James Oliver Jackson

Brief Life History of James Oliver

When James Oliver Jackson was born on 4 May 1850, in Clinton, Missouri, United States, his father, Oliver Ivans Jackson, was 38 and his mother, Mary Ann Livingston, was 31. He married Cordelia Addie Stroube on 24 December 1874, in Fannin, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Denison, Grayson, Texas, United States for about 20 years and United States in 1910. He died on 25 July 1931, in Gober, Fannin, Texas, United States, at the age of 81.

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James Oliver Jackson
Cordelia Addie Stroube
Marriage: 24 December 1874
Edgar C Jackson

Sources (8)

  • James O Jackson in household of O J Jackson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James O Jackson, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
  • James O Jackson in household of Oliver J Jackson, "United States Census, 1850"

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World Events (8)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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.

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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