Una Mary Jenks

26 January 1914–21 March 2003 (Age 89)
Weston, Franklin, Idaho, United States

The Life of Una Mary

When Una Mary Jenks was born on 26 January 1914, in Weston, Franklin, Idaho, United States, her father, Wallace Albert Jenks, was 25 and her mother, Annie Izetta Olsen, was 24. She married Walter LeRoy Willes on 16 June 1932, in Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Pocatello Election Precinct 15, Bannock, Idaho, United States in 1940. She died on 21 March 2003, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter LeRoy Willes
Una Mary Jenks
Marriage: 16 June 1932
Barbara Jean Willes
Janet Lee Willes
Roylene Willes
Kaye Ann Willes

Spouse and Children

16 June 1932
Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States



    Janet Lee Willes


    Roylene Willes


    Kaye Ann Willes


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1932 · Zoo Idaho

Age 18

Zoo Idaho opened its doors at a local trailer park with just two animals on display. A few years later, C. Ben Ross appropriated funds for the purchase of land to create a park and a zoo. Today the zoo is home to 89 animals, all of which are native to the Intermountain West.
1938 · The Chief Theater

Age 24

The Chief Theater was a local landmark that served the community for over 40 years. When the Theater closed in 1984 it was donated to the city and major renovations were under way. With the help of the newly formed Chief Foundation, bookings started being accepted. Sadly, in early 1993, a fire broke out and destroyed the building. The only thing that survived was the tile mosaic which was installed next door after the rest of the building was demolished for a parking lot.

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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Story Highlight

Bannock County History on Albert and Annie Jenks

Wallace Albert Jenks was born March 20, 1888 in Ogden, Utah to William Wallace Jenks and Annie Severn Randall. Annie Izetta Jenks was born in Weston, Idaho September 28, 1889, to Orson Olsen and Mary …

Sources (3)

  • Una Nilles in household of Leroy Nilles, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Una Jenks in household of Albert Jenks, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Una Jenks in household of Albert Jenks, "United States Census, 1920"

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