|Birth: ||Nov. 17, 1909|
|Death: ||Dec. 24, 1915|
(Acknowledgement to Washington County Nebraska Genealogical Society for archive of following obituary)
printed in the Pilot, December 29, 1915
Herbert Clarence, the six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Jensen, whose illness was noted in these columns last week, died at eight o'clock last Friday morning. Everything possible was done to save the life of the little fellow, but it was all of no avail. The funeral was held at the farm home on the old Stewart farm, northwest of town, at two o'clock Sunday afternoon, Rev. C. M. Foreman officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Jensen lost their only daughter about two years ago and now have only one son, Elihu Merton, aged four years. They have the sympathy of their many friends in their sorrow.
# 2 - - from The Enterprise, December 31, 1915
HERBERT CLARENCE JENSEN
The spirit of little Clarence Jensen passed to the other world last Friday morning, December 24, at eight o'clock, after an illness of eighteen days. He was taken down with measles on the 6th inst. and came through the first period of the disease with promise of early recovery but later a relapse took place which developed a malignant form of peritonitis, resulting fatally.
Herbert Clarence was the eldest of two only children, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Jensen, being six years, one month and seven days of age when death claimed him for its own. Elihu Merton, approaching his fifth year, is the only solace left to their bleeding hearts, their seven months-old baby girl having been taken from them by the death angel two years ago.
The ways of Providence are beyond the comprehension of mortal man. Words of consolation are as chaff to the hungry, in such trials. Those who have never Passed under the Rod, have never been called to part with their idols, images of themselves, have little adequate conception of the sacrifice involved, the torn and bleeding hearts of the fond parents, the mother-love that passeth understanding. In such affliction the appeal to an abiding Christian faith and fortitude, to believe, implicitly, that when the Son of God exhorted his hearers to Suffer little children to come unto Me and forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven, He was preparing for a reunited family, where all should meet, never to part again, in the promised land, is the only inspiring consolation for distressed, sorrowing parents.
The city of the dead, where repose all that is earthly of their darlings will live in their memories as a sacred, hallowed spot and be viewed by them with such reverential love as is accorded no other of God's silent acres in the broad Universe.
Funeral services were held at the home at two o'clock, Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. M. Foreman, of the Baptist church and the little form was laid away by the side of the baby sister in the Blair cemetery. Six little schoolmates from the Cuming City school served as pallbearers. The floral tributes were beautiful and profuse.
Henry Chris Jensen (1882 - 1975)
Esther Maria Nicolina Jacobson Jensen (1886 - 1973)
Herbert Clarence Jensen (1909 - 1915)
Merton Jensen (1911 - 1998)*
Cora Mae Jensen (1913 - 1913)*
Note: Buried: 2/1/1915 Age: 6
Plot: Block: 86 Lot: 2 Grave: 5
Created by: S. Wardell
Record added: Jun 30, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 113137991