Laura Isabelle Astle

9 July 1900–20 January 1979 (Age 78)
Grover, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States

The Life Summary of Laura Isabelle

When Laura Isabelle Astle was born on 9 July 1900, in Grover, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States, her father, Richard Thomas Astle, was 28 and her mother, Henrietta Jensen, was 24. She married Sofus Martin Christensen on 17 January 1934, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Utah, United States in 1935 and South Bountiful Election Precinct, Davis, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 20 January 1979, 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

Sofus Martin Christensen
1899–1970
Laura Isabelle Astle
1900–1979
Marriage: 17 January 1934
Joel Christensen
1935–1935
Leon Howard Christensen
1937–1939

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 January 1934Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
    Age 1
    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
    1902 · The Utah Governor's Mansion
    Age 2
    Built in 1902, the Utah Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Utah and their family. The mansion was built using the finest materials by the finest craftsmen available, resulting in a quality and style like that of Eastern mansions. From 1957 to 1977, the Utah Historical Society occupied the mansion as a library, museum, and office space. In 1977, the residence underwent extensive renovations and was again reopened in 1980. In December 1993, a fire destroyed much of the mansion but, after another restoration, the historic building was restored to its original design with upgrades in case of another disaster threatened the home. It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 23
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire called Astle, from Old English ēast ‘east’ + hyll ‘hill’. There may also have been some confusion with Asthall and Astley . Or occasionally this may be a topographic name denoting residence on an ‘east hill’ (from Middle English ast + hill or hull), i.e. a hill to the east of a settlement.English: perhaps also a habitational name from Astwell, Northamptonshire, from Old English ēast ‘east’ + wielle ‘spring’.English: habitational name from Asthall, Oxfordshire, from Old English ēast ‘east’ + halh ‘nook’.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Astley

    Story Highlight

    Memories of Laura Isabelle Astle Christensen

    Memories of Laura Isabelle Astle Christensen compiled by Daughters, Ruth Christensen Hughes Oyler and Nola Christensen Waters and written by Ruth Christensen Hughes Oyler May 22, 2015 The followi …

    Sources (38)

    • Laura I Astle in household of Richard Thomas Astle, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Laura I Astle, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Laura A Christensen in entry for Sophus Martin Christensen, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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