Mary Josephine Jenkins

Birth Name Mary Josephine Jenkins
Gender female
Age at Death 85 years, 5 months, 23 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth March 5, 1883 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States    
Census (daughter) April 23, 1910 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States at 120 Everett Street 1a
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 (Sister) 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".

Census (Sister) April 5, 1930 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 442 Sumner St 2a
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 (Sister) April 15, 1940 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States at 442 Sumner St 3a
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.

Death August 28, 1968 Winthrop, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States    
Burial   Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States    
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 November 17, 1881 May 2, 1965
         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

Media

Narrative

There is the following birth record:

Mary Josephine Crimm, born Mar 5, 1883, at 170 Everett St., East Boston, daughter of James A, laborer born in Boston, and Catherine born in England.

This date doesn't match the one on her Social Security death index record, but this is likely her. The Jenkins were listed at 172 Everett St., E. Boston, in the 1872 and 1874 Boston City Directory. There is a marriage record for her parents using the names James Crimm and Catherine Carrigan.

There is a SSDI record whose SS# matched the one on her death record. It gives a birth date of 30 Jul 1883. But the Mary E. Jenkins born on that date was born at 120 South Street, Boston, to a James J. Jenkins and both her parents were born in Ireland. Also there is a death record for a Mary E. Jenkins dying on 26 Oct 1884 at 13 Oxford St, Boston, daughter of James J. This is the same neighborhood, now Chinatown, and is not East Boston.

I think when Mary went to apply for a Social Security number she needed a birth certificate. She then applied for the birth certificate using the name Jenkins, not Crimm, and by mistake the city sent her the one for the Mary E Jenkins that died. If she had used the name Crimm she would have got the right birth record.

Mary J. Jenkins remained single and lived with the family until she died. She was a candy dipper in a candy factory on the 1910 to 1930 Censuses and was described as a forelady, retired, on her death record. She died at Viking Nursing Home in Winthrop and is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. She was listed on the SSDI.

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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
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1930 Federal Census, Ward 1 of Boston, Suffolk, MA
Series T626, Roll 942, Page 8B. E. D. 33.
At: 442 Sumner St.

Rents? Value Radio Farm? Age
Jenkins, Charles J., head, R, 26, R, no, 47
-------, Mary, Sis 44
-------, John, Bro 34

 

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Death Notice

Mary J. Jenkins
August 28, 1968
JENKINS - In East Boston August 28, Mary J., Residence 442 Sumner St., Beloved sister of Elizabeth Jenkins and the Charles and John Jenkins, Catherine Aiken and Margaret Page, Funeral From the Magrath Funeral Home 225 Chelsea St., at Day Square) Saturday morning at 8:15. Solemn Requiem High Mass in the Assumption Church at 9 oï¿œuclock. Relatives and friends invited, visiting hours 2-4 and 7-10.

Published in the Boston Globe August 29, 1968; Page: 44

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SSDI:
JENKINS, MARY 30 Jul 1883 Aug 1968 85 02128 (Boston, Suffolk, MA) (none specified) Massachusetts 010-05-2616

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Name: Mary J. Jenkins
Mass Register of Vital Records, Death
Year: 1968 Vol: 113 Page: 382
at Mass Registry of Vital Records, 150 Mt. Vernon St., Dorchester
Date of Death: August 28, 1968, 7:40 AM
Place of Death: Viking Nursing Home, Winthrop
Length of Stay: 1 year
Residence at time of death: 442 Sumner St., East Boston
Marital Status: single
Spouse Name:
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth: E. Boston
Age at death: 85
Occupation: Forelady, retired
Father: James Jenkins
Birthplace of Father: Boston, MA
Mother: Catherine Carrigan
Birthplace of Mother: England
Informant: Elizabeth Jenkins
Informant's address: 442 Sumner St., E. Boston
Cause of death: Myocardial Heart Disease (years)
due to: artherio-sclerosis years)
Doctor: Doctor's address:
Doctor's notes:
Burial date: Burial place: Holy Cross, Malden
Undertaker: F.J. Magrath

Pedigree

  1. James A Jenkins
    1. Catherine F. Carrigan
      1. Charles Joseph Jenkins
      2. Mary Josephine Jenkins
      3. Elizabeth F. Jenkins
      4. Margaret Louise Jenkins
      5. Catherine H. Jenkins
      6. John Stevens Jenkins

Source References

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

  3. 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.