Biography of Dr. John H. Jackson
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Jackson, Dr. John Henry, physician and surgeon, a son of John and Sarah (Cunningham) Jackson, was born at Lee, Penobscot county, Me., March 26, 1838. His ancestors came from England and settled in Massachusetts about 250 years ago; his grandfather, John Jackson, was a soldier in the Revolution, entering the army when quite young. Dr. Jackson obtained his preparatory education in the academy at Litchfield, Kennebec county, Me., then entered Colby University at Waterville, Me., receiving the degree of A. B. in 1860 and A. M. in 1863. He taught in the high schools of Maine and later in Wisconsin until 1865, when he entered the medical department of Bowdoin College at Brunswick, Me., remaining three years and receiving the degree of M. D. from that institution in 1868. He began practice at Vassalborough, Me., continuing there until 1873, when he came to Fall River, where during the past quarter of a century he has had a large practice and become widely known as a successful physician. Dr. Jackson is a member of the Fall River Medical Society, and the Massachusetts and American Medical Associations. Since 1893 he has been professor of theory and practice of medicine in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Boston. January 29. 1862, he married Clara Wentworth of Waterville, Me. They have one son, Dr. R. W. Jackson, who is also a practicing physician in Fall River.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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