Title: Wellsboro Gazette Wellsboro, Tioga Co., PA
Page: Dec. 11, 1969, p8
Title: Wellsboro Gazette Wellsboro, Tioga Co., PA
Page: May 31, 1962, p1
Title: Find A Grave
Note: Wellsboro Gazette of May 31, 1962, p1 has: Funeral Services Held Sunday For W. Scott Jenkins Funeral services were held Sunday for Winfield Scott Jenkins, 53, of Blossburg, widely known civic and political leader, who was fatally injured in a two-car accident at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 1962 on U. S. Route 15, two and a half miles north of Blossburg. Jenkins, a revenue agent for the Blossburg State Hospital for more than 20 years, had been visiting friends in nearby Covington. He was southbound on his way home at the time of the crash. He died at 10:29 p.m. of undetermined chest injuries in the emergency room of the Blossburg State Hospital. Jenkins was taken to the hospital by a passing motorist, Capt. Anthony Senello, an Army physician stationed at Romulus, N. Y. The officer administered first aid at the scene and accompanied the fatally injured man to the hospital in the Blossburg firemen's ambulance. State police'at Mansfield, who continued their investigation, said Jenkins was attempting to pass an automobile traveling in the same direction. The car, driven by Miss Laura Janet Higgins, 21, of Covington, RD 2, was making a left turn from the highway to the driveway of her home. When the Jenkins car started to pass, it struck the drivers' side of the Higgins car, skidded sidewise and smashed into a tree on the east side of the road on the lawn at the home Mr. and Mrs. Frank Higgins, Miss Higgins' parents. The victim was jarred part way out of his 1962 auto, which was demolished. Mr. Jenkins was a Republican leader of Tioga County. He had served as committeeman for Blossburg for many years, but had just been re-elected at the recent primary election. He was a member of the Blossburg Methodist Church. He was also a member of Bloss Lodge No. 350, F&AM, and served on the board of trustees of William B. Wilson Post, American Legion, Blossburg. He was a World War II veteran. Born in Blossburg, he was the son of Winfield S. and Anna Gibson Jenkins. Surviving are his wife, the former Ann Labuski; a son, Scott, at home; his mother, of Blossburg, and two sisters, Mrs. Max Squires of Mansfield, and Mrs. Robert Berguson, also of Blossburg. Services were held at the home of his mother, Mrs. Anna Jenkins of Granger Street, with the Rev. Charles Ramp, officiating. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. A memorial fund was established in Tioga County by friends of Winfield S. Jenkins and will be used to provide a room at the Blossburg State Hospital. * * * Wellsboro Gazette of Aug 17, 1988, p9 has: Journey To Day Before Yesterday with Rhoda English Ladd We are interested in obtaining history on the mining towns. We do have available the data in the county histories. What do you remember? During the winter of 1870, Arnot had a smallpox epidemic and a hospital was constructed on the Arnot-Lrberty Road. Some of the sources used for this data on mining towns were History ofTioga County, Pennsylvania (1897); 1850 Census; data from old residents, and a manuscript written in 1904 by Margaret M. Barrett. You know it is hard to write about people without writing about our history and the reverse is true. You cannot write about the history of our county without writing about the people who made it happen. Every once in a while, we get manuscripts about one person's history and their part in the forming of our county. Such a man was Scott Jenkins. He was born in Morris Run May 9, 1877, a son of Daniel T. and Margaret (Davis) Jenkins and was named Winfield Scott Jenkins. He attended the common school of Morris Run and worked in the mines from the age of 11 until he was 18, when he moved to Blossburg to act as foreman and parhfer [sic] in his father's mining enterprises the soft coal field. At the age of 22, he and his brother Tom began operating the mine in partnership until Oct. 1916, when Tom Jenkins died. He was known as one of the most successful operators in the soft coal field. Prior to Scott Jenkin's death on Feb. 5, 1930, he was also general manager and director of "The Miners Run Coal Company" of Ralston, a partner of Jenkins-O'Donnell Corporation, part owner of Blossburg Hotel Company, and a director of Miner's National Bank, school director for 16 years and a trustee of Blossburg State Hospital. He belonged to The Welsh Congregational Church and on Sept. 30, 1902, he married Anna Maxwell Gibson, daughter of David and Martha Maxwell Gibson. They had three children: Margaret Maxwell, Winfield Scott, and Isabelle Marie. Please send additional data to Rhoda, Tioga County Historical Society, P.O. Box 724, Wellsboro, Pa, 16901. * * * Wellsboro Agitator of Feb 12, 1930, p1 has: Winfield Scott Jenkins. WInfield Scott Jenkins, aged .nearly 53 years, for many years one of the best known businesmen of Blossburg, died Wednesday at the family home, after a two week's illness of pneumonia. Mr. Jenkins was born in Morris Run, May 9, 1877, son of the late Daniel T. and Margaret Davis Jenkins. He came with the family to Blossburg, where he became associated with his father as coal operator. Later he was engaged in the gas and oil business with William F. O'Donnell, the company being known as Jenkins-O'Donnell Corporation. At the age of 11 he began working in the mines near Blossburg to become forman and partner in his father's mining company. As a young man of 22 he began operationg the mines with his brother as partner, a partnership which continued until the death of his brother in October, 1916. He was vice-president of the Blossburg Chamber of Commerce, a director of the Blossburg State Hospital, a member of the Board of Trustees of Mansfield Stage Teachers College, and a member of the Blossburg School Board,. His fraternal affiliations included membership in Lodge No. 1163, L. O. O. M.; Blossburg Lodge No. 350, F. & A. M.; Tyagaghton Commandery, No. 28, Knights Templar of Wellsboro; Williamsport Consistery, 32 degree Scottish Rite Masons; Ismalia Temple, Ancient Arabic Order of the Mystic Shrine of Buffalo. On September 20, 1902, he married Anna Marvill Gibson, who survives, with three children, Margaret Waxwell, Winfield Scott, and Isabel Marie. He is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Frances Pequignot, Miss Hannah Jenkins, and Miss Jennie Jenkins, all of Blossburg. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at Blossburg, in charge of the Knights Templar; burial is in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Blossburg.
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