Joseph Asa JENKINS Oscar Charles HILL Charles Kerwyn HILL Veva June HILL Thomas Asa JENKINS Nannie May JENKINS Rhonda Fay JENKINS Arthur Carthal JENKINS Orville Lee JENKINS Gladys Lahoma JENKINS Martha Netheline JENKINS Virginia Jo JENKINS Julia Virginia TERRY Mini tree diagram
Mabel Clare JENKINS

Mabel Clare JENKINS10,1,11,4,6,8,9

also known as Mabel J. HILL3

27th Dec 19011,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 - 18th Jul 19903,5,6,8

Life History

27th Dec 1901

Born in Marlow, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

6th Oct 1919

Married Oscar Charles HILL in Washita County, Oklahoma.2,7,9

27th Oct 1921

Birth of son Charles Kerwyn HILL in Mountain View, Kiowa, Oklahoma.1,6,12,7,2,13

29th Apr 1926

Birth of daughter Veva June HILL in Fort Cobb, Caddo, Oklahoma.3,1,7,14,2,6,15,9


Resident in Fort Cobb, Caddo, Oklahoma.7

about 1931

Divorced from Oscar Charles HILL in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma

8th Jan 1984

Death of Oscar Charles HILL in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma.3,16,6

18th Jul 1990

Died in Chickasha, Grady, Oklahoma.3,5,6,8

20th Jul 1990

Buried in Fairlawn Cemetery, Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma.5,6,8

Other facts


Social Security number 444-10-1545.3


SSN issued in Oklahoma.3


  • I remember Aunt Mabel from my earliest years. We would visit her often, as she lived in Chickasha, Oklahoma, the same town as my grandparents.  Even as an adult, I do not remember ever knowing her middle name.  Mabel had been divorced earlier, and I never knew her husband Oscar.

    1910 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 2 May, District #239, p #18A, P #251, Wall Township, Marlow City, Fourth Ward, Family #347:
    Jenkins, Joseph A. Head M W 43 m-2 9-yrs TX SC MS City Marshall
    Jenkins, Julia V. Wife F W 29 m-1 9-yrs 5/4 GA GA TX (should be NC)
    Jenkins, Mabel Dau F W 8 s OK TX TX

    Mabel is not in the 1920 census with her parents.  I have not yet found her in a 1920 census record.

    I note that in the 1910 census Mabel's mother is reported as born in Georgia in Julia's own listing, but in Mabel's record she is reported as born in Texas!  I have found that the Texas birth place is right, though there was some confusion in the children's reports from census to census and in later memories reported to their children.

    In 1912 Mabel went to British Columbia with her mother and siblings.  A Canadian Immigration record reports their entry at White Rock, British Columbia, on their way to join Mary's father Joseph Asa in Vancouver.  The family went to Vancouver by train.  This record says all the children were born in Texas, like Jennie, though from family and public records, we know all the children were born in Marlow, Oklahoma.

    Canadian Immigration Records, White Rock, British Columbia, 12 Dec 1912
    Jenkins, Mrs Jennie  Female age 30 Farmer Born Texas Citizen of Texas Train CMR 356 from Oklahoma to Vancouver $3.00 Cash  To Husband
    Jenkins, Mary Female age 15 Farmer Born Texas Citizen of Texas Train CMR 356 from Oklahoma to Vancouver
    Jenkins, Mable Female age 15 Farmer Born Texas Citizen of Texas Train CMR 356 from Oklahoma to Vancouver
    Jenkins, Asa Male age 8 Farmer Born Texas Citizen of Texas Train CMR 356 from Oklahoma to Vancouver
    Jenkins, Ronda Fay age Female 5 Farmer Born Texas Citizen of Texas Train CMR 356 from Oklahoma to Vancouver
    Jenkins, Carthal age Male 3 Farmer Born Texas Citizen of Texas Train CMR 356 from Oklahoma to Vancouver
    Jenkins, Orville Male age 8months Farmer Born Texas Citizen of Texas Train CMR 356 from Oklahoma to Vancouver

    In 1919, Mabel married Oscar Hill.  The license reports they were both residents of Mt View, Washita County, and were married in Cordell in the same county.

    Oklahoma, County Marriage Records, 1890-1995
    Mable Jenkins, Age 18 (born abt 1901)
    Oscar Hill, Age 21 (born abt 1888)
    Both residents of Mt View, Oklahoma
    Marriage 6 October 1919 Washita, Oklahoma, USA
    Ceremony by C C Barnhardt, Methodist Minister, of Cordell, Washita County, Oklahoma
    Witnesses Margie Anderson and Jesse Witten, both of Mt View
    Recorded 7 October 1919

    In the 1930 census Mabel's mother is now reported as born in Georgia, where we have been seeing reports for Texas on other censuses, as discussed in Notes for Jennie.  This is what the family had handed down, but several censuses report either Jennie herself as born in Texas, or children's entries showing their mother born in Texas.

    1930 Federal Census, Caddo County, Oklahoma, 2 April, Ft Cobb Town, District 26, page 2B, Hse #35, Fam #46
    Oscar Hill  Head M W 31 TX MO TX
    Mable Hill  Wife F W 26 OK TX GA GA
    Kerwyn Hill Son S W 8 OK TX OK
    Vevajune Hill Dau F W 3yrs 11mos  OK TX OK

    Mabel's middle name is spelled Claire in the Epperson Genealogy, but it appears as Clare in Jenkins Family History by Harold K Christian.  This is also the spelling in notes taken by Lou Ila Jenkins, thought to be information from Jennie Jenkins, Mabel's mother.  In 2013 I also found family photos with Mabel's name on the back written in her mother's handwriting

    I found that her name on her gravestone is spelled Mable.  It is hard to tell why this error would have occurred.  I never saw it spelled in family sources other than Mabel.  I later found that this is the spelling of her name in the 1930 census.  I have commonly seen the name spelled Mabel, though I have found that some people spell the name Mable, as on the gravestone.  I found that on the Fairlawn Cemetery Registry, the name is spelled as Mabel, despite the error on the gravestone.

    Mabel and Oscar divorced soon afte the 1930 census.  His daughter with his new wuife Frances is reproted as 8 years old in 1940.  So they probably got married in 1931.

    In the 1940 census, Mabel is the Divorced head of the household with her two children Charles Kerwyn and Veva June.  Note that the enumerator wrote Charles' name as Charles C, though his middle name was Kerwyn, as reported in the 1930 census.  Veva June was enumerated earlier in her father's household, about 7 days before this enumeration of her mother's household.

    1940 Federal Census, Grady County, Oklahoma, 12 April, Chickasha Ward 1 Block 50, District 78-40, page 11B, 3034 NW 18th St, Hse #270, Rents $28
    Hill, Mabel C  Head F W 38 Divorced Grade H-4 b Oklahoma same house in 1935 Bacon Slicer, Wholesale Meats
    Hill, Charles C Son M W 18 Single Grade H-3 b Oklahoma same house in 1935
    Hill, Veva J Dau F W 13 Single Grade 9 b Oklahoma same house

    Mabel's obituary, discovered online only in August 2016, refers to her by a nickname I never heard all my life from any of her family.

    Mabel J (Muzz) Hill

    HILL Mabel J (Muzz), 88, passed away July 18, 1990 in Chickasha, Ok.  She was born Dec. 12, 1901 in Marlow, Ok., the daughter of Joseph Asa Jenkins and Julia Virginia Terry Jenkins.  Mabel came to Chickasha in 1957 from Anadarko, Ok.  She owned Home Furniture Co. in Chickasha until her retirement in 1982.

    She was a member of the Maranatha Baptist Church, a former member of the Business and Professional Women's Assn. and the Phi ETA National Sorority.  She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers and 4 sisters.

    Survivors include her son, Charles K. Hill of Chickasha; her daughter and son-in-law, Veva June and Thomas T. Temple Jr. of OKC; 3 sisters and a brother-in-law, Nan and Leonard Calloway of MWC, Lahoma Hendron, Santa Barbara Ca., Mary Yates, OKC; 4 grandchildren, Mark Hill, Houston, Tx., Ann Holman, OKC, Terry Starchich, Kansas City, Mo., Tom Temple III, Anniston, Al.; 6 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

    Funeral services were held Friday, July 20, at Maranatha Baptist Church with interment at Fairlawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Brown-Binyon Funeral Home. "We love you Muzz, you'll be in our hearts forever."
    --  The Oklahoman, 21, July 1990, accessed 15 August 2016 on NewsOK,

    Mabel Clare Jenkins Hill
    Birth Dec 27, 1901 Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    Death Jul 18, 1990 Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma

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

    Spouse Oscar C Hill (1898 - 1984)
    Son Charles Kerwyn Hill (1921 - 1998)

    Sallie Hester Jenkins Christian (1893 - 1982) Half-siblng
    Ocy Belle Jenkins (1896 - 1896) Half-siblng
    Mary Nettie Jenkins Yates (1897 - 1991) Half-siblng
    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)
    Virginia Jo Jenkins (1925 - 1930)

    Burial Fairlawn Cemetery, Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma, Blk 5 Lt 197 Sp 8 SE/4

    Maintained by Cokeman2, Originally Created by AL Dec 22, 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #63221818,


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