Evelyn Hurwicz (née Jensen)

Evelyn was born on a farm near Almena, Wisconsin, on October 31, 1923, to Arthur* and Hazel Jensen.

She wanted to be a teacher, and, after high schoool, attended the Milwaukee State Teachers College and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. The family story is that one of her teachers, impressed with her intelligence, submitted her as a scholarship candidate to the University of Chicago. She was awarded a scholarship and was majoring in economics in 1943, when Leo hired her, sight unseen, as an assistant. He was teaching prospective Army and Navy inductees the statistics, mathematics and physics needed to analyze weather data generated by the newly-invented radar.

They were married on July 19, 1944.

Below is a picture of them just a few days later, on July 23, 1944, at the Hotel Bismarck. (They’re the ones who are totally in love and can’t stop looking at each other.) The picture below that shows them a few years later, in 1946.

They had four children: Sarah (born December 7, 1946), Michael (January 18, 1949), Ruth (May 25, 1951) and Maxim (September 5, 1953).

Evelyn died on November 22, 2016, at 5:24 pm, at Grace Pointe Commons in Cambridge, Minnesota.

* The 1930 census shows his name as John A. Jensen, the 1940 census as John Jensen. But Evelyn told me his name was Arthur, and I’m assuming that’s what he went by.

Evelyn Jensen
b: 31 OCT 1923
d: 22 NOV 2016
  • 31 OCT 1923 - Birth - ; Wisconsin, USA
  • 22 NOV 2016 - Death - ; Minnesota, USA
Evelyn Jensen
31 OCT 1923 - 22 NOV 2016
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Arthur Jensen
Marriageto Hazel
PARENT (F) Hazel
Marriageto Arthur Jensen
FEvelyn Jensen
Birth31 OCT 1923Wisconsin, USA
Death22 NOV 2016Minnesota, USA
Marriageto Leo Leonid Hurwicz
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Leo Leonid Hurwicz
Birth21 AUG 1917Moscow, Russia
Death24 JUN 2008 Minneapolis, Minnesota
Marriageto Evelyn Jensen
FatherAdolf Abraham (Adek) Hurwicz
MotherSophie Zina Salamon
PARENT (F) Evelyn Jensen
Birth31 OCT 1923Wisconsin, USA
Death22 NOV 2016 Minnesota, USA
Marriageto Leo Leonid Hurwicz
FatherArthur Jensen
FRuth Hurwicz
Birth25 MAY 1951USA
Marriageto Prof. David Markovitz
MMichael Mike Hurwicz
Birth18 JAN 1949Ames, Iowa
Marriageto Linda Cheryl Bryant
MMaxim Hurwicz
Birth5 SEP 1953
FSarah Hurwicz
Birth7 DEC 1946USA
Marriageto Jon Kogut
Descendancy Chart
Evelyn Jensen b: 31 OCT 1923 d: 22 NOV 2016
Leo Leonid Hurwicz b: 21 AUG 1917 d: 24 JUN 2008
Ruth Hurwicz b: 25 MAY 1951
Prof. David Markovitz b: 25 FEB 1954
Lara Markovitz b: 1983
Adam Markovitz b: 13 FEB 1987
Michael Mike Hurwicz b: 18 JAN 1949
Linda Cheryl Bryant b: 2-8-53
Maxim Hurwicz b: 5 SEP 1953
Sarah Hurwicz b: 7 DEC 1946
Jon Kogut b: 17 MAY 1945
Sophie Kogut b: 23 AUG 1967
Brian Ashley Judd b: 5 JAN 1968
Rachel Ann Kogut b: 8 AUG 1969
Paul Don Hodges b: 21 AUG 1970
Melody Ann Hodges b: 4 FEB 2007
Torin Nathaniel Kogut b: 9 OCT 1997
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