Joseph Christenson

19 April 1865–17 November 1947 (Age 82)
American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Christenson was born on 19 April 1865, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, John Christenson, was 36 and his mother, Johanna Härling, was 24. He married Lilian Rachael Brown on 20 September 1890, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. In 1942, at the age of 77, his occupation is listed as v-pres. genealogical society of utah & deseret fed. savs. & loan assn. in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 17 November 1947, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Christenson
Lilian Rachael Brown
Marriage: 20 September 1890
Joseph Benjamin Brown Christenson
Lilian Johanna Christenson
Harold John Christenson
Kenneth Brown Christenson
Gertrude Catherine Christenson
Anna Lucile Christenson
Ralph Harling Christenson
Gordon Brown Christenson
Milton Brown Christenson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 September 1890Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 1
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 2
    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 The Amendment was later repealed.
    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 25
    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

    Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Christensson or Kristensson: patronymic from the personal name Christen , Kristen. This is also an Americanized form of the Danish, Norwegian, and North German cognates Christensen and Kristensen . Compare Christeson and Christianson .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Excerpts of Letters written by Gertrude Catherine Christenson

    These are excerpts from letters written by Gertrude Christenson to her sweetheart, Loran Anderson. She references her father, Joseph Christenson, her mother, Lilian Brown Christenson, her sister, Ann …

    Sources (61)

    • Jos Christensen Or Christenson in entry for Gordon Brown Christenson, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Joseph Christinus, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Joseph Christensen in entry for William B Ickes and Lucile Christensen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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