William Wallace Jacob

15 February 1879–
Goshen, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States

The Life 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–
Marriage: 17 October 1901

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 October 1901
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

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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, German, Portuguese, French, Dutch, and southern Indian: derivative, via Latin Jacobus, from the Hebrew personal name ya‘aqobh (Yaakov). In the Bible, this is the name of the 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’, and Jacob is said to have been born holding on to Esau's heel. In English Jacob and James are now regarded as quite distinct names, but they are of identical origin ( see James ), and in most European languages the two names are not distinguished. It is used as a given name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. has come to be used as a surname among families from southern India.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William W Jacob in household of Robert Jacob, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William W Jacob in household of Robert R Jacob, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William W Jacob in household of Thomas A Lawlor, "United States Census, 1930"

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