JULIUS BLODGETT JACOBS
Goodland Republic, Mar. 3, 1899
Died: Feb. 23, 1899
B. JACOBS DEAD.
Passing of an Early Settler and Prominent Citizen.
Julius Blodgett Jacobs, a pioneer and respected citizen of Sherman county, fell dead with heart disease Thursday forenoon. February 23, at his home near Brewster.
Mr. Jacobs was engaged in repairing an out building on his place when the end came. It was 11 o'clock when he left the house to commence work on the building, and that was the last seen of him alive. He was found by his wife a half hour later lying by the unfinished work, dead.
The passing of Mr. Jacobs removes quite a prominent figure from Sherman county. He was one of the first commissioners, being elected to that office in 1887 from the First district, and serving from 188 to 1891. He was a republican and always took a leading part in local political affairs.
He was born at Sciotoville. Ohio. June 7, 1837. and at the breaking out of the civil war he enlisted in the Thirty-Third Ohio volunteer infantry, serving three years and three months, and at the expiration of that time he was honorably discharged. During the conflict he was engaged in 25 different battles, among which were Chickamauga. Mission Ridge and Jonesborough. After the war he removed to Illinois where he was married to Miss Anna M. Doyle, who survives him. In 1879 he moved to Kansas, locating at Olathe. where he lived until 1886, when he came to Sherman county. He is survived by his wife and eight children—six sons and two daughters—all living in the county. One son. B. W. Jacobs, is a locomotive engineer on the Rock Island.
The funeral services were held at the late home of the deceased. Friday afternoon at three o'clock, conducted by Rev. Shakelford. and interment was made in the Goodland cemetery Saturday.
CONTRIBUTED BY LLOYD P. HOLBROOK, RESEARCHER OF G. A. R. POST , W. R. ROBERTSON POST #428