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Florence "Flo" Hilts Christensen
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Birth: May 2, 1870
Herkimer
Herkimer County
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 25, 1942
Inglewood
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Florence was first married to George F. Hempstead 18 Sept. 1893 in Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY.

1915 NY State Census finds Florence and her son Earl Hempstead living with her sister Dora and her husband, John L. Hall in Utica, Oneida Co., NY. Florence was divorced 1905-1910. Earl Hempstead was a bell hop at the Utica Hotel.

Florence lived in Los Angeles Co., Calif. many years with her husband Christian "Babe" Wilhelm Christensen and her granddaughter, Dutchess Hempstead.

1935, Florence and Christian were living in San Francisco, Calif. Christian was working on the Golden Gate Bridge.

1940 U.S. Census for Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA (4 April):
Florence was living with her sister, Omega Corbett.
Omega Corbett F 67 New York
sister Florence Christenson F 69 New York

Both sisters were widows. Omega was known as "Aunt Dick" in the family. Omega was living in the same place in 1935. They were living at 5525 So. St. Andrews Place.

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From a Utica, NY newspaper, name & date unknown:

Mrs. Florence Hempstead Christensen, a former Utican, died Nov. 25, 1942 in Englewood, Calif., according to word received here by her sister, Mrs. John L. Hall, 1006 Park.

Mrs. Christensen was born in Herkimer, daughter of the late George W. and Mary Louise Hilts. She lived in Utica for a while before moving to the Coast and while here was a member of the Daughters of Union Veterans.

Besides Mrs. Hall, she leaves two sons, Earl and Donald Hempstead, Portland, Ore; three other sisters, Mrs. Omega Corbett, Englewood; Mrs. O.E. House, Mohawk, and Mrs. John W. Roberts, Syracuse; and two brothers, Leonard B. Hilts, Veterans Hospital, Batavia, and George F. Hilts, Grand Rapids, Mich.

(Clipping courtesy of Dora House Warren of Mohawk, NY, now deceased. Rec'd clipping ca 1988.)
 
 
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 Parents:
  George William Hilts (1848 - 1918)
  Mary Louisa Brooks Hilts (1848 - 1929)
 
 Spouses:
  George F. Hempstead (1877 - 1930)
  Christian Wilhelm Christensen (1893 - 1936)*
 
 Children:
  Earl George Hempstead (1893 - 1990)*
  Donald Blair Hempstead (1895 - 1977)*
 
 Siblings:
  Florence Hilts Christensen (1870 - 1942)
  Omega Mae Hilts Corbett (1872 - 1952)*
  William George Hilts (1874 - 1889)*
  Matilda Pamela Hilts House (1878 - 1953)*
  Leonard Baldwin Hilts (1886 - 1943)*
  George Francis Hilts (1890 - 1971)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
San Francisco National Cemetery
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Plot: Section DE Site 358
 
Created by: J.D. Larimore
Record added: Jun 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54326342
Florence Flo <i>Hilts</i> Christensen
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Florence Flo <i>Hilts</i> Christensen
Added by: J.D. Larimore
 
Florence Flo <i>Hilts</i> Christensen
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Rest in Peace, Gr-Grandmother.
- J.D. Larimore
 Added: Dec. 28, 2013
 
 
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