Christen M Axelson

Brief Life History of Christen M

When Christen M Axelson was born on 16 May 1864, in Denmark, his father, Axel Christensen, was 30 and his mother, Ane Marie Nielsen, was 26. He married Dorothea Meinecke on 4 September 1917, in Albert Lea, Freeborn, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to United States in 1883 and lived in Skelund, Hindsted, Ålborg, Denmark in 1880 and Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States in 1920. He died on 13 December 1960, in Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States.

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Christen M Axelson
Dorothea Meinecke
Marriage: 4 September 1917
Morris Axelsen
Maxine Kaye Axelsen
Max M Axelsen
Alexandra Axelsen

Sources (12)

  • Chris Axelson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Chris Axelsen, "Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949"
  • Chris Axelsen in entry for Morris Or Cliff Axelsen, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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1867 · The Burtis Opera House

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Bjorn, Nils, Erik, Hilma, Lennart, Nels, Olle.

Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Axelsson: patronymic from the personal name Axel .

Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Axelsen , a cognate of 1 above.

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

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