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Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2001 11:57 PM

Decatur County Journal

December l7, l896

DR. D. FAY JACKSON, a young Garden Grove Physician, died last evening at

l0 o'clock from an overdose of morphine. The deceased had contracted

the morphine habit and had become a perfect slave to the drug. It is

thought that the drug was taken with suicidal intent.

Deceased leaves a young wife and child, the latter a boy two years old.

DR. JACKSON graduated from the Iowa State University but a few years ago

and located at Woodland, forming a partnership with DR. FLEMING,

afterwards moving to Garden Grove. His parents are highly respected

people residing at Clarinda, and his brother, W.M. Jackson, County

Attorney of Taylor County.

MRS. JACKSON resided formerly at Iowa City, making her husband's

acquaintance and their marriage taking place while he was attending the


DR. WAIGHT of this city, who is an old friend of the JACKSON family, and

under whom the deceased obtained his first knowledge of medicine, was

telephoned for at once after the discovery of the taking of the fatal

dose. He left at once for Garden Grove, but had only been gone a few

minutes when the announcement of the death came.


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