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Family Album - Sward-Ekman

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This is an album containing photos and other memorabilia of the family created by the marriage of Oscar Svärd and Hilda Ekman, including, during their childhoods, their two children, Ann Elizabeth (Sward) Robinson and George Leonard Sward.

Hilda with her bridesmaids, Chicago, 24 Nov 1915
In 1917, Oscar, Hilda and Ann resided at 5637 Harper Avenue in Chicago, and Oscar began selling milk.[1]


During World War I, 30 year-old Oscar's draft registration indicates he, Hilda and Ann lived at 5473 Ridgwood Court in Chicago, and that he owned a milk business at 5484 Dorchester Avenue.[2]

5484 Dorchester Avenue.
1622 West Marquette Road, Sward home from 1920 to at least 1930


Ann & George, c1921
Hilda, Ann & George traveled by ship to Sweden, returning on the S.S. Drottningholm, "one of the earliest steam turbine ocean liners,"[3] 24 Sep 1921.[4]
Ann & George in Sweden, 1921



Chicago Waterfront 1927[5]
Oscar Sward & Herbert Bergfelt, co-owners of Hyde Park Dairy in Chicago, 1920s.


Oscar, Hilda, Ann & George c1928
Oscar, Hilda, Ann & George c1928
Oscar, Hilda, Ann & George c1930


Ann at Confirmation, May 1930
Ann & Friends c1935)






Ann 1935
Ann's High School
Oscar and Hilda's Home at 12009 South Harvard Avenue, Chicago[6]






Ann & George 23 Aug 1936
Oscar & Hilda, Wisconsin vacation, c1936



Ann & George, c1936
Ann c1936



Rollin and Ann, 24 Nov 1937


Rollin and Ann's wedding, 24 Nov 1937at the Elim Swedish Lutheran Church, in Chicago. The church is at the corner of East 113th Street and South Forest Avenue. To see a photo of the church, as it appears in 2020, click picture here.. L-R back: George Leonard Sward (Ann's brother, 1918-2012), Neomi Jane RobinsonNeomi Jane Robinson (Rollin's sister, 1921-2006), Rollin David RobinsonRollin David Robinson (groom, 1911-2008), Anna Elizabeth Sward (bride, 1916-2004)), UNKNOWN, Dell Alfred Ripple Robinson (Rollin's brother, 1913-2006), UNKNOWN. L-R, foreground: Audrey Eleanor Ekman (1931-) and Edith Alvira (Ekman) Phillips (1928-1996)


Oscar & Hilda c1940
1940 Home of Oscar and Hilda at 10908 South Normal Avenue, Chicago[7]
Another View of Oscar and Hilda's Home[8]


Oscar & Hilda in front of home, May 1941
Oscar & Hilda at their Chicago home, Dec 1942


Ann's husband, Rollin Robinson, at Oscar & Hilda's home.[9]
Rollin holding Joanie at Oscar & Hilda's home, Oct 1945[10]



Oscar and Hilda with their grandchildren, Judy, Joanie and Gary Robinson (children of their daughter, Ann), in Chicago, c1946.


Oscar and Hilda with 1950 Ford Custom sedan, Chicago, c1950.
Left to right: Oscar, Hilda (Oscar's wife), Victor (Oscar's brother) and Ann (Victor's wife) in Florida in the early 1950s.
Oscar fishing, likely in Wisconsin, Aug 1954.



This is Oscar's 70th birthday, 10 Dec 1956. Starting from him, and moving to his left are Joanie Robinson (Ann's daughter), Judy Robinson (Ann's daughter), Ann, Janet Sward (George's daughter), Jim Sward (George's son), Gary Robinson (Ann's son), Hilda, Nancy Sward (George's daughter), Grace (Ekstrom) Sward (George's wife).
This is Oscar's 70th birthday, 10 Dec 1956, Fairfield, Iowa. In the backrow: unknown, George Sward (Oscar's son), Oscar, unknown, unknown, unknown, Rollin Robinson. In the front, the taller of the children are Nancy Sward (George and Grace's daughter) and Gary Robinson (Ann and Rollin's son), and the small child is Jim Sward (George and Grace's son).


Oscar and Hilda with great grandson, Christopher, Apr 1963.[11]
Oscar and Hilda at Ann's home, 1965.[12]




Oscar and Hilda with their great grandson, Christopher, 1966.[13]
Oscar with his grandson, Gary (Ann's son), and his great grandson, Christopher, 4 Jun 1967.[14]




From left to right, George, Grace) (George's wife), Ann, Rollin Robinson (Ann's Husband). 1975
From left to right, Rollin (Ann's Husband), Ann, George and Grace) (George's wife), at Ann and Rollin's home in Mesa, Arizona, Mar 1994.

Sources

  1. 1917 Chicago [Telephone] Directory shows, at page 1762: "Sward, Oscar milk h 5637 Harper av." See Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995[1]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
  2. Draft Record: "Oscar L. Swerd" [sic], born 10 Dec 1886 in "Smalands, Burseryd Sweden" and resident of 5473 Ridgwood Court in Chicago, registered for the draft in Chicago, 5 Jun 1917. Record says he was "tall," of "medium" build, with blue eyes and "light" hair, married with a wife and child, owned a "milk business" at 5484 Dorchester Avenue in Chicago, and served in the infantry of the Swedish army for five months. See "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-91W5-PZY?cc=1968530&wc=9FCC-FMS%3A928312901%2C928395101 : 17 October 2019), Illinois > Chicago City no 14; J-Z > image 3707 of 4607; citing NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.). Note: Copyright protection doesn’t extend to copies of images within the public domain, per [this.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "SS Drottningholm," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=SS_Drottningholm&oldid=998911248 (accessed January 10, 2021).
  4. Ship Manifest. Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, NY, 1897-1957 - 6908-6910 Oct 3, 1921. National Archives Reel 3032, Page 983. Available online without restriction courtesy of the Internet Archive (archive.org).
  5. Photo. Photographer Unknown. 1927. Chicago Skyline. Available w/o restriction at Library of Congress. Reproduction LC-DIG-pan-6a04161. LOC Control No. 2007660836. Full map available online here. Accessed 3 Sep 2020.
  6. According to Ann's high school yearbook, Oscar and Hilda's home in 1935 was at 12009 South Harvard Avenue, Chicago. Image: Google photo of 12009 Harvard Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, as of Jul 2019. Accessed 15 Aug 2020. Copyrighted by Google (Google Maps/ Google Earth) but available for use here by non-exclusive, non-transferable license[2]
  7. Google photo of 10908 South Normal Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, as of Jul 2019. Accessed 15 Aug 2020. Copyrighted by Google (Google Maps/ Google Earth) but available for use here by non-exclusive, non-transferable license[3]
  8. Google photo of 10908 South Normal Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, as of Jul 2019. Accessed 15 Aug 2020. Copyrighted by Google (Google Maps/ Google Earth) but available for use here by non-exclusive, non-transferable license[4]
  9. Their home, not pictured here, was at 10908 South Normal Avenue. Note neighboring homes for reference.
  10. This photo was taken looking out and across the street from Oscar and Hilda's home at 10908 South Normal Avenue. For a 2019 view showing the same houses across the street (shown in the picture with Rollin and Joanie), click here.
  11. Christopher is the son of Ann's daughter, Joanie. This photo was taken about the date of his birth, 18 Apr 1963.
  12. The home of their daughter, Ann, pictured, was at 1105 East Jefferson, Fairfield, Iowa.
  13. Christopher Smart is the son of Ann's daughter, Joanie. This photo was taken at or about his third birthday, 18 Apr 1966, at Ann's home at 1105 East Jefferson, Fairfield, Iowa.
  14. Christopher is the son of Ann's daughter, Joanie. This photo was taken 4 Jun 1967, in front of Ann's home at 1105 East Jefferson, Fairfield, Iowa.




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