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Jenkins, Ab, 1883-1956



  • Existence: 1883-1956

biographical statement


Flight of the arrow, 1933 (Ab Jenkins) Utah Hist. Encyc., 1994: p. 283 (Ab Jenkins; David Abbott Jenkins; b. 1883; d. 1956) FamilySearch, June 24, 2011 (b. 25 Jan 1883 in Spanish Fork; m. Evelyn Irene Thorstenberg on 1 Dec 1915; d. 9 Aug 1956), Jun 24, 2011 (David Abbot Jenkins; mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Photographs of the "Mormon Meteor" on the Salt Flats near Salt Lake City

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 2075
Scope and Contents Contains views of David A. Jenkins driving his race car, the "Mormon Meteor," on the Salt Flats west of the Great Salt Lake. Inscription indicates that Jenkins gave the photos to Heber J. Grant, the seventh president of the Mormon Church. The album was then given by president Grant to the Heber J. Grant Library at Brigham Young University.
Dates: 1937 September 3

James B. Robinson collection on Ab Jenkins and the Mormon Meteor

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 7761
Scope and Contents Contains letters, photographs, reports, and blueprints, pertaining to Ab Jenkins' speed runs on the Bonneville Salt Flats with his car the Mormon Meteor.
Dates: 1935-1940