Martha Jane Jacob

Brief Life History of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane Jacob was born on 28 August 1859, in Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia, United States, her father, Alexander Mitchell Jacob, was 36 and her mother, Mary Julia Woods, was 31. She married Frank Russell Moorehead on 7 October 1879, in Ida Grove, Ida, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Corwin Township, Ida, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Seibert, Kit Carson, Colorado, United States in 1910. She died on 2 November 1919, in Steamboat Springs, Routt, Colorado, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Ida Grove, Ida, Iowa, United States.

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Frank Russell Moorehead
Martha Jane Jacob
Marriage: 7 October 1879
John Alexander Moorehead
Frank Forrest Moorehead
Chauncey Hammond Moorehead

Sources (15)

  • Martha Moorehead in household of F R Moorehead, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Martha J. Jacob, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Martha J. Jacob in entry for Frank Forrest Moorehead, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"

World Events (8)

1861 · Denver Becomes a City

In 1861, Denver City was incorporated into the territory as an official city.


Historical Boundaries: 1874: Grand, Colorado Territory, United States 1876: Grand, Colorado, United States 1877: Routt, Colorado, United States

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Jewish, English, Welsh, German, Portuguese, French (mainly Alsace and Lorraine), Walloon, Breton, Dutch, Flemish, Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian: derivative, via Latin Jacob(us), from the Hebrew personal name Ya‘aqob (Yaakov). In the Bible, this is the name of the crafty 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’: Jacob is said to have been born holding on to Esau's heel. In English usage the name Jacob is regarded as distinct from the name James , but they are of identical origin. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, for example Assyrian/Chaldean or Arabic Yaqub , Yakub , Yacoub , or Yacob , Slovenian Jakob and Jakop, Czech and Slovak Jakub , and also their patronymics and other derivatives (see examples at Jacobs and Jacobson ). The name Jacob is also found among Christians in southern India (compare Chacko ), but since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames, the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.

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

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