Jenkins, Harry Leroy (1866-1921)

Harry Leroy Jenkins, Vancouver Province, November 10, 1921, page 1

Harry Leroy Jenkins, Vancouver Province, November 10, 1921, page 1

Harry Leroy Jenkins was a lumber and timber merchant. He lived at 1846 Nelson Street from 1908 to 1912.

He was born on May 29, 1866, in Leavenworth, Kansas. His father was William Alexander Jenkins; his mother was Margaret Caldwell.

Harry became successful in the timber business in Minnesota.

On February 25, 1897, he married Anna Hartwell Lovell at Oakenwald Terrace, which was her mother’s house in Chatfield, Minnesota. Anna was born in Chatfield about 1873 (some sources say October 5, 1871). Her father was Charles Mortimer Lovell (1827-1894); her mother was Ellen Mariah Hartwell (1836-1923). Anna had been to the Emerson College of Oratory in Boston, Massachusetts.

Harry and Anna went to live in Minneapolis, where Harry hired James McLeod and Lowell A. Lamoureaux to build an $8000 house at 1768 South Bryant Avenue.

For a time, Harry was the secretary-treasurer of the Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, which started in 1898 as a golf club and later expanded to include tennis and swimming.

In 1904, Harry took over a large lumber mill at Blaine, Washington, and operated the mill as the H.L. Jenkins Lumber Company. After he sold the mill in Blaine, he used the name “North America Lumber Company” for much of his business.

He appeared in Vancouver in 1905. The Vancouver Province’s society column of October 16, 1905, page 3 said: “Mr. H.L. Jenkins, a well-known Minneapolis lumberman, came up from Seattle last evening and is among the guests at the Vancouver Hotel.”

The next day, the Vancouver Province had a front-page story on some unnamed “Minneapolis capitalists” who made “the greatest timber deal ever put through in British Columbia.” It appears that Harry Jenkins was one of these unnamed capitalists.

Harry first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1907. He was the president and treasurer of the Vancouver Timber and Trading Company, and he was living at 1050 Jervis Street.

In 1908, he moved to 1846 Nelson Street, where he stayed until 1912.

Besides his timber interests, he was involved in ranching and farming, including the Midway Ranch, at Midway, British Columbia, and Minnekahda, in Coquitlam, British Columbia. (He almost certainly named Minnekahda after the Minikahda Club in Minneapolis. Later owners of Minnekahda included two Lieutenant Governors of British Columbia: Eric Werge Hamber (who lived at 1999 Beach Avenue in 1909) and Clarence Wallace. The property later became part of Minnekhada [sic] Regional Park.)

Harry was also a principal shareholder in the Mathews Gravity Carrier Company of Ellwood Pennsylvania, which was a manufacturer of steel conveyor belt systems: http://www.lawrencecountymemoirs.com/lcmpages/356/mathews-conveyer-company-ellwood-city-pa. Rufus Parker Mathews (1841-1907) of St. Paul, Minnesota, started the company: https://archive.org/stream/menofminnesotaco01minn#page/466/mode/1up

On February 5, 1909, in Vancouver, Anna died. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

In August 1911, Harry held a birthday party for his daughter, Margaret Ellen Jenkins, who was turning eight years old. He arranged for a private railway car to go from downtown Vancouver to the farm at Minnekahda; about forty children and nine parents went on the day trip to the farm.

In 1913, Harry and his family moved to 2831 Point Grey Road, where he stayed until 1921.

"Seagate" 2831 Point Grey Road and Mr. Jenkins; Vancouver Public Library, Accession Number: 20672; May 7, 1919

“Seagate” 2831 Point Grey Road and Mr. Jenkins; Vancouver Public Library, Accession Number: 20672; May 7, 1919

Sometime after Harry arrived in Canada, he became a naturalized Canadian citizen.

On July 22, 1921, Harry married Daisy Frow Bonnell. She was a teacher from Omaha, Nebraska, who was born on October 10, 1876, in Fort Madison, Iowa. Her parents were George W. Bonnell and Elizabeth Frow.

The Courier, Lincoln, Nebraska, September 17, 1898, volume 13, number 8, page 11; http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn99066033/1898-09-17/ed-1/seq-11/

The Courier, Lincoln, Nebraska, September 17, 1898, volume 13, number 8, page 11; http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn99066033/1898-09-17/ed-1/seq-11/

 

George W. Bonnell, business card, Burlington Route, detail frm George W. Bonnell Railroad Pass, http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/topic/railroads/rrpass/rrpass-1.jpg

George W. Bonnell, business card, Burlington Route, detail frm George W. Bonnell Railroad Pass, http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/topic/railroads/rrpass/rrpass-1.jpg

After the wedding, Harry and Daisy went on a trip to eastern North America; they were planning to return in mid-September.

On November 10, 1921, Harry died in Vancouver. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

In February 1924, in Chicago, Illinois, Daisy married Floyd Seybolt. Floyd was born in Middletown, New York State, on May 21, 1869.

Floyd died on January 23, 1955. Daisy died on October 9, 1960. Both Floyd and Daisy are buried in Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln, Nebraska.

 

Harry and Anna had the following children.

Frederick Lovell Jenkins

Frederick Lovell Jenkins was born in January 14, 1900, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

He went to Lord Roberts School and King Edward High School in Vancouver.

In 1915, he went to San Francisco, where he was going to spend a week at the fair (presumably the Panama–Pacific International Exposition). Then he was going to Thacker’s School [actually The Thacher School] at Ojai (formerly called Nordhoff), California, to take a course in preparation for Yale.

In June 1916, Fred returned from Thacher’s School for the summer vacation.

For some time, he went to the University of British Columbia.

In the fall of 1919, Fred was a student at the University of Pennsylvania. On October 30, he apparently jumped from a bridge near the navy campus at Philadelphia. On November 13, his body was found in the Schuylkill River. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Margaret Ellen Jenkins

Margaret Ellen Jenkins was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 5, 1903. It appears that she died in King County, Washington State in December 1979. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Helen Louise Jenkins

Helen Louise Jenkins was born in Seattle, Washington, on December 7, 1905. It appears that she died in 1964. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery on May 20, 1964.

 

Charles William Jenkins

Charles William Jenkins was born in Vancouver on February 5, 1909.

On August 10, 1935, in Vancouver, Charles married Florence Murdoch. She was born on May 26, 1911, in Rainy River, Ontario. Her father was Alexander Murdoch; her mother was Janette Combe.

By 1940, Charles and Florence were living in Alameda, California. Charles was a salesman for a calculator company.

Charles died in Marin County, California on September 27, 1974. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Florence died in Vancouver on June 16, 1976. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

 

Sources

 

Harry Leroy Jenkins

“Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X25P-P2L : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Harry Leroy Jenkins and Anna H Lovell, 1897.

“Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X25P-P2G : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Harry Leroy Jenkins and Anna H Lovell, 1897.

“Minnesota, Marriages, 1849-1950,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FD6L-XMS : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Harry Leroy Jenkins and Anna H. Lovell, 25 Feb 1897; citing FHL microfilm 1316806.

Lovell-Jenkins Wedding, Chatfield News, Chatfield, Minnesota, July 24, 1941, page 3, http://cha.stparchive.com/Archive/CHA/CHA07241941P03.php.

William O. Clark House, 3342 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota, http://www.placeography.org/index.php/William_O._Clark_House,_3342_Park_Avenue,_Minneapolis,_Minnesota (architects of Henry Leroy Jenkins house at 1768 South Bryant Avenue).

Long, Lamoreaux & Long, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long,_Lamoreaux_%26_Long

Minneapolis building information: http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCgQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sanfordberman.org%2Fhist%2Fhealy%2FHEALY.XLS&ei=5l9FVMSaIdGuyASNnYKwAw&usg=AFQjCNGe9S1yLtvDiZoDr2n7AQkHyiuZcg&sig2=Y0Y0dT_6A68yh4_ZxJbQWA&bvm=bv.77880786,d.aWw

Minikahda Club, http://www.minikahdaclub.org/

The Minikahda Club, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Minikahda_Club

Harry Leroy Jenkins, https://sites.google.com/site/bcinyou/minnekhadapark/minnekhadaowners#jenkins

“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9SX-X16 : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Harry L Jenkins, Election District 9 Minneapolis city Ward 4, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States; citing sheet 11A, family 213, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240767.

Society, Vancouver Province, October 16, 1905, page 3: “Mr. H.L. Jenkins, a well-known Minneapolis lumberman, came up from Seattle last evening and is among the guests at the Vancouver Hotel.”

“To Build Immense Mill in Vancouver: Minneapolis Capitalists Have Bought One Billion Feet of Timber: Railroads and Tugs Will be Operated: Forty-three Thousand Acres of the Finest Fir and Cedar Limits in the World Have Just Changed Hands – Lands Lie Between Salmon and Campbell Rivers on Vancouver Island,” Vancouver Province, October 17, 1905, page 1

“Canada Census, 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-MGW2 : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Harry Leroy Jenkins, 1911.

Society, Vancouver Province, August 1, 1911, page 5: “Little Miss Margaret Ellen Jenkins has issued invitations to her young friends to come to her birthday party on Saturday, August 5. The party will be held at the country home of Mr. Jenkins, Minnekahda, and a delightful day in the country is promised the young guests.”

Society, Vancouver Province, August 7, 1911, page 5: “Mr. H.L. Jenkins of Nelson street gave a delightful birthday party for his little eight-year-old daughter, Margaret Ellen, at his beautiful farm, Minnekahda, on Saturday. The party left Vancouver at 9 a.m. by private car attached to the Eastern train and were met at Westminster Junction by carriages and wagons and two large hay racks in which the happy young people were conveyed to the farm. Arriving at the farm they were welcomed by their little hostess, and a very merry day was spent. [Includes list of parents and children who went to the party.]

Heritage Vancouver Society, Building Permits, 1901-1921; 2831 Point Grey Road: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1

 

District: Vancouver
Permit: 1294
Owner: Bowlker, T. J. (from Boston, Mass)
Architect: Somervell & Putnam
Builder: Arvesen, M.
Legal Address: DL: 540 Block: 24 Sub: Resub: Lot: 12
Date (Y-M-D): 1912-01-22
Street Number: 2831
Street Name: Point Grey Road
Value: $20,000.00
Remarks: 1 dwelling house; two-storey frame residence [DBR]
Reference ID: VN-3300-3301-91

 

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8K-L18 : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Harry Leroy Jenkins and Daisy Frow Bonnell, 22 Jul 1921; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12907, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032870.

“Charming American Visitor Weds Vancouver Business Man,” Vancouver Provicne, July 23, 1921, page 8. “A quiet wedding took place on Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock at the home of Dr. And Mrs. A.S. Monro, Shaughnessy Heights, when Miss Daisy F. Bonnell of Lincoln, Nebraska, who has been a house guest of Mrs. Monro, became the bride of Mr. Harry L. Jenkins of this city. Miss Bonnell is a well-known scholar and educationist of Nebraska, and is widely known throughout that states. Mr. Jenkins, a prominent lumberman and timber holder operating several lumber camps, logging camps and ranches in the interior, has resided in this city for the past fifteen years and has become a Canadian citizen. The bride was attired in a smart travelling suit and carried a lovely bouquet of roses. Following the ceremony, which was performed by Dr. J.S. Henderson, supper was served and Mr. and Mrs., Jenkins left to spend a honeymoon visiting at the Arrowhead Lakes, Nelson, Penticton, the Okanagan lakes, Midway and the Kootenay lakes. On returning to Vancouver they will leave immediately for the East to visit New York, Washington, Niagara Falls, Pittsburg [sic], Philadelphia and other eastern points, and will return to this city about September 10. The newly-married couple will be at home to their friends at the lovely residence, “Seagate,” 2831 Point Grey Road, after September 15. Only the intimate friends and relatives of the couples were present [at the ceremony] including Dr. and Mrs. Monro, Capt. And Mrs. S. Robinson, Miss Margaret Jenkins, Miss Helen Jenkins, Miss Jessie McKay and Master Charles Jenkins. [Includes photograph of Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Jenkins.]

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGS-994 : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Harry Le Roy Jenkins, 10 Nov 1921; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13119, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927296.

“Lumberman Dies After Long Illness,” Vancouver Province, November 10, 1921, page 1: “The death is announced of Mr. H. L. Jenkins, head of the North American Lumber Company. He has lived in Vancouver nearly twenty years and besides large lumber interests was once the owner of Minnekahda ranch at Coquitlam. Mr. Jenkins was 55, was born at Leavenworth, Indiana, and later became a naturalized Canadian citizen. Prior to 1904 he was an extensive lumber operator in Minneapolis and in that year took over a large mill at Blaine, which he operated as the H.L. Jenkins Lumber Co., a style that was changed, when the company had no more holdings on the American side, to the North America Lumber Company. Until quite recently Mr. Jenkins was associated with the Matthews Gravity Carrier Co. of Pittsburgh and Port Hope, Ont., of which he was a principal shareholder. He is survived by his second wife, two daughters and a son. Funeral arrangements are in the hands of Messrs. Centre & Hanna and the interment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery.” [Includes photograph of Mr. H. L. Jenkins.]

“H.L. Jenkins, A Well-Known Lumberman, Died, Vancouver Sun, November 11, 1921, page 2, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=pydlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=kIgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1809%2C964520 [link leads to column 5; H.L. Jenkins story is at top of column 5.] H.L. Jenkins, head of the North American Lumber Company, died at his home, 2831 Point Grey Road, early yesterday morning. Mr. Jenkins had been in Vancouver about 15 years, coming here from Blaine, where he had been interested in the lumber business. He became a naturalized Canadian, and at the time of his death was interested in ranches, owning one at Midway, the “Midway Ranch,” and “Minnekado” [sic] at Coquitlam. The funeral will take place from the family residence on Saturday at 2 p.m. The pall-bearers will be F.C. Lovell, H.F. Samuels, Dr. A.S. Monro, Capt. S. Robertson, T.M. Stevens, G.D. Brymner. Rev. J.S. Henderson will read the funeral services and interment will be at Mountain View cemetery. Mr. Jenkins is survived by his wife, two daughters (Helen and Margaret), and his son Charles.”

Vancouver City Archives, Health Department, Mountain View Cemetery, MCR- 15-15; Jenkins family, Mountain View Cemetery Burial Book (H1); Range 1, Block 4, page 25: Helen L. Jenkins, lot 1; Harry LeRoy Jenkins, lot 2; Anna Lovell Jenkins, lot 3; Frederick Jenkins, Lot 4; Lots 13 and 14: Jenkins family, but no burials noted; Lot 15: Marker for Florence Margaret Jenkins, whose cremated remains are in grave 1, is to be placed on this grave; Lot 16: Marker for Charles William Jenkins, whose cremated remains are in grave 1, is to be placed on this grave.

Probate file, estate of Harry Leroy Jenkins, Supreme Court of British Columbia, Vancouver Registry, P-07926, first page of file: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-31820-733-56?cc=2014768&wc=M69J-Y38:332530701,332530502,333382801; last page of file: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-31819-14975-36?cc=2014768&wc=M69J-Y38:332530701,332530502,333382801.

 

Rufus Parker Mathews (of Mathews Gravity Carrier Company)

Little sketches of big folks : an alphabetical list of representative men of Minnesota, with biographical sketches, Minnesota, R.L. Polk & Co. 1907, page 205: http://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/rl-polk–co/little-sketches-of-big-folks-minnesota-1907–an-alphabetical-list-of-represent-opl/page-43-little-sketches-of-big-folks-minnesota-1907–an-alphabetical-list-of-represent-opl.shtml: Rufus Parker Mathews, St Paul. “Res 2409 W University av. office Merriam Park. Manufacturer and warehouseman. Born July 26, 1841 at Meadville Pa, son of Lyman and Lydia (Wyckoff) Mathews. Married in March 1863, to Hannah E Ewing. Attended private and public schools in Pa, Ohio and Wisconsin and Platteville Academy Wis. Merchant in Wisconsin 1865-70; farmer 1870-76; merchant 1876-82; real estate in Minneapolis 1882-90; shingle mnfr on Pacific coast 1890-96; agt Pacific Coast Shippers Assn at Minnesota Transfer Minn 1896-1905; v pres and gen mngr Mathews Gravity Carrier Co Inc and Midway Warehouse Co St Paul 1905 to date.”

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 126318498, Rufus Parker Mathews, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=126318498, Birth: Jul. 26, 1841; Woodcock, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA; Death:  May 3, 1907, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA; Burial: Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA, Plot: Sect 9 Lot 43 grave 3.

 

Anna Hartwell Lovell (wife of Harry Leroy Jenkins)

Anna Hartwell Lovell, Oakenwald Terrace, Chatfield News, Chatfield, Minnesota, March 2, 2011, page 5, http://cha.stparchive.com/Archive/CHA/CHA03022011P05.php

Echoes from the Past, Bygones, Chatfield News, May 8, 1941, page 3, http://cha.stparchive.com/Archive/CHA/CHA05081941P03.php: From the Chatfield Democrat of October 8 to November 25, 1892: “Mr. C.M. Lovell left with his daughter Anna for Boston on Wednesday, where Miss Lovell will enter the Emerson college and spend a year at least studying elocution.”

Emerson College, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerson_College.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLLG-622 : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Anna Lovell Jenkins, 05 Feb 1909; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13097, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927125.

Anna Lovell Jenkins, obituary, Vancouver Daily News-Advertiser, February 9, 1909, page 2: “The residents of the West End were shocked on Saturday to hear of the death of Mrs. Harry L. Jenkins, wife of Mr. H.L. Jenkins, President of the Vancouver Timber & Trading Company, which occurred on Friday Afternoon. Few women who have been so short a time in Vancouver have made a more profound or favourable impression on the community; and few were more beautiful and accomplished. Mrs. Jenkins, whose maiden name was Miss Anna Lovell, was born in Chatfield, Minnesota, 36 years ago, and came of a distinguished family. Her father was a merchant prince, well known throughout the State; her mother was of an old Colonial family, famous in Revolution days. She received her education in her native city and spent some years in Boston perfecting her literary and musical education. She was married very happily twelve years ago to Mr. Harry L. Jenkins, then a lumber dealer in Minneapolis, and remained there till four years ago. With Mr. Jenkins’s expanding interests it was necessary to move the family West and after two years residence in Seattle they moved to Vancouver, where his enormous lumbering interests required his constant presence. Of singularly striking appearance, strong personality, real grace and refinement, few gatherings of a social, musical, literary or philanthropic character have been complete without her. She will be greatly missed by many admirers and friends. She was a devout Christian lady and a member of St. Andrew’s Church in this City. She leaves four children, the youngest an infant. The funeral will take place from the family residence, 1846 Nelson Street, on Thursday afternoon, to Mountain View Cemetery.”

Mrs. Jenkins, obituary, Vancouver Province, February 9, 1909, page 5 [Substantially the same as the obituary in the Vancouver Daily News-Advertiser, above].

Anna Lovell Jenkins, obituary, Vancouver Daily News-Advertiser, February 12, 1909, page 8: All that was mortal of Anna Lovell Jenkins was laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery yesterday afternoon. Impressive and touching services were conducted at 2 o’clock at her late residence, 1846 Nelson Street, by Rev. R.J. Wilson. The attendance there and at the graveside was large, and the numerous floral offerings bespoke the esteem in which the deceased was held. The following gentlemen were the pallbearers: Messrs. Heaps, Senkler, Brymner, Monro, Patterson and McLennan.”

Anna Lovell Jenkins, death notice, Vancouver Daily News-Advertiser, February 7, 1909, page 5; Vancouver Daily News-Advertiser, February 10, 1909, page 5; Vancouver Daily News-Advertiser, February 11, 1909, page 5; Vancouver Daily News-Advertiser, February 11, 1909, page 12;

Anna Lovell Jenkins, Oakenwald Terrace, Chatfield News, Chatfield, Minnesota, March 16, 2011, page 5, http://cha.stparchive.com/Archive/CHA/CHA03162011p05.php

 

 

Daisy Frow Bonnell (wife of Harry Leroy Jenkins)

“Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XJW9-5MX : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Geo. W. Bonnell and Libbie M. Frow, 18 Sep 1873; citing Fort Madison, Lee, Iowa, United States; FHL microfilm 959191.

Andreas’ History of the State of Nebraska, Lancaster County, part 10, http://www.kancoll.org/books/andreas_ne/lancaster/lancaster-p10.html: “GEORGE W. BONNELL, ticket agent of the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad, in Nebraska, was born in Dover, Lee Co., Iowa, October 8, 1849. In 1859 he removed to Mount Pleasant, Iowa, finished his education at the Fort Madison Academy. In 1868 he studied telegraphing and took charge of the office of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, at Fort Madison and at other points; was then transfered to Burlington, two years later he returned to Fort Madison and took the position of ticket agent and operator there. In 1878 he removed to Nebraska, locating in Lincoln, and took the position of assistant cashier, in the Burlington and Missouri Land Department. Was appointed to present position in March, 1880. He was married in Fort Madison, Iowa, September 18, 1873, to Miss Libbie M. Frow, eldest daughter of J. W. Frow, Postmaster at Fort Madison. They have two children, Daisy F. and Winnie B. Mr. B. is a member of the Congregational Church, and of the Knights of Pythias of Lincoln, and the A. O. U. W. of Fort Madison.”

George W. Bonnell Railroad Pass, http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/topic/railroads/rrpass/rrpass.html

Andreas’ History of the State of Nebraska, Lancaster County, part 10, http://www.kancoll.org/books/andreas_ne/lancaster/lancaster-p10.html: “JOHN C. BONNELL, assistant land commissioner of the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad, in Nebraska, was born in Newark, N. J., July 28, 1841. His parents moved to the then Territory of Iowa, in 1843, settling in Fort Madison. The subject of this sketch received his schooling in that vicinity. In 1862 he enlisted in the Nineteenth Regiment, Iowa Volunteers, Company E. Commissioned First Lieutenant in September, 1864. Served until the close of the war, then returned to Fort Madison, and engaged in merchandising and milling until 1869, then entered the service of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, at Fort Madison. In 1870 he was transferred to Burlington, and was employed in the passenger department and as traveling agent. In 1873 he changed into the passenger and land department of the Atchison, Topeka and Sante Fe Railroad, and returned to the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad in 1875. Was then appointed secretary of the Iowa Land Department. In 1876 he was commissioned by Gov. Garber, of Nebraska, to arrange a display in Agricultural Hall, at the Centennial Exhibition. He designed and completed the display, and returned to Burlington, Iowa, leaving a man in charge. He removed to Nebraska in 1879, located in Omaha as general agent of the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad, and in 1880 he moved to Lincoln and took his present position. He was married in Fort Madison, Iowa, June 4, 1866, to Miss Sarah E. Arnold, of Fort Madison. They have five children, Lizzie, Jennie, Ida, Pearl and Ralph A. Mr. B. is a member of the M. E. Church. He is a prominent member of the G. A. R., being Commander of the Post, A. A. A., General of the State, and is a delegate to the Grand Encampment at Baltimore, in 1882.”

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 69926815, James W. Frow, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=69926815; Birth: Jan. 20, 1828; Death: Jul. 16, 1910; Burial: Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA; Plot: Sec-11 Lot-2200 Sp-8

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 69926817, Susan Davis Frow, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=69926817; Birth: Oct. 27, 1832; Death: Oct. 29, 1918; Burial: Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA; Plot: Sec-11 Lot-2200 Sp-9.

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 69013081, George W. Bonnell, Birth: Oct. 8, 1849; Death:                Oct. 22, 1923; Burial: Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA; Plot: Sec-11 Lot-2200 Sp-5.

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 69013083, Libbie M. Frow Bonnell, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=69013083; Birth: Nov. 9, 1852; Death: Dec. 22, 1939; Burial: Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA; Plot: Sec-11 Lot-2200 Sp-4.

U.S. Passport Applications, April 16, 1904, Omaha, Nebraska, Daisy Frow Bonnell; birth: October 10, 1876, Fort Madison.

“United States Census, 1880,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M8YF-QRP : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Daisy Bonnell in household of Geo Bonnell, Midland, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States; citing sheet 149B, NARA microfilm publication T9.

“Nebraska, State Census, 1885”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X3FS-Q88 : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Daisy Bonnell in entry for Geo W Bonnell, 1885.

“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3BZ-Y2Q : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Daisy Bonnell in household of Geo W Bonnell, Lincoln city Ward 3, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States; citing sheet 10B, family 125, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240933.

“United States Census, 1920,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCVB-D6B : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Daisy F Bonnell in household of Agnes Peterson, Omaha Ward 9, Douglas, Nebraska, United States; citing sheet 10B, family 266, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1820987.

Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Nebraska, January 20, 1922, unknown page: “Mrs. Daisy Bonnell Jenkins of Vancouver, B.C, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Bonnell, 1515 South Twenty-second street.”

Lincoln Star, Lincoln, Nebraska, October 7, 1923, unknown page: “Mrs. Daisy Bonnell Jenkins of Vancouver, B.C. and Rolland J. Bonnell of Chicago are in Lincoln on account of the serious illness of their father, George W. Bonnell.”

“United States Census, 1880,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZXR-ST1 : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Floyd Seybolt in household of George Seybolt, Minisink, Orange, New York, United States; citing sheet 359B, NARA microfilm publication T9.

“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3B8-F8D : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Floyd Seybolt in household of Mary J Seybolt, Lincoln city Ward 6, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States; citing sheet 3B, family 69, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240933.

“United States Census, 1910,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/ML4Z-2ZN : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Floyd Seybolt in household of Louise A Awalds, Geneva Ward 2, Fillmore, Nebraska, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 28, sheet 15A, family 319, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374858.

The Evening State Journal And Lincoln Daily News, February 18, 1924, Lincoln, Nebraska, unknown page: reference to marriage in Chicago of “Mrs. Harry Jenkins of Vancouver, B.C., formerly Miss Daisy Bonnell of Lincoln, and Floyd Seybolt, also of this city.”

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JNZX-VJZ : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Floyd Seybolt, arrived at New York, 23 Mar 1924, on the Empress of Britain; citing National Archives, Washington D.C.

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JNZX-VJ8 : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Daisy Bennett Seybolt, arrived at New York, 23 Mar 1924, on the Empress of Britain; citing National Archives, Washington D.C.

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XQ2M-8PK : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Floyd Seybolt, Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0040, sheet 5B, family 132, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1286.

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XQ2M-8P2 : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Daisy B Seybolt in household of Floyd Seybolt, Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0040, sheet 5B, family 132, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1286.

“Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820-1945,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZQV-L9T : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Floyd Seybolt, 1940; citing New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States, Ulua Ship, NARA microfilm publication T905, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.; FHL microfilm 2311523,

“United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K9MZ-N2N : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Daisy B Seybolt, Ward 9, Lincoln, Lincoln City, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 55-53, sheet 68B, family 173, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 2254.

Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Nebraska, March 2, 1941, unknown page: reference to “Mrs. Daisy Bonnell Seybolt.”

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 74738156, Floyd Seybolt, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=74738156, Birth: May 21, 1869; Death: Jan. 23, 1955; Burial: Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA; Plot: Sec-25 Lot-5315 Sp-5.

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 72262690, Daisy Bonnell Seybolt, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=72262690; Birth: Oct. 10, 1876; Death: Oct. 9, 1960; Burial: Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA; Plot: Section 11 Lot 2200 Space 1.

Lincoln Evening Journal, Lincoln, Nebraska, October 12, 1960, page 33: “SEYBOLT-Funeral of Mrs. Daisy Bonnell Seybolt, 83, of Lincoln, who died Sunday, was Wednesday afternoon at Roberts Chapel, the Rev. Selden C. Dickinson officiating.

 

Frederick Lovell Jenkins (son of Harry Leroy Jenkins)

“Minnesota, Births and Christenings, 1840-1980,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FDSF-SLK : accessed 21 Oct 2014), /, 14 Jan 1900; citing Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, reference ; FHL microfilm 1498849.

Society, Vancouver Province, September 28, 1915, page 8: “Master Fred. L. Jenkins, eldest son of Mr. HJ.L. Jenkins, 2831 Point Grey road, left today for San Francisco, where he will spend a week at the fair and then go on to Thacker’s School at Nordhoff, California, to take a course in preparation for Yale.” [Sherman Day Thacher (1861-1931), A.B., and LL.B., ran the school, which was at Casa de Piedra Ranch.]

Panama-Pacific International Exposition, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama%E2%80%93Pacific_International_Exposition

Thacker’s School, Nordoff, California, http://books.google.ca/books?id=Nt9CAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA2084&lpg=PA2084&dq=%22thacker%27s+school%22&source=bl&ots=1OUjfx2vVz&sig=SkLCLWyVM4OvqZ4035frtxG1YRk&hl=en&sa=X&ei=MwxGVJS7NIH1iQK-lIHgBw&ved=0CCcQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=%22thacker’s%20school%22&f=false.

Sherman Day Thacher, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherman_Day_Thacher

The Thacher School, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thacher_School

The Thacher School, http://www.thacher.org/

Society, Vancouver Province, June 28, 1916, page 8: “Mr. Fred. L. Jenkins, eldest son of Mr. H.L. Jenkins, has returned from Thatcher’s [sic: Thacher] School, Nordhoff, Cal, for the summer vacation. Winston Newell of Minneapolis, a student at Thathers’ School, Norhoff, Cal., is visiting him at 2831 Point Grey Road.”

“F.L. Jenkins’ Body Found in River: Son of Vancouver Man is Drowned in Pennsylvania,” Vancouver Province, November 14, 1919, page 20: “The body of Frederick L. Jenkins of Vancouver, a student at the University of Pennsylvania, who disappeared on Oct. 30, was found yesterday in the Schuylkill River. Friends of the family identified the body. On the day Jenkins disappeared a man was seen to jump from a bridge over the river near the navy campus and police boats have been dragging for the body ever since. Jenkins was the son of H.L. Jenkins, a Vancouver lumberman. In university and school circles here Frederick Jenkins was very well known. He was 19 and years ago attended Lord Roberts School in the West End, King Edward High School later, and lastly the University of British Columbia. He was popular with his classmates and was expected at his father’s Point Grey home for Christmas. Two sisters and a younger brother are at home. His father was in Philadelphia soon after word reached him that the young man was missing, and was there when the body was found. His mother, who was a Miss Lovell of Minneapolis, died some years ago. It is understood that Frederick Jenkins suffered a cerebral hemorrhage.”

Fred. L. Jenkins, death notice, Vancouver Province, November 21, 1919, page 28; Vancouver Sun, November 21, 1919, page 14: “Jenkins – At Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 31, Fred L. , beloved son of H.L. Jenkins, 2831 Point Grey road. Funeral services from the above address Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock Dr. J.C. Henderson officiating. Interment in the family plot, Mountain View Cemetery.”

 

Margaret Ellen Jenkins (daughter of Harry Leroy Jenkins)

“Minnesota, Births and Christenings, 1840-1980,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FD78-5YM : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Margaret Ellen Jenkins, 05 Aug 1903; citing 1768 So Bryant, Minneapolis, MN, reference ; FHL microfilm 1498870.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XL3S-N4X : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Margaret E Jenkins, 02 Aug 1933; citing “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” Ancestry.com; Ship Empress of Canada, arrival port Victoria, British Columbia, Philippines, line 6, NARA microfilm publication M1465, roll 8, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XPW9-NY7 : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Margaret E Jenkins, 02 Aug 1933; citing “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” Ancestry.com; Ship Empress of Canada, arrival port Vancouver, British Columbia, Philippines, line 6, NARA microfilm publication M1465, roll 8, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-MGWG : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Margaret Ellen Jenkins in entry for Harry Leroy Jenkins, 1911.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XLWW-Z6P : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Margaret E Jenkins, 28 Aug 1929; citing “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” Ancestry.com; Ship Duchess of Richmond, arrival port Quebec, France, line 15, NARA microfilm publication M1464, roll 557, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XLCC-KYQ : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Margaret Ellen Jenkins, 28 Aug 1935; citing “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” Ancestry.com; Ship Empress of Canada, arrival port Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia, Philippines, line 9, NARA microfilm publication M1465, roll 12, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JL1X-M3V : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Margaret Jenkins, Dec 1979; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

 

Helen Louise Jenkins (daughter of Harry Leroy Jenkins)

“Canada Census, 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-MGWP : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Helen Louise Jenkins in entry for Harry Leroy Jenkins, 1911.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XPRQ-W6R : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Helen Louise Jenkins, 04 Oct 1938; citing “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” Ancestry.com; Ship Empress of Japan, arrival port Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia, Philippines, line 3, NARA microfilm publication M1465, roll 20, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XP3H-54F : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Helen Louise Jenkins, 04 Oct 1938; citing “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” Ancestry.com; Ship Empress of Japan, arrival port Victoria, British Columbia, Philippines, line 1, NARA microfilm publication M1465, roll 20, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

Charles William Jenkins (son of Harry Leroy Jenkins)

“Canada Census, 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-MGW5 : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Charles William Jenkins in entry for Harry Leroy Jenkins, 1911.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number 1935-09-427766; Charles William Jenkins and Florence Margaret Murdoch; Place: Vancouver; date: August 10, 1935, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=7013442b-26aa-4858-8ee6-4861afb389a8

“United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K9QM-9D4 : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Charles Wm Jenkins, Tract AC-15, Alameda, Alameda Judicial Township, Alameda, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1-16, sheet 8A, family 243, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 183.

“California, Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPDP-K4F : accessed 21 Oct 2014), Charles W Jenkins, 27 Sep 1974; citing Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

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