Biography of Raymond Jacobs
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Raymond Jacobs is among the leading young business men of Columbiana County and a veteran of the World War. He was born at Wellsville, May 30, 1892, and is the son of Henry B. and Laura M. (Connell) Jacobs.

Henry B. Jacobs, of Wellsville, was born at Wooster, Ohio, and has lived in this city since 1885. He has been in the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad as foreman of the painting department for 35 years and is a highly esteemed member of the community. He is a Democrat, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. To Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs four children were born: Edith, married Willis H. Robinson, lives at Industry, Pa.; Raymond, the subject of this sketch; Mary, deceased; and Ruth M., married F. W. Heldiman, lives at Wellsville.

After completing his schooling, Raymond Jacobs entered the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad in a clerical capacity and four years later he went with the East Ohio Sewer Pipe Company of Irondale, Ohio. Since 1914 he has served as auditor of this company.

Mr. Jacobs served in the World War with Company B, 23rd Infantry, Second Division, and took part in many important battles and drives of the war. He was wounded in action Oct. 4, 1918.

On Nov. 16, 1920, Mr. Jacobs was united in marriage with Miss Bessie F. Wardeska, of Irondale, Ohio, born Sept. 8, 1897, and the daughter of J. C. and May (Call) Wardeska, the former a native of Germany and the latter of Ohio. They reside at Irondale.

Politically, Mr. Jacobs is a Democrat. He holds membership in the Methodist Episcopal Church and is treasurer of American Legion Post No. 70, of which he also has served as commander. He is efficient in his work and is considered as one of the county's successful young men.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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