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Pauline R. Swanson

Pauline R. Swanson

Female 1925 - 2008

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  • Name  Pauline R. Swanson  [1
    Born  11 Mar 1925  Cameron, Warren County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Female 
    Non-line Spouse 
    • Pauline was first married to Oscar Davis in 1947. They ran a hardware store.

      Between her marriage to Oscar and to William Lett Brumm she had a child from an unknown partner. The child was put up for adoption.
    Census  1930  Ellison Township, Warren County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Pauline Swanson, daughter, female, white, age 5 1/12, single, could not read or write, born in Illinois, father's birthplace Illinois, mother's birthplace Illinois, state code: 61, occupation none
    High School  1943  Stronghurst, Henderson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Stronghurst High School 
    Residence  Jul 1977  West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Newspaper Article  15 Jul 1992  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The Hawk-Eye 
    • AUCTION
      SATURDAY, JULY 18 -10:00 a.m.
      314 VERNON
      WEST BURLINGTON, IOWA
      PRIMITIVES, OLD TOOLS AND COLLECTIBLES

      PRIMITIVES: Old crocks and jugs include bailed, pitcher, bowl and miniature; aluminum smoking bull dog; tin toy truck; sad Irons Include miniature; brass door ball; candle snuffers; hankie box; brass spring scale; cow bell; ice tongs; cast iron match safe and others; bill holder; child's ABC cloth book; butter paddle; hog scraper; spectacles; blanket pins; wood rolling pins and bowl; chalkware; shoe last; hay knives; milk box; bottle capper; orange crates; Hannibal Brewing Co. wood box and others; graniteware; nail keg; laundry bench; shell casings; harness bits and hanes (one w/brass ends); coat hooks; coffee tin; string holder; coal hod; machetes; brass pulls; cheese boxes; newspapers; floor grates; gas lamp parts; sharpening stones; tractor seats; sycthes; goose decoys; farm lantern; Fairbanks store scale; aluminum kettle; Mason jars; milk bottle and caps; wicker; washboards; curry brushes; Witte & Hiland adv. tins; collection bottle and can openers and other primitives. OLD TOOLS: STANLEY PLANES Include #78 and #140; other planes Include Stanley Bedrock, Arcadia #9540, Winscovllmanual, Qllghalst #7, Liberty Bell #76, block, line and miniature; STANLEY #66 draw knife, #61 folding rule, #84 rule and #3 & #102 levels; LARGE WRENCH COLLECTION Includes Roxco pipe, Speednut, Boos, Revonoc, R.S. & W. Co. monkey. Western, Cops, multi-purpose, Ford, alligator, Vixen, #14 Craftsman, Elipse fencing and many others (some w/wood handles); Marble Arms Co. hatchet w/safety shield; scribe; English level and rule; folding rules w/brass ends; handmade gun handle measuring knife; wood working tools; awls; buck saws; wood furniture clamps; Iron clamps; brass plum bob and many other old tools. COLLECTIBLES: Carpenter's chest w/gabled top; wood tool rack; Winchester gun oil; books; COKE crate and ice pick; records Include Edison; plastic clocks; Grisedleck Bros, beer picture; advertising thermometers; Mr. Peanut cup; Beam bottles; frames; baby spoons; perfume bottles; banks; old baby bottle; alabaster eggs; copper piggy bank and cookware; Drake Hardware piece; bell collection; belt buckles Include Case; letter openers; fountain pan; old cameras; modern carnival glass Includes pitcher w/glasses, butter, cream & sugar, hen on nest candy, compotes and candleholders; Imperial toothpick; Button & Daisy canoe; footed bowls; small pitchers; teapots; green ashtray; Tom & Jerry punch set; PLATES Include Limoges, Silesia, Bavaria, Austria and calendar blue cups & nut dish; Petal plate; pink footed dish; stemware; cruets; pink Dogwood; Cherry Blossom oval platters; green sherbets; salt & peppers; red pressed bowl and more. COINS Include 1894, 1901, & 1921 Silver Dollars, Eisenhower dollar, Kennedy halves, silver quarters, 1835 flying eagle quarter, Mercury & Roosevelt dimes, Jefferson nickels, wheat pennies, 1956, '60, '64, '68 & 7 0 proof sets, 1972, '76 & '81 mint sets, penny & nickel books - complete, $2 bill, $1 & $5 sliver certificates, bicentennial, 1976 Freedom America coins and more.

      FURNITURE & HOUSEHOLD

      FURNITURE: Primitive dresser; Merchant's desk; wood cabinets and blanket chest record cabinet valet cast Iron stand; swivel chair and rocker.

      HOUSEHOLD: Kirby vacuum w/attachments; window fan; wall clock; Corning Ware; figurines; vases; glass sets; rugs; many kitchen Items; radio; games; camp cots; lawn chairs; small grills; chimney brushes; car ramps and creeper; chain hoist hydraulic jack; sprayer; wheelbarrow; pruners; battery charger; grinding brush & motor on stand; three 2 drawer cabinets; door hardware; wood casters; tap and die sets; small pitcher pump; vise; grease guns; work bench on metal lags; tool boxes; socket sets; mitre box; butane torch; large assortment of nuts, bolts and screws; utility boxes full; pipe bender; shovels; potato fork; picks; malls; wood bits In box; brass & copper fittings; fence posts; wood step ladder; bushel tubs; yard fencing; base cabinet shelving; electrical supplies; flaring tool; c-clamps; post hole digger, pulleys; fishing poles, tackle, scale, reels and stools; cant hook; Remington 12" electric chain saw; lawnmowers include 20" Aircap and self-propelled Lawn Chief; Wards 3V4 hp garden tiller and a large assortment of other interesting items.

      PAULINE BRUMM, OWNER
      AUCTIONS BY SMITH
      "Your Extra Service Auctioneers"
      Paul and Dan Smith
      Food by DeFosses
    Auction...; Primitives, Old Tools And Collectibles
    Auction...; Primitives, Old Tools And Collectibles
    An ad for an auction held by Pauline R. (Swanson/Davis) Brumm of much of the stuff she and William Lett "Bill" Brumm had collected during their marriage.
    Residence  Mar 1994  West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Newspaper Article  7 Nov 1996  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    The Hawk-Eye 
    • THREE LOTS In Kossuth Cemetery, Mediapolis, Iowa, $400 each. Call Pauline Brumm 319-752-2900.
    Cemetery Lots and Monuments
    Cemetery Lots and Monuments
    A want ad listing three cemetery lots for sale by Pauline R. (Swanson/Davis) Brumm.
    Obituary  Jul 2008  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    the Lunning Funeral Chapel web site 
    • Pauline R. Brumm: March 11, 1925 - July 7, 2008

      -Friends May Call: Wednesday, July 9, 2008, from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. in Lunning Chapel

      -Family Visitation: Thursday, July 10, 2008, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. in Lunning Chapel

      -Funeral Service: Thursday, July 10, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. in Lunning Chapel
      The Reverend Jackie Bradford will officiate.

      -Interment: Kossuth Cemetery, Mediapolis, Iowa

      A memorial has been established for the American Red Cross Flood Relief.

      Pauline R. Brumm, 83, formerly of West Burlington died at 11:04 p.m. Monday, July 7, 2008, at Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville, Illinois.

      Born March 11, 1925, in Cameron, Illinois, she was the daughter of Emil and Katherine Jane Callister Swanson. In October 1947, she married Oscar Davis in Biggsville, Illinois, and in July 1972 she married William Brumm in Stronghurst, Illinois. Both her husbands preceded her in death.

      Mrs. Brumm was a 1943 graduate of Stronghurst High School and attended Brown's Business College.

      In the 1950's, she and her husband Oscar owned and operated a Coast-to-Coast Hardware Store in Carthage where they also sold Necchi sewing machines. Mrs. Brumm later worked at Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, was Deputy Circuit Clerk in Henderson County, worked at Stronghurst and Burlington banks, was secretary at J.I. Case Company and retired as a salesperson from Montgomery Ward.

      Mrs. Brumm was a member of West Burlington United Methodist Church and Ladies of the Moose. She was an accomplished seamstress.

      Survivors include her fiancé, Sam Piraino of Chillicothe, Illinois; one sister, Lois Hutson of Galesburg, Illinois; one niece, Nancy Leonard of Galesburg; two nephews, Gary Icenogle of Galesburg and Randy Icenogle of Phoenix, Arizona; and eight great nieces and nephews.

      Besides her husbands, her parents and sister Kathleen Jacobs preceded her in death.

      A memorial has been established for American Red Cross Flood Relief.
    Died  7 Jul 2008  Knoxville, Knox County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Obituary  10 Jul 2008  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Pauline R. Brumm, 83, of West Burlington died at 11:04 p.m. Monday, July 7, 2008, at Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville, Illinois.

      Born March 11, 1925, in Cameron, Illinois, she was the daughter of Emil and Katherine Jane Callister Swanson. In October 1947, she married Oscar Davis in Biggsville, Illinois. He died. In July 1972, she married William Brumm in Stronghurst, Illinois. He died.

      Mrs. Brumm owned and operated a Coast-to-Coast Hardware Store in Carthage, Illinois, with her first husband. She worked at Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, was deputy circuit clerk in Henderson County, worked at Stronghurst and Burlington banks, was secretary at J.I. Case Co. and retired as a salesperson from Montgomery Ward. She graduated from Stronghurst, Illinois, High School in 1943 and attended Brown's Business College. She was a member of West Burlington United Methodist Church and Ladies of the Moose. She enjoyed sewing.

      Survivors include her fiancé, Sam Piraino of Chillicothe, Illinois; one sister, Lois Hutson of Galesburg, Illinois; nieces and nephews.

      Besides her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.

      Visitation will be from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at Lunning Chapel in Burlington where the family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

      The funeral for Mrs. Brumm will be at 10:30 a.m. at Lunning Chapel with the Reverend Jackie Bradford officiating. Burial will be in Kossuth Cemetery.

      A memorial has been established for American Red Cross Flood Relief.
    U.S. Public Records Index 
    • Name: Pauline R. Brumm; Birth Date: 1925; Street address: 314 Vernon Street; City: West Burlington; County: Des Moines; State: Iowa; Zip Code: 52655; Phone Number: 319-752-2900; Record Number: 140329748
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Pauline R. Brumm; born: 11 March 1925; died: 7 July 2008 (V); last residence: 61401 (Galesburg, Knox, Illinois); last benefit: 61480 (Stronghurst, Henderson, Illinois); Social Security #: 336-20-4117; state where issued: Illinois
    Buried  10 Jul 2008  Kossuth Cemetery, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I52  All Families
    Last Modified  20 Mar 2014 

    Father  Emil Herman Swanson,   b. 6 Sep 1896, Kirkwood, Warren County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1977, Knox Manor Nursing Home, Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Katherine Jane "Dolly" Callister,   b. Apr 1897, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1950 
    Married  26 Jul 1918  Bushnell, McDonough County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 11
    Family ID  F7091  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Oscar Davis,   b. 10 Feb 1921, Mercer County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 2003, Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  19 Oct 1947  Methodist Church, Biggsville, Henderson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 12
    Divorced  Yes, date unknown 
    Marriage Announcement  20 Oct 1947  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • Wed Sunday

      Miss Pauline Swanson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Swanson, Biggsville, became the bride of Oscar Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Davis, of Aledo, in a 2:30 p.m. ceremony Sunday in the Biggsville Methodist church. The double ring service was read by the Reverend P.L. Powell, of Biggsville, before a setting of gladioli and chrysanthemums and lighted tapers.

      Miss Rosalie Maffitt, Biggsville, played the nuptial music, and accompanied Donald Gibb, Biggsville, who sang "Because" and "Always." The bride's attendants were her sisters, Mrs. Harold Icenogle, Galesburg, matron of honor, and Mrs. Ivan Jacobs, Biggsville, as bridesmaid, also Miss LaVesta Davis, Aledo, the bridegroom's sister, who was a bridesmaid. Gay Carlson, Oquawka, and Nadine Davis, Aledo, the bridegroom's sister[s] were ringbearer and flower girl, respectively. LaVern Davis, Aledo, was his brother's best man. Ivan Jacobs, Biggsville, and Harold Icenogle, Galesburg, ushered.

      A gown of white net over satin was worn by the bride. It was fashioned with a sweetheart neckline. Her fingertip veil was held by a tiara of white net, and she carried a corsage of white roses upon a white Bible, the bridegroom's gift. Mrs. Icenogle wore a gown of blue marquisette, styled with sweetheart neckline and a full skirt. Her shoulder-length veil was of blue net. She carried a colonial bouquet of pink flowers. The bridesmaids' gowns were of pink marquisette designed like the matron of honor's. Their bandeaux were pink net, and their flower, blue colonial bouquets. The ringbearer and flower girl were also dressed in blue, and wore matching bandeaux.

      A fuchsia dress was worn by the bride's mother, with black accessories. The bridegroom's mother was attired in black with accessories to match. Each wore a corsage of white carnations.

      A 4-tiered bride's cake with bridal couple decorations centered the bridal table at the reception held in Mudd's chapel. Those assisting were Mrs. William Johnson, Roseville; Mrs. Ivan Lindley, Mrs. Robert Martin, Monmouth; Mrs. Ralph McGinnes, Mrs. Wilma Hartman, and Miss Wanda Hartman, Biggsville.

      A corsage of white roses accented the bride's going-away suite of brown, and her matching accessories. After their trip through southern states, Mr. and Mrs. Davis will be at home October 27, at 308 East 5th street, in Aledo.

      Mr. Davis, who is a graduate of Reynolds high school, is employed as a clerk in the Brown-Lynch-Scott Company store in Aledo. He served 3 years in the U.S. marines. A graduate of Stronghurst high school, Mrs. Davis attended Brown's Business college in Galesburg, and has been employed at the IOP as a secretary, and for the past year and a half in the circuit clerk's office in Oquawka.

      Guests at their wedding came from Aledo, Monmouth, Manteno, Lynn Center, Macomb, Abington, and Roseville, Illinois; Burlington, Muscatine, LeClaire, Iowa; Gary, Indiana, and Hannibal, Missouri.
    Marriage Documentation
    Wed Sunday
    Wed Sunday
    The marriage announcement of Pauline R. Swanson and Oscar Davis. They were married October 19, 1947, in Biggsville, Illinois.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F16043  Group Sheet

    Family 2  William Lett "Bill" Brumm,   b. 5 Mar 1921, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1986, Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Announcement  Jul 1972  [13
    • Pauline Swanson, Burlington, became the bride of William L. Brumm, West Burlington, July 15 at the home of Mr. and Mrs Ivan Jacobs, Stronghurst, Illinois.

      Mrs. Kathleen Jacobs, Stronghurst, sister of the bride, and Dennis Brumm, Ames, son of the bridgroom, were the couple's attendants.

      The bride wore a street-length, beige dress with blue accessories, and her attendant wore a blue dress. Each had an orchid corsage.

      Miss Swanson is the daughter of Emil Swanson, Biggsville, Illinois. Mr. Brumm is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Brumm, Mediapolis.

      After a short trip, Mr. and Mrs. Brumm are at home at 207˝ Broadway, West Burlington.
    Married  15 Jul 1972  Stronghurst, Henderson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Marriage Fact 
    • Their wedding was at the home of Ivan Jacobs, Pauline (Swanson) Brumm's brother-in-law.
    Photos

    » Slide Show
    The Marriage Photograph of William Lett and Pauline R. (Swanson/Davis) Brumm
    The Marriage Photograph of William Lett and Pauline R. (Swanson/Davis) Brumm
    This was taken at Pauline's sister's home in Stronghurst, Illinois.
    The Marriage of William Lett "Bill" Brumm and Pauline R. (Swanson) Davis
    Bill and Pauline Brumm were married July 15, 1972, in Stronghurst, Illinois, at the home of Pauline's sister and brother-in-law, Ivan G. and Kathleen I. "Kathy" (Swanson) Jacobs. The wedding party consisted of those four people and myself, Dennis William Brumm. I was living in Ames, Iowa, at the time. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Bill and Pauline Brumm at the Japanese Tea Garden
    Bill and Pauline Brumm at the Japanese Tea Garden
    This photograph was taken when my father and step-mother were visiting me in San Francisco
    Bill and Pauline Brumm
    Bill and Pauline Brumm
    Sitting on the couch in their home in West Burlington, Iowa, are William Lett "Bill" and Pauline R. (Swanson/Davis) Brumm
    Pussy Willows and Antique Rusty Irons at the Home of Pauline and Bill Brumm
    Pussy Willows and Antique Rusty Irons at the Home of Pauline and Bill Brumm
    During the course of their marriage, Pauline R. (Swanson/Davis) Brumm, and William Lett "Bill" Brumm, enjoyed collecting old things at estate and garage sales. At times their house had an amazing amount of "stuff" in it, from many eras and of many genres. This was an antique irons display.
    Marriage Documentation
    The Marriage Announcement of William Lett 'Bill' Brumm and Pauline R. (Swanson) Davis
    The Marriage Announcement of William Lett "Bill" Brumm and Pauline R. (Swanson) Davis
    Bill and Pauline were married July 15, 1972, at the home of Mr. and Mrs Ivan Jacobs, Stronghurst, Henderson County, Illinois.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F2  Group Sheet

  • Photos

    » Slide Show
    Pauline R. (Swanson/Davis) Brumm
    Pauline R. (Swanson/Davis) Brumm
    Pauline Swanson was the second wife of William Lett "Bill" Brumm. She was the youngest of three daughters of Emil Herman and Katherine Jane "Katie" (Callister) Brumm. She married Oscar Davis (1921-2003) and they managed a hardware store in Stronghurst, Illinois. They later divorced. She married Bill Brumm July 15, 1972.
    Pauline R. (Swanson) Davis
    Pauline R. (Swanson) Davis
    The marriage photograph of Pauline R. Davis, taken in 1947.
    Pauline R. (Swanson/Davis) Brumm By the Family Car
    Pauline R. (Swanson/Davis) Brumm By the Family Car
    Taken the same morning as another photograph of this car with my father, this was my stepmother, Pauline Brumm, in about 1983.
    Pauline R. (Swanson/Davis) Brumm at Burlington Medical Center
    Pauline R. (Swanson/Davis) Brumm at Burlington Medical Center
    This is a photograph of my stepmother, Pauline Brumm, during my father's illness before his death. She maintained a steady vigil in Burlington Hospital (Burlington Medical Center) for about 5 months.

  • Sources 
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    2. [S5352] Brumm, Pauline R. (Swanson/Davis) - Obituary (Hawk Eye), (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, Thursday, July 10, 2008; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Ellison Township, Warren County, Illinois; enumeration district: 94-3, supervisor's district: 12; sheet number: 1A, page number: 16; enumeration date: April 2, 1930

    4. [S2850] Swanson, Emil Herman - Obituary (Burlington Hawk Eye), (originally published in The Hawk-Eye, page 10, July 8, 1977; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S8021] Brumm, Pauline R. (Swanson/Davis) - Public Auction, (originally published in The Hawk-Eye, page 7B, July 15, 1992; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S2854] Jacobs, Kathleen I. "Kathy" (Swanson) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk-Eye, page 7A, March 7, 1994; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S8022] Brumm, Pauline R. (Swanson/Davis) - Sale of Cemetery Lots, (originally published in The Hawk-Eye, page 8B, November 7, 1996; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S8023] Brumm, Pauline R. (Swanson/Davis) - Obituary (Lunning Funeral Chapel), (originally published at the Lunning Funeral Chapel web site, July 2008; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S71] U.S. Public Records Index (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S2851] Swanson, Emil Herman - Obituary (Galesburg Register-Mail), (originally published in the Galesburg Register-Mail, page 7, July 8, 1977; Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois) (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S5351] Swanson, Pauline R. and Oscar Davis - Marriage Announcement, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 6, Monday, October 20, 1947; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S11] Brumm, William Lett "Bill" and Pauline R. Swanson - Marriage Announcement, (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, probably The Hawk Eye, July 1972; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S12] Brumm, William Lett "Bill" - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 16, May 13, 1986; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).