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Robert Charles Christensen

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  • Name Robert Charles Christensen 
    Gender Male 
    Born 5 January 1931  Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Henry Ford Hospital
    Baptism 8 February 1931  Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Cause of Death Melanoma  [2
    Confirmation 25 March 1945 
    • Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Atonement
    Died 6 August 2005  Saline, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • at home
    Cremation 8 August 2005  Ypsilanti, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Tri-County Cremation Service
    Occupation Packaging Engineer 
    Cemetery Colorado 39.226375N 107.118913889W 
    Death Notice The Ann Arbor News
    Sunday, August 7, 2005
    p. B5
    Obituaries

    Christensen, Robert
    Saline, MI
    Age 74, passed away Augut 6, 2005 at his home in Saline. Bob was born January 5, 1931 in Detroit, MI, son of the late Harvey and Evelyn (Frank) Christensen. Bob was a graduate of Michigan State University and worked for General Motors from 1960-1986. He has been a resident of Saline since 1972. Survivors include his wife Joan, son James, and daughter Lisa; grandchildren Michael and Katherine; brothers Richard and George; and many nieces and nephews. A keen hunter and traveler, Bob had viited all seven continents on recent travels with his wife Joan. Contributions may be made to Arbor Hospice Foundation, Ann Arbor. www.arborhospice.org. Arrangements by Generations Funeral and Cremation Service.  [3, 4
    Residence(s) Jan 5, 1931-: 7764 Burnett, Detroit, MI

    Dec 25, 1931-July 9, 1932 - 4711 Helen, Dearborn, MI
    Dec 17, 1937 - 7540 Coleman, Dearborn, MI
    01 May 1939-??: 6244 Payne, Dearborn, MI
    1959: Great Lakes Naval Training Acadamy, Great Lakes, IL
    Hawaii, California
    ??-1972: 4391 N. Gale Road, Davison, MI
    1972-2005 : 5504 Bethel Church Road, Saline, MI  [5, 6, 7
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    Person ID I2  Lisa's Genealogy
    Last Modified 30 December 2014 

    Father Harvey Frederick Christensen,   b. 25 September 1902, Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 November 1975, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Evelyn Bertha Frank,   b. 8 May 1908, Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 August 1993, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 5 August 1927  Bowling Green, Wood Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Divorced 13 July 1973  [9
    Residence(s) 1927: 6537 Beechwood Ave., Detroit, MI
    1928-9: boards at 9423 Stoepel, Detroit, MI, built in 1926, 1152 sq ft on 0.092 acres.
    1930 - Jan 5, 1931 - 7764 Burnette, Detroit, MI (have map), built in 1925, 1008 sq. ft., on 0.086 acres
    1931: 5125 Tillman Ave., Detroit, MI
    July 9, 1932 - 4711 Helen, Dearborn, MI , built in 1930, 1404 sq ft, 2 stories, 8 rooms
    1932-36: 5039 Ternes Ave, Dearborn, MI, built in 1927, 1477 sq ft, 7 rooms
    Dec 17, 1937 - 7540 Coleman, Dearborn, MI, built in 1925, 11 rooms, 1536 sq ft
    01 May 1939-??: 6244 Payne Ave, Dearborn, MI, built in 1939, 6 rooms, 1386 sq ft  [7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
    Notes 
    • Phone Number, 1942: CE-2253 [16]
    Family ID F2  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Joan Nancy Tonsing,   b. 21 August 1938, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 July 2013, Lodi Twp., Washtenaw Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 15 August 1959  Port Clinton, Ottawa Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • St John Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Residence(s) June 9, 1964-August 1972: 4391 N. Gale Rd, Flint, Michigan  [17
    Children 
    +1. Living
     2. Living
    Family ID F1  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 January 1931 - Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 8 February 1931 - Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 August 1959 - Port Clinton, Ottawa Co., Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Farm Town Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Photos
    Bob Christensen
    Bob Christensen
    Bob on a pony. Photo taken about 1940
    Bob Christensen
    Bob Christensen
    Photo taken about 1931 - 1 of a set of 3. Scanned from original held by Joan Christensen.
    Bob Christensen
    Bob Christensen
    Photo taken about 1931 - 1 of a set of 3. Scanned from original held by Joan Christensen.
    Bob Christensen
    Bob Christensen
    Photo taken about 1931 - 1 of a set of 3. Scanned from original held by Joan Christensen.
    Bob Christensen
    Bob Christensen
    A colorised version of a photo taken of Baby Bob in 1931. Scanned from original held by Joan Christensen.
    Bob Christensen
    Bob Christensen
    Bob on a pony. Taken about 1940. Scanned from original held by Joan Christensen.
    Bob Christensen
    Bob Christensen
    Bob's High School Graduation photo. Bob graduated from Fordson High School in Dearborn, Michigan in 1949. Scanned from original held by Joan Christensen.

    Documents
    Birth Record for Robert Charles Christensen
    Birth Certificate for Robert Christensen

  • Notes 
    • Card submitted to WMGS Surname Index, 11/20/95

      Robert was delivered by Dr. Kline. Dr. Kline was assissted by Dr. Burnside. He was 7 lbs 12 ounces. He was born at 7:45. HIs first tooth came in on August 5, 1931. He was named Robert because Harvey and Evelyn liked the nickname Bob. His middle name was Charles after his uncle Chap and grandpa Charles [Frank.] He was baptised at home on Feb 1931 by Rev. A Tong of Evangelical English Lutheran Church. His godmother was Edna Novak. His godfather was John Thomas. He was given a silver peace dollar by John Thomas to keep forever.

      Robert's birth certificate states that he was the 4th child born to Evelyn Frank Christensen. It also stated that there were three children living at the time. Dorothy Sheppard remembers hearing that Evelyn gave birth to a still born girl after Richard was born. There wasn't enough time for Evelyn to have two children between Richard and Robert unless they were twins. It's possible that Robert was only the third child and there is a mistake on his birth certificate. There is on evidence of any children prior to Richard. Robert was delivered at Henry Ford Hospital by A. G. Klein.

      Attended Maple Elementary school, Dearborn, MI
      Attended high school at Fordson High School, 13800 Ford Rd, Dearborn, MI, 48126
      Graduated from Great Lakes Navel Training Center May 30, 1949
      Completed a 16 week Elementary Mine Warfare course in Yorktown VA, 8 Oct 1949
      Promoted to rank of Mineman Seaman March 22, 1950, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii
      He was issued a certificate for Training & Education on September 8, 1953.
      Graduated in 1958 from MSU’s College of Agriculture & Natural Resources with a major in Packaging Engineering.

      Burned his hands playing with fireworks while living on Coleman (1937-1939). [6, 18]

  • Sources 
    1. [S31] .

    2. [S1358] .

    3. [S2987] Obituaries, Robert Christensen, Saline.

    4. [S1359] .

    5. [S76] .

    6. [S2727] ((Baby Mine Company: Grand Rapids, Michigan)).

    7. [S309] .

    8. [S70] .

    9. [S130] .

    10. [S594] .

    11. [S1159] Evelyn B. Christensen’s Appointment book.

    12. [S1208] ((Detroit, Mich.: R.L. Polk & Co., 1941)).

    13. [S1209] ((Detroit, Mich.: R.L. Polk & Co., 1943)).

    14. [S1210] ((Detroit, Mich.: R.L. Polk & Co., 1946)).

    15. [S1211] ((Detroit, Mich.: R.L. Polk & Co., 1948)).

    16. [S1215] .

    17. [S1443] Robert & Joan Christensen’s Warranty Deed.

    18. [S1433] Phone call from Steve.


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