Ruth Spence Jensen

26 April 1923–10 November 2006 (Age 83)
Cardston, Alberta, Canada

The Life of Ruth Spence

When Ruth Spence Jensen was born on 26 April 1923, in Cardston, Alberta, Canada, her father, John Marinus Jensen, was 34 and her mother, Elizabeth Broadbent Spence, was 32. She married Robert Leo Homer on 2 May 1943, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. She lived in Sutter, California, United States in 1935 and Nicolaus Judicial Township, Sutter, California, United States in 1940. She died on 10 November 2006, in Carmichael, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Rio Oso, Sutter, California, United States.

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Robert Leo Homer
Ruth Spence Jensen
Marriage: 2 May 1943

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2 May 1943
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 11

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 22

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

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 (3)

  • Ruth Spence Jensen Homer in household of Robert Leo Homer, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Ruth Jensen in household of Elizabeth Jensen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Jensen in household of John Jensen, "United States Census, 1930"

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