William J. Jenkins

August 1865–1935 (Age 69)
Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William J.

When William J. Jenkins was born in August 1865, in Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Evan Jenkins, was 20 and his mother, Margaret Williams, was 22. He married Jemima Harris on 24 December 1888, in Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1935, in Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Washburn Street Cemetery, Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know William J.? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

William J. Jenkins
Jemima Harris
Marriage: 24 December 1888
David Jenkings
William Jenkins Jr
Margetta Jenkins
Willard Jenkins

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1888Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


    Parents and Siblings



    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 1
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
    1867 · Great Reform Act of 1867
    Age 2
    The Great Reform Act of 1867 gave males the right to vote. This also helped to form the Welsh Liberal Party. It was the second of three reforms that would take place.
    Age 21
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 66617;2007: 157280; 2010: 222653)English and Welsh: variant of Jenkin , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. Jenkins is one of the most common surnames in England, especially southwestern England, but is also especially associated with Wales.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names


    Sources (8)

    • Wm. J. Jenkins in entry for William Jenkins, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"
    • William J Jenkins in household of Sarah Harris, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Willie Jenkins in household of Evan Jenkins, "United States Census, 1880"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.