Joseph Asa JENKINS Joseph Pere JENKINS Vernice O JENKINS Harry Carroll JENKINS James Percy JENKINS Beatrix V JENKINS Gene Keck JENKINS Osa Ida MCCLANAHAN Beulah UNKNOWN Joseph Benjamin JENKINS Orland Frederic JENKINS Sallie Hester JENKINS Ocy Belle JENKINS Mary Nettie JENKINS Hester Ann SMITH Mini tree diagram
James Everett JENKINS

James Everett JENKINS2,4,5,6,1,7,11,8,9,15

also known as Evert JENKINS14,10

17th Jan 18882,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 - 16th Jan 19634,5,9

Tailor, Mangaging Clothes Cleaning Business10

Life History

17th Jan 1888

Born in Dalton, Cass, Texas.2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

1900

Resident in Marlow Town, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.1

1907

Married Osa Ida MCCLANAHAN in Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma.31

3rd Mar 1908

Birth of son Joseph Pere JENKINS in Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma.5,4,11,17,10,18,9

1910

Occupation Tailor, Mangaging Clothes Cleaning Business in Mt View, Kiowa, Oklahoma.10

1910

Residence2 in Mountain View Ward 1, Kiowa, Oklahoma.10

10th Jan 1911

Birth of daughter Vernice O JENKINS in Mt View, Kiowa, Oklahoma.19,20,7,21,22,23,24

11th Jun 1915

Birth of son Harry Carroll JENKINS in Oklahoma.4,11,5,9

1917

Residence3 in Healdton, Carter, Oklahoma.2

3rd May 1918

Birth of son James Percy JENKINS in Oklahoma.28,25,11,26,12,27,9

1920

Occupation2: Oilfield Driller in Burkburnett, Wichita, Texas.11

1920

Residence4 in Burkburnett, Wichita, Texas.11

1st Apr 1921

Birth of daughter Beatrix V JENKINS in Healdton, Carter, Oklahoma.14,7,9,23,24

between 1928 and 1930

Married Beulah UNKNOWN in Oklahoma.12

about 1928

Divorced from Osa Ida MCCLANAHAN in Oklahoma.16,12

12th Feb 1928

Birth of son Gene Keck JENKINS in Earlsboro, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma.5,18,29,30

1930

Occupation3: Tailor in Maud, Seminole, Oklahoma.12

1930

Residence5 in Maud, Seminole, Oklahoma.12

before 1940

Divorced from Beulah UNKNOWN in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma.7

9th Aug 1960

Death of Osa Ida MCCLANAHAN in Orange County, California.9

1962

Residence6 in Bellflower, Los Angeles, California.13

28th Dec 1962

Death of son James Percy JENKINS in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.25,26,27,9

16th Jan 1963

Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.4,5,9

16th Jan 1963

Buried in Loma Vista Memorial Park, Fullerton, Orange County, California.9

Notes

  • 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

    In 1910 Everett and Ocy are in Mountain View, Kiowa County, Oklahoma.

    1910 Federal Census, Kiowa County, Oklahoma, 15 April, Mountain ViewTown, Ward 1, District 178, 3rd Street, page 1A-1B, Hse/Fam #11
    Evert Jenkins 22 TX USA TX Tailor [spelled Taylor] Cleaning andPressing
    Osa Jenkins 21 OK MO MO
    Joseph P Jenkins 2 OK TX OK

    Everett (recorded as Evert) is reported in the 1910 census as a Tailorin a "Cleaning and Pressing" business.  Harold Christian seems toindicate in the Jenkins Family History that the Dry Cleaning businesswas owned by Everett's brother Ben (Joseph Benjamin).

    "Everett married Ocy McClanahan, whose parents are believed to havelived on a farm west of Marlow.  Everett subsequently moved toMountain View where he later worked with his brother Ben in his drycleaning shop."
    --  Harold Keith Christian, Jenkins Family History, private document.

    In 1918 he is reported living in Healdton, a town form the Jenkinsfamily history, working in the oil fields.

    U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    J Everett Jenkins
    Residence Healdton, Carter County, Oklahoma
    Birth 17 Jan 1888 Cass County, Texas
    Occup Oil Pumper, Height 5'10" Medium Build, Black Eyes, Black Hair
    Married
    Registered 5 June 1917 Ardmore, Carter, Okla
    Signed J Everett Jenkins

    In the 1920 census he and Ocy are living west and south of Healdtonnear Wichita Falls, Texas, on the Red River at Burkburnett, WichitaCounty, Texas.  He and his brother-in-law Neil Yates (husband of MaryJenkins) are both working as drillers in the oil fields there.  Thetwo families live in the same household.

    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
    Joseph P Jenkins Son M W 11 OK TX OK
    Verneice O Jenkins Son F W 9 OK TX OK
    Harry C Jenkins Son M W 4yr 6mos OK TX OK
    James P Jenkins Son M W 1yr 7mos OK TX OK
    -- Fam #202 --
    Yates, Neil  Head M W 23 OK TX TX Driller, Oilfield
    Yates, Mary M  Wife F W 22 OK TX TX
    Yates, O'Neil O C  Son M W 2 OK OK OK
    Mary A Yates Dau F W 9 months TX OK OK (yields birth in March 1919)

    By 1930, the picture has changed considerably.  Osa and Everett arelisted in different households in different counties of Oklahoma.While Osa is in Earlsboro, Pottawatomie County, with 22-year-oldJoseph and 2-year old Gene K, Everett ("Evert") is married to aBeaulah (Beulah?).  Beaulah at age 29 i 1930 is about 13 years youngerthan Ocy, who was reported as age 32 in 1920.

    Everett and Beaula and family appear to be living in a boarding house,or a multi-family home, at 305 King Street in Maud, Seminole County,Oklahoma.  Children living with Everett and Beulah are Vernice, Harry,James (reported in previous censuses) and another daughter Annie V,age 9.

    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 TXTaylor [Tailor] Clothing Industry
    Jenkins, Beaulah Wife F W 29 First married age 23 OK TN AR
    Jenkins, Vernice Dau F W 19 Single OK TX OK Clerk, Variety Store
    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
    Jenkins, Annie V Dau F W 9 Single OK TX OK No Occupation

    I would think from the given information that Anna, at age 9, was adaughter of Osa and that they divorced sometime after the birth ofGene, on 12 February 1928.  In the 1930 census Osa is living inanother town with her two sons James O and Gene.  It is not clear whyOsa is reported as a widow, unless that was the standard census entryfor an adult no longer living with a spouse.

    The available information suggests that Osa and Everett divorcedsometime in 1928, and Everett married Beulah sometime before thecensus in 1930.  The census indicates that Beulah was age 23 at thetime of first marriage and 29 at this census.  Since it appears thatEverett was still married to Ocy until 1928 (assuming that Gene isEverett's child born in wedlock), this seems to indicate that Beulahwas married previously also, and either divorced or widowed beforemarrying Everett between 1928 and 1930.

    But the 1936 Oklahoma City directory seems to indicate that Everettand Osa (Ocy) are still married, or married again.  Everett is backworking in the Oil Fields as in 1920.  This is puzzling after Osabeing reported as divorced in 1930, and Evertt's wife being Beulah in1930.

    I also found letters from Everett's grandmother Mattie Wall Terry tohis stepmother Julia Virginia Terry Jenkins asking about "Ocy" andEverett in letters in the early 1930s.  This seems to indicate theywere still married at this time.  I have found no other documentationof Osa with the name Beulah.  Maybe they were back together for ashort time?  Oklahoma marriage and divorce records are not online.

    But the details for Beulah as Everett's wife do not match Osa.  She isonly 29 in 1930, while Osa was already 32 in 1920, and the birthstates for Beulah and her parents are different from those previouslyreported for Osa.

    But then James Everett and Osa are together in the 1936 and 1937Oklahoma City city directory.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, City Directory, 1936, p 420
    Jenkins Jas E (Osa) Ollwkr  h 9l0 N Lindsay av

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, City Directory, 1937, p 382
    Jenkins James E (Osa) r 923 1/2 NE 8th

    So who was Beulah?  And if Everett is still married to Osa in 1936,what does the 1930 census record mean?  Everett and Beulah alsodivorced.  Since his wife is Beulah in 1930, why would he report Osaas the wife's name in 1936?  Perhaps he and Beulah had alreadydivorced and he reverted to referring to his older, long-time wife Osaas the wife when asked her name?

    In the 1940 census, Everett is reported as divorced.  His twodaughters are in the household.  In 1940 Verniece is also divorced,but is enumerated under her maiden name.  She is Verniece A instead ofVerniece O as in 1920.  The younger sister, matching Anna V in the1930 census, is listed as Beatrice U.

    1940 Federal Census, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, 7 May, Shawnee,District 63-54B, page 62A, 417 1/2 Tennessee St, Hse #242, Rents $20
    Jenkins, James E  Head M W 52 Divorced Grade H-4 b Texas Same place in1935 Salesman, Clothing Store
    Jenkins, Verniece A Dau F W 29 Divorced Grade H-4 b Oklahoma Sameplace in 1935 Clerk, Clothing Store
    Jenkins, Beatrice U Dau F W 19 Single Grade H-4 b Oklahoma Same placein 1935 Waitress

    Everett lived for a long time in Bellflower, California.

    But Everett and Osa must have remarried.  It is not certain, but theywere living in Orange County, and are buried in the same cemetery,where their son Harry and other Jenkinses are also buried.

    In 1946, Everett's parents (father and stepmother) visited them out inCalifornia, and in Jennie Jenkins' collection of photos there was oneof Josepjh Asa and Jennie at a restaurant with Everett and,presumably, his wife.  But the inidivdual names are not noted on thephoto.  We have not seen any other photo of Osa.

    On Everett's Social security records his name is found as just JamesJenkins.

    Social Security Death Index
    James Jenkins
    No address given for Last Residence
    Born 17 Jan 1888
    Died Jan 1963
    SSN 572-22-4795 issued California (Before 1951)

    The date of birth in his Social Security records matches the datereported in a list of family names and dates form Everett'sstepmother, Jennie Jenkins, who gave all the family information to LouIla Gregory Jenkins in about 1955 (papers now in possession of Lou'sson Orvilel Boyd Jenkins, compiler of this genealogy).  His date ofbirth from family records is 17 January 1888.

    For some reason his death certificate information reported the brithdate as 17 January 1886.  The correct information was submitted to hismemorial on Find a Grave, but memorialist has chosen to retain thedate reflecting the erroneous grave marker.  The updated memorial withthe additional information and family links we submitted is givenbelow.

    California Death Index, 1940-1997
    James E Jenkins
    Birth 17 Jan 1886 Texas
    Death 16 Jan 1963 Los Angeles County
    Mother's Maiden Name Smith
    SSN 572224795

    James Everett Jenkins
    Birth Jan 17, 1886 Dalton, Cass County, Texas
    [birth year on the marker and death record is wrong.  Note the SocialSecurity record above, which matches family record; year should be1888, as in the SS record above]
    Death Jan 16, 1963 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
    Parents:
    Joseph Asa Jenkins (1866 - 1962)
    Annie Hester Jenkins (1870 - 1900)
    Spouse Osa Ida McClanahan Jenkins (1889 - 1960)
    Children:
    Harry Carroll Jenkins (1915 - 1980)
    James Percy Jenkins (1918 - 1962)
    Gene Keck Jenkins (1928 - 1998)
    Burial Loma Vista Memorial Park, Fullerton, Orange County, California
    Created by Chuck/Karen Brackett Sep 27, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #97879407,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=97879407

Sources

  • 1. 1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory
    • 19 June, Marlow Town, Page #310, Hse #131, Family #133
  • 2. U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  • 3. 1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory
    • 19 June, Marlow Town, District 164, page 8A
  • 4. California Death Index, 1940-1997
  • 5. Social Security Death Index
  • 6. Jenkins Family History by Harold Keith Christian Online
    • Name: Location:http://objgenealogy.com/articles/josephsanfordjenkinshistory.pdf;;
  • 7. 1940 Federal Census, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma
    • 7 May, Shawnee, District 63-54B, page 62A, 417 1/2 Tennessee St, Hse
  • 8. Julia Virginia Terry Jenkins, personal interview by Lou Ila Jenkins,about 1955
  • 9. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 10. 1910 Federal Census, Kiowa County, Oklahoma
    • 15 April, Mountain View Town, Ward 1, District 178, 3rd Street, page
  • 11. 1920 Federal Census, Wichita County, Texas
    • 13 January, Burkburnett Town, District 197, page 8B, Hse #157, Fam
  • 12. 1930 Federal Census, Seminole County, Oklahoma
    • 2 April, Maud, District 19, page 1B, 305 King St, Hse #12, Fam #13
  • 13. Obituary of Joseph Asa Jenkins, Pauls Valley Democrat, Pauls Valley,Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, 3 June 1962
  • 14. 1930 Federal Census, Seminole County, Oklahoma
    • 2 April, Maud, District 19, page 1B, Hse #12 (?), Fam #13
  • 15. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, City Directory, 1936, p 120
  • 16. 1930 Federal Census, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma
    • 7 April, Earlsboro, District 21, page 6B, Hse #147, Fam #152
  • 17. 1940 Federal Census, Gray County, Texas
    • 4 April, Pampa Precinct 2, District 90-6B, page 3A, 722 #2 West
  • 18. 1930 Federal Census, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma
    • 7 April, Earlsboro, District 21, page 6B, Hse#147, Fam #152
  • 19. 1920 Federal Census, Wichita County, Texas
    • 13 January, Burkburnett Town, District 197, page 8B
  • 20. 1930 Federal Census, Seminole County, Oklahoma
    • 2 April, Maud, District 19, page 1B, 305 King St, Hse #12 (?), Fam #13
  • 21. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
  • 22. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
  • 23. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • 24. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1
  • 25. U.S., Headstone Applications, 1925-1963
  • 26. California, Death Index, 1940-1997
  • 27. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
  • 28. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
  • 29. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2
  • 30. BillionGraves.com Burial Index
  • 31. Jenkins Journal, July 1982, by Harold Keith Christian
    • p 16

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