JENSEN, Charles J.

JENSEN, Charles J.

Male 1885 - 1936  (50 years)

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  • Name JENSEN, Charles J.  [1, 2, 3
    Born 6 Oct 1885  Varde, Ribe, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7
    Immigration 1886  , , , USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    from Denmark 
    Immigration 1887  [8, 9
    at age one 
    Name Charles Hansen  [1
    Name Charley Jensen  [5
    Naturalization Bef 15 Apr 1910  [8, 9
    Died 23 Jun 1936  Elgin, Kane, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Cause: general paralysis of the insane contributed to by toxic myocarditis at age 50 yrs 8 mos 17 
    Address:
    Elgin State Hospital
    Elgin, Illinois 60123
    USA 
    Buried 25 Jun 1936  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Address:
    7800 W Irving Park Rd
    Norridge, Illinois 60706
    USA
    773.625.7800 
    • Undertaker: Eric B. Nielsen of Christ Nielsen Inc., 3301 Fullerton Ave, Chicago, Illinois.
    Notes 
    • Charles obtained his citizenship by way of his father's naturalization.
      As of 1 Apr 1930, Charles was not a veteran.

      Charles worked as a secretary for the railroad for fifteen years. His last employer was the  Sante Fe Railroad.

      Charles lived in the Illinois state mental hospital in Elgin, Illinois, for the last 3 1/2 years of his life. [6, 7, 8]
    • (Medical):General Paralysis of the Insane: a syndrome of mental disorder and weakness occurring in tertiary syphilis, is also known as dementia paralytica, Bayle disease, parenchymal syphilis and symptomatic neurosyphilis.  It is a rare disease in western general adult psychiatry these days but, at the height of its powers, it is thought that it accounted for up to 20% of patients in asylums. Months to years after the first signs of infection, the disease enters its tertiary phase with widespread formation of tumour like masses (gummas).  These can cause serious damage to the heart or blood vessels (cardiovascular syphilis) or to the brain (neurosyphilis) resulting in tabes dorsalis, blindness and general paralysis of the insane. Physically there is slurred speech, a tremor of the lips and tongue, and Argyll Robinson pupil** in 50%.  As the condition progresses there is increased leg weakness leading to spastic paralysis. Patients become completely incapacitated, bedridden, and die, the process taking about three to five years on average.

      Toxic Myocarditis: inflammation of heart muscle caused by any noxious chemical, alcohol, heavy metals. [7]

    Father JENSEN, Christian,   b. 2 Nov 1855, , , , Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1943, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother HANSEN, Meta,   b. , , , Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1887 and 1 Jun 1900 

    Spouse HANSEN, Ellen R.,   b. 19 Feb 1888, Copenhagen, KÝbenhavn, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1987, Three Rivers, Saint Joseph, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years) 
    Married 28 Dec 1907  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    Children 
    +1. JENSEN, Barbara Meta,   b. 10 Dec 1910, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1989, Three Rivers, Saint Joseph, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +2. JENSEN, Elsa R.,   b. 20 May 1913, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1977, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. JENSEN, Norman Charles,   b. 17 Sep 1916, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 30 Jun 1989  (Age 72 years)
     4. JENSEN, Bertram "Bert",   b. 9 Jan 1921, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 30 Jun 1989  (Age 68 years)

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Oct 1885 - Varde, Ribe, Denmark Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - from Denmark - 1886 - , , , USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Dec 1907 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - JENSEN, Barbara Meta - 10 Dec 1910 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - JENSEN, Elsa R. - 20 May 1913 - Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - JENSEN, Norman Charles - 17 Sep 1916 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - JENSEN, Bertram "Bert" - 9 Jan 1921 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: general paralysis of the insane contributed to by toxic myocarditis at age 50 yrs 8 mos 17,Address:
    Elgin State Hospital
    Elgin, Illinois 60123
    USA - 23 Jun 1936 - Elgin, Kane, Illinois, USA
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    7800 W Irving Park Rd
    Norridge, Illinois 60706
    USA
    773.625.7800 - 25 Jun 1936 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA
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  • Photos
    525 2014 Home of Charles and Ellen Jensen in 1919
    525 2014 Home of Charles and Ellen Jensen in 1919
    This home, located at 4436 N Springfield Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, was built between 1911 and 1915 and was the home of Charles, Ellen, Barabara and Elsa Jensen in February of 1919. It is located in the Albany Park neighborhood. [Photo credit: http://www.trulia.com/property/3003605953-4436-N-Springfield-Ave-Chicago-IL-60625#photo-2]

    Maps
    525 2014 Location of 1919 home of Charles and Ellen Jensen
    525 2014 Location of 1919 home of Charles and Ellen Jensen
    In 1919, the family of Charles and Ellen Jensen lived here in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. [Photo credit: http://www.trulia.com/property/3003605953-4436-N-Springfield-Ave-Chicago-IL-60625#photo-2]

    Miltary & Draft
    525 1918 Charles Jensen WW1 draft reg
    525 1918 Charles Jensen WW1 draft reg

  • Sources 
    1. [S327] Ancestry.com Message Boards, Ancestry.com, (http://boards.ancestry.com/), Message Boards > Localities > North America > United States > States > Michigan > Counties > St. Joseph > Barbara Meta LEVERENTZ, died June 30, 1989 : accessed 4 Apr 2014 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S337] Illinois, Cook Co. - Birth Certificates Index, 1871-1922 on Ancestry, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.), Name: Norman Charles Jensen Birth Date: 17 Sep 1916 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S334] Michigan - Certificate of Death, State of Michigan - Department of Public Health, No. 0030026 (Reliability: 3).
      554 1989 Barbara Leverentz death certificate
      554 1989 Barbara Leverentz death certificate
      STATE OF MICHIGAN - DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH - CERTIFICATE OF DEATH - No. 0030026 - [Decedent] Barbara Leverentz [Sex] Feale [Date of Death] June 30, 1989 [Age] 78 [Date of Birth] December 10, 1910 [County of Death] St. Joseph [Location of Death] 429 Portage Avenue, Three Rivers [Hospital or other Institution] ----- [Social Security Number] 341-01-7673 [Usual Occupation] Homemaker [Kind of Business] Own Home [Current residence - state] Michigan [Current residence - county] St. Joseph [Current residence - locality] inside city limits of Three Rivers [Street and number] 429 Portage Avenue, 49093 [Birthplace] Chicago, IL. [Marital status] Widowed [Surviving Spouse] ----- [Was decedent ever in US armed forces?] No [Ancestry] Danish [Race] White [Education - Highest Grade Completed] 4th yr of college [Father's name] Charles Jensen [Mother's maiden name] Ellen Hansen [Informant] Peter Leverentz of 19391 Lakeshore Drive, Three Rivers, MI. 49093 [Disposition] Cremation at Mt. Ever-Rest Crematory, Kalamazoo, Michigan [Funeral Director] Philip E. Halverson of Halverson Chapel, PO Box 88, Three Rivers, MI, 49083, license #3822  [Immediate Cause of Death] (a) acute myocardial infarction - minutes between onset and death (b) arteriosclerotic hypertensive disease - years between onset and death [Other Significant Conditions] exogenous obesity, osteoarthritis [Autopsy?] No [Case referred to medical examiner?] No [Actual Place of death] Home [Physician signed certificate on] June 30, 1989 [Time of death] 1:00 am [Physician] Andrejs Dimants MD of 1020 Millard, Three Rivers, Mich, 49093 [Type of death] Natural [Injury at work] No [Registered] by Beverly J. Burnham on July 3, 1989


    4. [S335] Illinois - Deaths and Stillbirths Index 1916-1947 on Ancestry, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.), Name: Charles Jensen Birth Date: 6 Oct 1885 Death Date: 23 Jun 1936 Death Place: Elgin, Kane, Illinois (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S4] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.), Year: 1900; Census Place: Chicago Ward 15, Cook, Illinois; Roll: 264; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0467; FHL microfilm: 1240264; Dwelling: 108; Family: 260; lines 79-82; Chris Jensen household (Reliability: 3).
      555 1900 US Census Christian Jensen household
      555 1900 US Census Christian Jensen household
      TWELFTH CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES / SCHEDULE No. 1. -- POPULATION.
      [State] Illinois [County] Cook [Township or other division of county] West Town [Name of incorporated City, town or village] City of Chicago [Ward of city] 15 [Supervisor's District No.] 1st Ill [Enumeration District No.] 467 [Sheet No.] 12B [Enumerated by me on the] 7 [day of June, 1900.] signed Louis Weidling [, Enumerator.]

      lines 79-82, 882 Campbell Ave, Chris Jensen household
      [Dwelling Order] 108 [Family Order] 260

      [Name] Chris Jensen [Relation] Head [Color or race] W [Sex] M [Date of Birth] [Month] Nov [Year] 1854 [Age at last birthday] 45 [Marital Status] Wd [Number of years married] [Birthplace] Denmark [Father's Birthplace] Denmark [Mother's Birthplace] Denmark [Year of Immigration] 1886 [Number of years in US] 14 [Naturalization] Na [Occupation] Belt maker [Number of months unemployed] 0 [Can Read] Yes [Can Write] Yes [Can speak English] Yes [Own or Rent] R [Mortgaged or Clear?] [Farm or house] H [Number of farm schedule]

      [Name] Charley Jensen [Relation] Son [Color or race] W [Sex] M [Date of Birth] [Month] Oct [Year] 1885 [Age at last birthday] 14 [Marital Status] S [Number of years married] [Birthplace] Denmark [Father's Birthplace] Denmark [Mother's Birthplace] Denmark [Year of Immigration] 1886 [Number of years in US] 14 [Naturalization] Un [Occupation] at school [Months attended school] 10 [Can Read] Yes [Can Write] Yes [Can speak English] Yes

      [Name] Bennett Jensen [Relation]Son  [Color or race] W [Sex] M [Date of Birth] [Month] Aug [Year] 1887 [Age at last birthday] 12 [Marital Status] S [Number of years married] [Birthplace] Illinois [Father's Birthplace] Denmark [Mother's Birthplace] Denmark [Year of Immigration] - [Number of years in US] - [Naturalization] - [Occupation] at school [Months attended school] 10 [Can Read] Yes [Can Write] Yes [Can speak English] Yes

      [Name] Marie Christiansen [Relation] Housekeeper [Color or race] W [Sex] F [Date of Birth] [Month] Oct [Year] 1863 [Age at last birthday] 36 [Marital Status] S [Number of years married] [Birthplace] Denmark  [Father's Birthplace] Denmark  [Mother's Birthplace] Denmark [Year of Immigration] 1893 [Number of years in US] 7 [Naturalization] - [Occupation] - [Number of months unemployed] 0 [Can Read] Yes [Can Write] Yes [Can speak English] Yes


    6. [S108] U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 on Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.), Registration State: Illinois; Registration County: Cook; Roll: 1613747; Draft Board: 61; Serial Number: 2836; Order Number: 794. (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S339] Illinois - Certificate of Death, Illinois Department of Public Health - Division of Vital Statistics, page 486, #25820, Registered No. 202 (Reliability: 3).
      525 1936 Charles Jensen death certificate
      525 1936 Charles Jensen death certificate
      STANDARD CERTIFICATE OF DEATH --- Registered No. 202 --- [Place of Death] County of Kane [Registration Dist. No.] 6879 [City] Elgin [Primary Dist. No.] 6879 [Street and Number] Elgin State Hospital [Length of residence in city WHERE DEATH OCCURRED] 3 yrs 6 mos 14 ds [How long in US if of foreign birth?] 48 yrs [Full Name] Charles Jensen [Residence] 4436 N. Springfield, Chicago, Ill. [Sex] male [Race] white [Marital state] married [Name of Spouse] Ellen [Date of Birth] October 6, 1885 [Age] 50 years 8 months 17 days [Occupation] Secretary for Santa Fe R. Road for 15 yrs [Date last worked] unk [Birthplace - city] Varde [Birthplace - country] Denmark [Father's name] Christian [Father's birthplace] Denmark [Mother's maiden name] Meta Hansen [Mother's birthplace] Denmark [Informant] Hospital Records - Charles Mead [Place of Burial] Acacia Park, Chicago, Cook, Illinois [Date of burial] Jun 25, 1936 [Undertaker] Eric B. Nielsen of Christ. Nielsen Inc, 3301 Fullerton Ave [Date of Death] June 23 1936 [I HERBEY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from] Dec 9, 1932 to June 23, 1936 [I last saw him alive on] June 23, 1936 [death is said to have occurred on the date stated above, at] 1:45pm [Principal cause of death] General Paralysis of the Insane, date of onset 4 yrs [Contributary cause of importance] Toxic myocarditis, date of onset 3 days [Was an operation performed?] - [Was there an autopsy?] yes [What test confirmed diagnosis?] Clinical, Laboratory, autopsy [Communicable disease?] No [Disease related to occupation?] no [(Signed)] Charles Mead M.D., 750 S. State St., June 23, 1936, Tel: Elgin 190 [Filed] June 24, 1936, Charles H. Peeler, Registrar, Lucille M. Frisby, Deputy


    8. [S68] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.), Year: 1930; Census Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Roll: 477; Sheet: 11A; Enumeration District: 16-1434; Image: 814.0; FHL microfilm: 2340212; Household No.: 150; Family No.: 231, Lines: 16-20; Charles Jensen household; accessed 11 Apr 2014 (Reliability: 3).
      525 1930 US Census Charles Jensen household
      525 1930 US Census Charles Jensen household
      4436 No. Springfield Ave.; Charles Jensen, head, home owned, value $8000, owns radio, does not live on farm, male, white, age 44, married, age 21 at 1st marriage, did not attend school during last 6 months, can read and write, born Denmark, both parents born Denmark, spoke Danish in home before coming to US, immigrated in 1887, naturalized, speaks English, Railroad Man, Steam Railroad, wage worker, worked yesterday, not a veteran; Ellen Jensen, wife of head, female, white, age 42, married, age 19 at 1st marriage, did not attend school during last 6 months, can read and write, born Denmark, both parents born Denmark, spoke Danish in home before coming to US, immigrated in 1907, naturalized, speaks English, no occupation; Elsa Jensen, daughter of head, female, white, age 16, single, attended school during last 6 months, can read and write, born California (S. Barbara crossed out), both parents born Denmark, speaks English, no occupation; Norman Jensen, son of head, male, white, age 13, single, attended school during last 6 months, can read and write, born Illinois (Chicago crossed out), both parents born Denmark, speaks English, no occupation; Bertram Jensen, son of head, male, white, age 9, single, attended school during last 6 months, can read and write, born Illinois (Chicago crossed out), both parents born Denmark, speaks English crossed out, no occupation.


    9. [S66] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.), Year: 1910; Census Place: Santa Barbara Ward 7, Santa Barbara, California; Roll: T624_104; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0174; FHL microfilm: 1374117. (Reliability: 3).
      525 1910 US Census Charles Jensen household
      525 1910 US Census Charles Jensen household
      THIRTEENTH CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES: 1910 -- POPULATION
      [State] California [County] Santa Barbara [Supervisors District] 8 [Enumeration District] 174 [Sheet No] 8B [Township] #2 Santa Barbara City [Enumerated by me on the] 26th [day of] April [, 1910] signed Geo ? Bates [Enumerator.]
      [farm/dwelling visited] 120 [family visited] 124 [house number] 1725 [street] Laguna Street
      [Name] Charles Jensen [Relation] head [Sex] male [Race] white [Age] 24 [Marital Status] M1 [Length of Present Marriage] 2 [Birthplace] Denmark [Father's Birthplace] Denmark [Mother's Birthplace] Denmark [Year of Immigration] 1887 [Naturalized or alien] naturalized [Language Spoken] English [occuation] stenographer [industry] railroad office [class of worker] wage [able to read] yes [able to write] yes [own or rent home] rent [owned free or mortgaged] - [farm or home] home [number on farm schedule] - [survivor of the Union or Confederate Army or Navy] - [Blind] - [Deaf & Dumb] -
      [Name] Ellen R. Jensen [Relation] wife [Sex] female [Race] white [Age] 22 [Marital Status] M1 [Length of Present Marraige] 2 [Number of children born] 0  [Number of children living] 0 [Birthplace] Denmark [Father's Birthplace] Denmark [Mother's Birthplace] Denmark [Year of Immigration] 1907 [Naturalized or alien] - Language Spoken] English [Occupation] none [Able to read] yes [Able to write] yes


    10. [S336] Illinois, Cook Co. - Marriages Index, 1871-1920 on Ancestry, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Charles Jensen (Reliability: 3).