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Thea Jensen (1885-1910) was deaf and mute. (b. March 10, 1885, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA - d. October 15, 1910, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA)




Thea married Max Caro (1881-1920) who was Jewish. They may have met at a school for the deaf in 1900, Thea was not living at home in the 1900 United States Census]]. Max may have died in the influenza pandemic.


Offspring of Thea Jensen and Max Caro (1882-c1920)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Grace Lillie Caro (1902-1994)
Ira Caro (1905-1975) 9 February 1905 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States 5 February 1975 Downers Grove, Du Page County, Illinois, United States Josephine Slattery (1915-1955)
Harold L. Caro (1907-1998)
Ann Caro (1910-1968)


Thea died on October 15, 1910 less than a month after giving birth to her daughter, Anna. Her Illinois Death Certificate Number was "2277". Mary Virgiious Geary (1918- ) believes the cause of death was complications from a gallstone operation. Thea and Max's children were then raised by Lena and Andrew Jensen, and they appear at 4932 Austin Avenue in Chicago on the 1920 US Census.


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