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William Harrison Jenkins (1854-1913)

BAUER, EVANS, JENKINS, WESTON, WILSON

Posted By: Carl Malone (email)
Date: 5/4/2017 at 10:43:54

The Adams County Free Press
Corning, Iowa
October 4, 1913

JENKINS

Harry Jenkins died Sunday forenoon at 11 o’clock at the home of C. B. Wilson, who had been taking care of him for some time.

The funeral was conducted at the Wilson Residence and was conducted by Rev. E. C. Sitls, pastor of the Christian church. Interment was made in the Brooks cemetery beside his wife who died in 1893.

William Harrison Jenkins was born in 1854 at Waverly, Ind., where he grew to manhood. In 1886 he came to Iowa and located in Casey where he was married to Miss Rose A. Weston. Two sons were born to them Edmond and Albert. They then removed to Fontanelle residing there till 1880 when they removed to Corning.

He was later married to Miss Laura Evans of this city and one daughter Mrs. Henry Bauer of Corning was born to them. The wife and mother died in 1893. He was a veteran of the rebellion having served in 142d and 116th Indiana regiments.

He was a familiar character about Corning and had many friends who understood his eccentricities and failings and respected him for his better qualities of which he had many. He followed the vocation of plastering all his life and would tolerate nothing but finished work.


 

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