South Kansas Tribune, July 19, 1916
The long continued illness of William Jackson, 412 South Twelfth, terminated in death Saturday morning at the age of 72 years, six months and five days. We learn that he was born in a Union family living in Alabama in 1861 when the war broke out and his parents found it best to become refugees, or father and son would be forced into the Confederate army. They found themselves in Texas with others, when the First Texas cavalry regiment was organized and William, less than 18, volunteered in Company E, and served his enlistment. He came to Kansas and to White Post district in early days and his reputation from that time was of a Christian gentleman, a good neighbor, honest and industrious. In that district they lived until the family grew up and most of them had gone elsewhere save one daughter, Mrs. McGinnis. After the death of his wife he was married to her sister, and she has been greatly devoted to him and has cared for him as a child through several months illness. At his request his remains were taken to the White Post church, where his pastor Rev. W. P. Wharton preached the sermon and his remains were laid beside his first wife and near the friends of forty and thirty years ago.
Contributed by Mrs. Maryann Johnson a Civil war researcher
and a volunteer in the Kansas Room of the Independence Public Library,
Contributed by Mrs. Maryann Johnson a Civil war researcher and a volunteer in the Kansas Room of the Independence Public Library, Independence, Kansas.