Dwight Cunningham Jensen

13 June 1915–19 February 1989 (Age 73)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Dwight Cunningham

When Dwight Cunningham Jensen was born on 13 June 1915, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, William Hans Jensen, was 34 and his mother, Katie Vilate Cunningham, was 29. He married Areta Barber Benson on 7 January 1942, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 19 February 1989, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Centerville Memorial Park, Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dwight Cunningham Jensen
1915–1989
Areta Barber Benson
1913–2013
Marriage: 7 January 1942

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
7 January 1942
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch

Age 1

The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 20

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • Dwight Cunningham Jensen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Dwight C Jensen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Dwight Cunningham Jensen in household of Areta Benson Jensen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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