Born in Riga, Russian Empire (now Republic of Latvia)
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
Died about in San Francisco, California, USA
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Jacob (Youphes) Davis is Notable.
Jacob W. Davis (born Jacob Youphes) was a Latvian-born American tailor who is credited with inventing modern jeans. Growing up in Latvia, he emigrated to the United States as a young man and spent some time in Canada as well. He invented jeans by using sturdy cloth and rivets to strengthen weak points in the seams, and partnered with Levi Strauss to mass produce them.