William Wallace Jacob

Male15 February 1879–

Brief Life History of William Wallace

When William Wallace Jacob was born on 15 February 1879, in Goshen, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, his father, Robert Ricketts Jacob, was 23 and his mother, Abbie Jane Wallace, was 21. He married Cora A Hastings on 17 October 1901, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Coshocton, Coshocton, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Waynesburg, Sandy Township, Stark, Ohio, United States in 1900.

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William Wallace Jacob
1879–
Cora A Hastings
1875–1945
Marriage: 17 October 1901

Sources (11)

  • William W Jacob in household of Robert Jacob, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Wallace Jacobs, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Wm. W. Jacob, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 October 1901Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 2

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1905 · The Movie Theater

    Age 26

    The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

    1910 · The BSA is Made

    Age 31

    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

    Name Meaning

    Jewish, English, Welsh, German, Portuguese, French (mainly Alsace and Lorraine), Walloon, Breton, Dutch, Flemish, Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian: derivative, via Latin Jacob(us), from the Hebrew personal name Ya‘aqob (Yaakov). In the Bible, this is the name of the crafty younger twin brother of Esau (Genesis 25:26), who took advantage of the latter's hunger and impetuousness to persuade him to part with his birthright ‘for a mess of potage’. The name is traditionally interpreted as coming from Hebrew akev ‘heel’: Jacob is said to have been born holding on to Esau's heel. In English usage the name Jacob is regarded as distinct from the name James , but they are of identical origin. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, for example Assyrian/Chaldean or Arabic Yaqub , Yakub , Yacoub , or Yacob , Slovenian Jakob and Jakop, Czech and Slovak Jakub , and also their patronymics and other derivatives (see examples at Jacobs and Jacobson ). The name Jacob is also found among Christians in southern India (compare Chacko ), but since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames, the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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