Teckla Josephine Ekman

1879–1969 (Age 90)
Hörby, Skåne, Sweden

The Life of Teckla Josephine

When Teckla Josephine Ekman was born on 5 April 1879, in Hörby, Skåne, Sweden, her father, Axel Ekman, was 32 and her mother, Anna Laurentia Martini, was 29. She married Hans Jensen on 28 January 1899, in Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Lund, Malmöhus, Sweden in 1892 and Lake Township, Roberts, South Dakota, United States for about 10 years. She died on 13 April 1969, in Roberts, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 90.

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Teckla Josephine Ekman
Hans Jensen
Marriage: 28 January 1899
Fay O Jensen

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28 January 1899
Minnesota, United States


  • Fay O Jensen


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 3

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 24

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements ek ‘oak’ + man ‘man’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Teckla J Jensen in household of Hans Jensen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Theckla Jensen in household of Hans Jensen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thekla Josefina in household of Axel Ekman, "Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880 - 1920"

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