Elizabeth F. Jenkins

Birth Name Elizabeth F. Jenkins
Gender female
Age at Death greater than 95 years

Narrative

Elizabeth F. Jenkins remained single. She was living as a lodger with her aunt Mary Carrigan at 64 Chelsea St., East Boston, in 1910. In 1920 she is on the census twice, once with her family at 120 Everett Street, and once boarding with the family of John H. and Jennie (Carrigan) Smith, at 78 Horace Street, East Boston.

In 1930 she is not with her brothers and sister at 442 Sumner Street. She worked for a laundry or towel supply company, as a laundress, stitcher, and bookkeeper. (Her sister Margaret's son, Jerome Paige, worked for a laundry company from at least 1936 to 1943. Was it the same company?) By 1965 she had moved back in with her family at 442 Sumner St. and was there in 1968 when her
sister Mary J. died. She died at Winthrop Hospital at the age of 102. Her residence at her time of death was 2 Father Jaccobe Road, East Boston.

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1910 Census, Massachusetts, Suffolk Co., 2nd Ward of Boston, Supplemental
Series T624, Roll 614, page 125, Enum. Dist 1269, Sheet 14B or 17B?.

Renting at 64 Chelsea St., East Boston:

Carrigan, Mary E., head, F, W, 40, S, MA IRE IRE, labeling/fish factory
Jenkins, Elizabeth, F, lodger, F, W, 20, S, MA MA ENG stitcher/laundry
Brown, Mary E., Lodger, 15, S, MA MA ENG cash girl/dept store
Fallon, Catherine, Mother, F, W, 87, Wd, IRE IRE IRE, no occupation
0 children, 0 alive?, arrived in US in 1845

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth September 16, 1885 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States    
Event Note

Birth Record
Mass Register of Vital Records, Birth
Year: 1885 Vol. 360 Page: 137, line 62

at New England Historic and Genealogical Society
101 Newbury St., Boston

Name: Elizabeth Jenkins
Date of Birth: 16 Sept 1885
Place of Birth: rear 105 Chelsea St., E. Boston
Father Mother
Names: James A., a laborer and Catherine, both born in Boston

her baptism record agrees with this date.

Baptism September 27, 1885 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States   1a
Event Note

Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920, americanancestors.org
Most Holy Redeemer (East Boston) Baptisms, 1883-1900

September 27, 1885, I baptized Elizabeth, born "16 hujus" [daughter] of James Crimm and Catherine Carrigan, his wife. Sponsors: William Ennis and Mary Carrigan.
priest: M J Welch

Census (daughter) April 23, 1910 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States at 120 Everett Street 2a
Event Note

1910 Census, 2nd Ward of Boston, 7th Precinct, Suffolk Co., MA, Series T624, Roll 614, page 87, Enum. Dist 1281, Sheet 11A.
April 23, 1910
renting at 120 Everett Street, a three family home

James Jenkins, 57, married 1x for 27 years, born in Massachusetts, father in New York, mother in Ireland, laborer, docks, out of work 12 weeks in past year
Catherine Jenkins, 48, 6 children, 6 alive, born in Ireland, parents also, arrived 1860, column for naturalization information was blurred out or erased
Charles Jenkins Jr, 26, single, boiler maker's helper, boiler shop
Mary J Jenkins, 21, single, chocolate dipper, factory
Elizabeth Jenkins, 22, single, laundress, laundry
Catherine Jenkins, 18, married 1x for 1 year, 1 child, none alive, no occupation
John Jenkins, 15, single, no occupation

all children were born in Massachusetts. Nont of the children had been unemployed in the past year.

"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2KN-S9C : accessed 7 February 2016), James Jenkins, Boston Ward 2, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1281, sheet 11A, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,627.

Census April 23, 1910 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 64 Chelsea Street 2b
Event Note

1910 Census, Ward 2 (East) Boston, ED 1269, sheet 19B, family 240
(Supplemental)
April 23, 1910
Renting at 64 Chelsea Street

Mary E Carrigan, 40, head, single, born in Massachusetts, parents in Ireland, labeling, fish factory
Elizabeth F Jenkins, 20, lodger, single, born in Massachusetts, father in Massachusetts, mother in England, stitcher, laundry
Mary E Brown, 15, lodger, single, born in Massachusetts, father in Massachusetts, mother in England, wash girl, department store
Catherine Fallon, 87, mother, widowed, no children, none alive, born in Ireland, parents also, arrived 1845, no occupation

"United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M2KN-4QT : accessed 1 March 2015), Mary E Carrigan, Boston Ward 2, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1269, sheet 19B, family 240, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,627.

Census January 9, 1920 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 78 Horace St 3a
Event Note

1920 Federal Census, Massachusetts, Suffolk
1st Ward of East Boston, Precinct 9.
Series T625, Roll 728, page 170, Enum. Dist 14, Sheet 9B.
January 9, 1920

Renting at 78 Horace St

Smith, John H., head, M, 33, Married, born in Massachusetts, parents also, transfer man, express company
-----, Jennie, wife, F, 39, Married, born in Massachusetts, parents in Ireland
Carrigin, Mary, Sister-in-law, F, 46, Single, born in Massachusetts, parents in Ireland, no occupation
Jenkins, Elizabeth, boarder, single, 28, Single, born in Massachusetts, father in Massachusetts, mother in England, bookkeeper, Towel Supply

"United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFM4-KNS : accessed 14 Nov 2014), John H Smith, Boston Ward 1, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; citing sheet 9B, family 190, NARA microfilm publication T625, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.; FHL microfilm 1820728.

Census (Sister) April 15, 1940 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States at 442 Sumner St 4a
Event Note

1940 Census, Ward 1 (East) Boston
April 15, 1940
renting for $24/month at 442 Sumner St

Charles Jenkins, head, 57, single, 8 years school, boiler maker, Charlestown Navy Yard, government work, no salary listed, unemployed 312 weeks, did not work the last week of March
Mary Jenkins, sister, 55, single, 6 years school, dipper, chocolate company, worked 24 hours the last week of March, worked 52 weeks last year for total of $476
Elizabeth Jenkins, sister, 53, single, 4 years high school, bookkeeper, Stov? Towels, worked 52 weeks in 1939 for a total of $936
John J. S. Jenkins, brother, 43, single, 8 years school, laborer, post office building, private work, no salary listed, unemployed 312 weeks, did not work the last week of March

Mary provided the information. All were born in Massachusetts, all lived in Boston in 1935.

Residence July 12, 1956 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 442 Sumner St 5a
Event Note

Elizabeth was living at 442 Sumner Street, E Boston, when she was the informant on her aunt Mary Carrigan's death record

Death November 24, 1987 Winthrop, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States    
Event Note

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Name: Elizabeth Jenkins
Mass Register of Vital Records, Death
Year: 1987 Certificate#: 54233
at Mass Registry of Vital Records, 150 Mt. Vernon St., Dorchester
Date of Death: November 24, 1987
Place of Death: Winthrop Hospital, Winthrop
Residence at time of death: 2 Fr. Jaccobe Road, Boston 02128
Marital Status: never married
Spouse Name:
Date of Birth: Sept 16, 1885
Place of Birth: Massachusetts
Age at death: 102
Occupation: Bookkeeper, Retired
Veteran:
Father: James A. Jenkins
Birthplace of Father: Massachusetts
Mother: Catherine Carrigan
Birthplace of Mother: Massachusetts
Informant: Edna Laracy, niece
Informant's address: 475 Sumner St., East Boston
Cause of death: Cardio pulmonary arrest
time from onset to death: minutes
Due to: Coronary artery disease
time from onset to death: years
Doctor: Victor F. Saldanha Doctor's address: 54 Lincoln St., Winthrop
Burial date: Nov 28, 1987 Burial place: Holy Cross, Malden
Undertaker: Magrath, 325 Chelsea St., E.B.

Burial   Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States    
Event Note

Boston Globe, Thu 26 Nov 1987, page 60.
Jenkins - In East Boston, November 24, Elizabeth, in 103rd year, beloved aunt of Sister Catherine Aiken, S.N.D., Mary Aiken, Rita Barlow, Edna -Living-, Catherine -Living-, Cecelia, Charles, and James Page. Also survived by many grandnieces and nephews.

Magrath Funeral Home, Our Lady of Assumption Church, Holy Cross, Malden.

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No source for this death notice:

Elizabeth Jenkins -- East Boston November 24, 1987 in 103rd year, beloved aunt of Sister Catherine Aiken S.N.D. Mary Aiken, Rita (Aiken) Barlow, Edna (Aiken) Laracy, Catherin (Aiken) -Cardoza, Cecelia Paige, Charles Paige and James Paige. Also survived by many grand Niece and nephews. Funeral from Magrath Funeral home. 325 Chelsea Street (at Day Sq) Saturday morning at 9:15, Funeral Mass in Our Lady of the Assumption Church at 10 o'clock. Relatives and friends invited Visiting hours Friday only 2-4, 7-9 Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Magrath Funeral Home 325 Chelsea St (East Boston) Boston, Massachusetts 02128 Phone: (617) 567-0910

Event Note

Jenkins children headstone
JENKINS
1896 John S 1967
1883 Mary J 1968
1885 Elizabeth F 1987

photo received from descendant of their sister Margaret, July 2018.

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father James A JenkinsJuly 5, 1854February 20, 1916
Mother Catherine F. Carriganbetween October 1, 1858 and December 31, 1858December 28, 1929
    Brother     Charles Joseph Jenkins September 17, 1881 May 2, 1965
    Sister     Mary Josephine Jenkins March 5, 1883 August 28, 1968
         Elizabeth F. Jenkins September 16, 1885 November 24, 1987
    Sister     Margaret Louise Jenkins March 27, 1889 April 29, 1946
    Sister     Catherine H. Jenkins May 3, 1891 March 24, 1966
    Brother     John Stevens Jenkins December 26, 1894 March 25, 1967

Source References

  1. Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920
      • Page: Elizabeth Crimm, 27 Sep 1885, Most Holy Redeemer, East Boston
      • Citation:

        https://www.americanancestors.org/databases/massachusetts-roman-catholic-archdiocese-of-boston-records-1789-1920/RecordDisplay?volumeId=55184&pageName=46&rId=1424604965

  2. 1910 United States Census
      • Page: James Jenkins, 2nd Ward of Boston, 7th Precinct, Suffolk Co., MA, Series T624, Roll 614, page 87, Enum. Dist 1281, Sheet 11A.
      • Page: Mary E Carrigan, Ward 2 (East) Boston, ED 1269, sheet 19B, family 240 (Supplemental)
  3. 1920 United States Census
      • Page: John H Smith, Ward 1, Boston, ED 14, sheet 9B, family 190
  4. 1940 United States Census
      • Page: Boston, (ED) 15-50, sheet 10A, line 21, family 164
      • Citation:

        "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K4JX-68N : accessed 13 March 2018), Charles Jenkins, Ward 1, Boston, Boston City, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 15-50, sheet 10A, line 21, family 164, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1658.

  5. Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records
      • Page: Mary Carrigan, Medford, 1956 Vol: 67 Page: 167