Juanita Luzia Lisboa-Pinto[1]

Female 1894 - 1979  (85 years)


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  • Name Juanita Luzia Lisboa-Pinto 
    Born 18 Feb 1894  Colombo, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Information from Passenger List of the ship Ile de France and from the Social Security, USA Records and the California Death Index 1940 -1997
      Also Obituary
    Gender Female 
    Personal 1922  Bethel Chapel, Celyon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    HISTORY OF BETHEL CHAPEL

    The gospel message for the end-time, the message of the three angels of Revelation 14 was first proclaimed in Ceylon around 1904 but it was not till the seventh day of the seventh month in the year 1922 that the first Seventh-day Adventist church in Ceylon was organized in Colombo with seven charter members: Mr E D Wijesinghe, Mr D E Wijesinghe, Mrs Croos, Mrs Juanita Jessen, Mrs Patricia Lobo, Miss Amy Passe, Miss Dora Passe who were baptized in the Wellawatte Canal by Pastor J. M. Comer. He was assisted by Pastor Hansen.

    When the church was first organized believers met at ?Glenfield?, the residence of Pastor Hansen, and also at the Dutch Burgher Union Hall, until the former Bethel Chapel was erected on lease-hold land at No: 7 Alfred House Gardens, Colombo in 1930. This was made possible by the untiring efforts of Pastor G. F. Enoch, who shepherded the new church. Pastor H. Christensen took over the mantle from Pastor Enoch and held evangelistic meetings throughout the year, at which time the church was filled to capacity and people listened from outside the windows, thrilled with his oratory. He was assisted by Pastor Dickinson.

    Pastor Christensen was succeeded by Pastor Peak, Pastor A. F. Jessen and Pastor Dunbar Smith. Pastor Smith conducted a large evangelistic campaign in Colombo Town Hall. During this time the church membership was strengthened; however, Pastor Smith had to leave abruptly when Japan entered the scene of World War II. During the difficult days of World War II when only a small group met faithfully each Sabbath; it was the late Mrs. Patricia Lobo who led out in the Sabbath School and read passages from the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy during church service and virtually single-handedly kept the Church?s activities ongoing. Pastor Jessen continued as Church Pastor for a time, till he was transferred to India in 1945. Pastor Wilbur Dunn became the Superintendent, church Pastor and Voice of Prophecy Director in 1945. It was at this time that the property on which Bethel Chapel now stands was purchased outright together with the adjoining property which is now occupied by the Sri Lanka Mission of Seventh-day Adventists. This was the leading of God, working through Pastors Eugene A. Crane and R. S. Fernando.
    (Bethel Chapel Seventh-Day Adventist Church) 
    Arrival in Aust 10 Feb 1931  From Columbo to Brisbane, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Arrivals
    Passenger
    JESSEN, Andrew Frederick, Mr
    Ship /Aircraft Name: NARKUNDA
    Port of embarkation: Colombo
    Port of disembarkation: Brisbane
    Date of arrival: 10 Feb 1931

    Arrivals
    Passenger
    JESSEN, Juanita, Mrs.
    Ship /Aircraft Name: NARKUNDA
    Port of embarkation: Colombo
    Port of disembarkation: Brisbane
    Date of arrival: 10 Feb 1931
    (National Archives of Australia)  
    Arrival in Aust 19 Apr 1938  From Colombo to Brisbane, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Passenger
    JESSEN, Andrew, MR.
    Ship/Aircraft Name: Strathallan
    Port of embarkation: Colombo
    Port of disembarkation: Brisbane
    Date of arrival: 19 Apr 1938

    Passenger
    JESSEN, Juanita, MRS.
    Ship/Aircraft Name: Strathallan
    Port of embarkation: Colombo
    Port of disembarkation: Brisbane
    Date of arrival: 19 Apr 1938

    Passenger
    JESSEN, Ronald, Master
    Ship/Aircraft Name: Strathallan
    Port of embarkation: Colombo
    Port of disembarkation: Brisbane
    Date of arrival: 19 Apr 1938
    (National Archives of Australia)  
    Personal 22 Jun 1938  Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    NETHERBY
    NETHERBY, June 17.
    Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jessen junior, and son from Ceylon, and Mrs. Shannon, Roma, were recent visitors to their aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. S. Jessen. "Riverview."
    Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland, Wednesday, 22 June 1938 
    Arrival in Aust 8 Jun 1948  From Columbo to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Passenger
    JESSEN, Andrew Frederick, Mr
    Ship/Aircraft Name: STRATHAIRD
    Port of embarkation: Colombo
    Port of disembarkation: Sydney
    Date of arrival: 08 Jun 1948

    Arrivals
    Passenger
    JESSEN, Juanita, Mrs.
    Ship /Aircraft Name: STRATHAIRD
    Port of embarkation: Colombo
    Port of disembarkation: Sydney
    Date of arrival: 08 Jun 1948

    Passenger
    JESSEN, Ronald Frederick, Master
    Ship/Aircraft Name: STRATHAIRD
    Port of embarkation: Colombo
    Port of disembarkation: Sydney
    Date of arrival: 08 Jun 1948
    (National Archives of Australia) 
    Departure 19 Aug 1948  From Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Andrew Frederick Jessen, aged 47, travelled on the Ship R.M.M.S. Aorangi with his wife Juanita and his son Ronald Frederick. The Ship Aorangi departed from Sydney, Australia on the 19 Aug 1948 and arrived in Vancouver/Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on 10 Sep 1918. The family travelled third class.
    The ship called in to Hawaii on 4 Sep 1948 and the Jessen family were granted shore leave.
    Andrew Frederick Jessen was going to the General Conference Seventh Day Adventists at Tacoma Park, Washington, where the family planned to stay for 6 months. Andrew paid the tax for the boarder crossing from Canada for himself and Juanita. Ronald was exempt.

    The Aorangi was built by Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Company of Glasgow (hull number 603) for the Union Steamship Company of New Zealand during 1924, it was launched June 17th 1924. It was a quadruple screw vessel powered by four six cylinder Fairfield built Sulzer ST70 two stroke single acting engines of 700mm bore - total of 13,000hp at 127rpm.

    The ship was named after Mount Aorangi, a mountain on New Zealand's South Island. Aorangi is from the Maori language 'cloud in the sky'

    Canadian Australian Line
    Sailings August 1948-December 1949 (issued June 4, 1948) for:
    Aorangi
    Ports of call:
    Vancouver, Victoria, Honolulu, Suva, Auckland, Sydney
    The Aorangi (17,491 grt, 600 ft. long) was delivered in 1924 to the Union Line of New Zealand.
    She was transferred in 1931 to the Canadian Australasian Line, a company formed jointly
    by the Union Line and Canadian Pacific to operate the transpacific service between Australia/New Zealand and Canada.
    She was sold for scrap in 1953.

     
    Personal 15 Aug 1951  Eastern Tidings, POONA, INDIA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    MEET OUR WORKERS!
    Pastor A. F. Jessen, one of Australia's sons, came to Ceylon as a
    colporteur in 1923 and placed hundreds of the book "Daniel and the Revelation" in Ceylon homes.
    During his many years of service
    in the Southern Asia Division, Pastor Jessen has served as principal of
    two of our schools-Kottawa High
    School, Ceylon, and Kottarakara
    High School, Travancore. He has also
    been superintendent of the Ceylon
    Union Mission from 1941-1945; the
    North Malayalam Mission from 1946-
    1949; and from 1949 to the present
    he has been president of the South
    Kerala Mission and principal of the
    Kottarakara. High School.
    Pastor Jessen says their aim is to
    double the membership of the mission as soon as possible.
    (Eastern Tidings, POONA, INDIA, AUGUST 15, 1951) 
    Arrival 16 Sep 1954  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    New York Passenger Lists, 1820 - 1957
    Name: Andrew Jessen Arrival Date: 16 Sep 1954 Estimated birth year: abt 1900 Age: 54 Gender: Male Port of Departure: Southampton, England Place of Origin: Australia Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Australian: Ship Name: Ile de France: Port of Arrival: New York, New York Line: 12 Microfilm Serial: T715 Microfilm Roll: T715_8508 Page Number: 174

    Name: Juanita Jessen Arrival Date: 16 Sep 1954 Estimated birth year: abt 1895 Age: 59 Gender: Female Port of Departure: Southampton, England Place of Origin: Australia Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Australian Ship Name: Ile de France: Port of Arrival: New York, New York Line: 13 Microfilm Serial: T715 Microfilm Roll: T715_8508 Page Number: 174

    Departure from Southamption, England on 11 Sep 1954. The Ile de France arrived in New York, New York on 16 Sep 1954
    He was listed as a tourist travelling with his wife Juanita. Their home is listed as Box 1025, Collegedale, Tennessee
    [Source: Passenger List of the Ile de France]

    Ile de France
    Gross tonnage: 43,153 (1927), 44,356 (1949)
    Length: 791 feet
    Width: 92 feet
    Machinery: Steam turbines geared to quadruple screw
    Speed: 24 knots
    Capacity: 670 First, 408 Cabin, 508 Third (1927); 541 First, 577 Cabin, 277 Tourist (1949)
    Built: Chantiers de l'Atlantique Shipyard, St. Nazaire, France, 1927
    Demise: Scrapped in Osaka, Japan, 1959
     
    Personal 1 May 1958  Southern Asia Tidings, POONA, INDIA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    THE LAST SABBATH AT
    LOWRY MEMORIAL HIGH
    SCHOOL
    JUANITA
    JESSEN
    THE 29th of March was a day
    of special importance at Lowry
    Memorial High School. It was the
    last Sabbath of the school year. It
    was also the 13th Sabbath, and we
    had the satisfaction of having
    reached all our goals. Our Investment plants were loaded with yellow and white chrysanthemums, for each flower represented 8 annas and we had received
    Rs. 110/- for the quarter. After a
    short and inspiring sermon, five
    candidates, who had been preparing for baptism, were voted into the
    church, subject to baptism. Then
    followed a solemn Communion
    service after which Pastor V. T.
    Thomas baptized the five candidates.
    We are happy indeed that
    Lowry Memorial High School is a
    haven of safety where our young
    people can live in close fellowship
    with the Master Guide while
    receiving an education that will fit
    them for eternity. Let us ever keep
    our schools aloof from the world,
    and in full harmony with God's
    plan for His children.
    (Southern Asia Tidings, POONA, INDIA, MAY 1, 1958) 
    Profession, Description 1925 -1960  Celon, India and the United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Missionary of the Seventh Day Adventist Church 
    Departure 25 Nov 1960  From Southampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sea Departure Card
    Name: Andrew Frederick JESSEN Date of departure: 25 November 1960 Port of departure: Southampton Date of Birth: 28 October 1900 Age: 60 (calculated from DOB) Marital status: Married Sex: Male Occupation: Missionary Country of birth: : Last country of residence: India: Intended country of residence: U S A: UK address: 207 SELHURST RD STH NORWOOD LONDON S E 25 Passenger recorded on: Sea departure card
    Name: Juanita JESSEN Date of departure: 25 November 1960 Port of departure: Southampton Date of Birth: 18 February 1895 Age: 65 (calculated from DOB) Marital status: Married Sex: Female Occupation: Missionary Country of birth: Ceylon: Last country of residence: India: Intended country of residence: U S A: UK address: 207 SELHURST RD STH NORWOOD LONDON SE 25: Passenger recorded on: Sea departure card
    Ship: Queen Elizabeth
    Master's name: D. M. Maclean
    Wgere Bound: New York, USA 
    Personal 1971  Martinez, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Dr. Baker's opinion
    I found Dr. Baker's "Russian Power Grab".. story very interesting and edifying; also Dr. Loveless' sermon "Burn Your Labeling Machine".
    Juanita Jessen
    Martinez,
    California
    (Loma Linda University in particular and of Sventh-Day-Adventist generally)  
    Died 06 Dec 1979  Contra Costa, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • California Death Index 1940 -1997
      Name: Juanita Luzia Jessen Social Security #: 572686643 Sex: FEMALE Birth Date: 18 Feb 1895 Birthplace: Other Country Death Date: 6 Dec 1979 Death Place: Contra Costa

      U.S. Social security Index
      Juanita JESSEN: Birth Date: 18 Feb 1895: Death Date: Dec 1979: Social Security Number: 572-68-6643: State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: California: Death Benefit Localities: Zip Code: 90717: Localities:Last Benefit: Lomita, Los Angeles, California: Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, California
    Obituary 22 May 1980  Adventist Review Find all individuals with events at this location 
    JESSEN, Juanita P.- b. Feb. 18, 1894, Colombo, Ceylon; d. Dec. 6, 1979, Marling, Calif. She and her husband, Andrew Jessen, served as missionaries in different parts of India, where he was principal and superintendent of schools.Survivors include her son, Ronald; three sisters, Amelia and Dora Passe, and Mrs.Stotesbury; a brother, H. A. Passe; and two grandchildren
    (Adventist Review, General Organ of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, May 22 1980))
     
    Buried Oakmont Memorial Park Lafayette, Contra Costa County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Juanita Jessen
      Birth 1895
      Death 1979 (aged 83?84)
      Burial
      Oakmont Memorial Park
      Lafayette, Contra Costa County, California, USA Show Map
      Plot Sanctuary
      Memorial ID 190862385
      Created by: Kathy Wells
      Added: 25 Jun 2018
      Find a Grave Memorial 190862385
    Person ID I5917  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 16 Dec 2021 

    Family Andrew Frederick Jessen,   b. 28 Oct 1900, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1964, University of California Hospital, San Francisco, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 1925  Celon or India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Ronald Frederick Jessen,   b. 03 Dec 1934, Columbo, Ceylon/Sri Lanka Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 2007, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2010 
    Family ID F1925  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S66] Mrs Laurina Collins.


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