William Martin Jacobson

22 Jan 1879 - 7 Feb 1970


William Martin Jacobson

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


Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States


June 8, 2011


June 7, 2011

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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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William Martin Jacobson was born on 22 Jan 1879
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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.
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William Martin Jacobson was 38 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
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William Martin Jacobson was 51 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
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William Martin Jacobson was 61 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
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William Martin Jacobson was 63 years old when World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, intending to neutralize the United States Pacific Fleet from influencing the war Japan was planning to wage in Southeast Asia. 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.
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William Martin Jacobson was 77 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
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William Martin Jacobson was 85 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
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William Martin Jacobson died on 7 Feb 1970 at the age of 91
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