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transcription of a page 1 article in the 17 Jan 1929 Simcoe Reformer.
Wm. G. Jackson died in 39th Yr.
The very regrettable death of one of the most prominent of the younger citizens of Simcoe took place early last Saturday morning when William G. Jackson passed away in his 39th year. He had been chronically ill for more than a year, his sickness being complicated about two weeks ago by an attack of influenza. The abrupt termination of his very useful career leaves a gap that will be difficult to fill.
He was a son of the late John B. Jackson, prominent Simconian of an earlier day, and was born here on May 25th, 1890.
He was a graduate of Simcoe public and high schools and of Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, where he had a brilliant record. He also graduated from University of Toronto with the degree of L.L.B. Before he had reached his 25th year, he was appointed police magistrate for Simcoe, succeeding the late Squire Beemer, a position which he held for some time. Later he entered the produce business of J. B. Jackson Ltd., the enterprise started and built up by his father. Under his direction the business has undergone a rather phenomenal expansion.
He was a charter member and
director of the Simcoe Rotary Club;
The private funeral on Monday afternoon was attended by many relatives and friends, including a number from Hamilton, London, Brantford, Port Rowan and other outside points. The floral tributes were exceedingly beautiful and numerous, requiring three cars to carry them from the house to the cemetery.
Interment was made at Oakwood
Cemetery. As the procession passed down Union and Norfolk streets,
suitable selections were played on the carillon by Mr. Henri Sohier.