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Jonas Jackson

Male 1888 - 1972  (84 years)


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  • Name Jonas Jackson 
    Born 09 May 1888  Lemington, Newburn Hall, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
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    • Jonas' Mother died when he was about 6 weeks old. His Grandmother Jackson cared for Jonas until his Father remarried. By the time he was thirteen his Mother Father Step-Mother and Grandmother had all died. His sister Barbara went to live with their Uncle Jack Wilson but Jonas joined the Merchant Navy as a fireman and a trimmer on ships that sailed to many ports such as Marseille, India, Karachi, and Buenos Aires. He sailed around South America and in the Black Sea area where he caught smallpox.

      He was on a Hospital ship for months and was very ill. He was then told that to completely recover he needed to live in a warm climate. Thus he came to Australia on a ship and when he reached here he was discharged from the Merchant Navy at Newcastle. N.S.W. in 1909 (1912?)

      Before his illness Jonas had straight fair hair which fell out because of the smallpox. When it grew back it was curly and brown. His face was also marked from the pox.

      At first in Newcastle he worked for BHP as a crane driver but in 1915 there was an explosion and he got molten lead in his eyes. He moved to the Newcastle wharves as a crane driver and then as a foreman. He was Berthing Master at the docks. He also became a member of the volunteer fire brigade.

      Jonas at first lived in a boarding house at Carrington which was close to the harbour. During this time (about 1912) he met Jane Mathieson. She lived with her parents at Carrington. Jane and Jonas met at the local Methodist Church. Jonas had a fine singing voice and loved to sing harmony.

      Jane and Jonas were married and lived in a house in Forbes Street backing on to Jane's parent's house. about 1922 they moved to 7 Havelock Street, Mayfield in Newcastle. Jonas and Jane lived most of their life in Newcastle, later moving to Belmont just out of Newcastle on Lake Macquarie.
    Died 28 Jul 1972  Newcastle, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I114  Mote/McInnes
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2004 

    Father Jonas Jackson,   b. Abt Sep 1859, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1901, 71 Dale Street, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Mother Mary Jane Wilson,   b. 12 Aug 1863, Sanderson's Court, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1888, Lemington, Newburn Hall, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years) 
    Married 03 Apr 1886  The Parish Church, Parish of Holy Trinity South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The witnesses were James Freeman Lamb and Sarah Jackson
    Family ID F86  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Stevenson Mathieson,   b. 02 Nov 1889, Carrington, Newcastle, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1973, Ashfield, NSW, Australia, -33.8885698,151.1241979 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 31 Oct 1914  Newcastle, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Barbara Wilson Jackson,   b. 10 Sep 1916, Carrington, Newcastle, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Sep 2006, Bowral, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. William Mathieson Jackson,   b. 25 Jul 1923, Mayfield, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Dec 2002, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F84  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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