JOSEPH B. JACKSON                       GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      

The Neosho Falls Post, Thursday, Dec. 9, 1909, Pg 1

Vol. 37, No. 22


Joseph B. Jackson

  Joseph B. Jackson was born in Will county, Illinois Nov. 4th, 1844, and died Dec. 2nd, 1909 at his home near Neosho Falls, Kans., at the age of 65 years and 28 days.  In company with his older brother, W. F. Jackson, enlisted in the Elgin Battery of Illinois on Feb. 29th, 1864.  And was discharged at Chicago, Ill., Aug. 16th, 1865 by reason of expiration of the war.  He joined the Grand Army Post No. 73 of Neosho Falls, Kans., in 1882.

  He was married to Gracia A. Brown in 1867 who died April 13th, 1879.  In 1880 he was married to Susan C. Boley who survives him.  To these unions were born six children, Frank of Humboldt, Julia of Neosho Falls, Ora of Mulhall, Okla, Harry, Walter and May of Neosho Falls.

  J. B. Jackson was one of the early settlers of this locality, engaged for the most part in farming and stock-raising.  In the early eighties he was associated with W. F. Jackson in the threshing business.  By constant frugality and steadfast application to business he built for himself a home on the prairies 4 miles southwest of Neosho Falls and there lived a life of honesty and useful years taking an active part in the upbuilding of the school and general welfare of the community.  During his later years he has more and more given over the work of the farm to his son Harry.  Until recently however he has remained active but for the past few months has slowly failed until Thursday afternoon when a quite life was quietly swept away.

  Mr. Jackson lived at peace with all men and reared a family which is a credit to the community in which they live.  He was a man of influence and the loss is the greater because of the broad mindedness and sound judgment of this man.  Funeral services were conducted from the home Friday afternoon by Rev. Simpson.  The many friends extend their sympathy to the sorrowing relatives.