Gertrude Anena Sorensen

1 January 1880–3 June 1976 (Age 96)
Shelby, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Gertrude Anena

When Gertrude Anena Sorensen was born on 1 January 1880, in Shelby, Iowa, United States, her father, Peter C. Sorensen, was 30 and her mother, Marie Kirstine Hansen, was 34. She married Chris Morris Christensen on 14 April 1904, in Shelby, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Harlan, Shelby, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Rapid City, Pennington, South Dakota, United States for about 15 years. She died on 3 June 1976, in Albert Lea, Freeborn, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Harlan, Shelby, Iowa, United States.

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Chris Morris Christensen
Gertrude Anena Sorensen
Marriage: 14 April 1904
Miriam Geraldine Christensen
Dwight Evans Christensen
Lowell L Christensen
Fauneil Marguerite Christensen

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  • Marriage
    14 April 1904Shelby, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 1
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1884 · There is now a Capital Building
    Age 4
    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 26
    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Per, Viggo, Einer, Lars, Morten, Bent, Holger, Jorgen, Knud.Danish and Norwegian (Sørensen): patronymic from the personal name Søren, Danish form of Latin Severinus (see Severin ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (21)

    • Gertrude Christensen, "South Dakota State Census, 1935"
    • Gertrude A Sorensen in entry for Unknown, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
    • Gertrude A Christinsen, "United States Census, 1930"

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