RETIRED METHODIST MINISTER WAS ORGANIZER
OF EPWORTH CHURCH HERE
The Rev. Marion Jackson, retired Methodist minister who organized
the Epworth Methodist Church here, died at 8:45 a.m. Sunday at his
home on Lambert Avenue. His age was 71 years, 11 months, and 20 days.
The Rev. Jackson served as a minister for 44 years. He began
his service in the ministry in 1897 and retired a year ago.
Funeral services will be held at the Wesley Methodist Church at
2 p.m. Tuesday. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. T. B.
Sowers, the Rev. C. C. Hall and the Rev. J. T. Smith and burial
will follow in Hopewell Cemetery. The body will lie in state at
Myers Chapel until 1 p. m. Tuesday, then will be taken to the church
where it will remain until the funeral hour.
The Rev. Jackson was born August 6. 1870 in Hardin county, Illinois,
the son of John and Georgeann (Gaskill) Jackson.
On May 1, 1901 he was united in marriage with Viva E Stephenson,
Besides his widow, he is survived by four sons, William Lee Jackson
of Camp Grant, Ill., David Ernest Jackson of Chicago, Marion Bond
Jackson of the Hawaiian Islands and Robert Gaskill Jackson of Chicago;
three daughters, Mrs. Mary Esther Andrews of Chanute, Kansas, Miss
Martha Elizabeth Jackson and Miss Dortha Alice Jackson of New York
City; one brother, William Lee Jackson of Neosha, Mo.; two sisters,
Mrs. Eulalia Marglin of Rosiclare, Ill., and Mrs. Aimee Allen of
San Diego, Calif.; and six grand-children.
Submitted by: Ken Richardson