Leonard Arthur Jensen (1890 - 1979)

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Birthplace: Chicago, Cook, IL, USA
Death: Died in Chicago, Cook, IL, USA
Managed by: Richard Norton
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Leonard Arthur Jensen (1890-1979) aka Linky Jensen; Railroad Car Builder and Air Brake Tester, possibly for the Pullman Company (b. October 22, 1890, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA - d. December 19, 1979, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA)

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

Birth: October 22, 1890 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

Siblings: 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).

Marriage: Leonard married Gertrude Louise Brock (1892-1944) around 1913.

Children: 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- ) who married Lee Clara Lenzay (1922-1981).

Chicago, Illinois: 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.

Railroad: In 1930 Leonard was working as an air brake tester at the railroad.

Death: He died on December 19, 1979 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, and was buried in Mount Olive Cemetery.

Memories of 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."

Relationship: Leonard Andrew Jensen (1890-1979) was a first cousin twice removed of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ).

Source: Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on April 11, 2004.

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Leonard Jensen's Timeline

1890
October 22, 1890
Chicago, Cook, IL, USA
1913
May 10, 1913
Age 22
Chicago, Cook, IL, USA
1979
December 19, 1979
Age 89
Chicago, Cook, IL, USA
1979
Age 88
Chicago, Cook, IL, USA
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