Mary Enola Jenks

about 1870–12 March 1935 (Age 65)
Denton, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life of Mary Enola

When Mary Enola Jenks was born about 1870, in Denton, Wayne, Michigan, United States, her father, Halsey Barnes Jenks, was 28 and her mother, Harriet Louisa Denton, was 25. She married Arthur Roberts on 23 March 1901, in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States. She lived in Augusta Township, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Sumpter Township, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930. She died on 12 March 1935, in Willis, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States.

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Arthur Roberts
Mary Enola Jenks
Marriage: 23 March 1901

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23 March 1901
Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States

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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 0

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 9

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 20

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English (also found in Wales): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jenk, a back-formation from Jenkin with the removal of the supposed Anglo-Norman French diminutive suffix -in.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Roberts in household of Arthur Roberts, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary E Roberts in household of Arthur Roberts, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Sink in household of Halsey Sink, "United States Census, 1900"

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