Memorable Manitobans: Soren Bernhard Jorgensen (1905-1988)
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.
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.
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