Mary Sophia Jensen

18 December 1876–16 March 1944 (Age 67)
Moroni, Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of Mary Sophia

When Mary Sophia Jensen was born on 18 December 1876, in Moroni, Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States, her father, Christen Jensen, was 28 and her mother, Anna Christina Bengtsson, was 22. She married Lewis Swensen on 28 August 1895, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Conejos, Colorado, United States in 1900 and Ward 5 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1910. She died on 16 March 1944, in Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Moroni City Cemetery, Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Swensen
Mary Sophia Jensen
Marriage: 28 August 1895
Addie Sophia Swensen
Mary Luella Swensen
Ethel Elizabeth Swensen
Carrie Macel Swensen
Mildred Kesten Swensen
Avonda Zillah Swensen
Oswald Lewis Swensen
Christo Israel Swensen
Wayland Maurell Swensen
Ida Emmelyn Swensen
Nola Mynon Swensen

Spouse and Children

28 August 1895
Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1881 · Denver becomes State Capitol

Age 5

On Nov 8 1881, Denver becomes the state capitol, due to an economic boom the city experienced in the 1880s.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Mary Sophia Swenson in household of Lewis Swenson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Mary Jensen Swenson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Mary Sophia Jensen Swensen in household of Lewis Swensen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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