Waldo Hyrum Christensen

20 Aug 1916 - 30 Aug 2004

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Waldo Hyrum Christensen

20 Aug 1916 - 30 Aug 2004
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Birth: Aug. 22, 1916 Death: Aug. 30, 2004 Waldo Hyrum Christensen departed this life early Monday, August 30, 2004 following a seven year separation from his beloved wife, Bessie. He was born August 22, 1916 in Mammoth Utah, the son of Burnell Hyrum Christensen, and Ruby Ellen Cahoon. Waldo married
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Waldo Hyrum Christensen

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Benjamin Cemetery

8435 S 3200 W
Benjamin, Utah, Utah
United States
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June 1, 2011
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Birth: Aug. 22, 1916 Death: Aug. 30, 2004 Waldo Hyrum Christensen departed this life early Monday, August 30, 2004 following a seven year separation from his beloved wife, Bessie. He was born August 22, 1916 in Mammoth Utah, the son of Burnell Hyrum Christensen, and Ruby Ellen Cahoon. Waldo married his childhood sweetheart, Bessie Ludlow, on November 23, 1933 in Benjamin, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Mesa, Arizona LDS Temple. They resided for 40 years in Long Beach, California, 10 years in Kaysville, Utah, and 10 years in Bountiful, Utah. Waldo remained in his Bountiful home for nearly seven years following the passing of his wife. He is survived by his children, Duane L. Christensen (Sherry) of Ivins, Utah; Dennis H. Christensen (Mary Ann) of Bountiful, Utah; Diane Anderson (Grant) of Farmington, Utah; 10 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, two brothers, his sister, one grandson, and one great granddaughter. Funeral services held on Friday, September 3, 2004 at the Lindquist Bountiful Mortuary, 727 N. 400 East. Interment Benjamin City Cemetery, Benjamin, Utah. Published in the Salt Lake Tribune from 9/1/2004 - 9/2/2004. Burial: Benjamin Cemetery Benjamin Utah County Utah, USA

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1916
Waldo Hyrum Christensen was born on 20 Aug 1916
Waldo Hyrum Christensen was 13 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.
Waldo Hyrum Christensen was 14 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.
Waldo Hyrum Christensen was 29 years old when World War II: Hiroshima, Japan is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Waldo Hyrum Christensen was 37 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.
Waldo Hyrum Christensen was 47 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.
Waldo Hyrum Christensen was 56 years old when Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes die (along with a German policeman) at the hands of the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group after being taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day. The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them along with a West German police officer.
Waldo Hyrum Christensen was 69 years old when Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission: Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates after liftoff, killing all seven astronauts on board. The Space Shuttle program was the fourth human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which accomplished routine transportation for Earth-to-orbit crew and cargo from 1981 to 2011. Its official name, Space Transportation System (STS), was taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development.
Waldo Hyrum Christensen was 74 years old when Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.
Waldo Hyrum Christensen died on 30 Aug 2004 at the age of 88
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