William Sylvester Jackson

22 February 1854–21 March 1925 (Age 71)
Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, United States

The Life of William Sylvester

When William Sylvester Jackson was born on 22 February 1854, in Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, United States, his father, William Leonard Jackson, was 33 and his mother, Louisa J. McCoy, was 24. He married Sarah Ruth Stafford on 5 January 1878, in Knox, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Marion Township, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Western Township, Knox, Nebraska, United States in 1880. He died on 21 March 1925, in Crawford, Dawes, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Crawford, Dawes, Nebraska, United States.

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William Sylvester Jackson
Sarah Ruth Stafford
Marriage: 5 January 1878
Ira Elmer Jackson
Ova Nevada Jackson
Elvannah May Jackson
Eva Eleanor Jackson
Otto William Jackson
Arthur Caleb Benjamin Jackson
William E. Jackson

Spouse and Children

5 January 1878
Knox, Nebraska, United States


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 2

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 21

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from Jack 1. As an American surname this has absorbed other patronymics beginning with J- in various European languages.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Jackson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William S Jackson in household of William L Jackson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William C Jackson, "United States Census, 1900"

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