Swanson Sisters Get Together After Twenty Years


from The Malakoff News
Friday, May 10, 1957

The home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Noble in Corsicana was the scene of a gathering of Mrs. Noble’s seven sisters and their husbands for dinner on Sunday, April 21, 1957.

The eight sisters are daughters of the late Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Swanson, pioneer residents of Malakoff.  They were all born and reared in Malakoff and attended the Malakoff public schools.

This occasion had a special significance since it was the first time the sisters had been together since 1937 and in honor of the reunion, the above picture and colored movies were made during the afternoon.

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The above group picture is that of the eight daughters of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tom J. Swanson, who were all together recently for the first time since 1937.  Standing left to right, they are: Mrs. Don DePuy of Milford; Mrs. W. W. Jackson, Malakoff; Mrs. Monta Miles, Kerens; Mrs. Geo. F. Brooks, Temple; Mrs. Sue Mosshart, Houston; and Mrs. J. H. Noble, Corsicana.  Seated are Mrs. Ann Dillard and Mrs. Emma V. Ackerman, both of Fort Worth.

Standing from left to right in the picture, they will be remembered here as Josephine, Cordie, Cecil, Aline, Sue and Grace.  Seated are Ann and Emma V.

The picture was taken in the living room of Mrs. Noble’s home.  The oil portrait in the picture is of Mrs. Fred (Tommy Jean) Maisel, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Noble.

In the afternoon, the family was joined by Dr. and Mrs. Bill G. Brooks of Ft. Worth, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Brooks; and Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Jackson and Janice and W. L., Jr.  Mr. Jackson is a son of the W. W. Jacksons of Malakoff.

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2 thoughts on “Swanson Sisters Get Together After Twenty Years

  1. Thanks for this, Britt. They were quite a bunch – shy and retiring would NOT describe them. When they would get together for family reunions, things got quite lively, and not in a good way. They obviously had never heard, or chose to ignore, the adage that politics and religion were off limits. My grandmother was the oldest and, after she died, the rest seemed to fall like dominoes. My aunt Grace had a problem with the portrait on the wall of her daughter, Tommie Jean. She thought that the dress was too low-cut and wanted the photographer to paint it higher.

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  2. Thank you for posting, Britt. It brings back a lot of childhood memories with my grandmother especially, but also Aunt Josephine and Aunt Grace. I remember the wonderful fishing excursions James and I had with Grandmother, Grandaddy, Aunt Grace and Uncle Johnny. Good times!

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