Jensen, Thomas J. (1876-1913)


Jensen, Thomas J. (1876-1913)


Thomas J. Jensen, a Granville resident who died while attempting to stop a runaway carriage carrying a woman and two children in Westfield.

Thomas Jensen's funeral was on July 15, 1913. A choir made up of Mable Root, Ida Seymour, L.F. Henry, and Silas B. Root sang "Resurrection Morn." The choir notes comment, "He gave his life for strangers." Thomas Jensen is the only person in the choir notes between 1900 and 1919 who has a special notation after their name.


Image donated by May (Hunt) Nobbs, 2018.


Granville Public Library Historical Room and Springfield Republican


“Jensen, Thomas J. (1876-1913),” Granville History Digital Collection, accessed July 16, 2024,


suzanne hansen

Thomas Hansen was born in Denmark in 1878.  His parents were Mads Peter Jensen and Kristina Petrine Thomsen.  He had a new 1913 Model T ford, and earned his living running a "jitney" service from Granville to Westfield.  A.t the time of his death he lived with his parents on Lake St. (Sodom St.).  He is buried in the Silver St. Cemetery.

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