Charles Joseph Jenkins

Birth Name Charles Joseph Jenkins
Gender male
Age at Death 83 years, 7 months, 15 days

Narrative

Charles J. Jenkins remained single and lived with his family throughout his life. He was a boilermaker on the census records and was listed as one, retired, on his death record. He died at Winthrop Community Hospital, and is buried in the same plot as his parents in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. His SS# was 012-38-3792, and he was not found on the SSDI in 9 Sept 2003.

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth September 17, 1881 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States   1a
Event Note

Charles' baptism record said he was born September 17, 1881. The day and month agree with his WWI and WWII draft information.

His civil birth record says November 17:
Births Registered in the City of Boston
Charles Crimm, born Nov 17, 1881, at 171 Everett St., E. Boston, son of James A., a laborer born in Boston, and Catherine born in England.

 

Baptism September 29, 1881 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States   1a
Event Note

Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920, americanancestors.org
Our Lady of the Assumption (East Boston) Baptisms and Confirmations, 1869-1892

September 29, 1881, I baptized Charles, born 17th of this month, [son] of James Crimm and Catherine Carrigan. sponsors: James Donovan and Margaret Carrigan
priest: Joseph or James K Cassin.

Census (son) 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.

Draft Registration September 12, 1918 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States   3a
Event Note

World War I Draft Registration
September 12, 1918
Local Board 2, 163 Meridian St, East Boston
Charles Joseph Jenkins
120 Everett St, EB
born September 17, 1882, age 35
boilermaker for Lebanon Boiler Works, Lebanon PA
contact person: Catherine Jenkins, same address
short height, medium build, blue eyes, red hair, no disqualifying deformities

Census (Head) January 10, 1920 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States at 120 Everett St  
Event Note

1920 Federal Census, 2nd Ward, East Boston, Suffolk Co., MA.
Series T625, Roll 728, page 290, Enum. Dist 41, Sheet 5.
at 120 Everett St.

Jenkins, Charles, Head, M, 37, S Boiler maker, MA MA ENG
----, Catherine, Moth, F, 57, Wd, None, ENG IRE IRE
-----------, John, Bro, M, 24, S, Freight Handler, RR MA MA ENG
--------, Mary J., Sis, F, 35, S, Candy Dipper, Candy Factory MA MA ENG

All three children were wage workers.
Catherine's citizenship status said Na (Naturalized), but column for
year of immigration said "100" over "jurta" or "guta".

Residence (son) 1925 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 120 Everett Street  
Event Note

1925 Boston City Directory
Mrs Catherine J Jenkins J Mrs h 120 Everett E B
Charles J Jenkins boilermaker res 120 Everett E B
John S Jenkins S laborer res 120 Everett E B

Census (Head) April 5, 1930 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 442 Sumner St 4a
Event Note

1930 Federal Census, Ward 1 of Boston, Suffolk, MA
Series T626, Roll 942, Page 8B. E. D. 33.
April 5, 1930
renting for $25/month at 442 Sumner St

Jenkins, Charles J., head, 47, single, born in Massachusetts, father also, mother in England, boilermaker, steel company
Jenkins, Mary, Sister, 44, single, born in Massachusetts, father also, mother in England, chocolate dipper, factory
Jenkins, John, Brother, 34, single, born in Massachusetts, father also, mother in England, laborer, veteran's bureau

Census (Head) April 15, 1940 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States at 442 Sumner St 5a
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.

Draft Registration April 27, 1942 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States   6a
Event Note

World War II Draft Registration
April 27, 1942
Local Board 12, Meridian St, EB
Charles Joseph Jenkins
442 Sumner St, EB
born September 17, 1882, East Boston, age 59
contact person: Miss Mary Jenkins, same address
employer; Mr Sullivan, boiler shop, Navy Yard, Charlestown
5'5", 135 lbs, blue eyes, red hair, light complexion

Death May 2, 1965 Winthrop, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States    
Event Note

Name: Charles J. Jenkins,
Death Record
Mass Register of Vital Records, Death
Year: 1965 Vol: 113 Page: 437
at Mass Registry of Vital Records
150 Mt. Vernon St., Dorchester
Date of Death: 2 May 1965, 11:30 AM
Place of Death: Winthrop Community Hospital,
Winthrop, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts
Length of Stay: 1 month, 7 days
Residence at time of death: 442 Summer St., East Boston
Length of residence: 50 years
Marital Status: Single
Spouse Name:
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Age at death: 82
Occupation: Boilermaker, retired.
Veteran:
Father: James A. Jenkins
Birthplace of Father: Boston
Mother: Catherine Carrigan
Birthplace of Mother: England
Informant: Elizabeth Jenkins
Informant's address:
Cause of death: Massive pulmonary embolism due to
arteriosclerosis generalized
Other significant condition: Senility. Carcinoma of pancreas
Doctor: Joseph Gregorie, MD
Doctor's address: Winthrop
Doctor's notes: 'had attended deceased for one month, seven days.
was informed he passed away at time given above'
Burial date: 5 May 1965
Burial place: Holy Cross, Malden, Massachusetts
Undertaker: Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston.

Burial May 5, 1965 Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States    
Event Note

Death Notice
Charles J. Jenkins
May 02, 1965
JENKINS - In East Boston, May 2, Charles J., residence 442 Sumner St., brother of Mary, Elizabeth and John S. Jenkins and Catherine Aiken. Funeral from the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St. (at Day Sq.) Wednesday morning at 8:15 Solemn Requiem High Mass in the Assumption Church at 9 o'clock. Relatives and friend invited. Visiting hours 2-5, 7-10 p.m.

Published the Daily Boston Globe May 3, 1965; Page 26

Event Note

Buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, Massachusetts. Grave: at 47 North Saint Anthony Ave, section 47 East.
(source: visit to cemetery)

Jenkins headstone
1857 James A 1916
1862 Catherine F 1929
Charles J died May 2, 1965
JENKINS
Rest in Peace
from photo received from descendant of James and Catherine, 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
         Charles Joseph Jenkins September 17, 1881 May 2, 1965
    Sister     Mary Josephine Jenkins March 5, 1883 August 28, 1968
    Sister     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: Charles Crimm, 29 Sep 1881, at Our Lady of the Assumption, E Boston
      • Citation:

        https://www.americanancestors.org/databases/massachusetts-roman-catholic-archdiocese-of-boston-records-1789-1920/RecordDisplay?volumeId=56463&pageName=182-183&rId=1425749935

  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.
  3. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
      • Page: Sept 12, 1918, Board 2, Meridian St, EBoston
      • Citation:

        "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZN2-FBV : 13 March 2018), Charles Joseph Jenkins, 1917-1918; citing East Boston City no 2, Massachusetts, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,684,761.

  4. 1930 United States Census
      • Page: Boston, ED 33, sheet 8B, line 63
      • Citation:

        "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XQ5L-1TR : accessed 13 March 2018), Charles J Jenkins, Boston (Districts 1-250), Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 33, sheet 8B, line 63, family 159, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 942; FHL microfilm 2,340,677.

  5. 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.

  6. World War II Draft Registrations
      • Page: April 27, 1942, Local Board 12, Meridian St, E Boston