FRANK M. JACKSON
Postmaster of Los Gatos, 1885
Bio- Pen Pictures
Surnames: White, Hunt, Ringo
Frank M. Jackson, son of Willard C. and Harriet (White) Jackson, was born at Lancaster, Coos County, New Hampshire, June 22, 1847. His parents were both natives of Maine. When fourteen years of age, his parents moved to Waltham, Massachusetts, where he went to work delivering milk for one year. He then engaged with A. L. Jewell in the manufacture of weather-vanes, and continued in this business for three years. He attended no school after leaving Lancaster. When twenty years of age he went to Boston, and for six months worked for the Fremont Watch Company in the manufacture of watches. He then went to Elgin, Illinois, to work in the watch factory there, but remained only about five months. He then returned to Boston, and again engaged in the weather-vane business, with J. Harris, where he remained for five years, when, in 1872, he came to California, and located at Marysville, Yuba County. He there entered the jewelry store of Frank E. Smith, and remained with him two and one-half years. In 1875 he went to Chico, Butte County, and engaged in the jewelry business, in which he continued until 1882, when he sold out and went to Portland, Oregon, and engaged in the same business. After remaining there twenty-one months he returned to California, in 1883, and purchased his present ranch of thirteen acres in the town of Los Gatos. It contains 1,000 trees, four years old, of which 750 are French prunes, 150 peaches, and 100 in a family orchard. In 1884 he started a book, stationery, and jewelry store.
Mr. Jackson was married, in 1873, to Lizzie Hunt, a native of Louisville, Kentucky. She died in June, 1878, leaving a daughter, who survived her four years. He was again married, in 1880, to Fannie F. Ringo, a native of Gallatin, Missouri. They have a son, three years old. Mr. Jackson is a Knight Templar, and Odd Fellow, a Workman, and a Democrat. He was appointed Postmaster of Los Gatos in October, 1885. In January, 1886, the office was changed from a fourth to a third class, and is now a presidential office.
Pen Pictures From The Garden of the World or Santa Clara County, California, Illustrated. - Edited by H. S. Foote.- Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888.
Transcribed by Kathy Sedler
Proofread by Betty Vickroy