Peter T Jensen

9 December 1876–14 September 1952 (Age 75)
Ellsworth, Hamilton, Iowa, United States

The Life of Peter T

When Peter T Jensen was born on 9 December 1876, in Ellsworth, Hamilton, Iowa, United States, his father, Thomas Christian Jensen, was 35 and his mother, Kirsten Marie Pedersen, was 28. He married Mary Christine Christensen on 19 January 1898, in Jewell, Hamilton, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Buffalo Center, Winnebago, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States for about 19 years. He died on 14 September 1952, in Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Clear Lake Cemetery, Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States.

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Peter T Jensen
Mary Christine Christensen
Marriage: 19 January 1898
Irving Claire Jensen
Frances Viola Jensen
Victor Robert Jensen
Thomas Mark Jensen
Louise Jensen

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19 January 1898
Jewell, Hamilton, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 8

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a reduced form of Johannes ( see John ). This is Denmark's most frequent surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Peter T Jensen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Peter Jensen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Peter T Jensen, "United States Census, 1930"

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