Blanche Jacob

November 1871–after 1930 (Age 58)
Durham, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life of Blanche

When Blanche Jacob was born in November 1871, in Durham, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Milton O. Jacob, was 28 and her mother, Clara A. Aleshire, was 22. She married Clayton McElvain in 1893, in Illinois, United States. She lived in Peoria City Township, Peoria, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. She died after 1930, at the age of 60.

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Clayton McElvain
1871–1924
Blanche Jacob
1871–1930
Marriage: 1893

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1893
Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 6

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 19

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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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  • Blanche Jacob in household of Milton Jacob, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Blanche Mcilvaine in household of Bert H Jacob, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Blanch Mcilvaine in household of Clara Jacob, "United States Census, 1920"

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