Martha Jensina Marcussen

Female5 April 1850–23 August 1935

Brief Life History of Martha Jensina

When Martha Jensina Marcussen was born on 5 April 1850, in Horsens, Vor Frelsers, Nim, Skanderborg, Denmark, her father, Rasmus Marcusen, was 42 and her mother, Karen Marie Christensen, was 37. She married Henry Holmes on 22 February 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in Eden, Weber, Utah, United States in 1880 and Cisco, Grand, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 23 August 1935, in Moab, Grand, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Grand Valley Cemetery, Moab, Grand, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Asbury Hammond
Martha Jensina Marcussen
Marriage: 5 April 1881
Ihaka Kanapa "Isaac" Whaanga

Sources (29)

  • Marte Jenssine Marenssen in household of Rasmus Marenssen, "Denmark Census, 1855"
  • Martha Jesina Hammond, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Martha Marcusen in household of Rasmus Marcusen, "Denmark Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 April 1881Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 7

    Historical Boundaries 1857: Weber, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Utah, Utah, United States

    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

    Age 9

    The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 25

    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Alf, Britt. German Hans, Kurt, Otto.

    Danish, Norwegian, North German, and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Marcus (see Mark 1). In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variant Markussen .

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

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    Story Highlight


    HISTORY OF MARTHA JENSINA MARCUSSEN HOLMES HAMMOND by her granddaughter, Alice Karen Sorensen Mower April 1982 Martha Holmes was the only grandmother I knew and I loved her dearly. I remember her …

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