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INVENTORY FORM CONTINUATION SHEET Town Property Address <br /> LEXINGTON 17 OAKLAND ST. <br /> MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION Area(s) Form No. <br /> MASSACHUSETTS ARCHIVES BUILDING <br /> 220 MORRISSEY BOULEVARD 372 <br /> BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02125 <br /> HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE: <br /> The obituary of George Stephen Jackson(1841-1903)appeared in the Lexington Minute-man on February 21, 1903. It <br /> states that he was a linguist of great ability and a connoisseur of books and works of art. He was described as"first of all <br /> a gentleman in every sense of the word". Jackson was a grain broker, associated in the 1860s with Scudder&Co., grain <br /> dealers, and was a member of the corn exchange when it was merged with the Boston Chamber of Commerce and was <br /> secretary of the exchange in 1872 and 1873. He later was a partner in the firm of Jackson&Morse but after 1890 <br /> represented J.A. Edwards&Co. of Chicago and Prichard&McGourkey of New York. (There is no evidence that he was <br /> ever superintendent of the Boston school system, as was previously reported.) Jackson,his wife and daughter,Mary Lee <br /> were members of the Church of Our Redeemer and the family was well known in society and literary circles(Minute- <br /> man,February 21, 1903). Miss Mary Lee Jackson(b. 1872)was still living at 17 Oakland Street in 1942. <br /> BIBLIOGRAPHY: <br /> Lexington Directories,various dates. <br /> Lexington Minute-Man,February 21, 1903. <br /> U.S. Census Records, 1900-1930. <br /> Supplement prepared by: <br /> Lisa Mausolf <br /> June 2009 <br />