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Janet Jacks Balch
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Birth: Jul. 10, 1863
California, USA
Death: Aug. 3, 1943
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Janet Jacks Balch was from the very wealthy Monterey family of David Jacks. Jacks immigrated from Scotland and traveled to California for the gold rush in 1849. He became a large landowner in Monterey, California.

Janet Jacks met Allan Balch at Cornell University which she was attending for graduate school after her honors program at the University of the Pacific. The story goes, that Janet met Allan when he fixed her horse's shoe at the school blacksmith shop. Balch was a promising engineering student from upstate New York. They married in 1891 and moved to the Northwest and then California, where Allan Balch (with help from David Jacks) founded electric companies for the west coast. Balch became wealthy in his own right, and together, Allan and Janet were very generous contributors to Education and the Arts.

They were important early contributors to Caltech, Cornell, Scripps College, LA County Museum of Art, the Hollywood Bowl, and many other endeavors.

Family links: 
  David Jacks (1822 - 1909)
  Mary Christina Romie Jacks (1838 - 1917)
  Allan Christopher Balch (1864 - 1943)*
  Romie Jacks (____ - 1948)*
  Jennie Jacks (1862 - 1862)*
  Janet Jacks Balch (1863 - 1943)
  Lee Louise Jacks (1865 - 1941)*
  William E Jacks (1867 - 1937)*
  Mary Jacks Thomas (1869 - 1955)*
  Frederic Ernst Jacks (1871 - 1871)*
  Margaret Anna Jacks (1874 - 1962)*
  Vida Grenville Jacks (1883 - 1943)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Begonia Terrace, Great Mausoluem, Wall Crypt 14
Created by: Caroline Hoag
Record added: Dec 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63033160
Janet <i>Jacks</i> Balch
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Janet <i>Jacks</i> Balch
Added by: Kathy Salazar
Janet <i>Jacks</i> Balch
Added by: Caroline Hoag
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 Added: May. 3, 2013

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