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JACKSON, Lewis Beal Sr.

JACKSON, BEAL

Posted By: Sharon R Becker (email)
Date: 1/8/2017 at 11:50:52

The Leon Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, August 20, 1908, Page 1

LEON BOY MAKES GOOD

Attorney Lewis B. Jackson who is Winning Fame and Fortune in Oklahoma Visits Old Home.

Lewis B. Jackson, accompanied by his wife and two children, arrived Saturday evening from Sapulpa, Okla., to spend two weeks in his, his boyhood home, and has been busy renewing acqaintances and receiving the congratulations of his friends ever since he arrived.

Four years ago Mr. Jackson decided to strike out and seek a new home and after looking over the new countries selected Sapulpa as his home. He had practiced law in Leon for several years, but business comes slowly to a young lawyer in a town where he has spent all his life, and he wisely decided to make a change. Success has crowned his efforts and hisis fast winning a name as one of the leading lawyers in Oklahoma.

In four years he has built up one of the best legal practices in the new state, and at the first election held in the new state he was honored by being elected county attorney of Creek county on the democratic ticke, for Lew was always a staunch democrat. He has had remarkable success in his profession and has successfully prosecuted several murder cases since his election.

Recently Creek county has been having a spirited contest over the selection of a permanent county seat, and Sapulpa won out at the election held last week.When the new state was organized Sapulpa was named as the temporary county seat, but as it was located within 3 1/2 miles of the east line of a county forty miles wide, the town of Bistow, which was located within four miles of the center of the county, made a spirited fight for the county seat. At the election held last week Sapulpa won out and becomes the permanent county seat, having a majority of 541 in a total vote of about 4300. And Mr. Jackson had a prominent part in the victory, judging from the following which appeared in the Sapulpa Daily Democrat of last Friday:

"County Attorney L. B. Jackson, the man who put in 30 days and made 10 speeches on the county seat matter in the interest of Sapulpa, and who scarely went to bed during that time, will, together with his family, leave for Leon, Iowa, his old home, tonight to enjoy a much needed rest, spending most of his time at the 'old swimmin' hole,' and eating fried chicken.

"To L. B. Jackson and his aggressive campaign, is due, in a large measure the success of Sapulpa in the county seat fight. He had attended that notorious 'first convention' at Bristow and then and there swore revenge, if the opportunity ever came. It came in this election and Attorney L. B. Jackson made good all the way through, and his friends will wish him a most pleasant visit."

NOTE: Lewis Beal Jackson, Sr. was born October 27, 1875, Leon, Iowa, the son of William Carlyle and Elizabeth R. (Beal) Jackson. Lewis and Pearl B. (1879 - ) Jackson were the parents of William C. Jackson (1905 - ), Christine Jackson (1907 - ) and Lewis B. Jackson, Jr. (1911 - 1991). Lews died in 1945 at 70 years, and was interred at Rose Hill Memorial Park, Tulsa, Oklamona.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, December of 2016


 

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