Merlin Clinton Christensen

6 March 1916–5 August 1969 (Age 53)
Thomas, Bingham, Idaho, United States

The Life Summary of Merlin Clinton

When Merlin Clinton Christensen was born on 6 March 1916, in Thomas, Bingham, Idaho, United States, his father, Hans C Christensen, was 32 and his mother, Minnie Catholeen Parsons, was 27. He married Ruth Elizabeth Smith on 13 September 1938, in Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1935 and Blackfoot Election Precinct 3, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 5 August 1969, in Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star, Alaska, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Riverside Thomas Cemetery, Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Merlin Clinton Christensen
Ruth Elizabeth Smith
Marriage: 13 September 1938
June Ruth Christensen
Connie Anne Christensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 September 1938Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
    1921 · One of The Oldest Coasters in the World
    Age 5
    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 15
    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    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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    How Merlin died

    "Merlin was working on the North slope of Alaska in 1969 during the construction of the Alaska pipeline. He was working way out in the "bush" in a camp. They worked 42 day shifts followed by a 7 day …

    Sources (32)

    • Merlin Clinton Christensen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Merlin Clinton Christensen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Merlin C Christensen, "Idaho, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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