Biography of Sidney D. Jackson
Mahoning County, OH Biographies

SIDNEY DE LAMAR JACKSON, formerly prosecuting attorney of Mahoning County, and a member of the prominent law firm of Norris, Jackson & Rose, at Youngstown, was born April 9, 1855, at Hubbard, Trumbull County, Ohio, and is a son of Joseph M. and Rebecca L. Jackson.

The parents of Mr. Jackson came to Mahoning. County during his" childhood, settling on a farm in Coitsville township, where he later was educated and where he still retains his home.

On leaving the public schools Mr. Jackson entered upon the study of the law, under D. M. Wilson, at Youngstown, and was admitted to the bar when 22 years of age. He has continued to practice. until the present time, becoming a member of the strong firm of Norris, Jackson & Rose, in November; 1900. The offices of the firm are at Nos. 608-613 Dollar Bank Building.

In 1896 Mr. Jackson was elected prosecuting attorney of Mahoning County, and served one term; his administration of this important office proving him to be an able lawyer, and a faithful, conscientious public officer. He retired from the position with honor attaching to his incumbency and with the continued confidence and esteem of his fellow citizens. While in office he labored indefatigably in the interest of Youngstown, and it was largely due to his efforts that favorable action was taken in regard to the city's bridges, especially the viaduct bridge. He is very prominent among the members of the bar.

In 1890 Mr. Jackson was united in marriage to Miss Lelia G. McBurney, a daughter of the late Henderson McBurney. Mrs. Jackson for many years was a teacher in the Youngstown public schools. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson have three children - Joseph H., Mary Lorain, and Sidney De Lamar, Jr.

Fraternally Mr. Jackson is an Elk and an Odd Fellow. The old family homestead of 160 acres in Coitsville township, is owned by him and here he has a fine summer home. The publishers present Mr. Jackson's portrait in connection with this sketch.

20th Century History of Youngstown
and Mahoning County, Ohio and
Representative Citizens,
Edited and compiled by Gen. Thos. W. Sanderson
Youngstown, Ohio
Biographical Publishing Company
Chicago, Illinois 1897

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