John Evans Junkin Sr. (1860-1940)

ANCESTRAL LINE: A1 Joseph Junkin I | B1 William Junkin | C8 Andrew Junkin | D4 Hiram Willis Junkin

E1 John Evans Junkin Sr., born March 6, 1860 in Lewistown, Mifflin County Pennsylvania to Hiriam Willis and Mary Steele Evans. He died Feb. 13 1940 at Miami, Dade County, Florida. He was buried at Woodlawn Cemetary, Sterling Rice County Kansas. John was a newspaper owner as well as a newspaper publisher. He was one of the first aldermen founding Miami in 1896 He married Susan Blair Benn on January 13, 1887. Susan Blair Benn was born April 4, 1863. She died on 17 Aug 1933 in Miami, Dade County, Florida. Three children.

Notes: known as John Evans Junkin Esq. .


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Born: Lewistown, Mifflin County Pennsylvania ,March 6 1860.
Parents: Hiram Willis Junkin and Mary Steele Junkin.
Education:public school and Academy.
Special Activities and Business Career: Learned printers trade, published newspapers, was President of National Editoral Association in 1907, Held Public offices; Former owner of Chase Record,Kansas, MO; Developer of Citrus Groves, Business Manager of Miami Daily Metropolis; Superintendent White Temple Methodist Sunday School,13 years. One of the organizers,President and vice president for 18 years of Miami YMCA; War secretary of YMCA during WWI; Junkin and Advant Insurance Company; Erdmans Realty Company; Initiated the Kiwanis Club with two others; Member President of YMCA; Kiwanis;Sons of American Revolution. Active in Civic Affairs, Political or Military Careers: Republican, Postmaster; Board of Education. Member of Methodist Episcopal Church.
Married Susie Blair Benn, January 13 1887.
Children: 1. John Evans Junkin Jr. 2. George Benn Junkin 3 James Willis Junkin
Home address:324 N East 34th Street,Miami Florida.
Business address: 227 Seybold Building , Miami Florida

Article written in: Who's Who and What to See in Florida

Children of John Evans Junkin Sr. and Mary Steele Evans:

Information about the Andrew Junkin line was supplied by Joyce Junkin Cockerill, September 2001, updated June 2005.
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