Ellis Christenson (1886 - 1962)

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Ellis Christenson
1886 - 1962
updated February 06, 2019
Ellis Christenson was born on January 9, 1886. He died in November 1962 at 76 years of age. We know that Ellis Christenson had been residing in Minnesota.


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Ellis Christenson passed away in November 1962 at 76 years old. He was born on January 9, 1886. We are unaware of information about Ellis's family. We know that Ellis Christenson had been residing in Minnesota.
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In 1886, in the year that Ellis Christenson was born, on May 4th, a general strike began in Chicago. Workers were striking for an 8 hour workday and in protest of the killing - by police - of several workers the day before. When an unknown person threw a dynamite bomb, the strike became violent. Seven policemen were killed as well as 4 civilians. It became known as the Haymarket Riot and eventually resulted in an 8 hourwork day as well as commemorations on May 1st for worker's rights.

In 1907, he was 21 years old when the second Hague peace conference was called by Russia in the Netherlands. While nothing was settled regarding the matter of peace among nations, many resolutions were passed (and accepted by many nations) about the conventions of war - especially the protection of noncombatants.

In 1928, when he was 42 years old, aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1931, Ellis was 45 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1962, in the year of Ellis Christenson's passing, lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

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Carl Christenson
Dec 17, 1927 - February 1986
Lillian Christenson
Sep 1, 1908 - September 1986
Madelia, Minnesota
Gerald M Christenson
Apr 26, 1941 - Mar 27, 2008
Branson, MO
Olga Christenson
Jun 20, 1888 - March 1984
Lake Park, Minnesota
Louise T Christenson
Sep 14, 1905 - Sep 10, 1996
Saint Paul, MN
Robert D Christenson
Jul 25, 1942 - Nov 5, 1997
Apache Junction, AZ
Elvina Christenson
Jun 3, 1910 - Oct 7, 1994
Le Roy, MN
Ada Christenson
Mar 31, 1896 - April 1972
Duluth, Minnesota
Elsie A Christenson
Jun 15, 1897 - Feb 15, 1968
Glenwood, MN
Lyle L Christenson
Feb 21, 1948 - Jul 15, 1990
Beth Louise Christenson
Mar 7, 1922 - Jun 4, 2008
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jane Christenson
Apr 3, 1876 - March 1969
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Jenifer B Christenson
Apr 17, 1957 - Jul 10, 2002
Stillwater, MN
Oscar Christenson
Jul 8, 1911 - May 15, 1995
Glenwood, MN
Chris Christenson
Dec 11, 1881 - March 1971
Los Angeles, California
Mary Christenson
Feb 8, 1885 - September 1982
Frazee, Minnesota
Marie Christenson
Jun 30, 1900 - May 1978
Owatonna, Minnesota
Josephine Christenson
Aug 31, 1893 - March 1985
Ashby, Minnesota
Ellen Christenson
Oct 18, 1895 - February 1981
Hopkins, Minnesota
Minnie Christenson
Jun 4, 1900 - December 1984
Lewiston, Minnesota

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