Burton Wilson Jackson

Male1864–12 November 1934

Brief Life History of Burton Wilson

When Burton Wilson Jackson was born in 1864, in Greenville, Bond, Illinois, United States, his father, James Watts Jackson, was 47 and his mother, Sarah Ann Clouse, was 26. He married Nancy Isabelle Thacker on 12 June 1889, in Montgomery, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Bond, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Litchfield, Montgomery, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 12 November 1934, in Granite City, Madison, Illinois, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Litchfield, Montgomery, Illinois, United States.

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Burton Wilson Jackson
Nancy Isabelle Thacker
Marriage: 12 June 1889
Clyde Laverne Jackson

Sources (10)

  • Burton Jackson in household of James Jackson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • B.W. Jackson in entry for Clyde L Jackson and Allie Middleton, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Burt W Jackson, "United States Census, 1900"

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  • Marriage
    12 June 1889Montgomery, Illinois, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.


    Age 7

    In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

    1885 · The First Skyscraper

    Age 21

    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.

    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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