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Submitted by Mary Love Berryman (marylove@tyler.net) – 5 December 2004


John M. Jackson
(Hanwritten – March 1932)

Friends of the family were shocked and grieved when it was learned Sunday morning that John M. Jackson had died very suddenly about 8:30 that morning at his home a few miles west of town. It seems that he arose at the usual time that morning, and was attending to the usual morning chores. He and Mrs. Jackson were at the cowlot and were completing the morning milking when he fell. Mrs. Jackson, thinking he had fainted attempted to revive him, and called to their son and daughter for assistance. He was removed to the house and a doctor called, but he was dead before the arrival of the physician.

John M. Jackson was born in Lampasas November 23, 1871, making his age 54 years, 4 months, and 4 days at the time of his death. With his parents he moved to Florence when about five years old, and has made his home in this oommunity since that time. He was married to Miss Rills Skaggs in 1902, and was the father of three, children who, with their heartbroken mother, survive him. The children are, Mrs. Lois Fagg of Austin, and Lawrence and Thura Jackson at home. He is also survived by two brothers and three sisters as follows: J. P. Jackson, Gladewater, Mrs Mollia Skagge, Thorp Springs; Mrs. Epple Adams, Austin; and O. T. Jackson and Mrs. O. S. Moser of San Angelo. He wan ta faithful member of the Florence Church of Christ, having united with that Church when a young man. He had a host of’ relatives and friends all over this section of the country who were made sad by his untimely end.

The funeral was held at the Florence Church of Christ Monday afternoon, his boyhood friend, W. H. Skaggs of San Marcos, conducting the services, with burial in the Florence Cemetery.

One of the largest crowds ever seen at a funeral in Floremce was in attendance, denoting the high esteem in which he was held in the community.

The Vidette joins the many, many friends of the family in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

Copied at the Florence Library 12 Nov 2004.