JACOBS, JOHN (1830-1901) Salinas IOOF Cem. (Salinas Daily
Index October 9, 1901)
Death of John Jacobs
After many years of suffering another old veteran passed to rest at 1
o’clock yesterday morning. Having fought in the Mexican War with honor
John Jacobs, a native of Ohio, succumbed to cancer of the mouth in his
eighty second year. At the age of 25 he enlisted as a private in the
Ninth U.S. Infantry regiment, and was present at the taking of Monterey
by Commodore Sloat in 1846. Since that time he has made the old capital
his home. A few years ago the dread disease made its appearance on the
corner of his mouth and, despite every treatment continued to spread.
About fourteen months ago he came to Salinas with the intention of going
to Yountville Soldiers’ Home, but for some cause made no application.
He was sent to the County Hospital, where he remained a few months,
finally taking up his abode in one of the jacks cottages on Monterey
street where he died. Deceased was born March 7, 1820, and leaves a
widow, one son and one daughter in poor circumstances. He was a
pensioner at $12 per month, and also a recipient of county aid. He will
be buried in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon,
under the auspices of James B. Steedman Post, G.A.R.
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