Lowell James Christensen

11 November 1918–July 2011 (Age 92)
Moore, Butte, Idaho, United States

The Life of Lowell James

When Lowell James Christensen was born on 11 November 1918, in Moore, Butte, Idaho, United States, his father, James Elinus Christensen, was 25 and his mother, Lillie Althea Jeppesen, was 25. He married Beth Nielsen on 9 November 1941, in Clark, Nevada, United States. He lived in Utah, United States for about 5 years. He registered for military service in 1944. He died in July 2011, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Lowell James Christensen
1918–2011
Beth Nielsen
1920–2001
Marriage: 9 November 1941

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 November 1941
Clark, Nevada, United States

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1920 · Farr Better Ice Cream

Age 2

The Farr Better Ice Cream Shop started as an ice harvesting business and became the first ice plant in a five state area. In March 1929 the ice plant started making its first ice cream with the original three flavors. The ice cream shop is one of the oldest continually operating ice cream shops in America.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 26

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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Story Highlight

55 MPH!

Lowell is my grandfather. In 1994, a few weeks before my wife and I were to be married, I needed a truck to move some furniture from her parent's home in Salina to our new apartment in Salt Lake City …

Sources (3)

  • Lowell James Christensen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Lowell James Christensen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Lowell James Christensen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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