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Wed, 29 Mar 2017

Mother of Charities

Reading the biography of Frances Wisebart Jacobs leaves little doubt that she well-deserved the title of “Denver’s Mother of Charities.” Over the three decades that she lived in Denver, Jacobs transformed her zealotry for Jewish communal life into a passion for helping the entire city.

Born in Kentucky on March 29, 1843, Frances Wisebart was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. After completing her public...more