Clarke W. Jackson

Clarke W. Jackson is secretary and treasurer of the Plymouth Chair Company, a thriving industry of Plymouth organized nine years ago. He is a representative of one of the early pioneer families of Sheboygan county, his father having located here more than half a century ago. His birth occurred in Lyndon, this county, on the 28th of December, 1872, and he is a son of Abraham N. and Addie (Huson) Jackson. In the paternal line he is descended from an old New York family, his people having for many years resided in the vicinity of Booneville, where Abraham N. Jackson was born on the 23rd of February, 1821. There he was reared and educated and trained to agricultural pursuits, making his home in his native state until 1858, when he came to Wisconsin. Upon his arrival in this county he settled on a farm in Lyndon township that he operated during the remainder of his active life. In 1894 he retired from the work of the fields and removed to Sheboygan Falls, where he passed away in 1897. The mother is still living.

The boyhood and youth of Clarke W. Jackson were passed on his father's farm, his education being acquired in the common schools of Waldo. Having decided to become a pharmacist, after graduating from the high school he went to the State University at Madison and pursued his professional course. He was graduated with the degree of Ph. G. in 1894, and during the succeeding six years he was identified with the drug business. In 1900 he accepted a position as traveling salesman with a wholesale drug house, remaining in their service until 1903. In the latter year together with others he organized The Plymouth Chair Company and has been secretary and treasurer of this enterprise ever since it was incorporated. The firm is composed of capable business men, who have most intelligently directed its development as is manifested by its growth and prosperous condition, and it is now one of the strong and stable industries of the town.

In 1897, Mr. Jackson was united in marriage to Miss Etma Scheibe, a daughter of August and Anna (Nather) Scheibe, well known and highly respected pioneer settlers of Plymouth, where the grandparents in both the maternal and paternal lines located in the '50s. Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Jackson: Marjory, who is attending school; and Wilbur.

The family attend the Episcopal church and Mr. Jackson is a member of the Masonic fraternity, while in politics he is a republican, and is the present incumbent of the office of city clerk. Mr. Jackson is prospering in his undertakings as he is diligent and systematic in his methods and has well organized and definite plans, and is concentrating his entire forces upon their achievement.


Information gathered and adapted from History of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, Past and Present
Carl Zillier, Editor
Pubished by The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912, Chicago, IL