Biography of Frank M. Jenkins
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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Jenkins, Frank M., son of James B. and Frances E. (Gorsline) Jenkins, was born in the village of Oneida. Madison county, N. Y., August 19, 1854, and came to the village of Saratoga Springs with his parents, when about four years of age, to reside. In his early boyhood he attended private and public schools here, and also Yonkers Military Academy and Waterford schools. In 1875 he entered the law office of Hon. John R. Putnam to pursue the study of law, and was admitted to the bar in 1878. In 1879 he was appointed a jnstice of the peace to fill a vacancy in that office; at the time of his appointment he being the youngest justice ever holding the position in the county. In 1885 he received the party nomination for justice of the peace, and was elected and held the office continuously up to January 1, 1899, at which time he took up again the practice of his profession. While acting justice his court business was the largest in the county, having between six hundred and eight hundred cases a year. Mr. Jenkins has identified himself with a number of secret societies, clubs and associations in his village, holding at present office in a number. He is one of the original members of the Saratoga Citizens' Corps, and one of the founders, of whom there were four, who originated the company.


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