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B.G. Jenkins Is Buried at Tokeen Wednesday
Pioneer Resident Passed Away Unexpectedly

B.G. Jenkins, 77, passed away Tuesday evening at the family home near Tokeen. In gradual failing health for the past four years, he had enjoyed reasonably good activity until a year ago. He became critically ill less than a week ago, but his death came unexpectedly.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at four o'clock from the family home in Tokeen and were conducted by the Rev. Chester Wilkerson, close friend of the Jenkins family for many years and now pastor of the Methodist Church at Blanket. Burial was in the Tokeen Cemetery.

Mr. Jenkins was born in Williamson county near Taylor September 1, 1861. He met and was married to Miss Mollie Hammonds in his native county and the couple came to this section of Texas sixty years ago locating near Tokeen which has since been the family home. His companion preceded him in death in 1910.

He was converted during the early years of his life uniting with the Methodist Church of which he was an active and loyal worker until his advanced years forced him to retiremet.

Survivors are three daughters: Mrs. Zula Marshall and Mrs. Bertha Fleming, both of Lamesa and Mrs. Ola Johnson of McCamey; two daughters preceded their father in death, one having died in infancy and the other, Mrs. Eva Adams, passed away in 1931. Five sons, Lester, Sam, and Jess Jenkins, all of the Tokeen community, Clyde Jenkins of Artesia, New Mexico, and Verna Jenkins of San Angelo. A half sister, Mrs. Eva Spoonts of Ballinger, also survive.

Pallbearers were Edgar Jayroe, John Lee, J. M. Burson, Earl Clayton, Lloyd Wilkerson and R. Boynton.

Note: Tokeen Cemetery is now known as Content Cemetery.

Benjamin Jackson JENKINS
Born: 1 September 1861, near Taylor, Williamson County, Texas
Died: 06 February 1939 in Runnels County, Texas
Buried Content (Tokeen) Cemetery, Runnels County, Texas
Wife: Mary Jane "Mollie" Hammonds
Marriage: Unknown
Parents: Elisha Jenkins and Martha Jane Long

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