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Jessie Sep Jacobs
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Birth: Jan. 16, 1913
Elton
Jefferson Davis Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1986
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

JESSIE WAS THE SON OF LEVI A. JACOBS AND LULA MAE KEELY. JESSIE'S DAD LEVI WAS A GOOD PROVIDER AND MADE A NICE LIVING.
ALMOST TWO MONTHS BEFORE JESSIE TURNED THREE YEARS OLD, HIS DAD DIED IN AN ACCIDENT. THREE AND A HALF MONTHS LATER, JESSIES SISTER WAS BORN.
JESSIES GRANDPARENTS MOSTLY RAISED HIM WHILE HIS MOM WORKED AS A COOK IN LABOR CAMPS. (THAT WAS HIS MOMS PARENTS, THE "KEELYS".) HIS OTHER GRANDPARENTS (THE JACOBS) WERE ELDERLY AND NEEDED CARE THEMSELVES. A FEW YEARS LATER, THE "JACOBS" MOVED OFF TO EL PASO TO LIVE WITH THEIR YOUNGEST DAUGHTER.
WHEN JESSIE WAS 10 OR 12, HIS KEELY GRANDPARENTS MOVED HIM TO BEAUMONT TEXAS WITH THEM. (HIS MOM WENT WENT FOR AWHILE ALSO.) HE DID NOT GET MUCH EDUCATION AFTER THAT. FOR THOSE TIMES, HE HAD ENOUGH TO DO OKAY.
EXCEPT THAT BY THE TIME HE WAS 18, THE "GREAT DEPRESSION" HAD EFFECTED EVERYONE. EVEN A PERSON WITH A JOB DID NOT MAKE ENOUGH FOR EVEN FOOD.
EVEN SO, WHEN JESSIE WAS 19, HE MARRIED GLADYS BADON. BY 1940, THEY HAD THREE KIDS. PEOPLE THAT DID NOT OWN A HOME IN THOSE TIMES COULD NOT AFFORD TO FEED THEIR KIDS. AND, IT TOOK THEM LONGER TO RECOVER FROM THE DEPRESSION.
AROUND 1950, JESSIE STARTED WORKING IN HEAVY FORGING SHOPS. HE BECAME A "STEAM HAMMER DRIVER". EVEN IN THE WINTER, THE SHOPS MAINTAINED AROUND 120 DEGREES. HOWEVER, THE JOB HELPED AFFORD BETTER HOUSING FOR HIS FAMILY. (THE FOOD BUDGET WAS BETTER, BUT STILL VERY LOW.) AND, HE USUALLY HAD SOME KIND OF AN OLD CAR TO DRIVE.
IN 1954, JESSIE AND HIS WIFE HAD THEIR 6th AND FINAL CHILD. THEIR TWO OLDEST KIDS HAD MARRIED AND MOVED AWAY.
AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK, JESSIE VISITED HIS MOM IN DOTY (NEXT TO VIDOR).
IN 1963, JESSIE MOVED HIS FAMILY TO HOUSTON WHERE HE WORKED IN ANOTHER SHOP. JESSIE WORKED THERE UNTIL HE HAD TO RETIRE AT THE AGE OF 62. HE HAD HEALTH PROBLEMS BUT DID "ODD JOBS" TO MAKE A LIVING.
AFTER MOVING TO HOUSTON, JESSIE VISITED HIS MOM EVERY OTHER SUNDAY. HE CONTINUED TO DO THAT AFTER RETIRING.
IN 1977 JESSIE BECAME A WIDOWER. ABOUT A YEAR LATER, HE FINALLY MOVED BACK TO BEAUMONT. HE VISITED HIS MOM EVERY WEEK THEN. AFTER A YEAR, HE MOVED BACK TO HOUSTON AND MARRIED A LADY HE HAD MET BEFORE MOVING TO BEAUMONT. SHE HAD A LITTLE HOUSE IN N. HOUSTON.
JESSIE CONTINUED TO DO "ODD JOBS". THEY HAD A FEW "GOOD YEARS". JESSIE HAD A MILD HEART ATTACK BUT GOT BETTER.
A COUPLE OF YEARS LATER, JESSIE HAD A MASSIVE STROKE AND BECAME BED-RIDDEN. THOUGH HIS WIFE WAS SEVERAL YEARS OLDER THAN HIM, SHE CARED FOR HIM. SHE DID HAVE SOME HELP, BUT STILL HAD A LOT TO DO ON HER OWN.
JESSIE COULD NOT VISIT HIS MOM (WHO BY NOW WAS IN A NURSING HOME IN VIDOR).
ONE TIME JESSIES YOUNGEST DAUGHTER DROVE HIM TO VIDOR TO SEE HIS MOM. JESSIE TOOK ILL AND HE ONLY VISITED HIS MOM A FEW MINUETS. THAT WAS THE LAST TIME HE SEEN HER. THEY DID NOT GET TO WRITE OR EVEN TALK ON THE PHONE.
JESSIE LIVED A FEW MORE YEARS. HE STAYED IN THE BED SO MUCH THAT HE DEVELOPED LUNG PROBLEMS. (HE WOULD NOT SET UP FOR AN HOUR AFTER EATING.)
JESSIES MOM DIED IN 1985. JESSIE DID NOT GET TO GO TO HER FUNERAL. JESSIE DIED SEVERAL MONTHS LATER...
THE END
 
 
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 Parents:
  Levi Auston Jacobs (1871 - 1915)
  Lula Mae Keely Walters (1894 - 1985)
 
 Spouse:
  Gladys Badon Jacobs (1914 - 1977)
 
 Children:
  Monica Dorothy Jacobs Swaim (1933 - 1997)*
  Irven Floyd Jacobs (1934 - 1996)*
  Leona Mae Jacobs Long (1937 - 2014)*
  Robert Lee Jacobs (1954 - 1998)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ryan Cemetery
Tarkington Prairie
Liberty County
Texas, USA
Plot: BETHANY SECTION, ROLL 5, #2-B
 
Created by: JACKIE SUE JACOBS
Record added: Apr 23, 2010
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Jessie Sep Jacobs
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Jessie Sep Jacobs
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Jessie Sep Jacobs
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- Mary Wiese
 Added: Nov. 8, 2010
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- JACKIE SUE JACOBS
 Added: Jun. 20, 2010
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