The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]
Medical — Jenkins, Edward Sidney,
Jenkins, Edward Sidney, Veterinary Surgeon, High Street, Dannevirke. Mr. Jenkins was born in England on the 24th of June, 1874, and is the second son of Mr. Edward Jenkins, late member for Dundee, and author of “Ginx's Baby.” He was educated at St. Paul's School, London, and holds a certificate from the College of Preceptors, London. He afterwards proceeded to Hollesley Bay Agricultural College, where he applied himself for two years to veterinary and agricultural science, taking a high place in the examination. In 1894 he came to New Zealand, and after gaining colonial experience at farm life in the Manawatu for three years, he went to Monte Video, in charge of a shipment of live stock. Returning to the colony shortly afterwards, he took up land, and started farming on his own account. In 1904, however, he decided to follow his profession for a livelihood, and, with this purpose in view, returned to England, in order to familiarise himself with the latest improvements in veterinary methods. In 1905 he returned to New Zealand, settled in Dannevirke, and has since conducted a successful practice. Mr. Jenkins has a number of testimonials from eminent surgeons. In 1899 he married Miss Louisa Batchelor, second daughter of Mr. J. O. Batchelor, of Palmerston North, and has one son and one daughter.