Biography of Dr. Jonas Jacobs
Chemung County, NY Biographies





Jacobs, Jonas, M.D., coroner of Chemung County and physician of the city of Elmira, was born in New York city November 15, 1862. He is a son of the Rev. Marks Jacobs, of New Haven, Conn. In the study of his profession Dr. Jacobs spent two years in the Medical Department of Yale College, one year in the Medical College of the University of New York, and was graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Baltimore, class of 1886. After three months of practice in Brooklyn he spent one term on the medical staff of Ward's Island Insane Hospital, and in the fall of 1886 settled in Elmira. Dr. Jacobs is a member of the Elmira Academy of Sciences, the Elmira Academy of Medicine, the Pathological Society, secretary of the Medical Society of the County of Chemung, surgeon to the police force, fire department, and Civil Service Board, and medical examiner for numerous organizations. He is president of the Improved Order of Red Men's Fraternal Accident Association of America (Elmira branch), and prophet and past sachem of To-mo-ka Tribe, No. 128, I. O. R. M. Dr. Jacobs was elected coroner in the fall of 1888 and appointed city physician January 1, 1891.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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