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Alfred Benjamin "AB" Hensel
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Birth: Feb. 29, 1880
Waseca County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Feb. 6, 1958
Opportunity
Spokane County
Washington, USA

AB was one of the handful of survivors of the 1910 Avalanche at Steven's Pass, WA that swept the trains off the mountain tracks and into the valley below. He had just begun what would become a four decade career as a mail carrier for Great Northern Railroad between Seattle and Spokane. AB was sleeping on the train when the avalanche struck and was still an unmarried man at the time.

AB was born on leap year day to German immigrants. 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles William Hensel (1839 - 1926)
  Wilhelmine Lorenz Hensel (1848 - 1917)
 
 Spouse:
  Pearl Iva Martin Hensel (1898 - 1994)*
 
 Children:
  Ella Mae Hensel Saccomanno (1927 - 2004)*
  Doris June Hensel Paul (1933 - 1973)*
 
 Siblings:
  George Albert Hensel (1866 - 1950)*
  Alice Ann Hensel Webb (1870 - 1966)*
  Ida Nancy Hensel Howell (1876 - 1962)*
  Samuel Walter Hensel (1878 - 1966)*
  Alfred Benjamin Hensel (1880 - 1958)
  Arthur John Hensel (1883 - 1961)*
  Winnifred Hensel Newport (1887 - 1966)*
  Rosetta Hensel Dantzscher (1891 - 1980)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Greenwood Memorial Terrace
Spokane
Spokane County
Washington, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 47.65935, -117.46729
 
Created by: Karen Strelow
Record added: Jun 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92697141
Alfred Benjamin AB Hensel
Added by: Barbie Gant
 
Alfred Benjamin AB Hensel
Added by: Karen Strelow
 
Alfred Benjamin AB Hensel
Added by: Karen Strelow
 
 
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Thank you for your RPO service Grandfather! Rest in Peace
- Karen
 Added: Jul. 30, 2012
 
 
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