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Mrs. Otto Swanson


Family Information: Married to Otto Swanson. She was the mother of five children -- four girls and one boy. In 1935, the eldest daughter had clerked in stores and cared for children; the son liked mechanical work and had done some farming; the younger girls had some experience in school theatricals.  


Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony: In 1935 the Swanson's were living in a house on the road which leads westward to the farm (today's Stanton St.) and eventually to the Sabine River. The home was near the new dairy barn, on high ground giving a long range view to the east.  

Job in Colony:  

Other Info: The Swanson family were colonists in California and made the move to Louisiana on the chartered train. They were a little taken aback by the wet, foggy pine woods all around. It being only a few days before Christmas, the weather was dull, damp and cloudy and all the old shacks and wood lying around made the site smell "kind of rotten." At some point soon after their arrival, the Swansons left the colony, but returned in 1935 to find everything much improved.  

Post-Colony History:  


Sources: "Llano Colonist": February 16, 1935  


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