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Odelia Margaret (Cussins) Jacob

Thomas Fulton Jacob

Odelia Jacob Rites Held here Tuesday

Memorial services were Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Bollman Chapel for Mrs. Odelia Margaret Jacob who had been in failing health for the past seven months and who passed away in a Caldwell, Idaho hospital on Friday, August 7, 1964. The Rev. Lester T. Wells officiated and Mrs. harry Stein was organist. Mrs. J.M. Trullinger and Mrs. Stein sang "Beyond The Sunset" and "In The Garden."

Honorary pallbearers were Alvin McFetridge, Ben Weathers, A.M. Pace and A.L. Duckett. Casket bearers were:Dick Tippett, Ted Howerton, Elzie Lewis, Charles Lydall, Truman Poulson, and Donald Maxwell, and interment was in the Enterprise cemetery beside the grave of her husband.

Mrs. Jacob was born August 23, 1882 at Pickrell, Neb., daughter of Samuel and Elizaabeth Cousins. When Mrs. Jacob was about five years old, the family moved to Wallowa couunty where she had since lived. On May 15, 1901 she was married at Lostine to Thomas Filton Jacob who preceded her in death on February 9, 1955. For a number of years the couple lived on lower Imnaha, retiring to Enterprise about ten years ago. She was a member of the Christian church.

Survivors include two sons, John, of curtin, and Lee, of Roseburg; three daughters, Mrs.W.J. (Elvaree or Pat) Pollock, of Fruitland, Ida., Mrs. John (Sylvia) Bales, of Enterprise, and Mrs. Bill (Grace) Perkins, of Portland; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Arthur Cousins, of Enterprise.

Mrs. Odelia Jacob Dies At Age Of 81

ENTERPRISE - Mrs. Odelia Margaret Jacob, 81, pioneer of Wallowa County, died Friday in a Caldwell (Idaho) hospital following several months of ill heath.

Funeral services were held today at Bollman Chapel, with the Rev. Lester T. Wells officiating. Interment was in Enterprise cemetery.

Mrs. Jacob was the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Cousins and was born in Nebraska, coming to Wallowa County as a small child. On May 15, 1901 she was married at Lostine to Thomas Foltin Jacob who died Feb. 9, 1855. She was a member of theChristian church.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Elvaree Pollock, Fruitland, Ida., Mrs. Sylvia Bales, Enterprise; and Mrs. grace Perkins, Portland; two sons, John of Cur?, and Lee of Roseburg; a brother, Arthur Cousins, Enterprise; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Died Aug 7, 1964
Buried Aug 11, 1964

Last Rites Held For Tom Jacob

Services were held Monday for Thomas Fulton Jacob, a pioneer of Wallowa County, who passed away at his home in Enterprise Wednesday afternoon, February 9, 1955 following several months of failing health. He had been a residnet of the county for more than 75 years, having come here with hisparents when about seven years of age. He was born in Portland March 22, 1871 and was the son of John and Elizabeth Jacob.

For a number of years the family lived near Lostine. When old enough to drive a freight train, Mr. Jacob freighted between Wallowa county and La Grande for a time.He helped build the first telephone line between Cove andUnion. After hismarriage on May 15, 1901 to Miss O'Delia Margaret Cussins at Lostine, he homesteaded on Joseph Creek, latermoving to Lower Imnaha where he and his wife had lived for 25 years. A year ago they sold their ranch below Fence creek and moved to Enterprise. He was a rugged man and took great pleasure in fishing and hunting.

He is survived by his widow, of Enterprise; three daughters; Mrs. W.J. (Elvaree) Pollock, Jordan Valley, Ore.; Mrs. John (Sylvia) Bales, Enterprise; and Mrs. Bill (Grace) Perkins, of Portland; and three sons, Wade, of Winnemucca, Nev.; John, Curtin, Ore.; and Lee, of Enterprise. There are also 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were from the Booth-Bolman chapel on Monday at 2 p.m. with Elder Kenneth Juhl officiating. Elder Juhl and Mrs. Juhl sang "There Is A Gate That Stands ajar; and "wonderful Morning," and were accompanie on the organ by Mrs. Douglas Miller. Pallbearers were J.H. Tippett, Kelsie Simmons, Chris Tippett, Donald Maxwell, Lyle Witherrite, and Lloyd Lovell, with interment in the Enterprise cemetery.

All of the children were here for the funeral with the exception of Lee. Mrs. Pollock was accompanied by her son, Jimmie Dorrance, and brother, Wade, and John was accompanied by his son, Lynn. Mrs. Perkins had been here a short time ago.


Mrs. J.W. Pollock of Jordan Valley, her son, James Dorrance of Deeth, Nevada, and brother, Wade Jacob of Winnemucca, Nev. left Tuesday afternoon for their homes. John Jacob, and son, Lynn, returned to their home at Curtin, Oregon, Monday evening. They had been here to attend the funeral of their father, Tom Jacob.

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