William Esley Christensen

Male11 April 1889–17 January 1959

Brief Life History of William Esley

When William Esley Christensen was born on 11 April 1889, in Freedom, Sanpete, Utah, United States, his father, Lauritz Ulrik Christensen Sr., was 43 and his mother, Caroline Christensen, was 35. He married Artena Christensen on 15 July 1925, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1925 and Moroni Election Precinct, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 17 January 1959, in Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Esley Christensen
Artena Christensen
Marriage: 15 July 1925
Eslie Dane Christensen
Don Lauritz Christensen
Nola Christensen
June Christensen
Julia Christensen
Mark William Christensen

Sources (43)

  • William E Christensen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • William Esly Christensen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • William E Christensen in entry for Eslie Dane Christensen, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 July 1925Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 1

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    1896 · Utah Becomes a State

    Age 7

    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.

    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

    Age 19

    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    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

    Wm. E. Christensen (excerpts from Artena Christensen history dictated to Andrea Graham

    Excerpts from Artena Christensen history about William Esly (dictated to Andrea Graham): I knew my husband before I went on my mission. We were on our missions at the same time. But, we never corresp …

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