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Surname: Christensen

Biography of William C. Christensen

William C. Christensen, now living retired at Topeka, had well earned a niche in the honorable and industrious citizenship of Kansas. He was one of the real upbuilders of western Kansas, and his family played a specially notable part in the development of Cloud County. A native of Denmark, he was born November 7, 1857. At the age of eight years he was brought to this country by his parents Stephen and Anna Christensen. They settled in Freeborn County, Minnesota, where they lived on the frontier and where the mother died. The father married again and in 1870 brought his

Christensen, Betty Jane – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Betty Jane Christensen, 88, formerly of La Grande, died March 17 in Gilbert, Ariz. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., La Grande, and 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center, 1802 Gekeler. A funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at the LDS Stake Center, followed by dedication of the grave at Grandview Cemetery. Mrs. Chistensen was born March 16, 1919, to Roy and Blanche (Kessler) Grice in Hutchinson, Kan. Her family moved to Oregon when she

Christensen, Thomas – Obituary

Haines, Baker County, Oregon Thomas Christensen accidentally electrocuted near Haines Yesterday. Failure to Lower The Derrick Boom Believed Responsible Thomas Christensen, aged 35 years and eldest son of John and Lizzie Ingram Christensen, was instantly killed at the home of Leo Relling, four miles northwest of Haines at about 9 o’clock yesterday morning, when the derrick, which he was moving from the farm to the main road, came in contact with the main power line, carrying 23,000 volts of electricity from the E.O.I. & P. company’s Rock Creek plant to North Powder. Exact details of the electrocution are lacking, but

Christensen, Linda Jean Shawver Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Linda Jean Christensen, 51, of Baker City, died July 28, 2004, at her home after a long illness. At her request, there will be no memorial service. Linda had lived in Baker City and prior to her illness had worked for several years at Marvin Wood Products. She was born at La Grande on March 13, 1953, to Armia Jean Schooler and LeRoy Shawver. She lived at La Grande most of her childhood. She married Daniel Christensen in Baker City in November 2003. Survivors include her husband; her mother; her brother and sister-in-law, Robert Lee and Mildred

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Ponca Tribe

Ponca Indians. One of the five tribes of the so-called Dhegiha group of the Siouan family, forming with the Omaha, Osage, and Kansa, the upper Dhegiha or Omaha division. The Ponca and Omaha have the same language, differing only in some dialectic forms and approximating the Quapaw rather than the Kansa and Osage languages. The early history of the tribe is the same as that of the other tribes of the group, and, after the first separation, is identical with that, of the Omaha. After the migration of the combined body to the mouth of Osage river the first division of the Omaha group