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Prudence S. JACKSON 1850-1935


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 4/10/2023 at 23:39:10

Prudence S. Jackson
(February 20, 1850 – January 16, 1935)

Large Crowd Attends Funeral Service For Miss Prudence Jackson
A large crowd packed the auditorium of the Baptist church Friday afternoon to attend the funeral for Miss Prudence Jackson, one of the town’s outstanding women who died suddenly last week. Many floral offerings were in evidence.
Prudence S. Jackson was born in Eleria, Ohio, Feb. 20, 1850 and passed away in Gilmore City Jan. 16, 1935, aged 84 years, 11 months and 5 days. At the age of seven she moved with her parents to Minnesota, and in 1865 the family moved to Steamboat Rock, Iowa, and four years later to Humboldt County. About 1884 she became a resident of Gilmore City where she lived the rest of her life. She was graduated from Cedar Falls, receiving the degree Bachelor of Didactics June 14, 1899. For more than 40 years she taught schools in this vicinity, at one time having charge of the Intermediate department in the local high school. She was exceptionally energetic and enthusiastic and carried high ideals into her profession. During her career as a teacher she inculcated the principles of temperance, honesty and upright living into the hearts and minds of those who were under her care. Regardless of her advanced age, she enjoyed good literature and was interested in the progress of the times. Miss Jackson sang for a number of years in the Presbyterian Church choir. On her 84th birthday she entertained a number of friends with singing and recitations. Another one of her characteristics was kindness to animals. She was of the Universalist faith, and died firm in the belief of her forefathers.
She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Addie VanAlstine, now of Chicago, and one brother, Carrol Jackson, of this city. One brother, Seymour Jackson, and one sister, Mrs. Annie Sargent, have preceded her in death. Eight nephews, two nieces, and many of her former pupils and friends hold her in loving remembrance. [Source – Gilmore City Enterprise, Gilmore City, Iowa, Thurs., Jan 24, 1935, p.8]


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