MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 430
submitted by Phyllis Hazen, Novmeber 26, 2007
SUDDEN DEATH OF MRS. A. JACKSON.
Janny 30 1896 (hand written)
The summons to rest eternal came suddenly and unexpectedly yesterday morning at 3:30 o’clock to Mrs. Alexander Jackson at her home, No. 419 West Second Street. Her taking off was all the more painfully surprising to the immediate household, as she had retired in excellent spirits the night previous. But it was her last cheerful mood, for fate had decreed her translation to the other world ere morning dawned. The first premonition of fatality was an attack of heart failure experienced a short hour before the end came. The maiden name of deceased was Lucy Ann Dailey, and she first saw the light of day at Chillicothe, Ohio, on September 12th, 1821. At the age of 20 years she came to Muscatine, then Bloomington, with the family of George Earl, whose wife was her cousin. Four years later at their home she was united in marriage with Mr. Jackson on January 8th and on that date last year their golden wedding was appropriately celebrated.
Hers was a quiet, unobtrusive and happy career. Her disposition was kindly and sympathetic, which made her beloved by our pioneer residents, by whom she was best known and admired. The bereaved husband and three children will mourn her departure, the latter being Mrs. Lucy Ogilvie, Mrs. Mary Magill and Frank Jackson, a member of the Fred. Daut Grocery company. Religiously deceased was a member of the Congregational church and her good life attested the sincerity of her belief. The funeral is appointed to take place from the residence on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock.
Sudden Death of Mrs. Lucy Ann Jackson.
Mrs. Lucy Ann Jackson, wife of Alexander Jackson, died this morning at 3 o’clock at her home, No. 419 West Second street, after an illness of but a few hours. She retired last evening in a cheerful mood and apparently in her usual good health, but towards morning she was taken suddenly sick with heart trouble and before medical aid could be summoned her spirit had taken its flight.
Mrs. Jackson’s maiden name was Daily. She was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, September 12, 1821. When 20 years of age she came to Muscatine with the family of George Earl, whose wife was her cousin, and it was at their home that her marriage with Mr. Jackson took place.
On January 8th of last year Mr. and Mrs. Jackson celebrated the semi-centennial of their nuptial event.
For over fifty-one years Mrs. Jackson was a most faithful and loving help-mate and kind-hearted, sympathizing neighbor.
Besides her sorrowing husband, she leaves surviving three children, who have grown to be honorable members of society, they being Mrs. Mary Magill, Mrs. Lucy Ogilvie and Frank Jackson, now a member of the Fred. Daut Grocery Co.
Mrs. Jackson was a member of the Congregational church for many years and had always been a Christian woman. She was of a kindly disposition to all who came in contact with her.
The funeral is appointed to take place from the residence Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock.
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