Pearl Edith Jackson

Brief Life History of Pearl Edith

When Pearl Edith Jackson was born on 21 February 1880, in Palestine, Crawford, Illinois, United States, her father, Thomas C. Jackson, was 48 and her mother, Rebecca Wright, was 39. She married William Peter Wurtzberger on 19 March 1899, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Fulton, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Union Township, Lewis, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died on 6 July 1964, at the age of 84, and was buried in Oblong, Crawford, Illinois, United States.

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William Peter Wurtzberger
Pearl Edith Jackson
Marriage: 19 March 1899
Andrew Thomas Wurtzberger
Florence Mabel Wurtzberger
Hazel F Wurtzbergar
Chester Wurtzbergar
Vernon Cecil Wurtzberger
Woodrow Wurtzbergar
Fredie Wurtzbergar

Sources (15)

  • Pearl Wertzberger in household of Peter Wertzberger, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Pearl Jackson, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"
  • Pearl Jackson, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1885 · The First Skyscraper

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

1902 · So Much Farm Land

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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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