Eleanora Christine Karoline Jessen

22 February 1915–29 June 1999 (Age 84)
Nebraska, United States

The Life of Eleanora Christine Karoline

When Eleanora Christine Karoline Jessen was born on 22 February 1915, in Nebraska, United States, her father, Carl Jurgen Jessen, was 24 and her mother, Annie Louise Von Behern, was 24. She married Clifford Walter Wilson on 2 December 1933, in Wadena, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Wing River Township, Wadena, Minnesota, United States in 1920 and Sebeka, Wadena, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years. She died on 29 June 1999, in Staples, Todd, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Staples, Todd, Minnesota, United States.

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Clifford Walter Wilson
Eleanora Christine Karoline Jessen
Marriage: 2 December 1933
Richard Delos Wilson

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2 December 1933
Wadena, Minnesota, United States


    Richard Delos Wilson


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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.
1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 16

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Danish and North German: patronymic from the North German personal name Jess, a variant of Jens .2 German: habitational name from any of various places named Jessen, mostly in eastern Germany.3 German: variant of Jessel .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eleanora Wilson in household of Clifford Wilson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elnora Jessen in household of Carl Jessen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Eleanora C Jessen in household of Carl J Jessen, "United States Census, 1930"

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