Joseph Asa JENKINS Mabel Clare JENKINS Thomas Asa JENKINS Nannie May JENKINS Rhonda Fay JENKINS LaRhonda Eyline JENKINS Living JENKINS Living JENKINS Eyline Dorothy LYNCH Orville Lee JENKINS Gladys Lahoma JENKINS Martha Netheline JENKINS Virginia Jo JENKINS Julia Virginia TERRY Mini tree diagram
Arthur Carthal JENKINS

Arthur Carthal JENKINS1,17,14,16,4,8,5,7,18,12,19,15,20,11,6,9,13,21

also known as 16

28th Dec 19091,2,3,4,5,6,7 - 19th Oct 195514,2,3,4,9,11,15

Life History

28th Dec 1909

Born in Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma.1,2,3,4,5,6,7


Resident in Mt View, Kiowa, Oklahoma.7


Residence2 in Fort Cobb, Caddo, Oklahoma.12

6th Jan 1935

Married Eyline Dorothy LYNCH in Oklahoma.24,16

1st Apr 1940

Resident in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma.6


Residence3 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma.8

8th Jul 1945

Birth of daughter LaRhonda Eyline JENKINS in Chickasha, Grady, Oklahoma.17,22,23,4


Residence4 in Chickasha, Grady, Oklahoma.13

19th Oct 1955

Died in Temple, Bell, Texas.14,2,3,4,9,11,15

Pulmonary Insufficiency, due to Rheumatic aortic valvulitis with heart failure; uremia; autopsy performed

21st Oct 1955

Buried in Fairlawn Cemetery, Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma.9,4,10,11

Other facts


Birth of son Living JENKINS


Birth of son Living JENKINS


  • All his siblings called him Bud.  His nieces and nephews called him Uncle Bud.

    The name is spelled as Carthal in the Family Group Sheet from Harold K Christian.  Two childhood censuses list him as Carthel.  The cemetery listing gives the spelling as Carthal.  This is one indication that this was the spelling used by the family.  In May 2009, Bud's son Carthal Trent contacted me and his spelling of his name confirmed the correct spelling of Carthal.

    Bud's gravestone has only the initial C.  In May 2007, Lou Ila Jenkins found some old family notes she wrote down, probably in the 1950s, but they contain no date or source info.  This has the name of Bud and his son Trent spelled as Carthal.  I found the Bud's death information from Bell County, Texas, also spells his name Carthal.

    Bud's son Trent, in giving me birth places of some members of his family, told me his father was  born in Ft Cobb.  But I see that three months after his birth, Joe and Jennie Jenkins were reported in the 1910 census in Marlow, in Stephens County, where his father was the City Marshall.  They later lived in Mt View, Kiowa County, Oklahoma, and then were in Ft Cobb, Caddo County, following that, where they were reported in the 1930 census.

    In 1910, Bud was just a few months old.  The enumerator reports his age as 3 months.  But it appears they had not yet named the child at that point.  He is just Baby Jenkins.

    1910 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 2 May, District #239, p #18A, Wall Township, Marlow City, Fourth Ward, Family #347
    Jenkins, Joseph A  Head M W 43 2nd marriage Married 9 yrs TX SC MS City Marshall
    Jenkins, Julia V  Wife F W 29 1st marriage Married 9 yrs 5 children/4 living GA GA TX
    Jenkins, Baby [Arthur Carthal] Son M W 3mos S OK TX TX

    In 1912 Bud accompanied his mother to British Columbia, Canada, where his father had gone earlier to work on the Canadian-Alaskan Highway project.  Jennie took all the children by train across the continent to join her husband.

    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, Carthal age Male 3 Farmer Born Texas Citizen of Texas Train CMR 356 from Oklahoma to Vancouver

    In 1920 He is recorded as Author C, and as Carthel in 1930, when his family was living in Mt View, Kiowa County, Oklahoma.

    1920 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, Author C  Son M W 10 OK TX TX

    His age is given as 10 in the January census.  This would seem to indicate he was born in 1909, and the date of birth from family sources is 28 December 1909.

    In the 1930 census, Bud was reported in his parents' household in Ft Cobb, Caddo County, Oklahoma.

    1930 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
    Carthel Jenkins son M W 20 OK TX TX

    In the 1940 census, Eyline is listed as Dorothy I, which seems to indicate that Dorothy was her first name, rather than the middle name, as might be indicated by other listings as Eyline D.  She always went by Eyline.  In the 1910 and 1920 censuses she is listed as Eyline (or Ilene).

    1940 Federal Census, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, 15 April, Oklahoma City Ward 2, District 78-108, page 7B, Hse #201, Rents $23
    Jenkins Arthur C Head M W 30 H-4 Oklahoma  Anadarko, Caddo County OK in 1935 Milk Salesman, W R Dairy
    Jenkins Dorothy I Wife F W 23 H-4 Oklahoma  Anadarko, Caddo County OK in 1935
    Jenkins Carthal Son M W 2 Oklahoma  Anadarko, Caddo County OK in 1935

    Bud's son Trent tells me that Bud worked for his older brother Asa in Asa's appliance business before WWII.  This is consistent with the report in this 1940 census that Bud and Eyline lived in Anadarko in 1935.  There is no indication just when they moved, but it would have been after the birth of Carthal Trent in October 1937.

    They were also reported in the 1940 city directory for Oklahoma City.  The name of the dairy Bud worked for is reported in this directory listing.

    U.S. City Directories
    Oklahoma City 1940, p 369
    Jenkins Carthal (Dorothy E) emp Sterling Gold Dairy r 1217 NW 7th

    Both Bud and his younger brother Orville worked at Tinker field Air Force Base in Midwest City (Oklahoma City) during World War II.  Bud and Eyline were living in the Oklahoma City area and Orville lived with them a while during that wartime work in the City.  Bud's son Michael Thomas was born in Oklahoma City in 1943.  In 1941 Bud is listed under his middle name Carthal.

    U.S. City Directories
    Oklahoma City 1941, p 456
    Jenkins Carthal (Eyline) mech h 1217 NW 7th

    In 1944, during World War II, Bud and Eyline were still living in Oklahoma City, where Bud was working at Tinker Field Air Base.  Bud's son Trent told me he remembered my father, Orville Lee Jenkins, living with them during the war when Orville was also working at Tinker Field as a Radio Repair technician.

    U.S. City Directories
    Oklahoma City 1944, p 391
    Jenkins A C (Eyline D) mech OCAD h[ome] 2141 NW 29th

    After the war, Bud moved back to Chickasha, Oklahoma, where his daughter LaRhonda Eyline was born.  Bud's son (my first cousin) Trent gave me the birthplaces for himself and his siblings and their mother Eyline Lynch.  In Chickasha Bud had a Maytag dealership in next door to the City Hall and Police Department.  Bud shared the building with his brother, Orville Lee Jenkins, who ran a radio sales and repair business, until about 1953.

    I found listings for them in the 1947 Chickasha City Directory.

    Chickasha City Directory 1947, p 135
    Jenkins Appliance Co (Arthur C Jenkins) 308 Choctaw av
    Jenkins Arthur C (Eileen; Jenkins Appliance Co) h[ome] 1227 S 6th
    Jenkins Jos A (Jennie) h 2002 S 2d
    Jenkins Orville L (Lou I; Jenkins Radio Co) h 2027 S 14th
    Jenkins Radio Co (Orville L Jenkins) 312 Choctaw av

    Bud appears with his home and business in the 1952 Chickasha Directory.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Chickasha, Oklahoma, City Directory, 1952, p 113
    Jenkins Apppliance Co (Arth C Jenkins) hse hold [sic] appliance
    224 Chickasha av
    Jenkins Arth C (Dorothy E; Jenkins Appliance) h 1522 S 17th

    Arthur Carthal (Bud) was ill for some time before he died.  He was still living in Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma, at the time of his death.  Other family sources, including my cousin and Bud's nephew Harold K Christian, have no place of death, but report the date.

    However, I found out in May 2007, from his nephew Asa Lee, that he died in Temple, Texas, while in the Scott White Hospital.  I later found the record in the Texas Death Index.  His heart was weak from the effects of rheumatic fever he suffered as a child.  He decided not to go through the operation to repair or replace one of the valves in his heart.  He died on 24 January 1955.

    The Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
    Certificate 47522
    Arthur Carthal Jenkins
    Death 19 Oct 1955 Bell County

    Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982
    Arthur Cartha Jenkins
    Birth 28 Dec 1909 Oklahoma
    Age 45 yrs, 9 months, 21 days
    Appliance Dealer, Appliance Sales & Service
    Residence 1522 S 17th St, Chickasha, Grady, Oklahoma
    Father Joseph Asa Jenkins, born Texas
    Mother Julia Virginia Terry, born Texas
    Social Security #441-03-6524
    Informant Orville L Jenkins (brother)
    Death 19 Oct 1955 Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Temple, Bell, Texas
    Cause of Death Pulmonary Insufficiency, due to Rheumatic aortic valvulitis with heart failure; uremia; autopsy performed
    Removal 20 October for preparation for burial in Fairlawn Cemetery, Chickasha [Grady], Oklahoma
    Certificate #47522 filed 21 October 1955, filed State 31 October 1955

    Bud was buried in Fairlawn Cemetery in Chickasha.  Though Bud is buried in a plot for two, the second place is unused.  His wife Eyline married a second time to Wayne Wornom.  They moved to Oklahoma City some years later, and Eyline apparently passed away and was buried there in another family plot.  As of July 2014 I have not found the burial information for Eyline Lynch Wornom.

    Fairlawn Cemetery records report the date of burial as 19 October 1955.  But we see from the death certificate, that was the date of death.  The body was not removed from the hospital by the funeral home until 20 October.  His obituary reports the burial was on 20 October.

    Bud Jenkins Funeral Announcement

    Jenkins Rites Held In Church

    Funeral services for Arthur C. (Bud) Jenkins, 45, who died Wednesday [19 Oct 1955], were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday [21 Oct 1955] In First Baptist Church, Dr. David G, Hause, officiating.

    The music was furnished by Bob Woolley, who sang "Precious Lord," "Jesus Paid The Pnice," and "Bye and Bye."  He was accompanied by Raymond Culp, Organist.

    Pallbearer were:  Wilbur Hess, Carl McCormick, Garland Wasson, Fred Stanley, Harvey Salter, and Bob Duckworth.

    Interment was in Fairlawn cemetery under direction of Chickasha Funeral Home.
    --  Chickasha Daily Express, Chickasha, Oklahoma, probably Sunday 23 October 1955

    I found someone had put up a memorial for Uncle Bud on Find a Grave.

    Arthur Carthal Jenkins
    Birth Dec 28, 1909 Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    Death Oct 19, 1955 Temple, Bell County, Texas
    Joseph Asa Jenkins (1866 - 1962)
    Julia Virginia Terry Jenkins (1880 - 1966)
    Mabel Clare Jenkins Hill (1901 - 1990)
    Thomas Asa Jenkins (1903 - 1969)
    Nannie May Jenkins (1905 - 1906)
    Rhonda Fay Jenkins Boyd (1907 - 1963)
    Orville Lee Jenkins (1912 - 1987)
    Gladys Lahoma Jenkins Hendron (1914 - 1991)
    Martha Netheline Jenkins Callaway (1918 - 2007)
    Virginia Jo Jenkins (1925 - 1930)
    James Everett Jenkins (1886 - 1963)
    Joseph Benjamin Jenkins (1889 - 1978)
    Sallie Hester Jenkins Christian (1893 - 1982)
    Ocy Belle Jenkins (1896 - 1896)
    Mary Nettie Jenkins Yates (1897 - 1991)
    LaRhonda Eyline Jenkins Marlow
    Burial Fairlawn Cemetery, Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma, Blk 6 Lt 151 Sp 3
    Maintained by Cokeman2;  Originally Created by AL Dec 22, 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #63222128,

    An obituary reporting his cause of death and survivors was later added to his memorial on Find a Grave.  The obituary was published in the Carnegie Herald, Carnegie, Oklahoma, where Bud went to high school.

    Jenkins Funeral Is In Chickasha

    Funeral services for A.C. (Bud) Jenkins, who died October 19 after a short critical illness in a Temple, Tex., hospital, were held Friday [19 October 1955] at the First Baptist church in Chickasha.
    Mr. Jenkins has been in the appliance business for several years at Chickasha.  His death was attributed to a heart ailment.

    He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eilene Jenkins, the Former Eilene Lynch of Carnegie, and three children, Trent, 18; Michael, 12; and La Ronda, 10; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Jenkins of Chickasha; two brothers, Asa of Anadarko, and Orville of Quannah, Texas; two half-brothers, Everett and Ben of Los Angeles; three sisters, Mrs. Mabel Hill, Anadarko; Mrs. Rhonda Boyd, Amarillo; Nethiline Jenkins, Oklahoma City; and two half-sisters, Mrs. Sallie Christian, Chickasha, and Mrs. Mary Yates, Pauls Valley.

    Provided by Lillian, puiblished in Carnegie Herald, Carnegie, Oklahoma, Wednesday, 26 October 1955

    Jenkins Rites Held in Church

    Funeral Services for Arthur C (Bud) Jenkins, 45, who died Wednesday [19 October 1955], were conducted at 2 pm Friday [19 October 1955], in First Baptist Church, Dr David G Hause officiating.

    The music was furnished by Bob Woolley, who sang "Precious Lord," "Jesus Paid The Price," and "Bye and Bye."  He was accompanied by Raymond Culp, organist.

    Pallbearers were:  Wilbur Hess, Carl McCormick, Garland Wasson, Fred Stanley, Harvey Salter, and Bob Duckworth.

    Interment was in Fairlawn cemetery under direction of Chickasha Funeral home.

    --  Thought to be from the Chickasha Daily Express, original clipping courtesy of Lou Ila Gregory Jenkins, 16 March 2019


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