John Jenkins, who some years ago was talked of as a candidate for mayor
of Portsmouth on the
Democratic ticket and who at one time was the local
B.& O. S. W. yardmaster, died at his home in Sciotoville Thursday evening.
Jenkins death was due to uremic poisoning with which he had been
 suffering for some time. Since living out in Sciotoville he had been following
 the occupation
of a brickworker.Mr. Jenkins was 55 years of age and was
son of the late Joseph Jenkins, head of one of the oldest families in the
The aged mother is still living at the old homestead in what is known
as the Kettle
settlement near Scioto Furnace. The son was at one time a
prominent figure in local affairs but of late years had not been
interested in
them. He was a
former Odd Fellow and Knight of Pythias. His first wife died
two years ago and a year ago he married
a Miss. Muhn, of Sciotoville,
 who survives him.
The funeral will take place from the Christian church at
 Sciotoville Saturday morning at 9 oclock.

The Portsmouth Times

October 18, 1907


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