Probably Marie and Emroy Christenson about 1912.
original photo in collection of Elroy Christenson
Eldest son of Pete Christenson
|Thelma Ane Christenson||b. 2 Aug 1941
|.|| m. Thomas Edward Chenault 1 June 1963 Midland, TX
|Wallace Evan Christenson||b. 10 Sep 1943
Grand Prairie, TX*(p.476)
||m. Patricia Ann Morris 28 May 1963 Juarez, Mex. and 31 May 1963 Snyder, TX|
|Sue Dale Christenson||b. 20 Mar 1945
Tarrant Co., TX
|.|| m. James Hoytt Fisher 5 Jun 1966 Lubbock,
TX 9b. 8 Mar 1941 Pasadena, CA)
|Dan Wayne Christenson||b. 6 Aug 1956,
|.||m. Nola Nash 30 Apr 1982 Salt Lake, UT|
1907 - Emroy Princeton Christenson is born in Possum Trot, Texas to Pete and Cora Christenson according to Clarice Christenson. I have no idea why they were in Possum Trot, nor exactly where Possum Trot is on the map or for how long. There is a Possum Trot near the Louisiana border but the most likely candidate may be a ghost town of what became Saturn, Texas about 30 miles south of Austin. It could have been on a trip to Houston that they were way laid with the birth. All of this is sheer speculation.
is listed here with his brother P. L. Christenson, the
different spelling in the census makes it tricky to track
these individuals. He indicates he arrived in 1908 and
is a farmer at this time. Emory is three years old
here with his father.
1920- Jan 28 - US Census, Precinct
#8, Bosque Co., Texas, enum. dist 49, sheet 58, Roll: 1781 Page: 225
Pete lists himself as having
immigrated to the USA in 1901 and year naturalized as 1912. His
parents are Danish and hers are Norwegian.
Lorraine about 1938 Emory and Lorraine about 1940
photos in the collection of Dan Christenson
Emroy, Thelma Ane, Ed Johnson and Elroy in Gary, Indiana about 1942. Thelma, Wallace and Sue about 1946
photo collection of Elroy Christenson
1940-2 Emory and Lorraine move
to Gary, Indiana to work in the steel mill alongside his brother
Chris, his brother-in-law Bradley Witte and uncle Ed Johnson.
1941, Aug 2 - Thelma Ann is born here
in McClainsboro, IL. Emory and Lorraine are living in
Illinois working for a different mill than Chris and Ed.
The weather in Illinois is tough. Emory and Loraine move back to
Texas before the war is over.
1943, Sep 9 - Wallace is born in
Grand Prairie, Dallas Co, Texas. Emory is probably
working for one of the defense contractors in the
1945- Mar 20 - Sue is born in Tarrant
Co., Texas. This is in the adjoining county.
1956, Aug 6 - Dan is born in Hobbes, New Mexico.
Emroy Christenson and his family moved around a good deal as seen in the birth of their children. He operated a steamer service in the oil fields of west Texas and New Mexico for many years. The picture below shows him in his later years in front of one of the steamer rigs that he operated.
Wallace, Sue, Emroy, Lorriane, Thelma and Dan on their 50th Anniversary, 1990.
1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 - Emroy and Lorraine are living at 400 Tornillo St. in Kermit, Texas. They show up in phone books in the listed years.
1963- Thelma Ane Christenson marries
Thomas Edward Chenault (b. 30 Jun 1939 Graham, TX)
|Children Thelma and Thomas
|Chris Sterling Chenault
||b. 14 Sep 1967 Las Cruces, NM*||.|| m. Thomas Edward Chenault 1 June 1963 Midland, TX
|Steve Carlson Chenault
||b. 11 May 1969 Las Cruces, NM*||.
||m. Stacie Lynette Duff 26 May 1990
child: Travis James Chenault b. 1992
|Shaun Edward Chenault
||b. 18 Sep 1977 Las Cruces, NM*||.|| m.
| Children of Wallace
Christenson and Patricia Morris
|Christy Lane Christenson
||b. 25 Jul 1973
||d. .|| m. Terry Wayne Holder 25 Nov 1994 Snyder, TX
(b. 5 Sep 1957
1966 - Sue Dale Christenson marries
James Hoytt Fisher in Lubbock, TX.
| Children of Sue Christenson
and Thomas Johnson
|Cindy Lane Fisher
||b. 28 Jun 1967 Lubbock, TX*
||d.|| m. John Thomas Johnson 6 Jan 1990 Las Vegas, NV
(b. 28 May 1967 Lubbock, TX)
child: Brittany Jayde Johnson 1993
1982, April 30 Dan Christenson marries Nola Nash in Salt Lake City, UT.
|Children Dan Christenson
and Nola Nash
||b. 23 Nov 1984 Fort Worth, TX*
||.|| m. Jared
child: Kimball b. 2007 and ?
|Mark Princeton Christenson
||b. 12 May 1987 Fort Worth, TX*
child: Maxwell Princeton Christenson, 16 Dec 2012.
||b. 19 Jun 1990 Layton, UT*
||.|| m. Marcus Jackson 3 Aug 2012 Bountiful, UT, LDS
||b. 6 Jun 1997 UT
2007, Dec 9 - Lorraine Fellers Christenson dies of a massive brain hemorrhage on Dec. 8. She had broken her leg a few months earlier and had made progress up to walking on parallel bars for 200 feet. Dan said of his mother, "Mom has sacrificed of her life and substance for the betterment of mankind all of her life. There are generations of people that can read because of her... Kermit had color in the spring from her flowers. Hundreds of under-dogs were defended by her." [email from Dan Christenson 12/08/07]
It is the bane and blessing of Christenson men to begin waking up with new friends every day. Daddy got forgetful in his 70s, and really forgetful by 80. But as he aged, as his memory faded of some of the difficulties he had in life ... the anger was replaced with happiness ... One of my favorite daddy stories was when Nola and I first got married, we had nothing and we were eating off an ironing board in the living room of our apt sitting in our love seat. We had no chairs or kitchen table. Mom somehow knew that ... We thought it was funny ... And knew that we would get things as we got a little ahead ... but when we came to visit, she pulled the old yellow table out of the trailer and set daddy and me to taking the legs off. They had not used it for several years since they moved to the old Mougin place over by the water tower. When the table was upside down, it was revealed that I had been sticking gum under the lip since I was 10 or 11 ... We bought the table new in Gallup I think when I was in 5th grade. Some places the gum was two inches thick. Daddy and I spent a couple of hours with screwdrivers prying over a decade of gum off. It was mostly super bubble ... And sometimes as we pried it up, it would smell good enough to to chew again. Then we put it in and two chairs on top. Total time spent ... Three hours or more. Then we visited a while longer and about dark we got in the car and started to drive away. The windows were open, it was hot ... Probably September. The evening was letting it cool a little ... It was time to go. The trunk was wired somewhat closed with coat hangers the chairs visible (table underneath). As we were driving away daddy said ... "Glad we could give you the chairs ... Too bad we didn't have a table". Nola and I were chuckling as mom started yelling at Daddy ... "Oh Emroy ... Don't you remember anything ... You were scraping Dan's gum off that table for hours ..." And it went on as we waived and drove into the cooling afternoon.
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