Esther Frances Swanström

Esther Frances Swanström[1]

Female 1892 - 1965  (72 years)

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  • Name Esther Frances Swanström 
    Born 26 Dec 1892  Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Female 
    Burial Scottsdale, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Name Ester Adolfina Swanstrom 
    Residence 1900  Chetek, Barron, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1910  Burlingame, Osage, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Sister 
    Residence 1920  Denver, Denver, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1930  Denver, Denver, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1930  Denver, Denver, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head: Wife 
    Residence 1935  Denver, Denver, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1940  Denver, Denver, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head: Wife 
    Residence 1948  Denver, Denver, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Died 13 Apr 1965  Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 13, 14
    Buried 16 Apr 1965  Scottsdale, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 10
    Address:
    Green Acres Memorial Park 
    Person ID I54427  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  [2
    Family ID F281  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Albert Russell Porter,   b. 5 Jan 1892, Hannibal, Marion, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1973, Castle Rock, Douglas, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1914  Big Piney, Sublette, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Married 31 May 1921  Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Josephine Porter,   b. 28 Dec 1914, Hannibal, Marion, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1979, Golden, Jefferson, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. John Russell Porter,   b. 18 Jan 1919, Denver, Denver, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1965, Denver, Denver, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     3. June Alice Porter,   b. 1 Jun 1920, Denver, Denver, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1998, Napa, Napa, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     4. Betty Jane Porter,   b. 8 Jun 1922, Denver, Denver, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 2001, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. Ellen Iris Porter,   b. 31 Dec 1923, Denver, Denver, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 2004, Denver, Denver, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Richard Albert Porter,   b. 29 Apr 1925, Denver, Denver, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 2001, Lakewood, Jefferson, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     7. Patrick Adolph Porter,   b. 1 Oct 1930, Denver, Denver, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 2013, Scottsdale, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2021 
    Family ID F23828  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Margaret Porter, Hugo Swanstrom, Esther Porter, Hildur Luce,
    Margaret Porter, Hugo Swanstrom, Esther Porter, Hildur Luce,
    Swanstrom Esther  1912.jpg
    Swanstrom Esther 1912.jpg
    Swanstrom Esther Francis.jpg
    Swanstrom Esther Francis.jpg
    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
    m-t0627-00484-00162.jpg
    m-t0627-00484-00162.jpg

  • Notes 
    • Her birth certificate lists her name as Ester Adolffina Svanstrom, and gives her parents' names as Adolf Svanstrom and Karolina Josephfina Carlson. A later birth certificate gives her name as Esther Frances Adolp[hina] Swanstrom, and lists her parents as Adolph Ferdinand Swanstrom and Josephine Carolina Klason.

      She was a school teacher. She was born in America to Swedish immigrant parents.

      Her early years were spent in the city of Rockford, but the family moved to a farm in Chetek, Wisconsin when she was about 8. When Esther was 11 her father died. She had been his pride and joy and was heartbroken by his death. Because her mother could not make ends meet with six children, Esther and her brother Martin went to live with a cousin of their father's in Burlingame, Kansas. I have not been able to discover the name of this cousin. Esther called them "Uncle" and "Aunt." The cousin was very kindly and owned a sugar plantation in South America. The cousin's wife was neither kind nor abusive. While Esther lived with them, the cousin's wife had a baby. Esther worked for the cousin's wife as housekeeper and babytender. She had been very close to her younger sister Ellen, and missed her very much.

      When Esther was 13 her mother moved the rest of the family to Burlingame, but soon moved on to homestead in Wyoming. Esther stayed behind to finish high school, as did her brother Martin. Esther went to live with the Terry family as a boarder, at the corner of Fremont and Dacotah Streets, kitty corner from the Burlingame School. This school was built in 1902 and would have been fairly new when the Swanstroms lived there. The house where Esther lived is now owned by Jay Denny (1993). In the summers, Esther lived in Kansas City, where she worked in a department store to earn money to buy clothes and books for the next school year.

      Esther graduated from high school in Osage City. She might have been the Esther Swanson who was listed in the 1912 graduating class of Osage City High School as one of eight students.

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

      Her birth certificate lists her name as Ester Adolffina Svanstrom, and gives her parents' names as Adolf Svanstrom and Karolina Josephfina Carlson. A later birth certificate gives her name as Esther Frances Adolp[hina] Swanstrom, and lists her parents as Adolph Ferdinand Swanstrom and Josephine Carolina Klason.

      She was a school teacher. She was born in America to Swedish immigrant parents.

      Her early years were spent in the city of Rockford, but the family moved to a farm in Chetek, Wisconsin when she was about 8. When Esther was 11 her father died. She had been his pride and joy and was heartbroken by his death. Because her mother could not make ends meet with six children, Esther and her brother Martin went to live with a cousin of their father's in Burlingame, Kansas. Esther called them "Uncle" and "Aunt." The cousin was very kindly and owned a sugar plantation in South America. The cousin's wife was neither kind nor abusive. While Esther lived with them, the cousin's wife had a baby. Esther worked for the cousin's wife as housekeeper and babytender. She had been very close to her younger sister Ellen, and missed her very much.

      I have not been able to discover the name of this cousin but I think it might have Eric Edward Olson and his wife Anna Wootz. Anna was Adolf's cousin. If so, the baby would have been Clarence Olson, born about 1904. His younger sister Marie was born in 1906.

      When Esther was 13 her mother moved the rest of the family to Burlingame, but soon moved on to homestead in Wyoming. Esther stayed behind to finish high school, as did her brother Martin. Esther went to live with the Terry family as a boarder, at the corner of Fremont and Dacotah Streets, kitty corner from the Burlingame School. This school was built in 1902 and would have been fairly new when the Swanstroms lived there. The house where Esther lived is now owned by Jay Denny (1993). In the summers, Esther lived in Kansas City, where she worked in a department store to earn money to buy clothes and books for the next school year.

      Esther graduated from high school in Osage City. She might have been the Esther Swanson who was listed in the 1912 graduating class of Osage City High School as one of eight students.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1823] Esther Swanstrom Porter.

    2. [S1] 1900 United States Federal Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Chetek, Barron, Wisconsin; Page: 8; Enumeration District: 0004; FHL microfilm: 1241777.

    3. [S3] 1920 United States Federal Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Denver, Denver, Colorado; Roll: T625_158; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 8.

    4. [S6] 1930 United States Federal Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Denver, Denver, Colorado; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0006; FHL microfilm: 2339967.

    5. [S8] 1910 United States Federal Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Burlingame, Osage, Kansas; Roll: T624_451; Page: 25B; Enumeration District: 0094; FHL microfilm: 1374464.

    6. [S1522] U.S., Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current.

    7. [S88] 1940 United States Federal Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Denver, Denver, Colorado; Roll: m-t0627-00484; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 16-6.

    8. [S1046] Winnebago County, Illinois, Births, 1857-1937.

    9. [S210] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

    10. [S845] Margaret Riley (1981).

    11. [S674] 1900 Census, Barron Co.

    12. [S78] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995.

    13. [S277] Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current, Phoenix Gazette; Publication Date: 14/ Apr/ 1965; Publication Place: Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America; URL: https://www.newspapers.com/image/19907833/?article=c93e1130-441d-473c-919b-346c8c066983&focus=0.122494,0.65574735,0.2312938,0.7083854&xid.
      Phoenix Gazette; Publication Date: 14/ Apr/ 1965; Publication Place: Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America; URL: https://www.newspapers.com/image/19907833/?article=c93e1130-441d-473c-919b-346c8c066983&focus=0.122494,0.65574735,0.2312938,0.7083854&xid

    14. [S832] Hildur Luce Bible.