Biography of Rev. Chambers T. Jack
Crawford County, PA Biographies

REV. CHAMBERS T. JACK, minister of the Baptist Church. Linesville, was born in Kittanning, Penn., March 20, 1846, son of John and Alice (Bowser) Jack, natives of Armstrong County, Penn., parents of five sons and five daughters. One son, James W., served in all about three years during the war of the Rebellion in the Seventy eighth, also One Hundred and Fourth, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; was honorably discharged and returned home without a wound. The father, who was a consistent member of the Regular Baptist Church, died June 15, 1883; the mother, a consistent member of the German Baptist Church, is now living in Clarion County, Penn., with three of her children. Our subject, who is third in the family, graduated from Reidsburgh University, Clarion County. Penn., where he afterward taught mathematics and Latin for one year. In the fall of 1875 Mr. Jack commenced the ministry in the Regular Baptist Church at Enterprise, Penn., where he remained two years; from there he went to Townville, this county, in 1876, and in 1879 came to Linesville to fill the charge as Pastor of the Baptist Church, continuing as such until January 1, 1884, when he was obliged to resign in consequence of a stroke of paralysis. Our subject enlisted in 1865 in the One Hundred and Fourth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, serving with the Army of the Potomac, chiefly under the Provost Marshal, at Norfolk, Va. Was present at the siege of Petersburg, and after about six months' service was honorably discharged at the close of the war, in August, 1865, and returned home. He was twice married, on first occasion, in 1869, to Miss Tilla A. Bowser, a native of Armstrong County, Penn., and to this union were born two daughters: Almeda M. and Lula L. Mrs. Jack dying April 6, 1878, our subject married, August 20, 1881, Miss Rosa A. Heath, a native of Williamsfield, Ohio, daughter of Linus T. Heath, who moved to this county in 1867, locating in Linesville in March, 1882, and has been engaged in general mercantile business here ever since. Mr. and Mrs. Heath are consistent members of the Baptist Church. Mrs. Jack is their only child. To Rev. and Mrs. Jack has been born one son - Fred. Our subject is an earnest, energetic, patriotic and Christian man. Since his return from the army his health has shown itself to have been much impaired during the service.

History of Crewford County, Pennsylvania
Warner, Beers & Co.,
Chicago; 1895

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