Christian Nielsen Tuft

14 September 1856–22 November 1934 (Age 78)
Ørum, Ørum, Stjernholm, Denmark

The Life Summary of Christian Nielsen

When Christian Nielsen Tuft was born on 14 September 1856, in Ørum, Ørum, Stjernholm, Denmark, his father, Hans Nielsen Toft, was 49 and his mother, Ane Thomasdatter, was 36. He married Emma Selena Birch on 15 February 1882, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Joseph, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1900 and Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States for about 24 years. He died on 22 November 1934, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Monroe City Cemetery, Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christian Nielsen Tuft
Emma Selena Birch
Marriage: 15 February 1882
Mary Rebecca Tuft
Junius Christian Tuft
Leonard Leroy Tuft
Vivan Herbert Tuft
Arthur Leland Tuft
Gladys Eola Tuft
Elden LaMar Tuft
Frank Birch Tuft

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 February 1882St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks
    Age 3
    The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.
    Age 7
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 25
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English (Staffordshire): variant of Toft .Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named, from Old Norse tupt ‘site, lot’.Possibly an altered form of South German Duft, a topographic name meaning ‘swamp, moor’.

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

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    Sources (31)

    • Christian Tuft, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Christian Tuft in entry for Elden La Mar Tuft and Ruby Blakeslee 1925, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Christian Tuft in entry for Junius Christian Tuft 1963, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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