Philip Swanson

Karl Erik Filip Svensson was more commonly known as Philip Swanson, the site author’s paternal grandfather. His parents are Carl Simon and Emma Kristina Svensson.

Philip as a young man:philipswansonandbabyingrid

He was born in Barnarp, Jonkoping, Sweden on March 7th, 1905: psbc_clipped

And the Affidavit for Philip Swanson by Charles Otto Johnson is below: psa1_clippedpsa2_clipped

We recently received this image from Rune Boström, a cousin of Philip’s who resides in Sweden, of Charles Johnson:

Retouched - Charles Otto Johnson-Rune and Philip's uncle

Below are images from Philip’s Passport:

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On February 10th, 1934, Philip married Lydia Mattson.

Below you will find the Citizenship Certificate for Philip Swanson :pscit_clipped

Phil passed on in 1969, having worked his whole life as a furniture maker.  I will always recall his kind demeanor and his love.

A typed Bulletin from the Services for Phil :psbul_clipped

Phil Swanson Obit’s :psobits1_clipped