Hans Jorgan Mortensen Jr

4 December 1881–5 June 1956 (Age 74)
Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States

The Life of Hans Jorgan

When Hans Jorgan Mortensen Jr was born on 4 December 1881, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, his father, Hans Jorgen Pedersen Mortensen, was 44 and his mother, Jane Elizabeth Holyoak, was 28. He married Cora Viola Lemmon on 7 June 1907, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and Los Angeles Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 5 June 1956, in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hans Jorgan Mortensen Jr
1881–1956
Cora Viola Lemmon
1881–1971
Marriage: 7 June 1907
Thelda Mortensen
1908–1950
Inez Mortensen
1913–1972
Lester Lemmon Mortensen
1915–1956
Helen Mortensen
1918–1994

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
7 June 1907
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 1

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 20

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Morten ( see Martin 1).

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

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Story Highlight

Hans Jorgen Mortensen Jr.

Born 4 December 1881 in Parowan, Utah, md. Cora Viola Lemmon. She was born 30 July 1881 Parowan, Utah. He filled a successful mission and was bishop of Parowan for a number of years. He was superinten …

Sources (3)

  • Hans Jorgensen Mortensen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Hans J Mortensen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Hans Mortensen, "United States Census, 1940"

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