William Emery Jackson

Male9 May 1937–27 July 2013

Brief Life History of William Emery

When William Emery Jackson was born on 9 May 1937, in Bexar, Bexar, Texas, United States, his father, Emery Lee Jackson, was 30 and his mother, Sylvia May Gibbons, was 27. He lived in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 27 July 2013, at the age of 76, and was buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Emery Lee Jackson
1906–1991
Sylvia May Gibbons
1909–1993
Marjorie Lee Jackson
1931–1985
William Emery Jackson
1937–2013
Myrtha Jo Jackson
1942–

Sources (5)

  • William E Jackson in household of Emory Jackson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Emery Jackson, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"
  • William Emery Jackson, "Find A Grave Index"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (3)

World Events (8)

1941

Age 4

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 12

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.

1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 21

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

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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