W. M. "Bill" Jenkins

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W. M. "Bill" Jenkins

Rose Hill Cemetery Tour 2005

W. M. "Bill" Jenkins

March 10, 1889 – 1990

 

Bill (W. M.) Jenkins was born March 10, 1889, in Bastrop, Texas. In his 101 years of life, Mr. Jenkins gained fame in the profession of horseshoeing - fame that carried his name across most of the U.S. and earned him the privilege of working with such celebrities as Roy Rogers, John Wayne and Dale Robertson. He was also invited to teach at a number of horseshoeing schools, including schools in Texas and California. Mr. Jenkins was a member of First Baptist Church, First Street and Dakota Avenue, for over 60 years. Both the oldest deacon and member, he was a member of the Men’s Bible Sunday School Class and sanctuary choir. He attended faithfully until his health failed.