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Elizabeth J. Strum Jackson

Mrs. Elizabeth J. Jackson passed away at 12:10 o’clock on Wednesday afternoon April 23, 1924 at her home in Kewanee, IL., after a short illness with pneumonia.  Elizabeth J. Strum was bore in Shelby County, Ohio, on February 21, 1826, and at the time  of her death was 98 years and two months and 2 days old.  She came to Stark County in the pioneer days in the year 1838, enduring all the hardships and trials of those days. For the past thirty years she was a resident of Kewanee. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church, having joined when she was a young woman, and when she moved to Kewanee she united with the Presbyterian Church. She was married to James M. Jackson on August 11, 1844. There were ten children born to this union; Henry O., deceased; Cyrus and John A., of Kellerton, IA; B.F. Jackson of Shelbina, Mo; Walter G., deceased; Rebecca C. Newton, deceased; W.J. Jackson, Kellerton, IA; Marjorie T. Ford, deceased; Clara E. Buchanan, Kewanee, and Ernest J., of Toulon, IL.  She is survived by six children, thirty grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  Mrs. Jackson was a faithful wife and loving mother, her chief aim being to raise her children and care for her husband who preceded her in death twelve years ago. She was ready and willing at all times to serve others, never thinking of herself.  She suffered the pioneer days but she came through it all as a true Christian.  The funeral services were held at the residence on Friday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock wit the Rev. W. W. Wilson in charge and burial made in the family lot in Elmira.

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