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|Christopher Alston's father died when he was ten years old. His mother put him and his 8 year old brother on a ship to America with a friend. He writes of the hardships crossing the plains and the joy of arriving in Salt Lake.|
When his mother and 3 other brothers came a year later, Christopher writes "went into the canyons with a yoke of oxen to take out logs to sel for fuel and to help make a living for my mother and fatherless brothers and sister being the elsest of five children. Worked on the railroad at 15 years of age. Spent several years as a missionary in the Wards. A Temple Worker, a contractor and builder, having done some work both in erection and finishing of the Salt Lake Temple. He worked on the Salt Lake Police Force and was justice of the peace in Sugar House precinct.
Christopher was prominent in Church service all of his life. He was an ardent Church and Temple worker. Christopher had a fine male singing voice. ~ Carolyn Smith Grover
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