Jackson, George W., alderman, was born in Baltimore county, Md., July 18, 1846, son of John and Rachel (Barton) Jackson. His father was a farmer and died at Greenup, Ill. His mother died in Baltimore city about 1885. They had five children: George W., Mary, wife of Joseph Willoughby, residing in Baltimore; Sarah, wife of William Arthur, of Baltimore; Alexander, of Ellwood, Ind.; Eliza, wife of Robert Mummert, Baltimore. George W., when seven years old, removed with his parents to Greenup, Cumberland county, Ill., when he attended school for five years. When twelve years old his father died, and he returned with his mother to Baltimore county, and completed his education in the public schools. He learned the trade of machinist and in 1867 removed to Harrisburg, and followed his occupation for five years. In 1872 he was elected alderman for the Ninth ward, and was the youngest man ever elected to the office. Mr. Jackson was married in Baltimore, Md., in 1868, to Elmira Bond, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Bond, natives of Baltimore. They have one daughter, Elma L. Mr. Jackson is secretary of Dauphin Lodge, No. 160, I. O. O. F., and of Dauphin Encampment, No. 10. His political views are Republican. The family attend the Pine Street Presbyterian church.
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