James Christian Jensen b 1893

James Christian Jensen was born on 7 Jan 1893 in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. He died on 23 May 1966 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He was buried on 26 May 1966 in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. James married Della Scott Taylor on 7 Dec 1927 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

The following bio was written by Della Jensen:

All through James life, he was a practical veterinarian. He helped the farmers with their livestock. He would shear sheep in the spring with Floyd a Acord.  In our early married life, he went fishing and hunt deer hunting a lot. He was very quiet and reserved. He didn’t like a lot of fanfare and show. He worked his life out for his family. He didn’t particularly like to drive a car. he would rather walk. Whenever we butchered a beef or pork, Jim would disappear with a quarter of the meat. I knew of one Danish family, who were friends of his, that were having a hard time. I knew he went there.

Jim served a mission for the LDS church beginning in 1913. He went to Denmark and was there for approximately 14 months. When World War I began, the missionaries were called back. He finished up his two-year mission in the eastern states, mainly in Virginia… I know that many of the pioneer Ward members contributed to his mission fund.

Before he was in the National Guard, Jim was in the army for three years. At that time, he was trained for horse shoeing, and he kept the cavalry’s horse’s feet in shape before they were shipped across the seas. He was also a military person during World War I. He traveled a lot in the United States with the National Guard.


Jim retired from the Olmsted Hydroelectric Power Plant where he worked as a Turbine operator. He had a hard time during the last two years of his work, as he did not feel very well. For years (since his National Guard days) his heart would   fibrillate. He had been taking digitalis. After he retired, we learned that he had leukemia.  Doctor Reese diagnosed this in 1960. He had Polycythemia, which turned to acute leukemia.. On May 23rd 1966, Jim died at the veterans hospital in Salt Lake City UT.