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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
John Wagner Jackson, M. D.

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[This information is from Vol. III, pp. 752-753 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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One of the younger men who is achieving success in the medical profession in Utica is John Wagner Jackson, M. D., whose offices are located at No. 269 Genesee street. He comes from a family that has made other distinguished contributions to the medical profession. His father, Dr. John Charles Jackson, has been a practicing physician in Fort Plain for the past forty years and an uncle is engaged in the same line of work in St. Johnsville. Dr. Jackson's mother was Miss Ida Wagner before her marriage and comes from the family that traces its descent back to General Peter Wagner.

Born in Fort Plain, on the 2d of November, 1893, John Wagner Jackson spent the first years of his life in that village, attending the common and high schools there. He is a graduate of Union College, class of 1916, with the Bachelor of Science degree, and prepared for his medical career in the University and Bellevue Medical Colleges of New York city, obtaining his M. D. degree from the latter in 1921. The young physician remained at Bellevue as interne and house surgeon from 1921 to 1923, gaining some very valuable experience at this famous hospital, which has contributed substantially to his success as a private practitioner. Dr. Jackson came to Utica in 1923 and has already made for himself a place in the medical circles of this city. He has marked ability in his profession, which has been demonstrated in the success he has had in dealing with a number of difficult cases in this vicinity. In addition to his growing private practice he is on the staff of Faxton Hospital.

Dr. Jackson entered the United States navy as first-class hospital apprentice in 1920 and during the years 1921, 1922 and 1923 was stationed in New York city as a member of the Naval Reserve force. In college days he became a member of Chi Chapter, Phi Gamma Delta, a well known national fraternity, and he is also a brother of Nu Sigma Nu, a medical fraternity. Through his association with other men in the profession Dr. Jackson seeks to keep in close touch with the progress that is being made in various parts of the country in the age-long battle against disease. In this connection he maintains membership in the American, New York State and Oneida County Medical Associations.

On March 6, 1923, Dr. Jackson was married to Miss Edith Anderson, daughter of Oscar Anderson, an artist of East Gloucester, Massachusetts. Dr. and Mrs. Jackson have a small son: Robert Harvey Jackson, born in Utica, on March 7, 1924.

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