Wallace Swanson
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Wallace Kenneth Swanson (1905 - 1987)

Wallace Kenneth "Wally" Swanson
Born in Brainerd, Crow Wing Co., Minnesota, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of [private wife (1900s - 2000s)]
Descendants descendants
Father of , , , [private daughter (1930s - unknown)] and
Died in Pontiac, Oakland Co., Michigan, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 24 Mar 2013
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In 1942, Wally was a key organizer of the “Write a Fighter Club” of General Motors during WW2. Members of the club wrote to men from the shop serving in the armed services. Letters received from the following men were found in Wally’s papers. (See the photo of a news article entitled Fighter Writers attached to this profile.)

Nestor L. Capogna
Albert J. Chapman
Lauren M. Davis, 447th Bomber Group, USAAA
Albert Deweese
Harold Leo Hedges, WT3C, USS Pavlic, USN
Brad E. Jones
Cecil G. McQuay, 125th Infantry Regiment

50th anniversary party article, August 16, 1977. [1]



"United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K4PS-MVM : accessed 20 Aug 2013), Wallace Swanson, 1940.

Brainerd, Crow Wing, Minnesota, "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X3Z9-LZ1 : accessed 20 Jun 2013), Wallace K Swanson, 1930

Crow Wing, Minnesota, "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWY7-V86 : accessed 20 Jun 2013), Wallace Swanson in entry for Martin Swanson, 1920.

Brainerd Ward 5, Crow Wing, Minnesota, "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M2LL-Q2V : accessed 20 Jun 2013), Wallace K Swanson in entry for Martin Swanson, 1910.


License Notice[2]

A marriage license was issued to Wallace K. Swanson of Brainerd and Ella Brooks of St. Cloud. -- St. Cloud Journal Press

Marriage Announcement[3]

Miss Ella Brooks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Brooks, 10th Ave. N.E., became the bride of Wallace Swanson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Swanson, 706 South Ninth Street, Saturday at St. Cloud. The wedding took place at the Lutheran Church and Rev. Rindahl officiated. The young couple were attended by Mrs. Rindahl and the bride's brother William Brooks.
Miss Brooks is well known in Brainerd and graduated from Brainerd High School last year. The groom is employed in the Bridgeman-Russell cream station.
They spent their honeymoon in Minneapolis and will make their home in Brainerd.


Burial: North Farmington Cemetery, Farmington, Oakland County, Michigan, USA, Plot: 8-005A-5, Find A Grave: Memorial #101413525

"United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JRPK-T4Z : accessed 20 Aug 2013), Wallace Swanson, July 1987.


  1. The Escanaba Daily Press, page 6, August 16, 1977, Escanaba, Michigan, http://www.newspapers.com/clip/1472615//
  2. Brainerd Daily Dispatch, page 2, October 4, 1927, http://www.newspapers.com/clip/1342980//
  3. Brainerd Daily Dispatch, page 2, October 4, 1927, http://www.newspapers.com/clip/1343015//


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