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
Mary Elizabeth Rasmussen
Marriage: 10 September 1888
Henry Smith Christensen Jr
Mary Elizabeth Christensen
Phoebe Grace Christensen
Peter Erastus Christensen
Margaret Sophia Christensen
Emma Arletta Christensen
Lily Jane Christensen
Nora Mae Christensen
Esther Alsada or Elzada Christensen
Leona Amelia Christensen

Spouse and Children

10 September 1888
Sanford, Conejos, Colorado, United States


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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.

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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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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