|Birth: ||Oct. 22, 1890|
|Death: ||Dec. 12, 1979|
Leonard Arthur Jensen (1890-1979) was a railroad car builder and air brake tester, possibly for the Pullman Company. (b. October 22, 1890; 4933 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA - d. December 12, 1979; Pinellas Park, Pinellas County, Florida, USA)
Leonard Arthur Jensen, Linky Jensen.
He was the son of Andrew Havig Jensen (1861-1930) and Lena Elaine Olsen (1860-1938) aka Hannah Eline Olsdatter.
He was born on October 22, 1890 at 4933 West Hubbard Street, in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
Baptism and confirmation:
He was confirmed in the Lutheran church on March 24, 1929 at Moreland Lutheran Church in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
His siblings include: Mary (Marie) Jensen (1883-1969) who was married to Albert Edward Rath I (1881-1950) and later married Nels Hemwall (1875-1965); Thea Jensen (1885-1910) who married Max Caro (1882-c1920); Leif Jensen (1886-1955) who married Agnes Hansen (1890-1965); 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); Goldie Jensen (1893-1965) who married William Holm (1891-1983); Eleanore Margaret Jensen (1897-1987) who married Mahlon Edward Shanahan (1900-1993); and the youngest was Alvin Jensen (1900-1986) who married Helen Mae Baldwin (1907-1998).
Leonard married Gertrude Louise Brock (1892-1944) on May 10, 1913 in Chicago, Illinois.
Their children include: Lucille Mae Jensen (1914-1972) who married Esbert (Burt) Wesley Johnson (1912-1998); Leonard George Jensen (1917-2001) who married Dorothy Henn (1918- ); and Warren Bruce Jensen (1923-2001) who married Lee Clara Lenzay (1922-1981).
In 1900 he was living in Chicago and going to school. In the June 5, 1917 World War I draft registration he was working for the Chicago and North Western Railroad. In 1920 the family appears in the US census living at 238 North Manard Avenue in Chicago and in 1930 they were at the same address with the addition of Ira Caro (1905-1975), a nephew, in their home. In 1930 Leonard was working as an air brake tester at the railroad.
In 1940 during the World War II draft registration, he was living in Berwyn, Illinois and was still working for the railroad. It was now the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and he was at the Chicago, Illinois terminal.
He died on December 12, 1979 in December 12, 1979, Pinellas Park, Pinellas County, Florida, and may have been buried in Mount Olive Cemetery.
Memories about Leonard Jensen:
Kenneth Richard Pletcher (1951- ) says: "He constructed toy boats made of palm leaves as a hobby. He was a sweet guy, he was my mother's favorite."
Leonard Andrew Jensen (1890-1979) was a first cousin twice removed of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ).
Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on April 11, 2004. Updated on January 4, 2011 with his correct middle name and his correct birthday from the WWI and WWII draft registration. October 1890 is confirmed by the 1900 US census for Chicago, Illinois. It was also updated with his death date and location from the Florida death index. Updated on January 28, 2011 with information from his birth certificate and marriage certificate. Updated on July 25, 2015 with his confirmation.
Andrew Havig Jensen (1860 - 1930)
Lena Olson Jensen (1860 - 1938)
Gertrude Louise Brock Jensen (1892 - 1944)
Lucille Mae Jensen Johnson (1914 - 1972)*
Leonard George Jensen (1917 - 2001)*
Warren Bruce Jensen (1923 - 2001)*
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)*
Mount Olive Cemetery
Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1...
Record added: Apr 11, 2004
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