James Christian Jensen

16 February 1860–21 February 1955 (Age 95)
Ørslev, Sæbygård, Denmark

The Life Summary of James Christian

When James Christian Jensen was born on 16 February 1860, in Ørslev, Sæbygård, Denmark, his father, Jorgen Jensen, was 36 and his mother, Ane Marie Madsdatter, was 34. He married Anne Katrina Martena Mortensen on 22 November 1883, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States in 1930 and Spanish Fork Election Precinct, Utah, Utah, United States for about 5 years. He died on 21 February 1955, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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James Christian Jensen
Anne Katrina Martena Mortensen
Marriage: 22 November 1883
Mary Ann Jensen
Jennie Christena Jensen
Clara Olena Jensen
James Bernell Jensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 November 1883Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1868 · Magasin Du Nord
    Age 8
    Magasin is a Danish chain of department stores that was founded in 1868 in Copenhagen and still exists today. They can be found in Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, and the UK.
    Age 26
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Ane Marie Madsen--A vignette by Ruth M. Jensen

    [Explanation: This was written from several accounts, especially from one written by my father-in-law, Charles H. Jensen, who was the grandson of Ane Marie Madsen and Jorgen Jensen. This was first pr …

    Sources (24)

    • Jas C Jenson in entry for James Burnell Jenson, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • James Jensen in household of Joseph Richman, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Jas. C. Jensen in entry for Sanford Bird Wilson Jr. and Clara Jensen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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