James Thomas STINSON Joseph Benjamin JENKINS Brian Jay JENKINS Wilmer Kent JENKINS Edgar Donald JENKINS Robert Winston JENKINS Ralph David JENKINS Living JENKINS Living JENKINS Living JENKINS Living JENKINS Living JENKINS Virginia Tenney GAYNOR Mini tree diagram
Lena Fairy STINSON

Lena Fairy STINSON7,8,12,14,15,10,11,2

also known as Lena Fairy JENKINS5,12,13

also known as Lena T STINSON4

also known as Lena JENKINS9

26th Mar 19017,4,8,9,10,11,2 - 16th Jul 19879

Life History

26th Mar 1901

Born in Oklahoma.7,4,8,9,10,11,2

between 1910 and 1920

Resident in Oakdale, Washita, Oklahoma.4,5

20th Feb 1917

Married Joseph Benjamin JENKINS in Hobart, Kiowa, Oklahoma.1,11,11

29th Oct 1918

Birth of son Brian Jay JENKINS in Healdton, Carter, Oklahoma.3,7,17,7,8,18

14th Jul 1921

Birth of son Wilmer Kent JENKINS in Mountain View, Kiowa, Oklahoma.8,19,17,13,20,21,22

7th Feb 1923

Birth of son Edgar Donald JENKINS in Healdton, Carter, Oklahoma.23,17,13,8

24th Feb 1924

Birth of son Robert Winston JENKINS in Oklahoma.17,13,24,8

21st Jul 1928

Birth of son Ralph David JENKINS in Los Angeles County, California.25,11,12

7th Nov 1929

Death of son Ralph David JENKINS in Los Angeles County, California.25,26

1930

Residence2 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.6

1st Apr 1940

Resident in Downey, Los Angeles, California, United States

about 1948

Divorced from Joseph Benjamin JENKINS in Orange County, California.1,16

10th Mar 1978

Death of Joseph Benjamin JENKINS in Anaheim, Orange, California.20,27,28,11,10

Jul 1987

Died in Murrieta, Riverside, California.9

(less likely)

16th Jul 1987

Died in Anaheim, Orange, California.11,10,2,3

(most likely)

16th Jul 1987

Buried in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles County, California.1,2,3

Other facts

 

Birth of daughter Living JENKINS

 

Birth of daughter Living JENKINS

 

Birth of daughter Living JENKINS

 

Birth of son Living JENKINS

 

Birth of daughter Living JENKINS

Notes

  • In the 1910 census, Lena is in the household of her stepfather ThomasB Everett.  She is listed as Lena T Stinson.  Since Lena's middleinitial here is T, perhaps the enumerator understood Virginia's middlename Tenney to be her first married name and Lena's middle name.Other sources give Lena's name as Lena Fairy.  Her chidlren and otherJenkins family sources consistently know her proper given name as LenaFairy Stinson.

    1910 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma, Oakdale, District 263,Page 2A, Hse/Fam #22
    Thomas B Everett Head  56  MO AR KY
    Virginia T Everett  Wife  F W  44 (b abt 1866) KY TN KY
    Lena T Stinson  Stepdaughter  F W  9 (b abt 1901) OK MO KY

    On this census, the enumerator seems to have put the birthplace ofLena's Stepfather, instead of her actual father. It is possible thatJames Stinson was born in Missouri, but I have not found his birthinformation yet.

    Lena married Joseph Benjamin Jenkins.  No marriage record has beenfound, but their first child was born in October 1918, so we canestimate they were married in 1917.

    1920 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma, 23 January, Oakdale,Enumeration District 192, page 8A, Hse #128, Fam #127
    Jenkins, Benjamin J  Head  Rents M W 30  TX TX TX Farmer
    Jenkins, Lena F        Wife   F W  18  OK MO KY
    Jenkins, Benjamin J  Son    M W   1 yr 2 mos OK TX OK

    Oakdale was an early name for Mountain View.  That portion of WashitaCounty later became Kiowa County.  Children were born in Healdtonbefore and after the 1920 census.  It appears that Ben and Lena livedon the oilfield assignments, but maintained a permanent residenceaddress in Oakdale/Mt View, where they were registered in the census,rather than Healdton, where they lived in somewhat deprivedconditions.  As work diminished during the recessions and conditionsworsened, they joined the stream of Oklahomans migrating to Californiain 1924 or 1925.  thjeir last child born in Oklahoma was Robert.  Theysettled in Los Angeles County.

    In the 1930 census in Los Angeles County.

    1930 Federal Census, Los Angeles County, California, 9 April, NorwalkTownship, District 1191, page 7B-8A, 3260 Bell Drive, Hse #180, Family#168
    Jenkins, Joseph B  Head Rents 39  First married at age 27 TX TX TXRotary Helper, Oil Well Drilling
    Jenkins, Lena F 29  First married at age 17  OK MO KY No Occupation
    Jenkins, Benjamin J 11 OK TX OK No Occupation
    Jenkins, Billy 9 OK TX OK No Occupation
    Jenkins, Edgar 7 OK TX OK No Occupation
    Jenkins, Robert 6 OK TX OK No Occupation
    Jenkins, Betty Lou 4 Calif TX OK No Occupation
    Jenkins, Joan 5mos Calif TX OK  No Occupation

    In 1940, the family was living in Bellflower, still in Los AngelesCounty,  In 1935 they were living in Whittier.  The entry for Kathlynwould indicate that the family still lived in Whitter, in the samecounty, when she was born in July 1935.  So they moved from Whittierto Bellflower some time after 1935.  In 1940, Ben is listed asBenjamin J.

    1940 Federal Census, Los Angeles County, California, 3 April,Bellflower, District 117, page 2A, 947 E Center St, Hse #31 Owned,Value $6500
    Jenkins, Benjamin J Head M W 50  Grade 6 b Texas lived in Whittier CAin 1835 Cattle buyer
    Jenkins, Lena Wife F W 39  Grade 9 b OK lived in Whittier CA in 1835
    Jenkins, Ben Jr Son M W 21 Single HS-2 b OK lived in Whittier CA in1835 Sewing mach repairman, own business
    Jenkins, Wilmar Son M W 18 Single HS-4 b OK lived in Whittier CA in1835 Pin setter, bowling alley
    Jenkins, Edgar Son M W 17 Single Grade 8 b OK lived in Whittier CA in1835
    Jenkins, Robert Son M W 31 Single Grade 1 b OK lived in Whittier CA in1835
    - page 2B -
    Jenkins, Betty Lou Dau F W 14 Single Grade 7 b CA lived in Whittier CAin 1835
    Jenkins, Joe Ann Dau F W 10 Single Grade 4 b CA lived in Whittier CAin 1835
    Jenkins, Harry Son M W 9 Single Grade 2 b CA lived in Whittier CA in1835
    Jenkins, Marion Dau F W 7 Single Grade 1 b CA lived in Whittier CA in1835
    Jenkins, Kathlyn Dau F W 5 Single b CA lived in Whittier CA in 1835

    They were liste din teh Bellfolower City Directory in 1948.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Bellflower, California, City Directory, 1948, p 184
    Jenkins Edgar D clo clnr r 9849 E Center Norwalk
    Jenkins Joanne slswn h 9845 E Center
    Jenkins Lena Mrs h 9845 E Center
    Jenkins Wilmer K (Betty L) fctywkr r 6008 N Bellflr

    Two records of Lena at later residences are found in the collection USPublic Records.  Dates of residence are not attached to these records. Notice that these two records show the same street address and zipcode, but a different city name.

    U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2
    Lena F Jenkins
    Birth 26 Mar 1901
    Address 25682 Calle Jardin, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-4615

    U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2
    Lena F Jenkins
    Birth 26 Mar 1901
    Address 25682 Calle Jardin, Mission Viejo, CA 92675-4615

    Social Security Death Index, Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1A-L, Ed. 6
    Jenkins, Lena
    Birth date 03/26/1901
    Death date July 1987
    Last Residence Murrieta, California 92362
    Social Security #570-20-6575 Issued in California
    As of April 1997, this ZIP Code was not in use by the U.S. PostalService.

    Kathlyn Jenkins Lanford reports that her parents divorced after 30years:
    "After thirty years and nine surviving children later, my parentsdivorced. My mother, who desperately tried to keep the family intact,ended the marriage emotionally scarred but not defeated."
    --  Kathlyn Jenkins Lanford, Jenkins Life,http://jenkinslife.com/stories/jlife-stories1.htm (no longer online)

    The divorce would have been after a little more than 30 years, sincethey were stil together in the 1948 report in Bellflower.  The divorcemay have occurred in 1948

    Ben's drinking, perhaps prompted by the pain in his head from a metalplate placed there after a head injury when he was in the armed forces(see notes for Joseph Benjamin Jenkins), was a big component in thefamily difficulties and final breakup.

    "She divorced Uncle Ben before I was born because of his drinking andshe remained bitter about him until her death (about 1987 Anaheim, CA)The funny thing is, I’m told, he was never better toward her andalways kept a warm place for her in his heart. Over the past severalyears, I have spent many hours with my relatives at her gravesite inRose Hills (Whittier, CA) discussing our family history. The animositytowards Uncle Ben has been replaced with warm and fond memories."
    --  Bruce Jenkins, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 9 March 2007

    California, Death Index, 1940-1997
    Lena Fairy Jenkins [Lena Fairy Stinson]
    Birth 26 Mar 1901 Oklahoma
    Death 16 Jul 1987 Orange County
    Mother's Maiden Name Gaynor
    Father's Surname Stinson
    Social Security #570206575

    Lena Fairy Jenkins
    Birth unknown
    Death Jul. 16, 1987
    Spouse Joseph Benjamin Jenkins (1889 - 1978)
    Burial Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles County,California
    Created by Stuart Strout Woodside S Feb 20, 2013
    Find A Grave Memorial# 105551294,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=105551294

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