William Martin Jacobson

22 Jan 1879 - 7 Feb 1970

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22 Jan 1879 - 7 Feb 1970
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BIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM MARTIN JACOBSON (Written by his daughter Leona Marie Jacobson Pope) 22 January 1879 – 7 February 1970 William Martin Jacobson was born 22 January 1879, Randolph, Rich County, Utah, the son of Olavus Jacobson and Mary Amanda Wilcox. His father and grandmother came to Utah in th

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William Martin Jacobson

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610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States

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William Martin Jacobson

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BIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM MARTIN JACOBSON (Written by his daughter Leona Marie Jacobson Pope) 22 January 1879 – 7 February 1970 William Martin Jacobson was born 22 January 1879, Randolph, Rich County, Utah, the son of Olavus Jacobson and Mary Amanda Wilcox. His father and grandmother came to Utah in the Christiansen Handcart Company in 1857. Olavus was 12 years old, his mother Ingaborg Olsen Jacobson was a widow in Norway when she heard the missionaries and joined the Church. Her older children disowned her, would not listen to the truth, so with her young son she came to Zion. William’s mother was Mary Amanda Wilcox, the daughter of Henry Wilcox and Martha Simmons. She was born in Kanesville, Iowa 10 March 1850 while the Saints wintered there. While crossing the plains, her father and older sister were buried on the plains. Her mother came on with her baby in her arms. Later in Utah she married Wyman Parker, and had four children, she died when Amanda was nine years old. Amanda was raised in the Parker family, whom she loved. Her ancestry goes back to the Mayflower to John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley, whose parents were also on board, but they died during the first hard winter at Plymouth. John Howland, a young man, was swept overboard the Mayflower in a violent storm, he clutched a rope as he went over and clung on. The sailors noticing the rope unwinding, pulled it in and he was still holding on. It was a million in one rescue. He was also a progenitor of the Prophet Joseph Smith’s mother. Amanda’s folks, with her grandparents were among the early converts in Canada, they joined the Saints in Missouri, went through the persecutions there and helped build Nauvoo, were a part of the early migration. Olavus Jacobson and Amanda Wilcox were married November 1867 and with two small sons were among the early settlers of Randolph, Rich County, 1872. William was the fifth child and grew up on a ranch. He had a rather small frame. He was very active and healthy, but did suffer from broken bones through accidents. It was a cattle country, being too high altitude for many crops, the growing season was short but fast. He liked dramatics and took place in many local productions, was always active in the Church and his desire for an education, after getting all that was available locally, attended the Paris, Idaho Academy, then the B.Y.A. in Provo. It was while he attending it that he met Emma Peay, and won her heart and hand. He had a knack or gift of discernment that helped him many times to find lost cattle or other things, he had what he called his lucky rock and when needing help would go there and pray and meditate and get the answer. One time he was inspired to go up the Bear River in search of some cattle, he reached there just as the cattle had been rounded up and sorted out, his brand being unfamiliar to the ranchers there, his animals were in the herd that was to go to Wyoming that day. The fall of 1899 he and another fellow were hired to go and bring in the cattle that were missed in the general roundup. When the fellow hadn’t shown up at the appointed time, he started out with the pack horse, expecting him to catch up with him, but he didn’t, he located the cattle that had been sorted out from the west side of Monti Christo. Their roundup was finished but they had left the Randolph cattle corralled, so he drove them up to the top of Manti, it was late and started to snow. He made camp there, the next morning the cattle had gone back down the other side, so he went after them, when he got them back his pack horse had gone, so without food or bedding he succeeded in getting the 70 head of cattle back home. His activities were varied, he wasn’t afraid to undertake new ventures. He had one of the first Ford cars in Randolph. He used it to carry the mail and passengers as well as pleasure. It was easy for him to talk to people, he had a wonderful memory for names and faces. He was Y.M.M.I.A. Superintendant after moving to the Randolph Ward, also Stake Board member, when Woodruff Stake extended into Wyoming as far as Lyman and Evanston. He held many positions in the other wards he lived in, Provo, Hinckley, Lehi and finally back to Provo and the University Ward. The last few years he used crutches to get around but they didn’t slow him down or keep him from his duties. He worked at Geneva Steel for some time, also for the Utah Central Block Co. He was still working into his eighties. His final illness put him in the hospital in January of 1970, where he spent his 91st birthday, passing on 7 February 1970. After a long and very useful and interesting life, loved and respected by family and friends alike. Many stories could be told but time and space do not permit here. His wife Emma survived him by five years, she missed him very much , and was ready to go meet her loved ones when her time came to go. She was a great lady and a wonderful example of love and courage to all who knew her.

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1879
William Martin Jacobson was born on 22 Jan 1879
William Martin Jacobson was 10 years old when The Eiffel Tower is officially opened. The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.
William Martin Jacobson was 16 years old when Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā – applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa – is now used worldwide. In India, he is also called Bapu and Gandhi ji, and known as the Father of the Nation.
William Martin Jacobson was 30 years old when Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling Motors of China. It also has joint-ventures in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.
William Martin Jacobson was 35 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
William Martin Jacobson was 51 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
William Martin Jacobson was 61 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
William Martin Jacobson was 67 years old when World War II: Hiroshima, Japan is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
William Martin Jacobson was 74 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
William Martin Jacobson was 86 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
William Martin Jacobson died on 7 Feb 1970 at the age of 91
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