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Swensen, Lewis, 1864-1935



  • Existence: 1864 - 1935

Biographical History

Lewis Swensen (1864-1935) was a school teacher and farmer in Utah.

Lewis Swensen was born on March 14, 1864 in Moroni, Utah to Laurits Svendsen and Annie Elizabeth Christensen. On December 4, 1884 he married Ada Mellissa Story (1867-1891) in Logan, Utah, they had two children. After Ada's death, Swensen married Mary Sophia Jensen (1876-1944), and they had eleven children together.

Swensen lived in Provo and Salt Lake County, where he worked as a school teacher and farmer. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Swensen was also called to serve a mission to the Southern States in 1897. He served until 1899, part of this time acting as president of the North Carolina Conference. He died on September 22, 1935 in Taylorsville, Utah, and was buried in Moroni.

Allred family histories, via WWW, May 8, 2013 (Lewis Swensen; president, N. Carolina conference, 1899), via WWW, May 8, 2013 (Lewis Swensen; Lewis R. Swensen; Louis Swensen; Lewis Swenson; b. Mar. 14, 1864 in Moroni, Utah; parents: Laurits Svendsen and Annie Elizabeth Christensen; m. Dec. 4, 1884 in Logan, Utah to Ada Mellissa Story (1867-1891), two children; m. Aug. 28, 1895 in Manti, Utah to Mary Sophia Jensen (1876-1944), eleven children; d. Sept. 22, 1935 in Taylorsville, Utah), via WWW, May 10, 2013 (parents 'Laurs Svendsen,' 'Annie Elizabeth Christensen'); in Moroni, Utah, by 1870 census; born March 1864; died September 1935, buried in Moroni, Utah; school teacher, farmer)

Lewis Swensen missionary journal, 1897-1899 (called to Southern States mission; set apart by John Henry Smith, Nov. 1897; daughters Addie and Luella)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Lewis Swensen missionary journal

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8031

Account of Swensen's time serving in the LDS Southern States mission, 1897-1899, and published copy.

Dates: 1897-1899