Hildur Marie Swanstrom

Hildur Marie Swanstrom

Female 1899 - 1984  (85 years)

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  • Name Hildur Marie Swanstrom  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
    Born 11 Jun 1899  Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 17, 18
    Gender Female 
    Name Hildur Maria Swanström  [3
    Residence 1900  Chetek, Barron, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1905  Chetek, Barron, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1910  Burlingame, Osage, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1920  Fremont, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1920  Fremont, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Election District 13 
    Residence 1930  Fresno, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1942  Fresno, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 12
    Died 15 Jul 1984  Stockton, San Joaquin, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Buried 18 Jul 1984  Lodi, San Joaquin, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Address:
    Cherokee Memorial Park 
    Person ID I11  Swanstrom
    Last Modified 25 Oct 2021 

    Father Adolph Ferdinand Swanstrom,   b. 6 Oct 1862, Ukna, Kalmar, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1904, Chetek, Barron, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Mother Josephine Caroline Klasson,   b. 22 Mar 1865, Vimmerby, Kalmar, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1937, Fresno, Fresno, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 11 Feb 1886  Gärdserum, Östergötland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F281  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Wilford Frank Luce,   b. 18 Sep 1899, Big Piney, Sublette, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1985, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 30 Mar 1921  Kemmerer, Lincoln, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Children 
     1. Wilfred Frank Luce,   b. 22 Sep 1931, Fresno, Fresno, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1989, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. Living
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2021 
    Family ID F7  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Hildur, Ellen, Esther, and Harry Swanstrom
    Hildur, Ellen, Esther, and Harry Swanstrom
    Swanstroms,vEsther, Ellen Hildur, Hugo, Martin, Harry & Joseph
    Swanstroms,vEsther, Ellen Hildur, Hugo, Martin, Harry & Joseph

  • Notes 
    • Her birth name was Hildur Maria Swanstrom. She was a legal secretary. She was born in Rockford and moved with her parents to Chetek, Wisconsin while she was still a baby. Her musical ability became apparent at an early age. Hildur's father was church organist, so musical talent ran in the family. Her sisters Ellen and Esther often recounted how their little sister Hildur would stand at the family organ and play it, almost from the time she learned to walk. Hildur composed her first song at the age of 3, when her sister Ellen came home from school on day to discover that their father had sold Ellen's favorite cow. Hildur's first composition was "The Cow Song, " written for her sister Ellen. Hildur's father died when she was three and the family moved to Burlingame, Kansas, then on to Marbleton, Wyoming, where Hildur helped her mother in the hotel the family owned there.

      Hildur enrolled at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, becoming their youngest student ever at the age of 16 years, 3 months. After graduation she became a school teacher like her sisters, working at Big Piney. Among her pupils were the children of her future father-in-law Wilford Luce, the chairman of the local school board. She also gave private lessons in music to his daughter, Vivian. Karen Luce Davis of Farmington, Utah has a "yearbook" with a photo of Hildur pasted to the front and the names of her students inside. These names include Wilford [Frank], Vivian and Edwin Luce. In 1921 Hildur married her former pupil, Frank Luce. Hildur went on to become a legal secretary.

      For many years they spent their vacations in Chetek, where Hildur lived as a girl. They bought a house on Bass Lake, and planned to retire there. After Hildur retired at the age of 65 they moved to Chetek, but Frank became ill with cancer. A few months after their new house was completed they sold it and returned to California.

      Obituary

      Hildur Luce

      Hildur Marie Luce, 85, of Lodi died at a local convalescent hospital following a lengthy illness.

      She was a native of Illinois and came to this area in 1951. She was formerly employed by the State of California as a secretary in the Farm Labor Office.

      She retired in 1965 after 10 years with the State and was a member of the Public Employee Retirement System.

      Mrs. Luce is survived by her husband, Frank Luce of Stockton; one daughter, Doris M. Pope of Walnut Creek; one son, Wilfred Luce of Arizona and three grandchildren.

      Time and place of service will be announced by Gierhart and Wells Funeral Home at a later date.

      Lodi News-Sentinel, July 16, 1984, p. 18.

      -- MERGED NOTE ------------

      Her birth name was Hildur Maria Svanström. She was a legal secretary. She was born in Rockford and moved with her parents to Chetek, Wisconsin while she was still a baby. Her musical ability became apparent at an early age. Hildur's father was church organist, so musical talent ran in the family. Her sisters Ellen and Esther often recounted how their little sister Hildur would stand at the family organ and play it, almost from the time she learned to walk. Hildur composed her first song at the age of 3, when her sister Ellen came home from school on day to discover that their father had sold Ellen's favorite cow. Hildur's first composition was "The Cow Song, " written for her sister Ellen. Hildur's father died when she was three and the family moved to Burlingame, Kansas, then on to Marbleton, Wyoming, where Hildur helped her mother in the hotel the family owned there.

      Hildur enrolled at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, becoming their youngest student ever at the age of 16 years, 3 months. After graduation she became a school teacher like her sisters, working at Big Piney. Among her pupils were the children of her future father-in-law Wilford Luce, the chairman of the local school board. She also gave private lessons in music to his daughter, Vivian. Karen Luce Davis of Farmington, Utah has a "yearbook" with a photo of Hildur pasted to the front and the names of her students inside. These names include Wilford [Frank], Vivian and Edwin Luce. In 1921 Hildur married her former pupil, Frank Luce. Hildur went on to become a legal secretary.

      For many years they spent their vacations in Chetek, where Hildur lived as a girl. They bought a house on Bass Lake, and planned to retire there. After Hildur retired at the age of 65 they moved to Chetek, but Frank became ill with cancer. A few months after their new house was completed they sold it and returned to California.

      Obituary

      Hildur Luce

      Hildur Marie Luce, 85, of Lodi died at a local convalescent hospital following a lengthy illness.

      She was a native of Illinois and came to this area in 1951. She was formerly employed by the State of California as a secretary in the Farm Labor Office.

      She retired in 1965 after 10 years with the State and was a member of the Public Employee Retirement System.

      Mrs. Luce is survived by her husband, Frank Luce of Stockton; one daughter, Doris M. Pope of Walnut Creek; one son, Wilfred Luce of Arizona and three grandchildren.

      Time and place of service will be announced by Gierhart and Wells Funeral Home at a later date.

      (Lodi News-Sentinel, July 16, 1984, page 18.)

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