1897: Obit-Francis Marion Swanson, sp/o Martha Jane (Burney) Swanson
Death of Judge F.M. Swanson.
Monticello, Ga., Jan. 11.- Judge F.M. Swanson, ordinary of this county, died this afternoon at his home in this place. He had been confined to his bed only about eight days with the grip and bronchial infection. Judge Swanson has held the office of ordinary for many years and was much loved and respected by the people of this county and his friends were all of those who knew him. His kindly words to all were indicative of his largeness of heart, and it is the belief of one and all that a truly good man has gone. He was a consistent member of the Baptist church of this place and was one of the pillars of that Christian institution. Every citizen of this county mourns the death of this upright man.
Source: The Macon Telegraph, Macon, Georgia, Tuesday Morning, January 12, 1897; Pg. 2