James A Jenkins

Birth Name James A Jenkins
Gender male
Age at Death 61 years, 7 months, 15 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth July 5, 1854 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States    
General

Births Registered in Boston, 1854
page 100, number 4494
James Jenkins, July 5, 1854, at 144 Purchase Street
father: Charles, a mariner, born in New Jersey
mother: Mary, born in Ireland
both parents living on Purchase Street

"Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FXWS-7Q8 : accessed 7 February 2016), James Jenkins, 05 Jul 1854; citing Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, reference 100, Massachusetts Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1,428,235.

The 1854 City Directory says that Purchase ran from Summer to Broad Streets downtown Boston

Baptism July 8, 1854 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States   1a
Event Note

Cathedral of the Holy Cross (Boston) Baptisms V.10, 1853-1858
PAGE: 124

born July 6, 1854
baptized July 8
James Crim - James of Samuel Crim and Mary Donnavan born on 6th inst.
sponsors Joseph Geoman and Johanna Geoman

Census (son) 1855 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States Charles Jenkins household 2a
Event Note

Massachusetts State Census, 1855
Suffolk, Boston, Ward 07, Dwelling 193, Family 1141
This was 144 Purchase based on information from the City Directory

The household listed before them was that of John and Catherine (Donovan) Winterflood, which also included Mary and Catherine Donovan's mother and some of her children.

Jenkins, Charles, 33, male, rigger, born in New Jersey
Jenkins, Mary, 32, female, born in Ireland
Donovan, Richard, 9, male, born in Massachusetts
Jenkins, James, 1, male, born in Massachusetts

"Massachusetts State Census, 1855," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQWV-85D : accessed 8 February 2016), Charles Jenkins, Ward 07, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 953,959.

Census (son) 1860 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States at 133 Everett Street 3a
Event Note

1860; Census Place: (East) Boston Ward 2, Suffolk, Massachusetts; Roll M653_520; Page: 515; Dwelling 395, Family 654
June 13, 1860
at 133 Everett Street, East Boston

Charles Jenkins, 36, born in Pennsylvania, laborer, personal estate: $30
Mary Jenkins, 38, born in Ireland, cannot read or write
James Jenkins, 5, born in Massachusetts, attended school
Richard Donovan, 13, born in Massachusetts, attended school

"United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZC7-ZJ7 : accessed 8 February 2016), Charles Jenkins, 1860.

The other household in Dwelling 395 was that of John Hodges. his listing in the 1860 Boston City Directory is:
John R Hodges, caulker, house 133 Everett EB

Census (son) 1865 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States Charles Jenkins household 4a
Event Note

Massachusetts State Census, 1865, Suffolk, Boston, Ward 02, Dwelling 2014, Family 3373
May 1, 1865

Charles Jenkins, 40, male, born in New Jersey, married, mariner, legal voter, in ratable polls
Mary Jenkins, 42, female, born in Ireland, married
James Jenkins,11, male, born in Massachusetts, single
Richard Donovan, 19, male, born in Massachusetts, single, no occupation listed

"Massachusetts State Census, 1865," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQH7-YSD : accessed 8 February 2016), Chas Jenkins, Boston, Ward 02, Suffolk, Massachusetts; State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 954,374.

Residence 1878 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States rear Chelsea Place  
Event Note

1878 Boston City Directory
Jenkins, James A, laborer, boards rear Chelsea Place, E.B.
not found in 1880 or 1881 Boston City Directory

Census (son) June 7, 1880 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States at 71 Porter Street 5a
Event Note

1880 Census 2nd Ward of Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, Series T9, Roll 552, Page 370
June 7, 1880
at 71 Porter Street, a three family home

Mary Jenkins, 58, widowed, keeping house, born in Ireland, parents also, cannot read or write
James Jenkins, 25, single, son, laborer, born in Massachusetts, parents in Ireland

"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHXF-F4P : accessed 7 February 2016), James Jenkins in household of Mary Jenkins, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district ED 593, sheet 370D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0552; FHL microfilm 1,254,552.

Residence from 1882 to 1884 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 172 Everett Street  
Event Note

Boston City Directories:
1882 James Jenkins, laborer, h 172 Everett, E.B.
1884 James Jenkins, laborer, h 172 Everett, E.B.

Residence from 1885 to 1887 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States rear 105 Chelsea  
Event Note

Boston City Directories
1885 James Jenkins, laborer, h rear 105 Chelsea, E. B.
1886 James Jenkins, laborer, h rear 105 Chelsea, E.B.
1887 James Jenkins, laborer, h rear 105 Chelsea, E.B.

Residence from 1888 to 1889 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 89 Orleans  
Event Note

Boston City Directories
1888 James Jenkins, laborer, h 89 Orleans
1889 James Jenkins, laborer, h 89 Orleans

Residence (son in law) 1890 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 132 Everett St  
Event Note

1890 Boston City Directory
James Carrigan, fish, h. 132 Everett, E.B.
James Jenkins, laborer, h. 132 Everett, E.B.

Residence 1900 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 4 Doherty Court  
Event Note

1900 Boston City Directory at http://cdm.bostonathenaeum.org/cdm/search/searchterm/The_Boston_Directory_1851-1943

James A Jenkins, laborer, house 4 Doherty Court [from 180 Everett EB]
Mary Mooney, widow of Stephen, house 4 Doherty Court
Alexander J Sarsfield, machinist, house 4 Doherty Court
Rosana Sarsfield, widow of James, house 4 Doherty Court
No one at this address is on the 1900 Census. Doherty Court is not included on stevemorse.org's list of streets in the ED that included 180 Everett. It looks like it was overlooked.

Census (Head) April 23, 1910 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States at 120 Everett Street 6a
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.

Residence February 1916 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 120 Everett Street 7a
Event Note

living at 120 Everett Street when he died

Death February 20, 1916 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States   7a
Event Note

Deaths Registered in Boston, 1916
February 20, 1916
James A Jenkins, male, age 55
residence: 120 Everett Street
place of death: City Hospital, in hospital 1 day
born: Boston
occupation: longshoreman
father: Jenkins, born in Ireland
mother: unknown, born in Ireland
cause: cerebral hemorrhage
physician: W T Garfield
buried: Holy Cross, Malden, February 23, 1916, from F A Magrath's

"Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:23RF-XHL : accessed 7 February 2016), James A Jenkins, 20 Feb 1916; citing Death, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, certificate number 2185, page 169, State Archives, Boston.

Burial February 23, 1916 Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States   7a
General

From: Boston Evening (?) Globe, Mon Feb 21, 1916, page 8.
Jenkins - In East Boston, Feb 20, James A., beloved husband of Catherine Jenkins (nee Kerrigan). Funeral from his late residence, 120 Everett St., Wednesday Feb 23 at 8:15 AM. Requiem mass at Church of the Assumption at 9 o'clock. Relatives and friends kindly invited to attend.

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 Charles Jenkinsabout 1823May 19, 1880
Mother Mary Donovanabout 1822December 3, 1908
         James A Jenkins July 5, 1854 February 20, 1916

Families

    Family of James A Jenkins and Catherine F. Carrigan
Married Wife Catherine F. Carrigan
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage November 21, 1880 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States    
Event Note

Marriages Registered in Boston, 1880
November 21, 1880

Married in Boston, Nov 21, 1880
James Crimm, 26, a laborer residing in Boston, born in Boston son of Charles and Mary, and
Catherine Carrigan, 21, residing in Boston, born in England daughter of James and Eliza.
First marriage for both. By L P McCarthy of Boston.

source: the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, images at ancestry.com

Everything about this record matches what is known about this couple. Two of their known children have the surname Crimm on their likely birth records. Their daughter Margaret gave her name as "Margaret L. Crimm, surnamed Jenkins" when marrying William Page in Bangor in 1905.

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It looks like they were married at Sacred Heart Church. There is a Lawrence P McCarthy, clergyman, at 29 Brooks St, East Boston, on the 1880 Census. Sacred Heart Church was listed in the 1880 Boston City Directory at "Moore, corner Bennington." There is no Moore Street. In 2016, Sacred Heart is at 303 Paris Street, at the corner of Brooks, and one block from Bennington.

  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Charles Joseph JenkinsNovember 17, 1881May 2, 1965
Mary Josephine JenkinsMarch 5, 1883August 28, 1968
Elizabeth F. JenkinsSeptember 16, 1885November 24, 1987
Margaret Louise JenkinsMarch 27, 1889April 29, 1946
Catherine H. JenkinsMay 3, 1891March 24, 1966
John Stevens JenkinsDecember 26, 1894March 25, 1967

Media

Narrative

Notes that don't fit elsewhere:

There were two other James Jenkins listed in East Boston for 1888 and three for 1889. The correct James Jenkins for 1888 and 1889 were determined by comparing those years to 1890, when our James Jenkins moved in with his father-in-law, James Carrigan. The other two remained at 620 Bennington and 9 Hunneman.

One of them was another James A. Jenkins who was born at 2 Bennington St. in 1857. That man was single and living with his mother Hannah and brother Charles in 1910.

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I haven't yet found James Jenkins and family on the 1900 Census. They are not in the Soundex records for that year, they are not recorded at 120 Everett Street, and they are not where the Family Tree Maker index said they are. The 1900 Boston City Directory puts James at 4 Doherty Court which ran from 180 Everett in East Boston. Other families at this address were Mary Mooney, Alexander J Sarsfield, and Rosana Sarsfield. No one at this address is on the 1900 Census. Doherty Court is not included on stevemorse.org's list of streets in the ED that included 180 Everett. It looks like it was overlooked.

Pedigree

  1. Charles Jenkins
    1. Mary Donovan
      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. Cathedral of the Holy Cross (Boston) Baptisms
      • Page: July 8, 1854, James Crim, Baptisms V.10, 1853-1858, PAGE: 124
  2. 1855 Census of Boston
      • Page: Jenkins and Winterflood, Boston, Ward 07, Dwelling 193, Families 1140 & 1141
  3. 1860 United States Census
      • Page: Charles Jenkins, Boston Ward 2, Suffolk, Massachusetts; Roll M653_520; Page: 515; Dwelling 395, Family 654
  4. 1865 Massachusetts Census
      • Page: Charles Jenkins, Massachusetts State Census, 1865, Suffolk, Boston, Ward 02, Dwelling 2014, Family 3373
  5. 1880 United States Census
      • Page: Mary Jenkins, 2nd Ward of Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, Series T9, Roll 552, Page 370
  6. 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.
  7. Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841-1920
      • Page: James Jenkins, d February 20, 1916, Boston