Charles W Jacob

26 December 1863–from 1856 to 1955
Greenville, Hudson, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Charles W

When Charles W Jacob was born on 26 December 1863, in Greenville, Hudson, New Jersey, United States, his father, Wilhelm F. Jacobs, was 49 and his mother, Henriette Franziska Schroeder, was 37. He married Minnie Aminta Stone on 23 November 1887, in Roselle, Union, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States in 1920 and Plainfield Township, Union, New Jersey, United States in 1930. He died from 1856 to 1955, at the age of 92.

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Charles W Jacob
Minnie Aminta Stone
Charles Stanley Jacob
Leslie Howard Jacob

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    Wilhelm F. Jacobs


    Henriette Franziska Schroeder




    Carl Jakob


    Frances Jacobs



    Tina JACOB


    Ernstene Jacobs


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World Events (3)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · The Assassination of a President

Age 2

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 50

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

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)

  • Charles M Jacob, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Charles W Jacob, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles W Jacob, "United States Census, 1920"

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