Roy Garth Christensen

17 October 1928–3 July 1982 (Age 53)
Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States

The Life of Roy Garth

When Roy Garth Christensen was born on 17 October 1928, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States, his father, Roy William Christensen, was 19 and his mother, Mildred Neilsen, was 18. He married Elizabeth Louise Byers on 1 September 1950, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey, California, United States. He lived in Beaver, Utah, United States in 1935 and Beaver Election Precinct, Beaver, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 3 July 1982, in Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Mendocino, California, United States.

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Roy Garth Christensen
Elizabeth Louise Byers
Marriage: 1 September 1950

Spouse and Children

1 September 1950
Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey, California, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 6

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 16

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Garth Christensen in household of Roy W Christensen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Roy Garth Christensen in household of Roy W Christensen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Roy Christensen, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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