Robert Samuel Jenks was born on 19 August 1939 in Danville, Illinois, to Arthur Edwin Jenks and Elizabeth Caswell. He was their eldest child although his father had a son by a previous marriage. When the 1940 census was enumerated the family lived in South Danville and Robert's father worked as a coal miner.
Robert married Linda L. Scarlet on 29 June 1963 in Washington County, Minnesota. They had one son before divorcing.
According to my grandmother's genealogy notebook, Robert next married Altecia Opal Dillinger. They had a daughter. I do not know if they remained married or if they divorced before Robert's death.
In 1971 Robert lived in El Cajon, California. He was 40 years old.
Robert Samuel Jenks died in September 1979 and was interred at Lakeview Cemetery in Hertel, Wisconsin, the same cemetery where his parents were later buried.
1940 US Federal Census, Census Place: Danville, Vermilion, Illinois; Roll: T627_898; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 92-39
Alice (Muir) Genealogy Notebook, page 17
Global, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Memorial No. 86539457
US, Minnesota Marriage Collection, 1958-2001, 1963 Jenks, Robert S - Scarlett, Linda L
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1971 El Cajon, CA (Jenks, Robert D)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 2, 1950-1993 Jenks, Robert (El Cajon, CA)
US, Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, Number: 265-56-7281
US, Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Number: 265-56-7281; Issue State: Florida; Issue Date: 1955
US, Wisconsin Find A Grave Index, 1836-2012, Memorial No. 86539457