John William Jenkins

4 April 1821–16 September 1888 (Age 67)
Frome, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John William

When John William Jenkins was born on 4 April 1821, in Frome, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, Cpl. Josiah Jenkins, was 40 and his mother, Christina Wedge, was 35. He married Emma Hawkins on 13 November 1844, in Frome, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1855. He died on 16 September 1888, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John William Jenkins
1821–1888
Eliza Ponton
1832–1900
Marriage: 2 October 1857
John William Jenkins
1858–1948
Sarah Emma Jenkins
1858–1925
Charles Henry Jenkins
1860–1936
Eliza Deseret Jenkins
1864–1914
Rosella Jenkins
1867–1949
James Jenkins
1867–
Albert Victor Ponton Jenkins
1869–1911
Lillie M Jenkins
1871–1887
Edwin Silas Jenkins
1874–1953

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 October 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

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    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1823
    Age 2
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 6
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1843
    Age 22
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Junkins
    Jenkin
    Jinkins

    Sources (54)

    • J W Jenkins in entry for Edwin Silas Jenkins, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • John Jenkins in household of Josiah Jenkins, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • J W in entry for Thos G Jenkins, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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