Grant Jackson, 72, formerly associated with the Dain manufacturing Co. in Ottumwa, died Tuesday [July 14, 1953] at the home of his son, Warren Jackson at Chugwater, Wyo. His home is in Pasadena, Calif.
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He was born in October of 1880 in the Fremont community. He moved from Ottumwa to Chugwater in 1912, going to Pasadena about 10 years ago.
Survivors include his wife, the former Susie Pedrick of Ottumwa; two sons, two daughters, and a sister, Mrs. Daisy Storm, Bentonsport.
Double funeral services were held last Friday, July 17, at the Iowa Flats Church for Mr. and Mrs. Grant Jackson who passed away within two days of each other. Mr. Jackson’s death occurring on Tuesday, July 14 and his wife succumbing two days later on Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jackson were former residents of the Iowa Flats community, having settled there in 1912. In 1940 they retired and moved to California to make their home. The couple had returned to Wyoming on June 22 from their Pasadena home for a visit with their children, Warren P. Jackson and Mrs. Earnest Rhoades of Chugwater. The father had been in ill health for some time but Mrs. Jackson’s death was sudden and unexpected.
Lacy Grant Jackson, 72, was born in Fremont, Ia., October 26, 1880. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rhoades near Chugwater on July 14.
Susie May Jackson, 67, was born in Ottumwa, Ia., October 27, 1885. She also passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rhoades on July 16.
The Rev. Lyle Rich and Rev. Coolidge officiated at the double rites held last Friday and interment took place in the Iowa Flats Cemetery. Bearers of the caskets were Eugene Penick, Darrel Peterson, Kenneth Kennedy, Ernest Wilkins, Ralph Enix, and Stanley Meeker.
Mr. and Mrs. Jackson’s survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Earnest Rhoades of Chugwater and Mrs. Myron True of Pomona, Calif.; two sons Warren P. of Chugwater and Paul E. of Pasadena, Calif.; and eleven grandchildren.
Mr. Jackson is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Frank Storm, Keosockua, Ia.; a half-sister, Mrs. Nell Torrey of Montana; and two half brothers, Wesley and John Jackson.
Survivors of Mrs. Jackson include three sisters, Mrs. Mildred McMillan, Chugwater; Mrs. Ina McMillan; and Mrs. Addie Pickett both of Ottumwa, Ia., and two brothers, Frank Pedrick of Ottumwa and Paul Pedrick of Missouri.
Wheatland Times, July 23, 1853
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman