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Joel Odell Christensen
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Birth: Jul. 2, 1911
Ephraim
Sanpete County
Utah, USA
Death: Jun. 17, 1926
Centerville
Davis County
Utah, USA

Boy Gives Life to Save Chum

Allan (sic) Orchard, 12, of 877 South First West street, is rapidly recovering at his home following the drowning near Centerville Thursday of his chum, Odell Christensen, 14, of 664 South Main street, who gave his life in rescuing his companion.
The two boys were returning through the Rosedale property after unsuccessfully seeking employment as cherry pickers. Allan's (sic) hat fell into a reservoir and in seeking to recover it he fell into the water. Odell leaped to his rescue and managed to get the younger boy to the shore. He was too exhausted to save himself.
Young Christensen was the son of Wilford B. and Cora Jensen Christensen.

Salt Lake Telegram
June 18, 1926 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Wilford Benjamin Christensen (1890 - 1941)
  Cora Jensen Woodard (1890 - 1956)
 
 Siblings:
  Wilford Lawrence Christensen (1909 - 1909)*
  Joel Odell Christensen (1911 - 1926)
  Budd Donald Christensen (1913 - 1954)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ephraim Park Cemetery
Ephraim
Sanpete County
Utah, USA
Plot: B 12 3
GPS (lat/lon): 39.37109, -111.58849
 
Created by: GraverGuy
Record added: May 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69966640
 

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 Added: Jul. 18, 2012
 
 
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