RETIRED METHODIST MINISTER WAS ORGANIZER OF EPWORTH CHURCH HERE
The Rev. Marion Jackson, retired Methodist minister who organized the Epworth Methodist Church here,
died at 8:45 a.m. Sunday at his home on Lambert Avenue. His age was 71 years, 11 months, and 20 days.
The Rev. Jackson served as a minister for 44 years. He began his service in the ministry in 1897 and
retired a year ago.
Funeral services will be held at the Wesley Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The rites will be
conducted by the Rev. T. B. Sowers, the Rev. C. C. Hall and the Rev. J. T. Smith and burial will
follow in Hopewell Cemetery.
The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel until 1 p. m. Tuesday, then will be taken to the church
where it will remain until the funeral hour.
The Rev. Jackson was born August 6. 1870 in Hardin county, Illinois, the son of John and Georgeann
On May 1, 1901 he was united in marriage with Viva E Stephenson, who survives.
Besides his widow, he is survived by four sons, William Lee Jackson of Camp Grant, Ill.,
David Ernest Jackson of Chicago, Marion Bond Jackson of the Hawaiian Islands and Robert Gaskill Jackson
of Chicago; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Esther Andrews of Chanute, Kansas, Miss Martha Elizabeth Jackson
and Miss Dortha Alice Jackson of New York City; one brother, William Lee Jackson of Neosha, Mo.; two
sisters, Mrs. Eulalia Marglin of Rosiclare, Ill., and Mrs. Aimee Allen of San Diego, Calif.; and six
Submitted by; Ken Richardson