Biography of Edwin B. Jenkins
Allegheny County, PA Biographies

EDWIN B. JENKINS, a prominent and successful broker of Pittsburg, Pa., was born in Kingwood, W. Va., Sept. 16, 1868, and is the son of William M. and Elizabeth (Gibson) Jenkins. His education was acquired in the common schools of his native town. When he was twenty years of age he came to Pittsburg and went into business with his uncle, Marshall L. Jenkins, in the oil trade. Edwin Jenkins was elected a member of the oil exchange in the fall of 1889, and continued a member until the exchange went out of existence. He then engaged in business as a broker in stocks and grain in Pittsburg, under the firm name of E. B. Jenkins & Co., in which he is at present. In November, 1892, the firm was incorporated with a capital stock of $100,000. On Feb. 12, 1893, Mr. Jenkins was married to Miss A. Lora Crumrine, a daughter of Valentine Crumrine, of Beallsville, Pa. To this marriage two daughters - Helen and Gertrude - have been born, both girls still in school. Mr. Jenkins is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of the East End, Pittsburg.


From:
Memoirs of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
personal and genealogical with portraits.
Publishers: Northwestern Historical Association
Madison, Wis. 1904.


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