Obituaries

Gens, Julius: 1856 – 19401
JULIUS GENS – Julius Gens, one of the City’s best known citizens and a longtime business man here, died Saturday morning at the Lawrence General hospital, where he had been confined for the past few days.  He had not been in good health for some time.  Mr. Gens was born in Germany, May 17, 1856, and came to this country in his early youth.  For half a century he was prominent in this city’s business life.  He began as a cigar manufacturer on Essex street and later entered the furniture business.
Prior to his retirement twenty years ago he was active in the real estate field and contributed much to the building of residential property in several sections of the city. 
Mr. Gens traveled extensively, both in this country and abroad.  He spent the last few winters in Florida.
He was active in nearly all of the city’s German societies and was a charter member of the Lawrence Turn Verein and was made an honorary member of that body a few years ago.
He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Louis Tepper of this city, Mrs. Ferdinand Lehnert and Mrs. Frank Harding of Belmont, Mrs. Harold Woodley of Los Angeles, Calif.; a son, Harold F. Gens of Andover, and eight grandchildren.
The body was removed to his home, 167 Prospect Street, by Funeral home Director Albert F. Langevin.  The funeral will be Monday afternoon with services at 2 o’clock by Rev. Hans Sidon, Ph.D., pastor of the German Presbyterian church.  Interment will be in the family lot in Bellevue cemetery.

Gens, Ida Anna Augusta Markowski (Mrs. Julius Gens): 1863 - 19312
MRS. JULIUS GENS – Mrs. Ida Augusta Gens, wife of Julius Gens of 167 Prospect street died at the Lawrence General hospital last evening after a protracted illness.  She was born in Berlin, Germany and had been a resident of this city for the past 50 years.  Her marriage to Mr. Gens took place in this city 43 years ago.  She was a prominent member of several German societies.
She is survived besides her husband by four daughters, Mrs. Ferdinand Lehnert, Mrs. Frank H. Harding, Jr. of Belmont, Mrs. Harold W. Woodley of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Louis Tepper; one son, Harold G. Gens of this city, two brothers and a sister.
The funeral will be held from the late home Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Interment will be in the family lot in Bellevue cemetery.
Undertaker Harold K. Brown moved the body to the late home.

Gens, Louis: 1858 – 19313
LOUIS GENS –Louis Gens, 72, former proprietor of a cigar store on Essex street at Mill street died about 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon at his home at 135 Jackson street extension, after a long illness.  He was born in Germany and had resided here for the past 44 years.  He retired about 15 years ago.
He is survived by two sons, William of New York city, Frank, captain in the Fire department stationed at Engine 7, four daughters, Anna, wife of Thomas Firth, Selma, wife of Fred Greenleaf and the Misses Helene and Bertha Gens; one brother, Julius Gens, and three grandchildren.
He was a member of the German Central Hall association, the Lawrence Turn Verein, the German Sick Benefit society and for twenty years he served as president of the German School society.
Funeral will be held from the late home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Rev. Arthur Fogler, D.D. pastor of Calvary Baptist church will officiate. Interment will be at Bellevue cemetery.

Tepper, Alice Clara Gens (Mrs. Louis Tepper): 1891 – 19714
ALICE TEPPER, - Alice (Gens) Tepper, a long-time resident of Lawrence, Mass., died April 10 in San Bernardino, CA, after a short illness.
Mrs. Tepper lived in Lawrence for many years before moving to California in 1950.
The widow of Louis, she is survived by a son, Norman of Honolulu, Hawaii; sisters, Elsie Harding of La Jolla, Calif., and Margaret Woodley of Glendale Calif.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Private services were held at Mount View Cemetery in San Bernardino.
The family requests donations in Mrs. Tepper’s memory be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Tepper, Louis: 1893 – 19635
LOUIS TEPPER, - Louis Tepper, 217 East Sonora, San Bernardino, CA, former Lawrence resident, died Saturday after a long illness
Mr. Tepper was a resident of Lawrence from 1896 to 1950.  He was graduated from Lawrence high school in 1910 and was in partnership with his father in the tobacco business prior to operating the Majestic bowling alleys. He was a retailer in San Bernardino from 1950 until his retirement in 1956.
He leaves his wife, Alice  (Gens) Tepper; two sons, Dr. Warren Tepper of Salt Lake City, Utah and Norman F. Tepper of Encino, CA; two brothers, Edward of Washington, D.C. and Jack of New York City; a sister, Lina Tepper of New York City and four grandchildren.