The Family of Edward Arthur JENSEN
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8.8__Edward Arthur JENSEN
     b.  18 Dec 1880, Washington Co, NE
     child of:  Soren & Anne Sine (PETERSEN) JENSEN
     d.  20 May 1959, Blair, Washington Co, NE
     Buried:  Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington Co, NE  (86/9/10)  Go to Tombstones

     m.  20 Apr 1904, Blair, Washington Co, NE

8.8s__Amy Charlotte ANDERSON
     b.  4 May 1884, Washington Co, NE
     child of:  Peter and Sophia Charlotta (?) ANDERSON
     d.  11 Oct 1963, Blair, Washington Co, NE
     Buried:  Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington Co, NE  (86/9/9)  Go to Tombstones

Other Marriages:  None

Children:
8.8a  Earl Arthur JENSEN     b.  18 Feb 1905, Blair, Washington Co, NE     
        
d.  29 Sep 1973, Blair, Washington Co, NE
         Buried:  Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington Co, NE  (86/9/5)  Go to Tombstones
         m.  19 Apr 1930, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA   
              
Roberta WHORLOW     b.  26 Oct 1910, Kennard, Washington Co, NE
               child of:  Robert T. & Cora Della (McCANN) WHORLOW
                             Buried:  Kennard Cemetery, Kennard, Washington Co, NE    Go to Tombstones
               d.  28 Feb 1996, Blair, Washington Co, NE  
              
Buried:  Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington Co, NE  (86/9/5)  Go to Tombstones
8.8b  E. Lucille JENSEN     b.  16 Nov 1907
8.8c  Alice Charlotte JENSEN     b.  28 Sep 1910, Blair, Washington Co, NE     d.  23 Jun 2001, San Marcos, CA  
         Buried:  Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington Co, NE  (86/9/7)  Go to Tombstones
         m.  Jul 1953     William Thomas ELWELL     b.  23 Dec 1914, Meadville, PA     d.  8 Oct 2001, Encenitas, CA
         Buried:  Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington Co, NE  (86/9/8)  Go to Tombstones
8.8d  Stanley M. JENSEN     b.  28 Nov 1913     d.  24 Sep 1997

Synopsis:  


Uncle Ed's and Aunt Amy's house outside of Blair (about 1 3/4 miles north of Blair)

Source:  The Family of Soren and Anne Sine (PETERSEN) JENSEN 1842-1974;  Blair, NE Cemetery Book, Blair Library

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8.8b__E. Lucille JENSEN
     b.  16 Nov 1907
     child of:  Edward A. & Amy Charlotte (ANDERSON) JENSEN
     d.  3 May 1978, Blair, Washington Co, NE
     Buried:  Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington Co, NE  (117/3/3)  Go to Tombstones

     m.  28 Jan 1928

8.8bs__John Hilton RHOADES
     b.  30 Aug 1908
     child of:  John A. & Blanche (HILTON) RHOADES
                   Buried:  Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington Co, NE   Go to Tombstones
     d.  16 Jul 1992, Omaha, Douglas Co, NE
     Buried:  Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington Co, NE  (117/3/2)  Go to Tombstones

Other Marriages:
J. Hilton RHOADES m2.
21 Jun 1979, Fern M. ANDERSON RATHMANN      b.  9 Apr 1913, Lyons, Burt Co, NE
                     child of:  Sigart & Anna (?) ANDERSON
                    
d.  6 Jul 2013, Omaha, Douglas Co, NE
                     Buried:  Hollst Lawn Cemetery, Yutan, Saunders Co, NE
Fern M. ANDERSON m1.  Dr. Norman RATHMAN
Children (with Norman):
Kay RATHMAN
m.  ? HOFMANN
Children:  Mark HOFMAN (Parnter:  Adam CIEJEK)

Children:
8.8b1  Charlotte RHOADES     b.  29 Jan 1929
           m.  Dean MORRISON (divorced)
           Children:  Ann MORRISON     b.  20 Oct 1955
                           Brian MORRISON     b.  17 Sep 1956
           m.  Jun 1972    John MALONE  
          
Children:  John MALONE Jr.     b.
                          David MALONE     b.
          
m.  Richard GLINSKI  
8.8b2  Kenneth RHOADES     b.  22 May 1931, Blair, Washington Co, NE
           m.  24 Aug 1950, Blair, Washington Co, NE
                 Virginia JENSEN     b.  13 Feb 1931, Ida Grove, Ida Co, IA
                  child of:  Arthur S. & Ellece E. (JAMES) JENSEN (See synopsis below)
           Children:  Candace Ray RHOADES     b.  9 May 1952
                           m.  14 Oct 1971     Robert Alan SUVERKRUBBE     b.  31 Mar 1952, Blair, Washington Co, NE
                                 d.  11 Oct 2013, Blair, Washington Co, NE     Buried:  German Cemetery, Blair, Washington Co, NE
                                 child of:  Russell & Phyllis (ANDERSEN) SUVERKRUBBE
                           Children:  Melinda Kay SUVERKRUBBE     b.  7 Jul 1973                     Resided Blair, Washington Co, NE  2013
                                          m.  Martin RUMP
                                          Children:  Morgan RUMP
                                                         Maxwell RUMP
                                          Jessica SUVERKRUBBE                                                         Resided Lincoln, Lancaster Co, NE  2013
                                          m.  Rod MADSEN
                                          Children:  Austin MADSEN
                                                          Roselynn MADSEN
                                          Nathan SUVERKRUBBE                                                        Resided Blair, Washington Co, NE  2013
                                          m.  Melissa ?
                                          Children:  Lillian SUVERKRUBBE
                                                         Cecelia  SUVERKRUBBE
                           Mark A. RHOADES     b.  8 Feb 1955                                                    Resided Blair, Washington Co, NE  2013
                           m.  Betty ?
                           Penny D. RHOADES     b.  20 Nov 1961                                                Resided Elkhorn, Douglas Co, NE  2013
                                    m.  Mike OVERMANN

Synopsis:  

Source:  The Family of Soren and Anne Sine (PETERSEN) JENSEN 1842-1974; Gravestones recorded by Dale MORROW 1996; Obituary File, Blair Library.

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8.8d__Stanley M. JENSEN
     b.  28 Nov 1913, Blair, Washington Co, NE
     child of:  Edward A. & Amy Charlotte (ANDERSON) JENSEN
     d.  24 Sep 1997
     Buried:  Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington Co, NE  (86/9/1)  Go to Tombstones

     m.  22 Mar 1942, Fremont, Dodge Co, NE

8.8ds__Virginia L. HERSHEY
     b.  14 Sep 1918, Stella, Richardson Co, NE
     child of:  John & Mildred (TINKER) HERSHEY
     d.  2 May 1990, Blair, Washington Co, NE
     Buried:  Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington Co, NE  (86/9/2)  Go to Tombstones

Other Marriages:  None

Children:
8.8d1  Stanley Michael JENSEN     b.  27 Apr 1943     Resided Blair, Washington Co, NE 1997
           m.  29 May 1964, Blair, Washington Co, NE  Vera Gail HUNT     b.  7 Aug 1943
                 child of:  Robert C. & Jeanette (?) HUNT
           Children:  Troy Michael JENSEN     b.  23 Nov 1964
                          m.  Sasha ?
                          Abigail Michelle JENSEN     b.  22 May 1967            
8.8d2  John Edward JENSEN     b.  31 Mar 1946     Resided Boulder, Boulder Co, CO 1997
           m.  16 Sep 1967, Omaha, Douglas Co, NE     Ingrid Kristen LAURITZEN     b.  26 Aug 1947
           Children:  Lisa Kristine JENSEN     b.  4 Dec 1968
                          Erik JENSEN     b.  21 Apr 1971            
8.8d3  Curtis D. JENSEN     b.  28 Jun 1953     Resided Blair, Washington Co, NE 1997
           m.  Deanna ?                                                                                                       

Synopsis:

  • Article.  Blair Enterprise, 2 Aug 1951.  Attends Services Held For Father.  Mrs. Stanley M. JENSEN and two sons, Mickey and Johnny spent the week-end in Davenport, Nebraska.  They were present for the Dedication of the Memorials given for Mrs. JENSEN's father, Dr. J.C. HERSHEY who passed away last September.  Dr. HERSHEY served as pastor of the Davenport Church for 12 years before moving to Fremont where he served as President of the Evangelical English Lutheran Synod for 14 years.  Mrs. James HANSEN and two sons, Bobby and Dickie accompanied the JENSENs to Ruskin and visisted at the home of her sister-in-law and family.

  • Wedding.  Blair Enterprise, 4 Jun 1964.  HUNT-JENSEN Have Garden Wedding.  Vera Gail HUNT became the bride of S. Michael JENSEN in a Garden Wedding at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George T. HEDELUND on Friday, May 29th.  Dr. Clarence FORSBERG of the St. Paul's Methodist Church in Lincoln, officiated at the 4 o'clock ceremony.  Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. HUNT and Mr. and Mrs. Stanley M. JENSEN.  White satin ribbon rails with huge yellow and white bows and white peonies tinged with yellow, were centered with a white cloth, bridal isle runner which extended from the patio to a white lattice arbor.  The arbor was decorated with white wedding bells, greenery, baskets of white and salmon colored gladioli and daisies, also white and yellow peonies.  The terraced flower garden in the background added to the effectiveness of the setting.  Mrs. Eugene FLYNN presided at the Lowrey organ on the patio and Miss Marion ANDERSON of Stromsburg, Nebraska was soloist.  The bride's gown of ivory silk linen and Peau D'ange lace was fashioned with a portrait neckline.  The slim skirt, with insets of the lace, was designed with a detachable chapel train, highlighted with a Watteau panel.  Her triple veil of French illusion fell in a circular sweep from a matching linen toque.  She carried a bouquet of talisman roses and gardenias.  Her pearl necklace was worn by her grandmother and her mother at their wedding.  Robley HUNT, sister of the bride, served as a bridesmaid.  She wore a floor length sheath gown of gold linen which had a flowing back panel caught at the waistline with an Old bow.  Her pillbox hat matched her gown and her crescent bouquet was of talisman roses.  The groom's brother John E. JENSEN was best man.  They wore white dinner jackets and black tuxedo trousers.  Robert VALDES of Wahoo, fraternity brother to the groom was an usher.  Sorority sisters of the bride assisted at the reception.  Mrs. Duane GERLACH of Lincoln, had the guest book; Patsy BECKMAN of Grand Island, cut and served the tiered wedding cake; Mrs. Richard VINTON served the punch and Mary Beth STALDER of Falls City, poured coffee.  The bride's mother chose a beige ribbon lace sheath dress and had a bronze orchid.  The groom's mother wore a two-piece blue silk dress with white accessories and had a white orchid.  The bride's grandmother, also had a white orchid and wore a blue linen lace dress with matching accessories.  For her honeymoon to Kansas City, Mrs. JENSEN wore a yellow silk dress and yellow accessories and a removable corsage from the bridal bouquet.  Mrs. JENSEN has attended the University of Nebraska the past three years and is a member of the Chi Omega Sorority.  She is majoring in Medical Technology.  Mr. JENSEN attended Dana College one year and has taken Business Administration and a pre-law course the past two years at the University of Nebraska.  He is a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity.  They will make their home at 1645 D Street in Lincoln and both of them will continue their college work at the University this summer.

  • Obituary.  Blair Pilot-Tribune, 12 Sep 1966.  (Virginia's mother)  Mother of Blairite Died in California.  Mrs. Mildred HERSHEY, mother of Mrs. Stan JENSEN of Blair, died last Monday at Pasadena, Calif.  Funeral services were held Friday.  Mrs. HERSHEY is also survived by a son, Bruce, and three grandchildren.  Her husband, Dr. John C. HERSHEY, who died in 1950, was a Lutheran minister and at one time president of the Nebraska Synod of which Midland College is affiliated.

  • Wedding.  Blair Enterprise, 21 Sep 1967.  Wedding Vows Taken At Kountze Memorial Church.  Miss Ingrid Kristen LAURITZEN became the bride of Mr. John Edward JENSEN on Saturday morning, September 16th, at the Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church in Omaha.  Parents of the bride and groom are Mr. and Mrs. John LAURITZEN of Santa Rosa, California and Mr. and Mrs. Stanley M. JENSEN of Blair, Nebraska.  Baskets of white gladiola decorated the church altar and white satin bows marked the pews.  Karen NELSON of Westbrook, Maine was soloist.  Vanessa LAIRD of Los Angeles, six year old niece of the bride, was flower girl.  She wore a floor length gown of gold satin with tangerine velvet ribbon trim.  She had a head piece to match.  Chris GREENFIELD, 5 year old ring bearer carried the rings on a white heart shaped pillow.  The bride's A-line gown was of chantilly lace.  Her double tiered, shoulder length veil of illusion was held by a jeweled headpiece.  The chapel length train of nylon net was trimmed with scallops of lace.  She carried a crescent bouquet of white carnations and a removable talisman rose corsage.  Cynthia ORCUTT of Kansas City was maid of honor.  Bridesmaids were Donna HENKE of Omaha and Carol HANSEN of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  They wore tangerine chiffon A-line gowns over gold satin.  Their headpieces of three roses of matching chiffon on three points of gold satin held shoulder length veils which matched their gowns.  They carried crescent bouquets of tangerine baby mums.  The groom wore a talisman rose in his lapel and all men of the wedding party wore white formal dinner jackets and black tuxedo trousers.  Michael JENSEN of Grant, Nebraska was best man to his brother.  Groomsmen were the groom's cousin, Kenneth H. RHOADES of Blair and James COOK of Kansas City.  Ushers were Richard BAYLOR of Kansas City, Steve SORENSEN of Blair and the groom's brother, Curtis JENSEN of Blair. 

  • Obituary:  Blair Newspaper, 1990.  Virginia JENSEN.  Funeral services for Virginia JENSEN, age 71, of rural Blair, who died suddenly May 2, 1990 at Memorial Community Hospital were held Sat, May 5 at the First Lutheran Church in Blair with Rev. James McBRIDE officiating.  Burial was in the Blair Cemetery.  Virginia HERSHEY was born on September 14, 1918 at Stella, NE to John and Mildred TINKER HERSHEY.  She grew up in Stella, Davenport, Grand Island and Fremont, Nebraska as her father, Rev. John C. HERSHEY served Lutheran Parishes in these communities.  She graduated from Davenport, Nebraska High School and continued her education at Midland College in Fremont, Nebraska.  Upon receiving her degree in education, she taught in Emerson and Blair, Nebraska Elementary Schools.  On March 22, 1942, she married Stanley M. JENSEN in Fremont, Nebraska.  She was a charter member and Past Vice President of Memorial Community Hospital Auxiliary, a charter member and chaplain of the P.E.O. Sisterhood Chapter I.F., member of the First Lutheran Church and served on the committee for the American Cancer Society fund raising, through the Arabian Horse Association of Nebraska.  Upon retirement, Virginia enjoyed traveling extensively and was an active participant in the Arabian Horse industry throughout the Midwest.  For many years she worked at the Blair Enterprise in the photography development department.  She is survived by her husband, Stanley; three sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Gail JENSEN, Blair, John and Ingrid JENSEN, Boulder, CO and Curtis and Deanna JENSEN, Blair and four grandchildren, Troy, Abby, Lisa and Erik JENSEN.

  • Obituary:  Blair Newspaper, 1997.  Stanley JENSEN, 83, 11/28/1913-9/24/1997.  Stanley M. JENSEN, 83 of Blair died suddenly Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997 at the home of Bob Hunt, where he had been staying with his son and daughter-in-law, Mick and Gail JENSEN.  Services were Saturday at First Lutheran Church in Blair.  Burial was in the Blair Cemetery.  Stanley M. JENSEN was born on the family farm north of Blair on Nov. 28, 1913 to Edward A. and Amy (ANDERSON) JENSEN.  He was a graduate of Blair High School.  He attended Dana College for two years and then attended and graduated from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.  He farmed all his life except for the time he served his country during World War II.  On March 22, 1942 he married Virginia HERSHEY in Fremont.  She preceded him in death on May 2, 1990.  He ran the time clock, along with Bob JENSEN, for several years at Dana College.  He was one of the first inductees into the Dana College Hall of Fame.  He was a member of the Blair Lions Club, Dana Boosters and a past member of the Masons.  He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Gail of Blair; John and Ingrid of Boulder, Colo.; and Curtis and Deanna of Blair; four grandchildren and a sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Bill ELWELL of Sun City, Calif.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a sister and brother-in-law, Lucile and Hilton RHOADES; and a brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Roberta JENSEN.  Memorials may be directed to First Lutheran Church Sunday School, Girls' Youth Softball Association or the YMCA Youth Program.  Campbell-Aman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

  • Obituary.  Omaha World-Herald, 12 Jun 2003, by Kristi WRIGHT.  Blair Businessman Robert HUNT, 83, Dies.  Robert C. HUNT, founder of Great Plains Communications in Blair, Neb., died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack in St. Paul, Minn.  He was 83.  "He was definitely a hard-working businessman, but he was a scientist and an engineer, too," said his daughter Gail JENSEN of Blair.  "My sister once wrote: 'Ask Bob HUNT what time it is and he'll tell you how the watch works.'  That described my dad perfectly."  He was born in Fremont, Neb., Oct. 31, 1919.  The HUNT family settled in Blair in 1926, where Robert's father, Emory Clyde HUNT, Sr., founded the Blair Telephone Co.  Robert HUNT graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1941 and was commissioned as an officer in the Army.  He served in England during World War II.  After the war, he joined his father and brother, the late Emory Clyde HUNT, Jr., at the telephone company.  In 1974, Robert HUNT branched off to create Great Plains Communications.  The firm, now run by sons-in-law Mick JENSEN and Tim GARRIGAN, offers telephone and cable service to 77 communities.  Gail JENSEN said her father was proud to keep the company in the family and contribute to Nebraska's rural communities.  Among his most recent gifts included funding the Jeanette HUNT Animal Shelter in Blair in memory of his late wife, Jeanette, and the Robert and Jeanette HUNT Community Foundation Fund to support development in rural towns.  Services will be at 10 a.m. June 19 at First United Methodist Church in Blair.  Other survivors include daughter Robley GARRIGAN of Blair and three grandchildren.

  • Obituary.  Omaha World-Herald, 16 Jun 2003.  HUNT - - Robert C., age 83, Blair.  Survived by 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Mick JENSEN, Robley and Tim GARRIGAN, all of Blair; grandchildren, Troy and Sasa JENSEN, Abby JENSEN, Riley and Casey GARRIGAN.  Memorial Services 10 am Thurs., June 19, 2003, at the First United Methodist Church, Blair.  No Visitation.  Campbell-Aman Funeral Home, Blair, NE  402-426-2191.

  • 1920 U.S. Census:  Blair Twp, Washington Co, NE, sheet 6B, Dwelling/Family 120:
    JENSEN, Edward A   head   Own-Free   M   W   39   Married   Able to read/write   b.  NE   Father/Mother  b. Denmark  Able to speak English  Farming Sched 107
                  Amy C         wife                        F     W   35   Married   Able to read/write   b.  NE   Father/Mother  b. Sweden    Able to speak English
                  Earl A          son                         M   W   14   Single      Able to read/write   b.  NE   Father/Mother  b.  NE            Able to speak English  School 9-1-1919
                  E. Lucille     daughter                F    W    18  Single       Able to read/write   b.  NE  Father/Mother   b.  NE           Able to speak English  School 9-1-1919
                  Alice C        daughter                F    W      9  Single       Able to read/write   b.  NE  Father/Mother   b.  NE           Able to speak English  School 9-1-1919
                  Stanley M   son                         F    W      6  Single       Able to read/write   b.  NE  Father/Mother   b.  NE           Able to speak English  School 9-1-1919
    GOTTSCH
    , Katherina  servant                  F     W    24 Unknown Able to read/write   b.  NE  Father b. NE  Mother b. Germany

  • 1920 U.S. Census:  Stella Village, West Muddy Twp, Richardson Co, NE, 16 Jan 1920, Dwelling 273, Family 276:
    HERSHEY, John C.     head   M   W   36           Married      b.  OH   Father b. OH   Mother b. Germany   Able to read/write/speak   Minister
                     Mildred L. wife   F     W   30           Married      b.  KS   Father b. OH    Mother b. IN              Able to read/write/speak
                     Virginia L. dau  F     W    1 3/12  Single        b.  NE   Father b. OH   Mother b. KS 

  • 1930 U.S. Census, Washington Co, NE, Blair Twp, Enum Dist 89-3, Sheet 8B, Supervisor's Dist 3, Enumerated on 26-28 Apr 1930 by Nellie Brumbaugh,  Dwelling 176/Family 177.
    JENSEN, Edward A. Head   Owns, Radio?  Y  Read/Write? Y  Speak English? Y  Veteran?  No
                                 M  W  49  Married 23   b.  NE  Father/Mother:  Den  State 69  Country 07  Nativity 0
                                 General Farmer, vvvv, Class or Worker O  Farm Schedule #164
                  Amy C  Wife F  W  46  Married 20  Read/Write? Y Speak English? Y b. NE Father: Swe Mother: Swe
                  Earl            Son     M  W  25   General Farmer, vvvv  Class or Worker  W  Veteran?  No
                  Alice         Dau     F    W  19
                  Stanley     Son     M  W  16
    ANDERSON
    , Sophia  Mother-in-law   F    W  68  Widow  Married 20   b.  Swe  Father/Mother:  Swe
                                      Language:  Swedish   State  69  Country 06  Nativity 0

Source:  The Family of Soren and Anne Sine (PETERSEN) JENSEN 1842-1974; Gravestone recorded by Dale MORROW 1996; Obituary File, Blair Library

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Blair Cemetery Map/Plot Numbers
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106 101 95 89 83 77 71 68
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Catholic Section Holy Cross Cemetery

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