JENKINS, Herbert Leslie

JENKINS, Herbert Leslie

Male 1899 - 1968  (69 years)

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  • Name JENKINS, Herbert Leslie 
    Born 9 Jul 1899  Steelton, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography
    • BIOGRAPHY: From Sarah Alice (Jenkins) Ochs, January 10th, 2006:

      NOTE: Herbert Leslie Jenkins and his brother and sister were sent to live with their mother's family in Milton, PA after their mother died in 1899. Their father worked as an engineer in the iron and steel industry in Steelton, PA and in Detroit, MI, and was seldom able to see his children. They were raised by their grandmother, Rachel (Angeny) Hill, and by their two aunts, Alice and Bessie Hill. Rachel was a stern religious fanatic, which explains some of the comments below. LH

      Dad always said his upbringing was like an orphanage. He said the household was long on religion and short on love. He always felt guilty about causing his mother's death (she died less than three weeks after he was born) and later knew he was a disappointment to his father when he didn't continue with his college education. His final parting with his father was in a hospital during David's final illness. David threatened to disinherit my dad and told him to leave. Dad looked back to see his father in tears. He didn't know that he hadn't been written out of the will until after David's death. However, he did not get a lump sum settlement, but received income from a trust set up for the Jenkins children.

      Dad did farm labor in Missouri until he suffered a heat stroke, then moved to the drier climate of Colorado. He worked driving livestock trucks and eventually married a rancher's daughter. When I was about three, they bought the mountain property in Boulder County that we still own. He found it good more for summer pasture than year around use, so he leased farms and did farm work on shares to get winter feed for our livestock. He also drove school buses for years, then did maintenance work at a high school and finally for the University of Colorado.

      He remained a Republican until his death. He shared a couple of Milton stories. He said the aunts (Alice and Bessie Hill) kept the boys in short pants until a certain age. Dad was tall and lanky, and mortified to be in short pants. He said he thought they were going to make him wear them until he shaved. Prior to that he told about being dressed to go to church and sent out to play. On a dare, he attempted to ride a hog. He didn't stay on the hog and was too dirty to go to church. One aunt laughed, the others were not amused.
    Census (desc) 1900  Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    living with his grandparents, Seth and Rachel Hill 
    Census (desc) 1910  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    living with his grandparents at 220 Center St. 
    Census (desc) 1920  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    living at 220 Center St. with his grandmother Hill and working as a farm laborer 
    Property (sold) 28 Dec 1942  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    the family home 
    Address:
    220 Center St. 
    • He and his brother John inherited the property at the death of their aunt Bessie Hill.
    Residence Elizabeth, Elbert, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 8 Dec 1961  Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    at 2103 Mapleton Ave. 
    _UID E753B79ACF25814CBEE7BEE1AE96DF873AFB 
    Died Jul 1968 
    Buried Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Columbia Cemetery 
    Person ID I919  Ancestry
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2015 

    Father JENKINS, David John,   b. 28 Mar 1866, Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1928, Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother HILL, Kate E.,   b. 21 Aug 1866,   d. 28 Jul 1899, Steelton, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 23 Apr 1895 
    Family ID F43  Group Sheet

    Family MARET, Jewel Maureen,   b. 30 Sep 1917, Sheridan Township, Frontier, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1992, Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 8 Aug 1935  Elizabeth, Elbert, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. JENKINS, Sarah Alice
     2. JENKINS, David Leslie,   b. 1940, New Raymer, Weld, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1940, New Raymer, Weld, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. JENKINS, Linda Kay,   b. 1943, Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1943, Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F338  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Jul 1899 - Steelton, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - living with his grandparents, Seth and Rachel Hill - 1900 - Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - living with his grandparents at 220 Center St. - 1910 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - living at 220 Center St. with his grandmother Hill and working as a farm laborer - 1920 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Aug 1935 - Elizabeth, Elbert, Colorado, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty (sold) - the family home - 28 Dec 1942 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Elizabeth, Elbert, Colorado, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - at 2103 Mapleton Ave. - 8 Dec 1961 - Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Columbia Cemetery - - Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States
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