Chreston William Sorensen

Male1 November 1863–8 January 1960

Brief Life History of Chreston William

When Chreston William Sorensen was born on 1 November 1863, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, his father, Christen Sørensen, was 28 and his mother, Christena Jensen, was 28. He married Dena Alvira Hansen on 8 August 1888, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Mount Pleasant Election Precinct, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1940 and Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1950. He died on 8 January 1960, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Chreston William Sorensen
Evelyn Madsen
Marriage: 24 June 1891
Luella Sorensen
Ruby Venice Sorensen
Clayton William Sorensen

Sources (38)

  • C Wm Sorensen in entry for Clayton William Sorensen, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • Christian Sorensen in household of Christian Sorensen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Christian William Sorensen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 June 1891Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

    Age 6

    The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 27

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Per, Viggo, Einer, Lars, Morten, Bent, Holger, Jorgen, Knud.

    Danish and Norwegian (Sørensen): patronymic from the personal name Søren, Danish form of Latin Severinus (see Severin ).

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

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