The Life of Edward Jackson
AN OLD SOLDIER GONE
Edward Jackson, and old soldier of Company C, 54th Illinois Infantry, died at the Star Restaurant in this city about 7 o’clock Sunday morning, aged 57 years. He had been afflicted for several years with a kidney trouble so as to be unable to perform and manual labor, and had recently made arrangements to spend his remaining days at the Leavenworth Soldiers’ Home, but the disease progressed so rapidly the past few weeks that he was unable to make the journey.
Mr. Jackson was a native of Canada, an old bachelor, without any relatives in this country, though he had every attention necessary from old comrades and friends in his affliction and last hours.
The funeral took place on Monday, the remains being followed to the grave by numerous old comrades and friends.And on the day that many old soldiers were departing to Washington to attend the annual reunion, Edward Jackson was laid to rest in the Olathe cemetery, after fighting life’s battles manfully, living a soldier in the highest sense, bearing all troubles and afflictions heroically, and dying as he had lived, without fear.
September 15, 1892
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