Obit: Jackson, Fred (1866 - 1937)

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Surnames: Jackson, Nulton, Loos, Holtzhausen, Krepsky, Lyons, Pribnow, O’Neil, Voedecker, Cain, Fitzgibbon, Salter

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 09/16/1937

Jackson, Fred (22 June 1866 - Sept. 1937)

Funeral services for Fred Jackson, a former Colby, Wis. High school principal and Colby attorney, who died at his home at Hettinger, N. Dak., at the age of seventy-one years, were held at the Colby M. E. church last Thursday afternoon, Rev. C. Paul Nulton officiating. Internment was made in the Colby cemetery where Masonic services were held. Pall bearers were E. D. Loos, Carl Holtzhausen, Hugo Krepsky, Frank Jackson, J. E. Lyons and John Pribnow, Sr.

Out of town people here for the funeral were Mrs. Fred M. Jackson, Morris, Arley Mae and Norma Jackson of Hettinger, Mary Jackson of Lemon, N. Dak., Alta Jackson of the state of Oregon, Mrs. C. O’Neil of Green Bay, Mrs. H. N. Voedecker of Kewaunee, Mrs. Tim Cain of Casco and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Fitzgibbon of Oshkosh.

Fred Jackson was born on a farm near Bredhead, Wis., on June 22nd, 1866, where he attended high school. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1893 with the degree of bachelor of arts. In 1893 he came to Colby, became the head of the school system and remained here as principal for eight years, resigning in 1901 to study law in the office of R. B. Salter. The following year he entered the Illinois College of Law in Chicago and after completing the course of study was admitted to the practice of law in 1902.

For eight years he practiced law in the city of Colby. In the year 1903 he was elected district attorney for Clark county and held that office for two terms. Thereafter, he was elected to the Wisconsin legislature, serving as assemblyman in that body.

In the fall of 1910, Mr. Jackson moved to Hettinger, N. Dak., where he has made his home since. He has been honored with many public offices in Hettinger, including mayor of the city, president of the board of education and state’s attorney of Adams county, N. Dak., the last of which he was holding at the time he died.

At a special meeting of the Adams County Bar Association of North Dakota, a resolution was passed expressing sympathy to the bereaved family and expression of sorrow at the loss sustained by the county.



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