William Johnson Jenkins Jr

1 September 1841–16 May 1910 (Age 68)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of William Johnson

When William Johnson Jenkins Jr was born on 1 September 1841, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, William Johnson Jenkins, was 24 and his mother, Hannah Marks, was 21. He married Ellinor "Nellie" Marks Childs on 6 July 1866, in Wyoming Township, Holt, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 16 May 1910, in Midvale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Midvale City Cemetery, Midvale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Johnson Jenkins Jr
Ellinor "Nellie" Marks Childs
Marriage: 6 July 1866
Mary Louise Jenkins
Rhoda Ann Jenkins
Caroline Rebecca Jenkins
Daniel Jenkins
George Benjamin Jenkins
Robert Jenkins
Clara Aramitta Jenkins
Walter Jenkins
Anna Elizabeth Jenkins
Ethel Childs Jenkins
Ida Childs Jenkins
Lottie May Jenkins

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 July 1866Wyoming Township, Holt, Nebraska, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1842 · Relief Society Organized
    Age 1
    The Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized on March 17, 1842. Emma Smith was the first Relief Society president. It was established as a way to help strengthen and serve other women.
    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
    Age 20
    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    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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    William Johnson Jenkins, Jr.

    WILLIAM JOHNSON JENKINS, JR. Narrator _ Marinda Jenkins Gough Scribe _ Her Daughter, Velora Gough. The night of Wednesday, November 22, 1939, was the night before Thanksgiving. (It used to be a w …

    Sources (59)

    • William Jenkins in entry for Marinda Gough, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • William Jenkins, "United States Census, 1880"
    • William J Jenkins in entry for Joseph E Jenkins and Jessie A Lloyd, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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