When Thelma Marie Jacobson was born on 27 October 1907, in Mendocino, California, United States, her father, Matt Jacobson, was 39 and her mother, Susannah Riskula, was 28. She married William Edwin Whitten on 2 May 1928, in Clatsop, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Altoona, Wahkiakum, Washington, United States in 1930 and Altoona Election Precinct, Wahkiakum, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 21 July 1999, in Astoria, Clatsop, Oregon, United States, at the age of 91.
English, Swedish, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name Jacob denoting ‘Jacob's son’. In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages, including Scandinavian (see 2 below) and, in some cases, Croatian Jakobović (which is from the personal name Jakob ).
Americanized form of Swedish Jacobsson or Jakobsson and Danish, Norwegian, North German, or Dutch Jacobsen or Jakobsen , all cognates of 1 above.