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 Christena <I>Christensen</I> Sylvester

Christena Christensen Sylvester

Death 28 Sep 1881 (aged 34)
Pintura, Washington County, Utah, USA
Burial Pintura, Washington County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 53624 · View Source
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Born at Mygdal, Hjorring, Denmark

Daughter of Jens Christen Christensen and Margrete Nielsdatter

Married Joshua William Sylvester, 1 Jan 1862, Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah

Children - Mary Rosa "Rosina" Sylvester, Emma Sylvester, Joshua Benjamin Sylvester, Ralph Sylvester, James William Sylvester, Christine Eliza Sylvester, Rebecca Olive Sylvester

DIED-At Bellevue, Kane County, Sept. 28, 1881, of consumption, CHRISTINE, wife of Joshua W. Sylvester, bishop of Elsinore Ward, Sevier County, while on a visit at the house of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. James Sylvester.

Deceased was a native of Mygdal, Hjorring, Denmark, was born April 19, 1847, and baptized in 1855; emigrated to Utah in 1862. She was President of the Relief Society of Elsinore Ward, and was firm in the belief and practice of the principles of the everlasting gospel. She was a true and loving wife and a kind and affectionate mother, and was beloved and respected by all those who, through and circumstances had made her acquaintance. She leaves a husband and seven children and a large circle of friends to mourn her loss.

Deseret Evening News
2 November 1881

History - Christine Christensen or Jensen, was born in Mygdal, Hjorring county, Denmark on 19 Apr 1847. She was the daughter of Jens Christian Christensen, a mason, and Margarethe Nielsen.

Christine was christened as Christine Jensen in Mygdal on 30 May 1847. Her sister, Maren Jensen or Christensen, was born 23 Dec 1844 and christened 12 Jan 1845. She died in Mygdal 11 Nov 1858.

A notation in the burial record indicates her family were "Mormons" and that regular Lutheran church burial rites were not given. This sister was sealed as a wife to Joshua William Sylvester on 16 Mar 1877 in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City.

Christine was chosen as a counselor to Marie Nielsen, the first Relief Society president in Elsinore, on 9 December 1877. She was serving as the Relief Society President at the time of her death on 28 September 1881 in Bellevue.

"Bp. Sylvester's wife Christine died at Kanarra in Octbr. She was a woman of many virtues and greatly beloved by all who knew her. She left a large number of children to mourn her departure."






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  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53624
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Christena Christensen Sylvester (19 Apr 1847–28 Sep 1881), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53624, citing Pintura Cemetery, Pintura, Washington County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by SMSmith (contributor 46491005) .