Joe Jackson


Old Settler Passes Away at Home in Meadow Grove

Joseph H. Jackson was born at New Boston, Iowa on December 24, 1845, and passed away at his home in Meadow Grove on February 23, 1917, at the age of 71 years and 2 months. He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Ann Hesmer June 12, 1864, at GreenBay, Iowa. To this union were born three children, two sons and one daughter. The daughter, Mrs. Ella Nies, died at her home in Meadow Grove September 7, 1914. The son, Charles, died at the age of six years. A son, Will Jackson, with the wife and mother, a son-in-law,   J. H. Nies, and the grand-children are left to mourn his loss.

Mr. Jackson moved from Decatur county, Iowa, in the year of 1867 to Dakota county, Nebraska, and resided there until the spring of 1877, moving thence to Madison county, Nebraska, and settling on the farm near the Yellow Banks owned by him at the time of his death. He was among the early settlers of Madison County, and by his honesty and integrity built up one of the best farms in the Elkhorn valley. He took a great interest in national, county and community affairs, and when in health he took active part and held numerous offices in the Madison County Farmers Mutual Insurance Company of which he was a member. Mr. Jackson was known far and near for his kindness and hospitality to all with whom he came in contact throughout his life.

He was a man of a big heart and always divided his substance to the poor and less fortunate. He was loved and respected by all who knew him for his uprightness of character and honesty in dealing with his fellow man, and gained for himself and family a character that will live on. Mr. Jackson was a kind and loving husband and father, ever watching over the welfare of those entrusted to his care. He was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and held the office of an elder in the church. All that kind and loving hands could do to preserve life was done.but he had finished his earth life and the Lord called him home. “Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.”

A host of friends throughout the sphere of his acquaintance offer sympathy to the bereaved family in this hour of their bereavement.  Funeral services were conducted by Elder F. S. Gatenby of Orchard at 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon and interment was made at the Jackson cemetery. A. C. V.

Source: Battle Creek Enterprise, March 1,1917 page 1