Jacob Weinberger, Federal Judge Who Left His Mark on Arizona and San Diego California, Part #1

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Jacob "Jake" Weinberger, Globe, Arizona, 1907, #WS1217

Jacob “Jake” Weinberger, Globe, Arizona, 1907,
#WS1217

Jacob Weinberger

Values Codes – I -E – L- P

 

Jacob Weinberg’s life embodied the pioneer spirit in Denver, Colorado, the Arizona Territory, and San Diego, California. 

 

Jacob Weinberger was born in Hungary, in 1882.

Jacob Weinberger arrived in the New York 1889 with his mother and 7 of 9 siblings.

From New York they traveled by train to Denver, Colorado, where they arrived that same year.

 

Colorado

Jacob “Jake” Weinberger worked as a newsboy in Denver. Helped with family’s cow, horse, and worked in family grocery store

He shined shoes, and worked in a dry goods store during summer vacation from school.

Jacob Weinberger witnessed a lynching of a saloon keeper accused of killing a Civil War veteran.

 

During high school in Cripple Creek, Colorado, a gold mining town, he worked at a stationers shop and at his older brother’s candy store, and delivered the Denver Post.

Between High School and Law School, Jacob Weinberger worked in the Pueblo, Colorado steelworks.

 

He went to Colorado School of Law at Boulder, Colorado right out of Denver High, in 1901. Tuition at the University of Colorado Law School was $20.00 per semester and boarding fees were $11.25 per semester.

 

Jacob Weinberger’s high school music instructor was Wilberforce J. Whiteman,  father of future bandleader, Paul Whiteman.

 

Jacob Weinberger began his private law practice in Denver, Colorado in 1904

 

Gila County, Arizona

Jacob Weinberger moved his law practice to Globe, Arizona in 1905 where the copper mines were booming.

From 1907 to 1909 Jacob Weinberger was Assistant District Attorney of Gila County, after which he returned to private practice as Elliott & Weinberger.

Weinberger had a decent amount of earnings and the town of Globe began loosing out to Miami, Arizona, where a new copper strike had been made.

His wife had health problems, so the family left for the milder weather of San Diego, in 1911.

 

Civic

1907 to 1909 – Jacob Weinberger was Assistant District Attorney of Gila County

Jacob Weinberger was one of 52 delegates to the Arizona Constitutional Convention representing Gila County in 1910.

There he was a proponent of Two- State solution: Arizona AND New Mexico.

 

Fraternal

In Globe, Arizona, Jacob Weinberger was a member of the Masons, Eagles, and President of the Aerie.

In Tucson he was a part of the Scottish Rite Consistory

And in Phoenix, Jacob Weinberger was a member of the Mason’s El Zariba Temple.

 

Family

Jacob Weinberger married  Blanche Ruth Solomon, daughter of the Solomonville Solomons in 1907.

Solomonville was 90 miles from Globe, so their courtship was “conducted by motorcar.”

Rabbi Martin Zielonka of El Paso presided at the wedding.

Together Jacob and Blanche Weinberger had two children, Adrienne and Richard.

 

End of Part #!.

Click here for Part #2, “The San Diego Years of Jacob Weinberger

 

More information can be found in the following issue of Western States Jewish History:

  • Jacob Weinberger, United States Federal Judge; by Leland Stanford, WSJH 43/2.

Photo Gallery  [More photos always welcomed]

Regina Merwin is Curator of this Judge Jacob Weinberg Exhibit.

To enlarge pictures, simply click on them.

 

 

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