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 Julia Virginia TERRY Mini tree diagram
Virginia Jo JENKINS

Virginia Jo JENKINS8,4,1,6

28th Aug 19251,5,3,4,6 - 29th Jun 19303,7,4

Life History

between 1925 and 1930

Resident in Fort Cobb, Caddo, Oklahoma.1

28th Aug 1925

Born in Fort Cobb, Caddo, Oklahoma.1,5,3,4,6

29th Jun 1930

Died in Lone Wolf, Kiowa, Oklahoma.3,7,4

30th Jun 1930

Buried in Fort Cobb Cemetery, Fort Cobb, Caddo, Oklahoma.1,2,3,4


  • Virginia Jo was killed in a shotgun accident in a family home.  A loaded shotgun was discovered by children when a big family gathering was underway at a family home in Lone Wolf, Kiowa County, Oklahoma.  The gun went off and killed Virginia Jo.  The story was related to me by my father, Orville Lee Jenkins, Virgina Jo's older brother.  This event was a key reference in our family's gun safety awareness.

    Nancy Charlton found Virginia Jo's obituary and posted a memorial on Find a Grave.  Jody is the only Jenkins buried in the Ft Cobb cemtery.  Additional information I submitted was added to the memorial.

    Virginia Jo Jenkins
    Birth Aug 28, 1925 Fort Cobb, Caddo County, Oklahoma
    Death Jun 29, 1930 Lone Wolf, Kiowa County, Oklahoma

    Joseph Asa Jenkins (1866 - 1962)
    Julia Virginia Terry Jenkins (1880 - 1966)

    James Everett Jenkins (1886 - 1963) Half-siblng
    Joseph Benjamin Jenkins (1889 - 1978) Half-siblng
    Sallie Hester Jenkins Christian (1893 - 1982) Half-siblng
    Ocy Belle Jenkins (1896 - 1896) Half-sibling
    Mary Nettie Jenkins Yates (1897 - 1991) Half-sibling
    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)

    The Carnegie Herald, Wed., July 2, 1930

    Gun Discharge Is Fatal to Playmate

    Grim tragedy stalked into the midst of a happy family reunion at Lone Wolf Sunday and claimed little Virginia Jo, 5-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Jenkins of Fort Cobb. The little girl was instantly killed by the accidental discharge of a shotgun in the hands of a small playmate.

    The accident occurred while most of the family were seated at the dinner table, the children playing in an adjoining room having obtained the gun which was thought to have been concealed in a closet.

    Funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Fort Cobb Monday afternoon [30 June 1930] and interment made in the cemetery there. The Jenkins family has lived in Fort Cobb for the past nine years where Mr. Jenkins is employed as night watchman.

    Inscription  Daughter of J.A. & Virginia

    Burial Fort Cobb Cemetery, Fort Cobb, Caddo County, Oklahoma

    Created by Nancy Charlton Apr 22, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #8771471,


  • 1. 1930 Federal Census, Caddo County, Oklahoma
    • 1 April, Fort Cobb, District 26, p 9A, Hse #181, Fam #215
  • 2. Julia Virginia Terry Jenkins
  • 3. Jenkins Family History by Harold Keith Christian
  • 4. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 5. Harold K Christian, Pedigree Chart, January 1990
  • 6. Jenkins Virginia Jo Cradle Roll Certificate
  • 7. Joseph Asa Jenkins Family Group Record, Harold Christian GED
  • 8. Various Jenkins Family Sources

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