Biography of George H. Jackman
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

GEORGE HENRY JACKMAN, a resident of Cleveland for over a quarter of a century, and president of the Electric Printing Company, has had a wide and varied experience in a number of states as a farmer, rancher, railroad employe and in other lines.

Mr. Jackman was born at Rockford, Illinois, July 4, 1872, son of John Mowery and Sarah Elizabeth (Vogelsong) Jackman. His father was born on a farm in Carroll County, Ohio, in 1838, continued to live in that section of Ohio, engaged in farming, until 1870, when he moved to Illinois and in 1876 went to Iowa and took up a farm homestead in Guthrie County. He continued to be identified with the agricultural enterprise of that section until his death in 1894. His wife, Sarah Elizabeth (Vogelsong) Jackman, was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, in 1843, daughter of Rev. George Vogelsong, of Hanoverton, Ohio. She was educated in Mount Union College, Ohio, spent six years as a teacher, and is now past eighty years of age.

George Henry Jackman attended public schools in Iowa, being four years of age when his parents moved to that state. His schooling was ended when he was fifteen years of age, and soon afterwards he became an employe of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway Company at De Soth, Missouri. He learned the blacksmith trade, working in railroad blacksmith shops for three and one half years. Two years following that were put in at his trade at St. Charles, Missouri, and he was a blacksmith at East Madison, Illinois, until 1893. In that year he went out to Deadwood, South Dakota, and had a varied experience in railroad and ranching work for several years, and for two years was a farmer in Iowa.

Mr. Jackman on January 1, 1897, entered the employ of the Street Railway Company at Cleveland, under the late M. A. Hanna. He was a motorman on the Woodland Avenue division for six years. He then became associated with William Lintern, of the Nichols-Lintern Company, in establishing a street railway publication known as the Street Railway News. Since then he has been continuously identified with printing and publication work. He organized the Street Railway Employees' Printing Company, a cooperative enterprise, and in 1912 incorporated the business as the Electric Printing Company. This is now one of the leading commercial printing shops of Cleveland and does an extensive business for a number of firms and individuals.

Mr. Jackman for a number of years has been active in local republican politics. He was a member of the Cleveland City Council in 1910-1911, being one of the faithful and constructive men in the city government of that period. He is a member of the Tippecanoe Club of Cleveland, the Lincoln Republican Club of Lakewood, the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, the Lakewood Congregational Church and the Knights of Pythias. He married, April 26, 1899, Miss Catherine Hoerz, of Cleveland, daughter of David Hoerz. They have one son, Melvin E., born in 1900, educated in the Cleveland Grammar schools, the Lakewood High School and Ohio State University. He is now associated with his father in the printing business. Melvin Jackman married, in 1923, Irene Patrick, of Columbus, Ohio.

A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924

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