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Source: Biographical History of Shelby & AUdubon Counties, Iowa ... Chicago: WS Dunbar, 1889 p. 524.
John Jackson, dealer in agricultural implements came to Shelby County in the autumn of 1887. He is a native of Indiana, born in Montgomery County June 8, 1848. He is a son of W.T. and Rachel (Miller) Jackson, natives of Kentucky and pioneers of Indiana. In 1852 the family emigrated to Iowa and settled in Guthrie County where John was reared on a farm and received his education in the public schools. He resided with his parents until 25 years old. Mr. Jackson was married March 2, 1873 to Miss Susan Warren, native of Ohio, daughter of A.I. and Melissa (Ogle) Warren, an old family of Noble Co Ohio. After his marriage Mr. Jackson settled on a farm in Guthrie County, five miles north of Panora. Here he lived until the winter of 1875, when he purchased a hardware store in Panora, which he managed until 1879. He then sold out and removed to Cloud County, Kansas and opened up a farm, where he resided one year. He then went to Cawker City and dealt in grain until 1881 then sold out and returned to Adair, Iowa and engaged in the hardware and implement business. He sold the hardware department in 1883. In 1884 he met with a serious loss by fire, which could have been covered by $3500. He immediately resumed business which he continued until 1888, when he sold out. In 1887 he had established a hardware trade in Harlan and is now doing a thriving business. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson are the parents of six children, 3 of whom survive, Pearl E, George E. and Warren. The oldest died in infancy; Ollie died at age 6 months and a second child named Ollie died at age one year. Mr. jackson is a member of the AF&AM Parian Lodge 321. He is also a member of the IOOF and of the Encampment. He casts his vote with the Republicans of this country.
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