Louis Oren Christensen

27 May 1891–21 June 1964 (Age 73)
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of Louis Oren

When Louis Oren Christensen was born on 27 May 1891, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Soren X Christensen, was 25 and his mother, Clarissa Lydia Glazier, was 26. He married Charlotte Ahlander in May 1908, in Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Mount Pleasant Election Precinct, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1900 and Salt Lake City Ward 5, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 21 June 1964, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Louis Oren Christensen
1891–1964
Charlotte Ahlander
1893–1930
Marriage: May 1908
Fay Charlotte Christensen
1911–1981
Nedra Lois Christensen
1913–1986
Edith Billie Christensen
1915–2003
Louis Oren Christensen Jr
1919–1981

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
May 1908
Davis, Utah, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1909 · Pioneer Park Opens

Age 18

A monument honoring the Provo pioneers and Indian war veterans was dedicated on July 24, 1909, as Pioneer Park opened to the public.
1911 · The Salt Lake Airport

Age 20

The site for the Salt Lake International Airport started as a desolate area of the Valley that was originally used to herd sheep. A cinder-covered landing strip was subsequently created for the Great International Aviation Carnival that was held later in that same year. It brought many pioneers of the aviation industry. Aviator Glenn H. Curtiss brought his newly invented Seaplane to the carnival and demonstrated it to the public by taking off from the Great Salt Lake. It slowly grew until Charles Lindbergh visited that area. After his visit, the airfield changed into a Municipal Airport and started being a hub for most flights from New York to California. After World War II, the airport turned into an international hub for most flights in the Mountain West. In recent history, it sees around 30 million travelers each year and continues to grow in popularity by travelers to and from Utah. It became a hub for Delta Air Lines after its merger with Western Airlines.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Louis Oren Christensen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • L O Christensen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lewis O Christensen, "United States Census, 1930"

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