James Everett JENKINS Joseph Pere JENKINS Vernice O JENKINS Harry Carroll JENKINS Beatrix V JENKINS Gene Keck JENKINS Osa Ida MCCLANAHAN Mini tree diagram

James Percy JENKINS1,2,3,4,6,7

3rd May 19181,2,3,4,5,6,7 - 28th Dec 19622,4,6,7

Life History

3rd May 1918

Born in Oklahoma.1,2,3,4,5,6,7


Resident in Burkburnett, Wichita, Texas.3


Residence2 in Maud, Seminole, Oklahoma.5


Residence3 in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma.1

28th Dec 1962

Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.2,4,6,7

3rd Jan 1963

Buried in Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.2,6,7

BET. 28 AUG 45–16 DEC 1941

Military in Service Number 18 053663, Army Air Corps, enlisted in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma.2,1


  • 1920 Federal Census, Wichita County, Texas, 13 January, BurkburnettTown, District 197, page 8B, Hse #157, Fam #202
    James E Jenkins Head M W 32 TX TX TX Driller Oilfield
    Osa I Jenkins Wife F W 32 OK MO MO
    James P Jenkins Son M W 1yr 7mos OK TX OK

    James appears in records as James P.  In his sister Beatrix' obituary,he is referred to as Perk.  One record had the full middle name, theVeteran's Gravesite database. (see below).  In the 1930 census, themiddle initials for Harry and James are switched:  Harry P, James C!They are living with their father and stepmother in Maud, Oklahoma.

    1930 Federal Census, Seminole County, Oklahoma, 2 April, Maud,District 19, page 1B, 305 King St, Hse #12, Fam #13
    Jenkins, Evert  Head  Rents M W 41 First married age 19 TX TX TXTailor[Talor] Clothing Industry
    Jenkins, Beaulah Wife F W 29 First married age 23 OK TN AR
    Jenkins, Harry P Son M W 14 Single OK TX OK No Occupation
    Jenkins, James C Son M W 12 Single OK TX OK No Occupation

    In 1941, when James P Jenkins enlists for WWII, he is listed assingle, and living in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma.  This is wherehis mother was living in 1930, as well as his older brother Joseph.

    U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
    Resident in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma
    Enlisted in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    California, Death Index, 1940-1997
    James P Jenkins
    Birth 3 May 1918 Oklahoma
    Death 28 Dec 1962 Los Angeles County
    Mother's Maiden Name McClanah[an]
    Social Security #444012113

    U.S., Headstone Applications, 1925-1963
    James P Jenkins
    Birth Date 3 May 1918
    Death Date 28 Dec 1962
    Service Number 18 053663
    Enlistment 12-16-41
    Discharge 8-28-45
    Sgt US Army, 316th Air Base
    Verified 11 Feb 1962
    Headstone Ordered 4 Mar 1962
    Veterans Administration Cemetery, Los Angeles, California

    The U S Veteran's Gravesite database provides the full form of James'middle name.  This record also has a little different name for thecemetery of burial than that reported on the Veteran's Administrationrecord for his military gravestone.  Apparently the birth date wascorrect incorrectly on  his stone after it was ordered.  Note that onthe Headstone application (above), the birth date is 3 May 1918.

    But on the grave, as reported in the Veteran's Gravesite and Find aGrave databases, the month has been changed to August.  The Californiadeath index reports the correct date of 3 May 1918, agreeing with theheadstone order, reflecting family information and the death record.When the birth date and other information was submitted to thememorial, it was updated as seen below.  I also saw incidentally thatthe creator of the memorial had transferred the memorial to me tomanage.

    U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
    James Percy Jenkins
    Birth 3 Aug 1918
    Death 28 Dec 1962
    Burial 3 Jan 1963 Los Angeles National Cemetery, 950 South SepulvedaBoulevard Los Angeles, CA 90049, Section 211 Row Y Site 15

    James Percy Jenkins
    Birth May 3, 1918 Oklahoma
    Death Dec. 28, 1962 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California

    James Everett Jenkins (1886 - 1963)
    Osa Ida McClanahan Jenkins (1889 - 1960)

    Joseph Pere Jenkins (1908 - 1967)
    Harry Carroll Jenkins (1915 - 1980)
    Beatrix V. Jenkins Ester (1921 - 2007)
    Gene Keck Jenkins (1928 - 1998)

    Inscription:  US ARMY SGT WORLD WAR II
    Burial Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County,California, Plot: 211 Y 15

    Maintained by Orville Jenkins, Originally Created by Marvin & SammeTemplin Nov 23, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #80892597,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=80892597


  • 1. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
  • 2. U.S., Headstone Applications, 1925-1963
  • 3. 1920 Federal Census, Wichita County, Texas
    • 13 January, Burkburnett Town, District 197, page 8B, Hse #157, Fam
  • 4. California, Death Index, 1940-1997
  • 5. 1930 Federal Census, Seminole County, Oklahoma
    • 2 April, Maud, District 19, page 1B, 305 King St, Hse #12, Fam #13
  • 6. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
  • 7. Find a Grave Memorial Registry

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