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Re: Jacob First wife Harriet died Santa Cruz. Need obit.
Posted by: Jerri Strombeck (ID *****8880) Date: December 09, 2012 at 02:11:39
In Reply to: Jacob First wife Harriet died Santa Cruz. Need obit. by Revae Leppanen of 249

San Jose Mercury News, 4/28/1912

Mary R. First has been granted a divorce from Jacob First, and the plaintiff was granted the custody of the minor child. The defendant is blind.

San Diego Union, 3/12/1919

Matrimony Becomes Habit
A marriage license was granted on Thursday afternoon to Jacob Henry First, the blind newspaper vendor, age 50 years, a native of Indiana, to wed Harriet Lucinda Lawrence, age 58, a native of England. This is the fifth time for the bridegroom and the fourth for the bride to enter into the matrimonial state.--Santa Cruz Sentinel

San Antonio Light, 12/6/1907

Smithville, TX, Dec 6--F. W. Swenson, under indictment for running away with a young woman last summer, shot and killed his divorced wife, seriously wounded her husband, Jacob First, and then committed suicide. Swenson was a horsetrader and attacked First and his wife while they were on their way home from a shopping trip to the city.

I think "Febia" is Phoebe, they were married in 1892.

Try this for obits-

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