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  3. Gary Lynn Jenkins: Birth: 19 AUG 1952 in Quanah, Hardeman, Texas. Death: 5 APR 1972 in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas


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Sources
1. Title:   U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2
2. Title:   Canadian Immigration Records, White Rock, British Columbia, 12 Dec 1912
3. Title:   U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
Page:   Chickasha, Oklahoma, City Directory, 1952, p 113
4. Title:   1920 Federal Census, Kiowa County, Oklahoma
Page:   3 January, Mt View, District 14, Page 1A, Hse/Fam #1
5. Title:   Orville Boyd Jenkins, Personal Knowledge
6. Title:   U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
Page:   Chickasha City Business Directory 1947
7. Title:   1930 Federal Census, Caddo County, Oklahoma
Page:   1 April, Fort Cobb, District 26, p 9A, Hse #181, Fam #215
8. Title:   Broadcasting Yearbook-Marketbook 1956, p 307
9. Title:   Broadcasting Yearbook-Marketbook 1955, p 302
10. Title:   Broadcasting Yearbook-Marketbook 1951, p 305
11. Title:   1940 Federal Census, Grady County, Oklahoma
Page:   12 April, Chickasha Ward 1, District 26-9B, page 11B, 1710 19th St, Hse #1710, Rents $25
12. Title:   U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
Page:   Chickasha City Business Directory 1940, p 259
13. Title:   U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
Page:   Chickasha City Business Directory 1938, p 301
14. Title:   City of Chickasha, Radio Operator License
15. Title:   U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
16. Title:   Tinker Field Air Force Base, Midwest City, Oklahoma, employee album
17. Title:   Find a Grave Memorial Registry
18. Title:   Family Trails
19. Title:   U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
Page:   Chickasha, Oklahoma, City Directory 1938, p 109
20. Title:   U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
Page:   Chickasha, Oklahoma. City Directory 1940, p 92
21. Title:   U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
Page:   Chickasha, Oklahoma, City Directory 1952
22. Title:   Texas Birth Certificate
23. Title:   Log Cabin Democrat
24. Title:   Lindsay News, Lindsay, Oklahoma
25. Title:   Jenkins Family History by Harold Keith Christian
26. Title:   Social Security Death Index
27. Title:   SSDI Broderbund Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 6
28. Title:   Quanah, Texas, City Directory 1962-63
29. Title:   Obituary of Martha Aretha Tucker Jenkins 2016

Notes
a. Note:   Orville was an 8-month-old infant when his mother bundled him off to the train for an international trip with all her children. They were traveling from Oklahoma to British Columbia to join his father, who was working on the Canadian-Alaska highway project. Canadian immigration records report their entry at the border post of White Rock, British Columbia, on their way to Vancouver. This reports that all the children, as well as Jennie, were born in Texas, though we know from family sources and censuses that Orville and all these children were born in Oklahoma. Notice the record says even 8-month-old Orville is a Farmer, as are all the children! Canadian Immigration Records, White Rock, British Columbia, 12 Dec 1912 Jenkins, Mrs Jennie Female age 30 Farmer Born Texas Citizen of Texas Train CMR 356 from Oklahoma to Vancouver $3.00 Cash To Husband Jenkins, Mary Female age 15 Farmer Born Texas Citizen of Texas Train CMR 356 from Oklahoma to Vancouver Jenkins, Mable Female age 11 Farmer Born Texas Citizen of Texas Train CMR 356 from Oklahoma to Vancouver Jenkins, Asa Male age 8 Farmer Born Texas Citizen of Texas Train CMR 356 from Oklahoma to Vancouver Jenkins, Ronda Fay Female age 5 Farmer Born Texas Citizen of Texas Train CMR 356 from Oklahoma to Vancouver Jenkins, Carthal Male age 3 Farmer Born Texas Citizen of Texas Train CMR 356 from Oklahoma to Vancouver Jenkins, Orville Male age 8months Farmer Born Texas Citizen of Texas Train CMR 356 from Oklahoma to Vancouver After about 2.5 years they moved back to Oklahoma. They are recorded in Kiowa County, in the 1920 census. 1920 Federal Census, Kiowa County, Oklahoma, 3 January, Mt View, District 14, Page 1A, Hse/Fam #1 Jenkins, Joseph A Head M W 54 TX NC MS Farmer Jenkins, Juliva V [Julia Virginia] Wife FW 39 TX GA NC Jenkins, Orville L Son M W 7 OK TX TX When I was a boy my father, Orville Lee Jenkins, would tell us stories about his childhood. He told us about his father being a lawman in frontier Oklahoma. His father served as town marshal in Marlow, Fort Cobb and Mountain View, Oklahoma. My grandfather, Joseph Asa Jenkins, was a peace officer for a total of 20 years, serving as chief of police in Marlow, deputy sheriff in Mountain View and city marshal of Fort Cobb. My father inherited an old hammer-fire shotgun from his father which Joseph Asa used in his police work. It appears that Joe moved his family from Mountain View to Fort Cobb in about 1921. In the 1920 census, Joseph Asa is still farming in Mt View Township. His daughter Mabel told a story that would place the beginning of the Marshall job in October 1921. Harold Christian quotes Joe's daughter Mabel as saying: "When Kerwin was about 3-4 days old, Poppa was made City Marshall." Kerwyn was born in October 1921. If Mabel's memory is right, then Joseph Asa became Marshall of Fort Cobb in October 1921. And they may have been living in ft Cobb already before that time. It may also be that Joe actually took up duties as town marshal of Ft Cobb, before the family moved from the farm near Mt. View. The two towns are not far apart, in neighboring counties. He could have been formally installed at the time Mabel reports, after the family moved to Ft Cobb. It was in 1928, when he was 16 years old, that Orville had an accident that caused a bone bruise to his right shoulder that ultimately resulted in the loss of his right arm, and considerable crippling from osteomyelitis. During his long recuperation he took a correspondence course in electronics and learned to repair and build radios and related equipment. He began a business by fixing neighbors' radios while learning and it became a business. He tried to return to school but his business was growing so fast and the logistics and formal requirements for attendance so strict, he dropped out. 1930 Federal Census, Caddo County, Oklahoma, 1 April, Fort Cobb, District 26, p 9A, Hse #181, Fam #215 Joe A Jenkins Head M W 63 TX MS MS Julia Jenkins Wife F W 49 TX GA NC Orville Jenkins son M W 17 OK TX TX Joe and his remaining family moved to Chickasha some time after 1935, according to the records. The 1940 census (see below) reportes that in 1935, the family still lived in Fort Cobb. Stories about some of Joesph's spectacular experiences as a lawman there were reported in the Fort Cobb paper in 1931 and 1932. By 1938, Orville had a thriving radio repair business. He is listed in the residential and business directories of Chickasha, Oklahoma in 1938. He had the only radio repair shop in Chickasha. Chickasha City Directory 1938, p 107 Jenkins Orville radio service 113 N 4th r[esidence] 1417 S 18th Chickasha City Business Directory 1938, p 301 Radio Repairing Jenkins Orville 113 N 4th Fourth street was in downtown Chickasha, on the main north-south highway going through town. The highway numbers running along this route now are US 81, US 277 and Oklahoma 92. They were about a block south of the main highway running east-west through Chickasha. By 1940, the Chickasha City Business Directory indicates that Orville had four competitors in the radio repair business. Chickasha City Business Directory 1940, p 259 Radio Repairing Dunham Geo W 423 W Minnesota av Ernest's Radio Service 515 Chickasha av Franklin Avon L 925 S 20th Home State Electric Shop 705 S 1st Jenkins Orville 113 N 4th He and his wife Lou were listed. Chickasha, Oklahoma. City Directory 1940, p 92 Jenkins Jos A (Virginia) h 1710 S 19th Jenkins Netheline cash Rialto Theatre h 1710 S 19th Jenkins Orville rado repair 114 N 4th h 2002 S 15th 1940 Federal Census, Grady County, Oklahoma, 12 April, Chickasha Ward 1, District 26-9B, page 11B, 1710 19th St, Hse #1710, Rents $25 Jenkins, Joseph A Head M W 74 Grade 5 b Texas lived in Caddo Co OK in 1935 No Occup Jenkins, Julia V Wife F W 64 Grade HS-2 b Texas lived in Caddo Co OK in 1935 NO Occup Jenkins, Orville L Son M W 27 Single Grade HS-3 b Oklahoma lived in Caddo Co OK in 1935 Radio Repair Jenkins, Netheline Dau F W 21 Single b Oklahoma lived in Caddo Co OK in 1935 Cashier, Amusements In 1940 Orville registered for the draft. Registration Certificate This is to certify that in accordance with the Selective Service Proclamation of the President of the United States Orville Lee Jenkins, Chickasha-Grady-Okla has been duly registered this 16th day of October 1940. (signed) Bernard E Lowe, Registrar for Precinct 4, Ward 1, Chickasha, Oklahoma -- back side -- Description of Registrant White Brown Eyes Brown Hair Ruddy Complexion scar on right side face No right arm -- WWII Draft Registration Card, selective Service, Chickasha, Oklahoma, in possession of Orville Boyd Jenkins In July 1944, he was granted an exempoitn under Class IV-F, permanent disability. Due to his bout with osteomyelytis at age 16, Orville has suffered considerable bone damage and lost his right arm. His hips were fused and one knee was stiff. "Notice of classification Orville Lee Jenkins Order No 398 has been classified in Class IV-F [disability exempted] until further notice. 7-27-44 [Back side] Local Board No. 1 Grady County Jul 27 1944 City Hall Chickasha, Oklahoma." -- WWII Draft Exemption Card, Selective Service, Chickasha, Oklahoma, in possession of Orville Boyd Jenkins During World War I Orville was a radio/radar technician supervisor at Tinker Field in Oklahoma City. For a while, he lived with his brother Bud and his wife Eyline in the City. Bud's son Trent comments on that period. "I remember your dad so well and fondly, as with your mom, Aunt Lou. He and my dad, Bud, were close. In fact, Uncle Orville lived with us for a time in Oklahoma City during WW2, about 1942. At 5 years old I was fascinated by how he put his clothes and socks on with one arm & a clothes hanger. He was always very technically minded too, right, fixing radios, etc? I can remember going to your house in Chickasha to watch the TV series, "Victory at Sea", sitting on the floor in front of the TV with your mom holding a baby - probably you [Orville Boyd Jenkins]! Guess you had a television set before we did! But our dads were in business together for a while, I think." -- Trent Jenkins, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 16 May 2009 Among papers and photos of Orville, in the possession of his daughter Julia Mabel Jenkins Willadson, there was an employee album with pictures and job assignments of all employees at Tinker Field Air Force Base (now called Tinker Air Force Base) Midwest City, Oklahoma). "Orville L Jenkins, Junior Radio Mechanic" As a child and on into my teen years, I remember my father telling me about being a Radar Repair Supervisor at Tinker Field. In this emplyee book, he is described as a Junior Radio Mechanic. This may have been an earlier initial title, after which he was promoted to the Radar job and became a supervisor. The year of this Tinker Field employee album is not known. Thought to be about 1943. -- Orville Boyd Jenkins Among the photos and papers of Orville Lee Jenkins was a wallet containing cards and photos (now in the possession of his son Orville Boyd Jenkins). One card was his police radio operator license for Chickasha, Oklahoma. This document is undated, but would have been about 1945. It correlates with the Chickasha police annual of 1945, where he was listed as a member of the Chickasha Police Department, with the responsibility of Chief Radio Operator. I found it interesting that it was still in his wallet, with other cards and later photos of his family in Vilonia, Arkansas, where he lived with his second wife till he died. City of Chickasha This is to certify that Orville L Jenkins the bearer whose signature, photograph and description appears [sic] on reverse side is employed by the city of Chickasha, Oklahoma, as Chief Radio Operator Sta. KACF. (signed) G E Krell, Chief of Police -- back side -- Description Age 33 Ht 5' 7" Wt 120 Col W Hair Dk Brown Eyes Brown Comp. Dark Left Index Finger (he had no right arm) There is no photo attached and no fingerprint appears I find it interesting that in the description they do not add anywhere that he had no right arm, a distinctive characteristic. The 1947 Chickasha Directory shows that Orville has moved his shop about two blocks around the corner where major east-west and north-south highways meet and diverge. The new address is now 312 Choctaw Street. His radio repair shop is now located on the main east-west street in northern Chickasha. The highways running on this route are US 81, Oklahoma 9 and 92. Now his brother Bud (Arthur Carthal) is sharing the building with Orville, running a Maytag appliance store at the street address 308 Choctaw Street. The first Jenkins listing in Chickasha is the Appliance Store. I list here the entries related to our family. Chickasha, Oklahoma, City Directory 1947, p 135 Jenkins Appliance Co (Arthur C Jenkins) 308 Choctaw av Jenkins Arthur C (Eileen; Jenkins Appliance Co) h[ome] 1227 S 6th Jenkins Jos A (Jennie) h 2002 S 15th Jenkins Jenkins Orville L (Lou I; Jenkins Radio Co) h 2027 S 14th Jenkins Radio Co (Orville L Jenkins) 312 Choctaw av ------------------------- O L Jenkins Announce Son Mr and Mrs Orville L Jenkins of Chickasha announce the arrival of a son, Orville Boyd, on July 21 [1948]. ... Mrs Jenkins is the former Miss Lou Ila Gregory who, before her marriage, lived near Lindsay. After moving to Chickasha she was employed as dietician at the Chickasha hospital. The baby's father finished highschool [sic] at Chickasha and is owner of a radio and appiiance store there. -- clipping probably from the Lindsay News, Lindsay, Oklahoma, about 24 July 1948, exact publication date uncertain; courtesy of Lou Ila Gregory Jenkins, who saved this from the original edition, to Orville Boyd Jenkins 31 January 2018 ------------------------- Orville became interested in rdio broadcasting and began investigating sites for a transmitter and studio. He finally settled on Quanah, Texas,just south of the Red River near the panhandle. Two newspaper clippings from 1950 announced the filing of a permit for that location and search for a local building site. The first story reported that Orville Jenkins of Chickasha, Oklahoma, had filed an application to build a radio station in Quanah, Texas. A followup article dated 4 March in Quanah announced that he was in Quanah looking for a building site for the station ater receving the permit. Orville moved his family to Quanah in early 1951, and the station was producing publicity photos in June 1951 after construction. The two clipping were unidentified, but appeared to be from the Chickasha Daily Express, Chickasha, Oklahoma; clippings courtesy of Lou Ila Gregory Jenkins, Lindsay, Oklahoma, January 2018. Orville kept this business going until after he moved to Quanah, Texas, in 1951. He established the radio station in Quanah, while maintaining his radio shop, run by employees during his trips to Quanah while establishing the radio business and installing the broadcasting equipment before going on the air in 1952. He later sold the radio shop in Chickasha. Orville's family moved to Quanah in 1951. His second son Gregory Wayne was born there on 31 May 1931. A letter from the Texas State Department of Health to Mr and Mrs Orville Lee Jenkins confirming registration of the birth was postmarked in Austin, Texas, on 17 April 1952, almost 11 months after his birth. The letter is not dated. At that time Orville and Lou were living at 1106 W 3rd, in Quanah, Texas. This was the Jenkins' first address in Quanah. -- Document courtesy of Lou Ila Gregory Jenkins, January 2017 Orville and Lou moved shortly from 3rd Street to a small house at 207 W 13th Street, where they lived until June 1952, when they moved to the Stepp Farm, renting a house south of town on the Crowell Highway. They were living in this house when Gary was born on 19 August 1952. Lou confirmed the date of this move on 30 December 2017 in a conversation with her son Orville Boyd Jenkins and daughter-in-law Edith McSwain Jenkins. Orville's radio business was listed in the 1952 Chickasha, Oklahoma, directory with no residential address. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 Chickasha, Oklahoma, City Directory, 1952, p 113 Jenkins Orville (Jenkins Radio Co) Jenkins Radio Company (Orville Jenkins), J A Hulse, Mgr, Philco Refrigerators, Television, Radio, Appliances-Sales and Service, 312 Choctaw av, Tel 3260 (For further information see page 34 Buyer's Guide) On page 354 of the same directory, he appears again under the Business Directory. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 Chickasha, Oklahoma, City Directory, 1952, p 354 Radio and Television Sets -- Sales and Service Jenkins Radio Company, 312 Choctaw av, Tel 3260 (For further information see page 34 Buyer's Guide) A similar entry appears on the facing page under Refrigerators: U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 Chickasha, Oklahoma, City Directory, 1952, p 355 Refrigerators -- Sales and Service Jenkins Radio Company, 312 Choctaw av, Tel 3014 (For further information see page 20 Buyer's Guide) ("Page 20" is an error. There is no ad for Jenkins Radio Co on page 20. The only ad I have found for this company is on page 34, as noted in two later entries.) The Buyer's Guide entry on p 34 of the same directory is a 1/4 page ad for the company. Philco Jenkins Radio Company Philco Refrigerators - Television Radio Appliance Sales and Service J A Hulse, Mgr 312 Choctaw Ave Tel 3620 On the same page, Orville's brother Arthur (Bud) is listed with his business. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 Chickasha, Oklahoma, City Directory, 1952, p 113 Jenkins Appliance Co (Arth C Jenkins) hse hold [sic] appliance 224 Chickasha av Jenkins Arth C (Dorothy E; Jenkins Appliance) h 1522 S 17th It is not know exactly when Orville sold his rado business in Chickasha. I found a listing for Orville and his radio station in a Yearbook of the Broadcasting Industry in Texas. Here is a transcription of the entries for 1951 and 1956. In 1951, Orville had received his Construction Permit (CP) from the Federal Communications Commission. Staff are reported in the 1955 yearbook. QUANAH (Hardeman County) KOLJ 1150 Orville L. Jenkins p, gm CP 500-D Chickasha, Oklahoma (Phone) 3260 [Abbreviations mean: proprietor, General Manager, Construction Permit, 500 Watts, Daytime, Proprietor's residence and phone #] -- Broadcasting Yearbook-Marketbook 1951, p 305 The designation CP means KOLJ has been granted a Construction Permit and is in the process of getting its buildings and equipment set up for broadcasting. They have been granted broadcasting rights on the frequency 1150 with a power output of 500 Watts for daylight only. QUANAH (Hardeman County) KOLJ 1150 Orville L. Jenkins o, gm, co-pd Richard O Dormier, ce J R Chism, sd Bob Stabler slm & co-pd Richard Newton, nd Kay Dunn, wd 1952 500-D P. O. Box 566 Network KBS (Phone) 654 -- Broadcasting Yearbook-Marketbook 1955, p 302 In the 1955 Directory Orville's full staff was published. Richard (Dick) Dormier is reported as the Chief Engineer. Orville is reported as the Owner (o) rather than President. He is General Manager and Co Program Director with his salesman Bob Stabler. Richard (Dick) Newton was the News Director. J R Chism was the Sports Director. The station has been broadcasting since 1952. QUANAH (Hardeman County) KOLJ 1150 Orville L. Jenkins p, gm, ce 1951 500-D P. O. Box 566 Montrose 3-2572 -- Broadcasting Yearbook-Marketbook 1956, p 307 The symbols and abbreviations here mean KOLJ was established in 1951, as we see from the construction permit, but began broadcasting in 1952, the year reported in the 1955 directory. The station broadcasts on 1150 kilocycles (later called hertz) with a power output of 500 watts in daytime hours only. The address of the owner and the mailing address, with the phone number Montrose (MO) 3-2572. Orville was the President and General Manager in 1956, as in the 1951 report. In 1956, he is listed as the Chief Engineer. Other staff member are not mentioned. Orville gave a lot of people a chance, and gave several their start in teh radio business. One wa Joe L Short, of Chillicothe, a few miles to the east of Quanah. He worked at KOLJ while he was in high school. "My last day as a DJ at KOLJ was December 31, 1958. I had worked at the station since the start of my Sophomore year in high school." -- Joe L Short, comment on Facebook Group "Remember The Good Times in Quanah, Texas," on an ad for KOLJ in the 1960 The Chief high school annual Orville owned the radio station until 1960, when he sold the business to Neal Eggleston of Vernon, Texas. In the meantime, Orville had also gone into business with a coin-operated laundry across the street from his home on 11th Street (US Hwy 287) at Combs Street. The businesses were sold when the family decided to move to Arkansas, where Orville and Lou Ila had bought a farm in the Friendship Community, between Conway and Vilonia, near Liberty, in Faulkner County, Arkansas. While Orville still owned KOLJ, he put in another business across Combs Street from the Jenkins home on 11th Street (US Hwy 287). This was the Jenkins Day-N-Night Coin-o-Matic Laundry. He had all Maytag equipment. Dad and I (Orville Boyd) did all the maintenance work on the machines, and we rebuilt many. All three of us boys had to clean the lint filters on the dryers, sweep and mop and other tasks every day before school. Long day! Another important periodic job that primarily fell to me, with supervision from Dad, was mucking out the septic tank for the laundry drain, behind the building. At one point Dad put in a coin-operated dry cleaners next door, which again he and I ran. These buildings now house other businesses. The radio station was sold in 1961. Orville and Lou and the family were listed in the Quanah City Directory for 1962-63, for the residence and the laundry business. Quanah, Texas, City Directory 1962-63 Jenkins, Orville L, Lou Ila Jenkins' Coin-O-Matic Orville Boyd 14, Gregory Wayne 11, Gary Lynn 10 909 W 11th, (O) MO 3-8136 Matters in the family had deteriorated and a divorce occurred at that time, tying up property and assets, leading to the loss of the farm. Orville and his son, Orville Boyd (this author) had secured jobs at radio station KVEE in Conway, Arkansas, the town near their farm. In the summer of 1963, they had moved to Arkansas ahead of the family when the divorce occurred and things fell apart. They continued with this work for some months, until the radio station changed owners in the fall of 1963. Orville and his son decided to start their own business, going back to Orville's original profession in electronics repairs. Meanwhile, Orville and Lou lost the farm to foreclosure in the wrangle over the assets related to the divorce. The final divorce decree was not until 13 February 1964. I remember going back to Quanah, having to take time off from school, to attend the court hearing on the divorce. Orville opened up Jenkins Electronic Service Center on Harkrider Street (Hwy 64-65) in Conway. Orville carried on this business for some years, while Orville Boyd continued working with his father part time while finishing high school and entering university in the local state university, State College of Arkansas, which became University of Central Arkansas. Since they had originally moved to Arkansas to farm and ranch, Orville and his son still had a cattle herd, which had been protected and retained from the divorce settlement. They rented a farm on Hwy 64 east of Conway. Orville Boyd gradually sold off his half of the herd to help cover expenses for college, so by the time he finished college in January 1971, he was out of the cattle business, but Orville continued. Orville became a salesman, announcer and engineer for Brown Broadcast in Conway, which now owned KVEE, an AM. He was working at KVEE in Conway when the ocmapny opened an FM station broadcasting Easy Listening and Jazz. Orville was one of the announcers on the air the first day of broadcast on 2 June 1967. In 2017, a blog and column article in the Conway Log Cabin Democrat newspaper reported this in their news from 25 years ago. "(1967) KVEE-FM began its first day of transmission. The station was operated by Brown Broadcast, Inc. Robin Brown was president and Jack Miller was the General Manager. Announcers were Jim Johnston, Bill Drury and Orville Lee Jenkins." -- "Yesterdays" blog, by Cindy Beckman, Staff Writer, Log Cabin Democrat, Conway, Arkansas, 1 June 2017, for publication 2 June 2017, http://thecabin.net/news/local/2017-06-01/yesterdays-060217 Orville married Aretha Tucker McPherson in May 1968, and moved to Vilonia, east of the old farm. He is listed in public directories at Vilonia, Arkansas, addresses. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2 Orville L Jenkins Birth Date 10 Apr 1912 RR 3, Vilonia, AR, 72173 118 RR 03, Vilonia, AR, 72173 RR 02 Box 208, Vilonia, AR, 72173 The county road was later named Ballard Road. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2 Orville L Jenkins 84 Ballard Rd, Vilonia, AR, 72173-9372 Along in those years, Orville also shifted employment to become a technician at another electronics service company in Conway, closing his business in the late 1960s. For some years he continued to serve as consulting engineer for Radio Station KVEE. Orville died on 29 May 1987, as a result of pneumonia leading to general system failure, after a late freeze that year. He died in the Conway Memorial Hospital. Social Security Death Index Orville Jenkins Born 10 Apr 1912 Died May 1987 Last Residence Vilonia, Faulkner, Arkansas 72173 SSN 446-24-5252 issued Oklahoma (Before 1951) My cousin Ervin Mize has posted a memorial on Find A Grave. His son Gary, who was killed in a car crash in 1972, is buried next to his dad. In February 2015, Ervin added details and links I submitted to provide my father's famliy connecitons on Find a Grave. Orville Lee Jenkins Birth Apr 10, 1912 Mountain View, Kiowa County, Oklahoma Death May 29, 1987 Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas Parents: Joseph Asa Jenkins (1866 - 1962) Julia Virginia Terry Jenkins (1880 - 1966) Son Gary Lynn Jenkins (1952 - 1972) Note husband of Aretha Jenkins (Living) Siblings: Sallie Hester Jenkins Christian (1893 - 1982) Half-siblng Ocy Belle Jenkins (1896 - 1896) Half-sibling Mary Nettie Jenkins Yates (1897 - 1991) Half-sibling Mabel Clare Jenkins Hill (1901 - 1990) Thomas Asa Jenkins (1903 - 1969) Nannie May Jenkins (1905 - 1906) Rhonda Fay Jenkins Boyd (1907 - 1963) Arthur Carthal Jenkins (1909 - 1955) Gladys Lahoma Jenkins Hendron (1914 - 1991) Martha Netheline Jenkins Callaway (1918 - 2007) Virginia Jo Jenkins (1925 - 1930) Spouse Lou Ila Gregory (Living) Burial Cypress Valley Cemetery, Faulkner County, Arkansas Created by Ervin Mize Jan 14, 2010 -- Find A Grave Memorial #46663458, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=46663458


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