Charles Jenkins Jr.

27 Sep 1918 - 7 Apr 2001

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Charles Jenkins Jr.

27 Sep 1918 - 7 Apr 2001
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Charles Jr. Jenkins (Chuck) While Chuck was on his mission in Frankfurt Germany, He arrived at mission headquarters in Frankfurt just as ominous war clouds gathered over Central Europe. The Hitler regime increased its terrible persecution of the Jews and laid plans to invade neighboring countries. O

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Charles Jenkins Jr.


Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch

1817 Shoshone Dr
Ogden, Weber, Utah
United States

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January 6, 2012


January 5, 2012

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Copenhagen was a Gathering place for the Missionaries

Contributor: MDSIMS Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Charles Jr. Jenkins (Chuck) While Chuck was on his mission in Frankfurt Germany, He arrived at mission headquarters in Frankfurt just as ominous war clouds gathered over Central Europe. The Hitler regime increased its terrible persecution of the Jews and laid plans to invade neighboring countries. On August 25, Charles Jr. and his companion, Elder Alfred W. Alder received a telegram from the mission president instructing them to leave for Rotterdam immediately. But as they were about to leave they were taken into custody by police officers; however, they were released shortly afterward and allowed to proceed. Upon arrival at the Dutch border they were stopped for lack of visas and ordered to return to Emmerich, Germany, where they spent the night locked in a railroad station with a group of Jewish refugees, guarded by soldiers. Other missionaries arrived from Frankfurt with tickets to England for all the Elders in the group which now totaled nine. Again they traveled by train to the Dutch border where they observed hundreds of frightened Jews huddled together at the station. Charles has a graphic memory of a Jewish father on his knees, begging sanctuary for his family from the Dutch authorities. Again the harassed Elders were refused entrance and were returned to Emmerich in an over-crowed train. They were then routed to Hamburg and put off the trains many times en-route and often subjected to search and interrogation. Finally on August 28th the wary missionaries crossed the Danish border and traveled on to Copenhagen, having had little sleep and no food, except for a few shared candy bars, for three days. They were the 1st missionaries to be evacuated from Nazi Germany prior to the great war. Copenhagen was the gathering place for the missionaries leaving Europe who now numbered over 600. Elder Joseph Fielding Smith, of the council of the Twelve, was present to direct the evacuation. On September 1 Hitler’s armies invaded Poland. Two days later England declared war on Germany. Charles Jr. did not obtain passage until September 15th when he boarded an over-crowed freighter for a D-day voyage through stormy seas to Bergen, Norway and then to New Jersey, USA. In early October he was reassigned to the North Central States Mission, Where he completed his missionary service in less troubled circumstances. (Speaking of Copenhagen… Earl Brown wrote the lyrics of the song “Beautiful Copenhagen”,) The lyrics go like this: Come along, come with me to Beautiful Copenhagen, Wonderful Copenhagen, heavenly Copenhagen, Never hoped to see or thought I’d be in Beautiful Copenhagen, Beautiful Copenhagen by the sea. Beautiful Copenhagen, Copenhagen, gee but it’s good to be here, so many things to see here, The hospitality is really wonderful, wonderful in wonderful Copenhagen, Beautiful Copenhagen you’re for me. Now, everyone you meet on a Danish street, They greet you with a smile and a big hello. It doesn’t matter where ‘cause all the people there are just the kind of people you’d like to know. So! Won’t you come with me? Come and see wonderful Copenhagen, You’ll love it in Copenhagen, Beautiful Copenhagen by the sea. Wonderful Copenhagen, Beautiful Copenhagen Dear old Copenhagen by the sea.

Life timeline of Charles Jenkins Jr.

Charles Jenkins Jr. was born on 27 Sep 1918
Charles Jenkins Jr. was 2 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
Charles Jenkins Jr. was 12 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Charles Jenkins Jr. was 23 years old when World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, intending to neutralize the United States Pacific Fleet from influencing the war Japan was planning to wage in Southeast Asia. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Charles Jenkins Jr. was 35 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Charles Jenkins Jr. was 46 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
Charles Jenkins Jr. was 55 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
Charles Jenkins Jr. was 63 years old when The first launch of a Space Shuttle (Columbia) takes place: The STS-1 mission. The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as part of the Space Shuttle program. Its official program name was Space Transportation System (STS), taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development. The first of four orbital test flights occurred in 1981, leading to operational flights beginning in 1982. In addition to the prototype whose completion was cancelled, five complete Shuttle systems were built and used on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011, launched from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. Operational missions launched numerous satellites, interplanetary probes, and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST); conducted science experiments in orbit; and participated in construction and servicing of the International Space Station. The Shuttle fleet's total mission time was 1322 days, 19 hours, 21 minutes and 23 seconds.
Charles Jenkins Jr. was 71 years old when Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.
Charles Jenkins Jr. died on 7 Apr 2001 at the age of 82
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