Berdella Jensen

22 February 1895–29 January 1973 (Age 77)
Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Berdella

When Berdella Jensen was born on 22 February 1895, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States, her father, Peter Christian Jensen, was 27 and her mother, Emma Caroline Paulsen, was 26. She married Wilford Woodruff Barlow on 5 September 1917, in Logan Utah Temple, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. She lived in Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States in 1922. She died on 29 January 1973, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Preston Cemetery, Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Claudius Eugene Hawkes
Berdella Jensen
Marriage: 2 September 1925
Raona Hawkes
Claudia Lee Hawkes

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 September 1925Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 1
    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.
    1896 · Utah becomes a state
    Age 1
    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 21
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Berdella (Della) Jensen's short time together with Wilford Woodruff Barlow

    (This excerpt of Della's history was taken from the Barlow-Tolman “Family Book of Remembrance” compiled by Leondias Devon Mecham, 1953, pp. 327-328. Della’s history was submitted by David Rawlings …

    Sources (29)

    • Birdella Jensen Hawkes in household of Claudius Eugene Hawkes, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Della Jensen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Bordella Jensen Hawkes in household of Claudius Eugene Hawkes, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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