Daniel Conrad JENKINS Myrtis Ellamae DAY Daniel Cameron JENKINS Miscal Aura CARTER Mini tree diagram
Wilmer Vernon JENKINS

Wilmer Vernon JENKINS1,2,3,4

21st Sep 19071,2,3 - 21st Jun 19551,2

Life History

21st Sep 1907

Born in Foneswood, Richmond, Virginia.1,2,3

16th Aug 1932

Married Myrtis Ellamae DAY in Takoma, District of Columbia.1,4

21st Jun 1955

Died in Little Creek, Princess Anne, Virginia.1,2

Multiple Injuries, Midair Collision over Chesapeake Bay while at work

28th Jun 1955

Buried in Kilmarnock Seventh-day Adventist Church Cemetery, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, Virginia.1,2


  • Wilmer Vernon Jenkins
    Birth 21 Sep 1907 in Foneswood, Richmond County, Virginia
    Death 21 Jun 1955 in Virginia
    Burial 28 Jun 1955 Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, Virginia
    Burial Kilmarnock Seventh-day Adventist Church Cemetery
    Daniel Conrad Jenkins 1886 - 1975
    Miscal Aura Carter 1888 - 1965
    Marriage to Myrtis Ellamae Day 16 Aug 1932
    Takoma Park, Montgomery County, Maryland
    Takoma Park Seventh-day Adventist Church
    Myrtis Ellamae Day
    Birth 11 Mar 1907 in Texas
    Death 20 Oct 1989 in San Bernardino, California
    --  20K Name Tree, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/35134750/person/19649182508

    Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014
    Delayed Certificate of a Birth before June 14, 1912
    Wilmer Vernon Jenkins
    Birth 21 Sep 1907 Foneswood, Richmond County, Virginia
    Father Daniel Conrad Jenkins born Foneswood, Richmond County, Virginia, age at birth 20
    Mother Miscal Aura Carter born Carter's Wharf, Virginia, age at birth 19
    Married 6 Sept 1904 Nerwland, Virginia
    Official note added:  "A transcript of the Federal Census taken as of April 15, 1910, shows Kilmer Jenkins, son of Daniel C and Miskel A Jenkins, born in Virginia and two years of age when enumerated."
    Filed 5 November 1951

    Wilmer Vernon Jenkins of Kilmarnock, Virginia, married Myrtis Ellamae Day.  There is no known relationship between Kilmer's Jenkins line and the primary line of Joseph Sanford Jenkins also related to the Days in Texas.

    Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
    Wilmer Vernon Jenkins
    Residence Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, Virginia
    Occupation Airplane Pilot, Spotting Fish
    Birth Date 21 Sep 1907
    Father Daniel C Jenkins
    Mother Aura Carter
    Death 21 Jun 1955 Little Creek, Princess Anne, Virginia
    Burial 28 Jun 1955 Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, Virginia
    Cause of Death Multiple Injuries, Midair Collision over Chesapeake Bay while at work
    Burial 29 June 1955 Seventh-day Adventist Church Cemetery, Kilmarnock, by Cox Funeral Home
    Age at Death 47
    Spouse Mrs Myrtis Day Jenkins, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, Virginia
    Filed 6 Jul 1955

    Wilmer Vernon Jenkins
    Birth Sep 21, 1907 China Hill, Richmond County, Virginia
    Death Jun 21, 1955 Virginia
    [Wilmer's Delayed Birth Certificate, issued 1951, reports he was born in Foneswood, Richmond County.]

    Wilmer Vernon was the second oldest child of nine children of Daniel Conrad Jenkins & Miscal Aura Carter Jenkins. He married Myrtis Ellamae Day on August 16, 1932 in Takoma Park, MD., Montgomery County. Wilmer owned a plumbing & heating business, and he flew a plane for a fish company. He spotted schools of fish for the menhaden fish boats. He loved music, and he would often sing duets or in quartets with other family members. On June 21, 1955, Wilmer was tragically killed while spotting fish when his plane collided with another small plane piloted by a fellow spotter pilot and friend Neil Jacobsen. The accident occured over the Chesapeake Bay. Wilmer and Myrtis have two children, Wilmyrna Lou Jenkins Smith and Wayne Vernon Jenkins.


    A short graveside service and committal was conducted Tuesday afternoon [28 June 1955] by Elder C. L. White at the Seventh-day Adventist Church cemetery for Wilmer Vernon Jenkins, who was killed on June 21 in a collision of two airplanes over the lower Chesapeake Bay. Music was provided by William Bailey.

    The pallbearers were Rowland Sampson, Marion Pettibone, H. E. Dix, Sr., H. V. Roach, Lester Carney and Howard Sampson.

    Memorial services for the two airplane pilots, Wilmer V. Jenkins and Neil C. Jacobsen, were held Sunday afternoon [June 26] at the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Elder C. M. Gruesbeck, pastor of Petersburg Seventh-day Adventist Church and former pastor of the local church, assisted Elder C. L. White in conducting the service.

    An honorary guard was formed at the church consisting of the men of the church; members of the Kilmarnock Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol; members of the Wing Command of C. A. P., Virginia Wing, headquarters in Richmond; H. R. Humphreys, Jr. and fish captains of boats of Standard Products Company with Joe Gunther, fish spotter; and representatives of businesses in Kilmarnock.

    The church was decorated with eight beautiful floral pieces arranged with the American flag at the rostrum. Mr. and Mrs. Giles Roberts of Richmond, Mrs. Gruesbeck of Petersburg and William Bailey of Kilmarnock provided the music.

    An estimated crowd of 600 persons attended the services with police reporting many others driving away for lack of space.

    Mr. Jenkins, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Jenkins, was born September 21, 1907 at Foneswood. For a number of years he lived in Washington where he married Miss Myrtis Day on August 16, 1932. After 14 years in Washington where he engaged in plumbing and heating work he moved to Kilmarnock in 1942 to make his home and engaged in the plumbing and heating contracting business.

    He was elder in the Kilmarnock Seventh-day Adventist church and an active worker in all phases of the church work.

    Interested in flying, he was a charter member of the Kilmarnock Civil Air Patrol Squadron. After receiving his commercial pilots license he became engaged in spotting fish for the menhaden fleet three years ago.

    He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Myrtis Day Jenkins; a daughter, Mrs. Wilmyrna Smith, of Irvington; a son, Wayne; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Jenkins, Sr., of Kilmarnock; a brother, D. C. Jenkins, Jr., of Kilmarnock; and seven sisters, Mrs. James Burns, of Washington; Mrs. Milton Crowther, of Brydton; Mrs Thomas Potter, of Arlington; Mrs. Basil Havelock, of Paris, France; Mrs. Addie Haynie, of Kilmarnock; Mrs. Floyd Hicks, of Fredericksburg, and Mrs Lila Rose, of Foxwells.

    From the Rappahannock Record, Kilmarnock, VA.

    Daniel Conrad Jenkins (1886 - 1975)
    Miscal Aura Carter Jenkins (1888 - 1965)

    Spouse Myrtis Ellamae Day Jenkins-Black (1907 - 1989)
    Dorris Ethlyn Jenkins Burns-Sanford (1905 - 1980)
    Gleniss Aura Jenkins Crowther (1908 - 2004)
    Oleta Amelia Jenkins DeMar-Havelock (1910 - 1983)
    Elva Erma Jenkins Potter (1913 - 1962)
    Mavis Theressa Jenkins Haynie (1917 - 1988)
    Daniel Cameron Jenkins (1918 - 1993)
    Aura Faye Jenkins Hicks (1921 - 1983)

    Inscription:  "GOD'S WAY IS BEST."

    Burial Seventh Day Adventist Church Cemetery, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, Virginia

    Maintained by GJ, Originally Created by Egg_and_Dart Aug 18, 2007
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #21004372, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=21004372

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