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Jackson, Alberta

A little girl child of Betty Jackson, a negro woman of this city,was fatally burned at her home in this city last Friday morning about 10 o’clock, shortly after the Mercury had gone to press. The child was aged about 4 or 5 years, and she, with her little sister, was playing with matches, they being at home alone, and living in one of the shacks west of the Racket store. Her clothes were soon in a bright blaze, and when she emerged from the back door, running north, a number of parties started for her in an effort to catch her and extinguish the flames. Messrs. J. C. Kindred and Arthur Ratliff were the first to reach her, and, at the expense of severely burned hands, succeeded in jerking the burning clothing from her body, but not until she had been horribly burned, the woolen clothes with which she was clad, sticking to her body and when removed the skin came iwth it. Even the hair upon her head was in a blaze. All that could be done to ease her sufferings was done, but it availed little, and she died that afternoon about 3 o’clock. The body was buried Sunday morning. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, September 26, 1903, page 5

Jackson, Andrew

Andrew Jackson, an aged negro of this place,died Sunday night and buried near Weimar the following afternoon. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, Feburary 23, 1917, page 1

Jackson, Bessie (Mann)

Mrs. B. Jackson, 88, Lifelong Resident, Buried

Funeral services were held here Sunday morning, Jan. 18, for Mrs. Bessie Jackson, widow of Richard Jackson and lifelong Weimar resident.

She died Thursday night at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Webb, where she had lived since 1955.

Services were held at Mt. Arie Baptist Church, with Rev. A. Hubbard officiating. [Interment in Good Hope Cemetery]

Pallbearers were J. W. Brown, Leonard Rainer, George Braziel, Eddie Smith, Al Parker and August H. Adams.

Mrs. Jackson was born here Aug. 7, 1881, the daughter of Alex and Hattie Tucker Mann.  She was married to the late Steward Bremby and later to Mr. Jackson.  She was a member of Mt. Arie Church.

Surviving are three daughters,  Mrs. Gillespie (Edna) Wilson, and Mrs. John (Isabell) Webb of Weimar and Mrs. Leo (Earnestine) Bell of Houston; eight grandchildren; two brothers and a sister.

Preceding her in death were a daughter, Mrs. Verna Bremby Mosley; two sons, Alex Bremby and Charlie Jackson; three brothers, Simon, Israel and Phil Mann; and four sisters, Mrs. Hattie Burley, Mrs. Carrie Ford, Mrs. Fannie McGriff and Mrs. Alice Riddle.

Weimar Mercury, January 22, 1970, page 5
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht

Jackson, Charlie


Charlie Jackson,an aged colored citizen of this community, one of the old time darkeys, died this past week end, after a long illness, and the remains were laid to rest Monday. Charlie was highly esteemed and had many friends among the white people, as well as those of his own race. His death is sincerely regretted. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, December 29, 1933, page 8

Jackson, Daniel Washington


The death of Hon. D. W. Jackson, founder of Weimar, at his home in this city Wednesday morning, while not altogether unexpected, was nevertheless a great shock to the citIzenship of this community, who for many years had known and loved this grand, good man, whose honesty, integrity and general uprightness had never been questioned, and who had ever proven one of our best citizens. Mr. Jackson had been in failing health for a number of weeks, but his indomitable energy kept him on his feet, and but few realized that the end was so near. A sudden sinking spell Wednesday morning ended his life almost before those present could realize it. Mr. Jackson was one of' the most honored citizens of our community. He was the founder of Weimar, and ever took a great Interest in its upbuilding and advancement. A man of quiet tastes and irreproachable character, his life was as an open book, with no blot or stain to be ashamed of. His charities to the poor were countless, but only the recipients knew of it, for he never talked of same. Has honesty was proverbial, and all knew that Mr. Jackson's word was as good as his bond. He was well fixed financially, being in independent circumstances for many years prior to his death, but his energy, one of his strong characteristics, made him ever ready to labor at his favorite calling, surveying, which occupation he follower up to within a short time of his death. Weimar feels keenly the loss of this good man, who ever proved a firm, faithful friend to the town and people, and this regret was shown to some extent at the funeral, Thursday afternoon, when every business house in the city closed for several hours and almost every citizen of the town including the fire department, brass band and Knights of Honor lodge, with bowed head and saddened heart followed the remains to their last resting place in the Odd Fellows' cemetery, where touching tributes were paid to the many virtues of the deceased. In the Ioss of this good man, our entire citIzenship drops the tear of sympathy and regret. We print below a brief sketch of Mr. Jackson's life:

D. W. Jackson was born in Warren county, Ga.. Sept. 9,1829. His parents were Adam W. Jackson and Nancy Adkins. His parents were poor, but he determined to secure the best education possible, and did so, even though his studies had to be pursued after work hours and by the light of pine knots. His schooling was confined to a few years, but so earnest was be In him efforts that he was considered a fairly well educated man His memory was of the most retentive type, and what he learned he never forgot. This, throughout life, was one of him strongest characterlstlcs. He came to Texas in 1854, taught school for a time near Holman, in Fayette county, and also was manager of the AdkIns plantation, several miles northeast of the town of Weimar. His health failing him, he returned to Georgia where he suffered a long and severe spell of sickness. In 1858 he retuned to Texas and in July of that year was united In marriage to Susan E. Lee. He lived far a short time on the Golden Rod prairie of Lavaca county, but with that exception spent the remainder of his life in and around Weimar. Belong the owner of a great deal of land throughout this section he made a deal with the old Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio railroad management, then headed by Colonel T. W. Pierce, to run the road through his land and have a town on same. This town was laid off by Mr. Jackson and christened Weimar. He was then living on a farm, but in 1876 he moved to town, and has since resided within its borders. His first wife died Sept. 1, 1880. His second marriage was to Mrs. Dora Baar, and took place Aug. 14. 1874[sic]. This lady died Nov. 4. 1889. By his first wife he had seven daughters and one son. Of these, four daughters--Mrs. W. C. Munn, Mrs. A. D. Milroy, Mrs. J. W, Gates and Miss Kate Jackson--and one son--Hon. A. L. Jackson, present mayor of Houston--survive. Mr. Jackson served one term in the legislature as representative from this county, and discharged his duties capably and well, to the entire satisfaction of his constituents. He was for many years county surveyor of our county and followed this occupation up to within a short time of his death.

Weimar Mercury, July 16, 1904, page 9

Jackson, Dick

Negro Dies in Fire.

Eagle Lake, Tex., Jan. 17.--Fire at 4 o'clock here Sunday morning destroyed four buildings on Main Street and one man is known to have lost his life. The charred body of a man, supposed to have been Dick Jackson, a negro, was found in the ruins. He slept in one of the buildings. [Place of interment unknown]

Three of the buildings were two-story frame structures and all were occupied by negro tenants. They were owned jointly by J. J. Watley, G. W. Keith and Mrs. F. O Norris. The fourth was a corrugated iron building owned by A. C. McClanahan. This was a garage and four automobiles were lost in it. They were owned by H. W. Lasater, Dr. G. W. Cross, J. L. Baughman and A. C. McClanahan.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

Weimar Mercury, January 22, 1915

Jackson, Dora (Quillain)

DIED, in this city, last Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock, of inflammation of the bowels, Mrs. Dora Jackson, wife of Mr. D. W. Jackson. She had been in ill health for some time, and suffered intensely. She was a devout member of the Christian Church of this city, a lady of pleasing address, and had many friends. Mr.[sic] J. was a daughter of Judge Quillain of Ark., who was at one time a prominent man in the public affairs of that state. Her remains were interred Tuesday morning in the Odd Fellows cemetery, followed to their last resting place by a ____ of sorrowing relatives and ....

Weimar Mercury, November 9, 1889

Jackson, Gussie Bell (Hargrove)


Mrs. Gussie Bell Jackson was born September 20, 1913 in Colorado County, to the late Henrietta and Will Hargrove. She attended Wright Grove Colored School. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Green Chapel Methodist Church, where she served as a faithful member until she converted over to Greater Smith Chapel Baptist Church where she also served as a faithful member until she became ill. [Interment in Willing Workers Cemetery]

Gussie was united in marriage to the late Pritchard Jackson in 1931 and to this union one child was born. She departed this life August 23, at Youens Memorial Hospital in Weimar.

She leaves to cherish her memories one daughter, Ms. Gussie Lee Jackson of Columbus; two grandchildren, Mrs. Evelyn Wilson and Willie R. Mayberry of Columbus; six great - grandchildren, one great - great - grandchild; five sisters, Mrs. Margaret Perston and Mrs. Bessie Coleman of Columbus, Mrs. Katherine Preston of Dallas, Mrs. Bertha White of San Antonio, and Mrs. Willie Mae Johnson of Abilene; two brothers, Will Hargrove, Jr. and Leo Hargrove, Sr. of Columbus: one uncle, Henry Grays of Columbus; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were under the direction of Ben Davis Funeral Home in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Robert Hargrove, Leo Hargrove, Jerry Hargrove, James Hargrove, Michael Hargrove, and Arthur Lee Pierson.

Honorary Pallbearers were Anthony Jackson, Fredrick Jackson, Reginald Wilson, Clarence Bratcher, Willie Mayberry, and George Jarmon.

Colorado County Citizen, September 19, 1985

Jackson, Gussie L.


Gussie L. Jackson, 69, of Columbus passed away Saturday, July 19 at River Oaks Convalescent Center.

She was born Aug. 2, 1933 in Columbus to Pritchard Jackson and Gussie Hargrove Jackson.

She was a nurse's aide and a member of the New Greater Smith Chapel Baptist Church in Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Evelyn and Willie Wilson of Columbus; son, Willie Mayberry of Columbus; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were July 26 at New Greater Smith Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. J. Hargrove officiating.

Interment followed at Willing-Worker's Cemetery in Columbus.

Colorado County Citizen, July 30, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen

Jackson, J. W.

Young Negro Brought to Weimar for Burial

A young negro man named J. W. Jackson. aged about 21 years, said to be the son of a former Weimar colored couple, was brought here last Monday for interment in the colored peoples burying ground [Paradise Gardens]west of town. Particulars as to the cause of his death are meager, but we are told that following a row in which he resented an alleged insult to his sister, he was shot and killed by another colored youth in Houston.

Particulars in said killing. published in the Houston Post-Dispatch of last Saturday, are given below:

Negro Slayer Being Sought.

County officers late Friday were searching for a negro man in connection with the fatal wounding of J. W. Jackson, 24, negro, as he stood talking to several friends on Alexander street just beyond the city limits.

Jackson suffered two bullet wounds in the chest and died almost instantly.

Witnesses told Deputy Sheriffs Spradley and Dinkens that a man ran up to the group and fired twice at Jackson. Jackson fell to the ground and cried out "Don't shoot again" as he saw the gun pointing at him, witnesses declared. The shooting took place about 8 p.m.

The man fired two more shots and ran from the scene. witnesses stated.

Justice of the Peace Campbell R. Overstreet held inquest and returned a verdict of murder.

Weimar Mercury, April 24,1931

Jackson, James Lee

James Jackson Funeral Service Held on Oct. 2

James Lee Jackson, a descendent of the founder of Weimar, passed away after a brief illness on Sept. 29, in Houston.

A funeral service was held Saturday, Oct. 2 in Houston.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Dowell Jackson, father, Daniel W. Jackson, mother, Thelma Putnam Jackson, and brother, Dan Jackson.

Mr. Jackson is survived by his loving friend and companion, Katie M. Bash; son, Douglas Jackson of Clear Lake City, Texas; son, Gregory Jackson and his. wife Carol of Dripping Springs, Texas; and daughter, Susan Jackson of Houston, Texas.

Survivors also include a cousin, A. R. Jackson of Weimar.

Mr. Jackson was born on May 19, 1924 in Houston Texas, attended Lamar High School, and received a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A & M University.

He worked in the Oil and Gas Industry in Texas for more than 40 years, and spent most of his career with Josey Oil Company on Waugh Drive in Houston.

The Jackson family has deep roots in Texas and Houston. Jim's great grandfather, "Squire" D. W. Jackson came to Texas in 1854 and later founded the town of Weimar, Texas and served in the Texas Legislature.

His grandfather, A. L. Jackson attended the University of Texas; and later served as mayor of Houston from 1904 to 1905. His father, Daniel W. Jackson, a lifetime Houston resident served as district attorney and later as a criminal court judge, and also served in WWI and again in WWII as a Judge Advocate.

Weimar Mercury, October 7, 2004

Jackson, Jesse “Buddy Red”


Jessie "Buddy Red" Jackson, 76, of Eagle Lake, died Wednesday, June: 11, 1997, at his residence.

Born July 11, 1920 in Eagle Lake,; he was the son of Phillip and Ida (Daniels) Jackson. He attended Colorado County schools before moving to San Antonio in 1965, where he. lived until he returned to Eagle Lake after retiring in 1984. On Aug. 1, 1945, he married Abbie McGrew. In San Antonio, he was a civil service employee, working in military aircraft maintenance at Kelly Air Force Base. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, Mr. Jackson was a member of. Providence Baptist Church in Eagle: Lake.

Services were held June 14 at Providence Baptist with Rev. Coby Shorter Jr. officiating. Interment followed in Community Cemetery East in Eagle. Lake. Services were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home, Eagle. Lake.

Serving as pallbearers were Willie Cleveland Sr., Leroy Shorter, Jerry Hurd, Sedrick Turner, Edward Shorter and Eugene Turner. Honorary pallbearers were Kevin Brown, Cedric; Brown, Paul D. Cunningham, Paul L. Jackson Jr., Woodrow Coleman and Sam Aldridge.

Mr. Jackson is survived by his wife of Eagle Lake; son Paul Jackson of San Antonio; sisters Ophelia Lyons: of Eagle Lake and Mae Jackson Houston of Schulenburg; brother Bennie C. Jackson of Columbus; grandchildren Cedrid Brown and Kevin Brown, both of Austin, Stephen Jackson of Arizona, and Angela Jackson, Paul Jackson Jr., Tai Shan Jackson and LaTisha Jackson, all of San Antonio;great-grandchildren Kevin Brown Jr. arid Kashauna Brown, both of Oklahoma, and Tereana Acoff and Raquel. Acoff, both of San Antonio.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and son Tyrone D. Jackson.

Colorado County Citizen, June 18, 1997

Jackson, Kate N.

Miss Kate N. Jackson, 76-year-old daughter of the man who founded Weimar, was buried in Weimar Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery Sunday after services at Hubbard Funeral Home.

Her father, the late D. W. Jackson, is credited with establishing Weimar - once known as Jackson Station - nearly 80 years ago.

Her brother, the late A. L. Jackson, once was mayor of Houston, and a nephew, Dan Jackson, is now district judge of Harris County.

Miss Jackson, who died last Friday, had divided her residence between Galveston and Brenham, where she was a member of the Christian Church.

In addition to her brother, she is survived by the following nieces and nephews: Mrs. Charles Bryan, Mrs. Nell Keith, Mrs. Blakely Smith, Miss Kathleen Munn, Mrs. Dorothy Basham, Mrs. Fanny Lee Eldridge, and Douglas and Thurman Allen all of Coleman; Mrs. Bess McDaniel of McAllen; Andrew Jackson, Homer Jackson, Mrs. D. Allen, Leslie Allen, all of Houston. A great-niece, Mrs. V. W. McLeod, lives in Galveston.

Weimar Mercury, October 19, 1951
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Jackson, Katherine Elizabeth "Kate" (Taylor)

April 10, 1847-August 27, 1930

Garwood Gatherings

Friends here regretted to learn Wednesday of the death of Mrs. Kate E. Jackson, better known as “Grandma” Jackson. Mrs. Jackson was the mother of former townsmen; G.M.Jackson. Her death occurred Wednesday morning at 4:30 o’clock in the Baptist Hospital in Houston, where she has been for a number of weeks, following a fall when she received a broken hip. Later Mrs. Jackson developed pneumonia, but she was considered doing well when she suffered a relapse from which death came as a shock to her many friends for to know her was to love her. A large number of relatives and friends went to Rock Island Thursday morning and attended the funeral. Mrs. Jackson was laid to rest in the family lot at that place. [Myrtle Cemetery] Mrs. Jackson made her home with her son and family, Mr. G. M. Jackson during the many years this family made this place their home, later moving to Houston, where Mrs. Jackson died.

Eagle Lake Headlight, August 30, 1930
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Jackson, Le Baun E. "Bonnie" (Richardson)

Mrs. Jackson, Columbus JP, Dies Suddenly

Columbus--Mrs. Bonnie Jackson, 61, corporation court judge and justice of the peace in Precinct 1 in Colorado County since 1963, died at her home here Monday, apparently of a heart attack.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Columbus Funeral Home with Rev. Greg. Robertson, pastor of First Methodist church, officiating.

Burial was in the Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.

Mrs. Jackson was appointed justice of the peace to succeed her husband, R. K. Jackson, who died in office in 1963. She was elected to the office the next year.

She also was appointed by the Columbus City Council in 1963 as corporation court judge and has served in that office since.

Survivors include a son, Grayson Keith Jackson of Houston; her mother, Mrs. L. T. Richardson of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Oscar (Myrtle) Schindler of Weimar and Mrs. R. E. Coffelt of Columbus; and a brother, W. T. Richardson of Columbus.

Weimar Mercury, March 9, 1967, page 4

Jackson, Lee

Lee Jackson, a young negro boy of this city, was killed by a train (believed to have been passenger train No. 10) early Thursday morning. The accident occurred nearly opposite the electric light plant. It is believed the boy must have gone to sleep on the track. A deep gash was cut in his right temple, one shoulder broken, one leg crushed, hip broken, and both feet crushed and mangled. Numerous other bruises were found upon the body. The body was buried in the colored cemetery west of town Thursday afternoon.

Weimar Mercury, August 21, 1914, page 8

Jackson, Louise (Porter)


Louise Jackson, 84, of Columbus, passed away April 25 in El Campo.

She was born in Colorado County, May 15, 1920 to John and Ellen (Gray) Porter and attended Columbus Public Schools.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Booker T. Jackson; brother, John Wright; and sisters, Albertha and Georgia Evans.

She is survived by Lottie and James McGraw of El Campo and William and Sylvia Wright of Columbus.

Funeral services were conducted April 30 at New Greater Smith Chapel Baptist Church in Columbus with the Rev. Joseph Hargrove officiating. Interment followed at Willing Workers Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Anthony and Patrick Wright and John and Larry Woods.

Colorado County Citizen, May 4, 2005
Courtesy of The Citizen

Jackson, Marion Dennis

Local Negro Soldier Is Killed in Italy

Henderson Jackson, long-time negro resident of Columbus now in the employ of O. A. Zumwalt, and his wife Sylvia have had a War Department message notifying them that their youngest son, 26 year-old Marion Jackson, private who was serving overseas with a chemical warfare unit, was killed in Italy on March 20,

The Jacksons expect to receive a more detailed report soon.

Before army induction, Pvt. Jackson had worked with Charles Herder, Lester Dennis and others here. He was the youngest of 11 children.

There are two other sons of the family in the service, Pvt. Doc Jackson, also serving overseas, and Pvt. Booker T. Jackson, with the army in this country.

Colorado County Citizen, April 12, 1945

Jackson, Maxine (Prince)

Maxine Jackson

Maxine Jackson passed away August 21.

She was born November 3, 1944 in Altus, Oklahoma to Lucille and Roger Prince.

After moving to Eagle Lake, Maxine was blessed with three children, Linda Prince, Wayne Yell and Lloyd Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Willie Lloyd Jackson.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her sister, Mazel Lowe (Theodore); brother, Horace Williams; children, Linda Prince, Wayne Yell and Lloyd Jackson (Sharon); grandchildren, Erica, Ebony, Shamika, Jaquan, Breanna, Justin, Jonathan and Jordan; three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 2 at 11 a.m. from Providence Baptist Church in Eagle Lake with Pastor Dave Curry, officiating. Interment followed in Eagle Lake Community Cemetery North in Eagle Lake. Final arrangements entrusted to Ben Davis Funeral Home of Columbus.

Pallbearers were George Whitelow, George Black, Willie Davis, Chris Cotton, Edward Glover and Herbert Ashton.

Honorary pallbearers were Theodore Lowe, Wayne Yell, Derrick Thomas and Lloyd Jackson.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss. 

Eagle Lake Headlight, September 7th, 2006
Submitted by John Konesheck

Jackson, Roland K.

Roland K. Jackson Succumbs to Heart Attack; Burial Here

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Untermeyer Funeral home for Roland K. Jackson, 58, who died in Columbus hospital Sunday afternoon, after suffering a heart attack about a week earlier. The Rev. W. F. Hathaway Jr. officiated and burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery.

Mr. Jackson, who had served as justice of the peace of Precinct 1 for the past 4 years and who was judge for the city of Columbus, had operated a tailor shop here since 1936, and had operated his Gulf service station for several years.

Born in Rock Island Apr. 25, 1904, whe[sic] was a son of George Madison Jackson and Ida Hale Greenway Jackson. He spent his early life in Garwood, serving with the U. S. Marines from 1925 to 1929. He married Miss La Baun Elizabeth Richardson July 3, 1931. The couple has lived in Columbus since 1933.

Besides his widow, he is survived by a son, Grayson Keith Jackson, 2 granddaughters, Kim and Dawn Jackson; 2 brothers, T. B. and Crawford Jackson and a sister, Mrs. Charles W. Edwards, all of Houston.

Two brothers, Clyde and Harold Jackson, and a sister, Ms. Howard Strahan, died earlier.

Pallbearers were Ned Stallman, Allen Reyer, Jerry Zatopek, J. W. Zwiegel Jr., Le Roy Burt Jr., Le Roy Stein, E. G. Miller and O. P. Moore Jr.

Honorary pallbearers were Henry Weber, Preston Simmons, Jodick Perry, Richard Schmidt, Alton Adcock, George Hoppe, Jack Brock, J. O. Walker, Roy Burt Sr., Marvin Buller, John Busselman and J. W. Davis.

Colorado County Citizen, February 14, 1963, page 1

Jackson, Sophronia

13 Priests At Final Rites for Former Cook Here

Sophronia Jackson, 62, Negro cook and helper at St. Michael’s Church rectory for 30 years, was buried in the family lot in Good Hope Cemetery after solemn rites in the church with 13 priests in attendance.

She died Monday evening, Aug. 31, at her home after suffering a stroke.

The Right Rev. Anthny[sic] F. Drozd, pastor, was celebrant; deacon and subdeacon were the Rev. Vaclav Bily, pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul at Blessing and the Very Rev. Joseph J. Hildebrand, pastor of St. Mary’s of Fredericksburg Deanery. The Rev. Aug. L. Otto, MSF, pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Cuero, was master of ceremonies. The last three were former assistants here. Father Bily preached the sermon.

The most Rev. Bishop John L. Morkovsky, who baptized and received Sophronia into the church, was represented by his brother,the Right Rev. Alois J. Morkovsky, pastor of Sacred Heart, Hallettsville, and dean of the Hallettsville Deanery. Other priests attending who were either former assistants or remembered Sophronia’s fine cooking, were Revs. Edward Jansky of Yoakum, Joseph Kopp and Bernard Goebel of Moulton, Alex Kraus of Columbus, Emil T. Vinklarek of St. John, Joseph Hamaln of Nixon and Benton Thurmond of High Hill.

These comments came from one of the priests she served: “She had endeared herself to many, both colored and white, through her kindness and charity She always wore a smile. She never passed up an opportunity to practice charity. If someone was left homeless because of fire, she took them in; if someone was sick and without care, her home became a hospital. May God grant her rest eternal.”

She is survived by 2 daughters and a son, Mrs. Yvonne Nunn and Mrs. Helen Smith of Houston and Dwight Coreathers of here; a sister, Ida Jackson of here; 3 brothers, including Richard Jackson of here; and 5 grandchildren.

Weimar Mercury, September 11, 1959, pages 1 and 8

Jackson, Susan Elizabeth (Lee)

Weimar Locals

Death called home all that is mortal of Mrs. D. W. Jackson, who departed this life on Tuesday night at 10 o’clock. She had been sick for some time but seemed to rally at one time and hopes wee entertained of her recovery, but it appears a relapse took place which ended in her death. She leaves a husband and six children to mourn her loss. She was a devoted wife and loving mother, her whole life was devoted to the welfare of her children. Her aged mother, Mrs. Lee, remains to mourn over her death. She leaves brothers, sisters and friends to follow her remains to its last resting place [Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery] to shed a final tear over a good, true, christion[sic] woman.

Colorado Citizen, September 23, 1880

Jackson, T. B.

Rock Island, Feb. 23.--T. B. Jackson, who came here from Missouri to get relief from consumption, died Friday, the 21st, and was buried yesterday. [Myrtle Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, March 8, 1902

Jackson, Walter


Walter Jackson, negro resident of this city, who had been employed in Rosenberg for some time, and who was in an automobile accident a few nights since, mention of which is contained in an Item elsewhere in this paper, died Tuesday night. He was badly injured in the accident, which took place between East Bernard and Eagle Lake.

Walter had borrowed a car to make a trip home and had hired a Mexican to drive for him, Somewhere between those two points the car rammed into a culvert and was wrecked. Walter was asleep on the back seat at the time. He suffered two compound fractures of the leg, a tendon in one leg cut and concussion of the brain. He was first brought to Columbus, but later removed to this city. He was given every possible attention, but succumbed to his injuries Tuesday night. [Interment in Paradise Gardens]

The Mexican in the car with him was also badly injured. He was taken to a Rosenberg hospital, and is under treatment there. Walter, being asleep at the time of the accident, was never able to tell much about it.

Weimar Mercury, May 13, 1938, page 1

Jackson, Willie Lee (Powell)

Willie Lee Jackson

Mrs. Willie Lee Jackson, mother of Olivia Maxie, passed away Wednesday, May 10.

Before Mother and Big Ma Ma was called from labor here on earth to her reward in heaven, she was the first daughter born to Lonnie and Elizabeth Powell on January 20, 1920 in Eagle Lake.

She spent her childhood and her young adult life in Eagle Lake. During this growth she had two beautiful daughters, Olivia and Evelyn and one son, Lawrence (Pepper).

Then God blessed her and her children with a loving husband and father.

In 1957 they moved their family to San Antonio. In 1966 she and her husband were blessed with adopting a baby girl, Rhonda.

She worked locally doing domestic work until she retired.

She joined Golden Gate Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. David Smith. She served as the President of the Usher Board.

In the 2000's she joined Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Rev. Patrick Jones, but she returned to her home church where she served as the Mother of the Church and a member of The Mission Board, under the leadership of Rev. Shaw.

Loved ones who will be waiting for her in Heaven include, a loving husband, both parents, one son, three sisters and four brothers.

She leaves to carry on her legacy her three daughters; two brothers, Kado and Melvin Powell of Eagle Lake; one sister, Sophia Powell of Houston; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 15 nieces and 15 nephews; two god sisters, Mildred Knootz and Margie Lee, both of San Antonio; one goddaughter, Dee Mason; one godson and daughter, Joe and Georgie Armstrong; two god-granddaughters, Krystal and Destine, all of Eagle Lake; and a lot more close friends who will also miss her a lot.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 15 at 11 a.m. from Golden Gate Missionary Baptist Church in San Antonio with Rev. Ricky Shaw officiating. Interment followed in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home in San Antonio.

Pallbearers were Milton Ford, Marvin Henry, Kenneth Godley, Dennis Stewart, Jerry Pope and Johnny Foster.

Honorary pallbearers were Son-in-law, grandsons and nephews.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.  

Eagle Lake Headlight, May 25, 2006
Submitted by John Konesheck
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