Ross Swanson has created a new web in honor of his Grandfather Salomon Swanson,
a Swedish Immigrant to St. Cloud, Minnesota.

http://www.saintcloudgranite.com/

Silverdale and the Rude Family
Pictures by Ross Swanson


Ross is the son of Arthur
79,1996 & Marion 77,1997 (Rude) Swanson
His Aunt Violet, Rude, Novak, Hall owns the Greaney Store,
His Aunt Ellen, Rude, Johnson lives at the Spectrum Apartments in Cook
His Uncle Nels (Joyce Laine) Rude passed away in 1999.






























 

Celina and Silverdale School Students
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2011
Subject: School Photos from Celina & Silverdale

 

Hi Don…

 

The Celina & Silverdale School photos I sent you two weeks ago have drawn so much response that I have been encouraged to go through my mother’s photo album one more time and I have put together another dozen photos – many of them with names – for the enjoyment of your readers.

 

I am planning on coming Up Nort later this summer, and Violet (Rude) Hall has promised that she will share her photo album with me…so there may even be some additional photos to share with you in the Fall.

 

I also appreciate you posting my website address.  I originally formatted the website for wide-screen monitors, but I have now reformatted the website so it will fit on regular-size monitors for easier viewing.

 

Warm Regards,

 

Ross Swanson

 

 
Sent: Saturday, May 07, 2011
Subject: School Photos from Celina & Silverdale

Hello Don: 

Here are four photos from 1926 – 1936 of the Celina School and the Silverdale School.  I have added the names that were anointed on Marion (Rude) Swanson’s photo album, and I apologize ahead of time for any spelling errors.  Most of people in the photos are no longer living – although I understand that Clara Dahl is very much alive at the age of 90+.  I suspect there will be second and third generation people who will recognize the names, if not the faces.

Regards, 

Ross Swanson

Redding, CA

Ross is a nephew of Violet Rude Hall 

 






Ross Swanson of Redding, California visited his Aunt Vi Hall of Greaney last month to research his family history. His mother Marion was a sister to Vi and they were raised on a large farm in Silverdale. Ross had sent me a number of e-mails this past year and he created a very nice Birthday Card for his Aunt Vi which we posted on the web site. He also created an interesting Newspaper format about us being "Twins". I wish I had the talent and the computer program to create such things for the Cook web site. 

Below find the articles based upon his impressions of what he had observed this summer in Silverdale. .




Check out more pictures of Silverdale


Ross Swanson visits his Aunt Vi Hall

August 15, 2011, my wife Muriel and I joined Ross Swanson and his Aunt Vi Hall for breakfast at the Montana Cafe.  Ross had sent me a number of e-mails this past year. He created a very nice Birthday Card for his Aunt Vi which we posted on the web site. He also created an interesting Newspaper format about us being "Twins". I wish I had the talent and the computer program to create such things for the Cook web site. But at this time I have about all I can do just to maintain the web site in the simple form.

Ross lives in Redding, California. His Aunt Vi (Violet Rude, Novak) Hall lives in downtown Greaney. She has operated Vi's Store for the past 55 years. Vi is the daughter of Chris 79,1964 & Gunild 72,1965 Rude of Silverdale. Her older sister Marion (Ross' mother) passed away in 1997. Her brother Nels (Joyce) Rude died in 1999. Vi's sister Ellen (Donald 82,2002) Johnson lives at the Spectrum Apartments in Cook. Ross' cousins in the Cook-Orr area are Cheryl McCormick, Diane (Dale) Long and Dale (Tammy 47,2008) Johnson.

Ross has led an interesting and fulfilling life as a Project Manager of some large commercial projects. One being the restoration of the Queen Mary which is now at Long Beach, California. Muriel & I stayed over night on the Queen Mary which is now a Hotel. He also was involved in the MGM Grand Hotel in Reno, Nevada.  He had not been back to visit his Aunts Vi and Ellen in many years and he wanted to touch base with his history.
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Vi, Ross and yours truly at the Montana Cafe

Check Ross' web site; http://www.rossswanson.com/

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