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Jesse Jackson 1833-1922


Posted By: Beverly Gerdts (email)
Date: 10/2/2023 at 06:36:33

Columbus Gazette, Columbus Junction, IA
Thursday, April 27, 1922
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Jesse Jackson, a pioneer and highly esteemed resident of this community for many years, passed away at this home in Des Moines, Tuesday, April 25, 1922 at an advanced age. Mr. Jackson was born in Indiana, November 20, 1833 and was aged 87 years, four months and twenty-seven days. He came to Iowa in 1845 and located in Henry county, near Winfield, moving later to Fredonia, where he made his home for many years. Soon after the establishment of the Puck soap factory in this city, he moved here and was employed by the company and also for a number of years after the factory was transferred to Des Moines. Later he moved to Kansas City, then back to Des Moines which has been his home for the past twenty-one years.

In 1861 he enlisted in the service of the northern armies at Washington, Iowa, in the 11th Iowa Infantry. Three brothers also enlisted and all served with honor until the close of the war. While living here he was a member of the local Todd Post and also of the Columbus City Lodge no. 107. A. F. and A. M. In January 1921, his wife, who was also a former resident of Fredonia, passed away at the home at Des Monies at the age of 75 years and the body was brought here for interment in the Fredonia cemetery.

Wednesday evening, following the service at Des Moines conducted by the Kingston Post of the G. A. R. the body of Mr. Jackson was brought here accompanied by his sister-in-law, Mrs. J. C. Byram, his daughters, Mrs. Stella Heggle, of Des Moines, Mrs. Maude Brosnahan, of Kansas City and granddaughter, Mrs. Geo. A. Sanderson, also of Kansas City. Funeral services will be held this Thursday afternoon at the Fredonia church conducted by Rev. W. H. Dillon, with interment by the side of his wife in the Fredonia cemetery.


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