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     Charles Henry Jackson, proprietor of the best general store in the town of Cheshire, is a native of Colorado, his birth having occurred in Central City, September 2, 1880. His parents, Elisha and Mary J. (Jenkins) Jackson, were natives of Cornwall, England. The father engaged in mining in England and on coming to the United States lived for a time in Cheshire, Connecticut, but following his marriage went to Colorado, where he worked in the mines. He was killed in a mine accident in Central City in 1887 and later his widow returned to Cheshire, where she still resides.
     Charles H. Jackson began his education in Central City, Colorado, which was then a mining camp experiencing a boom, but after the death of his father accompanied his mother to Cheshire, Connecticut, where her people resided. He continued his education here and after completing the course offered in the common schools entered the high school. When sixteen years old he began clerking in a store at a wage of eighteen dollars a month. From the first he strove to make himself as valuable to his employer as possible and his ability and trustworthiness were rewarded by frequent promotions. He carefully saved his money and in 1910 purchased the business, which he has since successfully conducted. He has an unusually attractive line of dry goods, shoes, groceries, hardware, drugs, paints and automobile supplies and also owns the building in which the store is located. His success is the natural result of his desire to please his patrons, his well known reliability and his progressive spirit, and his record is one well worthy of emulation.
     In 1905 Mr. Jackson was married to Miss Helen Pierpont, of Cheshire, a daughter of Watson Pierpont, who for many years engaged in the butcher business in Waterbury and Cheshire and passed away in 1897.
     Mr. Jackson belongs to L. A. Thomas Lodge, I. O. O. F., and his life exemplifies the spirit of fraternity upon which that organization is founded. At no time since beginning to make his own way in the world at the age of sixteen has he received outside aid, and the success which he has gained is proof of his sound judgment and business ability.

Modern History of New Haven
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