Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Hilda Willis Jenkins has fond memories of childhood visit with Oklahoma kin

Genealogy: Naylors-Jenkins-Lindseys-Willises-Waggeners, Walkers & Whites
Comments re photo 54049 Oklahomans doing family research at Adair Co Public Library

Hilda Jenkins writes:
My Mother and Dad (Ralph Waggener Willis, son of Effie Waggener), along with my Aunt Kathreen Willis White, did travel and visit in Oklahoma with Nell Naylor Lindsey and her husband. They, in turn, visited us in Columbia. I have fond memories of their being there, but not sure how many times. Think there was a snow storm, and they had to stay longer than they intended . . . the Rook games provided fun for all. Also, I remember T Owen Naylor, Jay Frank Walker, his wife, Katie (?) and their daughter, Jaydene (she did spend the night at our house at least once, maybe more . . . we were close to the same age). Some great folks, some great memories!!!! This is just off the "top of my head," but I do have pictures of several of them. Remember the Lindsey's son was very tall, Aunt Kathreen (short). We have a picture where he is holding his arm straight from his side, with Aunt K's being under it . . . there was a Dr Bruce Naylor, either Nell's brother or nephew. Would loved to have visited with the folks!!! --Hilda Jenkins
Thanks Cousin Hilda - There have been many calls from Adair County kin who missed seeing the Naylors, but they've been happy to know that they plan an encore visit, may in a few month. For non kinfolks: The writer was the last graduate, ever, of Columbia High School. Her father, Ralph Waggener Willis, was a long time mayor of Columbia, in whose administration natural gas came to Adair County. "Aunt Kathreen" was the wife of A.P. White, one-time President of Lindsey Wilson College. The Naylors and Lindseys are Oklahoma Kin. - Eddie

This story was posted on 2014-03-23 10:32:54
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.


Quick Links to Popular Features

Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on


Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.