Amos Ephraim Jensen

2 July 1879–22 August 1938 (Age 59)
Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Amos Ephraim

When Amos Ephraim Jensen was born on 2 July 1879, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, James Jensen, was 31 and his mother, Anna Sophia Christensen, was 29. He married Ida Ethel Despain on 28 March 1906, in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States in 1880 and Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 22 August 1938, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Amos Ephraim Jensen
Ida Ethel Despain
Marriage: 28 March 1906
De Vone Oliane Jensen
Leah Jensen
James DeSpain Jensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 March 1906Granite, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 2
    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.
    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Age 3
    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 17
    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Holger, Einer, Jorgen, Bent, Knud, Per, Ove, Morten.Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a shortened form of Johannes (see John ). This is the most frequent surname in Denmark. In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variant Jenssen . Compare Jenson 2 and Johnson .English: variant of Jennison .

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

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    Sources (53)

    • Amos Ephraim Jensen in entry for Devone Oliane Jensen, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Amos Ephraim Jensen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Amos E in entry for Arthur Jabez Reynolds and Leah Jensen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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