Jens Alma Andersen

Brief Life History of Jens Alma

When Jens Alma Andersen was born on 23 September 1884, in South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Jens Andersen, was 28 and his mother, Emilie Johansdotter, was 26. He married Cora Edna McEntire on 14 January 1909, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Farr West, Weber, Utah, United States in 1900 and United States for about 5 years. He died on 11 August 1939, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Jens Alma Andersen
Cora Edna McEntire
Marriage: 14 January 1909
Ivan Alma Anderson
Ira William Anderson
Norma Anderson

Sources (43)

  • Jens Alma Anderson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Jens Alma Anderson, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939"
  • Jens Alma Anderson, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1896 · Utah Becomes a State

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Lars, Nels, Per, Anders, Holger, Jorgen, Thor, Bjorn, Helmer, Alf.

Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas . Compare Anderson 1.

Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, and very rare Danish patronymic Anderssen, a cognate of 1 above. Compare Andersson 2.

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

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Jens Alma Anderson & His Famous Onions

WEBER STILL SENDING FARM PRODUCE CARS Cozydale Grower Attains Onion Inspection Honors District Inspector LeRoy Marsh said today that 500 cars of produce have gone out of Weber district under federal …

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