Elna Christensen Hall was born 21 September 1877 in Kobenhavn, Denmark to Carl Christian Christensen (1848-1916) and Ane Marie Nielsine Mikkelsen (1854-1885) and died 9 June 1955 Preston, Franklin County, Idaho, United States of unspecified causes. She married Cumorah Angus Hall (1867-1918) 22 October 1893 in Mink Creek, Franklin County, Idaho, United States.

Elna Helene Christine Christensen - Immigrated from Denmark to America at age 3.

Vital Stats


Cumorah Angus Hall and wife Elna

Elna was the third child of Carl and Ane Marie and was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Based on the birthplace of younger siblings, we can tell they came to America between May 1881 and Nov 1882. Afterwards a lot of important family events take place in Mink Creek Idaho. Her parents are both buried in Mink Creek Cemetery. She is the daughter of Carl C Christensen and Ane Marie Mikkelsen. Elna and her family immigrated to Mink Creek, Idaho around 1883. She marries Cumorah Hall on 22 October 1893 in Mink Creek.

Cumorah Angus Hall occupation was also a blacksmith. Some item that Sylvester Hall had was his father's watch and a miniature horse shoe which Cumorah had made.

He married his first wife, Sylvia, when she was 14 years old. She bore him a child two years later. But both mother and child died in November of the following year in Salt Lake City. Sylvia was only 17 years old.

His second wife, Elna, was a Danish immigrant. They were married at Mink Creek, which is an unincorporated community in Franklin County, Idaho. Mink Creek is located along Idaho State Highway 36 about 12.5 miles northeast of Preston.

They homesteaded at Lewistown, Montana. Since they were members of the LDS Church, the churchwould send member travelers in their area to their farm for assistance. This was over done and burned them out that they became inactive.

He died on Christmas Eve, 1918 on the family ranch in Lewiston Montana. This was at about the same time when his son Sylvester had just returned to the mainland after serving in the military overseas during the First World War. The cause of death is believed to be the part of the Spanish Flu that plagued the world that year.

Elna died 9-Jun-1955 and was buried on 13-Jun-1955 in Preston, Idaho. FindAGrave his picture of gravestone for Elna H. Hall at the Preston Cemetery confirming birth and death dates above. Husband is buried in Montana.

Offspring of Cumorah Angus Hall and Elna Helene Christine Christensen (1877-1955)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Carl Hall (1894-1945) 29 September 1894 Mound Valley, Bannock County, Idaho 30 January 1945 Preston, Franklin County, Idaho Pearl Hansine Jensen (1898-1979)
Sylvester Angus Hall (1896-1972) 24 February 1896 Elba, Cassia County, Idaho 4 December 1972 Evanston, Uinta County, Wyoming Emma Maude Sparks (1899-1991)
May Sylvia Hall (1899-1932) 1 November 1899 Sublet, Cassia County, Idaho 1 May 1932 Earl Leon Vadnais (1896-1982)
Elna Rose Hall (1904-1991) 27 June 1904 Niter, Caribou County, Idaho 26 October 1991 North Bend, Coos County, Oregon Ralph C Ashton (1893-1958)
Infant Hall (1910-1910) 1910 Niter, Caribou County, Idaho 1910 Niter, Caribou County, Idaho
Ida Dorothy Hall (1914-1991) 22 September 1914 Lewistown, Fergus County, Montana 2 December 1991 Preston, Franklin County, Idaho Parley Grant Byington (1902-1978)

Children of Cumorah and Elna Hall

  1. William Carl Hall (1894-1945) - m. Pearl Jensen
  2. Sylvester Angus Hall (1896-1972) - m. Emma Sparks - 3 children - engineer on the Union Pacific Railroad
  3. May Sylvia Hall (1899-1932) - m. Earl Vanais
  4. Elna Rose Hall (1904-1991) - m. Ralph Ashton
  5. Infant Hall (1910-1910)
  6. Ida Dorothy Hall (1914-1991) - m. Parley Byington


Vital Records

1882 New York City Immigration Lists

Arrival on Steamship Nevada: Origination Denmark / Source New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1891. Event Date - 1882/1883.

  • Carl Christensen (33)
  • Ana Christensen (27)
  • Jorgen Christensen (4)
  • Elna Christensen (3)
  • Ina Christensen (11 mos)

1920 US Census

Take at Lewiston 2nd Ward, Fergus Co, Montana - husbands blacksmith property? Elna is recently widowed and her son Sylvester has just returned from the Great War in Europe.

  • Elna H Hall (F-42) - Ocp: Common Labor at Hotel
  • Sylvester A Hall (M-23) - Ocp: Farm Hand - Ranch
  • Rose E Hall (F-15)
  • Dorothy I Hall (F-5)
  • Mary S Vadnais (F-20) - daughter of Elna / Ocp: Work for Private Family
  • Elna R Vadnais (F-20mos) - granddaughter of Elna, born in Montana

1930 US Census

Taken at Preston, Franklin, Idaho

  • Elna H Hall (F-52)
  • Dorothy I Hall (F-15) - born in Montana

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