Christian Jensen (c1873-1945) Obituary

The death occurred at the Harvey Hospital on October 1 of Mr. Christian Jensen, a well-known and highly respected resident of Harvey at the age of 72 years. Of Danish nationality, the late Mr. Jensen arrived in Australia in 1898 and worked in every State. He was married in Adelaide and came to the West in 1913. His first place of employment was at Greenbushes, where he worked for Mr. J. C. Kerr, and later, on the latter’s farm at Wellington Mills. In 1912 he went with the late Dr. Joel on his farming venture at Long Swamp, west of Harvey. In 1925 he commenced work with the Forestry Department, leaving twelve years later to take up residence in Harvey, where he again became connected with the Forestry Dept., only relinquishing his position when his illness became acute. In his work the late Mr. Jensen was a most conscientious man and was held in high esteem by employees of the Forestry Dept. The funeral was held on Tuesday, the remains being laid to rest in the Anglican portion of the Harvey cemetery, Mr. George Horrocks officiating. The pall-bearers were Messrs A. H. Smith. G. Goodson, Peter McNeil and Ken Gibsone. The late Mr. Jensen is survived by his widow and one son Laurence.

(Harvey Murray Times, 11 October 1945.)