Percy Jens Hansen

Male5 February 1905–8 November 1986

Brief Life History of Percy Jens

When Percy Jens Hansen was born on 5 February 1905, in California, United States, his father, Peter Hansen, was 37 and his mother, Hanne Marie Knudsen, was 33. He married Margrethe Anna Nielsen on 14 July 1938, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States. He lived in Alameda Judicial Township, Alameda, California, United States in 1940 and Alameda, Alameda, California, United States for about 1 years. He died on 8 November 1986, at the age of 81, and was buried in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States.

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Percy Jens Hansen
Margrethe Anna Nielsen
Marriage: 14 July 1938

Sources (14)

  • Percy J Hansen, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Percy Jens Hansen - Government record: birth-name: Peter Jens Hansen
  • Percy Jens Hansen, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 July 1938Oakland, Alameda, California, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1906 · Saving Food Labels

    Age 1

    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

    Age 1

    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.


    Age 22

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Nels, Niels, Thor, Jorgen, Knud, Holger, Morten, Nils, Einer, Johan.

    Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Flemish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Hans . This is the most common surname in Norway. Compare Hanson 4 and also 2 below.

    Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, Dutch, Flemish, and Danish Hanssen , a variant of 1 above. Compare Hansson 2.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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