CHARLES ROBERT SWANQUIST

B. July 8, 1912 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
D. 1964
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  • Father: William Ivan Swanquist born 1880 in Stockholm, Sweden; married Charlotte “Lottie” Seynemeier on October 1, 1904 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; William died in 1961; buried in Eden Memorial Park, Schiller Park, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Sunday, September 26, 1954, page 180:

“ROUND LAKE COUPLE TO MARK 50TH YEAR WITH DINNER FRIDAY – Mr. and Mrs. William Swanquist, Round Lake, will celebrate their golden wedding Friday with a dinner and reception Austin Fine Arts club, 80 N. Parkside av.  Present at the festivities will their daughter, Mrs. Alice Teed, Elmhurst, and a son, Charles, 6003 Henderson st. and four grandchildren.  Swanquist retired as a forge department foreman from International Harvester company where he was employed 38 years.  Before moving to Round Lake, the Swanquists made their home on the northwest side.”

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Monday, December 11, 1961, page 77:

“Swanquist – William I. Swanquist, beloved husband of Charlotte, nee Seynemeier; dear father of Alice Teed, Charles, and the late Vern; fond grandfather of four; two great-grandchildren; brother of Laura Hansen, Walter, Carrie Bril, and the late Lula Buchmann, Anna Raymond, and Helma Nelson.  Services Monday, Dec. 11, 2:30 p. m., at Matz Funeral Home, 3440 N. Central avenue.  Interment Eden.”

  • Mother: Charlotte “Lottie” (Seynemeier) Swanquist born December 22, 1883 in Auburn, Cayuga County, NY; Charlotte died June 1963; buried in Eden Memorial Park, Schiller Park, Cook County, IL; According to the Daily Herald (Chicago IL) Thursday, June 27, 1963, page 156:

“Charlotte Swanquist – Services for Charlotte Swanquist, 79, of 3 N 571 Central Court Addison, were held Hune 22 in the Richert and Son Chapel in Addison, with interment in Eden Cemetery in Schiller Park.  She was born in Auburn, N Y Dec. 22, 1883 and died in Elmhurst Memorial Hospital June 19.  Her husband, Willia, preceded her in death in 1961.  Also one son, one brother and one sister.  She leaves one son, Charles of Round Lake, one daughter, Alice Teed of Addison; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, one brother, Charles Seynemeier; and two sisters: Caroline Hohnsen of McHenry and Frances Johnson of Elmhurst.”

  • Wife 1: Winifred L. (Pike) Swanquist born about 1914 in Illinois, daughter of Melvin Pike and Clara (Walder) Pike; married (1) Charles R. Swanquist on November 9, 1937 in Cook County, IL; married (2) George Stallsmith; Winifred died January 1995; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Thursday, January 19, 1995, page 120:

“STALLSMITH – Winifred L. Stallsmith, nee Pike, 81, of Chicago, beloved wife of the late George; loving mother of Joyce (the late Wilbur) Ruther and Susan (the late Richard) Sennot; dearest grandmatoher of James (Mary) Pauling, Catherine (Martin) Hernet and Pamela (Tom) Siska; great-grandmother of Christopher, Ashley and Sarah; fond sister of Melvin Pike.  Visitation 3 to 0 p.m. Thursday at Humes Funeral Home, 320 W. Lake St., Addition, (2 mi. W. of 83, 2 me E. of 53).  Lying in state Friday, 10 a.m. until time of funeral service 11 a.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 9920 W. Grand Ave., Franklin Park.  Private interment Acacia Park.  708-628-8808.”

  • Wife 2: Lillian Selma (Hoffmeier) Swanquist born December 2, 1917 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL, daughter of George D. Hoffmeier and Emma W. Hoffmeier; Lillian was previously married to Harvey Kuehl; Lillian died October 31, 2001 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Lillian Selma (Hoffmeier) Swanquist buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children:
    1. Joyce A. (Swanquist) Ruther, born about 1939 in Illinois; married Wilbur “Bill” F. Ruther (1923-1994) son of Wilbur Ruther Sr. and Catherine E. (Lauer) Ruther; Wilbur is buried in Mount Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst, DuPage County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Thursday, January 6, 1994, page 175:

“RUTHER – Wilbur “Bill” Ruther, 70, of Addison, beloved husband of Joyce, nee Swanquist; loving father of Catherine (Martin) Hernet.  Funeral service Friday, 10:30 a.m. at Humes Funeral Home, 320 W. Lake St., Addison.  Interment Mount Emblem.  Visitation 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday. 708-628-8808.”

  1. Susan (Swanquist) Sennot; married Richard Craig Sennot (1941-1982) son of Frank Sennot and Rosella (Ring) Sennot, Richard is buried in Windridge Memorial Park and Nature Sanctuary, Cary, McHenry County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Wednesday, December 29, 1982, page 21:

“SENNOT – Richard C. Sennot of Hoffman Estates, dear husband of Susan, nee Swanquist; father of James and Pamela; dear son of Frank and Rosella Sennot; brother of Ralph Sennot.  Visitation at the Kahle-Moore Funeral home, Route 14 and Silver Lake Road, Cary, from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cancer Society.  Interment Windridge Cemetery.  639-3817.”

  • Siblings:
    • LaVerne “Vern” William Swanquist born November 15, 1906 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Helene Koepke; LaVerne died January 1948; buried in Mount Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst, DuPage County, IL; According to Chicago Daily News (Chicago IL) Monday, Jan 19, 1948, page 25:

“SWANQUIST – Vern Swanquist, dearly beloved husband of Helene, nee Koepke, loving father of Lois, fond son of William and Charlotte, brother of Alice Teed and Charles Swanquist.  Resting at funeral home 7600 W. Grand Av., at the Circle.  Funeral Tuesday Jan. 20 at 2 p.m.  Burial Mt. Emblem Cemetery.  Mer.1111 or Gladstone 31726.”

    • Alice Francis (Swanquist) Teed born May 13, 1910 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Robert Wilton Teed (1910-1995); Alice died May 24, 2000 in Lake Zurick, Lake County, IL; Alice and Robert are buried in Eden Memorial Park, Schiller Park, Cook County, IL; According to the Daily Herald (Arlington Heights IL) May 26, 2000, page 10:

“Alice Francis Teed of Palatine
   Funeral services for Alice Francis Teed, 90, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Wheaton, with the Rev. Ronald Teed officiating.
   Born May 13, 1910 in Chicago, she died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, at Lexington Health Care Center in Lake Zurich.  Interment will be in Eden Memorial Park Cemetery, Schiller Park, following the services.
   Mrs. Teed had been employed by Union Oil Company as a key punch operator.
   Surviving are her son, Ronald Teed of Wheaton; and grandchildren, Barbara, Greg, Mark, Zachary, Jacob, Sarah and Hannah.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Teed.
   Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.
   Memorials may be directed to Moody Bible Institute, c/o the Rev. Ronald Teed, 26 W 321 Menomini Drive, Wheaton, IL 60187.
   Family and friends may sign a guestbook at www.legacy.com.
   For information, (630) 668-0027.”

Additional Information:

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for City of Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 1549 Diversy Parkway, the household members were: William Swanquist, head, age 39, married, immigrated in 1882, born in Sweden, parents born in Sweden, occupation: machine hard – farm implement factory; Lottie Swanquist, wife, age 36, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, occupation: piler – iron foundry; LaVerne, son, age 13, single, born in Illinois, Alice Swanquist, daughter, age 9, single, born in Illinois; Charley, Swanquist, son, age 7, single, born in Illinois

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 5242 Oakdale Avenue, the household members were: William Swanquist, head, age 49, married at age 24, born in Sweden, parents born in Sweden, immigrated in 1882, occupation: clerk – railroad office; Charlotte Swanquist, wife, age 46, married at age 21, born in New York, parents born in Germany; Vern Swanquist, son, age 23, single, born in Illinois, occupation: assistant foreman – brass hardware factory; Alice Swanquist, daughter, age 19, single, born in Illinois, occupation: key punch operator – railroad office; Charles Swanquist, son, age 17, single, born in Illinois, occupation: cabinet maker – wood work factory.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 5242 Oakdale Avenue, the household members were: William I. Swanquist, head, age 59, married, highest grade completed: 7, born in Sweden, lived in same house in 1935; Charlott Swanquist, wife, age 56, married, highest grade completed: 7, born in New York, lived in same house in 1935; Roberts W. Teed, son in law, age 29, married, highest grade completed: H-2, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: assembler – machine shop; Alice A. Teed, daughter, age 29, highest grade completed: H-4, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: key punch operator – steam railroad; Charles R. Swanquist, son, age 26, married, highest grade completed: H-4, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: pattern maker – foundry; Winifred L. Swanquist, daughter in law, age 26, married, highest grade completed: H-1, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935; Joyce A. Swanquist, grand daughter, age 1, single, born in Illinois.

According to the U.S. World War II Draft Cards young Men, 1940-1947:

“Name: Charles Robert Swanquist; Address: 5242 Oakdale, Chicago, Cook County, IL; Telephone: Avenue 7186; Age in Years: 28; Date of Birth: July 8, 1912; Place of Birth: Chicago, Ill; County of Citizenship: U.S.A.; Name of Person who will Always know your Address: Mrs. Charles R. Swanquist; Relationship of that Person: Wife; Address of That Person: 5242 Oakdale, Chicago, Cook County, ILL; Employer’s Name: Illinois Malleable Iron Co.; Place of Employment: 1801 Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, Cook County, ILL; Race: White; Height: 5′ 11″; Weight: 160; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Blonde; Complexion: Light; Other obvious physical characteristics: glasses; Signed: Oct. 16, 1940”