Newman F. Jacobs. A splendid type of Creek citizenship, Newman F. Jacobs is a prosperous farmer and has made himself a factor in affairs of public importance in his home community in Hughes County. He has spent practically all his life in that one locality and has stood sturdily for improvement and progress and especially the advancement of his own people.
He was born at Wewoka, Oklahoma, August 15, 1885, a son of Frank and Jennie (Coker) Jacobs. His father was born on Honey Creek, four miles from Checota, and on one side he was of Creek and on the other side of German ancestry. Frank Jacobs spent all his life in a store until about fifty years of age, when he took up farming and stock raising, and was one of the successful men of the Creek country. He died at his home three miles west of Holdenville July 7, 1909, at the ago of seventy. Mrs. Jennie Jacobs was born in the Seminole country and has always lived in that community. Their six children were: Mattie, wife of Ira Foster of Holdenville; Newman, who lives near Holdenville; Sarah, wife of George Perryman, Jr., of Tulsa; Josie, wife of Edward Haikey of Tulsa; Willie, who lives with her mother three miles west of Holdenville; and Louis.
Newman F. Jacobs throughout his life has had his home within two miles of the place where he now resides. As a boy he attended the Emahaka Mission or Academy and the Indianola Business College at Holdenville. For a time he was in the government service, and held other clerical positions, being now deputy clerk of Hughes County. He has also served as township trustee and as a member of the school board of his district. For the last seven years Mr. Jacobs has occupied and tended his fine farm of 120 acres near Holdenville, and he also owns three other tracts of land in this section of Oklahoma. His home is situated one mile west of Holdenville, on a fine elevation that affords most healthful surroundings and is an attractive place in which to live and rear his family.
Mr. Jacobs is a deacon in the Indian Church of the Baptist denomination, and is affiliated with the Woodmen of the World. On May 29, 1904, he married Ella Monahwee. She was born fourteen miles west of Okmulgee August 4, 1883, and is a fullblood Creek. Both her parents died before she was a year old, and she was reared and educated at Muskogee. Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs have three children, William, Jesse and Warren.