Samuel Washington Jenkins
Dr S. W. Jenkins Dies At
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.
by Recs Jenkins