Elizabeth Jenkins

Female3 June 1832–11 June 1917

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Jenkins was born on 3 June 1832, in Monongalia, West Virginia, United States, her father, Thomas Jenkins, was 39 and her mother, Nancy Ann Stafford, was 36. She married William Prosser II on 16 April 1858, in Marion, Iowa, United States. She lived in Poweshiek, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Washington Township, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 11 June 1917, in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Westfield Cemetery, Westfield, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Prosser II
Elizabeth Jenkins
Marriage: 16 April 1858

Sources (16)

  • Elisebth Prosser in household of Senator William Prosser, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elizabeth Jenkins, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Elizabeth Prosser, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 April 1858Marion, Iowa, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 4

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 22

    Historical Boundaries: 1854: Poweshiek, Iowa, United States


    Age 31

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    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.

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