13. Christensen, Carl


Carl CHRISTENSEN(1,7) was born on 23 December 1893 in Widstrup, Hjorring, Denmark to John Christensen and Hilder Hudela.(2,4) He emigrated on the ship Olympia sailing from South Hampton, England leaving on 23 May 1914 and arriving in New York on the 29 May 1914.(4) Carl submitted draft registration cards for WWI on 5 June 1917 in Labarge, Wyoming while working for Salman Brothers as a sheep herder in the Kemmerer area.(3) Carl had blue eyes and was medium height and slender build.(3)  Carl was naturalized on 29 August 1918 in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington where he was employed as a soldier living in Camp Lewis.(5) Carl was a private in the13th Sanitary Train 13 Division in WWI.(6)  He appeared in the census in 1920 in Lincoln County, Wyoming, living as a boarder and working as a coal miner.(5)   He died in a gas explosion in Frontier No. 1 coal mine on 14 August 1923 at the age of 29 in Frontier, Wyoming.(2) Carl was buried on 17 August 1923 in the Kemmerer City Cemetery.(2,6)  He was single.(2,4,5)

 Sources:
        (1) Kemmerer Republican, (Kemmerer, Lincoln, Wyoming), 24 August 1923, page 1, microfilm; Lincoln County Library, 519 Emerald Street, Kemmerer, Lincoln, Wyoming 83101.
        (2) Carl Christensen, death certificate file no. 1430 (14 August 1923), State of Wyoming, Wyoming State Archives, 2301 Centeral Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001.
        (3) "U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," digital, Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005., Ancestry.com (: online digital 30 July 2011), Carl Christensen; citing United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.:, Wyoming Roll 2022241.
        (4) Carl Christensen, 9 Oct 1918, Microfilm Roll: 132; Microfilm Serial: M1542, Washington, USA; Naturalization Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, 1890-1957; National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Washington, D.C.
        (5) 1920, population schedule, Year: 1920; Census Place: Election District 8, Lincoln, Wyoming; Roll: T625_2027; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 63, Carl Christensen; digital images, Ancestry.com (: online digital 18 July 2011); Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch..
        (6) Cemetery-Headstone, Kemmerer City Cemetery, Kemmerer, Lincoln, Wyoming.  Personal photograph, property of and in possession of Roberts Roots & Branches, of headstone taken between 2000 and 2003., Carl Christensen.
        (7) Sneddon Robert T.  Inspector (Dist 1) & Robert V. Hotchkiss Inspector (Dist2), "State Coal Mine Inspectors Of Wyoming, Districts No. 1 and 2," year:  1923; report, 1923; Wyoming State Archives on microfilm, Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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