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Harvey Frederick Christensen

Male 1902 - 1975  (73 years)

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  • Name Harvey Frederick Christensen 
    Gender Male 
    Born 25 September 1902  Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Cause of Death Stroke (Cardiovascular Accident) 
    Medical Notes Prostate cancer ca 1970
    Died of a cerebrovascular accident (stroke)  [5
    Occupation Plumber Supervisor  [5, 6
    Cemetery Glen Eden Memorial Park, Livonia, Michigan, USA  [5
    Events Applied for marriage license on August 5, 1927 at the Wood County Probate Court. The license was given by Judge B. O. Bistline. The marriage license has several errors: Harvey listed his father as Wallace Christensen and Evelyn stated she was 21 years old.

    The marriage certificate states that Harvey and Evelyn were married August 5, 1927 by Lewis Smith, a Lutheran Minister in Bowling Green Ohio. A second certificate states that the marriage was witnessed by Margaret Smith and J. Lewis Smith.

    Worked for Ford Motor Co in 1937

    Retired from Ford Motor Company, Oct. 1, 1965.  [7, 8, 9, 10
    Residence(s) 05 May 1910: Novi Township with John C. Thomas
    13 Jan 1920-1925: 213 Beechwood Ave, Detroit, MI. In 1921 the address was renumbered to 6537 Beechwood Ave. The house was built in 1915, sits on 0.108 acres, and is 1014 square feet.
    1926-7: 4415 18th, Detroit, MI (have map)
    ??-??: 9247 North Shore, Houghton Lake, MI
    18-Sep-1973: Harvey sold the house at 6244 Payne to Evelyn Christensen
    ??-25 Sep 1975: 3100 Arenac Road (Rte 1, Box 111B), Standish, MI  [5, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
    Died 28 November 1975  Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    • St. Joseph’s Hospital
    Buried 2 December 1975  Livonia, Wayne Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Glen Eden Memorial Park
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Person ID I4  Lisa's Genealogy
    Last Modified 13 November 2016 

    Father Octave Charles Painchaud,   b. 11 July 1878, Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 April 1932, Bear Lake, Manistee Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Marie Dorthea Christensen,   b. 20 June 1879, Bollerslev, Bjolderup, Rise, Aabenraa, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 January 1929, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 22 September 1900  Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Divorced 13 August 1910  Pontiac, Oakland Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Family ID F4  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 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  [19
    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  [9, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
    • Phone Number, 1942: CE-2253 [26]
    +1. Living
     2. Baby Christensen
    +3. Robert Charles Christensen,   b. 5 January 1931, Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 August 2005, Saline, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +4. George Harvey Christensen,   b. 6 July 1932, Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 November 2015, Frankfort, Benzie Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Family ID F2  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 September 1902 - Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 November 1975 - Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, 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
    Harvey Christensen with dogs Gypsie and Spot
    Harvey Christensen with dogs Gypsie and Spot
    Photo taken in 1920 of Harvey in the woods with shot gun and two dogs Gypsie and Spot. Scanned from original held by Joan Christensen.
    Harvey Frederick Christensen
    Harvey Frederick Christensen
    Photo taken in 1922. Scanned from original held by Joan Christensen.
    Harvey Christensen and Evelyn Frank
    Harvey Christensen and Evelyn Frank
    Photo taken August 1927 of Harvey Christensen and Evelyn Frank at their wedding. Scanned from original held by Joan Christensen.
    Harvey Christensen and Evelyn Frank
    Harvey Christensen and Evelyn Frank
    Photo taken August 1927 of Harvey Christensen and Evelyn Frank at their wedding. Scanned from original held by Joan Christensen.
    Harvey Christensen and Evelyn Frank
    Harvey Christensen and Evelyn Frank
    Photo taken in 1947 of Harvey Christensen and Evelyn Frank at the wedding of Harvey's borther Christian William Christensen. Scanned from original held by Joan Christensen.

    Harvey Painschaud Birth Record
    Birth Record for Harvey Painchaud
    Birth record for Harvey Painchaud shows birth to Marie and Octave Painschaud.
    Birth Certificate for Harvey Painschaud
    Birth Certificate for Harvey Painschaud
    Birth Certificate shows birth of Harvey Painschaud to Ocktave Painschaud and Marie Painschaud.
    Funeral Service for Harvey Christensen
    Funeral Service for Harvey Christensen
    Marriage Certificate for Harvey Christensen and Evelyn Frank
    Marriage Certificate for Harvey Christensen and Evelyn Frank
    Marriage Certificiate issued in Ohio shows the marriage of Harvey Christesen and Evelyn Frank at B(owling) Green on 5th August 1927. Scanned from original held by Lisa Christensen.

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

      Was Henry Ford’s gardener and chauffer. Then worked at Ford HQ on Rotunda Dr. Laborer, Autoworker, Farmer, Builder, Plumber. Worked in Willow Run in the 1940’s during WWII. He was in charge of the car fleet at that plant. He worked the night shift (12am to 8 am.) He knew Charles Lindberg. Grandpa parked Charles’ car in the morning as he was leaving. Charles took Grandpa for a ride in a B24 bomber one morning. had the opportunity to meet Charles Lindberg during this time. Supervised at the Central Office Garage until retirement. He worked at Henry Ford’s Farms in 1932.

      We wish to extend our deepest gratitude and appreciation ot the many friends, neighbors, relatives, American Legion and Mr. Liverance, for all their kindness and floral offerings in our recent bereavement.
      Mr. William Christensen
      Mr. Harvey Christensen

      September 30, 1965
      Last day at work. Started at 10:00. Saw all the old friends. Went to lunch at 12 with Ben, Paul, Gean, BreechTacocoa at a Club down river. Home. Change clothes. Little truck all loaded. Got to Bobs about 3. Brought him some walnut plywood. Has supper with them. Got to the lake about 7:30.

      Friday, October 1, 1965
      Harvey Lang came in. Went hunting over at the reed bog. Dan, Mom & Lucille went fishing. Silver grabbed a porcupine, so we wrapped him in a blanket. I took a long nose pliers and pulled out the quills. First he ????, then it felt good and we finished without any trouble.

      Saturday, October 2, 1965
      Bob and Joan and the kids arrived and had breakfast. Real windy out. Woods were beautiful. Went hunting near Higgens Lake. Harv got about 8 shots, Bob 3 or 4, me none--too many leaves. Got back to the cottage. Mom had a big supper. Joan brought a home made apple pie. Boy she can cook. Ice cream to Mom. Jimmy, Lisa, Bob at the card table. Everybody had a wonderful time, even Lucille.

      Sunday, October 3, 1965
      Bob, Harv and I went again. Sam worked real fine. Good pup. Quit early. Too windy. Rain mixed with snow. Harv packed and went home. Mom & Lucille had gone already.

      Monday, October 4, 1965
      Bob and I, Joan, Jim, Lisa had breakfast, then left around noon. I started on the roof and straightened up the wood. Dick put kerosene in the tanks. Night came early. Wind still blowing hard.

      Alberta Hunting Trip diary
      Aug 22, Saturday: We are off. 7 AM. Cloudy. Cool. Had a flat tire, Michigan City. Gas up. Had been raining. Did a little driving today. Gas in DeMoines, Iowa. We are camping at a little of Stuart, Iowa. Long day. 9 PM.

      Aug 23, Sunday: Woke up at 5:30-washed, breakfast and away at 7 am. Seen an old fashioned telephone at the town of Stuart Iowa. Went Cattle land and corn. Follow the Mausuria river to Souix Falls, west thru the South Dakota Badlands. Seen some antelope. We are camping at Mt. Rushmore.

      Aug 24, Monday: Had a nice place to camp by a long resevoir. Lot of wild ducks. See about 100 or more antelope. The first in South Dakota, 7 or 8 on the road out of the Black Hills East of Gellette and Rozet. Rolling country. See the Rockies-they had snow on their peaks. Got to Billing. Got of there on the wrong road. Went about 2 miles, but got straightened out OK. They have some terrable roads out thetrunk line. Reminded me of Mich 50 years ago. We are now going into the wheat country.

      Aug 25: Had a good night sleep. Met a couple of fellows from Louisiana. They camped next to us. Tehy had been to Jasper Park. Hot today. Stopped at the C. M. Russell Museum. It was wonderful. Lots of cattle and wheat. Seen the world’s largest spring at Great Falls on the Missouri across from the Anacnda Copper Mine. The North to Alberta the land is flat as far as you can see. Wheat fields miles and miles. We’re now at Claresholm for the night.

      Aug 26: Camp at Chlareholm. Had easy day’s drive. Nice camp. 2 big forest fires burning. Could see the smoke from the to the south west of us. A little worried about them close in the woods so dry. Well it not much we can do about it.

      Aug 27: Well it rained last night and they have check the fire. Had breakfast. Stayed in Calgary. They have air tower like the one at Seattle about 500 ft tall at the Canadian Pacific Rail Mall. Visit the stores on left for Caroline had planned to spend another but thought we would go in . Arrived at Jameson about 3 PM. Met Mrs Bublle Jameison. Joe & Jake 9, Ester 11 and Harold. They have aa lovely place. Bought my sheep license. Feel kinda rough. Took a hot bath and went to bed.

      Aug 28: Up early. Had a good breakfast. Feeling good. Bought my license ___ -____ sheep. At Rocky Mt. House go back and loaded up. Took the pickup 80 miles up to the Rocky Mts to the place where they have the horses to meet us. From there it is horse back fro 15 miles through the forest. Well the first day in the saddle turned out real good. Not a bit sore. Rode a Pinto Pony named Babe. Real gentle. Very sensitive on the reign. Took some pictures. The Mts are real big Rocks. Had a good supper. Ralph is our cook. Real good. Only 16. Bakes cakes, make pies. We sleep in a 15x14 tent. wood heat. Candles for light.

      Aug 29: Had a good breakfast. Wheattene cereal, bacon and eggs and pancakes. Saddle up the horses. Had a little Bay horse called Blaze. Has a wide white stripe in his face. Sharp little devil and smart. Gentle on the rein. Got a look at some sheep on top of the Mountain. There were 6 in one group and 7 in the other and 3 on the bottom. Ride was 8 miles up an 8 back. Little horse was rough to ride. Well, another day.

      Aug 30: Well, today was Sunday and no hunting in Alberta. Today the airplanes have been disturbing the sheep, but they found the plane had been missing for a week. It was a little Cessna 4 pass. All 4 were dead. Just loafed around. Tomorrow starts our Big Week Hunting.

      Aug 31: Today we start to sheep for the second day. We head for the Horseshoe trip. I rode Babe again. She had a fight with a wild stallion. The horses are all hobbled so they are at a disadvantage. But the wild horses are no large than big shetland ponies. We rode for 1 hr. Up a cannior Water Rocks Windfall tres. You would think the horses could not ge through, but they are like squirrels. We got off at 2000 ft. Then we started to mountain climb up thru pine trees to the timber line. It was to take 2-1/2 hours but I made in 1-1/4 hours. The rest of the climb was graose and rock to the top 8200 ft. Then we went around the rim like a horse shoe. We seen 7 sheep, but they ewes, lambs and one buck, but he was not legal. So we came back down. Part of it was real steep and you use different muscles. But I finished the day tired but felling good. Was hungry. Supper tasted good. Liver potatoes, bean soup, coffee. To bed. Walked about 10 miles.

      Sept 1: Toady I was a little sore and it looked like rain. So Bob and Bud the guide went to a place that Bud likes. We had 2 storms. One hail and rain for 1/2 hr. Real hard. Went fishing. Saw another coming, made it back to camp. Got a little wet. We seen 2 ewes, 1 lamb, 1 2 yr buck. Got back about 6:30.

      Sept 2: Well here I go again. Today I feeling pretty good. We went up the Sachwan Can and took a canyon up as far as we could go. Then we climbed mt side. I climbed on all 4 hand and feet. It was so steep had to stop every 100 to 150 to rest. Harold carried my rifle. He is some guy. His boy is just as good. They are real hunters. We saw 2 rams, 3 ewes and one lamb. Then Harold and I came down as I was tired. Bob and Bud went around a sheep trail to look at another canyon. Boy it was steep coming down. Harold carried my rifle. I took 2 pictures of 2 glaciers from our mt. We got back to the horses ahead of Bob-Bud. We rode, I on Blaze, Bob on Babe, Bud on Melody, Harold on Nick. Haorld is real horse man.

      Sep 3: Well I stay in today. Rested up. Bud and Bob went to another Mt. They rode Buck , Tony Harold. I think this will be the last year for him. He has a good outfit, but the indians are coming in from the Saskatchewan side. And there 2 hunting camps down below us and he say that is no good. And the oil drillers are only 30 miles away. And they also lease cattle range around there. Mt. sheep don’t like people, they move out. The grisley bear has gone. Harold ha a nice outfit. 14 horses, cook tent, 2 large sleeping tents but he say this will be his las year if they don’t make it a wilderness area and let just so many hunters in. Bob and Bud got back at camp late. They seen 15 sheep, 2 rams with good heads.

      Sep 4: Today we are all going to check the sheep. We rode 10 miles. Left our horses. I rode Babe, Bob the Gaymare, Bud Medlody, Harold Nick. Then started up the mountain. First 1/2 up a wash canyon with boulders bigger than a auto. Then up the edge of it on moss grass and some dirt blown down trees. They never rot up here. You talk about sneaking up on geese. That is easy. You watch evey foot step. Where you put it. Careful of loose rock, twigs, limbs. You don’t even whisper. You wacth the wind. After 2 hrs climb, grades that 45 to 60 percent steep, you reach the timber line. Then comes the cross on the shale. 1-1/2 more hrs across to the edge of another canyon, but Harold stop us for lunch as it is 1:30. We stay by a clump of pine trees 3 ft high that are 100 yrs or more old. Then Harold goes to next 200 yds alone crawling on rock and shale. He watches . Finally after 30 minutes he holds up 2 hands. Bob and Bud go over. I keep the camera and took pictures of them. Bob and Harold start across another flat step stone. They got about 100 yds and had to stop as the sheep came out of the timber below. Harold checked them. 2 yearling, 2-3 yr olds, 2-4 yr olds. The horn lack about 3 in. from coming up to the eye that makes them a legal sheep. Then back down the mountain and home. Got in at 8 oclock and it rained. Got wet. Bob said first the rams are so close then it rains and we get wet. I took picture of the sheep.

      Sept 5. I stay in again to rest up for the next trip. Did a little wasing. Straight up my mattress and rested. Took pictures of Bob and Bud goin and of Ralph and his dog going to the road. 15 mile ride. One way 30 for Ralph. Harold will be back Sunday night. Ralph got back. He run into a black bear and on e cub, cub went up a tree and the wos ran over to the bushes and Ralph rode by. Horses did smell or see them as they usually bolt. Then Ralph got 3 spruce hens with a rock. When he got home, Bud and Bob got back. It was so windy that they could do any climbing.

      Sept 6, Sunday: Had our first snow fall up high. It covered the ground and it spit snow all morning. Played some horse shoe. Wash socks. Eat dinner. Harold gt back. Seen a nice size elk on the flats.

      Sept 7: Had one second snow fall everything is covered. Will be late getting out. Only Bob and Bud will try for sheep. Snow and rain could. Could not get out till 3 pm. Then we tried for elk. No luck.

      Sept 9: The sun came up bright. Snow gone. Harold, Bob and Bud are going in to a tough canyon. Back of the fox hole too steep and rough for me. So will walk the flats this afternoon for elk. I seen a moose and her calf. She came right down to where I was setting. She could make out where I was as I was the same color as the grass. Then I came home. Harold, Bud and Bob got back. They seen 5 rams. 1 was 2-3/4/ curl. They were right in shooting distance. 75 yds. They also seen 7 ewew and lambs. So another frustrated day.

      Sep 10: Weather look bad. I feel the same. Bob and Bud went out. I stay by the fire. My worst day so far. They boys saw 7 sheep in the triangle again. Well, one more day and it is raining and snow. As I write the boy’s should be back soon. it is snowing hard now. They were covered with snow and wet.

      Sep 11: Got up feeling a lot better than yesterday. Has almost stopped snowing. We have about 6 to 8 inches. The trees are covered. The wind blew it right into where the horses aer up in the pines. Hope to get out today. This is the best day we have had so far for hunting, but the boys didn’t get out till noon and went back to the oxhole. Seen no sheep, but one had crossed the trail which where they came out.

      Sept 12: We now have 8-10 inches and it look bad. Bob and Bud went out today, but seen no sheep. Harold took my rifle and went to see if he could get a by bull elk that we had seen the early part of thie week. But no luck. He was all covered with snow.

      Sept 13: Today we are up early. 5 oclcok. Packed up as there will be no hunting going out. Well, we called camp 7:30. Tied up the horses that we did not use. It is 4 above zero. I put on insulated underwear, insulated packs rubbers, heavy wool pants, down coat, wool shirt and rubber bands and park. It was clear cold beautiful day. Seen a lot of elk tracks in 2 different meadows. Lots of Moose track. Harold said they are starting their rut now. Lot of mule deer tracks. Harold was worried about the pack. That was to west us as we had a 6250 Mountain pass to cross the road. Sieze up bad at times, but Terry was there ahead of us. Harold felt better. Got transfered to the truck. Bubble had sent a big lunch out sandwiches, hot coffee. Made some cream puffs and bananan cake. Started home. 80 miles to Harold house. See 3 mule deer on the mountain side. Also saw some hunters with a black bear. Got back at 3:30 at Haorld’s. Met the other hunter going out. Had lunch again. Started for Red Deer to get Joan a __ of wedgewood earring. [12, 27, 28, 29]

  • Sources 
    1. [S309] 9-25-1902, Detroit, Michigan.

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    3. [S17] In Memory of Harvey F. Christensen.

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    13. [S3202] Property Details for 6527 Beechwood St, Detroit, MI 48210.

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    15. [S1218] Wayne County Land Records.

    16. [S1150] Evelyn B. Christensen’s Appointment book.

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

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

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    27. [S1842] Card of Thanks.

    28. [S2726] Spiral Notebook 685, Harvey Christensen diary & Evelyn Christensen recipes.

    29. [S18] Alberta hunting trip journal, Harvey Christensen.

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