Rodney Siddoway Jensen

18 October 1915–15 March 1968 (Age 52)
Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Rodney Siddoway

When Rodney Siddoway Jensen was born on 18 October 1915, in Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Joseph Frederick Jensen, was 41 and his mother, Isabell Siddoway, was 35. He married Doris Irene Bird on 4 May 1936, in Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 15 March 1968, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rodney Siddoway Jensen
1915–1968
Doris Irene Bird
1920–1976
Marriage: 4 May 1936
Gary Joseph Jensen
1937–2001
David Bird Jensen
1940–1951
Shirley Ann Jensen
1942–2008

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 May 1936
Sandy, 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.
1931

Age 16

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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)

  • Rodney Sidaway Jensen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Rodney Siddoway Jensen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Rodney Jensen in household of Joseph F Jensen, "United States Census, 1920"

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