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Albert Clarkson Jenkins (1881-1938)


Posted By: Carl Malone (email)
Date: 5/4/2017 at 10:31:43

The Adams County Free Press
Corning, Iowa
October 6, 1938

Bert C. Jenkins Died In Omaha Hospital

The community and business district of Corning received a shock Saturday morning when the news came of the death of Bert C. Jenkins, who passed away in a hospital in Omaha Saturday morning at 7:30. Mr. Jenkins was taken ill three weeks ago with a serious heart malady, but his family and friends had hoped that he would be able to overcome this trouble. His condition seemed worse last Wednesday and he was taken to Omaha where his condition was immediately pronounced grave by the hospital physicians. He was cheerful on the trip to Omaha and chatted with those in attendance. He has always seemingly been in such excellent health that it is difficult for those even nearest to him to believe that a condition could have existed which could bring death so suddenly.


Albert C. Jenkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jenkins, was born in Casey, Iowa, June 21, 1881, and died October 1, 1938, aged 57 years, 3 months and 10 days. He had worked at barbering in his own shops and with others for the past 40 years and was highly respected by every one. He began his trade with Charles Hill when he was 14 years of age and later went to Clarinda where he worked at his profession. It was there that he met Rilla Forney and they were married June 25, 1901. Soon after their marriage they came to Corning and Bert purchased a shop and has since been in business for himself.

Mr. Jenkins is survived by his widow, two sons, Harold and Donald, and two grandchildren. Gene and Carol Jenkins. One brother Ed, lives in Sibley, Iowa. His father died a number of years ago and his mother passed away in California a year ago last January.

Mr. Jenkins character presented a fine combination of the home loving man, but one who was public spirited in every sense. He was devoted to sports, loved to fish, was a member of the volley ball team of business men. Anything which was clean and wholesome in the community had the support of Mr. Jenkins, and perhaps no man was ever more devoted to his home than he. He was artistic, having done considerable painting in oils and was always interested in the beautiful. This instinct was expressed in his home, in his shop and in his personal preferences.

It is believed that he pioneered in placing a beauty parlor establishment in Corning. He was perfectly content to spend his time at home but was the soul of hospitality and friendliness and it is impossible to believe that he had and enemy in the world. Kindness came as naturally to him as breath, and he created for himself a placid atmosphere which gave him an opportunity to enjoy things he loved, without vain strivings and upsetting complications.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Hilliard Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. J. H. Krenmyre at 2 p.m. Burial was made in Walnut Grove cemetery.


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