Dorothea Maud Creed-Jacobs[1]

Female 1923 - 1994  (71 years)


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  • Name Dorothea Maud Creed-Jacobs 
    Born 7 Aug 1923  Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    _UID 5EE128C5AF6C44B4B36635784AD06125A58B 
    Died 25 Aug 1994  Bexar, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Sam Houston National cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Road 
    Person ID I8611  Treefive
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2015 

    Father George Henry Creed-Jacobs,   b. 17 Jun 1891, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1976, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Mary Wilhelmina Ernestenar Gesch,   b. 12 Jul 1901, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1995, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 26 Oct 1920  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Family ID F2456  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Geoffrey Clarence Hargreaves,   b. 4 Aug 1917, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1969, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 21 Apr 1941  Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Carol Ann Hargreaves,   b. Abt 1942,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Barry Bak,   b. 24 Jul 1943, Townsville, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1943, Townsville, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F2448  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Pablo Gomez de la Rosa,   b. 15 Aug 1922, Laredo, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 2008  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 14 Dec 1947  [4
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Paul de la Rosa,   b. 14 Sep 1953, Bexar, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 2006, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F2463  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • Dorothea Creed-Jacobs was one of four daughters of George Creed-Jacobs and Mary Gesch. George was the first Creed-Jacobs generation - a son of Charles Alfred Jacobs and Alice Maud Creed.

      Dorothea married Geoffrey Hargreaves on 21 Apr 1941 at Maryborough. They had a daughter Carol Ann, born in 1942.

      Dorothea's husband-to-be, Pablo de la Rosa, arrived in Australia in Jan 1942 on a Red Cross hospital ship. He had been serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Philippine Islands. He was assigned to the 2nd Air Force and met Dorothea while assigned to the 4th Air Depot in 1942 in Townsville.

      Dorothea had a son, Barry Bak, on 24 Jul 1943 at Townsville. Barry was born prematurely and lived for only 8 hours.

      In the 1943 electoral roll, Geoffrey Clarence Hargreaves was at North Aramara, Wide Bay, labourer, and his mother Christina was at Aramara. Dorothea is not on the roll.

      Geoffrey and Dorothea had different addresses in Geoffrey's 1944 passport application - he was in Brisbane and she was in Townsville.

      All of this indicates that Geoffrey and Dorothea's marriage was short-lived.

      Dorothea travelled from Sydney to San Francisco on the USS Marine Phoenix, arriving there on Dec 1947, according to shipping records. Pablo met her there the next day. She was travelling under the name Dorothea Bak (it is unclear how she got a passport in that name), and Carol Ann was not on the passenger list. She listed her occupation as waitress, and named Paul (most likely Pablo) Delarosa as a friend. They married on 14 Dec 1947. Dorothea became a naturalised US citizen in 1950 at San Antonio, Texas.

      She served as Private First Class in the US Army Air Corps.

      According to www.familysearch.org (United States Public Records) Dorothy Delarosa, also known as Dorothea M Delarosa (born 7 Aug 1923), lived at 406 Clower, San Antonio, Texas 78212 from 1 May 1993 to 1 Jan 2009. This is the same address and about the same time period as Pablo. She also had a second address: 410 Paschal St # 1, San Antonio, Texas 78212 from 1 Apr 1968 to 1 Jun 2001.

      Dorothea's burial place, Sam Houston National cemetery, is a "United States national cemetery". This is a designation for 147 nationally important cemeteries in the United States. A national cemetery is generally a military cemetery containing the graves of U.S. military personnel, veterans and their spouses but not exclusively so.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2018] TRE Family tree - Gordon on rootsweb: Creed-Jacobs, TRE114., 18 May 2104; George Henry Creed-Jacobs.

    2. [S983] ancestry.com Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950, Queensland 26 Oct 1920; Creed-Jacobs, George Henry and Gesch, Mary Wilhelmina Estera.

    3. [S2017] DTH479 Death Hargreaves, Geoffrey Clarence, DTH479., Queensland; Geoffrey Clarence Hargreaves; 18 September 1969; Death certificate; 25 November 1969.

    4. [S2019] OBT044 Obituary de la Rosa, Pablo G., OBT044., Obituary - Pablo G. de la Rosa; 2008; http://www.porterloring.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=467392 accessed 18 May 2014.