John Jackson, 79, Succumbs; Was Native of Peters Colony
John Jackson, 79, who was born near Carrollton in Peters Colony, early
settlement of Dallas County, where his grandparents had come as English
immigrants to the Texas frontier in 1848 to settle, died Thursday at his home in
Wichita Falls, where he had lived for the last thirty years.
His body will be brought back to the place of his birth Friday by J. W. Rotan of
Carrollton and funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. at the Carrollton
Methodist Church. Burial will be at Carrollton. Pallbearers will be Harrison
Nix, J. R. McFarland, Will Furneaux, Hamlyn Morgan, Bob Jackson and Oral Jones
During the long years that he lived in the Carrollton community Mr. Jackson was
a farmer. In Wichita Falls he served several terms as County Commissioner.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Miss Virginia Jackson and Mrs. Bessie
Jones of Wichita Falls; a son, J. Lee Jackson of Dallas, vice-president and
sales manager of the R. B. George Machinery Company; three brothers, Alfred
Jackson, Charlie Jackson, and Andrew Jackson of Dallas, a sister, Mrs. W. W.
Willingham of Dallas.
Mr. Jackson was a nephew of George Jackson, author of Sixty Years in Texas.
The Dallas Morning News - December 16, 1938 [view
Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams