Carl Christian Anton Christensen

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1998
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Carl Christian Anton Christensen
Description Following his recovery from a serious illness in 1900, he experienced a richer fulfillment of his hopes for meaningful service. He was ordained a Patriarch and, during the following years, gave more than one hundred blessings, twenty-one of them recorded in Danish He assisted with a revision of the Danish Doctrine and Covenants, and was a frequent contributor to the Danish paper, Bikuben He retained a close relationship with his fellow immigrants. CCA exhibited a painting at the Utah State Fair in 1900 that has probably become his most popular work, "The Handcart Company " He had experienced this event and included the numerous details that he recalled. In 1901, he was assigned to assist Church Historian Andrew Jensen prepare a history of the Scandinavian Mission This was the highlight of his literary career. Despite the fact that Andrew Jensen served a mission during this period, CCA continued the record. He received no credit when the book was printed. CCA was quite nearsighted and in later years was plagued by a hearing loss and a kidney disorder Yet his mind was as clear as ever, and his literary productivity continued. He was traveling and preaching at the onset of an illness that claimed his life, 3 July 1912, at the age of 81. Elise had preceded him in death in 1910. They were the parents of six children. Maren died in 1915. They are buried in the Ephraim Park Cemetery. He was a valiant giant in the gospel cause. Documentation and Addendum 1. Reprinted from CCA Christensen I83J-1912, Mormon Immigrant Artist. 1984, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Courtesy. Museum of Church History and Arts. Used by permission. 2. Inez. Trythall's' family history of crossing the ocean on the sailing vessel Westmoreland and traveling in Christian Christensens Handcart Company in 1857. with CCA Christensen and his wife. Elise. 3. Manasseh consists of several hundred acres west of Ephraim, originally homesteaded by pioneer farmers. Richard Christensen, a CCA descendent, presently owns CCA's property. This includes the cabin, erected in the early 1870's. It has been used as a granary and was donated to Ephraim City, through the efforts of Fort Ephraim Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Snow College Building Institute will move the historical cabin onto a historical site in 102
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
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Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326404
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