James Peter Christensen

30 June 1913–23 July 1962 (Age 49)
Elwood, Box Elder, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of James Peter

When James Peter Christensen was born on 30 June 1913, in Elwood, Box Elder, Utah, United States, his father, Parley William Christensen, was 32 and his mother, Margaret Hunsaker, was 29. He married Rhea Wood on 18 April 1935, in Box Elder, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. His occupation is listed as barber in Tremonton, Box Elder, Utah, United States. He died on 23 July 1962, in Tremonton, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Fielding, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Peter Christensen
Rhea Wood
Marriage: 18 April 1935
J Clayde Christensen
Marilyn Christensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 April 1935Box Elder, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1915 · Dinosaur National Monument
    Age 2
    Dinosaur National Monument is a park that contains over 800 paleontological sites and fossils. It was declared a National Monument on October 4, 1915.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 3
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
    Age 14
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    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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    Story Highlight

    James Peter Christensen II

    I was born on the 30 June 1913. They hunted for a name for me, but was unable to find one to suit their taste, so they named me after Grandpa, which is J.P. I don’t remember many incidents that happ …

    Sources (31)

    • James Peter Christensen, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • James Peter Christensen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • James P Christensen Junior, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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