Jacob Howell WISDOM

Male 1923 - 1991


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  • Born  15 Feb 1923  Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  15 Dec 1991  Weippe, Clearwater County, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried  Weippe Cemetery, Weippe, Clearfield County, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Jake H. WISDOM enlisted in the U.S. Army on May 31, 1943 in Spokane Washington.
      [U.S., World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946]

      Obituary:
      Jacob H. Wisdom, a retired cement contractor, died at his Weippe home Sunday evening of complications of a stroke suffered in February 1989. He was 68.

      He was born Feb. 15, 1923, at Kirksville, Mo., to Frank and Lula Churchill Wisdom. The family moved to Idaho when he was 5 years old and settled in the Weippe area, where he attended school.

      A 1940 marriage to Dorothy Gaye Nicason ended in divorce.

      Wisdom enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the infantry in 1943, stationed in Germany and France.

      After receiving various injuries during the Battle of the Bulge, he was awarded a medical discharge in 1945.

      He and Margaret Pursell were married in 1944. The marriage ended in divorce.

      Wisdom returned to the Weippe area, working as a logger and later as a guide and outfitter for big game hunters. He was an avid outdoorsman.

      In 1959, he moved to Boise and worked for his brother, Floyd Wisdom, in the concrete business. He later bought the business and worked as an independent cement contractor.

      He was a member of the Community Christian Center at Boise, and volunteered to pour the foundation for the new center in 1970.

      He married Ellen Stout Jones in Boise June 18, 1977. They moved to Weippe in 1978, where he retired because of poor health.

      He is survived by his wife of Weippe; five sons, eight daughters, two brothers, 50 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

      Six brothers died previously.

      The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Weippe Memorial Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Don Blain officiating.

      Burial will be at the Weippe Cemetery.
      [Lewiston Morning Tribune (ID) - December 17, 1991]
    Person ID  I17798511  Our Ancestors
    Last Modified  19 Dec 2017 

    Father  Frank WISDOM,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Lula CHURCHILL,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Date/Location Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F69366409  Group Sheet

    Family  Ellen Ann STOUT,   b. 10 Aug 1932, , , Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 2011, Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Jun 1977  [4
    Family ID  F83250032  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Feb 1923 - Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Dec 1991 - Weippe, Clearwater County, Idaho, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Weippe Cemetery, Weippe, Clearfield County, Idaho, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    WISDOM, Jacob Howell “Jake”
    WISDOM, Jacob Howell “Jake”
    born February 15, 1923, died December 15, 1991

  • Sources 
    1. [S205] U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, (Digital images. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Ancestry.com Operations Inc Provo, UT, 2007, (www.ancestry.com)), Local Board: Lewiston, Nez Perce, Idaho.

    2. [S77522602] Weippe Cemetery, (On-Line Database, Weippe Cemetery, Weippe, Clearwater, ID, Find-a-Grave, (http://www.findagrave.com)), Find-a-Grave Memorial ID: 58811903 (Obituary).

    3. [S77522602] Weippe Cemetery, (On-Line Database, Weippe Cemetery, Weippe, Clearwater, ID, Find-a-Grave, (http://www.findagrave.com)), Find-a-Grave Memorial ID: 58811903.

    4. [S6222357] Weseman Cemetery, (On-Line Database, Weseman Cemetery, Orofino, Clearwater, ID, Find-a-Grave, (http://www.findagrave.com)), Find-a-Grave Memorial ID: 122707540 (Obituary).


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