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Corp. Julius Jensen Dies In France, Franklin Tribune, 11-7-1918

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Julius H. Jensen
January 9, 1892 – October 5, 1918
Was the son opf Mr. Hans & Mrs. Augusta (Johnson) Jensen of Franklin, Minnesota.

Went to Camp Wadsworth, S.C., July 25 and Shortly Afterwards Went Overseas

Saturday afternoon, November 2, a telegram was received by Mr. and Mrs. Hans Jensen from Washington, D.C. bringing the sad news that their oldest son, Julius had died somewhere in France, October 5th, 1918, the cause of death being lobar pneumonia.

Julius Jensen was born in Norfolk Township January 9, 1891, having reached the age of 26 years, 9 months and 4 days at the time of his death. He graduated from the Franklin high school in 1910 and after that engaged in teaching rural schools for the next five years. In 1914 he changed his vocation from that of teaching to farming at which occupation he worked for about four years in the township of Palmyra. Then being afraid that the great world war should cease before he had a chance to enter it, he volunteered as a soldier in the United States army and left for Camp Wadsworth, South Carolina, July 25, 1918. While there he was made a corporal. After about two months of training in camp here he was sent overseas and arrived safely in France sometime in September. While he could not give his life on the field of battle he was fired with the enthusiasm of a real patriot and has made the supreme sacrifice for his country. He was honored at home but his memory will be cherished with greater honor together with the great multitude of those who have laid down their lives in order that democracy shall remain a heritage to the world.

Besides his parents who mourn his loss he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. R. Diekmeier and Miss Hannah, and three brothers, Olof, Wilhelm and Alfred, who are at home.

The Tribune joins the many friends of the Jensen family in extending them our sincere sympathy in their bereavement.

Memorial services will be held for Corporal Julius Jensen in Concordia church next Sunday evening, Nov. 10, at 7:30 o’clock.