Herbert Elisha Jacob

Male10 October 1898–25 July 1971

Brief Life History 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
Charlotte Lucile Knight
Marriage: 1932

Sources (16)

  • Herbert E Jacob in household of Abbie Jacob, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Herbert E Jacob, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Herbert Elisha Jacob, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1932Brooke, West Virginia, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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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, 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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