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Memorable Manitobans: Soren Bernhard Jorgensen (1905-1988)

Educator.

Born at Saltum, Denmark on 30 September 1905, son of Niels Knudsen Jorgensen (?-?) and Kristine Johansen (?-?), he immigrated to Canada in 1924 and worked as a labourer (1926) in the Municipality of Assiniboia. On 6 August 1938, he married Helen Hendrie Terry at her parents’ Winnipeg residence, 620 Greenwood Place. They moved to Victoria Beach and had two children: Anne Hendrie Jorgensen (b 1939, wife of Kenneth Mortimer McKay) and Neil Bernhard Jorgensen (b 1949). He became a teacher, working at Victoria Beach School (1948-1949) and Great Falls School (1955-1957) and was Principal of San Antonio School (1958-1959) and Balmoral School (1959-1960). Around 1961, they moved to Port Arthur [Thunder Bay], Ontario before later retiring to British Columbia. He died at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver on 23 December 1988 and his remains were cremated.

Sources:

Marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

1926 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

“Presentation is made at party for Miss Helen Terry,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 August 1938, page 6.

“Mrs. Terry holds evening party for her daughter,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 August 1938, page 6.

“Helen Hendrie Terry weds in pretty home ceremony,” Winnipeg Tribune, 8 August 1938, page 6.

“Jorgensen - Terry,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 August 1938, page 7.

[Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Jorgensen], Winnipeg Free Press, 21 April 1939, page 10.

Birth notice [Anne Hendrie Jorgensen], Winnipeg Free Press, 21 April 1939, page 10.

Birth notice [Neil Bernhard Jorgensen], Winnipeg Free Press, 2 November 1949, page 27.

“McKay - Jorgensen,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 July 1961, page 14.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 26 December 2019

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