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Albert C. Jennings

Albert C. Jennings was born January 20, 1881 in Latham, Butler County, Kansas, the son of William Pet Jennings and Lydia Jane Hoskins.

He married Mable Blanche Sutherland on August 22, 1903, in Redlands, San Bernardino, California.  Mable was born March 13, 1886 in Latham, Butler County, Kansas, the daughter of James Loran Sutherland and Sarah Marshall.

Albert died February 04, 1957 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Mable died June 07, 1938 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Children of Albert Jennings and Mable Sutherland are:

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Center: Wilma Jennings

Right: Bonnie Jennings
Early 1900’s

Clark & Bonnie on Bert Jenning’s Ice Wagon


 Tombstones of Bonnie Jennings’ father Albert Jennings, mother Blanche Jennings, and sister Audrey Adams.  Summit View Cemetery, Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Below from June 25, 1900 Census in Pawnee Township, Lincoln County, Oklahoma.

Below from June 30, 1910 Census in Oklahoma City.  The street address is not specific but is listed between 1514 and 1516 South Walker, nearly adjacent to the north shore of the North Canadian River (now known as the Oklahoma River).

Albert listed his occupation as “Machinist”, specifically “Pump Man”.

Below from June 6, 1920 Census in Oklahoma City.  The address is listed as 300 W. Pine (now known as Southwest 9th Street).  Albert lists his occupation as “Laborer” at the “Railroad”.  Notice the son “Lonnie” age 14.

Below from April 3, 1930 Census in Oklahoma City.  The address is listed as 422B SW 9th Street.  Albert lists his occupation as “Salesman” “Ice”.

Below from April 3, 1930 Census in Oklahoma City.   Albert’s mother Lydia, now widowed after the death of William Jennings.  The address is listed as 412 SW 9th Street.

Bonnie Marie Jennings was a distant relative (5th cousin twice removed) of the famous Dolly Madison, who was wife of James Madison, 4th President of the United States. 

Here is the family tree connection:


Bonnie Marie Jennings (11 Dec 1904 - 08 Oct 1959)

His Father:  Albert C. Jennings (20 Jan 1881 - 04 Feb 1957)

His Father:  William Pet Jennings, born Clay County, Indiana (16 Feb 1844 - 08 Dec 1929)

His Father:  Luke Jennings, born Indiana (1810 - Sep 1869)

His Father:  William M. Jennings (1784 - May 1856)

His Father:  Ludewick Jennings (24 Feb 1748 - 22 Nov 1837)

His Father:  John Jennings (08 Dec 1706 - 1811)

His Father:  John Jennings (04 Sep 1667 - 1733)

His Father:  Humfrey Jennings (23 Aug 1629 - 06 July 1689)

His Son:  Charles Jennings (28 July 1662 - 04 July 1777)

His Daughter:  Sarah Jennings Dabney (1680 - 1714)

Her Daughter:  Mary D’Aubignes Dabney Winston (1709 - Nov 1784)

Her Daughter:  Lucy Winston Coles (1724 - 1784)

Her Daughter:  Mary Molly Coles Payne (1740 - 08 Feb 1808)

Her Daughter:  Dorothea Dolley Payne (Todd) Madison (20 May 1768 - 12 July 1849)

In 1931, Lydia’s address was 412 SW 9th Street.

A C and Blanche lived at 422 SW 9th Street.

Their homes are 1/2 block east from Walker.


The underpass at Walker was opened on Tuesday, June 9, 1931 in a carnival event with the Firemans Band playing.

On December 8,  1929, William P Jennings died.  Lydia’s address was 412 SW 9th Street.

A C and Blanche lived at 422B SW 9th Street.  Albert was a salesman for S W Utility Ice Company.  422A was occupied by Ysardo Tamayo.

Below from January 3, 1920 Census in Council Grove, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.  William P Jennings owns a truck farm.

NEWSPAPER November 1960


Vehicle Burns For Four Hours After Accident

Two men were killed early Sunday morning (November 10, 1960) when their flaming trailer-truck plunged over a 44-foot enbankment on the Turner Turnpike 14 miles west of the Tulsa gate.

The Dead:

Gerald W. Clinkkingbeard, 43 Wellston

Clifford Merl Jennings, 40, McLoud.

Clinkingbeard and Jennings were killed when their trailer-truck, loaded with freight, exploded and burst into flames.

Highway patrol Lt. Pendleton Phillips and Trooper John Leach said the driver apparently was dozing and the truck went off the road.


The huge vehicle skidded along a guard rail setting off sparks which ignited the fuel in the gas tank.

The driver apparently attempted to bring the huge vehicle back under control, but the trailer whipped through the railing and then plunged down a 44-foot embankment pulling the tractor behind it. Both men were trapped inside the cab. Patrolmen could not determine who was driving.

The fire blazed for four hours.




Services are pending for Clifford Merl Jennings, 40, McLoud, at Hunter Funeral Home. He was killed in a traffic accident near Sapulpa Saturday night.

Jennings had moved from Oklahoma City to McLoud about a year ago. He was employed by Trans Continental Truck Lines. A member of Exchange Avenue Baptist Church, he lived here nearly 35 years.

Surviving are his wife, Mae, three daughters, Janice, Jean, and Marilyn, and a son, Merl Allen, all of the home; a sister Mrs Wilma Bass, 1237 SW 20; and three brothers, Roy Jennings, Guthrie; Clyde Jennings, Martindale, Calif, and Fred Jennings, 225 E. Myrtle Dr.

Below from March 1, 1885 Census in Lone Oak, Crawford County, Kansas.

Albert is 4 years old, sister Ellen (“Alla”) is 13.






Bonnie Marie Jennings




Guthrie, OK






Wilma Pauline Jennings


Carney, Lincoln, OK


Oklahoma City, OK

Oscar Clyde Jennings




Meridian, OK

Henry Leroy Jennings




Guthrie, OK

Clifford Merl Jennings




Sapulpa, OK

Audrey Augusta Jennings




Guthrie, OK

Fred Ray Jennings