Jenkins, Florence Foster [née Foster, Nascina Florence ]
- Ryan Ebright
(b Wilkes-Barre, PA, July 19, 1868; d New York, NY, Nov 26, 1944). American amateur soprano. Born Nascina Florence Foster, she was married briefly to a doctor, Frank Thornton Jenkins. A significant inheritance following her father’s death allowed Jenkins to pursue her musical ambitions, which had been discouraged by her family. An eccentric New York socialite, Jenkins was involved in a number of New York clubs, musical and otherwise, including the Euterpe Club and the Verdi Club, the latter of which she founded in ...