Walter Tinsley Jenkins

10 April 1873–15 September 1940 (Age 67)
Kanawha, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Walter Tinsley

When Walter Tinsley Jenkins was born on 10 April 1873, in Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, his father, George Washington Jenkins, was 24 and his mother, Martha Ann Lynn, was 27. He married Nina Lee Jones on 8 May 1898, in Kanawha, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Union Magisterial District, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States for about 60 years. He died on 15 September 1940, in Guthrie, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Kanawha, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Tinsley Jenkins
Ada Ernestine Garrett
Marriage: 28 April 1912
Virginia Agnes Jenkins
Mildred Ernestine Jenkins
Noble O Jenkins
Thaddeus Lincoln Jenkins
Howard Odas Jenkins
Margie M. Jenkins
Charlotte Belle Jenkins
Walter Tinsely Jenkins Sr.

Spouse and Children

28 April 1912
Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Jenkins


    Martha Ann Lynn




+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 2

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Jenkin . Jenkins is one of the most common names 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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Sources (3)

  • Walter T Jenkins in household of Thomas Jenkins, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Walter Jenkins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • W T Jenkins, "United States Census, 1930"

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