Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
JUDSON L. JACOBS, who is one
of the prominent citizens of Chelan, was born in Rockport, Massachusetts
on January 10, 1853, the son of Timothy and Dora (Hodskins) Jacobs, the
former a native of Wells, Maine, and the later of Rockport, Massachusetts.
They died in 1883 and 1873, respectively. Our subject has one brother,
Joseph, living in Clinton, Massachusetts and four deceased, B. F., Albert
H., F. Augustus, and Moses H. J. L. graduated from the Rockport high
school in due time and then entered the Boston dental college from which
he graduated in 1876. He pursued his profession in Boston some years
then, owing to ill health, came to Minnesota. For ten years he was
in active practice there then went to Minneapolis where he remained for
three years. Following that, Dr. Jacobs came to Chelan where he continued
the practice of dentistry. In the meantime he became interested in
the mines of Chelan county and located the Bonnar group on Meadow creek,
three fourths of a mile from Lake Chelan. The group consists of four
claims and the development shows ore that goes thirty-three dollars in
gold and eighteen per cent in copper. In due time this group will
doubtless be one of the heavy producers of Chelan county.
At Minneapolis, on April 27, 1877, Dr. Jacobs
married Miss Rosa E., daughter of Jobe J. and Missouria Piatt
and a native of Ritchfield, Minnesota. Mrs. Piatt was one of the
first white girls that came to Minneapolis in very early days and there
was married. She is still residing in that state, although her husband
is deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs one child, Ida E., has been born.
Dr. Jacobs is a member of the A. F. &
A. M. and the W. W. Politically he is a good strong Republican and
has held various offices since coming to Chelan county. The doctor
is a man of energy and progression and has been closely identified with
the upbuilding of Chelan since coming here. He owns real estate between
the lake and the Columbia river, besides various other property.