Jack Cohen

31 July 1896–2 February 1964 (Age 67)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Jack

When Jack Cohen was born on 31 July 1896, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Norman Cohen, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Ida Kalmanovitz, was 28. He married Ann Shapiro on 17 August 1932, in Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 2 February 1964, in Benton Harbor, Berrien, Michigan, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Benton Harbor, Berrien, Michigan, United States.

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Jack Cohen
Ann Shapiro
Marriage: 17 August 1932
Eileen Cohen

Spouse and Children


    Ann Shapiro


17 August 1932
Cook, Illinois, United States


    Eileen Cohen


Parents and Siblings

    Norman Cohen


    Sarah Ida Kalmanovitz




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World Events (8)

1897 · The Union Loop Elevated

Age 1

The Loop was born in political scandal that combined the three elevated railways around Chicago and combined them into one. The scandal was to raise the fares for commuters so state legislators could receive more money while in office. 
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Jewish: from Hebrew kohen ‘priest’. Priests are traditionally regarded as members of a hereditary caste descended from Aaron, brother of Moses. See also Kaplan .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jacob Cohen in household of Ida Cohen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jack Cohn Or Cohen, "United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940"
  • Jack Cohen, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"

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