Joseph Asa JENKINS Mabel Clare JENKINS Thomas Asa JENKINS Nannie May JENKINS Rhonda Fay JENKINS Arthur Carthal JENKINS Orville Lee JENKINS Gladys Lahoma JENKINS Lenard N CALLAWAY Virginia Jo JENKINS Julia Virginia TERRY Mini tree diagram
Martha Netheline JENKINS

Martha Netheline JENKINS1,2,13,3,5,6,11,7

also known as Matty N JENKINS1

also known as Netheline M JENKINS17

25th Dec 19181,2,3,4,5,6,7 - 30th Mar 200716,17,3,4

Administative Assistant, Federal Aviation Administration9

Life History

25th Dec 1918

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


Resident in Mountain View, Kiowa, Oklahoma.1


Residence2 in Fort Cobb, Caddo, Oklahoma.13

between 1935 and 1947

Resident: 1935 in Ft Cobb, 1938 Chickasha City Directory. 1940 census in Chickasha. in Chickasha, Grady, Oklahoma.10,2,11,7

between 1947 and 2005

Residence3 in Midwest City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma.8,9

5th Jun 1959

Married Lenard N CALLAWAY in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma.9

between 2005 and 2007

Residence4 in Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma.15

30th Mar 2007

Died in Richardson, Dallas, Texas.16,17,3,4


5th Apr 2007

Buried in Arlington Memory Gardens, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.12,4,3

Other facts


CauseOfDeath: Stroke.14


  • She always went by Nan.  We called her Aunt Nan.  Her funeral information had her name as Netheline M Callaway.  This order of her names is also found in the Social Security Death Index, though no family source agrees.  The censuses which record her variously as Martha N, Mattie N, and Netheline (with no other initial).

    She was my favorite aunt on my Dad's side (Orville Lee Jenkins), or at least the one I was closest to.  She is the one of Dad's siblings I have the earliest childhood memories of as a distinct person.  I was 7 or 8, Nan came and stayed with us a few days when we lived on 11th Street (US Hwy 287 West) in Quanah, Texas.  This was before she married.

    Nan married late in life and never had children of her own.  She loved Lenard's children like her own, and always spoke to us of them with deep affection, and she would keep us updated on news of her family.

    I remember our family visiting them in Midwest City when I was a child.  I remember going to church services with them at First Baptist Church.  My girlfriend Edith made a trip with our family to Oklahoma in 1968 and we visited Nan and Lenard then.  Later after Edith and I were married we visited them many times.  When we were back in the US from Kenya, East Africa, in 1980-81, we visited them with our two new boys, in the US for the first time.

    In her first census enumeration 1-year-old Nan is listed by Mattie, the nickname for her first name Martha.

    1920 Federal 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  Wife  FW 39 TX GA NC
    Jenkins, Matty N  Dau F W 1 OK TX TX

    When she is 11 in the next census, she is enumerated as Netheline.

    1930 Federal 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
    Netheline Jenkins dau F W 11 OK TX TX

    Nan's family moved to Chickasha between 1935 and 1938.  She was lsited with her parents in the 1938 Chiickasha City Directory.

    Chickasha City Directory 1938, p 109
    Jenkins Jos A (J Virginia) trav slsmn h 1417 S 18th
    Jenkins Netheline h 1417 S 18th
    Jenkins Orville rado service 114 N 4th h 1417 S 18th

    In 1940, she and her brother Orville Lee are still living with their parents, who have moved to Chickasha since 1935.

    1940 Federal Census, Grady County, Oklahoma, 12 April, Chickasha Ward 1, District 26-9B, page 11B, 1710 19th St, Hse #1710, Rents $25
    Jenkins, Joseph A Head M W 74 Grade 5 b Texas lived in Caddo Co OK in 1935 No Occup
    Jenkins, Julia V Wife F W 64 Grade HS-2 b Texas lived in Caddo Co OK in 1935 NO Occup
    Jenkins, Orville L Son M W 27 Single Grade HS-3 b Oklahoma lived in Caddo Co OK in 1935 Radio Repair
    Jenkins, Netheline Dau F W 21 Single b Oklahoma lived in Caddo Co OK in 1935 Cashier, Amusements

    U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2
    Netheline M Callaway
    Birth Date 25 Dec 1918
    800 Canadian Trails Dr Apt 154, Norman, OK, 73072-7618

    U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
    Netheline M Callaway
    Birth Date 25 Dec 1918
    Phone Number 732-2857
    6608 SE 15th St, Oklahoma City, OK, 73110-2743 (1992 1993)

    Her husband Lenard reported to family members that Nan died 30 March 2007, in Richardson Memorial Hospital in Richardson, Dallas County, Texas, after having a stroke.  My sister Michele notified me by email.

    "Just wanted to let you know Aunt Nan away last night around 10:00 pm. Uncle Lenord said the funeral would be at 1st Baptist church in Midwest City Thursday April 5th"
    --  Michele Jenkins Park, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 31 March 2007

    Nan had been undergoing dialysis after suffering kidney failure in August 2006.  She and her husband Lenard had just moved to Richardson when she had her stroke, and she died about two weeks later.

    U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2
    Netheline M Callaway
    Birth Date 25 Dec 1918
    714 W Arapaho Rd Apt 205, Richardson, TX, 75080-4165

    Her address with Social Security was still their last Norman, Oklahoma, address.

    Social Security Death Index
    Netheline M Callaway
    Born 25 Dec 1918, Died 30 Mar 2007
    Last Residence Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma 73072
    SSN 446-05-2331 issued Oklahoma (Before 1951)

    I found that the funeral remembrance card information, as well as the obituary published in the Midwest City Sun, indicated that Nan died in Plano, Texas, a neighbouring suburb of Dallas.  I would think that the funeral announcement information was based on information from Lenard, but we heard no update on the place where she was when she died.  Maybe she was moved from Richardson to a nearby facility in Plano, where she died shortly after.  I am reporting the place of death as Lenard gave it to us.

    The funeral was held 5 April 2007 in First Baptist Church, Midwest City, Oklahoma, where Lenard and Nan had been members for decades.  The funeral, with burial following in Arlington Memory Garden, was conducted by Bill Eisenhour Southeast Funeral Home, Oklahoma City.

    Here is the text of the Obituary that appeared in the Midwest City Sun, 8 April 2007:

    "Netheline (Nan) Callaway, 88, died March 30, 2007, in Plano, Texas. A funeral service was 2 p.m. April 5 at the First Baptist Church in Midwest City. Burial followed at Arlington Memory Gardens. Services were under the direction of Bill Eisenhour Southeast. She was born Dec. 25, 1918, in Mountain View, to Joseph and Virginia (Terry) Jenkins. She moved the Midwest City area from Chickasha in 1947. Nan married Lenard Callaway in Oklahoma City June 5, 1959. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Midwest City and was an administrative assistant for the FAA. She resigned to work with Lenard on other business ventures. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Lenard Callaway; three stepchildren, Tricia Callaway Bolz, Tony and Michael Callaway; and many nieces and nephews."

    Martha Netheline Jenkins Callaway
    Birth Dec 25, 1918 Mountain View, Kiowa, Oklahoma
    Death Mar 30, 2007 Richardson, Dallas, Texas
    Joseph Asa Jenkins (1866 - 1962)
    Julia Virginia Terry Jenkins (1880 - 1966)
    Sallie Hester Jenkins Christian (1893 - 1982) Half-sibling
    Mary Nettie Jenkins Yates (1897 - 1991) Half-sibling
    Ocy Belle Jenkins (1896 - 1896) Half-siblng
    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)
    Virginia Jo Jenkins (1925 - 1930)
    Burial Arlington Memory Gardens, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
    Maintained by Find A Grave, Originally Created by Mark Oct 24, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #99496953,


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