Gaden Alexander Jackson

Brief Life History of Gaden Alexander

When Gaden Alexander Jackson was born on 30 June 1870, in Cleburne, Arkansas, United States, his father, Ralph Jackson, was 51 and his mother, Matilda Caroline Clark, was 40. He married Emma Serena Johnson on 13 December 1891. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Big Creek Township, Cleburne, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Grassy Township, Cleburne, Arkansas, United States for about 30 years. He died on 7 September 1938, in Cleburne, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Banner, Independence, Arkansas, United States.

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Gaden Alexander Jackson
Emma Serena Johnson
Marriage: 13 December 1891
Ernest Edward Jackson
Otto Ralph Jackson
Marnie M. Jackson
Mary Opal Jackson

Sources (13)

  • Ga* A Jackson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • G A Jackson, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Gaden Alexander Jackson, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.


Historical Boundaries - 1883: Cleburne, Arkansas, United States

1888 · Bauxite Mining Began

Bauxite a rock with relatively high aluminum content, is the main source of aluminum for the world. When it was discovered in Arkansas it changed the state. The city of Bauxite, Arkansas was the site of the discovery.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from Jack . In North America, this surname has absorbed other patronymics beginning with J- in various European languages, in particular those derived from equivalents or short forms and other derivatives of the personal name Jacob , e.g. Norwegian Jacobsen or Jakobsen and, in some cases, Slovenian Jakše (from a derivative of the personal name Jakob ). This surname is also very common among African Americans (see also 2 below).

African American: from the personal name Jackson (or Andrew Jackson), adopted in honor of Andrew Jackson, the 7th president of the US; or adoption of the surname in 1 above, in many cases probably for the same reason.

History: This extremely common British name was brought over by numerous different bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. One forebear was the father and namesake of the seventh US president, Andrew Jackson, who migrated to SC from Carrickfergus in the north of Ireland in 1765. The Confederate General Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson came from VA, where his great-grandfather John, likewise of Scotch–Irish stock, had settled after emigrating to America in 1748.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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