Mary Catherine Jacob

Female16 December 1882–November 1977

Brief Life History of Mary Catherine

When Mary Catherine Jacob was born on 16 December 1882, in Waynesburg, Crawford, Ohio, United States, her father, Robert Ricketts Jacob, was 26 and her mother, Abbie Jane Wallace, was 24. She married James Benham Wallace on 26 April 1911, in Stark, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in United States in 1949 and Orlando, Orange, Florida, United States in 1950. She died in November 1977, at the age of 94.

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James Benham Wallace
Mary Catherine Jacob
Marriage: 26 April 1911
James Bill Wallace
Thomas Robert Wallace

Sources (10)

  • M Catherine Wallace, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Mary Catharine Jacob, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Catherine Wallace, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 April 1911Stark, Ohio, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1887 · Eatonville is Incorporated

    Age 5

    On August 15, 1887, the town of Eatonville was incorporated into Orange County, Florida. The town is significant for being one of the first all-black, self-governed municipalities in the country.

    1907 · Not for profit elections

    Age 25

    The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

    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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