Glen Marinus Christiansen

19 Jan 1913 - 11 Sep 2000

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Glen Marinus Christiansen

19 Jan 1913 - 11 Sep 2000
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Grave site information of Glen Marinus Christiansen (19 Jan 1913 - 11 Sep 2000) at Payson City Cemetery in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States from BillionGraves

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Glen Marinus Christiansen

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Married: 11 Jan 1935
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Payson City Cemetery

901 E 400 N
Payson, Utah, Utah
United States
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Dan Clark

July 10, 2011
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Uncle Glen Christainsen stopped by Roosevelt

Contributor: Dan Clark Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

While our family lived in Roosevelt, Utah, (early 1940's) Uncle Glen Christainsen stopped by our place and stayed over night. Uncle Glen had been working in a mine somewhere and was on his way back home to Payson, Utah. A friend had brought him to Roosevelt where he was to be picked up by some other people the following day. I was playing on the kitchen floor and listened while Uncle Glen was telling my mother (Afton Morrison) about his mining job. I don't recall the entire discussion but at one point, Uncle Glen talked about helping others drill holes in the rock, I assumed in a tunnel - mine shaft - for dynamite. He talked about wiring blasting caps to the dynamite and then the men moved away from where the holes were drilled. When the dynamite explosions started, they all counted each "boom". Five holes were charged but only four went off. Everyone had counted only four "booms". They waited for the dust to clear before going back to work. Everyone was reluctant to start digging the loose ore bearing rock as they were all certain that only four of the five charges had exploded. If there was still dynamite in one of the holes and the blasting cap was hit by a shovel, it would explode right in front of the miners. The crew boss ordered the guys to start digging to get a load of ore ready to move out. Soon one of the guys noticed a wire sticking out of a place where he was digging. They soon saw the blasting cap still with it's wire attached. All the guys stopped working and walked away from that mine. They refused to keep digging knowing that live dynamite was still in there. Of course, I didn't understand all those details then, but the memory has stuck with me all these years. Every time I saw Uncle Glen after that, in the back of my mind, I could hear telling my mother about why he quit being a miner. I always wanted to hear more but never had the courage to ask Uncle Glen any questions about that story.

Life timeline of Glen Marinus Christiansen

1913
Glen Marinus Christiansen was born on 19 Jan 1913
Glen Marinus Christiansen was 17 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
Glen Marinus Christiansen was 18 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Glen Marinus Christiansen was 27 years old when The Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz. The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945. Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event involving the persecution and murder of other groups, including in particular the Roma and "incurably sick", as well as ethnic Poles and other Slavs, Soviet citizens, Soviet prisoners of war, political opponents, gay men and Jehovah's Witnesses, resulting in up to 17 million deaths overall.
Glen Marinus Christiansen was 40 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Glen Marinus Christiansen was 51 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
1977
Glen Marinus Christiansen was 64 years old when Star Wars is released in theaters. Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy and the beginning of the Star Wars franchise. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew, the film focuses on the Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia (Fisher), and its attempt to destroy the Galactic Empire's space station, the Death Star.
Glen Marinus Christiansen was 68 years old when The first launch of a Space Shuttle (Columbia) takes place: The STS-1 mission. The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as part of the Space Shuttle program. Its official program name was Space Transportation System (STS), taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development. The first of four orbital test flights occurred in 1981, leading to operational flights beginning in 1982. In addition to the prototype whose completion was cancelled, five complete Shuttle systems were built and used on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011, launched from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. Operational missions launched numerous satellites, interplanetary probes, and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST); conducted science experiments in orbit; and participated in construction and servicing of the International Space Station. The Shuttle fleet's total mission time was 1322 days, 19 hours, 21 minutes and 23 seconds.
Glen Marinus Christiansen was 79 years old when The World Wide Web is opened to the public. The World Wide Web (WWW), also called the Web, is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links, and accessible via the Internet. English scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He wrote the first web browser in 1990 while employed at CERN in Switzerland. The browser was released outside CERN in 1991, first to other research institutions starting in January 1991 and to the general public on the Internet in August 1991.
Glen Marinus Christiansen died on 11 Sep 2000 at the age of 87
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