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Miriam <I>Pottle</I> Jackson

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Miriam Pottle Jackson

Birth
Bar Harbor, Hancock County, Maine, USA
Death
31 Jul 1973 (aged 46–47)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial
West Epping, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA Add to Map
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Daughter of A. Moulton and Winifred Pottle. Married Patrick Jackson.

Died in the crash of Delta 723 at Logan's Airport, Boston, MA. Source: The Portsmouth Herald, Portsmouth, NH, Aug. 1, 1973.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE:
The Portsmouth Herald, Portsmouth, N.H.
Wed., Aug. 1, 1973; page 3
Epping Woman, Miriam Jackson, Dies in Airliner -
- Miriam Jackson, 47, president of Jackson, Jackson & Wagner, public relations counseling firm of Epping, was killed in an airliner crash at Logan Airport, Boston, yesterday.
- As legislative director for SPACE (Statewide Program of Action to Conserve our Environment) she directed the six-year campaign to conserve New Hampshire's open space by winning enactment of both a constitutional amendment and legislation authorizing current-use assessment of land.
- Mrs. Jackson was also legislative director of the Environmental Coalition, New Hampshire's first in the nation conservation lobbying alliance, which she was instrumental in forming.
- Miriam Jackson was an accredited member of Public Relations Society of America and elected to membership in that professional organization's Counselors Section. With her associates she was the only triple holder of the Bell Ringer Award for outstanding public education programs in New England.
- A native of Bar Harbor, Maine, she attended Bryn Mawr College and pursued special study at The New School for Social Research, Programming & Systems Institute and the Universities of Pennsylvania, Maine and New Hampshire.
- She was an honor graduate of Lee Academy, Lee, Maine.
- A memeber of the Society of Friends, she recently organized the preservation of the 150 year-old West Epping Meeting House and its use again for regular Quaker meetings. She was chairman of the Epping Development Commission and a blueberry grower.
- A former reporter and editor, she worked on newspapers in New York City, Bangor, Maine, and Long Island. While working on a story, she became one of the first civilians to fly in a jet aircraft.
- She leaves her husband, Patrick Jackson, and eight children and step-children; Richard Jackson of Big Spring, Texas; Kevin Jackson of Litchfield, N.H.; Deborah DeWitt of Syracuse, N.Y.; John Hiram DeWitt of Hamilton, N.Y.; Pamela Shawcross of North Conway, N.H.; Annette DeWitt of Orono, Maine; Roberta Jackson of Nashua, N.H.; and Jennie Jackson at home.
- Also her mother, Mrs. A. Moulton Pottle of East Otisfield, Maine; two brothers, John Pottle of East Otisfield and Kemp Pottle of Pottsdam, N.Y.; a sister, Jane Lee of Glastonbury, Conn.; three grandchildren, and several aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins.
- In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the West Epping Meeting House Fund, c-o Silas Weeks, Box 98, Dover, N H 03820.
- A service at the Meeting House will be announced.


Daughter of A. Moulton and Winifred Pottle. Married Patrick Jackson.

Died in the crash of Delta 723 at Logan's Airport, Boston, MA. Source: The Portsmouth Herald, Portsmouth, NH, Aug. 1, 1973.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE:
The Portsmouth Herald, Portsmouth, N.H.
Wed., Aug. 1, 1973; page 3
Epping Woman, Miriam Jackson, Dies in Airliner -
- Miriam Jackson, 47, president of Jackson, Jackson & Wagner, public relations counseling firm of Epping, was killed in an airliner crash at Logan Airport, Boston, yesterday.
- As legislative director for SPACE (Statewide Program of Action to Conserve our Environment) she directed the six-year campaign to conserve New Hampshire's open space by winning enactment of both a constitutional amendment and legislation authorizing current-use assessment of land.
- Mrs. Jackson was also legislative director of the Environmental Coalition, New Hampshire's first in the nation conservation lobbying alliance, which she was instrumental in forming.
- Miriam Jackson was an accredited member of Public Relations Society of America and elected to membership in that professional organization's Counselors Section. With her associates she was the only triple holder of the Bell Ringer Award for outstanding public education programs in New England.
- A native of Bar Harbor, Maine, she attended Bryn Mawr College and pursued special study at The New School for Social Research, Programming & Systems Institute and the Universities of Pennsylvania, Maine and New Hampshire.
- She was an honor graduate of Lee Academy, Lee, Maine.
- A memeber of the Society of Friends, she recently organized the preservation of the 150 year-old West Epping Meeting House and its use again for regular Quaker meetings. She was chairman of the Epping Development Commission and a blueberry grower.
- A former reporter and editor, she worked on newspapers in New York City, Bangor, Maine, and Long Island. While working on a story, she became one of the first civilians to fly in a jet aircraft.
- She leaves her husband, Patrick Jackson, and eight children and step-children; Richard Jackson of Big Spring, Texas; Kevin Jackson of Litchfield, N.H.; Deborah DeWitt of Syracuse, N.Y.; John Hiram DeWitt of Hamilton, N.Y.; Pamela Shawcross of North Conway, N.H.; Annette DeWitt of Orono, Maine; Roberta Jackson of Nashua, N.H.; and Jennie Jackson at home.
- Also her mother, Mrs. A. Moulton Pottle of East Otisfield, Maine; two brothers, John Pottle of East Otisfield and Kemp Pottle of Pottsdam, N.Y.; a sister, Jane Lee of Glastonbury, Conn.; three grandchildren, and several aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins.
- In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the West Epping Meeting House Fund, c-o Silas Weeks, Box 98, Dover, N H 03820.
- A service at the Meeting House will be announced.




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  • Created by: Diane D
  • Added: Mar 25, 2009
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/35120833/miriam-jackson: accessed ), memorial page for Miriam Pottle Jackson (1926–31 Jul 1973), Find a Grave Memorial ID 35120833, citing Friends Cemetery, West Epping, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA; Maintained by Diane D (contributor 46944153).