William James Jacobs Sr.
Mary Ann Hough
John Lawson Beach
Ann Greener
William James Jacobs Jr.
Sarah Elizabeth Beach
William Kenneth Jacobs


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1. Sarah Mae Rose
2. Olive Hershey

William Kenneth Jacobs 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 11 Dec 1897, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA 2 3 4 6
  • Christened: 8 May 1898, Shenandoah: All Saints Episcopal Church, Schuylkill, PA, USA 4 6
  • Marriage (1): Sarah Mae Rose on 11 Nov 1920 in , Schuylkill, PA 1
  • Marriage (2): Olive Hershey
  • Died: 16 Dec 1946, New Castle, New Castle, DE at age 49 3 4 5 6
  • Buried: 19 Dec 1946, Tamaqua Twp.: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 3 4 6

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 2 4 6 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.

2. Newspaper: Republican and Herald: A Thrilling Rescue By Two Town Boys, 3 Jul 1907, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 10 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.

3. Census in 1910 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 4 6 11 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.

4. Military from 8 Jun 1916 to 15 Feb 1919 in , , PA: World War I. Army. Medical Dept., private. 3 4 6

5. Occupation: railroad flagman on 11 Nov 1920 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 1 4 6

6. Census in 1940 in Ryan Township, Schuylkill, PA. 4 6 12 The 1940 census recorded William K. Jacobs, 42, living with wife Olive, 36; and daughter Nelda, 12. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

7. Residence: 547 S. 13Th St., Reading, Pa. In Dec 1946 in Reading, Berks, PA. 3 4 6

8. Cause of Death: Died at Veterans Administration Hospital of cardiac failure due to carcinomatosis. Autopsy: metatases to liver, adrenal, and right main stem, 16 Dec 1946, New Castle, New Castle, DE. 3 4 6

William married Sarah Mae Rose on 11 Nov 1920 in , Schuylkill, PA.1 (Sarah Mae Rose was born on 28 Mar 1905 in Pricedale, Westmoreland, PA 1 and died in 1958 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE.)

William next married Olive Hershey. (Olive Hershey was born about 1904 in , , PA 12.)


1 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, 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.

2 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Shenandoah Ward 3, Series: T623 Roll: 1484 Page: 202.

3 FamilySearch.org, <i>Delaware Death Records, 1855-1961</i>, 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.

4 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013</i>, 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.

5 Ancestry.com, <i>U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007</i> (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), SSN 188148003 William K. Jacobs, b. 11 Dec 1897, d. 16 Dec 1946.

6 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012</i> (Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Bureau of Archives and History. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), William K. Jacobs.

7 Ancestry.com, <i>U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007</i> (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Nelda Jean Jacobs, SSN 180207081 Father William K. Jacobs, mother Olive Hershey.

8 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VF7V-HSB Edward F. Nawrocki and Nelda J. Jacobs, 1947.

9 <i>Republican and Herald (Pottsville, PA)</i> (www.republicanherald.com), 5 Jun 1928, page 1. Obituary of W. J. Jacobs.

10 <i>Republican and Herald (Pottsville, PA)</i> (www.republicanherald.com), 3 Jul 1907, page 1.

11 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Roll 1419 Book 2, Page 101a.

12 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQNF-KZ1 William K Jacobs, Ryan Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 54-129, sheet 9A, family 171, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 3606.

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