Mary Catherine Jacob

16 December 1882–November 1977 (Age 94)
Waynesburg, Crawford, Ohio, United States

The Life 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 Orlando, Orange, Florida, United States in 1940. She died in November 1977, at the age of 94.

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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

26 April 1911
Stark, Ohio, United States


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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, 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)

  • Catherine Wallace in household of James B Wallace, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary C Jacob in household of Robert Jacob, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Kathern Jacob in household of Abbie Jacob, "United States Census, 1910"

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