saskatchewan, died in Minnesota. Name recorded as “Russel” on birth certificate.

Mother’s Side — Rush / Gable

Frank Rush (1892–1969)— maternal grandfather. Born and died in Minnesota. Mother’s maiden name: Bach.

Sophia Gable (ca. 1892–1951)— maternal grandmother. Born and died in Minnesota. Had at least seven siblings. Mother’s maiden name: Przybylowska

Children of Frank and Sophia:

Evelyn Irene Rush (1917–1980) — my mother. Born and died in Minnesota.
Wlliam LeRoy Rush (1920–1997) Born and died in Minnesota.
Raymond Francis Rush (1922–1995) Born and died in Minnesota.

Additional information regarding Swanson

Swanson, Saskatchewan

St. Ambrose Cemetery

Postcard from Turtle River

Unidentified Photos

Saskatchewan Homesteading

Dominion Land Survey

Resources

Minnesota People Records Search. Birth records from 1900 to 1934 and death records from 1904 to 2001.

Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan: Family History Research

Saskatchewan eHealth Genealogy Index. Births registered more than 100 years ago, deaths registered more than 70 years ago, marriages registered more than 75 years ago.