Henry Smith Christensen

5 January 1866–14 February 1922 (Age 56)
Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life of Henry Smith

When Henry Smith Christensen was born on 5 January 1866, in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Chresten Knudsen Nelson, was 34 and his mother, Mary Sophia Frederikka Hansen, was 17. He married Mary Elizabeth Rasmussen on 10 September 1888, in Sanford, Conejos, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. In 1920, at the age of 54, his occupation is listed as laborer/general farm. He died on 14 February 1922, in Manassa, Conejos, Colorado, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Manassa, Conejos, Colorado, United States.

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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)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Age 13

Historical Boundaries: 1879: Conejos, Colorado, United States
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 15

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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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Story Highlight

Henry Smith Christensen

Written by Margaret Weston, A Daughter Found in: The Knud Nelson Family: From Denmark to America, pub. around 1961 - 1962, pages 63-64 My father, Henry Smith Christensen, son of Chresten Nelson and …

Sources (3)

  • Henry F Christensen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Henry S Christensen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Smith Henry Christensen, "Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006"

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