Samuel Washington Jenkins

Dr S. W. Jenkins Dies At Bakewell


Union Veteran Fought With Tennessee Regiment - Was Medical Examiner


Dr Samuel W. Jenkins, 84, died at his home in Bakewell yesterday morning after a long illness.


Dr Jenkins was born March 19, 1848 and was a Union veteran of the War Between the States , being a member of Company L, Third Tennesse regiment. He served for more than three years and was one of the 2,120 soldiers on the boat Sultan when it was destroyed during the war on the Mississippi river.


Dr Jenkins was captured at Sulphur Trussel, Ala., and was in prison for six months at Andersonville. He helped to build the pontoon bridge across the Tennessee river here during the war and was also in the Battle of Orchard Knob. He was a practicing physician for more than sixty years and was pension examiner for the Southern railroad under Dr George Baxter and Dr W. A. Applegate of Chattanooga.


Dr Jenkins had lived in the section of Soddy and Bakewell for more than fifty years and was a charter member of the Masonic lodge of Soddy.


Dr Jenkins is survived by seven sons, E. A., S. W. Jr. And William, all of Soddy; Arthur of Emory Gap, Tenn. and John, Eddie and Theodore Jenkins of Bakewell; nine daughters, Mrs T. J. Welch, Red Bank; Mrs Elizabeth Woods, Toledo, Ohio; Miss Grace Jenkins, Chattanooga; Mrs Harry Sanders, Chattanooga; Mrs Walter Constigan, Cincinnati, Ohio; Mrs Jessie Ledford and Misses Glenna and Sallie Maude Jenkins, all of Bakewell; and Mrs Crystal Minnis of North Carolina; also a large number of grandchildren.


Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Congregational church at Soddy, with the Reverend A. L. DeJarnette in charge, assisted by Reverend W. O. Peeples. Interment with be in Varner cemetery, with Hallett's in charge. The Masonic order will have charge of the services at the grave.

The Chattanooga Times, January 20, 1933.


Submitted by Recs Jenkins