In the spring of 1887 the Claiborn Fox Jackson family came to a place in Linn County which later was named Marceline.
This family consisted of Claiborn, the father; Laura Bell, the mother; a daughter, Etta; a daughter, Sarah Ann; a son, James William; who is still living in Marceline.
For a brief time the family located on some land that was later sold when the city started selling lots and streets were laid out.
Claiborn bought a small lot on what later became known as East Curtis Street. At the time only 11 houses stood in the vicinity. Mr. Jackson built a small frame house, boxing it in on the outside with tar paper. The family lived in the make shift house the first year. Mr. Jackson went to work for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe as a trackhand. At that time the construction going on was about halfway between Marceline and Rothville.
When the tracks were laid, Mr. Jackson went to work as a carpenter.
The son, James William, later operated a dray many years in Marceline. He served as Fire Chief here many years.
FRONT ROW: Bertha Jane, Mrs. Fred Wolfskill; George Holloway Hazelrigg, Deceased; Nina Myrtle, Mrs. Dan Haney; Mary Morgan Hazelrigg, Deceased; Susan Frances, Mrs. Homer Teeters, Deceased. BACK ROW: George Wesley Hazelrigg, Lucy Ella, Mrs. Will Butterfield, Deceased; Loretta Ann, Mrs. Charles Wylie, Deceased; Fannie May, Mrs. David Lee Teeters, Deceased. The youngest child Mrs. Nina Haney will celebrate her 75th birthday this year.