Minnie Bishop Swan, well known resident summoned by death
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 26 Aug 1927, p. 9

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Mrs. Minnie Bishop Swan, a resident of Wilmette for more than fifteen years, died at the North Shore sanitarium, Saturday evening, August 20.

Mrs. Swan was the daughter of one of the first settlers in Neosho Falls, Kansas, where she spent her girlhood. Her grandfather came from New England to be one of the first Congregational ministers in Wisconsin, and it was from this state that her father moved to Kansas.

Very early in life her own mother passed away, leaving her daughter to be reared by in an, Mrs. Sarah Clark, and the girl's father. Life in Neosho Falls was made increasingly interesting by her uncle, Col. Nathaniel Goss, he noted ornithologist. Under his tutelage Minnie Bishop cultivated an intimate interest and knowledge of the birds and flowers of the Prairies of Kansas. She received her education from Washburn college and became engaged in musical pursuits upon her graduation. For many years she was actively interested in the music of the Congregational church in Nesho Falls.

Since coming to Wilmette Mrs. Swan has been an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Woman's club, the Tuesday club, and the First Congregational church.

She is survived by her husband, James Delos Swan Sr., and three children, James Delos, Jr., Martha, and Joseph.

Funeral services were held from the First Congregational church Tuesday, the Rev. William E. McCormack officiating. Burial was in Memorial park.

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Genealogical Resource
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Death notices
Date of Publication:
26 Aug 1927
Personal Name(s):
Clark, Sarah ; Goss, Nathaniel ; McCormack, William ; Swan, James ; Swan, Joseph ; Swan, Martha ; Swan, Minnie
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Minnie Bishop Swan, well known resident summoned by death