Edmund Jenkins

Edmund Jenkins, an African-American veteran of the Civil War, was elected as a Town Marshal in Mount Pleasant and served from the 1890s until the late 1920s. He died on December 26, 1930. His gravestone is directly to the left of this marker. The public housing facility located two blocks north was built in 1952 and named the Edmund Jenkins Homes in his memory.

Images

Edmund Jenkins tomb stone

Edmund Jenkins tomb stone

Image courtesy of the Town of Mount Pleasant View File Details Page

Edmund Jenkins Tomb Stone

Edmund Jenkins Tomb Stone

Image courtesy of the Town of Mount Pleasant View File Details Page

Audio

Elizabeth Mahoney Interview

Clip from a 1991 interview with Elizabeth Mahoney and her recollection of Mr. Jenkins. View File Details Page

Cite this Page:

Town of Mount Pleasant Historical Commission, “Edmund Jenkins,” Mount Pleasant Historical, accessed August 17, 2017, http://mountpleasanthistorical.org/items/show/18.

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