Ruth Polly Jacobson

Female27 August 1892–4 June 1990

Brief Life History of Ruth Polly

When Ruth Polly Jacobson was born on 27 August 1892, in Strömstad, Västra Götaland, Sweden, her father, Johan August Jacobsson, was 35 and her mother, Hedda Sofia Andersdotter, was 35. She married Algot Valentine Christofferson on 30 December 1920, in Boone, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Strömstad, Göteborg och Bohus, Sweden in 1896 and Boone, Boone, Iowa, United States in 1925. She died on 4 June 1990, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Ogden, Boone, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Algot Valentine Christofferson
Ruth Polly Jacobson
Marriage: 30 December 1920
Ann Marie Christofferson
Junior Christofferson
Lennert Algot Aug Cornelius Christofferson

Sources (10)

  • Polly Christofferson in household of Algot Christofferson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Polly Jacobson, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Ruth Polly Jacobson Christofferson, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 December 1920Boone, Iowa, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 4

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.


    Age 5

    World exposition held in Stockholm. First Swedish car built.


    Age 26

    Sweden recognized Finland as independent state. Swedish naval expedition sent to Aland Islands to protect against Russians. Spanish flu epidemic killed 38,000 in Sweden.

    Name Meaning

    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.

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

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