Frances Sophie Ley

3 January 1887–11 June 1986 (Age 99)
Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States

The Life of Frances Sophie

When Frances Sophie Ley was born on 3 January 1887, in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States, her father, Andrew Ley, was 27 and her mother, Mary Magdelene Koch, was 27. She married Charles Oliver Jacoby on 28 June 1911, in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Burlington Township, Des Moines, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Des Moines, Iowa, United States in 1905. She died on 11 June 1986, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States, at the age of 99, and was buried in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Oliver Jacoby
Frances Sophie Ley
Marriage: 28 June 1911
Louise Kathryn Jacoby
Annalee Jacoby

Spouse and Children

28 June 1911
Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Andrew Ley


    Mary Magdelene Koch




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

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.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 3

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 26

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Lye .2 French: habitational name from Ley in Moselle.3 French and German: from a medieval personal name, Eloy (Latin Eligius, a derivative of eligere ‘to choose or elect’), made popular by a 6th-century saint who came to be venerated as the patron of smiths and horses.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Frances Ley, "Iowa, State Census, 1905"
  • Francis Ley in household of Mary Ley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Frances S Jacoby in household of Charles A Jacoby, "United States Census, 1920"

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