Merle Christensen

23 April 1922–25 December 2000 (Age 78)
Shelley, Bingham, Idaho, United States

The Life of Merle

When Merle Christensen was born on 23 April 1922, in Shelley, Bingham, Idaho, United States, her father, Erastus Milton Christensen, was 32 and her mother, Cora Myrtle Monson, was 32. She married Wendell K Young on 10 May 1943, in Logan Utah Temple, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. She lived in Utah, United States in 1935 and World in 1940. She died on 25 December 2000, in Rupert, Minidoka, Idaho, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Minidoka Acequia Rupert Cemetery, Rupert, Minidoka, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wendell K Young
1919–2000
Merle Christensen
1922–2000
Marriage: 10 May 1943

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 May 1943
Logan Utah Temple, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · The Last Indian War

Age 1

The Posey War was to be considered the final Indian War in American history. It was a minor conflict, but it involved a mass exodus of Ute and Paiute from their land around current day Bluff, Utah. The natives were led by a chief named Posey, hence the name, who took his people into the mountains to try and escape his pursuers. The war ended after a skirmish at Comb Ridge. Posey was badly wounded, and his band was taken to a prisoner-of-war camp in Blanding. When Posey's death was confirmed by the authorities, the prisoners were released and given land allotments to farm and raise livestock.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Merle Christinsen Young in household of Wendell K Young, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Merle Christinsen Young in household of Wendell K. Young, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Merle Christensen in household of Erastus Milton Christensen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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