Afton Christensen

28 February 1917–12 May 2006 (Age 89)
Sugar City, Madison, Idaho, United States

The Life Summary of Afton

When Afton Christensen was born on 28 February 1917, in Sugar City, Madison, Idaho, United States, her father, Nels Ezra Christensen, was 23 and her mother, Violet Christina Olsen, was 22. She married Delmer Edward Broadhead on 2 November 1956, in Cardston, Alberta, Canada. She lived in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada in 1926 and Utah, United States in 1935. She died on 12 May 2006, in Medicine Hat, Cypress, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 89, and was buried in Raymond, Warner, Alberta, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Delmer Edward Broadhead
Afton Christensen
Marriage: 2 November 1956

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 November 1956Cardston, Alberta, Canada
  • Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War
    Age 1
    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
    1921 · One of The Oldest Coasters in the World
    Age 4
    Utah is home to one of the oldest coasters in the world that is still operational. The Roller Coaster, at Lagoon Amusement park, is listed number 5.
    Age 24
    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Bent, Anders, Thor, Jorgen, Nils, Einer, Viggo, Folmer.Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen . In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the especially Danish and Norwegian variant Kristensen . Compare Christenson and Christianson .

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Afton Christensen in household of Nels Ezra Christensen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Afton Chrirstensen in household of Nels Ezra Christensen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Afton Christensen - Individual or family possessions: death: 12 May 2006; Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

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