John Thomas Jackson


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1. Mae Ellen Hampton

John Thomas Jackson 1 2

  • Born: 30 Dec 1886, West Chester, Chester, PA 1
  • Marriage (1): Mae Ellen Hampton
  • Died: 2 Feb 1929, West Chester, Chester, PA at age 42 1 2
  • Buried: West Chester: Saint Agnes Cemetery, Chester, PA 2

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Obituary: in the writings of John W. Jackson 1 John T. Jackson, age 42, passed away at Chester County Hospital due to complications of heart ailments. He leaves four children, Lawrence, Joseph Dorothy and Grace, his wife, Mary Hampton Beecher Jackson, having preceded him in death in 1921. Mr. Jackson was a long-time resident of West Chestnut St. in the borough of West Chester and made his living as a painter with several firms, lately in the employment of Mr. William Badum. He was a veteran of the World War and served for over a year in France with the 103rd Ammunition Train. He was a member of Bernard F. Schlegel Post, American Legion, where he was affectionately known by the nickname "Bucky". Many fellow veterans, friends and townspeople attended his funeral at St. Agnes Church and followed the funeral courtege to interment at St. Agnes Cemetery, Oaklands.

Additional Comments: Little is known of John T. Jackson's parents. They are listed on the Death Certificate as Thomas and Mary Jackson. John T. Jackson's wife, Mary Hampton Beecher, had surviving children from her marriage to Herbert Beecher. Their names were Helen, who became Mrs. Franklin Trumbower of Coatesville, and Harold, who lived on East Chestnut St. in West Chester.

2. He has conflicting birth information of 30 Jul 1886 and Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 1

3. Census in 1920 in West Chester, Chester, PA. 3 The 1920 census recorded owning a home at 308 W. Chestnut Street: John Jackson, house painter, 33, living with wife May, 28; son Lawrence Jackson, 4; son Joseph Jackson, 9 months; and step-daughter Helen Beecher, 12. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

John married Mae Ellen Hampton, daughter of Eber H. Hampton Jr. and Helen Wood. (Mae Ellen Hampton was born on 28 Nov 1890 in Marshallton, Chester, PA,1 4 died on 21 Jun 1921 in West Chester, Chester, PA 1 5 and was buried on 24 Jun 1921 in West Chester: Greenmount Cemetery, Chester, PA 1 5.)


1 <i>Records of John W. Jackson, grandson of Mae Ellen Hampton Beecher and John T. Jackson</i>, Email 2 Jul 2008.

2 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

3 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, Year: 1920; Census Place: West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1551; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 98; Image: 375.

4 <i>Records of Nancy Eitnier, a descendant</i>.

5, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 60698. Mae Jackson. Father Eber Hampton. Mother Helen Wood.

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