Evan H Jenkins
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/12/2010 at 12:27:35
Evan H Jenkins, who has been a leading resident of Ogden for the past twenty-two years, is a prominent factor in finiancial circles as president of the Farmers State Bank, which was organized in June 1910. His birth occurred in Lee county, Iowa, on January 2, 1852, his parents being W H C and Mary A (Cassel) Jenkins, both of whom were natives of Ohio. They came to Boone county, Iowa in 1854, purchasing land in Marcy township which the father improved and cultivated during the remainder of his life. Both Mr and Mrs W H C Jenkins are deceased.
Evan H Jenkins was reared and educated in this county, pursuing his studies in a log schoolhouse. He remained under the parental roof until he had attained his majority and subsequently purchsed and improved a farm of 160 acres in Beaver township devoting his attention to its operation until 1892. As his financial resources increased, owingtot his untiring industry and capable management, he augmented his property holdings by additional purchase and now owns 670 acres of rich and productive land, one 190 acres thereof lying in Greene county. In 1892 he put aside the active work of the fields and took up his abode in Ogden, where he has remained continuously since and where he owns a magnificent home. In June 1910, the Farmers State Bank was organized and he became a stockholder, director and president of the institution, the affairs of which he has since quided most ably and well. He is likewise a stockholder in the City State Bank in Ogden and well deserves a place among the leading and representative citizens of the county.
In March 1878, Mr Jenkins was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth McCarthy, a daughter of John and Catherine (Hoffman) McCarthy, who were natives of Canada and Indiana respectively. The parents became pioneer residents of this county, taking up their abode in Boonesboro, where Mr McCathy devoted his attention to mercantile pursuits. Both he and his wife have passed away. Mr and Mrs Jenkins are the parents of four children, as follows: Lura, who is the wife of C E Swain and resides in Malvern, Iowa, Laura B the wife of D E Peck of Berlin, Germany, Roy E who operates his father's farm in Beaver township, and Eva E who is a high-school teacher in Denison, Iowa.
In politics Mr Jenkins is a stanch republican and he has done able service as a member of the town council and also on the shcool board. He is a charter member of the town council and also on the school board. He s a charter member of the local lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, joining the organization in 1873. His religious faith is that of the Congregational church. His life has ever measured up to a high standard of manhood and honorable purpose and the years have brought him a circle of friends almost coextensive with the circle of his acquaintances.
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