|Birth: ||Mar. 27, 1885|
|Death: ||Feb. 21, 1927|
Her obituary from the February 24, 1927 Republican:
MISS JACKSON'S DEATH
ENDS BEAUTIFUL LIFE
Many Flowers Pay Tribute to Noble
Miss Carrie Jackson died Monday afternoon at St. Vincent Hospital. The funeral was yesterday afternoon from the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Jackson. The body was taken to Martinsville to lie in the mausoleum until the mausoleum at Danville is built.
The wealth of flowers which adorned the room where her body lay testified more strongly than any words the kindly and uplifting influence which she had cast upon those with whom her life had come in contact. She was a noble woman whose fidelity and whose courage distinguished her among many. As she fought for health and life that she might still be in that family circle where she is so sadly missed, she even more won the admiration of those close friends who visited her.
The funeral was in charge of her pastor, the Rev. F. H. Longwell, who briefly summed up her life in the following tribute:
"The community was saddened, Monday afternoon, by the report of the death of Carrie Jackson in St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. After many weeks of patient suffering, during which time her cheerful optimism and never failing courage endeared her to every one who came into her sick room, she stepped out into the eternities with a calm and unfaltering trust in the watchful tenderness of God.
"Carrie Margert Jackson, daughter of R. P. [Roswell] and Maggie Walden Jackson was born in Windson, Illinois, March 27, 1885. The family moved to Danville in 1901, residing here continuously since that date. While living in Carbon [Indiana], she united with the Methodist Church. She entered the Central Normal College and graduated in the voice department, afterward attending the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, for further preparation for the teaching of music. For a number of years she has been a teacher of music in the public schools, teaching in Utica, Ohio, in Clayton, Indiana, in the public schools of Danville for four years and was the supervisor of music in the schools of Shelbyville, Illinois, at the time of her death, where she had been continuously for the seven years last passed. Efficient, thorough and energetic, her success in her chosen work has been of a high order.
"Every life has its standards of values. These can be easily seen and read of men. They direct the sweep of life currents. They furnish the background upon which is silhouetted the meaning of the life. Those who knew Carrie Jackson knew those values were of a permanent and enduring type. Her faith in the watchful care of God made her optimism the dominating fact of her life. A high conception of responsibility struck the note of service. Her constant thought was for those about her. She was never self centered but always she gave without stint. During her long sickness, her cheerfulness never flagged, her desire to bring cheer was always in evidence. Her love for family and friends made her days beautiful to the end. A firm faith in God, high ideals of service, a life running to others surely a life approved of God."
Among those at the funeral from out of the county were ...
The obituary ended with a long list of names omitted here.
Note: The obituary indicated she was born in Windson, Illinois. No such town was found. The closest to the name is Windsor.
Danville South Cemetery
GPS (lat/lon): 39.75423, -86.52546
Created by: J.Sullivan
Record added: Oct 04, 2009
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