Marie and
Probably Marie and Emroy Christenson about 1912. 
original photo in collection of Elroy Christenson

emory head

Emroy Christenson  

Eldest son of Pete Christenson


Emroy Princeton Christenson

b. 12 July 1907 Possum Trot, TX
d. 17 Jan 1996, Kermit TX at home, of Alzheimer's disease
buried: Kermit cemetery, Winkler Co., TX cem.

m. Lois Lorraine Fellers 1 Sep 1940 Cranfills Gap, TX
b. 25 Jan 1913 at home near Iredell, TX
d. 9 Dec 2007, Covenant Medical Center, Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX
buried: Kermit Cemetery, Winkler Co., TX
her father: Dennis Alexander Fellers (b. 19 June 1889)
her mother: Francis Almenda Pruett (b. 26 Nov 1893)
his father: Pete Christenson
his mother: Cora Rohne
Thelma Ane Christenson b. 2 Aug 1941
McClainsboro, IL
. 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,
Hobbs, NM
. m. Nola Nash 30 Apr 1982 Salt Lake, UT
*Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics

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. 

1910, US Census, Justice Prect. 3, Hamilton Co., Texas, Roll: 1558  Page: 187

"Jake"Jacob 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.

            Christianson, P. L.                 Head     m  w  27  m(mar.)   4 (yrs)             Denmark (Danish overwritten)  Denmark     Denmark  1901NA    English   Farmer
                     "            , Cora              Wife      f    w  23  m            4     2 (child. born)      Texas                             Norway        Norway                      English    none

                      "            , Emroy           son      m   w  3    s                                                   Texas                            Denmark       Texas                           
                     "            , Mary             dau.       f    w  11/12  s                                             Texas                            Denmark       Texas
                     "            , Jacob           brother   m  w   19   s                             
Denmark (Danish overwritten)       Denmark      Denmark  1908 al.   English   Farmer laborer 

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.

Christianson, Pete L.  head    m w 38 m 1901 na 1912     Denmark  Danish    Denmark Danish       Denmark  Danish      farmer  gen. farm.
__________ , Cora      wife   f  w  34 m                            Texas                     Norway  Norwegian   Norway   Norwegian
__________ , Emroy   son    m w  12 s                             Texas                     Denmark Danish        Norway   Norwegian
__________ , Marie    dau     f   w  10 s                             Texas                     Denmark Danish        Norway   Norwegian
__________ , Clarice   dau    f   w    8 s                             Texas                     Denmark Danish        Norway   Norwegian
__________ , Christian son   m  w   6 s                             Texas                     Denmark Danish        Norway   Norwegian
__________ , Anna      dau    f   w    5 s                             Texas                     Denmark Danish        Norway   Norwegian
__________ , Jacob      son   m  w    1 s                             Texas                     Denmark Danish        Norway   Norwegian

Lorraine Fellers     Emory and Lorraine
Lorraine about 1938                                Emory and Lorraine about 1940
photos in the collection of Dan Christenson

Emroy, Thelma, Ed and Elroy      Thelma, Wallace and Sue
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 area.  

1945- Mar 20 - Sue is born in Tarrant Co., Texas.  This is in the adjoining county.

"I believe that daddy had changed to working in the oil-field in McCLainsboro Illinois
When Sue was born - Daddy was working at Air Force Plant #4 run by Contental Vaultee in Ft Worth - the predicessor to Lockheed Ft Worth - He helped build the building then he helped build bombers.  He was a tool and die maker.  He told me that he had registered with his local draft board in Bosque County - and was given a deferrment because he was too old - then he got a draft notice - but was deferred because he was working at LTV Ling Temco Vought in Grand Prairie - then he got a draft notice but got deferred because he had two more children and was a tool and die maker at AF Plant #4 - then he got a notice and was supposed to report --- but got a deferment because Victory in Europe was declared --- got a telegram informing him that the war department did not need him because they had enough troops --- by VE day - Daddy was 42 - willing to go - but happy to be left with his family.  He often remarked that the choice to register with his draft board in Cransfills Gap kept him out of the war.  His friends that had registered elsewhere - went to WWII and some did not return. " [Dan Christenson 2/1/10]

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 Chenault
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.

1963- Wallace Evan Christenson marries Patricia Morris in Juarez, NM and later in
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
Alyssa Christenson
b. 23 Nov 1984 Fort Worth, TX*
. m.  Jared
child:  Kimball  b. 2007 and ?
Mark Princeton Christenson
b. 12 May 1987 Fort Worth, TX*
m. Allyson
child: Maxwell Princeton Christenson, 16 Dec 2012.
Janae Christenson
b. 19 Jun 1990 Layton, UT*
. m. Marcus Jackson 3 Aug 2012 Bountiful, UT, LDS temple
Alan Christenson
b. 6 Jun 1997 UT

* records of Dan Christenson, Salt Lake City, 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]

"Loraine Fellers Christenson
Died on 9 Dec 2007 in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Lubbock County, TX
Her Father: Dennis Alexander Fellers Born 19 June 1889
Her Mother: Francis Almeda Pruett Born 26 Nov 1893
Brother: Hubert Austin Fellers Born 2 Jan 1912
Sister: Fay Elaine Fellers Born 22 Oct 1915
Brother: Hoyt Fellers Born 28 Apr 1918
We sold her residence in Kermit in 2008 - the address 400 S Tornillo had been changed by the city to 400 S Kermit The Frog Blvd - much to her dismay.  Mom had lived there until she went to the hospital.
Her Services were 12 Dec 2007 at Zion Lutheran Church of Kermit officiated by Pastor Michael Finkenscher.  She was interred at Kermit Cemetery - Arrangements by Martinez-Smith & Cooper Funeral Chapel and Crematory of Kermit."
[Dan Christenson 2/1/10]

KERMIT Loraine Christenson, 94, of Kermit, a teacher, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church with Michael Fickenscher officiating. Burial will be at Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements are by Martinez-Smith and Cooper Funeral Chapel and Crematory.
She was born in Bosque County.

SURVIVORS Thelma Chenault of Las Cruces, N.M., Wallace Christenson of Snyder, Sue Fisher of Lubbock and Dan Christenson of Clearfield, Utah; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. [Odessa American 13 Dec 2007]

Dan Christenson
          family 2012
Dan Christenson family about 2008

2008, Dec 25 - Christmas letter
    "Dan is still working for Hill AFB. but he switched to a new area.  He's the Director of Engineering for 748 SCMG part of the Global Logistics Support Center.  He is enjoying it there....."
    "Alyssa and Jared are doing well.  Jared graduated from BYU in April and got a job at Timpanogas High School in Orem as the Instrumental Instructor.  He teaches all of the various bands and orchestras at his school, as well as a history of rock and roll class.  He loves his job! He took his marching band to a competitions in LasVagas in Nov. , and the did very well Alyssa and Jared moved to a condo in Orem this past summer.  The both continued to teach music lessons.  Alyssa stays home with Kimball and composes music in her spare time. She got an oboe/bassoon piece published this year.  Kimball is almost 14 months old.  He's so much fun!  He's going to be a big brother in July!  His grandparents are thrilled with the prospect of another grandbaby to love and spoil! Bing a grandparent is the best."
    "Mark returned from his mission on July 4th.  ...Mark was back from BYU for fall semester.  He's still majoring in Saxophone Performance, but he 's planning to change his major to Sound Recording Technology or that something that will earn him money." ......"Janae graduated from Clearfield High in May.  She was a Sterling Scholar in music at CHS.  She was also the National Honor Society president at her school. After graduation, she went with some member of the drama club to New York City.  They went to about 6 Broadway plays and saw the sights.  ....She also attended fall semester at BYU and is majoring in Elementary Education.  ..."
     "Dan continues to work at Hill AFB; it's been 20 years now.  He is still the 11 year old scout leader and primary teacher, is also the Scout Committee Chirman for our troop.  He enjoys seeing the boys advnce in scouting."

2012- Dec 26 Christmas Letter
..." Alan, our youngest, became very sick and was diagnosed with a ruptured appendix and peritonitis resulting in emergency surgery on (January) 16th.  He spent four days in the hospital then came home with a drain that stayed in for another week.  He missed 3.5 weeks of school and spent the rest of the term catching up schoolwork.   He managed to pull off a 3.95 gpa that term.  ..."
    "Janae graduated from BYU in April with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.   She and her sweetheart, Marcus Jackson, who returned from his mission to Najoya, Japan in December, became engaged in May.  They were married in Bountiful, Utah LDS temple on Aug. 3.  ... they in in Provo while Marcus continues going to BYU ... to become a dentist and Janae teaches 6th grade at an elementary school in Lindon. "

Dan Christenson wrote about his father, Emroy on Facebook, 6/15/2015.

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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