J. J. Jackson

                    J. J. JACKSON

Early in the 70's Mr. Jackson had the western fever and in '74 came to Phillips county and took a homestead, but the grasshoppers and drouths drove him back east and he did not return until 1879 when he came to this county and filed on a piece of land eight miles west of this city, now owned by the O'Toole brothers. He made a living the first few years hauling freight. Some 25 years ago he moved to Oberlin and engaged in house moving and the dray business at which he was a decided success. He finally drifted into the grain business and for ten years has ran an elevator and coal yard, has made plenty of money and is still doing a good business.

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