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Frederick U. Jacques, Lansing

Frederick cash-claimed a quarter in 29, 3S 43W in 1890. 
That quarter was owned in 1920 by banker P.J. Sullivan, one part of his large ranch. Fred Jacques' going into the banking business, is not proof, but adds credence.

Partial obit. from the Brown County World, Kansas.
This is a possibility, but with the kids being born about 1890, he might not have had the time or money to do a cash claim.
BUT his son Fred A. Jacques, born about 1873, might be the one teaching in Payne Township near Wichita, Kansas in 1893.
October 17, 1908 "ALEXANDRIA--Miss Blanche Hubbard and Fred A. Jacques were married in the county judge's office at Hebron. They boarded the train at Hebron for a wedding- tour east. "

Fred was in Thayer County Nebraska in 1910, married (his second) to Blanche B. 20 and year -old Dale B.. Fred, 26, married Chattie B. Thompson, 17, Dec 12, 1899, in Havensville Kansas. In 1900 Pottawatomie County, Kansas Fred is farming, married to Chattie B. Aug 1882 Kansas.
and she died December 6, 1904. (Chattie 1882-1904 is buried in Havensville, Kansas # 42756171, with an infant daughter dying the next day). Then he married Blanche Hubbard Oct 10, 1908.

The Havensville Review 22 December 1904
No fact in science is so well established, none so persistently demonstrated in nature, none so indelibly inwrought in human experience, as is the fact of death. This potential fact, this unexplained something we call death, though omnipresent as life, and the commonest thing with which human experience has to do is withal the most unwelcome guest that knocks at the door of human life. Like the icy breath of winter upon the tenderest, new blown flower, our hearts chill and blanch at his presence. The strong and the weak, the aged and the infant, friend and foe alike are powerless to stay his withering touch. Eve and anon we are saddened and surprised at the announcement of the death of our friends and loved ones. A sadder message seldom comes to so many hearts in any community than that which last Wednesday morning conveyed to us the death of Mrs. Jacques at Alexandria, Nebr. at ten o'clock the evening before. From friend to friend, from home to home, in all the places of business, the sad news was conveyed with deepest expressions of sorrow and surprise.
Mrs. Chattie Thompson-Jacques was born in Havensville, Kansas, August 25, 1882. Departed this life at Alexandria, Nebraska, December 5th, 1904 age 22 years , 3 months and 14 days. She was united in marriage to Fred A. Jacques, December 12, 1899, since which time they have made their home at Alexandria. She spent the most of her young life in this community where none knew her but to love her, and where her life of sunshine and sympathizing nature made every one her friend. The wide circle of Chattie's friendship, and the love and esteem in which she was held in this community was attested by the large sympathizing crowd that was in attendance at her funeral at the Christian church on Friday last, from which place, after the funeral discourse by the Rev. Johnoton(sic?), the remains were laid to rest in the Havensville cemetery. She confessed her Savior at an early age and united with the Christian church at this place before her marriage some five years ago. Like a ministering angel Chattie never failed to seek out the sick of the community and carried good cheer and sunshine into the homes of the needy if such were to be found. In this she imitated her Savior and in this we have the assurance of the Master himself that she will not lose her reward, the joy and crown of life everlasting.

In 1920 Thayer County, Fred A. Jr. is a bank cashier, 46, Blanche B. 29, Dale B. 10, Ward F. 8, Harlan W. 6, Jean 2, and nine-month Blanche.
Re: Blanche Bessie Jacques, born Feb 27, 1890 in Nebraska, died May 4, 1990 in Los Angeles County, mother House, father Hubbard.
[Great-grandfather]DEATH NOTICE - HIAWATHA DAILY WORLD - MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1928: F. A. Jacques died Sunday morning, December 30, at 11:o'clock, at the home of his son, Truman Jacques, 10 miles south of Hiawatha, at the old farm home of the Jacques family. Mr. Jacques was 85 years old. He had an attack of flu-pneumonia. Because of his advanced age, he had no strength to fight the disease, he passed away with very little suffering. His wife, one son, Harve E., two daughters, Mabel and Velma, preceded him in death. He is survived by four sons, R.L. Jacques of Hutchinson, Kans.; F.A. Jacques of Alexandria, Nebr. ; Truman A. Jacques, of Willis, Kans.; Clarence E. Jacques, of Butte, Mont.
The funeral will be held Tuesday at 10:30 at the Methodist church. Rev. G.R. Lawellin officiating. Burial in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Frederick A. Jacques was born in Williams Center, Ohio, Nov. 9, 1843; died Dec. 30, 1928, aged 85 years, one month, 21 days. He was the son of Abraham C. and Anna Jacques, being the youngest of 13 children, 11 sons and two daughters, all having preceded him in death. He enlisted for the Civil War in 1862, serving in Co. A, 38th Ohio volunteer infantry. He was wounded in the battle of Atlanta at Atlanta, Ga., in August, 1864. This was during Sherman's march to the sea. He was honorably discharged from the service of his country in 1865.
Following the Civil War, he came to Kansas. He was married to Martha Ann Caruthers at Leavenworth, Kansas, Nov. 8, 1868. To this union were born seven children, five sons, two daughters. He leaves to mourn his departure, four sons, R.L Jacques of Hutchinson, Kans., F.A. Jacques Jr. of Alexandria, Nebr., Truman A. Jacques of Willis, Kans., Clarence E. Jacques of Butte, Mont.
His wife preceded him in death Aug. 27, 1926. His children who preceded him are: Mabel, who died Feb. 17, 1890, at the age of nine; Velma, who died Nov. 3, 1920, aged 29; Harvey E., who died May 6, 1923, aged 54. Mr Jacques bought the old home farm near Willis, Kansas 60 years ago, had been a resident of this community since that time. He was baptized in the Lutheran church when he was a child. He was honest, upright in his dealings with his fellow men, commanded the respect of those who knew him. He was a kind neighbor, a loving husband and father, a loyal, patriotic citizen.
The funeral service was held in the Methodist church Tuesday morning at 10:30, conducted by the pastor, Rev. G.R. Lawellin. Mr. & Mrs. L.A. Neff sang "In the Garden" and "Sunrise", accompanied by Mrs. H.O. Middlebrook at the organ. The Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Fred A. Jacques of Alexandria was a member of the Nebraska Historical Society in 1918. So were an Auld and Ault - who financed the Sullivan banking start.
Frederick Agustus Jacques, Jr. 1873-1931 is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha, Kansas. # 50595857.

1990 Monrovia, California
Blanche Hubbard Jacques sat at a lace-covered kitchen table spread with a century's worth of black-and-white tintypes, faded portraits and yellowed diplomas. The Monrovia woman, whose 100th birthday is Tuesday, plucked out a sepia-tone of herself as a young girl--one of six teen-agers who graduated from Nebraska's Alexandria High School in 1906--and another of herself posing with the school's first girls basketball team. "I was 5 feet, 10 inches, so I always played center," she said, recalling that the girls made their own uniforms. Although she never ventured from her home state of Nebraska until she was married at 18, and has never set foot outside the United States, Jacques has lived through times that most people have only read about.
She was the first woman in her town to own and operate a general store. Widowed during the Depression, she survived by raising food for herself and her six children. As a young woman in the 1920s, she shocked the townsfolk by shearing off her long hair to sport a stylish marcel wave. And when most people retire to an easy chair, she carved out a new career, caring for elderly people until she was near 80.
"She reminds me of an early American pioneer, very slim and straight and basic but very caring," said Sue Church, the Los Feliz woman who was Jacques' last employer 20 years ago. Church and other friends will be among a large group gathered from across the country in Monrovia today to honor Jacques at a gala one-century party. She has two surviving children, a dozen grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren, one of whom is expected to make it to the party.
Jacques, who lives with her youngest daughter, Winnie Olson, grew up on a Nebraska farm, where she was born in 1890 to parents of English and Scotch-Irish ancestry. After graduating from high school, she worked in her father's hardware store until local banker Fred Jacques began frequenting the place, sometimes just to chat with her father and sometimes to stare at her. She married Jacques on Oct. 10, 1908. "We just went and got married over to the county courthouse," Jacques recalled. "I never had met his people, so we went from the courthouse down to Hiawatha, Kan., so I could meet his family." The honeymoon trip was the first time she had left Nebraska.
Her husband built a large, two-story house two blocks from the bank, and there Jacques raised six children, first three boys and then three girls. She was up before sunrise to milk cows and feed children, gather eggs, weed her garden, and can fruit, vegetables, jams and pickles. Olson remembers the basement shelves lined floor to ceiling with Mason jars brimming with her mother's handiwork. "The kids all worked in the garden," Jacques recalled. "They liked to do it and they liked to eat what came out of it. We had an asparagus bed and there were cherry trees, an apple orchard and mulberries."
When her youngest daughter was a year old, Jacques became one of the few working mothers in town, hiring a neighbor to baby-sit while she drove a Model A Ford 10 miles over unpaved roads to her mercantile store in the next town. "I sold cloth and spools of thread, and I would go to the local farmers and get their eggs and chickens to sell too," Jacques said. After the happy, prosperous years of the early 1920s, the family's fortunes changed, Jacques recalled. Her husband's bank closed after the stock market crash, and he died a few years later.
Jacques kept the family going by contracting with the railroad to feed workmen and by running a boarding house. When Jacques' children were grown, she moved to California to be near them, and in 1950 she began a 20-year career working as a nurse and companion to elderly people. Jacques cared for Mary Stermer's mother for four years, living with the family in Tustin. Stermer is one of several former employers who has kept in touch with Jacques for more than two decades. "She was an absolute mainstay," Stermer recalled. "She was extremely capable and mentally alert, and her physical strength was enormous. She was so thoughtful and good to all of us that we thought of her as a member of the family." Sue Church also hired Jacques, who was 78 at the time, to care for her 70-year-old mother. "I remember on her days off Blanche would do all the cleaning and ironing for her daughters and grandchildren," Church said. "She had this great caring for people."

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