Biography of E. E. Jackson
Mercer County, Ohio Biographies

E. E. JACKSON, village solicitor and prominent citizen of Rockford, where he is practicing law, was born February 6, 1869, in Moon township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and is a son of G. W. and Mary Jane (Harper) Jackson.

On the maternal side our subject's grandfather, David Harper, was a Pennsylvanian, a respected old resident of Allegheny County. On the paternal side, Grandfather Jonathan Jackson was born in. North Carolina and always took pride in being of the same family as was President Andrew Jackson. He died in 1868, leaving a widow who still survives, at the age of 93 years. She is of French Huguenot extraction and was born in Virginia; her family name of Massey can be easily traced to the nobility of France.

The parents of our subject were both born in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, where they still reside, the father in January, 1842, and the mother in February, 1849. Their family consists of seven sons and two daughters, as follows: E. E.; William S., of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania; Luther A.; Lena, wife of G. L. McCartney; Hayes H.; Calvin A.; Charles C.; Vinnie B. and Raymond. The father of our subject served in the Army of the Potomac, during the Civil War, from August, 1862, until the close of hostilities. He was a member of Company K, 139th Reg. Pennsylvania Vol. Inf., Sixth Army Corps, and participated in all the principal engagements in the Virginia campaign, being wounded in the right shoulder, in front of Fort Stephens, and returning to his home with a record of which his children are proud.

E. E. Jackson was primarily educated in the schools of his native township. In 1887 he entered Bridgewater Academy and attended almost every term until 1890. In 1891, 1892 and 1893 he worked at the carpenter's trade, and in the fall of 1894 began to teach school, continuing until March; 1896, when he spent one term in the West Pennsylvania Medical College at Pittsburg. On October 15, 1896, he entered the Ohio Normal University, at Ada, where he remained until March 1, 1900, from 1898 until 1900 being in the law department. After his admission to the bar, he located at Rockford, where he formed a partnership with C. S. Mauck, and has continued in active practice ever since. Mr. Jackson has met with hearty approval and stands today as a leading member of his profession in his locality.

On July 21, 1899, Mr. Jackson was married to Minnie A. Wolf, a daughter of J. B. and Sarah Wolf, of Ada, Ohio. They have three children, two daughters and one son, namely: Dee, Dorothy and Calvin F.

Politically Mr. Jackson is a stanch Republican and his party has chosen him as a leader on numerous occasions. He served one term as mayor of Rockford and is at present serving as village solicitor. He has been solicitor for the building and loan association ever since locating here and formerly was secretary of the Rockford Telephone Exchange. He is prominently identified with fraternal life, being a member of Shane's Lodge, No. 377, F. & A. M., at Rockford; Celina Chapter, No. 120, R. A. M., at Celina; Order of the Eastern Star; Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Eagles.

History of Mercer County, Ohio
and Representative Citizens
Edited & Compiled by: Hon. S. S. Scranton
Published by: Biographical Publishing Company
Chicago, Illinois

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