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Ann Jenks

(11/30/1831 - 05/21/1900)
Courtesy of Converse County Herald, 05/24/1900

A telegram was received here this week from Cheyenne to the effect that Mrs. 0. D. Jenks. mother of the late Scott Jenks, died there on Monday. In speaking of her the Sun-Leader says: Mrs. Jenks was born in England 68 years ago. She came to Colorado in 1860 and was one of the first settlers in Wyoming, coming to the state in 1867. She took up residence in Cheyenne in 1877. She was well known all over Wyoming and had scores of friends in Cheyenne. She was a woman of strong character, possessing many remarkable traits and was endowed with rare Christian virtues. She was a devout member of St. Mark's Episcopal church, from which place the funeral will be held.

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© Cheyenne Daily Sun Leader no. 186 May 21, 1900, page 5

The sad angel of death was a visitor at the home of Mrs. G. D. Jenks at 10 o'clock this morning. The grim reaper came as a blessing from above, relieving a sufferer who has endured through a long illness the most excruciating agony, under which, she bore up with Christian fortitude, exhibiting remarkable courage.

Mrs. Jenks was the loving mother of Mrs. Luke Voorhees. The only son, Scott Jenks died last fall.

Mrs. Jenks was born in England 68 years ago. She came to Colorado in 1860 and was one of the first settlers in Wyoming, coming to the state in 1867. She took up residence in Cheyenne in 1877. She was well known all over Wyoming and has scores of friends in Cheyenne. She was a woman of strong character, possessing many remarkable traits and was endowed with rare Christian virtues. She was a devout member of St. Mark's Episcopal church, from which place the funeral will be held on Wednesday, the hour not having been decided upon, as relatives are en route and it is not known on what train they will arrive.

Mrs. Luke Voorhees, who has been at the bedside of her mother almost constantly for six weeks, is worn out and quite ill, while heartbroken with grief. The bereaved daughter, with the other relatives have the profound sympathy of the entire community.

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