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George Bement Jackson (1900-1995)
George Bement Jackson was the son of William Walter Jackson and Fanny Hasting (Bacon) Jackson of Brooklyn, New York, members of New York Monthly Meeting. He studied Chemical Engineering at Swarthmore College, Class of 1921, and served as president of Edwin Jackson Fireplaces, Inc., a family business. He encouraged Eugene M. Lang to attend Swarthmore College, and in 1986, Eugene M. Lang endowed a scholarship in his honor. He was a long-time supporter of Swarthmore College and interested in family history.
William Morris Jackson (1837-1919)
William Morris Jackson was the son of James M. and Mary Ann (King) Jackson of Philadelphia and later of Richland, Pennsylvania. He grew up in Quakertown, Pa., and spent his early career teaching at Friends Seminary in NYC and Friends Academy in Richmond, IN. In 1869 he married Anna Margaret Davis, and in 1876, he joined the family manufacturing business. He served on the Board of Managers of Swarthmore College from 1887 until his death in 1906 and on the Board of Schofield Normal and Industrial School from 1887 or 1888 until after 1892. He was also a member of the Board of Trustees of Friends Seminary in New York and an active member of the Society of Friends.
William Walter Jackson (1872-1953)
William Walter Jackson was the son of William Morris Jackson and Anna Margaret (Davis) Jackson and resided in Brooklyn, New York. In 1896, he married Fannie Hastings Bacon, daughter of George Bement Bacon and Mary Louise Chapin. He served as president of Edwin Jackson, Inc., and like his father, he served on the Board of Brooklyn Friends School for over fifty years and also on the Board of the New York Friends Seminary.
This collection is part of RG5/292: George B. Jackson Family Papers. This collection contains various portraits of Jackson family members, alongside a few miscellaneous photographs, all black and white.
Gift of Robin Hazard Ray, Acc. FHL.2007.011. Part of George B. Jackson Family Papers, RG5/292.
This collection was removed from RG5/292: George B. Jackson Family Papers.
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