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Andrew Jacobs (1906 - 1994)

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Andrew Jacobs
1906 - 1994
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November 5, 1906
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July 27, 1994
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Hays, Ellis County, Kansas 67601
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Andrew Jacobs was born on November 5, 1906. He died on July 27, 1994 at 87 years of age. We know that Andrew Jacobs had been residing in Hays, Ellis County, Kansas 67601.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Andrew Jacobs died on July 27, 1994 at 87 years old. He was born on November 5, 1906. We have no information about Andrew's surviving family. We know that Andrew Jacobs had been residing in Hays, Ellis County, Kansas 67601.
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In 1906, in the year that Andrew Jacobs was born, President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

In 1921, Andrew was merely 15 years old when on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1936, by the time he was 30 years old, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1958, by the time he was 52 years old, on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1994, in the year of Andrew Jacobs's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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