Jennie Kate Munson

b. 12 October 1920
Jennie Kate Munson|b. 12 Oct 1920|p2826.htm|Joseph Waddy Munson II|b. 3 Oct 1896\nd. 11 May 1951|p146.htm|Myrtle Seymour Bryan|b. 14 Feb 1899\nd. 2 Dec 1993|p2825.htm|Henry W. Munson III|b. 16 Aug 1851\nd. 1 Jul 1924|p25.htm|Sarah K. Cahill|b. c 1876\nd. 1899|p2818.htm|||||||

1st cousin 2 times removed of George Poindexter Munson Sr.
3rd cousin of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Munson and Allied Families
     Jennie Kate Munson was born on 12 October 1920 in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas.1 She is the daughter of Joseph Waddy Munson II and Myrtle Seymour Bryan. She married first Sam Lee Leal circa 1940. She married second Eugene Watson. She and Eugene Watson were divorced. She married third Wayne Douglas Ankenman in 1965.2,3
     Soon after Jennie Kate was born, the family moved to Houston where her father had taken a job with Humble Oil Company. When her father acquired the Humble Oil distributorship in Angleton, Texas, in 1932, the family moved once again. Jennie Kate graduated circa 1937 from Angleton High School. After high school, she attended Texas Woman's University. After TWU, she attended the University of Texas. She has lived most of her adult life in Houston.3

Additional Data
Jennie K. Munson appeared on the 1 April 1930 Federal Census of Houston, Harris County, Texas, in the household of her parents, Joseph W. and Myrtle B. Munson.4 Click to view image

Children of Jennie Kate Munson and Sam Lee Leal


  1. [S20] Thurmond A. Williamson, The Munsons of Texas, an American Saga, First Edition manuscript (Dallas:, 1987), 232.
  2. [S31] Texas Department of Health Death Records, 1964-1998, online <>.
  3. [S704] "The Life and Family of Henry William Munson III," The Munsons of Texas - an American Saga, online. <
  4. [S105] Joseph W. Munson household, 1930 U.S. Census, Harris County, Texas, population schedule, Precinct 1, Houston City, enumeration district (ED) 101-96, sheet 18A/157, dwelling 242, family 254; National Archives micropublication T626, roll 2348.
  5. [S679] Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 (Austin: Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics), 1942 Births: 1364.
  6. [S679] Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas Birth Index, 1944 Births: 1550.
  7. [S679] Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas Birth Index, 1946 Births: 1701.