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Re: Jenkins familes of Navajo co.,Arizonia
Posted by: LINDA Date: June 21, 2001 at 08:42:26
In Reply to: Re: Jenkins familes of Navajo co.,Arizonia by Diane of 65

Hi Diane,

Yes, my mother used to work down at the store and my sister was in school with Phillip. Is he still crazy? So much fun.
Anyway, I have no family there now. I was born in 1944 there in a Maternity home on Colorado and, gee, I forgot the street. It was the house the Robb family later lived in.
My father went there in 1929 to work on the rr and he met my mother in Albuquerque on the other end of the line. He had actually been married when he moved there and his wife died. My mother went to work for Fred
Harvey in 1933 when she was 15. Anyway, my sisters name is Diana and My parents were Betty and Clarence Doile. They died 30 years ago when we were in our 20's. My uncle had lived there too but he was a little strange so we never told anyone we were related. lol Ask Phillip about driving his jeep into Clear Creek off the rocks on the west side!! Just so you don't think we were always old. lol I have been doing gen for a few years now too and had a family tree of 9,000 published. Now I am doing my mothers tree and have almost that many too. When I started I didn't know anything but grandparents names. My mother was raised in an orpanage in Mo. so I did the other side first. If I can help you let me know cause I find I am very good at it. Found 8 grandfathers in the Rev War and went into the DAR with under all of them. I actually found wills, church records and death records for all of them. Of course if you are looking for anyone alive it is much more difficult if not impossible. I don't imagine you remember the store you grandfather owned do you. It was really wonderful. No curios as you mentioned at that time. All indian jewelery and rugs ect.
Even artifacts as it was not illegal to have and sell them now. There was a white woman named Ila Flowers that worked for him that even spoke Navijo. Well, I was just looking around when I found you. I am glad to meet you and glad to know someone in your family still lives there. When I was little it was beautiful there. The trees made an arch on the streets but Winslow fell on hard times later. The trees were Elms and they mostly died out with a disease that came across the whole country. There are times I wish I had never left there. Don't discount the fact that you know everyone there. Living in Phoenix means you know very few people and they move away every few years. It can be a very lonely place down here.

Linda Doile Morris

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