Solano County

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Devoted heart and soul to his profession, Peter G. Jacobs, principal of the grammar school at Rio Vista and president of the county board of education, has made his influence felt in a potent measure in the educational affairs of his community and is not unknown in wider educational circles. He was born in Sutter, California, on the 12th of August, 1889, being the first person born there, and is a son of Julius G. and Agnes (Anderson) Jacobs, both deceased. Julius G. Jacobs was a pioneer of this state, having come across the plains from his native state of New Jersey in 1852. He first followed mining in Virginia City but later turned his attention to farming, to which vocation he devoted the later active years of his life. His wife was brought to this state in her girlhood, accompanied by a sister.

Peter G. Jacobs attended the public and high schools at Sutter and was then" a student in the State Teachers College at Chico, obtaining bis teacher's certificate in 1909. He first engaged in teaching at Sites, Colusa county, where he remained for three years, after which for six years he was principal of the Rocklin schools. During the ensuing summer he had charge of the play grounds in Sacramento, and he then came to Rio Vista as principal of the grammar school, in which position he is still serving. He has shown himself eminently qualified for this position, his administration being marked by ability, sound judgment and discrimination. He has pursued his chosen calling with all the interest of an enthusiast, is thoroughly in harmony with the spirit of his work and has a proper conception of the dignity of the profession to which his life and energies are so unselfishly devoted.

Mr. Jacobs was married to Miss Iris Anita Penney, of San Jose, a graduate of the Normal School at that place. They are the parents of three children, Lyle, Keith and Iris Jane. Politically Mr. Jacobs gives his support to the republican party and he is a member of the Free and Accepted Masons and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He is serving his fifth consecutive term as president of the board of education of Solano county. He is very fond of outdoor sports, fishing, hunting and baseball being his favorite diversions.

History of Solano County, California By Marguerite Hunt and Napa County, California By Harry Lawrence Gunn. From Their Earliest Settlement To The Present Time. Chicago. S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. 1926. 883 pages.

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