Saturday, August 25, 2012

1912 Photograph of Wilber Fiske Jackman of Michigan and Maine

Photograph of Wilber Fiske Jackman and signed by him on 14 February 1912.  The photograph was taken by the Taney studio of Bangor, Maine.

From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections welcome]

Wilber Fiske Jackman was born about February 1861 in Michigan, son of Jeremiah F. and Sarah Hollis (Howes) Jackman.  

I found conflicting information online for the parents' birthplaces.  Jeremiah F. Jackman may have been born in England or New York.  Sarah Hollis (Howes) Jackman may have been born at Ashfield, Massachusetts, or New York.  I'm leaning toward the first of each possibility.

Dr. Wilber Fiske Jackman was a professor at the University of Maine at Orono from 1895 to 1913.  He was the first to lead the Pharmacy Department.  After leaving the University of Maine, he taught in the College of Pharmacy at the University of West Virginia at Morgantown.

I found a marriage record that shows Dr. Jackman married Annie E. Peters on 29 January 1896 at Detroit, Michigan.  Annie and their four children are listed with him in the 1900 and 1910 Census of Orono, Maine.

He may have been married before as I found newspaper clipping online noting a marriage on 9 January 1888 at Ann Arbor, Michigan, of Wilber F. Jackman and Sarah Donnelly.  Family Search shows birth records for twin daughters of a Wilbur F. Jackman and Sarah Jackman.

I believe that Dr. Jackman died in 1918.

If you have corrections or additions to the information provided above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

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