Hollister Jackson

Hollister Jackson

Birth
Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Death 2 Nov 1927 (aged 51)
Barre, Washington County, Vermont, USA
Burial Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 13429124 · View Source
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Vermont Lieutenant Governor who was killed in the Great Flood of 1927. Born Samuel Hollister Jackson, he received bachelor's degrees from the University of Toronto and the University of Vermont, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1900 and practiced in Barre. In 1901 he was elected Barre's Grand Juror and he served as Washington County State's Attorney from 1904 to 1906. He served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1906 to 1907, and as a member of the state Railroad Commission from 1906 to 1909, continuing to serve until 1913 after it became the Public Service Commission. He was also a Major in the Army Reserve Judge Advocate General Corps. Jackson was an owner of the E.L. Smith & Company granite manufacturing business, President of the Vermont Bar Association and the National Granite Producers' Association, and a member of the Masons, Shriners and Knights of Pythias. In 1926 he was the successful Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor and served from January, 1927 until his death. As he neared his home at Nelson and Tremont Streets, his car stalled after he hit a deep hole while attempting to drive through the rising Potash Brook. According to a witness, Jackson's hat and glasses were knocked off, and he appeared dazed. He began walking towards his house, and water rushing fast enough to cut a channel across Nelson Street (then a dirt road) carried him away. Those nearby attempted unsuccessfully to save him, as did a Vermont National Guard detachment. He drowned, and the next day his body was recovered from the Potash approximately a mile from where he was last seen.


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  • Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 24 Feb 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13429124
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hollister Jackson (7 Dec 1875–2 Nov 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13429124, citing Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Bill McKern (contributor 46817687) .