The following information was supplied by Terry Carpenter:
Paul Burke Jacobs, whose only identified painting is a landscape scene in oil on canvas panel, was born 12 Jun 1889 in York, Pennsylvania. He was married c. 1913 to Edith, who was born c. 1890 in Pennsylvania. They had two daughters: Mary Edith Jacobs born c. 1914 in West Virginia, and Lois Marguerite Jacobs born c. 1918 in Pennsylvania.
He was a chemical engineer and a pioneering advocate of recycling farm products to produce energy. During World War I, he was plant superintendent of the Norwich Chemical Company, Smethport, Pennsylvania, making acetone for the British Government. From 1919 to 1927 he was superintendent of Seaboard C
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