Charity Organization Society (Denver, Colo.)
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Frances Wisebart Jacobs in an oval portrait of her head and shoulders. Frances Wisebart Jacobs came to Colorado as a young bride in 1863, and she and her husband, Abraham Jacobs, made their first home in Central City, Colorado. After the family relocated to Denver, Colorado, she became known in the local Jewish and general community and nationally as Denver's ''Mother of Charities'' for her central role in philanthropy. She was an officer in several charitable organizations and helped to found...
Dates: between 1880-1890
Overview Originals and copies of newspaper articles, memorials, copy of Charity Organization Society incorporation, and memos concerning Frances Wisebart Jacobs.
Overview Frances Wisebart Jacobs, born in 1843, earned the nickname "Mother of Charities" because of her many efforts to assist the poor, the homeless, and the disenfranchised. She joined or helped to found charitable organizations and events in Denver, Colorado, and at the national level, and she was instrumental in raising support for the construction of Jewish Hospital in 1892. The collection consists of clothing that belonged to Jacobs and to a relative and contemporary of hers. Also...
Dates: 1882-1994; Majority of material found in 1882-1924
Overview Memoir of Mrs. Frances Jacobs published by the Charity Organization of Denver upon the death of Frances Wisebart Jacobs in 1892. The publication commemorates the life of Frances Jacobs and her charitable works. There are life tributes, eulogies, and proclamations by various organizations and community leaders, including Rabbi Friedman's eulogy at her funeral.