Dorthea Jacobbine Jensen

30 April 1861–15 February 1911 (Age 49)
Torsted, Stjernholm, Denmark

The Life Summary of Dorthea Jacobbine

When Dorthea Jacobbine Jensen was born on 30 April 1861, in Torsted, Stjernholm, Denmark, her father, Mikkel Jensen, was 46 and her mother, Ane Sofia Christensen, was 33. She died on 15 February 1911, in Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Crescent, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States.

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Mikkel Jensen
Ane Sofia Christensen
Karen Magrethe Mikkelsen
Else Cathrine Mikkelsen
Christine H Mikkelsen
Dorthea Jacobbine Jensen

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World Events (8)

Age 2
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House
Age 6
The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
Age 14
In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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 (2)

  • Dorthea J. Jensen, "Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960"
  • Dorthea J. Jensen, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"

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