Friday, October 29, 2010

Cabinet Photo of Willard Jencks; Providence, Rhode Island studio


Cabinet photograph of a man identified on reverse as Willard Jencks; the photo was taken by the P. H. Rose studio of Providence, Rhode Island.


Willard Jencks was born in August of 1824 in Rhode Island, the son of, I think, Pardon Jencks and his wife Lydia (Bolster) Jencks.  He married twice.  His first wife was Louisa Whipple, the daughter of George and Lydia (Arnold) Whipple; Louisa died in 1885.  On 1 Jun 1886 in Rhode Island, Willard married Rosamond; as yet I haven't found her maiden name or parents.

Note: [In March 2013 a reader forwarded information that Rosamond's maiden name was Smith, as found in the 1952 "Jenks Family History" by William B Browne. (p.267)]

I believe Willard and Louisa had a son George W. Jencks, born December 1859 in Rhode Island.

I've seen Willard Jencks shown also as Willard Jenckes.

If you have any corrections, additions or insights regarding the information presented above, please leave a comment in the comments box or contact me directly.  Thanks for stopping by!

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