My Present Past
A genealogical experience
Jerico Springs, Missouri
Robert E Jacobs arrived
in Jerico Springs,
Cedar County, Missouri
in 1933 with his
younger brother Edgar
and mother Helen,
who had married
Fred W Krauss, of
Jerico Springs.
In 1943, the Jacobs brothers, Gene at 16 years of age and Edgar at 14,
left the farm in Jerico Springs, in search of work.
Traveling alone on a bus, first to Booneville, Mo, then to Columbia, Mo and finally, Kansas City.
Gene found work on a farm owned by Mr. Henry Cannon of Platte City, Mo  for $1.50 per day.
Edgar found work in
Liberty, Mo as a handy man making about the same wage.

Gene left the Platte City farm after three weeks and worked at Staley Mills, then Kansas
City Southern Railway for a few months. In the fall of 1943, Gene found work at the
North American Aviation factory in the Fairfax District of Kansas City, Kansas,
building B-25 Mitchell bombers. Gene worked there for over a year
and was then hired by the
C B & Q Railroad in the fall of 1944.

Edgar was hired in 1945 by Safeway Stores of Kansas City, Mo as a truck driver.
Cedar County Info
Cedar Hall School 1935
Front row L-R:
Edgar Jacobs, Jack Naselroad,
? McPhearson, Laura McPhearson,
Ethel Wolf, Rosalee Ballard
and Edith Fern Ballard.
Middle Row L-R:
Nellie Boston, Edith Wolf,
Esther Orendorf,
Meridith Ballard, Marguerite Wolf
and Russell Boston.
Back Row L-R
Lewis Wolf, Robert E (Gene) Jacobs,
Charles Boston,
Mae Boston, Maxine Brown (Teacher)
Ruth Naselroad,
Helen Ballard and Leo Edwards.
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