Mildred Beatrice Jenkins

7 August 1923–25 May 2011 (Age 87)
Knoxville, Johnson, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Mildred Beatrice

When Mildred Beatrice Jenkins was born on 7 August 1923, in Knoxville, Johnson, Arkansas, United States, her father, William Jackson Jenkins, was 23 and her mother, Verbie Ocie Manning, was 24. She married James Donald Curtner Sr on 2 May 1942, in Charleston, Mississippi, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Bryan, Oklahoma, United States in 1930 and Pittsburg Township, Johnson, Arkansas, United States in 1940. She died on 25 May 2011, in Taylorville, Christian, Illinois, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Old Stonington Cemetery, Stonington Township, Christian, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Donald Curtner Sr
Mildred Beatrice Jenkins
Marriage: 2 May 1942
James Curtner Jr
Mildred Darlene Curtner

Spouse and Children

2 May 1942
Charleston, Mississippi, Missouri, United States


    James Curtner Jr


    Mildred Darlene Curtner


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

Age 18

Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 24

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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)

  • Mildred Jenkins in household of Wm J Jenkins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mildred B Jenkins in household of Willie J Jenkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mildred B. Jenkins Curtner, "Find A Grave Index"

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