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date: 26 January 2020

Jacobs, Frances Wisebartlocked

(29 March 1843–03 November 1892)
  • Marilyn Elizabeth Perry

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Jacobs, Frances Wisebart (29 March 1843–03 November 1892), welfare worker and charity organizer, was born in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, the daughter of Leon Henry Wisebart, a cutter (probably a tailor) and an officer in the B’nai B’rith Jewish service organization, and Rosetta Marx. When Frances was a young child, the family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where German Jews had established their own press and a theological school. Raised in a traditional Jewish home, Frances received her education in the city’s public school system and went on to become a teacher at a school in Cincinnati....

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