Thomas Jackson, Co. D, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

The Washington Reporter - February 22, 1898

Death Roll

Thomas Jackson

        Thomas Jackson, one of Canonsburg’s best known citizens, died at Carnegie, Monday morning, heart trouble being the cause attributed. In company with S.W. Dunn he left Canonsburg at 3 o’clock Sunday morning in a buggy for Carnegie, intending to taken a train there for Pittsburg, Carnegie was reached at 7 a.m. When they alighted at a livery stable Mr. Jackson was chilled but was assisted to the office fire, where it was seen that he was very ill. A physician who was sent for ordered the removal of Mr. Jackson to a hotel. Later another physician was called in and the two worked with the patient from noon until 3 o’clock Monday morning, when death came. The coroner of Allegheny county investigated the circumstances and pronounced heart trouble the cause. The deceased was aged 52 years, and was born in Canonsburg, being a son of Thos. Jackson. At one time he was in the shoe business in Washington, but had resided the greater part of his life in his native town, and at the time of his death was a member of the boot and shoe firm of Jackson & Briceland at Canonsburg. He was a member of Co. D, Tenth Pennsylvania reserves, and was wounded in the battle of the Wilderness. When the body of President Lincoln was laid to rest at Springfield, Ill. Mr. Jackson was a member of the detachment of troops which accompanied the remains from Washington, D.C. He was quartermaster of Paxton post, G.A.R. at Canonsburg, also a member of Chartiers lodge, No. 297, F & A.M.,and of the Methodist church. His wife died in 1895. One adopted daughter, three brothers and two sisters survive him. The remains were brought to Canonsburg Monday afternoon.

Thomas Jackson (1846-1898) – Find a Grave Memorial

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Brendon is a history buff who loves American History, especially the American Civil War. He is also a direct descendant of William H. Wagner of the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves. Member of the 9th Pennsylvania Reserves Co. A (Reenacting Unit). Creator of The Blue & Gray Historian on Instagram and Facebook. He is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.