Cecilia Madgeldela Kobus

7 December 1886–1 December 1953 (Age 67)
Camden, Camden, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Cecilia Madgeldela

Cecilia Madgeldela Kobus was born on 7 December 1886, in Camden, Camden, New Jersey, United States as the daughter of Anthony Kobus and Franceska Schiemer. She died on 1 December 1953, at the age of 66.

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Anthony Kobus
Franceska Schiemer
Cecilia Madgeldela Kobus
Peter Oscar Kobus

Parents and Siblings

    Anthony Kobus


    Franceska Schiemer




World Events (3)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

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 4

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.

Age 8

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.

Name Meaning

1 Polish, Czech, Dutch, and German: from a pet form of the personal name Jakobus (Czech Jakub) ( see Jacob ).2 Polish and Jewish (from Poland): nickname from kobus ‘falcon’.

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

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