James Christian Knudsen

5 January 1871–9 December 1929 (Age 58)
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of James Christian

When James Christian Knudsen was born on 5 January 1871, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Jens Knudsen, was 39 and his mother, Eda Kirstine JORGENSEN OR NIELSEN, was 15. He married Emma John on 26 September 1900, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 9 December 1929, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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James Christian Knudsen
Emma John
Marriage: 26 September 1900
James Clyde Knudsen
Ida Knudsen
Jennie Knudsen
Ruth Knudsen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 September 1900Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 1
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
    1872 · The Amnesty Act
    Age 1
    A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 19
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Knud, Niels, Holger, Jorgen, Ove, Alf, Alfhild, Anders, Baard, Berger, Einer.Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the Danish personal name Knud, derived from Old Norse Knútr meaning ‘knot’. Knud was a Danish royal name, Latinized as Canutus.

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

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    Sources (33)

    • J C Knudson in entry for Unknown, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • James Knudson in household of Jesse Hainwaring, "United States Census, 1910"
    • <Unknown>, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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