Leonard Vernon Jenkins

21 July 1922–17 November 2003 (Age 81)
Parker, Fremont, Idaho, United States

The Life of Leonard Vernon

When Leonard Vernon Jenkins was born on 21 July 1922, in Parker, Fremont, Idaho, United States, his father, Leonard Evan Jenkins, was 31 and his mother, Ruth Lola Rice, was 24. He married Bess Carter on 11 August 1942, in Fremont, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in St. Anthony Election Precinct 3, Fremont, Idaho, United States in 1940 and St. Anthony, Fremont, Idaho, United States in 1998. He died on 17 November 2003, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Parker, Fremont, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leonard Vernon Jenkins
Bess Carter
Marriage: 11 August 1942
Richard Alan Jenkins
Leonard Byron Jenkins

Spouse and Children

11 August 1942
Fremont, Idaho, United States


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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1927 · First Hotel in Idaho Falls

Age 5

The Bonneville Hotel was built in 1927. It became the second hotel in Idaho Falls and the first geared for upper class patrons.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Jenkin . Jenkins is one of the most common names 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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Sources (3)

  • Leonard Vernon Jenkins, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Leonard Veron Jenkins in household of Leonard Evans Jenkins, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Leonard Vernon Jenkins in household of Leonard Evan Jenkins, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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