Fredrick A. Jackson

Fredrick A. Jackson

Green County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 1940 (aged 86–87)
Burial Owasa, Hardin County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 18794937 · View Source
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Frederick A. Jackson, pp. 967-968

A worthy citizen of Iowa Falls, who hails from the Badger state, and who for many years was classed among the leading farmers of Jackson township, Hardin county, is Frederick A. Jackson, a man in whom the utmost confidence has been reposed by all who have had dealings with him, for he seems to have taken the Golden Rule as his guide, and while advancing his individual interests he has not lost sight of his duties to the community at large.

Mr. Jackson was born in Green county, Wisconsin, November 30, 1853, and he is the some of James and Margaret (Doyle) Jackson, both natives of Ireland, the father having been born near Dublin. There they grew to maturity, were educated and married, and for some time lived on a farm near Dublin, in county Kildare. They came to America in 1849, eight of their children having been born before coming to this country. They went to Wisconsin in 1850 and got a farm, probably from the government, and established a good home in Green county. In the spring of 1880 the parents came to Hardin county, Iowa, and located in Jackson township, where they bought a farm and made the family home, the parents spending the balance of their lives there. Mr. Jackson was a good man in every sense of the word. He was personally acquainted with Andrew Jackson and other celebrities.

The son, Frederick A. of this review, grew to maturity on the home farm in Wisconsin and obtained a common school education. He has made farming his life work and has been very successful, for he has been a hard worker and has managed well. He has spent most of his life on the family homestead, having come to Hardin county in the fall of 1880 and joined his parents.

Mr. Jackson was united in marriage with Sarah Viola Simpson in 1884. She is the daughter of Harlow Simpson and wife, a complete sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this work. Five children have been born to the subject and wife, namely: Marion George, Frances Janes R., Edith Evelyn, Ruth Anna and Harry Wilbur. The last named died in infancy. The first child named married Gertrude Kelsey and they live at Ft. Morgan, Colorado, and have one daughter, Phyllis Evelyn Jackson.

Mr. Jackson continued to farm on the home place until 1906, when he moved into a pleasant home in Iowa Falls, and while he has given up active work, he and his brother still own the home farm, which consists of two hundred and forty acres, which they have kept well improved and well cultivated. The brother, George E. Jackson, has remained unmarried and he makes his home with the subject.

Mr. Jackson is a Democrat, but has never aspired to be a public man. He and his wife belong to the Baptist church, and he is a member of the Modern Brotherhood of America.

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