|Birth: ||Jan. 1, 1844|
|Death: ||Sep., 1930|
Born in Slavery, Escaped and Joined Union Army, Died at Age of 86.
Charles Jackson, an aged resident of this city, died at his home Monday night, following an illness of only a few days, he having sustained a fall Thursday of last week while mowing the grass at his home.
Deceased was born in Columbia, Mo., January 1, 1844, the son of John Elisha and Caroline Jackson, the second oldest of 16 children.
Having been born in slavery, he ran away at an early age and enlisted in the Civil war, where he served for one year and nine months. After being honorably discharged in St. Louis, he went to Alton and worked for James Godfrey for some time.
He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Harris, at Alton, in 1869.
His wife having passed away in 1890, he was again married, in 1898, to Mrs. Maggie Watkins, of Peoria. They lived a very happy life until 1924, when she died in Webster, Wis., where they had lived for several years on a farm.
Caroline Jennings Jackson (1826 - 1894)
Infant Jackson (____ - 1890)*
Infant Jackson (____ - 1889)*
Winona Jackson (____ - 1873)*
Charles Jackson (1870 - 1917)*
Charles R. Jackson (1844 - 1930)
Maggie Jackson King (1845 - 1917)*
Dudley Jackson (1863 - 1941)*
Waverly East Cemetery
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Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Jan 15, 2012
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