Chris J. Christensen

Chris J. Christensen

Death 19 Nov 1897 (aged 37–38)
Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
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Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Block 10, Lot 9, NEC S 1/2
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•See John E. Pryde.

Alice Floyd married first Archie Dickson on July 19, 1893 in Crow Wing County, Minnesota.

Alice Floyd Dickson married second C. J. Christenson on November 19, 1894 in Crow Wing County, Minnesota.

Alice C. Christenson married third Charles Soderstrum [sic] on August 21, 1903 in Beltrami County, Minnesota. They had three children - Clara, Edith and Mabel and later lived in Oregon.

            Slashed With a Wood Saw.

      Chris. Christensen met with a very serious accident on Tuesday and is yet in a critical condition. Mr. Christensen was employed by Larson & Walters in their wood yard and was working at the wood saw. The crew had just commenced work after dinner when the accident occurred and as near as can be learned the injured man was about to put two small round sticks of cord wood in front of the saw when in some manner the saw caught one of them before they were in place wedging the saw and crowding it over to one side against the iron frame and breaking it into five or six pieces. The obstruction raised the saw up out of the frame and as Mr. Christensen was in close proximity was caught by it and a terrible gash cut in his right side, severing two ribs and penetration the lung to the depth of over an inch. The injured man staggered back into his brother's arms with the exclamation "I'm gone". He did not faint, however, and walked to the wood yard office and medical aid was summoned at once and he was afterward conveyed to his home, everything possible being done to relieve his suffering and the attending physicians state that if other complications do not arise he will undoubtedly recover. One piece of the broken saw also made a slight wound on the man's face. Mr. Walter's was at the saw working when the affair occurred and he states that it was an accident that could not be prevented as the machinery was in good shape and the saw being tightly bolted in position. One of the sticks plainly shows the teeth marks of the saw where it was caught when Mr. Christensen approached the machine with the two sticks of wood under his arm. Pieces of the fly wheel were thrown over the cars and across the railroad track from where the saw stood and it is a wonder that some of the other men were not also injured. Mr. Christensen who is a married man and in poor circumstances is being looked after by Messrs Larson and Walters who are supplying necessaries for the family and for the comfort of the injured man. (Brainerd Dispatch, 19 November 1897, p. 1, c. 2)


      Chris Christensen, aged 38 years, died on Friday night last from the injuries received while working at Larson & Walters' wood yard. The funeral occurred on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from the M. E. church, Rev. Loomis and Rev. Growe officiating. (Brainerd Dispatch, 26 November 1897, p. 5, c. 2)

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  • Created by: A. Nelson
  • Added: 3 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 91281988
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Chris J. Christensen (1859–19 Nov 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 91281988, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by A. Nelson (contributor 47143984) .