Algonquin Historic

Nunda Herald
February 11, 1887

Obituary - William Jackson

We are called upon once more to record the death of one of the pioneers of Northern Illinois. At his home in the Village, Saturday January 30th, William Jackson departed this life, at the age of 78. He was one of the earliest settlers in this part of McHenry County, having come here in 1838, nearly a half century ago, and has ever since enjoyed an extended acquaintance through this part of the state. By the encroachments of old age, Mr. Jackson was compelled to cease the activities of life, about one year ago, during much of which time he has been confined to his house. During his residence in this village (Crystal Lake), which began in 1875, he has been occupied with the management of his farms, and giving warm attention to the practice of law, having been admitted to the McHenry County bar in 1850. During his long residence in the County, he has been many times honored with office, having held the office of Justice for 16 years, and has been twice elected as associate judge. In his Religious convictions he has always been firm and steadfast. Holding to no creed, and rejoicing in the scriptures themselves as a sufficient exposition of his faith, his ardent Christianity has always been recognized by his neighbors and the church to which he belonged received his substantial aid in all times of need. When the "old settlers" can be counted on ones fingers, it need not be added that a man of Mr. Jackson's prominence will be really missed. The funeral was held at the Disciple church on Monday last, the remains were deposited in the Algonquin Cemetery, by the side of those of the late wife, who preceded him but a few months.



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