Biography of Edward N. Jenkins
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





EDWARD NOAH JENKINS, pianos, organs and music, Springfield. E. N. Jenkins was born on Dec. 20, 1853, in Union Co., Ohio, near Marysville, and was one of five brothers, one of whom he lost, and his five sisters all are living in Paulding Co., Ohio, except Mrs. Mary Brush, living in Dayton, Ohio. Both his parents are living. Mr. Jenkins has been, in its broadest sense, the carver of his own fortune since early youth, and has a good part of the time assisted his family much financially. When he was 1 year old, his family went to Jay Co., Ind; when 15, he entered the Liber College, remaining until 18; he then went to Winchester, Ohio, where he taught vocal music for three years. Coming to Springfield in 1874, he went into the dry goods business with his uncle, Louis Jenkins, remaining eighteen months, becoming, in the meantime, head clerk, and upon Louis Jenkins deciding to retire from business, E. N. Jenkins closed out his whole stock of $40,000 at auction. After this Mr. Jenkins went into the music business here in connection with (and for) Walker & Co., of Dayton, Ohio, continuing for one year, and in the meantime married on Oct. 18, 1877, Miss Lucy Law, of Miltonville, Ohio, the most accomplished and prominent soprano vocalist in that section of the country. Early in 1878, Mr. Jenkins went into the music business on his own account, on West Main street in the store now occupied by Charles Schindler; later he moved to East Main into Aron's jewelry store, and about six months ago to his present choice location in the Brookwalter Block, where he does the leading business in his line in the city; in fact, almost the whole business in pianos and organs, representing among others the "Mathushek," "McCammon," " Wheelock," and Stone" pianos and " Taylor & Forley " and " Sterling " organs. His success has been such as his business tact merits. He is in comfortable circumstances and the owner of several nice properties here and a farm in Missouri.

From:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Chicago 1881


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