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Southern Christian Advocate Vol 96 #17 page11 col 2 issue dated April 28, 1932 from the Sandor Teszler Library of Wofford College:

Alexander Jackson, who died Saturday, April 23, of pneumonia, was laid to rest in the family plot Sunday afternoon. The death of Mr Jackson was exceptionally sad due to the fact that just one month ago today he lost his home by fire and his daughter, Miss Maggie Jackson, died of shock. After that Mr Jackson and his daughter, Agnes, moved into a nearby bungalo owned by C H Jackson and there they were living until a new home could be built. Plans were made to begin the home last Monday, the day Mr Jackson became ill. Had Mr Jackson lived until May 16 he would have been 85 years old. He was the son of Owen W Jackson and Margaret Murchison Jackson and was born near Clio. At the age of 16 he volunteered for service in the Confederate war, joining Company B, 115th infantry. He was stationed most of the time at Fort Moultrie. He attended Wofford College for two years.

As a young man he became engaged in the merchantile business in Wilmington, NC. There he met and in 1878 married Miss Agnes Bufordfi who predeceased him several years ago. Mr Jackson's later years were spent in his mother's ancestral home, in Dillon County, where he was successfully engaged in farming.

Mr Jackson was recognized as an outstanding character in his community, a man of the highest ideals. He was a great believer in education and managed through difficulties to educate a large number of children. He joined the Methodist Church in boyhood and since that time he had been a regular attendant and a loyal supporter.

Mr Jackson is survived by the following children: Buford Jackson, Columbia; Mrs T D Clarkson, Greeleyville; Mrs W S Heath, Society Hill; Mrs C L Rast, Swansea; Mrs A C Dibble, Orangeburg; and Miss Agnes Jackson. He is also survived by three brothers, J M Jackson, Bennettsville; the Rev H M Jackson, Raleigh, NC; and R M Jackson of Dillon County. Mr Jackson lost a son Roy, a young attorney in Asheville, three years ago.----The State

Submitted by Carolyn Klear, 17 Oct 2002.


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