Cedelia Madeline Christjansen

Brief Life History of Cedelia Madeline

When Cedelia Madeline Christjansen was born on 26 September 1896, in Momence, Kankakee, Illinois, United States, her father, Nels Peter Christjansen Sr., was 25 and her mother, Mary Christine Larsen, was 19. She married Harry Peterson on 19 February 1921, in Momence, Kankakee, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Kankakee, Kankakee, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Momence Township, Kankakee, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 16 January 1981, in Momence, Kankakee, Illinois, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Harry Peterson
1895–1990
Cedelia Madeline Christjansen
1896–1981
Marriage: 19 February 1921
Lois Lucille Peterson
1924–1985

Sources (10)

  • Adelia M Christienson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Cedelia Christjansen, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"
  • Cedelia Christensen, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

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.

1910 · Boy Scouts of America

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Nels, Holger, Bent, Carsten, Lars, Per, Sven, Ejner, Johan, Jorgen.

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christian . In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the Norwegian and Danish variant Kristiansen .

Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, or North German patronymic Christensen , a cognate of 1 above. Compare Christianson .

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

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