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File #: 16-4204    Version: 1 Name: CELEBRATING THE 107TH BIRTHDAY OF MR. HENRY JENKINS
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 6/29/2016 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 6/29/2016 Final action: 6/29/2016
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION CELEBRATING THE 107TH BIRTHDAY OF MR. HENRY JENKINS WHEREAS, Mr. Henry Jenkins of Chicago, Illinois has recently celebrated his 107th birthday surrounded by community members, family and friends; and WHEREAS, Mr. Jenkins was born on June 25, 1909 in Coffeeville, Mississippi to the Shirley & Henry Jenkins; and WHEREAS, Mr. Jenkins grew up farming in the small town of Coffeeville, MS during the era of legal segregation in the south; and WHEARAS, in 1939 Mr. Jenkins moved from the cotton fields of Mississippi to the Englewood Community on Chicago's South Side as a part of the historic migration of African Americans who moved north for a better quality of life; and WHEREAS, Mr. Jenkins Served his Country as a member of the United States Army in the 1940's during World War II. Upon his return from service Mr. Jenkins resides in the Englewood Community and has been a dedicated public servant and a pillar in Englewood for more than 40 years. NOW, THERE...
Sponsors: ROBERT STEELE, TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), LUIS ARROYO JR, RICHARD R. BOYKIN, JERRY BUTLER, JOHN P. DALEY, JOHN A. FRITCHEY, BRIDGET GAINER, JESÚS G. GARCÍA, GREGG GOSLIN, STANLEY MOORE, SEAN M. MORRISON, JOAN PATRICIA MURPHY, TIMOTHY O. SCHNEIDER, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, LARRY SUFFREDIN, JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI

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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

 

CELEBRATING THE 107TH BIRTHDAY OF MR. HENRY JENKINS 

 

WHEREAS, Mr. Henry Jenkins of Chicago, Illinois has recently celebrated his 107th birthday surrounded by community members, family and friends; and

 

WHEREAS, Mr. Jenkins was born on June 25, 1909 in Coffeeville, Mississippi to the Shirley & Henry Jenkins; and

 

WHEREAS, Mr. Jenkins grew up farming in the small town of Coffeeville, MS during the era of legal segregation in the south; and

 

WHEARAS, in 1939 Mr. Jenkins moved from the cotton fields of Mississippi to the Englewood Community on Chicago’s South Side as a part of the historic migration of African Americans who moved north for a better quality of life; and

 

WHEREAS, Mr. Jenkins Served his Country as a member of the United States Army in the 1940’s during World War II. Upon his return from service Mr. Jenkins resides in the Englewood Community and has been a dedicated public servant and a pillar in Englewood for more than 40 years.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the President along with the Cook County Board of Commissioners and on behalf of the 5.2 million residents of Cook County takes great pleasure in honoring and celebrating Mr. Henry Jenkins on the occasion of his 107th Birthday and wishes his continued health and happiness for years to come.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a suitable copy of this Resolution is shared upon the official celebrations of this Honorable Gathering and that an official copy of the same is tendered to Mr. Henry Jenkins in honor of this auspicious occasion.

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