Jacobs
Catherine
(Abt 1799-)
Henry Hough
(Abt 1795-)
Margaret Kline
(Abt 1799-)
William James Jacobs Sr.
(1812-1902)
Mary Ann Hough
(1822-1908)
William James Jacobs Jr.
(1862-1928)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Sarah Elizabeth Beach

William James Jacobs Jr. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

  • Born: 19 Jul 1862, New Castle, Schuylkill County, PA 1 2 6 14 15 16
  • Marriage (1): Sarah Elizabeth Beach <1883> in , , PA 1
  • Died: 4 Jun 1928, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA at age 65 3 6 7 16
  • Buried: 7 Jun 1928, Tamaqua Twp.: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 3 6

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1870 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 2 The 1870 census listed William Jacob (no S), laborer, 50, living with wife Mary, 48; Emma, 17; and William, 8. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Shenandoah.

2. Newspaper: Evening Herald: "W. J. Jacobs and family are spending the week at Atlantic City.", 25 Aug 1891, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 18

3. Newspaper: Evening Herald: Ad for W. J. Jacobs, Tailor, 29 Sep 1891, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 19 Do You Want
A Good Fit?
and well made, fashionable clothes?
If so, call on
W. J. JACOBS,
Fashionable Custom Tailor,
8 South Jardin Street, Shenandoah
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Call and see samples of the latest goods and the styles. Good workmanship, promptness and fair prices.

4. Newspaper: Evening Herald: J. Griffith Howard, of Philadelphia, was the guest of W. J. Jacobs last night., 29 Oct 1891, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 20

5. Newspaper: Evening Herald: Lunch Party, 13 Oct 1892, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 17 Lunch Party. A lunch basket party was held at the residence of W. J. Jacobs, on West Oak street, last evening, the proceeds of which are for the benefit of All Saints' P. E. church. The house was beautifully decorated, and quite a nice sum was realized for the church. All present spent a pleasant evening by participating in the varied forms of amusement offered by their host and hostess, and were unanimous in voting Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs excellent entertainers. Among those present were the following: Mr. and Mrs. John Thurlby, Mr. and Mrs. William A. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. William Willman, Mr. and Mrs. Skeath, Mr. and Mrs. Jevroas, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Holman, Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Straughn, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Ellis, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Broome, Mr. and Mrs. Horrocks, Misses Carrie Smith, Tillie Case, Sarah Baugh, Nellie Baugh, Annie Timmins, Clara Dabb, Jennie Kendrick, Annio Johnson, Lizzie Jones, and Messrs. William Kerslake, William James, Gus. Shaab, Bsnj. James, Thomas Timniins, Dr. A. Erwiu, Richard Dabb, Ed. Simmers, William Eertdall and Harvey Lindenmuth.

6. Newspaper: Evening Herald, 24 Jan 1893, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 21 An Advisory Council
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The Jr. O. U. A. M. Form A County Organization
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Representatives from the various Councils of the Jr. O. U. A. M. throughout the county met at Pottsville and effected an organization to be known as "The Advisory Council of Schuylkill County." The main object of the organization is to extend the work of the orderin this section of the State, and to devise means for the carrying out of its principles in a practical manner.
The meeting was organized with W. J. Jacobs of Shenandoah, in the chair, and W. N. Neumacher as secretary.

7. Newspaper: Evening Herald: Personal: Phil. Cummings, of Mahanoy City, has accepted a position at W. J. Jacobs, tailoring establlishment on East Oak street., 27 Apr 1894, Page 1. 22

8. Newspaper: Evening Herald: debate over poiice uniforms ordered from W. J. Jacobs, 5 Apr 1895, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 23 Councilmen's Chat!
They Spend Several Hours Discussing Affairs Pertaining to the Borough Government.
The Contract for Making the Police Uniforms Causes A Lengthy Debate.
<snip>
D. R. James, of the lamp and watch committee, reported that the uniforms for the police had been ordered of W. J. Jacobs. This opened the battle of the evening. T. J. James asked what they were to cost and D. R. James answered one dollar less a suit than last year and better material. Mr. Gable said bids for the uniforms should have been procured and declared the contract to Mr. Jacobs was one of the concessions of the deal. D. R. James said the committee did get bids and T. J. James retorted that they were not asked for until after the committee underston it would get into trouble. Mr. Kerns said he and D. R. James went to four tailors and asked them to put in bids and only two did so -- they were Swalm and Jacobs. Mr. McElhenny wanted to see the bids and the chairman said it had not been customary for Council to have the bids. Mr. Boehm said the taxpayers were directly interested in the matter; that the committee should get bids and the contract should be given to the lowest bidder. Mr. Kerns said the committee did get bids and had not been instructed to bring them before Council, nor had the committee of previous years done so. Messrs. McElhenny and T. J. James then said the contract was awarded before bids were asked. D. R. James said he was the question with the protesting Coucnilmen, and not the uniforms. At times two and three Councilmen were anxious to hold the floor and the chairman was obliged to call and rap for order repeatedly.
Finally the matter settled down to a question of style. Mr. McElhenny moved that the regulation, double-breasted frock coat uniform be adopted. On a division the chairman declared the motion lost.
Mr. Gaffigan moved that the police be furnished with a sack coat and on a division the motion was carried.

9. Newspaper: Evening Herald: Personal: William J. Jacobs, the West Oak street tailor, meets his customers with a pleasant smith these days.A young tailer arrived at his house yesterday, and papa is as happy as the day is long., 15 Feb 1896, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 24

10. Newspaper: Pottsville Republican: Shenandoah: W. J. Jacobs has commenced tearing down the small building occupying the lot owned by him on West Oak street, where he will erect a new building with all modern conveniences., 6 Apr 1897, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 25

11. Newspaper: Republican and Herald: The new two story dwelling and store room of W. J. Jacobs, on West Oak street, is being pushed with vigor toward completion., 20 May 1897, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 26

12. Newspaper: Republican and Herald: The remodeling of the W. J. Jacobs and Daniel Ellis, Jr. Properties on West Oake street has been completed. They present a very attractive appearance., 9 Jul 1897, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 27

13. Newspaper: Evening Herald: Children Run Down. A child of William Jacobs, the tailor, was run down last evening by a team, but escaped injuries., 15 Jul 1898, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 28 29

14. Census in 1900 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 1 Living at 37 W Oak Street in Shenandoah, William Jacobs, tailor, 37, born Jul 1862, was married for 17 years to wife Sarah E., 38, born May 1862. She had birthed 4 children, 3 alive in 1900. With them: Nelda, 12, Jun 1887; Harry B., 4, Feb 1896; and William K., 2, Dec 1897. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

15. Newspaper: Evening Herald: Barely Escaped Injury, 17 Jun 1901, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 30 While W. J. Jacobs and his child were on their way home from the Trinity Reformed church last evening they barely escaped being run down by a team of horses at the corner of Lloyd and West streets. The horses pushed Mr. Jacobs, but he was not injured and he swung the child out of harm's way. The crossing at this point is shaded by the numerous trees in the vicinity and Mr. Jacobs' experience is an additional arguement in favor of the petition to Council for a light at that corner and a trimming of the trees.

16. Newspaper: Mount Carmel Daily News: "William J. Jacobs and son Harry, of Shenandoah, were the guests of Mr. Jacobs' niece, Mrs. Lewis Hilbert, of the corner of Third and Chestnut streets over the Sabbath.", 11 Jan 1904, Mount Carmel, Northumberland, PA. 31

17. Newspaper: Daily News: "W. J. Jacobs and sons William and Harry, of Shenandoah, are the guests of Mr. And Mrs. Lewis Hilbert, of Third and Chestnut streets.", 9 May 1904, Mount Carmel, Northumberland, PA. 32

18. Newspaper: Republican and Herald: A Thrilling Rescue By Two Town Boys, 3 Jul 1907, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 33 William the 9-year-old son of W. J. Jacobs the West Oak street tailor had a narrow escape from drowning at the Kehley Run colliery dam yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, and his rescue was effected by the rare presence of mind and bravery of George Boyd, 12 year old son of Division Supt. Adam Boyd, and Chester Davis, the 8 year old son of Jesse B. Davis. The boys were aking for mully-grubs and young Jacobs slipped from a stone into a hole where the water was six feet deep. Young Boyd at the time was looking in another direction, and his attention was called to his chum's danger by the shouts of young Davis and another boy. Jacobs as he was going down for the third time yelled help, and Boyd Instantly plunged after him being guided to the spot by the boy's cap which floated in the water. With unerring Instinct Boyd dove to the side of his chum and pinioning both of Jacobs arms to his body with his right hand he swam to the surface using his left hand and his feet, and was soon able to reach the outstretched hand of young Davis who did what he could to draw the other two boys to safety. Exhausted all three laid on the bank, and after their clothes had dried somewhat they walked home, where young Jacobs after telling the story to his parents collapsed. It was certainly a narrow escape and the young heroes who effected the rescue deserve medals for their bravery.

19. Census in 1910 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 34 He is listed in the 1910 Census as William Jacobs, age 48. In his household are Sarah E., wife, age 26, married to him for 26 years and giving birth to 5 children, 4 of whom were still living in 1910. Also there is Harry B., 14; William K., 12; Lawrence C., 6. The children and father were all born in Pennsylvania, as were their parents. Sarah's parents were born in England.

20. Residence: 37 W Oak Street in 1910 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 34

21. Census in 1920 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 35 Living at 37 W Oak Street in Shenandoah, William J. Jacobs, tailor, 56, was with wife Sarah, 55; son Harry, 24; and son Lawrence, 15. The children, Sarah, William, and William's father were born in Pennsylvania. William's mother was born in New Jersey. Sarah's parents were born in England.

22. Cause of Death: cerebral hemorrhage, artero sclerosis, 4 Jun 1928, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 3

23. Residence: 37 W. Oak St. On 4 Jun 1928 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 3

24. Obituary: Mount Carmel Item: Shenandoah Merchant Died Suddenly on 5 Jun 1928 in Mount Carmel, Northumberland, PA. 7 W. J. Jacobs, well known merchant of Shenandoah, died suddenly at his West Oak street home, late Monday afternoon. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis. He had not been ill and attended to his business up to 10:30 a. m. Monday when he was stricken. He was 60 years old.

25. Obituary: Republican and Herald: obituary of W. J. Jacobs on 5 Jun 1928 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 16 SUDDEN DEATH OF W. J. JACOBS
The community was shocked yesterday afternoon when announcement was made that W. J. Jacobs, one of the best known residents of town, was dead. It was almost unbelievable, as he had appeared on streets yesterday morning apparently in good health. Shortly before noon, after transacting some business up town, he returned home and sat on a chair, and without a moment's warning he collapsed and fell to the floor. Several physicians found him suffering from a stroke paralysis, affecting his left side. He was placed in bed and remained in semi-conscious condition until shortly after 3 o'clock, when he passed away, surrounded by family. Mr. Jacobs was born July 19, 1862, at New Castle, Schuylkill county. He came to Shenandoah when a boy eight years old, and resided here until his death, with the exception of several years spent in the west. He was a tailor by trade and embarked in business forty-four years ago. He resided at 37 West Oak street, where he conducted a merchant tailoring establishment for thirty-one years. He was of a quiet, unassuming disposition, always pleasant and enjoyed a large circle of friends, who sympathize with the family in their bereavement. He was a member of All Saints' Episcopal church. Mr. Jacobs is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Nelda Harman, and three sons, Harry, William and Lawrence.


William married Sarah Elizabeth Beach, daughter of John Lawson Beach and Ann Greener, <1883> in , , PA.1 (Sarah Elizabeth Beach was born on 9 May 1862 in Silver Creek, Schuylkill, PA,1 15 36 37 died on 5 Mar 1935 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA 36 37 and was buried on 7 Mar 1935 in Tamaqua Twp.: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 36 37.)


Sources


1 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Shenandoah Ward 3, Series: T623 Roll: 1484 Page: 202.

2 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Shenandoah Borough, Series: M593 Roll: 1450 Page: 603.

3 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 66433. William James Jacobs. Father Willie J. Jacobs. Mother ___ Hood.

4 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMC1-TKV William J Jacobs in entry for William K Jacobs and Sarah Mae Rose, 11 Nov 1920; citing , Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; FHL microfilm 2131501.

5 FamilySearch.org, Delaware Death Records, 1855-1961, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FNT4-CJM William J. Jacobs in entry for William K. Jacobs, 16 Dec 1946; citing New Castle, New Castle, Delaware, United States, Hall of Records, Dover; FHL microfilm 1944091.

6 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=132845388.

7 Mount Carmel Item (Mount Carmel, Northumberland, Pennsylvania.), 5 Jun 1928, page 1.

8 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Collection Name: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 563. PA > Schuylkill > Shenandoah Lawrence Courteney Jacob baptism b.19 Sep 1903.

9 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Collection Name: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 563. PA > Schuylkill > Shenandoah > All Saints Episcopal Church > Baptism Lawrence Courteney Jacobs.

10 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Collection Name: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 563. PA > Schuylkill > Shenandoah > All Saints Episcopal Church > Baptism William Kenneth Jacobs.

11 FamilySearch.org, Delaware Death Records, 1855-1961, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX3N-BRJ Lawrence C Jacobs, 24 Jun 1958; citing Delaware City, New Castle, Delaware.

12 FamilySearch.org, Delaware Death Records, 1855-1961, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX3J-P8V Nelda Harmon , 30 Apr 1960; citing Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware.

13 Republican and Herald (Pottsville, PA) (www.republicanherald.com), 10 Feb 1915, page 3. Obituary of Mrs. Isaac Addis.

14 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255193; National Archives Film T9-1193; Page 118A.

15 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 54219. Harry B. Jacobs. Father William Jacobs. Mother Sarah Beech. Spouse Harriet Krasse.

16 Republican and Herald (Pottsville, PA) (www.republicanherald.com), 5 Jun 1928, page 1. Obituary of W. J. Jacobs.

17 The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA), 13 Oct 1892, page 1.

18 The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA), 25 Aug 1891, page 1.

19 The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA), 29 Sep 1891, page 4.

20 The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA), 29 Oct 1891, page 1.

21 The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA), 24 Jan 1893, page 4.

22 The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA), 27 Apr 1894, page 1.

23 The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA), 5 Apr 1895, page 1.

24 The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA), 15 Feb 1896, page 4.

25 Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, PA), 6 Apr 1897, page 1.

26 Republican and Herald (Pottsville, PA) (www.republicanherald.com), 20 May 1897, page 4.

27 Republican and Herald (Pottsville, PA) (www.republicanherald.com), 9 Jul 1897, page 4.

28 Marriage returns, 1860-1885, filed by person performing the ceremony, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania). (Philadelphia (Pennsylvania). Board of Health. Microfilm of original records at the Philadelphia city archives. Film 1769063 at Family History Center Library.).

29 The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA), 15 Jul 1898, page 4.

30 The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA), 17 Jun 1901, page 1.

31 Mount Carmel Daily News (Mount Carmel, Northumberland, Pennsylvania), 11 Jan 1904, page 1.

32 Mount Carmel Daily News (Mount Carmel, Northumberland, Pennsylvania), 9 May 1904,page 4.

33 Republican and Herald (Pottsville, PA) (www.republicanherald.com), 3 Jul 1907, page 1.

34 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Roll 1419 Book 2, Page 101a.

35 1920 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Shenandoah Ward 3, Series: T625 Roll: 1652 Page: 99.

36 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 30951. Mrs. Sarah Jacobs. Father John Beach. Mother Ann Greener. Spouse William Jacobs.

37 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=132845410.



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