Christopher Peter Jensen

Brief Life History of Christopher Peter

When Christopher Peter Jensen was born on 14 March 1896, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, his father, Peter Christian Jensen, was 32 and his mother, Wilhelmina Marie Jensdatter, was 37. He married Theresa Grace Fisher on 28 February 1927, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Moore Township, Charles Mix, South Dakota, United States in 1900 and Getchell, Snohomish, Washington, United States in 1910. He died on 3 December 1985, in 100 Mile House, Cariboo County, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 89, and was buried in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Christopher Peter Jensen
Theresa Grace Fisher
Marriage: 28 February 1927
Raymond Christopher Jensen
Albert Joseph Jensen
Mary Grace Jensen
Albert Victor Jensen

Sources (9)

  • Peder Christen Jensen in household of Peder C Jensen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Christopher Peter Jensen - Memory of Someone: birth-name: Christopher Peter Jensen
  • Christopher Peter Jensen, "British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938"

World Events (8)

1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.

about 1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.


The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Holger, Einer, Jorgen, Bent, Knud, Per, Ove, Morten.

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a shortened form of Johannes (see John ). This is the most frequent surname in Denmark. In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variant Jenssen . Compare Jenson 2 and Johnson .

English: variant of Jennison .

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

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