Joseph Wills Jenkins

4 May 1851–25 December 1931 (Age 80)
Llangennith, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph Wills

When Joseph Wills Jenkins was born on 4 May 1851, in Llangennith, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, William Jenkins, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Rosser, was 31. He married Margaret Wotherspoon on 27 December 1877, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1868 and lived in Market Lake, Fremont, Idaho, United States in 1900 and St. Anthony, Fremont, Idaho, United States for about 10 years. He died on 25 December 1931, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Joseph Wills Jenkins
Margaret Wotherspoon
Marriage: 27 December 1877
Joseph Wills Jenkins
Agnes Walker Jenkins
Margaret Elizabeth Jenkins
Joseph Wills Jenkins
Bertha Ellen Jenkins

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  • Marriage
    27 December 1877Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 17
    Historical Boundaries 1868: Alturas, Idaho Territory, United States 1877: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1886: Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bingham, Idaho, United States 1893: Fremont, Idaho, United States 1913: Jefferson, Idaho, United States Market Lake became Roberts in 1910
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 21
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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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    Family History - Elizabeth Rosser and William Wills Jenkins

    Elizabeth Rosser and William Wills Jenkins Elizabeth Rosser was born 4 Feb 1820 at Neath, Glamorganshire, Wales to Evan Rosser 8 Aug 1775 and Jane Dawkins 30 Mar 1794. William Wills Jenkins was born …

    Sources (58)

    • Joseph Jenkins in household of William Jenkins, "United States Census, 1870"
    • 1932 - Joseph W. Jenkins in entry for Margaret W Jenkins, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • 1930 - Joseph W Jenkins, "United States Census, 1930"

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