Francis Grant WINANS Joseph Benjamin JENKINS Florence Jean JENKINS Florence Ann CURRY Mini tree diagram
Bessie Amanda Ann WINANS

Bessie Amanda Ann WINANS1,2,4

Jun 18891,2,3 - UNKNOWN

Life History

Jun 1889

Born in Missouri.1,2,3

13th Oct 1907

Married Joseph Benjamin JENKINS in Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma.3,4

about 1908

Birth of daughter Florence Jean JENKINS in Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma.5,6

about 1908

Divorced from Joseph Benjamin JENKINS in Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma.4


Death of daughter Florence Jean JENKINS in California.5

10th Mar 1978

Death of Joseph Benjamin JENKINS in Anaheim, Orange, California.7,8,9,10,11


Died in Oklahoma


  • Harold K Christian gives the name as Bessie Amanda Ann Winans.
    Granddaughter Dolores Bess Christiansen Frank reports her name just asBessie A. Winans.
    The name in the Christiansen Genealogy has the simple name BessieWinans.
    Bessie apparently went by her first name.

    JENKINS, J B 18 WYNANS, BESSIE M 19 13 OCT 1907 MARLOW K©471
    --  Chickasaw Nation Marriages, Ardmore Courthouse, transcribed byMary Kinard,

    The name on the marriage record is Bessie M Wynans.  The M must be amistake.  The spelling of Winans by family members seems to indicatethat the spelling Winans should be retained.

    1900 Federal Census, Grundy County, Missouri, 1 June, Sprickardville,District 49, page 1A, Hse/Fam #7
    Winans, Frank Head W M May 1862  38 Married 15 years IL OH PABartender in Saloon Rents
    Winans, Florence wife W F May 1866  34 Married 15 years 3 children/3living IL KY PA
    Winans, Bessie Dau W F June 1889  10 Single MO IL IL At School

    Joseph Benjamin Jenkins married Bessie Amanda Ann Winans in October1907.  Though the marriage register spells the name Wynans, otherfamily sources, including a letter from a grand-daughter to Jenkinsfamily members, uses the spelling Winans.

    Ben was a few days short of his 18th birthday.  The marriage registergives his age as 18.  His brother Everett also married in 1907.

    Harold K. Christian reports this as a short marriage.  I estimate thatthe marriage lasted between one and two years.  Ben is known to havemoved to Mountain View to work with his brother Everett in a drycleaning business, but it is not certain when he moved to MountainView.


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