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Posted: 20 Apr 2001 6:18PM GMT
Edited: 18 Aug 2001 8:26AM GMT
Does anyone have any information or further insight into the above names? The following info is from a letter written in 1942 to my father-in-law from his mother. He needed some family history for a background check when he joined the US Air Force.

Violet Mary Jenkins-Cartwright - maiden name Violet Mary Quesnel born 1896-March 16th, Newdale Manitoba, Canada. Married 1912 in Brandon, Manitoba

Your Father - Victor Wellington Jenkins born 1885 June 14th in Cody's New Brunswick, Canada. Your father was principal of the Nainamo High School B.C. Canada, had a B.A. degree. I haven't heard of him for several years. He will be teaching yet very likely - down here he would be called a professor.

Your paternal grandfather - Wellington Herbert Jenkins, B.A. M-A. D.D. Baptist Minister born in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. British for his father mother lived in Wales, England - name used to Jenkins-Jones. Direct descendants from the Duke of Northumberland - Harry "Hotsfer" Percy (that is where Vincent got his despised second name "Percy" from) related on his mothers side.

Your paternal grandmother - was born Cody's N.B. Canada also same house your father was born in, she is Scottish and Irish descent- her father was born in Scotland and mother in Ireland. Her name was Mary Hetherington. He father - Mr. Heatherinton was alive - still living on his old home place when your father and I visited there in 1913.

Your maternal grandmother - maiden name was Lucy Ann Sauder born October 24th- 1874 in Kitchener Ontario, Canada. Became citizen of USA Feb 25, 1938. Her mother was born near Kitchener, Ontario, her name was Mary Willfang. Her mother's father and mother were both born in Penn. USA. Her father Peter Sauder was born in Germany 124 years ago - came to Canada 100 years ago and was glad to get away due to the cruel way he was treated there then.

Your paternal grandfather - William Wesley Quesnel was born in Brockville, Ontario, Dec 18th, 1870 - his father was born in France of french parents. His mother was born in Brockville, Ontario, her parents were Irish and Scotch descent.

Quite a mixture isn't it? Good at that I think. Your fathers people especially were all very well educated. One Uncle - Fred Jenkins was Chief of Police in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. Another Uncle was a very noted physician of Boston, Mass. Another was an old Sea Captain. He, Victor, liked the Sea Captain best account of the salty stories he could tell.

Any additional information would be greatly appreciated.

Jo Cartwright
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