James William Jenson

9 February 1878–24 November 1950 (Age 72)
Peoa, Summit, Utah, United States

The Life of James William

When James William Jenson was born on 9 February 1878, in Peoa, Summit, Utah, United States, his father, Ola Jönsson, was 38 and his mother, Anna Carlsdotter, was 35. He married Nancy Evelyn Benson on 21 December 1908, in Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Gooseberry, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1900 and Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 24 November 1950, in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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James William Jenson
Nancy Evelyn Benson
Marriage: 21 December 1908
Eula Fern Jenson
James William Jenson Jr
Avril Benson Jenson
Ferrin Willis Jenson
Evelyn Jenson

Spouse and Children

21 December 1908
Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1896 · Tabernacle Caught on Fire

Age 18

On February 9, 1896, the Tabernacle caught on fire and burned. It was rebuilt in and dedicated in 1897 by George Q. Cannon.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English: perhaps an altered spelling of Janson .2 Respelling of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Jensen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James W Jenson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Jos W Janson in household of Ola Janson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James W Jensen, "United States Census, 1940"

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