ElRay LaVar Christiansen

Male13 July 1897–2 December 1975

Brief Life History of ElRay LaVar

When ElRay LaVar Christiansen was born on 13 July 1897, in Mayfield, Sanpete, Utah, United States, his father, Parley Christiansen, was 39 and his mother, Dorthea Christine Jensen Scow, was 36. He married Lewella Ann Rees on 14 June 1922, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States in 1935 and Houston, Harris, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 2 December 1975, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

ElRay LaVar Christiansen
1897–1975
Lewella Ann Rees
1900–1976
Marriage: 14 June 1922
Frances Jean Christiansen
1923–1992
John Rees Christiansen
1927–2001

Sources (31)

  • Elroy Lavar Christiansen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Elray Lavar Christiansen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Elray Lavar Christiansen, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 June 1922Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 1

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    1899 · The Salt Palace Convention Center

    Age 2

    The original Salt Palace was built in 1899 and It stood on 900 South, between State Street and Main Street. The Salt Palace was a frame structure covered in large pieces of rock salt, which gave it its name. The Salt Palace was destroyed by fire on August 29, 1910 and was replaced by the Majestic Hall. This Hall only lasted for a while during the remodel of the Salt Palace. The Salt Palace served as the Olympic Media Center during the 2002 Winter Olympics. Salt Lake Comic Con has been held at the Salt Palace Convention Center since September 2013.

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

    Age 21

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Nels, Holger, Bent, Carsten, Lars, Per, Sven, Ejner, Johan, Jorgen.

    Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christian . In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the Norwegian and Danish variant Kristiansen .

    Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, or North German patronymic Christensen , a cognate of 1 above. Compare Christianson .

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

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