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Winifred Mae "Winnie" Vohs Jacobson
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Birth: Nov. 22, 1898
Watab
Benton County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Nov. 16, 1990
Aberdeen
Grays Harbor County
Washington, USA

Daughter of Anna and Louis Vohs. Wife of Sigurd Jacobson, mother of Shirley Ann Jacobson Hale, Russell Sigurd Jacobson, Gordon Arnold Jacobson and Carol Lou Jacobson Boucher.
She was born on the family farm to parents of German descent, the youngest of 10 children and the only child born in Minnesota. Her siblings were all born in Mitchell Co. Iowa. Life on the family farm was not easy and she used to say that their greatest luxury was finally getting running water in the kitchen. When she was old enough, Winifred also worked for other families doing laundry, ironing, and helping to care for their children. She finished 8th grade but always
regretted not being able to study nursing.
When most of her siblings moved to Oregon, Washington, and California, she too left Minnesota and made her home in Aberdeen, Washington.
On March 6, 1920, she married Sigurd Jacobson, a shoe merchant. They had 4 children. Music was an important part of the children's lives, while Winifred and her mother Anna, who also lived with the family, did most of the housework and cooking. She and Sigurd built a cabin at Lake Quinault that was the summer home of most of her extended family. Times were diffucult during the Depression and especially after her husband died suddenly in 1944. Winnie worked caring for children and the elderly for many years.
She was a good cook, made delicious home-made bread and even knew how to make her own soap. She was a warm but strict mother and a wonderful grandmother, who is missed by all.





 
 
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 Parents:
  Louis Carl Vohs (1852 - 1935)
  Anna Hermine Neumuth Vohs (1858 - 1953)
 
 Spouse:
  Sigurd Berg Jacobson (1885 - 1944)*
 
 Children:
  Shirley Ann Jacobson Hale (1921 - 2004)*
  Russell Sigurd Jacobson (1923 - 1991)*
  Gordon Arnold Jacobson (1926 - 2002)*
  Carol Lou Jacobson Boucher (1937 - 2009)*
 
 Siblings:
  Levi Carl Vohs (1877 - 1962)*
  Charlotte A Vohs (1881 - 1882)*
  Carolyn Agnes Vohs Isaacson (1884 - 1970)*
  Martha Frances Vohs Craig (1886 - 1978)*
  Ethel Helena Vohs Stoy (1891 - 1973)*
  Edna Elizabeth Vohs Field (1894 - 1993)*
  Harriet Laura Vohs Shandera (1897 - 1993)*
  Winifred Mae Vohs Jacobson (1898 - 1990)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fern Hill Cemetery
Aberdeen
Grays Harbor County
Washington, USA
 
Maintained by: Patricia Tiram
Originally Created by: Dorothy Hinkey
Record added: Aug 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57337420
Winifred Mae Winnie <i>Vohs</i> Jacobson
Added by: Patricia Tiram
 
Winifred Mae Winnie <i>Vohs</i> Jacobson
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Added by: Terry Trackwell Kuhnau
 
 
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- Cinnamon Girl
 Added: Sep. 1, 2014
Love you Gram and miss you. Your precise notes have given birth to our genealogy.Patty
- Patricia Tiram
 Added: Jun. 24, 2013
 
 
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