JOSEPH B. JACKSON GRAVESTONE PHOTO
The Neosho Falls Post, Thursday, Dec. 9,
1909, Pg 1
Vol. 37, No. 22
Joseph B. Jackson was born in Will
county, Illinois Nov. 4th, 1844, and died Dec. 2nd, 1909 at his home near Neosho
Falls, Kans., at the age of 65 years and 28 days. In company with his
older brother, W. F. Jackson, enlisted in the Elgin Battery of Illinois on Feb.
29th, 1864. And was discharged at Chicago, Ill., Aug. 16th, 1865 by reason
of expiration of the war. He joined the Grand Army Post No. 73 of Neosho
Falls, Kans., in 1882.
He was married to Gracia A. Brown
in 1867 who died April 13th, 1879. In 1880 he was married to Susan C.
Boley who survives him. To these unions were born six children, Frank of
Humboldt, Julia of Neosho Falls, Ora of Mulhall, Okla, Harry, Walter and May of
J. B. Jackson was one of the early
settlers of this locality, engaged for the most part in farming and
stock-raising. In the early eighties he was associated with W. F. Jackson
in the threshing business. By constant frugality and steadfast application
to business he built for himself a home on the prairies 4 miles southwest of
Neosho Falls and there lived a life of honesty and useful years taking an active
part in the upbuilding of the school and general welfare of the community.
During his later years he has more and more given over the work of the farm to
his son Harry. Until recently however he has remained active but for the
past few months has slowly failed until Thursday afternoon when a quite life was
quietly swept away.
Mr. Jackson lived at peace with
all men and reared a family which is a credit to the community in which they
live. He was a man of influence and the loss is the greater because of the
broad mindedness and sound judgment of this man. Funeral services were
conducted from the home Friday afternoon by Rev. Simpson. The many friends
extend their sympathy to the sorrowing relatives.