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Christiansen, Gerald N. (Gerald Neils), 1897-1967

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1897 - 1967

Biographical History

Gerald Niels Christiansen (1897-1967) was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, father, husband and Idaho farmer.

Gerald Niels Christiansen was born August 31, 1897 in Hyrum, Utah to Danish immigrants, Niels and Lucy Maria McBride Christiansen. When Gerald was just 5, his family moved to Idaho where he would continue to live until his death. Gerald went to Rick’s Academy from 1916-1918 at which point he decided to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. From 1918-1920, Gerald Christiansen served in the Northwestern States mission, and less than a year after his return, on February 17, 1921, he married Florence Ida Wheeler in the Logan Temple. Together they had 9 children: Rex W., Lowell G., Beth, Lois, Clyde, Marva, Howard D., Ida, and DeVar Christiansen. Gerald raised his family in Moreland, Idaho and provided for them as a farmer. Gerald served in many callings for his church including counselor in the Moreland Ward bishopric for 18 years, various teaching positions, and several others. Gerald also served in his community as a member of the Moreland School Board and secretary and treasurer of the Highline Canal.

On May, 27, 1967, Gerald Niels Christiansen died of a heart attack in his home in Moreland, Idaho and was later buried in the Moreland Cemetery.

Citation:
UPB files, Feb. 20, 2018 (Gerald Niels Christiansen; b. August 31, 1897 in Hyrum, Utah; d. May, 27, 1967 in Moreland, Idaho; buried in the Moreland Cemetery; children: Rex W., Lowell G., Beth; Lois; Clyde, Marva, Howard D., Ida, and DeVar Christiansen; died Saturday at 11:30 A.M. in his home, of a heart attack; parents were Niels and Lacy McBride Christiansen; moved to Idaho when he was 5; Married Florence Ida Wheeler in Logan Temple, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on Feb. 17, 1921; Mission to Northwestern States from 1918-1920; counselor in bishopric in Moreland Ward for 18 years; served on Moreland School Board; Clyde died before him; Rick's Academy from 1916-1918)

Find a Grave, via WWW, Feb. 20, 2018 (Gerald Niels Christiansen; b. August 31, 1897 in Hyrum, Cache County, Utah; d. May, 27, 1967 in Moreland, Bingham County, Idaho; buried in the Moreland Cemetery; parents were Niels and Lucy Maria McBride Christiansen)

1940 United States Federal Census, via WWW, Feb. 20, 2018 (Gerald N Christiansen; born in Utah; married to Florence; farmer)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Gerald N. and Florence I. Christiansen mission papers

 Collection — Box: 2, Folder: 16
Identifier: MSS 9100
Scope and Contents Materials from Gerald N. Christiansen's missionary service for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Northwestern States Mission and Florence I. Christiansen's missionary service in the Western States Mission, both spanning from 1918 to 1920. Materials include photographs, journals, and assorted books, in addition to various documents from the rest of both Gerald and Florence Christiansen's lives in Idaho dating from 1909-1979. Also contains a missionary weekly report book...
Dates: 1896-1979; Majority of material found within 1918-1920

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