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George Lee JACKSON
©Nashville News
Oct. 11, 1907

© Glenn


New Home Cemetery

Friday, October 18, 1907 George Lee Jackson Dead George Lee Jackson departed this life Friday morning, October 11, at 5 o'clock, after a brief illness with typhoid fever, age 37 years, 4 months and 5 days. George Jackson was born in Owen county, Indiana, reared in central Illinois, and came to Oklahoma 12 years ago where he resided on a farm three miles south of Nashville up to the time of his death. In 1901 was united in marriage with Miss Florence Rose. To this union were born two children, boys now 2 and 5 years old. He leaves, besides the wife and two children, three brothers and three sisters, namely: Charley and Fred Jackson of Nashville, Voris Jackson of Oakland Illinois, Mrs. G. W. Wilson and Mrs. Frank Colbert of Nashville, and Mrs. Henry Mills of Loogootee, Indiana. With the exception of the last named all were present at his funeral. Funeral services were held at the Congregational Church Sunday morning at 11:30 o'clock, Rev. A. B. Kirk of Pond Creek delivered the sermon, being an eloquent and beautiful tribute to the dean and a deep and impressive lesson to the living, through which ran a vein of buoyant home and sympathy for the bereaved. Burial was made in New Home cemetery adjoining the church these services being in charge of the Odd Fellows lodge of Nashville, of which the deceased was a member, assisted by the Rebekahs, the beautiful and impressive ritualistic service of the order being used. Touching music was rendered by a sleet quartet of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs. The pallbearers were Odd Fellows and they, with a large number of Odd Fellows, as well as Rebekahs, all appeared in the regalia of the order. The austerity of the grave had been softened by loving hands, being delicately lined in white with touches of evergreen, the casket being almost hidden beneath the wreathes and garlands of flowers contributed by loving friends. The services were conducted on the lawn in front of the church, the building not being large enough to admit one-half those who came to pay their last tribute of respect the dead. It was one of the largest assemblages the writer ever witnessed at a funeral in any community and bore ample testimony of the great esteem and wide friendship in which George Jackson was held in this life. The deceased left his family well provided for. Besides carrying $2000 life insurance in the Woodmen of which he was a member, he owned a good farm where he lived and had recently bough another just west of town to which he intended to move this month. Besides he leaves them the heritage of a good name, a clean character, an honorable life, a Christian Fortitude, and the memory of a loving husband, a fond father and a devoted friend. A good, true, noble man has gone from among us.

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