Niels Lewis Larsen
A Shortened Life
Niels Lewis Larsen
Born: 20 May 1867; Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah (father: Oluf Christian Larsen; mother: Anna Marie Pedersen)
Married: There are two marriages, see below
Died: 12 February 1896; Fairview, Sanpete, Utah
Buried: Fairview Pioneer Cemetery, Lower Section, block 02 lot 14
History of Niels Lewis Larsen and Mary Eleanor Vance Larsen published in the "Histories of those Buried in the Old Pioneer Cemetery Fairview, Utah, Complied by the North Bend DUP, July 1999. Written by Ellen Budvarson Guy and David Larsen, submitted by Lawrence Larsen.
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Niels Lewis Larsen was married twice. At a very young age and already a widower, he was raising a young family in Fairview, Utah, when tragedy came to his life again. One day while loading logs onto a wagon, a log flipped up catching him under his chin. He was instantly killed thus leaving his young wife Mary to care for her two sons. Niels Lewis Larsen is buried in the Fairview City Cemetery, pioneer section.
Niels Lewis Larsen's first wife was Mary Christena Olson Larsen. They had one son, Lewis Mariel Larsen who died in infancy. Mary Christena Olson Larsen died just after giving birth. She and baby Lewis are buried in the Fairview City Cemetery in the pioneer section (see photos) next to Niels Lewis Larsen. If anyone can provide us information on Mary Christena Olson Larsen, please contact us.
Niels Lewis Larsen's second wife was Mary Eleanor Vance Larsen. They had two sons together before Niels was killed in the logging accident. The two sons were George Franklin Larsen and Lawrence Erick Larsen. Mary Eleanor Vance Larsen lived a full life that was not easy, but she sustained herself and her sons. She is buried in the Fairview City Cemetery, pioneer section next to Niels Lewis Larsen.
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