Lafayette P. Jensen

5 May 1878 - 4 Jul 1957

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Lafayette P. Jensen

5 May 1878 - 4 Jul 1957
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Lafayette Peter Jensen I was born in Heber City, Utah. I was three years old (1881) when I went to Salt Lake City on a sleigh. We camped at Park City on the way in a dugout. We lived on a farm in a one room house just out of Midway. When I was four I went to the sawmill with Jacobson, my cousin, whe

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Lafayette P. Jensen

Married: 7 Mar 1904

Lawrence Cemetery

186-198 Cemetery Rd
Huntington, Emery, Utah
United States

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June 21, 2012


May 27, 2012

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Contributor: nana2243 Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Lafayette Peter Jensen I was born in Heber City, Utah. I was three years old (1881) when I went to Salt Lake City on a sleigh. We camped at Park City on the way in a dugout. We lived on a farm in a one room house just out of Midway. When I was four I went to the sawmill with Jacobson, my cousin, where Jacobson got his hand cut off. We left there when I was six (1884) and came to Castle Valley. We lost our only cow in Whitmore. We called the mill “the Molasses Mill”. I went to the mill all the time with Sarah Nielson. We were hoeing up the hill one day when she said that there was a wild cat coming, but when I found out what the matter was she just wanted to carry the molasses up the hill. I was over in the pasture herding a cow we just bought and Sarah came over and we heard a morning dove cooing. She said it was some foreign animal coming after us, so I jumped up and started running. Soon we found our what was making that noise and she never did anything after that to scare me. That winter all the neighbor men and grandpa went to Cedar Mountain and got a wagon full of deer and divided them up among all the men. When I was seven years old (1885), I remember there was a Santa Claus. We were all up at Jacobson’s. Jacobson went out to feed the horses and while he was gone Santa Claus came in and started putting things around the tree. He put candy on the tree and he was going to help eat it, too, but my aunt caught him by the neck and put him outside. Soon after, Jacobson came in. OH! He missed Santa Claus. When I was eight (1886), we went up the canyon to eat lunch at the Forks. After we ate, Minnie, my sister, and I went up the mountain. We were standing by a rock as big as a house. When we looked under it we saw three bears. We ran all the way back to camp and told dad. We jumped in our wagon and started for home. They were badgers, but we called them bears at the time. Al Collard, Al Guyman and Otson were the only ones in Huntington that had a team of horses that could go over the mountain after flour. The next year Chris Otson got a mill built in Huntington. When I was sixteen (1894), I was working on the north ditch when someone set the brush on fire and it caught on one of the Otson’s beehives and burned it. Dave Sherman did it, but he blamed it on Walt Jensen. So one day when we were going up to the Otson’s for melons, Walt Jensen, Jacobson and myself hid Walt down in the bushes and went up to get the melons. We were going along the ditch banks when we came to Otson and Dee Sherman. They had a gun and he told us to go up to the house and he would be up there in a minute. He was going to find a woodpecker. Soon he came back with Walt and he gave us all the melons we could eat and one a piece to take home to our dads. When I was eighteen years old (1896)s herding sheep out on the bench, which I had done for twelve years. When I was nineteen, I was herding them for Jim Gordin. Then we left Huntington in 1897 and went to Santa Fe, Sanpete County. I worked at all kinds of jobs there; herding sheep, farming, cutting lumber. In 1901,we went to Minnesota. That’s where I met Mama on the 4th of July at a neighborhood dance. I worked section work and farming in the summer time and logging in the winter until 1904. We were married March 7, 1904. We went to North Dakota in 1904 and worked in the harvest fields. (Probably during the summer of 1905.) In 1905, (Actually December 1904) the baby was born and I went to Canada and farmed. Then we left the prairie and came back to the mines. I worked from a musker to a foreman. But I was a machine man and timber man, shift boss and then foreman. But it took me five years to do it in. From there we moved back to Castle Valley. At 21 (1899), I worked in the coal mine in Rollapp. In 1926, I worked in Watis. Then we moved to Hiawatha to work. I worked there until 1936 when I got sick and I haven’t done any work since, only my own farming, milking cows and feeding chickens and pigs. I was operated on in 1944 in the Salt Lake hospital. I went to hospital on the 14th of June and have been under doctor’s care ever since 1944. My wife has been the best doctor. She has been nice to me all my life. They took my old age pension away from me. So, unless I sign my house and lot over to them it will be theirs. I won’t, so I won’t get it anymore. (Lafe died on the 4th of July 1957. He and Christina had moved out of their house and down into a little two room house and let Melvin and Margaret have their house and farm.) (date of story unknown)

Life timeline of Lafayette P. Jensen

Lafayette P. Jensen was born on 5 May 1878
Lafayette P. Jensen was 11 years old when The Eiffel Tower is officially opened. The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.
Lafayette P. Jensen was 16 years old when Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā – applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa – is now used worldwide. In India, he is also called Bapu and Gandhi ji, and known as the Father of the Nation.
Lafayette P. Jensen was 30 years old when Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling Motors of China. It also has joint-ventures in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.
Lafayette P. Jensen was 39 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
Lafayette P. Jensen was 51 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
Lafayette P. Jensen was 53 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Lafayette P. Jensen was 62 years old when The Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz. The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945. Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event involving the persecution and murder of other groups, including in particular the Roma and "incurably sick", as well as ethnic Poles and other Slavs, Soviet citizens, Soviet prisoners of war, political opponents, gay men and Jehovah's Witnesses, resulting in up to 17 million deaths overall.
Lafayette P. Jensen died on 4 Jul 1957 at the age of 79
Grave record for Lafayette P. Jensen (5 May 1878 - 4 Jul 1957), BillionGraves Record 1524033 Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States