William Thomas Jenkins

Brief Life History of William Thomas

When William Thomas Jenkins was born on 15 May 1852, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Evan Jenkins, was 34 and his mother, Ann Davies, was 29. He married Margaret Jane Glover on 11 September 1879, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Idaho, Idaho, United States in 1870 and Saint Johns, Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1900. He died on 27 December 1932, in St. John, Oneida, Idaho, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in St. John, Oneida, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Thomas Jenkins
Margaret Jane Glover
Marriage: 11 September 1879
William Evan Jenkins
Margaret Fairlie Jenkins
Ann Louella Jenkins
Jennie Estella Jenkins
Marion Amelia Jenkins
John Merlin Jenkins
Andrew Crawford Jenkins
Gladys May Jenkins
Evelyn Jenkins

Sources (43)

  • William Jenkins, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Jenkins, "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907"
  • William Thomas Jenkins, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.


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

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

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.

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 Thomas Jenkins -- My parents by Gladys May Jenkins Ruddell

I remember when I was a young girl at home my father would tell me how he and his son would haul grain from Malad, Idaho to Corrine, Utah. They would catch wild horses in the ~ mountains and take t …

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