Joseph Sanford JENKINS Nell JENKINS John Cullen JENKINS William S JENKINS Mary Lydie JENKINS Amanda Lucinda JENKINS Margurette Catherine JENKINS James Everett JENKINS Joseph Benjamin JENKINS Orland Frederic JENKINS Sallie Hester JENKINS Ocy Belle JENKINS Mary Nettie JENKINS Hester Ann SMITH Mabel Clare JENKINS Thomas Asa JENKINS Nannie May JENKINS Rhonda Fay JENKINS Arthur Carthal JENKINS Orville Lee JENKINS Gladys Lahoma JENKINS Martha Netheline JENKINS Virginia Jo JENKINS Julia Virginia TERRY Lucinda Amanda TAYLOR Mini tree diagram
Joseph Asa JENKINS

Joseph Asa JENKINS4,9,10,11,29,12,13,8,30,16,31,3,3,32

28th Jun 18669,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,4,17 - 2nd Apr 19624,25,11,8,15,4,4

Farmer23,3

Life History

28th Jun 1866

Born in Dalton, Cass, Texas.9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,4,17

27th Mar 1887

Married Hester Ann SMITH in Dalton, Cass County, Texas.38,55,25,32

27th Mar 1887

Married: Married Hester Ann Smith; Cass County Marriage Records, accessedthrough Ancestry.com; her name in the record was Annie Smith. in Cass County, Texas.4,24

17th Jan 1888

Birth of son James Everett JENKINS in Dalton, Cass, Texas.33,34,35,36,25,37,38,11

21st Oct 1889

Birth of son Joseph Benjamin JENKINS in Linden, Cass, Texas.25,35,39,40,41,42,43,38,44,45

1890

Resident moved to Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, through Choctaw Nation,crossing the Red River from Bowie County, Texas, north of Cass Co in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.1,2,3,4

between 1891 and 1893

Occupation Farmer in near Marlow, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.23,3

7th Feb 1892

Birth of son Orland Frederic JENKINS in Marlow, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.25,38

27th Apr 1893

Death of son Orland Frederic JENKINS in Marlow, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.38

4th Dec 1893

Birth of daughter Sallie Hester JENKINS in Wapanucka, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.22,25,46,38,47,13,48,49

between 1894 and 1901

Occupation2: Ran a dray business in Marlow, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.28

28th May 1896

Birth of daughter Ocy Belle JENKINS in Marlow, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.25,38,11

13th Oct 1896

Death of daughter Ocy Belle JENKINS in Marlow, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.50,11

27th Oct 1897

Birth of daughter Mary Nettie JENKINS in Marlow, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.25,11,51,36,52,13,53

1900

Residence2 in Marlow, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.22,4

6th Sep 1900

Death of Hester Ann SMITH in Marlow, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.48,54,11

29th Mar 1901

Married Julia Virginia TERRY in Marlow, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.50,81,17,4,3,38

29th Mar 1901

Married2: (Oklahoma); married Julia Virginia Terry in Marlow, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.25,15,17

27th Dec 1901

Birth of daughter Mabel Clare JENKINS in Marlow, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.56,57,36,58,59,11,60,61

between 1902 and 1903

Occupation3: Farmer in near Bradley, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.25

between 1902 and 1906

Residence3 in Bradley, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.25

between 1903 and 1906

Occupation4: Postmaster and ran a mercantile store in Bradley, Grady, Oklahoma.25

3rd Nov 1903

Birth of son Thomas Asa JENKINS in Bradley, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.62,25,13,63,58

29th Oct 1905

Birth of daughter Nannie May JENKINS in Bradley, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.27,54

23rd Sep 1906

Death of daughter Nannie May JENKINS in Stephens County, Oklahoma.54,27

between 1907 and 1910

Occupation5: City Marshall (his obituary said it was Chief of Police) in Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma.27,17,3,4

24th Aug 1907

Birth of daughter Rhonda Fay JENKINS in Marlow, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.64,58,65,66,67,11

28th Dec 1909

Birth of son Arthur Carthal JENKINS in Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma.13,69,70,72,11,58

2nd May 1910

Residence4 in Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma.17

after 2nd May 1910

Residence5: moved to Mt View in Mt View, Kiowa, Oklahoma.5,3

between Jun 1910 and 1911

Occupation6: Farmer and County Sheriff in Mountain View, Kiowa, Oklahoma.19,5,4

between 1912 and 1914

Residence1: almost 3 years; Bet. Apr 1912–Dec 1914; Working on theCanadian-Alaskan Highway in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.18,8,3

10th Apr 1912

Birth of son Orville Lee JENKINS in Mountain View, Kiowa, Oklahoma.58,73,8,25,74,9,36,11,75,76

between 1914 and 1920

Occupation6a: Farmer in Mountain View, Kiowa, Oklahoma.16

25th Nov 1914

Birth of daughter Gladys Lahoma JENKINS in Mountain View, Kiowa, Oklahoma.77,11,45,39

25th Dec 1918

Birth of daughter Martha Netheline JENKINS in Mountain View, Kiowa, Oklahoma.16,9,5,11,78,79

between 1920 and 1935

Residence6 in Fort Cobb, Caddo, Oklahoma.19,20,7,21

between 1921 and 1935

Occupation7: City Marshall and Farmer; his daughter's obituary in 1930 reportsthat Joe was a night watchman at that time. in Ft Cobb, Caddo, Oklahoma.5,3,4,6

28th Aug 1925

Birth of daughter Virginia Jo JENKINS in Fort Cobb, Caddo, Oklahoma.74,48,7,11

29th Jun 1930

Death of daughter Virginia Jo JENKINS in Lone Wolf, Kiowa, Oklahoma.7,80,11

between 1935 and 1939

Occupation8: Raleigh Products representative in Chickasha, Grady, Oklahoma.4,7,8

between 1935 and 1962

Residence7 in Chickasha, Grady, Oklahoma.25,18,26,4,9

19th Oct 1955

Death of son Arthur Carthal JENKINS in Temple, Bell, Texas.68,69,70,11,71

2nd Apr 1962

Died in Chickasha, Grady, Oklahoma.4,25,11,8,15,4,4

Old age

4th Apr 1962

Buried in Fairlawn Cemetery, Chickasha, Grady, Oklahoma, by Sevier Funeral Home, Chickasha.11,15,4

Other facts

 

CauseOfDeath: old age.8

Notes

  • Family information from the previous generation indicates that in hisyouth Joseph Asa was called Jode (I think it was pronounced Jodie).An early family notation also spells his middle name as Acy.  My dad,Orville Lee Jenkins, also called his brother Asa by this name all hislife.

    Joseph Asa was born in Cass County, Texas.  In the 1880 census, Joe isreported as Joe Asa, age 16.  This would mean he was born about 1864.No family researcher has been able to find his family in the 1870census in any state.  Joe's mother, Lucinda Taylor Jenkins, diesaround 1869.  It is likely the family was out of state and travelingat the time of the sentence.

    1880 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas, 16 June, District 12,Precinct 3, Page 17, House and Family #144
    Jenkins, Joseph  W M 52 Farmer  SC SC SC
    Jenkins, Louisa   W F 42 Wife Keeps House  Miss Miss Ireland
    Jenkins, Mary L  W F 21 Daughter Farming  Ga SC Miss
    Jenkins, Lucinda  W F 19 Daughter Farming  Ga SC Miss
    Jenkins, Margaret C  W F 17 Daughter Farming  Tx SC Miss
    Jenkins, Joe Asa   W M 16 Son Farming  Tx SC Miss [b abt 1864]

    Joe's age is reported here as 16, which would make him born about1864.  Since his birth date is near the end of June, and the censusdate was actually 1 June, it should mean he was born in 1863, if theywere really being accurate.  But the birth date on his gravestone is25 June 1866.  The reported age in 1910 was 43, which would match thestated birth date.

    On 27 March 1887 Joseph Asa married Hester Smith, whose family livednear the Jenkins farm.  The date on the Marriage Certificate issued inCass County, Texas, is 25 March 1887, issued to J. A. Jenkins andAnnie Smith.

    Texas, Select County Marriage Index, 1837-1977
    J A Jenkins
    Gender Male
    Marriage 27 Mar 1887 Cass, Texas
    Spouse Annie Smith

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    Joseph Asa was first married to Hester Ann Smith, daughter of BenjaminFrank Smith and his wife Mary Isabella (Henson) Chapel, widow of ArchyChapel of Cass County, Texas.

    During the 1952 interview referenced above, Joseph said he firstnoticed Hester Ann at church. He said he was so taken by her beautythat he didn't hear a word that the preacher said.
    Four years later Joseph saw Hester for the second time.

    She had accompanied her half-brother Thomas Jefferson Chapel and hiswife Mary Lide (or Lydia), Joseph's older sister, on a visit to theJenkins home. Joseph said he again "got to looking at Hester Ann andit wasn't long until they were married."

    At that time Hester was 16 and Joseph was "a couple of months short ofbeing 21.” Joseph Asa and Hester Ann were married in Cass County,Texas, on 27 March 1887.
    --  Jenkins Family History by Harold K Christian,http://objgenealogy.com/articles/josephsanfordjenkinshistory.pdf, p 12
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    In about 1890, when he was about 25 years old, he moved his familyacross the border into Indian Territory at Healdton, Chickasaw Nation,near the Texas border.  His father Joseph Sanford Jenkins moved withthe family, and died in 1893 in Marlow, Stephens County, ChickasawNation.  It is not clear if Joseph Sanford's second wife LouisaChristian Jenkins also moved with the family.

    There is no reference to her in Jenkins family tradition about themove to Indian Territory.  A later news story about her and theChristian family refers to her son going back in 1900 to sell the(Christian) family farm after her death.  It may be she decided not tomove to Indian Territory, and died in the meantime.  But familytradition has not comment on her death or burial.  No Christian orJenkins family researcher is known to have found any information onher burial.

    "The Christians [sic] children ... Their mother, Louisa, married asecond time, J. S. Jenkins, March 7, 1872, and had one son, Henry.After her death in 1900, Joseph Benjamin Christian sold the familyfarm to Lonzo Hicks.  Family tradition states that there is a lineageconnection to the Hensley family but this has not been proven."
    --  Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 22 August 1971, p 9G

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    From Texas to Indian Territory
    By Orville Boyd Jenkins

    In his Jenkins Family History, Harold Christian tells of the move fromCass County, Texas, to Indian Territory. Writing about the family ofJoseph Asa Jenkins, Harold tells us Joseph Asa moved his family fromtheir Texas home in 1890 or 1891.

    Family tradition and later evidence indicate that Joseph Asa's fatherJoseph Sanford Jenkins moved with his son to Chickasaw Nation, IndianTerritory. At this time Joseph Sanford was about 65, and Joseph Asawas about 25. Joseph Asa settled near Marlow, in what is now StephensCounty, Oklahoma.

    In his narrative about Joseph Asa Jenkins, Harold tells us about themove:
    "Joseph said he loaded all of his possessions into two covered wagonsfor the move. It took him sixteen days to make the trip from Dalton,Texas, to Healdton, Indian Territory. Two of Joseph's brother-in-lawsare believed to have been living in Healdton at that time. One isbelieved to have been Joseph Benjamin Christian and his wife CatherineSmith, sister of Hester Ann. The other is believed to have been NelsonWinter and his wife Margaret Catherine Jenkins, Joseph's sister" (page13, The Jenkins Family History,http://objgenealogy.com/articles/josephsanfordjenkinshistory.pdf).

    Margaret Catherine Jenkins was the daughter of Joseph Sanford Jenkinsand Lucinda Amanda Taylor. Joseph Benjamin Christian was the stepsonof Joseph Sanford, the son of Joseph Sanford's second wife (or thirdaccording to one line of family tradition), Luisa (Taylor?) Christian.Christians married Jenkinses in three generations of life together inTexas and Oklahoma.

    Descendants of Joseph Sanford Jenkins in Cass County have contributedtwo old photographs that are thought to have been taken of the Jenkinsfamily crossing the Red River on that trek into Indian Territory.These photos show a covered wagon and several family members on aflatbed ferry, about to launch.

    Joseph Asa's father Joseph Sanford died in 1893 and was buried inMarlow. There is no record of the date or place of death of JosephSanford's wife Louisa Christian Jenkins. It is not known if she diedbefore the move to Indian Territory, or died en route. She is notburied in Marlow, and the family has no information on her death orburial.
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    Healdton was in the western side of what became Stephens County,Oklahoma.  Though Joe's father Joseph Sanford was buried in Marlow, wefind that in December of that year, Joseph and Hettie's daughterSallie was born in December 1893 in Wapanucka, Chickasaw Nation,Indian Territory.  Wapanucka is in what became Johnston County, alsoin what was then Chickasaw Nation.  Wapanucka is some distance eastfrom Ardmore, and some distance from Healdton.

    But Marlow, the county seat of Stephens County, where Joe's family areliving in 1900, is even farther north and east.  Perhaps JosephSanford actually died out some distance from Marlow, at home or on thetrail, in or near Wapanucka, and the body was taken for report ofdeath to be buried in Marlow.

    They moved after a short while to Marlow, where Joe leased a farm fora while.  He moved into Marlow town shortly after Sallie was born inDecember 1893.

    "Family tradition indicates Joseph helped build the railroad throughMarlow. It is believed that he was engaged in cutting trees andsplitting them for railroad ties during the period 1893-1894, livingwith his family in the vicinity of Wapanucka [Chickasaw Nation],Indian Territory."
    --  Jenkins Family History by Harold K Christian,http://objgenealogy.com/articles/josephsanfordjenkinshistory.pdf, p 14

    Joseph Asa with wife Hester (Hattie) and family are recorded in the1900 Chickasaw Nation (Stephens County, Oklahoma) census.  They are inMarlow, later the county seat of Stephens County.

    1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, 19 June,District 164, Marlow, Page #310, Family #133
    Jenkins, Joe    Head    W M  JUN 1866  33 Married 13 yrs TX SC GAFarmer
    Jenkins, Hattie   Wife   W  F  JUL 1870  29 Married 13 yrs 6children/4 living TX TN TX
    Jenkins, James   Son   W M  JAN 1888 12   TX TX TX
    Jenkins, Joseph B Son  W M  OCT 1889 10  TX TX TX
    Jenkins, Sallie H  Dau  W  F  DEC 1893   6   Ind Terr TX TX
    Jenkins, Mary N   Dau   W  F  OCT 1897   2  Ind Terr TX TX

    Hattie died soon after this census.  Joe married a young woman whosefamily had recently moved from Georgia.  Julia Virgina Terry's parentsdid not want her to marry this much older man, so she sneaked out ofthe house to join him to get married there in Marlow town.  In lateryears, letters to Julia Virginia (Jennie) from her mother, Martha WallTerry, indicate she had grown to love and admire Joseph Asa.

    "JENKINS, J A 34  TERRY, JULIA VIRGINIA 20  29 MAR 1901  MARLOW E©377"
    --  Chickasaw Nation Marriages, Ardmore Courthouse,http://www.okgenweb.org/~okgarvin/kinard/chicmarriageindex.htm

    From about 1902 Joseph lived on a farm near Bradley.  In December 1903or January 1904 (after the birth of Thomas Asa on the farm 3 November1903), the family moved into Bradley town, to run a store and serve aspostmaster.  They lived there till after the birth of Nannie May inOctober 1905, probably moving after the winter in 1906.

    At any rate they were in Marlow before the death of Nannie May inSeptember 1906-7.  Nannie May was buried in Marlow Cemetery.  Soonafter Nannie's death, Joseph became the city marshal in Marlow,serving for about 3 years.

    1910 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 2 May, District #239,p #18A, Wall Township, Marlow City, Fourth Ward, Family #347
    Jenkins, Joseph A  Head M W 43 2nd marriage Married 9 yrs TX SC MSCity Marshall
    Jenkins, Julia V  Wife F W 29 1st marriage Married 9 yrs 5 children/4living GA GA TX
    Jenkins, Sallie  Dau F W 16 S OK TX TX
    Jenkins, Mary  Dau F W 13 S OK TX TX
    Jenkins, Mabel  Dau F W 8 S OK TX TX
    Jenkins, Asa  Son M W 7 S OK TX TX
    Jenkins, Rondafay  Dau F W 3 S OK TX TX
    Jenkins, Baby [Arthur Carthal] Son M W 3mos S OK TX TX

    In this census, Julia's birthplace is reported as Georgia.  There area couple of other reports of Georgia as her birthplace, but mostcensuses report Texas as her state of birth.  In fact, her parents arereported in the 1880 census in McLennan County, Texas.  Julia was borna few months later that same year.  The Baby Jinkins here is Bud(Arthur Carthal), whose date of birth is 28 December 1909.

    This date is reported by Harold Christian from family source, and wasalso given to me directly by Bud's nephew Asa Lee Jenkins.  Bud'sgravestone in Fairlawn (Chickasha, Oklahoma) Cemetery has only theyear 1909.  At any rate, we would expect to see Bud here with an ageof about 4 months.  But in May 2009, Bud's son (my cousin) CarthalTrent told me he had always heard that his father was born in Mt View. This would mean that Bud was not born until 1910, which would accountfor his not being recorded in the May 1910 census in Marlow.  But didfamily members remember the year of Bud's birth incorrectly?

    According to information compiled by Harold Christian for the Jenkinsfamily, Joe Jenkins moved his family to Mountain View shortly afterthe 1910 census.  He first farmed on a farm of his brother-in-law BillChristian, then moved to an Indian lease farm.  Harold Christian tellsthe story:

    "By about 1910 he had decided to move his family from Marlow toMountain View, Oklahoma, where he was to settle for a few yearssupporting his family by farming. ... "Some time after the marriage ofdaughter Sallie and Cleve Christian in November 1911] Joseph isbelieved to have moved his family from Bill Christian's farm atOakdale [north of Mountain View just across the county line into CaddoCounty] to an Indian lease he subsequently obtained southeast ofMountain View."
    --  Jenkins Family History by Harold K Christian,http://objgenealogy.com/articles/josephsanfordjenkinshistory.pdf, p 17

    There is a story of their moving to Vancouver, British Columbia, for aperiod before World War I.  Joseph Asa mentions this in his televisioninterview on WKY-TV in Oklahoma City in 1955.  Some comments from thestory, by Joseph or from some of his children's memories, are unclearwhether the whole family or just some of the family moved to Canada.They returned to Mt View after this interim of working in Vancouver.

    In March 2009, I found out more specific details about the trip toVancouver in a newspaper story that my step mother gave me among itemsthat had belonged to my father.  This clarified that Joe had moved to"Vancouver, B. C., where Mr. Jenkins worked on the Canadian-AlaskanHighway project.  When war [WWI] broke out in 1914, they returned toMountain View."  [See full story below.]

    When Joseph went to Vancouver has not been discovered.  But a Canadianimmigration record records Jennie's entry with all the children inDecember 1912.

    Canadian Immigration Records, White Rock, British Columbia, 12 Dec1912
    Jenkins, Mrs Jennie  Female age 30 Farmer Born Texas Citizen of TexasTrain CMR 356 from Oklahoma to Vancouver $3.00 Cash  To Husband
    Jenkins, Mary Female age 15 Farmer Born Texas Citizen of Texas TrainCMR 356 from Oklahoma to Vancouver
    Jenkins, Mable Female age 15 Farmer Born Texas Citizen of Texas TrainCMR 356 from Oklahoma to Vancouver
    Jenkins, Asa Male age 8 Farmer Born Texas Citizen of Texas Train CMR356 from Oklahoma to Vancouver
    Jenkins, Ronda Fay age Female 5 Farmer Born Texas Citizen of TexasTrain CMR 356 from Oklahoma to Vancouver
    Jenkins, Carthal age Male 3 Farmer Born Texas Citizen of Texas TrainCMR 356 from Oklahoma to Vancouver
    Jenkins, Orville Male age 8months Farmer Born Texas Citizen of TexasTrain CMR 356 from Oklahoma to Vancouver

    It seems they were in Vancouver about 2.5 years.  The Jenkins FamilyHistory by Harold Keith Christian, p 19, reports that "[After thebirth of Netheline in December 1918] Joseph is believed to have movedhis family from Mountain View first to a farm south of Fort Cobb andsometime thereafter into Fort Cobb."  HOwever, they were stillenumerated as a familyin Mt View in the 1920 cenmsus.  And Jennie wasactive in the local Democratic Party there, being appointed as aprecinct committee member in Mt View in October 1920.

    1920 Federal Census, Kiowa County, Oklahoma, 3 January, Mt View,District 14, Page 1A, Hse/Fam #1
    Jenkins, Joseph A  Head  M W 54  TX NC MS Farmer
    Jenkins, Juliva V  Wife  FW 39 TX GA NC
    Jenkins, Ronda F  Dau F W 12 OK TX TX
    Jenkins, Author C  Son M W 10 OK TX TX
    Jenkins, Orville L  Son M W 7 OK TX TX
    Jenkins, Gladys L  Dau F W 5 OK TX TX
    Jenkins, Matty N  Dau F W 1 OK TX TX

    There is thus some discrepancy over the times as given by Harold, fromfamily memories he collected.  In the 1920 census, he is still farmingin Mt View Township.  He moved to Fort Cobb some time later, orperhaps he took the orphanage position in Ft Cobb while retaining thefarm near Mt. View, and the family was still living there during the1920 census.

    Harold Christian continues:  "[After moving to Fort Cobb], it isbelieved he managed an orphan's home for about the first year.Apparently not satisfied with that he again entered the profession oflaw enforcement, first serving as a deputy to the Town Marshall andsubsequently as Town Marshall."

    A report from his daughter Mabel would place the beginning of theMarshall job in October 1921, though they could have been living inthe town already before that time.  Harold Christian quotes Joe'sdaughter Mabel as saying:  "When Kerwin was about 3-4 days old, Poppawas made City Marshall."  Kerwyn (Charles) was born in October 1921.If Mabel's memory is right, then Joseph Asa became Marshall of FortCobb in October 1921.

    Joe was a peace officer for a total of 20 years, serving as chief ofpolice in Marlow, deputy sheriff in Mountain View and city marshal ofFort Cobb.  Here is the information for this family from the 1930census record from Fort Cobb, Caddo County, Oklahoma.

    Note that the birthplace of Julia as well as Joe is given as Texas.This corroborates earlier reports that she alone of all the Terrychildren was born in Texas, though those after her were born inGeorgia until the final child born in Oklahoma.  In the Notes forJulia Virginia Terry I detail the 1880 census record reporting Julia'sparents in McLennan County, Texas, where Julia was born in Lorena inDecember 1880.  The Terrys appear to have moved to Texas with otherTerrys, but then Thomas Duncan decided for some reason to move back tothe Terrys' home area in Murray County, Georgia.

    1930 Federal Census, Caddo County, Oklahoma, 1 April, Fort Cobb,District 26, p 9A, Hse #181, Fam #215
    Joe A Jenkins  Head  M W 63 TX MS MS
    Julia Jenkins  Wife  F W 49 TX GA NC
    Carthel Jenkins son M W 20 OK TX TX
    Orville Jenkins son M W 17 OK TX TX
    Lahoma Jenkins dau F W 12 OK TX TX
    Netheline Jenkins dau F W 11 OK TX TX
    Virginia Jo Jenkins dau F W 4 yrs 8 mos OK TX TX
    Rondafaye Jenkins dau F W 22 OK TX TX

    Note that Rhonda's name is written all as one name rather than two, asthe family seem to have it.  This was the case in 1910 also, when hername was spelled Rhondafay.  It is also unusual that in 1930 her nameis entered last, though she is the oldest child still at home.

    Joseph became somewhat renowned as a lawman during his days at FortCobb.  A line in the obituary of his young daughter Virginia Jo, whodie din a gun accident in 1930, describes him as a night watchman.

    "The Jenkins family has lived in Fort Cobb for the past nine yearswhere Mr. Jenkins is employed as night watchman."
    --  The Carnegie Herald, July 2, 1930, cited in Find A Grave Memorial#8771471,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=68771471

    Joe and Jennie and their family, including Orville and the youngerchildren moved to Chickasha some time after 1935.  The 1940 census(see below) reports that in 1935, the family still lived in Fort Cobb. Stories about some of Joesph's spectacular experiences as a lawmanthere were reported in the Fort Cobb paper in 1931 and 1932.

    They lived in Chickasha during my childhood.  Notice that in the 1930census their address was still Kiowa County, as in 1920, but in the1940 census, they report that they were living in rural Caddo Countyin 1935 before moving to Chickasha.

    1940 Federal Census, Grady County, Oklahoma, 12 April, Chickasha Ward1, District 26-9B, page 11B, 1710 14th St, Hse #1710, Rents $25
    Jenkins, Joseph A Head M W 74 Grade 5 b Texas lived in Caddo Co OK in1935 No Occup
    Jenkins, Julia V Wife F W 64 Grade HS-2 b Texas lived in Caddo Co OKin 1935 NO Occup
    Jenkins, Orville L Son M W 27 Single Grade HS-3 b Oklahoma lived inCaddo Co OK in 1935 Radio Repair
    Jenkins, Netheline Dau F W 21 Single b Oklahoma lived in Caddo Co OKin 1935 Cashier, Amusements

    The Chickasha City Directory of 1940 lists Joe and Jennie and two oftheir sons.

    Chickasha City Business Directory 1940
    Jenkins Appliance Co (Arthur C Jenkins) 308 Choctaw av
    -- Arthur C (Eileen; Jenkins Appliance Co) h[ome] 1227 S 6th
    -- Jos A (Jennie) h 2002 S 2d
    -- Jenkins Orville L (Lou I; Jenkins Radio Co) h 2027 S 14th
    -- Radio Co (Orville L Jenkins) 312 Choctaw av

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Chickasha City Business Directory 1947
    Jenkins Appliance Co (Arthur C Jenkins) 308 Choctaw av
    -- Arthur C (Eileen; Jenkins Appliance Co) h[ome] 1227 S 6th
    -- Jenkins Jos A (Jennie) h 2002 S 2d
    -- Jenkins Orville L (Lou I; Jenkins Radio Co) h 2027 S 14th
    -- Radio Co (Orville L Jenkins) 312 Choctaw av

    Here is the news story of Joe and Jennie's 50th Wedding Anniversary in1951, which provides rich detail about their life and the places theylived.

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    J. A. Jenkinses Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary
    Six of Seven Children Plan Open House

    Fifty years ago last Thursday, a 20-year-old girl slipped unnoticedthrough a window of a neighbor's house in Marlow and drove away in abuggy with her fiance to be married.

    Today, fifty years and three days later, the couple will celebratetheir golden, wedding anniversary.  They are Mr. and Mrs. J. A.Jenkins, 1016 South 20th.

    The 1901 wedding ceremony was performed by the preacher as the couplesat in the buggy in front of his house.  Plans for the dreamed-ofchurch wedding were forgotten after the bride’s parents voicedobjections to the wedding.

    Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins, ages 84 and 70, will be honored at an open housefrom 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. today in the home of son and daughter-in-law,Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Jenkins, 1522 South 17th.  Six of the honorees'seven children will be hosts.

    A gold-and-white color scheme will be used in decorations for thereception.  Punch and cake will be served from a table centered with alayout of California golden fruit.  Over the mantel will be a largegold-and-white framed picture of the couple taken shortly after theirwedding.

    The Oklahoma pioneers were both born in Texas.  Mr. Jenkins moved in1890 to the site of what is now Marlow where he farmed and laterserved as City marshal.  Mrs. Jenkins, then Julia Virginia Terry,moved with her family from Georgia to Marlow in January of 1901.  Twoand one-half months after their meeting, they were married.

    Mr. Jenkins moved his family to Mountain View in 1910.  But soon theywere off to Vancouver, B. C., where Mr. Jenkins worked on theCanadian-Alaskan Highway project.  When war broke out in 1914, theyreturned to Mountain View.

    The family lived in Fort Cobb from 1921 until 1935.  There also Mr.Jenkins farmed and served for a time as city marshal.  Mr. and Mrs.Jenkins have lived in Chickasha since 1935, when Mr. Jenkins retired.

    Mr. Jenkins is still quite active, but failing eyesight has sloweddown his reading habits.  However, a reading record machine has solvedthis problem pretty well.  His main interest is his church work, andhe takes a lively interest in world affairs.  Both he and his wife aremembers of the 12th Street Missionary Baptist church.

    Mrs. Jenkins is particularly interested in her flower garden and, ofcourse, her grandchildren.  Three who live in Chickasha, the childrenof the A. C. Jenkinses, "spend lots of time with us," she says,proudly.  They are Carthel [Carthal] Trent, 13, Mike Thomas, 8, andLarhonda, 5.

    Mrs. Jenkins says she and her husband have had a full and mostinteresting life together, although nothing spectacular has everhappened to them.  She perhaps considers today as spectacular as anyother day in their lives.  For numerous daughters, sons,grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives and friendshave descended upon Chickasha to honor them.

    The six children who are their hosts for the day are Mrs. Mabel  Hilland Miss Netheline Jenkins of Oklahoma City, Asa Jenkins of Anadarko,Mrs. Russell Boyd of Amarillo, Texas, Orville Jenkins of Quanah,Texas, and A. C. Jenkins of Chickasha.  One other daughter, Mrs.Charles R. Henry [Hendron] of San Gabriel, Calif., was unable to comefor the reunion.

    Also here are daughter-in-law [Mrs.] Asa Lee Jenkins Jr [should be AsaJenkins & should not be Jr] and son, grandson and family, Mr. and Mrs.Asa Lee Jenkins Jr [should not be Jr] and son Ronnie, Oklahoma City;son-in-law Russell Boyd and grandson and family, Mr. and Mrs. CharlesK. Hill and son, Charles Mark, Amarillo.

    Mrs. Cleve Christian, Chickasha, is the only one of Mr. Jenkins’ fourchildren by a previous marriage who will be here for the anniversaryobservance.  The other three are James E. Jenkins and B. J. Jenkins ofBuena Park, Calif., and Mrs. Neil Yates of Aledo, Texas.

    Four sisters and one brother of Mrs. Jenkins who are also here are:Mrs. W. C. Madison, Mrs. Elmer Wagnon, Mrs. Best [Bert] Lewis andArthur Terry of Marlow, and Mrs. E. P. Hill of Duncan.  Mrs. AnnieTabors, Mountain View, a niece of Mr. Jenkins, also will be present.

    The listed relatives are only those who sent word they would join Mr.and Mrs. Jenkins in the celebration.  But Mrs. Jenkins points out thepossibilities for a larger group are great.  For there are 10grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  In addition, Mr. Jenkinshas 28 other grandchildren and 39 other great-grandchildren.

    And then, of course, there is a 50 year accumulation of friends.

    --  The Chickasha (Oklahoma) Daily Express, Sunday, 1 April 1951

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    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Chickasha City Directory 1956, p 111
    Jenkins Jos A (Julia V) h 1016 S 20th

    In this 1956 directory is also a listing for Joe and Jennie'sdaughter-in-law Eyline and her son Trent.  This is the year aftertheir son Bud (Arthur Carthal) died.

    Chickasha City Directory 1956, p 110
    Jenkins Appliance Co (Eyline C Jenkins) Kenneth C Watkins Mgr, ZenithTV and Radio, Frigidaire Appliances, Maytag Washers 310 Chickasha av,Tel 2032
    Jenkins Eyline (wid Arth C) Jenkins Appliance Co) h[ome] 1522 S 17th
    - p 111 -
    Jenkins Trent studt r[esidence] 1522 S 17th

    Joe and Jennie had been residents in the Chickasha Nursing Home,Chickasha, Grady, Oklahoma, for some time before Joe's death in 1962.I have not found in family information exactly when they moved to thisassisted-care living.  I remember visiting them there on occasion,when our family would visit Chickasha from our Texas home.  I was alsopresent there when Pappa Joe died.  I remember my father and some ofhis siblings being in the upstairs room with their father.  He was notfully conscious at that time, as I remember.

    Funeral Services were held on Thursday, 4 April 1962, at the SevierFuneral Home in Chickasha, with burial following in Fairlawn Cemetery,Hwy 81 North in Chickasha.

    Obituary of Joseph Asa Jenkins

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    Father of Cityan dies in Chickasha

    Joseph Asa Jenkins, 95, of Chickasha, father of Mrs Neil Yates ofPauls Valley, died Monday [2 April 1962] at the Chickasha NursingHome.

    He was born June 28, 1866 in Cass County, Texas; near Dalton, Texas,where he lived for 25 years.  He moved to Indian Territory in 1890 andsettled in Marlow.  He lived in Mountain View and Fort Cobb beforemoving to Chickasha in 1935.

    He was married to Hester Ann Smith in March, 1887.  She preceded himin death in September 1899.  He then married Virginia Terry in March,1901.  One son, A C Jenkins preceded him in death in October 1955.

    He was a member of the Baptist church where he was a deacon.

    Jenkins served as a peace officer for 20 years.  He served as chief ofpolice at Marlow, county sheriff at Mountain View and city marshall atFort Cobb.  He retired in 1939 and had been in bad health the lastthree years.

    Other survivors include his wife Virginia, four sons, Ben and EverettJenkins of Bell Flower, Calif, Asa Jenkins of Anadarko and OrvilleJenkins of Quanah, Texas; five daughters, Mrs Cleve Christian and Mrs.Mabel Hill of Chickasha, Mrs Rhonda Boyd of Dallas, Texas, Mrs LahomaHendren [Hendron] of Goleta, Calif, and Mrs Netheline Calloway ofOklahoma City;  37 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and ninegreat great grandchildren.

    Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. Thursday [4 April 1962] at theSevier Funeral Home in Chickasaha.  Burial will be in Fairlawncemetery in Chickasha.

    --  Obituary of Joseph Asa Jenkins, Pauls Valley Democrat, PaulsValley, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, 3 June 1962, photocopy of theoriginal provided by Lou Ila Gregory Jenkins, former daughter-in-lawof J A Jenkins
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    Joseph Asa Jenkins
    Birth Jun 28, 1866 Dalton, Cass County, Texas
    Death Apr 2, 1962 Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma
    Father J S Jenkins (1826 - 1893)
    Mother Lucinda Amanda Taylor Jenkins (1824 - 1869)
    Spouses:
    Annie Hester Jenkins (1870 - 1900)
    Julia Virginia Terry Jenkins (1880 - 1966)
    Children:
    James Everett Jenkins (1886 - 1963)
    Joseph Benjamin Jenkins (1889 - 1978)
    Sallie Hester Jenkins Christian (1893 - 1982)
    Ocy Belle Jenkins (1896 - 1896)
    Mary Nettie Jenkins Yates (1897 - 1991)
    Mabel Clare Jenkins Hill (1901 - 1990)
    Thomas Asa Jenkins (1903 - 1969)
    Nannie May Jenkins (1905 - 1906)
    Rhonda Fay Jenkins Boyd (1907 - 1963)
    Arthur Carthal Jenkins (1909 - 1955)
    Orville Lee Jenkins (1912 - 1987)
    Gladys Lahoma Jenkins Hendron (1914 - 1991)
    Martha Netheline Jenkins Callaway (1918 - 2007)
    Virginia Jo Jenkins (1925 - 1930)
    Burial Fairlawn Cemetery, Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma, Blk 6 Lt191 Sp 1
    Maintained by Cokeman2, Originally Created by AL Dec 22, 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #63222130,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=63222130

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