Mary Elizabeth Rasmussen

10 March 1873–28 February 1955 (Age 81)
Salina, Sevier, Utah, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Rasmussen was born on 10 March 1873, in Salina, Sevier, Utah, United States, her father, Peter Rasmussen Sr., was 37 and her mother, Ane Margarethe Sorensen, was 34. She married Henry Smith Christensen on 10 September 1888, in Sanford, Conejos, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Greenwich, Piute, Utah Territory, United States in 1880 and Conejos, Colorado, United States in 1885. She died on 28 February 1955, in Manassa, Conejos, Colorado, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Manassa, Conejos, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Smith Christensen
1866–1922
Mary Elizabeth Rasmussen
1873–1955
Marriage: 10 September 1888
Henry Smith Christensen Jr
1889–1905
Mary Elizabeth Christensen
1892–1892
Phoebe Grace Christensen
1894–1972
Peter Erastus Christensen
1896–1965
Margaret Sophia Christensen
1897–1986
Emma Arletta Christensen
1900–1994
Lily Jane Christensen
1902–1995
Nora Mae Christensen
1904–1945
Esther Alsada or Elzada Christensen
1907–2004
Leona Amelia Christensen
1910–2001

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 September 1888
Sanford, Conejos, Colorado, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1879

Age 6

Historical Boundaries: 1879: Conejos, Colorado, United States
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, German, and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Erasmus ( see Rasmus ).

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

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Story Highlight

Combined History or Mary Elizabeth Rasmussen

MARY ELIZABETH RASMUSSEN CHRISTENSEN Also some of her mother’s history (Ane Margrethe Sorensen Rasmussen) Combined history of Mary’s autobiography, newspaper clipping, and memories. "Ane Margrethe Sor …

Sources (3)

  • Mary E Rasmussen in household of Peter Rasmussen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • M E Rasmussen in household of Peter Rasmussen, "Colorado State Census, 1885"
  • Mary E Christensen in household of Henry F Christensen, "United States Census, 1920"

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