Joseph Smith Christensen

16 October 1877–13 September 1955 (Age 77)
Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States

The Life of Joseph Smith

When Joseph Smith Christensen was born on 16 October 1877, in Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States, his father, Johan Nicolai Christensen, was 44 and his mother, Kirstine Marie Jensen, was 30. He married Semena Margarete Larsen on 25 November 1899, in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Centerfield, Sanpete, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 13 September 1955, in Salina, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Gunnison Cemetery, Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Smith Christensen
Semena Margarete Larsen
Marriage: 25 November 1899
Lawrence Joseph Christensen
Vonda Oretha Christensen
Alta Voneta Christensen
Raymond Devier Christensen
Ludeen Sadonia Christensen
Fred Thomas Christensen

Spouse and Children

25 November 1899
Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.
1896 · Utah Becomes a State

Age 19

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Joseph Smith Christensen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Joseph Smith Christensen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Jos S Christensen, "United States Census, 1920"

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