Thomas Duncan TERRY Joseph Asa JENKINS 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 Thomas Everett TERRY Nannie Jane TERRY Carrie Lee TERRY William Ernest TERRY Arthur Wiley TERRY Jeffie Mae TERRY Clarice Mabel TERRY Ouida Mayfield TERRY Rama Wall TERRY Martha Wiley WALL Mini tree diagram
Julia Virginia TERRY

Julia Virginia TERRY21,1,22,2,6,8,9,23,17,10,15,11

also known as Jennie TERRY7

8th Dec 18801,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 - 24th Jan 19664

Life History

8th Dec 1880

Born in McLennan County, Texas.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11

between 1882 and 1900

Residence1: it is not known exactly when her parents moved with her from McClennanCounty, Texas back to the Terry home area of Murray County, GA; Nextchild was born August 1882 in Murray Co; School report dated March1893 among her photos and papers in McDonald, Murray, Georgia.13

between Jan 1901 and 1909

Residence2: "moved with her family from Georgia to Marlow in January of 1901" -Bud was born in Marlow Dec 1909; Orville was born in April 1912 in MtView, before they went to Canada in Dec 1912. Not clear when theymoved from Marlow in Marlow, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.17,9

29th Mar 1901

Married Joseph Asa JENKINS in Marlow, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.56,57,58,55,17,5

27th Dec 1901

Birth of daughter Mabel Clare JENKINS in Marlow, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.24,25,26,1,27,6,28,29

3rd Nov 1903

Birth of son Thomas Asa JENKINS in Bradley, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.30,2,9,31,1

29th Oct 1905

Birth of daughter Nannie May JENKINS in Bradley, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.33,32

23rd Sep 1906

Death of daughter Nannie May JENKINS in Stephens County, Oklahoma.32,33

24th Aug 1907

Birth of daughter Rhonda Fay JENKINS in Marlow, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.34,1,36,38,39,6

28th Dec 1909

Birth of son Arthur Carthal JENKINS in Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma.9,41,42,44,6,1

between 1910 and 1912

Residence3: Orville was born in Mt View in April 1912; Bud had been born in Marlowin December 1909; there is no documentation on when they moved. in Mt View, Kiowa, Oklahoma.16,1

between 1912 and 1915

Residence4: They returned to Oklahoma before the birth of Lahoma in about 1915 inMt View, where Orville had been born before they went to BritishColumbia. in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.1,18

10th Apr 1912

Birth of son Orville Lee JENKINS in Mountain View, Kiowa, Oklahoma.1,45,21,2,19,10,26,6,46,47

25th Nov 1914

Birth of daughter Gladys Lahoma JENKINS in Mountain View, Kiowa, Oklahoma.48,6,49,50

between 1915 and 1920

Residence5: Ret from Brit Columbia abt 1915, according to the births rptd in the1920 census; 5-year-old Lahoma born in Okla abt 1915. children fromOrville (1912) to Nan (1918) born in Mt View. And she was appointedto Democratic precinct committee mbr 6 Oct 1920 in Mt View, Kiowa, Oklahoma.14,8,15,16

25th Dec 1918

Birth of daughter Martha Netheline JENKINS in Mountain View, Kiowa, Oklahoma.8,10,16,6,51,52

between 1920 and 1938

Residence6: It is thought they moved to Fort Cobb in late 1920, and from Ft Cobbto Chickasha in about 1938; the 1940 census reports they were still inFt Cobb in 1935. But Jennie was a precinct member of the Dem Party inMt View in Oct 1920. in Fort Cobb, Caddo, Oklahoma.8,19,20,15,20,16

28th Aug 1925

Birth of daughter Virginia Jo JENKINS in Fort Cobb, Caddo, Oklahoma.19,54,20,6

29th Jun 1930

Death of daughter Virginia Jo JENKINS in Lone Wolf, Kiowa, Oklahoma.20,53,6

between 1938 and 1962

Residence7: The 1940 census indicates they were in Ft Cobb in 1935 but inChickasha in 1940. It looks like they moved about 1938. Jennie andJoe lived there till he died in 1962. Jennie then went to Anadarko toa nursing home near her son Asa. in Chickasha, Grady, Oklahoma.10

19th Oct 1955

Death of son Arthur Carthal JENKINS in Temple, Bell, Texas.40,41,42,6,43

2nd Apr 1962

Death of Joseph Asa JENKINS in Chickasha, Grady, Oklahoma.55,2,6,21,4,55,55

9th Aug 1963

Death of daughter Rhonda Fay JENKINS in Dallas, Dallas, Texas.34,35,36,37,38,39,6

24th Jan 1966

Died in Anadarko, Caddo, Oklahoma.21,2,6,11

(most likely)

24th Jan 1966

Died in Anadarko, Caddo, Oklahoma.4

(less likely)

26th Jan 1966

Buried in Fairlawn Cemetery, Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma.12,6

Notes

  • Most of Julia Virginia's grandchildren called her Mamma Jennie.  Someadults called her Jennie.  Her Christian grandchildren (Sallie'schildren) called her Grandma.

    Mamma Jennie came to visit us in Texas when I was about age 4, at mybrother Gary's birth.  We lived in the country south of Quanah, inHardeman County, Texas, at that time.  I would usually see her onlywhen we went to visit her and my grandfather in Chickasha, Oklahoma,about three hours away.

    I remember attending her funeral held at First Baptist Church inAnadarko, Oklahoma.  I was 17 years old at that time, and lived inArkansas. She had been living there in a retirement care center, nearher son Thomas Asa. Her children had moved her there after her husbandJoseph Asa had passed away in 1962.  I remember visiting her theremany times.

    She was buried in Chickasha, however.  After the funeral in Anadarko,the funeral party processed to Chickasha (about 20 miles away) to theChickasha Fairlawn Cemetery for burial in the family plot, next to herhusband, my grandfather, Joseph Asa Jenkins, where they share a jointheadstone.

    The Family History compiled by Harold Christian gives the date ofdeath as 22 Jan 1966, while the gravestone reports 24 Jan 1966.  Therecords of Fairlawn Cemetery report burial as 26 January 1966.

    The 1910 Census shows Julia V as wife of Joseph A, married 9 years.Note that the birthplace of all the children's mother is reported asTexas.  This is correct regarding Sallie and Mary, whose mother wasHester Smith.  But what about the children of Julia?  Family traditionreports that Julia Virginia was born in Georgia, even though somecensuses on her married children later indicate they reported Texas astheir mother's birthplace.

    In my earlier analysis of this I concluded that this should beconsidered a recording error by the census official.  Harold Christian30 or so years earlier also had this view.  This type of error isnumerous in the censuses of the 1800s.

    I saw in March 2007 that the problem is more complicated than that.In the 1900 Murray County, Georgia, census, while she is still in herfather's household, Jennie's place of birth is reported as Texas.Below I outline later censuses which likewise report Texas as herbirthplace.

    1900 Census, Murray County, Georgia, McDonald District,  District 71,Page 5B, Hse #86, Family #89
    Terry, Thomas D Head M W  Jun  1857  42  m-20-yrs  GA SC NC  Farmer
    Terry, Mattie Wife  F W  Nov 1861  38  m-20-yrs  NC  NC NC
    Terry, Jennie Dau   F W  Dec 1880  19  single    TX GA NC

    Some census reports for her married children report her birthplace asTexas, while some say Georgia.  Harold Christian reported that herobituary in the Chickasha Express newspaper gave her place of birth asDalton. Georgia, based on reports from family members and somecensuses.

    I had been unable to find any record otherwise of Thomas Duncan Terryhaving been in Texas for some short period when the eldest child,Julia Virginia, could have been born.  I thought it odd that the wouldhave moved there about a year after their marriage, had one child,then moved back to the exact same place in Georgia.

    But I did find that other members of his family were in McLennan andMilam County, Texas around that time.  It occurred to me that perhapsThomas, a young, single man, had joined some of his cousins in theirwestward trek, but then later returned to the family's home are inGeorgia.

    For a long period Thomas Duncan and Mattie did not appear in anysearch of census for 1880, despite various strategies for searching.Finally in August 2007, I found an entry in McLennan County, Texas,for T D and M M Terry.  While Mattie's middle initial is W, not M, theages matched, and their marriage date of January 1880, made this lookright.  It seems to be the proper family, and there are other membersof their Terry family in the same county.

    Cinching the deal was the fact that next door is a Wall family.  Onlyinitials are given in this census, so there is no confirmation oftheir full names.  Though I cannot confirm exact relationships, thesurname next door is a strong confirmation of Mattie's identity.

    1880 Federal Census, McLennan County, Texas, No date, June 1880,District 117, page 16, Family #159
    Terry, T D  W M 23 Farmer Georgia, no birth place given for parents
    Terry, M M [M W?]  W F 20 NC NC NC

    I have not found Jennie's Texas birth certificate.  However, I do haveJennie's own statement that she was born near Lorena, Texas.  In May2007 my mother found some old family records she did not rememberhaving, in a box discovered while she was moving to a different house. There were several pages of family names, dates and places in mymother's handwriting.

    The list of births included a statement of birth of Julia VirginiaTerry, with the birth date we have from other family sources, with theplace of birth McLennan County.  My mother, Lou Gregory Jenkins, hadnot remembered taking these notes, but thought this information had tobe from Julia Virgina herself.  The source of this family informationwas not stated anywhere on the pages.  Lou surmised that she had takenthis down with all the other information on Jennie's brothers,sisters, parents and grandparents on both sides.  The informationincluded some nieces and nephews also.

    About 1954-55, Lou had also gathered some information from members ofher family in Oklahoma and California, so it seems likely that thisextensive family detail was indeed elicited from Jennie.  My cousinHarold Christian did not have access to this when he began compilingfamily information in the 1970s, after Jennie's death in 1965.  Fromthe birth and death dates, the information was recorded some timebetween March 1954 and Oct 1955.

    I wanted to find more objective information to corroborate this familyreport in Lou's notes.  The 1880 census in McLennan County seems quitestrong in supporting Jennie's birth in the same county where herparents and some other Terry family members were living a few weeksbefore her birth.  I hope that a birth record for Jennie will cap offthe issue.

    Her parents were married in January 1880.  I have not yet confirmedwhether that was in Georgia or Texas.  Some of Mattie's family alsoare found in Texas and Oklahoma, and they may be kin to the Walls inArkansas.  Thomas and Mattie's next door neighbor in the 1880 censusis an E P Wall, age 30, born in Arkansas, and there are other Walls inArkansas, some of whom later shown up in Oklahoma in the area ofThomas and Mattie.  I have not been able to find any of Mattie'sfamily in Texas in 1880.  But neither have I been able to identifythem in Georgia or even to definitively find any Wall family incensuses or public records to match her parents.

    In the newly-discovered family information from Jennie, there are twobrothers of Mattie listed also.  Though the name E P Wall is notincluded in the family information from Jennie, the location and thebirth in Arkansas makes it likely this is a brother or a cousin, orperhaps a young uncle.  E P is 10 years older than Mattie.

    It is not known exactly when Thomas and Mattie moved with Jennie backto Murray County, Thomas Duncan Terry's old family home area.  Theirnext child was Thomas Everett Terry, born in August 1882.  So thefamily was in Murray County before that time.  The first record ofJennie in Murray County is a grade report dated 3 March 1893 when shewas 12 years old, from the Pleasant Valley Academy in Murray County.Among her personal effects after her death was also a commencementribbon dated 1897.

    Pleasant Valley Academy, started in about 1872, was named after thetown where it was located.  The town's name was changed to Eton in1906 when the railroad connected there.

    "In 1833 in North Murray County, Georgia, a stagecoach stop called“Pleasant Valley” was established. Around 1872, the Pleasant ValleyAcademy was organized. Upon completion of the railroad in 1906, theTown was renamed “Eton” in honor of Eton College in England and itsexcellent academic reputation. Despite the name change and theIncorporation in 1909, Eton, Georgia continues to be the home ofPleasant Valley living."
    --  "Pleasant Valley LIving, http://www.eton-ga.gov/

    As a child I always heard that my grandmother had been born inGeorgia.  My father, Orville Lee Jenkins, commented on occasion abouther genteel Southern accent, which was still perceptible in certainsituations.  Of course if the family moved from her birthplace inTexas back to Georgia when she was young, she would still havedeveloped this Georgia accent.  My dad may have just got some detailsconfused in his memory of childhood information about his mother.  Idon't remember ever talking to my grandmother about her birthplace.

    My grandparents' 50th Wedding Anniversary newspaper story in 1951reports that 20-year-old Jennie moved to Marlow with her parents inJanuary 1901.  Only 2 1/2 months later she married Joseph Asa Jenkins,a widower 15 years older than her with 6 children.Her parents wereagainst her marrying him, mainly due to his age, according to familymemory.  She sneaked out of her parents' home one evening and theywent to town to marry.

    "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

    The 1910 census is inconsistent on the birthplace of Julia.  Georgiais indicated on her own entry, but Texas is entered for the birthplaceof the mother of her children!  They were still in Marlow town at thetime of the census.

    1910 Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 2 May 1910, District #239,Wall Township, Marlow City, Ward 4, page 18A (scan p 251), 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 (should be NC)
    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 Son M W 2mos s OK TX TX (This is Arthur Carthal)

    In the census report above, there is an error in the age of the babyson.  The ages of other children match birth dates the family has, butthere was no child born at a time that would have allowed a child of 2months old in 1910.  Arthur Carthal would have been about 4 months oldat that time.  The next son, Orville, was not born until 1912.

    The same census reports Julia's father's family, with names that matchfamily knowledge of Julia Virginia's siblings.  Wife of Thomas DuncanTerry, Mattie W (Martha Wiley Wall), is reported to have been born inNorth Carolina, as well as both her parents.

    Earlier LDS data had recorded the mother of Julia Virginia Terry asborn in Waco, Texas.  This coincides with the birth report in the 1900census.  However, it was uncertain, since there are other Jenkins andTerry families in that area that appear to be unrelated to ourfamilies.  It had been considered an error up to now.

    There was one uncertainty related to the move of the family formGeorgia to Indian Territory in about 1900.  The Terry family are stillin the 1900 census in McDonald District of Murray County, Georgia.  Itis known that some of the Terry families from Georgia had migrated toTexas, while Thomas Duncan Terry moved his family to Oklahoma.However, all children (living in 1910) were born in Georgia before themove.  That would mean the move occurred after 1905.  But Juliamarried Joseph Jenkins in March 1901.

    I note that Harold Christian comments at one time that Rama was bornin Oklahoma.  This census report and some other indicators say he wasborn in Georgia.  But at least some of the family had already moved toOklahoma before 1901, because Julia married Joseph Jenkins in March1901.  So if Rama was born in Georgia, perhaps Thomas and olderchildren moved to Oklahoma early.  It seems more likely that thereport of Rama's birth in Georgia is a census recording error.

    1910 Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 27 April, Richland Township,District 243, Page #9a, No Hse/Fam #
    Terry, Thomas D Head M W 52 m-1 29?-yrs GA SC NC Farmer
    Terry, Mattie W Wife F W 50? m-2? 29?-yrs 7/7 NC NC NC
    Terry, Nannie Dau F W 22 s GA GA NC Farm Labor
    Terry, Arthur Son M W 20 s GA GA NC Farm Labor
    Terry, Jeffie Dau F W 17 s GA GA NC Farm Labor
    Terry, Claris Dau F W 15 s GA GA NC Farm Labor
    Terry, Oeda Dau F W 10 s GA GA NC Farm Labor
    Terry, Rama Son M W 5 s GA (OK?) GA NC

    Some time after the census in 1910, Joseph Asa moved his family toMountain View, in Kiowa County, Oklahoma.  Joe farmed on two places inthat area.  He first farmed on a place owned by his brother-in-lawBill Christian, then moved to an Indian lease farm.

    "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

    In April 1912, Orville was born in Mt View.  In October 2010, I founda record of a trip Jennie made with the children in late 1912 toCanada.  She and the children went to Vancouver, British Columbia, bytrain to join Joseph Asa, who was working there.  This reports herbirth in Texas, which we know from family and public sources to becorrect.  But it also reports all the children were born in Texas,while we know they were all born in Oklahoma.  Note also that Canadianimmigration also reports that all the family members are Farmers, eventhe baby!

    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 11 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 Female age 5 Farmer Born Texas Citizen of TexasTrain CMR 356 from Oklahoma to Vancouver
    Jenkins, Carthal Male age 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

    In the 1920 Kiowa County, Oklahoma, census, the birth place of Juliais again Texas.  From the birth state reports, it appears they cameback from Canada by at least 1915.  Five-year-old Gladys Lahoma isreported born in Oklahoma, and we know from family sources she wasborn in Mountain View, where her brother Orville had been born in 1912before they went to British Columbia.

    1920 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

    The family moved to Fort Cobb about 1921, or maybe late 1920.  Thereis some discrepancy over the times as given by Harold, from familymemories he collected and records available.  Jenkins Family Historyby Harold Keith Christian, p 19, reports that "[After the birth ofNetheline in December 1918] Joseph is believed to have moved hisfamily from Mountain View first to a farm south of Fort Cobb andsometime thereafter into Fort Cobb."

    However, in the 1920 census, Joe was still farming in Mt ViewTownship.  Also we have a certificate appointing Jennie as a"committeeman" of the Democratic Party precinct committee in Mt Viewdated 6 October 1920.  So the family was still definitely still livingin Mt View at that time.

    Harold Christian reported in his Jenkins history:  "[After moving toFort Cobb], it is believed he managed an orphan's home for about thefirst year.  Apparently not satisfied with that he again entered theprofession of law enforcement, first serving as a deputy to the TownMarshall and subsequently as Town Marshall."  It is possible that Joetook the orphanage job in Ft Cobb before the whole family moved.

    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 was born in October 1921.  If Mabel'smemory is right, then Joseph Asa became Marshall of Fort Cobb inOctober 1921.

    The 1930 census record for this family from Fort Cobb, Caddo County,Oklahoma, also reports Texas as the birthplace of Julia, as well asJoe.  This corroborates earlier reports that she alone of all theTerry children was born in Texas, though those after her were born inGeorgia until the final child born in Oklahoma.  The presence in Texasfor Julia's birth, followed by the subsequent presence of her familyback in Murray County, Georgia, is still unexplained.

    1930 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 here as in 1910, all as one namerather than two, as family sources have.  It is also unusual that hername is entered last, though she is the oldest child still at home.This may be because she was in college in Oklahoma City, and probablyactually had her own residence there while attending Draughon BusinessSchool.

    In 1930, in contrast to the listing for Jennie herself, the record forher daughter Mabel (Mable) reports that Mabel's mother was born inGeorgia!

    1930 Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 2 April, Ft Cobb Town,District 26, page 2B, Hse #35, Fam #46
    Mable Hill  Wife F W 26 OK TX GA

    This may mean that Mabel, and maybe other children, had over the yearscome to think of their mother as born in Georgia, when in reality theactual birthplace, as still reported by Jennie in her own censusreports, was Texas.

    Joe and Jennie lived in or near Ft Cobb till 1935, when they moved toChickasha, which is their home that I remember from my childhood.

    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 and 1947 lists Joe and Jennie andtwo of their 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

    In 1951, Joe and Jennie celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Thefollowing detailed writeup summarizes their lives up to that point.

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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 fiancé 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 grand-children and 39 other 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
    -- Jos A (Julia V) h 1016 S 20th

    Julia Virginia died 22 January 1966 while a resident in FriendshipManor in Anadarko, Caddo, Oklahoma.

    U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
    Julia V Jenkins [Julia V Terry]
    SSN 440482704
    Birth 8 Dec 1880 Dalton, Georgia [/ should be Lorena, McLennan County,Texas, according to Julia herself]
    Father Thomas D Terry
    Mother Mattie W Wall
    Death Date 24 Jan 1966
    Death Claim 5 Apr 1966
    SSN 445521380
    14 Mar 1966: Name listed as JULIA V JENKINS

    Julia Virginia Jenkins
    Birth Dec 8, 1880 Lorena, McLennan County, Texas
    Death Jan 24, 1966 Anadarko, Caddo County, Oklahoma
    Parents:
    Thomas Duncan Terry (1857 - 1935)
    Martha Wiley Wall Terry (1859 - 1932)
    Spouse Joseph Asa Jenkins (1866 - 1962)

    Children:
    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)

    Siblings:
    Thomas Everett Terry (1882 - 1888)
    Carrie Lee Terry (1885 - 1888)
    William Ernest Terry (1887 - 1888)
    Arthur Wiley Terry (1889 - 1968)
    Jeffie M. Wagnon (1892 - 1967)
    Clarice M. Terry Lewis (1895 - 1982)
    Ouida M. Terry Hill (1899 - 1986)
    Rama Wall Terry (1904 - 1965)
    Burial Fairlawn Cemetery, Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma
    Plot: Blk 6 Lt 191 Sp 2
    Maintained by Cokeman2, Originally Created by AL Dec 22, 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #63222131,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=63222131
    ----------------------

Sources

  • 1. Canadian Immigration Records, White Rock, British Columbia, 12 Dec1912
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    • Name: Location:http://objgenealogy.com/articles/josephsanfordjenkinshistory.pdf;;
  • 3. Various Jenkins Family Sources
  • 4. Gravestone of Joseph Asa and Julia Virginia Jenkins, FairlawnCemetery, Chickasha, Oklahoma
  • 5. Julia Virginia Terry Jenkins, personal interview by Lou Ila Jenkins,about 1955
  • 6. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 7. 1900 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 4 June 1900, McDonald, Murray, Georgia, District 71, page 5B, Hse #87,
  • 8. 1920 Federal Census, Kiowa County, Oklahoma
    • 3 January, Mt View, District 14, Page 1A, Hse/Fam #1
  • 9. 1910 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    • 2 May, District #239, p #18A, Wall Township, Marlow City, Ward 4,
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    • 12 April, Chickasha Ward 1, District 26-9B, page 11B, 1710 14th St,
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  • 12. Fairlawn Cemetery, Chickasha, Oklahoma, listings
    • Online Address now invalid
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    • 8 June, McDonald, District 71, Page 5B, House #86, Fam #89
  • 14. 1930 Federal Census, Kiowa County, Oklahoma
    • 1 April, Fort Cobb, District 26, p 9A, Hse #181, Fam #215
  • 15. Democratic Party Appointment Certificate
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    • Name: Location:http://objgenealogy.com/articles/josephsanfordjenkinshistory.pdf;;
    • p 18
  • 17. Chickasha Daily Express, Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma
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    • Name: Location:http://objgenealogy.com/articles/josephsanfordjenkinshistory.pdf;;
    • p 19
  • 21. Orville Boyd Jenkins, Personal Knowledge
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    • Chickasha City Business Directory 1947
  • 23. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Chickasha City Directory 1956, p 111
  • 24. 1940 Federal Census, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
    • 12 April, Oklahoma City Ward 1 Block 50, District 78-40, page 11B,
  • 25. Jenkins Family Notes by Lou Ila Jenkins, uncertain source, 1950s
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  • 27. Gravestone of Mabel Jenkins Hill, Fairlawn Cemetery, Chickasha,Oklahoma
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    • 2 April, Ft Cobb Town, District 26, page 2B, Hse #35, Fam #46
  • 29. Obituary of Mabel J Hill, The Oklahoman, 1990
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    • 1 April, Fort Cobb, District 26, page 7B, Hse #146, Fam #178
  • 31. 1940 Federal Census, Caddo County, Oklahoma
    • 9 April, Anadarko, District 8-6, page 7B, 408 W Louisiana St, Hse
  • 32. Marlow (Oklahoma) Cemetery List
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    • Name: Location:http://objgenealogy.com/articles/josephsanfordjenkinshistory.pdf;;
    • p 17
  • 34. Gravestone of Russell H and Rhonda Fay Boyd, Leopolis Cemetery,Livingston County, Missouri
  • 35. Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
    • Certificate 49280,
  • 36. RootsWeb Death and Interment Records
    • Interment Record for Rhonda Fay Boyd,
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    • Joseph Asa Jenkins Family Group Record
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  • 40. Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
    • Certificate 47522
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    • p. 16; and Joseph Asa Jenkins Family Group Record
  • 49. California, Death Index, 1940-1997
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  • 51. Obituaries -- Funeral Remembrance Card, Netheline "Nan" Callaway
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  • 53. Joseph Asa Jenkins Family Group Report, Harold Christian GED
  • 54. Harold K Christian, Pedigree Chart, January 1990
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    • Name: Location:http://objgenealogy.com/articles/josephsanfordjenkinshistory.pdf;;
    • p 16
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    • Name: Name: http://www.rootsweb.com/~okgarvin/kinard/chickjmarr.htm;;
    • Book E, page 377
  • 58. 1910 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    • 2 May, District 239, page 18A, (scan p 251), Wall Township, Marlow

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