Jacobs, Edward Deyo.


k-Jacobs, Edward Deyo b. July 9, 1913, New Jersey; High School education; Single (Married); Artist; CP 1935; Received Passport# 6308, New York series on February 9, 1937, which listed his address as Highland, New Jersey; Arrived in Spain on March 17, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN; Served on the Historical Commission for the Book of the XV Brigade; XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN, on BN staff, Cartographer and Artist; Served at Jarama and during the Retreats; Killed in action on March 17, 1938, Belchite, during the Retreats; Jacobs was unable to continue the retreat, Douglas Taylor, his best friend, stayed with him; Both are believed to have been killed or captured and subsequently executed; Family erected a memorial stone in Plot B-4 to 7 New Palz Rural Cemetery, New Paltz, Ulster County, New York.
Source:  Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Lincoln; Mac-Paps; XV BDE, USSDA 2:0657, 56:0007; Find-a-Grave #97783227 Code A
Photographs: Edward Deyo Jacobs, in Spain, family photograph from The Stranger in the Attic; and below Artists' Union Rally, l. to r. Edward 'Deyo' Jacobs, Winifred Milius, and Hugh Miller, ca. 1935 / Irving Marantz, photographer. Gerald Monroe research material on WPA, American Artists' Congress, and Artists' Union, [ca. 1930-1971]. Archives of American Art; and from wartime Volunteer.