Ellen Wasden

15 July 1848–15 August 1920 (Age 72)
Aston, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Ellen

When Ellen Wasden was born on 15 July 1848, in Aston, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Wasden, was 27 and her mother, Mary Coucom, was 32. She married Theodore Edward Christensen on 10 November 1865, in Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860 and Gunnison Election Precinct, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 15 August 1920, in Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Gunnison Cemetery, Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Theodore Edward Christensen
Ellen Wasden
Marriage: 10 November 1865
Edward Theodore Christensen
Ellen Hannah Christensen
William Franklyn Christensen
Mary Alice Christensen
Albert Julius Christensen
Eliza Isabelle Christensen
Laura Florence Christensen
Newell Arnold Christensen
Violet Christensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 November 1865Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened
    Age 15
    The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 19
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire): possibly a variant of Woolston .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Thomas & Mary Coucom Wasden (Ellen)

    By Laura McCurdy Clark In Yorkshire, England, on June 29, 1821, at Laughton, Thomas Wasden was born and likewise Mary Coucom came into being August 25, 1816 at Thryberg, being 5 years the senior of …

    Sources (26)

    • Ellen Wesdon in entry for Eliza Isabelle McKenna, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Ellen Christiansen in household of Christiansen, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Ellen Wasden in entry for William N. Clark and Laura Florence Mccurdy, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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