Jack, Samuel Vernon 1859 - 1922
JACK, POWELL, RENSHAW
Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 6/23/2020 at 10:12:34
Elkader Register, Thur., 29 June 1922.
S. V. Jack, a prominent business man of Elkader for over forty years, died at his home here Friday afternoon June 23rd. About the first of last December he went to Rochester, Minn., for an operation on a growth in his throat that had been troubling him for some time. The growth was successfully removed but other troubles prevented his proper nourishment and he gradually failed until the end came.
Samuel Vernon Jack was the son of James and Elizabeth Jack, pioneer residents of Clayton county, and was born at National January 2nd, 1859.
In 1877 the family came to Elkader and Mr. Jack assisted his father in the farm implement business, later succeeding his father and continuing in that business until about 1905, when he sold out, and formed a partnership with V. T. Price in the real estate business, which partnership continued until his death.
October 11th, 1882, Mr. Jack was married to Miss Grace Powell of Elkader, who with two daughters, Miss Eva Jack of Chicago, and Miss June Jack, who taught at Grand Junction, Iowa, last year, are left to mourn a dearly beloved husband and father. Mr. Jack is also survived by his aged mother, Mrs. E. H. Jack; one brother, L. M. Jack of Waucoma, one sister, Mrs. Herbert Renshaw of Inwood, and other relatives.
Mr. Jack was widely known and highly respected throughout the county. He set for himself a high standard of honor and lived up to it. He was of a quiet and rather retiring disposition although a man of strong character and convictions. It was only the inner circle of friends who knew him best who knew the real friendly and lovable personality he possessed.
He was an honorable business man, a true and kind husband and father, a genuine friend and a good neighbor. His death is a loss to the community.
Mr. Jack was for many years an earnest and valued member of the Masonic fraternity, also of the O.E.S. and M.W.A.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock from the home, Rev. W. J. Warner speaking briefly. Burial was in the East Side cemetery with Masonic services at the grave.
Clayton Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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