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Christian Madsen

Death 31 Aug 1912 (aged 64)
Burial Mount Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah, USA
Plot A_75_4_4
Memorial ID 142203 · View Source
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While at work in the field and without any warning whatever, Christian Madsen of this city was stricken with heart failure and died Saturday, August 31, 1912. Seemingly he had been in the best of health and his death came as a shock to his family and the community.

Mr. Madsen was born in Svinniage, Osherred, Denmark, December 30, 1847. He became a member of the Latter-day Saints church being baptized at the age of eight years and immigrated to Utah with his parents in the year 1856, and crossed the plains in Capt. Hogget's Company. His father died enroute at Devil's Gate, Missouri. The company suffered considerable hardships, but Mr. Madsen and his mother were brought to Utah by relief teams sent from Salt Lake City.

While a young man he spent one winter working on the St. George Temple during the course of its erection. In 1876 he responded to a call settled in Arizona but later returned to reside in Mount Pleasant. He also filled a two years' mission to Scandinavia and also many Ecclesiastical and Civil offices at home. He served as a City Councilman for two terms from 1908 to 1912.

He was preceded to the grave by his first wife, Mrs. Hannah Lindstrom Madsen and daughter Amanda, and also by the following children of the second marriage: Dennis, Obed, Warren and Oliver.

He is survived by a widow, Mrs. Mary O. Madsen and the following children: Mrs. Byron Carter, Mrs. Joseph Matson, and son Parley, besides a host of relatives and friends to mourn his departure.

Funeral services were held in the North Ward meeting house Wednesday at 2 O'clock. Pres. Peter Matsen, Pres. C.N. Lund. Thos. West and Bishop H.C. Jacobs were the speakers. A large number of friends were present to pay their last respect to their departed brother.

Mount Pleasant Pyramid
6 September 1912

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 142203
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Christian Madsen (30 Dec 1847–31 Aug 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 142203, citing Mount Pleasant City Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Love My Ancestors (contributor 47233390) .