Herbert Elisha Jacob

10 October 1898–25 July 1971 (Age 72)
Waynesburg, Sandy Township, Stark, Ohio, United States

The Life of Herbert Elisha

When Herbert Elisha Jacob was born on 10 October 1898, in Waynesburg, Sandy Township, Stark, Ohio, United States, his father, Robert Ricketts Jacob, was 42 and his mother, Abbie Jane Wallace, was 40. He married Elmira Sirena Swartzfager on 30 June 1925, in Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Sandy Township, Stark, Ohio, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 25 July 1971, in Glenshaw, Shaler Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Glenshaw, Shaler Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Herbert Elisha Jacob
Elmira Sirena Swartzfager
Marriage: 30 June 1925

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30 June 1925
Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 7

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. 
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 20

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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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  • Herbert E Jacob in household of Abbie Jacob, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Herbert E Jacob in household of Robert Jacob, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Herbert E Jacob in household of Homer C Patton, "United States Census, 1920"

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