Sunday, June 22, 2014

Ola Joseph Jenson and Nancy Morrell

I was finally able to access histories of Ola Joseph Jenson and Nancy Morrell in the book,  "Ancestry and Descendency of William Wilson Morrell" which was published by family members in 1987.  I found that the book had been scanned and was available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.  Nancy was a daughter of William Wilson Morrell, but was raised by a step-father and other family members.  You can read about her mother, Dorthea Hansen, and William Wilson Morrell here.  To read the history Nancy Morrell, just click on the history pictures as they are jpg. files.

Ola Joseph Jenson was the oldest son of Ola Jensen and Anna Carlson.  Read more about Ola and Anna here.

Both Ola Joseph and Nancy Morrell are buried in the Peoa Cemetery, but they spent the last of their married life in Talmage, Utah where they homesteaded in the early 1900's.  Nancy was a midwife and delivered over 800 babies through out the west Unita Basin.

Cemetery marker in the Peoa Cemetery.

I was able to find both of their death certificates.

This is a photograph of Nancy's half sister,  Dorothy Jorgenson , who married Ola Joseph's younger brother, Swen Albert Jenson also known as Bert. Nancy and Ola Joseph, welcomed Dorothy and Bert into their home for a time after their marriage in 1901.  Dorothy thought highly of her oldest half-sister, Nancy.

1 comment:

Laurie Hunt said...

Thank you for writing about this. I am Calvin Jenson's granddaughter. I was very happy to read about it.