Etc. -- J. B. Jackson's 1922 obituary and funeral (2 articles)
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article in the 19 Jan 1922 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

Sudden Death of Mr. J. B. Jackson

One of Norfolk's best known business men, Mr. J. B. Jackson, commission merchant, was called with startling suddenness last evening. He was in attendance at a business meeting of the Session of St. Paul's Church, and as he was speaking, death came to him in an instant.

John Bartholomew Jackson was born in Simcoe a little less that 65 years ago. He was the second and last to survive, of the sons of Mr. John Jackson, the senior partner in the pioneer furniture manufacturing firm in this district. He was educated in the Simcoe schools, and spent most of his life here.

He became on of Canada's biggest shippers of eggs, and at the time of his death was head of a company that handles a generous portion of the district's produce.

Mr. Jackson was twice married. By his first wife, who was Mary, eldest daughter of the late Sheriff Jackson. there survive him three sons: 
Major W. G. Jackson, Dr. Alan B. Jackson, and Mr. Harold M. Jackson. By the second marriage, with Miss Bruce of Toronto, who survives him, there is a daughter, Miss Mary Bruce Jackson.

The funeral will be on Saturday afternoon to Oakwood Cemetery, from his late residence, on Union Street.

J. B. Jackson


A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article in the 26 Jan 1922 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

The Late Mr. J. B. Jackson

Mr. Jackson's sudden death was announced in last week's Reformer. His funeral was held from "Oak Lodge," his beautiful home, on Saturday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, to Oakwood Cemetery. 

Rev. Mr. Foster read passages of St. Paul's epistles, Mr. Nicol spoke briefly but feelingly of the deceased. Rev. Scott Fulton of Toronto prayed. Miss Walton sang a solo. All simple, dignified, impressive, befitting the man and the occasion. 

The large house was crowded with leading men of the town and county. Mr. Jackson's prominence in Norfolk was demonstrated by the number and character of those present to pay a last mark of respect. 

The pall-bearers were Frank Reid, James Peachey, James E. Johnson, W. L. Innes, John L. Buck of Port Rowan, and D. Bauslaugh.

J. B. Jackson


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