Nephi United States Centennial Jensen

16 February 1876–2 September 1955 (Age 79)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Nephi United States Centennial

When Nephi United States Centennial Jensen was born on 16 February 1876, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Soren Jensen, was 37 and his mother, Kjerstine Rasmusen, was 38. He married Margaret Fife Smith on 9 April 1902, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Forest Dale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910 and Salt Lake City Ward 6, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 2 September 1955, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Nephi United States Centennial Jensen
Margaret Fife Smith
Marriage: 9 April 1902
Paul Smith Jensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 April 1902Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 5
    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 · Utah becomes a state
    Age 20
    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.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 22
    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

    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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    Exerpts from Soren Jensen's life

    In Skanderborg County in the town of Hvirring, Denmark on 14th of June 1838 Soren Jensen was born as the second son and child of Jens Peter Sorensen and Ane Kjerstine Jensen. The parents were wealthy …

    Sources (24)

    • Nephi U S C Jensen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Nephi in entry for Paul Smith Jensen and Lila Lucille Luker, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Nephi Jensen, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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