"History of Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties Wisconsin"

Compiled by George O.Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others. Printed in 1924 by H.C.Cooper. Jr. & Co., Minneapoli-Winona MN. ill. 787 pages. The first two hundred pages are history of the three counties, the remainder of the book is biographies.


Christiansen, C. M. vice president and general manager of the Hackley-Phelps-Bonnell Co. at Phelps and a very prominent man in the business and financial world, was born at Wausau, Wis., Nov. 4, 1886, son of Nels and Augusta (EVANSON) CHRISTIANSEN. The father was a native of Denmark and came to America in 1874; after spending two years in Michigan he removed in 1876 to Wausau, Wis., and was a well-known lumberman there for many years; he retired in 1918 and since that time has made his home with his son, subject of this sketch. The mother died April 29, 1917. Three children were born to these parents; Ella, Harry and C.M. C.M. CHRISTIANSEN became familiar with the lumber business in Merrill and Hawkins, Wis., and in 1910 he went to Chicago and there organized the Christiansen Lumber Company, of which he was the head for five years. On May 1, 1915, he came to Phelps as general manager of the Hackley-Phelps-Bonnell Co., and in addition to his duties in that capacity he has since accepted the vice presidency of the company. In 1921 he organized the Phelps State Bank, a strong financial institution of which he has since been president. March 1, 1913, Mr. CHRISTIANSEN married Leta COVEY, daughter of William L. and Louise (COTEY) COVEY, now of Phelps. The home circle of Mr. and Mrs. CHRISTIANSEN has been broadened and brightened by the birth of a son, Phillip Robert, on April 17, 1922. The family attend the Congregational Church and Mrs. CHRISTIANSEN is a very active and devoted worker in the church. The service Mr. CHRISTIANSEN has rendered this community, always directing his great influence toward its upbuilding, has been of incalculable benefit.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 445-446, History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others 1924, H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co

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