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Carl Alfred Christiansen

Carl Alfred Christiansen ( 10. juli 1856 i Christiania, døpt 24 August 1856 i Garnison Menighet, Oslo, Akershus - 16.1.1903 i USA ) var sønn av Carl Christiansen (1829 i Østre Toten, Oppland- 17. mars 1881 i Kristiania,) og Andrine Sendresen (13. april 1825 i Christiania- 13.januar 1898 sst). Broren Emil Christiansen (1861-1932) emigrerte også til Amerika.

Carl Alfred Christiansen ble utdannet ved Akers mek. verksted og senere ved Kristiania Tekniske skole. Han emigrerte til Philadelphia i USA 1878 og arbeidet hos Baldwin Locomotive Works, og for William Sellers.

Gift 16.2.1882 i Philadelphia, USA med enken etter Ole Olsen Guthe (død 1881), Doris Martine “Martha” Guthe Madsen (26.2.1854 i Norge - 2.januar 1907 i Troy, Rensselaer County, New York).

Barn: Alf Henrik Wergeland Christiansen (1 Mars 1884 i Kristiania - 3. August 1969 i Utica, Oneida County, New York), Olaf John Christiansen (18. Sept 1885-7 April 1927 i California), Ambjor Harriet Suhrland (5. November 1887 i Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts- 11.Oktober 1934 i Schroon, Essex County, New York), George Christiansen (1893-), Charles Sigurd Christiansen (14. October 1894 i New York- 14. December 1980).

Kenneth Bjork;

After putting in a hard periode at sea and in the machine shop, Christiansen went trough Christiania`s Technical Collage. He arrived in Philadelphia in 1880 and worked for the Baldwin Locomotive Works and for William Sellers.

Later he was employed by Brown and Sharpe at Providence, and by Hinckley Locomotive Company in Boston, and in 1883 he transferred to the Watertown Arsenal. Ordered to the Watertvliet Arsenal, Christiansen became master mechanic of the newly completed gun factory. His last project, before his death in 1903, was the completion of the largest coast defence gun in the world.

In 1984, the Cannon Shop at Watervliet was dedicated to his memory and is now a National Historic Landmark.

Obituary barna ;

  • "Mrs. Leif Suhrland, sister of Dr. A. W. Christiansen, died suddenly yesterday at her home at Schroon Lake, following a brief illness. She was born in Watertown coming to Watervliet to live when a little girl. She had been a resident at Schroon Lake for the last 15 years. While a resident here she attended Trinity Episcopal Church. Besides her husband, the survivors include three daughters, two sons, and three brothers, Dr. A. W. Christiansen and Charles Christiansen of this city, and George Christiansen of Erie, Pa. Funeral services will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o'clock in the Chapel at the Albany Rural Cemetery." ["The Troy Times" (Troy, NY), Friday Evening, October 12, 1934, Page Two]
  • Dr. Alf Wergeland Christiansen was born on 1 Mar 1884 in Oslo, Norway, and died from an acute coronary occlusion on 3 Aug 1969 at his residence, the Masonic Home, Utica, New York, aged 85 years, 5 months, and 2 days. Son of Carl Alfred Christiansen and Doris Madsen Guthe Christiansen. Widower of Ellen Angela Geschke Christiansen. Brother of Charles and George Christiansen. Cremated 5 Aug 1969 at Gardner Earl Crematorium, Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, NY (cremation #59213). Interment 11 Aug 1969 in the Mrs. Doris Christiansen plot, section 110, lot 21.

~Albany Rural Cemetery Burial Card

  • "CHRISTIANSEN --- At St. Mary's Hospital, December 14, 1980. Charles Sigurd Christiansen; husband of the late Edith Whitehurst Christiansen; uncle of Dr. George Lief Suhrland of Okemas, Michigan, George B. Christiansen Jr. of Rochester, N.Y., Doris Sanford of Massena, N.Y., Ruth Sullivan and Edna Bowerman, both of Indian Lake, N.Y., Carl Suhrland of Houston, Texas and Charles E. Christiansen of Watervliet. Funeral service Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. from Trinity Episcopal Church, Watervliet. Friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, 276 Pawling Ave., Troy Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Interment Memory's Garden, Colonie. Evening Star Lodge, F. & A.M. will conduct services at the funeral home Tuesday at 7:30 p.m." [The Times Record (Troy, NY), Tuesday, December 16, 1980, p. 11]

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