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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Swante Palm Born Today

Swante Palm was born today in Sweden, as Swante Magnus Swenson, February  24 (actual life dates 1816-1896) and came to Texas in 1838.  He became a major planter and rancher (SMS brand), operated an immigration service, a mercantile business, and a financial house, served as a public official, promoted the Unionist cause, and seriously boosted UT's library with donation.  Swante Palm was a truly magnificent person.
Palm Library Historical Marker  by elkit
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Swante Palm was born Swante Andersson, younger brother of Margreta Andersdotter. Margreta was married to Sven Israelsson and the mother of Swante Magnus Swenson. Margreta was also the mother of Anna Catherine Swenson Dyer, my great-greatgrandmother.