Biography of Fred Swanson
McKean County, PA Biographies





FRED SWANSON, blacksmith, Kane, is a native of Sweden, born in 1855, a son of S. M. and Annie Swanson, the former deceased. He was reared in his native country, and in 1878 came to America, and to Pennsylvania, locating at Kane; then went to Warren, where he was employed in the foundry of Struthers & Wells, and was afterward with the Northwestern Mining Company at Dagus Mines, Elk county. He subsecjuently removed to Kane, and has since been working at the blacksmith' s trade. He is one of the reliable citizens of the town, and takes an interest in all matters pertaining to the public welfare. He is a member of Kane Lodge, No. 566, F. & A. M. In politics he is a Republican. Mr. Swanson was married in 1881 to Josephine Oleson, and they have one son, Harry. Mr. and Mrs. Swanson are members of the Lutheran Church.

From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
Pennsylvania
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
Chicago, 1890.

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