Jens Peter Anderson Jensen

30 April 1912–16 October 1996 (Age 84)
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

The Life of Jens Peter Anderson

Jens Peter Anderson Jensen was born on 30 April 1912, in Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand as the son of Jens Peter Jensen and Gertrude Christine Peterson. He married Viola Evelyn Drysdale on 14 January 1939, in Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand. He died on 16 October 1996, in his hometown, at the age of 84.

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Jens Peter Anderson Jensen
Viola Evelyn Drysdale
Marriage: 14 January 1939

Spouse and Children

14 January 1939
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Parents and Siblings



    Christine Marie Jensen



    Neil Norman Boie Jensen


World Events (8)


Age 2

Outbreak of World War I. New Zealand commits thousands of troops to the British war effort. They suffer heavy casualties in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey in 1915.
1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 11

The Ross Dependency is a New Zealand dependency located on the Antarctician Continent. It is the only settlement on the Antartica that is claimed by a sovereign nation. New Zealand still owns claim even after the Antarctic Treaty that was signed in 1959 by 11 other nations. 

Age 27

WWII. Troops from New Zealand see action in Europe, North Africa and the Pacific during World War II.

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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