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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 family to Kansas, locating in Cloud County. The home was twelve miles west of the present site of Concordia. Cloud County was then practically on the frontier. There was a Swedish settlement near Lake Sibley. The Christensen quarter section had as its nearest white neighbor a family living four miles to the east. Four miles west was a temporary camp of a band of Sioux and Cheyenne Indians. The permanent camp of those Indians was about twenty miles away on White Rock Creek. The first home of the Christensen family in Kansas was a typieal sod house. It was built into the side of a hill. The Christensens had no trouble with the Indians, though the red men had committed some depredations, including the stealing of a white woman, about the time the Christensen family located in Kansas. After about two years Stephen Christensen replaced his sod house with a substantial home built of the limestone which is found in such great abundance in that section of the state....

Mace, Emery Mrs. – Obituary

Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. Emery Mace Dies At Joseph Home. Mrs. Emery Mace passed away at her home in Joseph Tuesday, July 26, following a short illness and her body is being taken by Booth-Bollman ambulance to Yakima for funeral services at Shaw & Sons Chapel and for burial. Mrs. Mace was born Amelia Edwin in Freeborn County, Minn., May 3, 1875, daughter of Haldor and Martha Edwin. She was married in Minnesota in 1895 to Simon Olson who passed away in October of 1935. On May 20, 1950 she married at Joseph to Emery A. Mace who survives her. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Joel (Myrtle) Stageburg, of Madison, Minn.; Four sons: Albert and Ernest Olson, of Yakima, Wash., Sylvester Olson, of Madison, Minn., and Howard Olson of Cashmere, Wash.; 15 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Mace was a member of the Lutheran Church of Enterprise. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, July 28,1955 Contributed by: Sue...

William Edward Todd of Hagerstown MD

William Edward Todd9, (James D.8, Silas7, Elam6, Edmund5, Christopher4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born April 26, 1861, in Richmond County, Wis., married in Labette County, Kan., Nov. 24, 1890, Maude Augusta Roller, who was born Aug. 9, 1870, in Millersburg, Ind. Some of her ancestors lived in Stanton, Va. She attended Western College, a college for women, in Oxford, O. Mr. Todd graduated from the Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Ill., in 1890. He began the practice of his profession in Albert Lea, Minn. Later he moved to Hagerstown, Md., where he was living in 1919. Children: 2652. Gertrude Elizabeth, b. April 30, 1892, in Madison, Minn. 2653. James Roller, b. May 15, 1894, in Madison Minn. 2654. Helen Augusta, b. Nov. 20, 1895, in Madison, Minn. 2655. William Oscar, b. Dec. 5, 1898, in Albert Lea, Minn. 2656. Florence Susan, b. Aug. 9, 1903, in Albert Lea,...

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