|Birth: ||Sep. 4, 1921|
|Death: ||Apr. 7, 2006|
New York, USA
From his Obituary:
Fred Martin Jackson Sr., 84, died Friday, April 7, 2006 at St. Peter's Hospital in Troy.
Born in White River Junction, Vermont, on September 4, 1921, he was the son of the late Louis T. (Lewis J.) and Margaret Herrington Jackson. He was a US Navy veteran of World War II, serving as a gunner's mate attached to the Merchant Marine. Two of the ships he served on were sunk in the Atlantic; surviving for two weeks in a life raft awaiting rescue, earning him the nickname, Lucky. He was employed since 1940 at the Menands Market. He worked as a truck driver, ran the Menands Market Restaurant and, most recently, as a security officer.
Together with his wife Helen, he was the owner of Colljacks Sporting Goods on Broadway in Watervliet for 32 years. He was an accomplished gunsmith, repairing all makes of rifles and handguns as well as designing and making guns from rough stock and barrel to a finished masterpiece. His custom rifles are still sought after today. He was an avid sportsman and loved hunting for both small and large game, especially white-tailed deer in the Catskills. He spent many hours fishing for bass and trout as well. Above all else, he loved his family. Even when he worked two jobs, he set aside Sundays for short trips to battlefields and museums.
Helen Geraldine Crusius Jackson (1924 - 2000)*
Albany Rural Cemetery
New York, USA
Maintained by: Candyce Fulford
Originally Created by: Mark Wing
Record added: Jun 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71264990
Added: Jun. 5, 2012
Hello Uncle Fred!You might like to know that your daughter, and her daughter, and her granddaughter and I have found each other. We communicate via email very often, exchanging family tree information.My love to you.|
Added: May. 18, 2012