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Alvin Jensen
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Birth: Jul. 18, 1899
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul., 1986
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

Alvin Jensen (1899-1986) aka Ab Jensen. He worked as a clerk at Continental and Commercial National Bank in 1917. Later he worked at Brach's Candy. (b. July 18, 1899; Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA - d. July 1986; Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, 85018, USA) Social Security Number 335056773.

Alvin was the son of Andrew Havig Jensen (1861-1930) and Lena Elaine Olsen (1860-1938) aka Hannah Eline Olsdatter.

He was born on July 18, 1899 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Alvin was born at home with a midwife, which may contribute to the problem of determining his correct birthday.

His siblings include: Mary (Marie) Jensen (1883-1969) who was married to Albert Rath (1881-1950) and later married Nels Hemwall; Thea Jensen (1885-1910) who married Max Caro (1882-1918); Leif Jensen (1886-1955) who married Agnes Hansen (1890-1965); Leonard George Jensen I (1887-1979) who married Gertrude Brock (1892-1944); Josetta (Dolly) Dorothy Jensen (1889-1940) who married William James Gogerty (1893-1939); Margerite (Daisy) Jensen (1891-1986) who married Francis (Frank) Joseph Woods (1891-1972); Sally (Goldie) Jensen (1893-1965) who married William Holm (1891-1983); Eleanore Margaret Jensen (1897-1987) who married Mahlon Edward Shanahan (1900-1993).

Chicago, Illinois:
In the 1917 Chicago City Directory Alvin is listed as working as a clerk at the Continental and Commercial National Bank, and living at 4940 West Austin Avenue.

World War I draft:
Alvin registered for the draft for World War I on September 12, 1918 while he was living at 4940 West Austin Avenue in Chicago. He listed his birthday as "July 18, 1900", not the "July 18, 1899", which is the birth recorded by Social Security.

Alvin married Helen Mae Baldwin (1907-1998) around 1929.

They had the following children: an un-named girl Jensen (1929) who died at birth; Alvin Edward Jensen (1931-1995) who married Shirley (1935- ); and William Jensen. Alvin worked for short periods at many different jobs.

Alvin worked at Brach's Candy in Chicago, as did his wife.

He retired to Arizona where he died in 1986. His widow returned to Chicago after his death.

Memories about Alvin Jensen:
Maureen Elizabeth Donahue (1937- ) said: "Alvin was friends with his first cousin Otto Perry Winblad (1902-1977), and he visited him in New Jersey, and they exchanged letters which may still exist in Chicago."

Alvin Jensen (1899-1986) was the first cousin, twice removed from Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ).

Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on April 10, 2004.

Family links: 
  Andrew Havig Jensen (1860 - 1930)
  Lena Olson Jensen (1860 - 1938)
  Helen Mae Baldwin Jensen (1907 - 1998)
  Alvin Edward Jensen (1931 - 1995)*
  Mary Jensen Rath Hemwall (1884 - 1969)*
  Thea Olive Jensen Caro (1885 - 1910)*
  Leif Jensen (1886 - 1955)*
  Josette Dorothea Jensen Gogerty (1888 - 1940)*
  Leonard Arthur Jensen (1890 - 1979)*
  Sally Jensen Holm (1891 - 1965)*
  Marguerite Jensen Woods (1892 - 1986)*
  Eleanor Margaret Jensen Shanahan (1897 - 1987)*
  Alvin Jensen (1899 - 1986)
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1...
Record added: Apr 10, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8622226
Alvin Jensen
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
Alvin Jensen
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
Alvin Jensen
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
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