Roberetta Jacobs

1 February 1912–1 August 2005 (Age 93)
Bloomington Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States

The Life of Roberetta

When Roberetta Jacobs was born on 1 February 1912, in Bloomington Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States, her father, Henry B. Jacobs, was 35 and her mother, Ruth Alberta Douglass, was 22. She lived in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States in 1920. She died on 1 August 2005, at the age of 93.

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Alfred Leroy Amundsen
Roberetta Jacobs

Spouse and Children

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    Mary Jean Jacobs


    Charles B Jacobs


World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 1

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 25

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Jewish and English: patronymic from the personal name Jacob . As a Jewish surname it has also assimilated various other patronymics from the same personal name, as for example Jacobowitz .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Roberetta Jacobs in household of Henry B Jacobs, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Roberetta Jacobs in entry for Alfred L Amundsen, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"

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