Byron Jackson

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Directories

[All listings are from a San Francisco City Directory unless otherwise noted]

Byron Jackson
1899 - Jackson, Byron, proprietor Byron Jackson Machine Works, 625 6th rNW cor Morton & San Antonio, Alameda
1900 - Jackson, Byron, proprietor Byron Jackson Machine Works, 625 6th r2016 Vallejo
1901 - Jackson, Byron, proprietor Byron Jackson Machine Works, r2016 Vallejo
1902 - Jackson, Byron, propr Byron Jackson Machine Wks, r2016 Vallejo
1903 - Jackson, Byron, propr Byron Jackson Machine Wks, r2016 Vallejo
1903 - Jackson, Byron, r 2016 Vallejo (Tel. West 578) - (San Francisco Telephone Directory)
1904 - Jackson, Byron, propr Byron Jackson Machine Wks, r2016 Vallejo
1905 - Jackson, Byron, propr Byron Jackson Machine Wks, r2016 Vallejo
1905 - Jackson, Mr. & Mrs. Byron, 2016 Vallejo (Tel. West 578) - (San Francisco Blue Book)
1906 - Jackson, Byron, Res 2016 Vallejo, (Tel West 578) - (Temporary San Francisco Telephone Book)
1907 - Jackson, Byron, pres Byron Jackson Machine Wks r2016 Vallejo
1908 - Jackson, Byron, pres Byron Jackson Iron Wks, r2016 Vallejo
1909 - Jackson, Byron, office 156 2nd, r2016 Vallejo
1910 - Jackson, Byron, office 156 2nd, r2016 Vallejo
1911 - Jackson, Byron, office 156 2nd, r2016 Vallejo
1912 - Jackson, Byron, office 156 2nd, r2016 Vallejo
1913 - Jackson, Byron, office 156 2nd, rBerkeley

Mary Leila Jackson (wife of Byron Jackson), never listed in city directories)
1901 - Jackson, Mary Leila (Mrs. Byron), 2016 Vallejo St., San Francisco
1905 - Jackson, Mr. & Mrs. Byron, 2016 Vallejo (Tel. West 578) - (San Francisco Blue Book)
1911 - Jackson, Mary Leila (Mrs. Byron), 2016 Vallejo St., San Francisco

Byron Jackson Jr. (son of Byron and Mary Jackson)
1904 - Jackson, Byron Jr, r2016 Vallejo
1905 - Jackson, Byron Jr, r2016 Vallejo
1905 - Jackson, Byron Jr, 2016 Vallejo (Tel. West 578) - (San Francisco Blue Book)
1906 - (not listed)
1907 - (not listed)
1908 - Jackson, Byron Jr, student, r2016 Vallejo
1909 - Jackson, Byron Jr, r2016 Vallejo
1909 - Jackson, Byron Jr, 2016 Vallejo St., San Francisco (Registery of Motor Vehicles in California)
1910 - (not listed)
1911 - (not listed)
1912 - Jackson, Byron Jr., student, r2016 Vallejo

Newspaper Articles

Territorial Enterprise (Virginia City, Nevada) - Sept 4, 1887

Index notations, the birth of a daughter to Byron Jackson

San Francisco Call (San Francisco, California) - May 1, 1890

Suit Over a Hay-Stacker

Byron Jackson has brought suit against D. F. Oliver and others, complaining that he bought the right to manufacture the "Eclipse" hay-stacker from said D. F. Oliver in December, 1886, but that the latter threatens to manufacture said machine,and to represent that plaintiff has not the right to manufacture the same. Inasmuch as the defendants have commenced the manufacture of the stacker in question, Jackson asks for the injunction and also judgment for $30,000 damages.

San Francisco Call (San Francisco) - May 8, 1890

Laura Galigher's Case
Mrs. Byron Jackson has been awarded the guardianship of Laura Galigher by Judge Rearden. The ward as an annual income of $1200, and is demented.

San Francisco Call (San Francisco, California) - Feb 27, 1891

Judgment for $30,000

After hearing the evidence in the case of Byron Jackson against D.T. Oliver, Irwin J.Truman and C. O. Hooker, yesterday, Judge Hoge gave judgment for $30,000. The suit was for a breach of contract, whereby plaintiff was to have the sole agency for the Pacific Coast of the Eclipse Hay-stacker.

San Francisco Call (San Francisco, California) - July 10, 1891

An Inventor Enjoined

The Superior Court yesterday granted an injunction at the request of Byron Jackson, a manufacturer of agricultural machinery, restraining Jasper Scott from taking any steps toward collecting a judgment of $1500 obtained against Jackson two years ago. Scott is an inventor, and in return for the judgment obtained against Jackson was to assign to him patent on certain machines which were the subject of the controversy. Jackson alleges that these patents were not assigned to him, and for that reason he obtained the injunction.

San Francisco Call (San Francisco, California) - Nov 26, 1892

Failed in His Suit

MODESTO, Nov 25 - After three days trial the jury in the damage case of E. A. Levett vs. Byron Jackson brought in a verdict for the defendant this afternoon. Lovett suid for $10,300 damages for a fracture of the leg, sustained while working on a harvest machine on Jackson's ranch in August last.

San Francisco Call (San Francisco) - July 21, 1893

A Suit About Patents

Byron Jackson has brought suit in the United States Circuit Court against the Deere Implement Company, alleging an infringement upon the part of the respondent upon certain patents claimed b the complainant. The patents were for two certain improvements in hay forks,issued to Mr. Jackson, as he sets forth in his complaint, on November 3, 1877, and December 3, 1878, respectively; also one patented by James T. Watkins,but assigned to complainant October 6, 1877. Mr. Jackson claims to have been damaged since the first of the year to the extent of $10,000 by the Deere Company, and he asks the court, in addition to issuing a temporary injunction, to compel respondent to answer to the suit.

San Francisco Call (San Francisco) - May 28, 1899

CHOKES OUT HIS LIFE WITH BALING ROPE

Henry Ramke, a Laborer, Commits Suicide by Hanging on a Farm Near Woodland

WOODLAND, May 27 - Henry Ramke committed suicide by hanging on the Byron Jackson farm, southwest of Woodland, between 4 and 5 o'clock this morning. He used baling rope with which to strangle himself, and the deed was consummated in one of the big barns on the place. He evidently stood upon an ordinary fruit box to throw the rope over a beam and adjust it about his neck, as the box was found just back of him and his feet were within three or four inches of the ground. When found he had evidently been dead about an hour and his body was not yet cold. He was dressed in his working clothes, and his hat was picked up from the floor of the barn. There was no evidence of any struggle.

In one of his pockets was found a note. It was not addressed to any particular person. The first sentence read, "I'm tired of living; please don't think me crazy," Then followed some writing which was not intelligible. The concluding sentence was as follows, "Sell my clothes and give me a decent burial."

Henry Ramke was a native of Denmark and 35 years of age. He had lived in the United States ever since he was 15 years of age, with the exception of a year an a half spent in South America as a member of a railroad surveying party. About nine months ago he was employed by G. H. Hecke, foreman of the Byron Jackson farm. Mr. Hecke was so well pleased with him that he put him in charge of a force of men employed in the orchard. He was a very industrious man and apparently conscientious in the discharge of his duties. He was a man of fair intelligence and talked rationally on all subjects except one. He seemed to harbor a fear that people would believe him crazy. He confided in Mr. Hecke a hallucination that he police were trying to apprehend him on a suspicion of insanity. Mr. Hecke's conversations with him did not impress him with the idea that this hallucination would influence him to do anything desperate.

Mr. Hecke last saw Ramke alive about 8 o'clock Friday evening. He was apparently in his usual health and spirits. Ramke arose from bed about 3:30 this morning. Other laborers who slept in the same apartments inquired why he was getting up so early. He replied that he had three horses to care for, which made it necessary for him to get out early. At fifteen minutes past 5 the men were called to breakfast. Ramke did not put in an appearance. After waiting a few minutes Mr. Hecke concluded to investigate the cause of his absence. After a brief search the unfortunate man was found hanging in the barn and dead as above described.

San Francisco Call (San Francisco) - Sept 24, 1899

SUPERVISORS OF YOLO FAVOR ROAD SPRINKLING
Portion of the Elkhorn and Sacramento Road Used as an Object Lesson.

WOODLAND, Sept. 22 - The indications are now favorable for road sprinkling in Yolo County next year. The Supervisors have inspected a section of the Elkhorn and Sacramento road which has been sprinkled for the past six weeks. The results have been satisfactory and the expense is so reasonable that a majority of them are now convinced that in the interest of health, comfort and economy it will be best to sprinkle the main thoroughfares of the county.

They have already given an option to the Studebaker Company to construct several wagons for delivery next June, and Byron Jackson will probably furnish the pumps and other necessary appliances.

The people of Yolo County are well pleased with the unexpected turn the sprinkling proposition has taken.

San Francisco Call (San Francisco) - July 19, 1903

YOUNG woman for general housework; good cook. Call mornings at 2016 Vallejo St.

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) - July 8, 1905

ARRIVALS AT AGUA CALIENTE - [Mr. and Mrs. Byron Jackson and Byron Jackson Jr are included among the guests]

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) - Sept 13, 1905

NEW MACHINERY AT UNIVERSITY

BERKELEY, September 13 - Professor J. N. Le Conte received last week a three-step centrifugal pump direct connected to a Westinghouse alternating current motor of 25-horse power. This apparatus, which is a product of the Byron Jackson Machine Works of San Francisco, is being set up in the court of the Mechanics' Building in order that it may be tested. The pump is intended for special mine work and on that account is built to run at an angle of 58 degrees, in an inclined shaft and is furnished with wheels so that it can be raised or lowered in the shaft to do pumping duty at different levels. The machine was ready to run yesterday, but the final tests will not be made til tomorrow.

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) - June 12, 1906

BERKELEY, PETITIONS: The Byron Jackson Machine Company asked that the board rescind resolution of intention for the opening of Carlton street to the tide lands. The company pointed out that they had secured a valuable manufacturing site that would be ruined if the proposed street opening were made. They claim that a spur of the Southern Pacific Company runs through their land and the street should not be opened as it would cut up the valuable holdings in that section. The matter was referred to the committee on streets.

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) - June 22, 1906

Alameda County Official Records - MORTGAGES - Byron Jackson Machine Works (corporation) to Andrew Abrott, same as Deed L. 18199 from Andrew Abrott et al. to Byron Jackson Machine Wks., 1 year, 9 per cent; $6500.

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) - Sept 22, 1906

Alameda County Official Records - CHARLES E. CARLETON and REBECCA W. CARLETON (wife) and NETTIE C. CARLETON (widow) to BYRON JACKSON MACHINE WORKS. W San Pablo avenue distant S 14 degrees 30 minutes E 225 feet from SE corner tract of land conveyed to Israel Hardwich December 9, 1863, "O" D 585, S 73 degrees 11 minutes, W 246, N 14 degrees 30 minutes W 100, S 72 degrees 11 minutes W 1696, N 14 degrees 30 minutes W 135 to S ?ine aforesaid Hardwick's land, S 72 degrees 11 minutes W 757.07 to bay of San Francisco, S 14 degrees 30 minutes E 12 feet, N 72 degrees, 31 minutes E 167.25 to point on E line 100 feet right of way of Southern Pacific Railroad Company, S 14 degrees 30 minutes E 2532.17 to W San Pablo avenue, N 14 degrees 30 minutes W 282.41, containing 23.41 acres, portion Plot 59, exception portion dedicated for public use, Berkeley.

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) - Nov 21, 1906

Alameda County Official Records - DEEDS - Mary L. Jackson and Byron Jackson (husband) to A. W. Headle Co., NW Union street and San Antonio avenue, N 150 by W 93.7, lots 9 and 10, block A, map Bartlett 50-acre trace, Alameda; $10

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) - Jan 18, 1907

BYRON JACKSON MACHINE WORKS to H. C. MACAULEY FOUNDRY Co. (corporation), beginning at SW corner tract of land conveyed to R. W. Carleton July 7, 1884, 281 D, 352, SE 140, NE 330, NW 140, SW 330, portion property conveyed to Byron Jackson Machine Works, with right of way, etc., Berkeley; $4,000

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) - April 18, 1907

Mary L. and Byron Jackson (husband) to James F. Rinehart, N W1/2 lots 5 to 8, block 31, Fitchburg Homestead, Brooklyn township; $10

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) - May 1, 1907

IRON WORKERS GO OUT ON BIG STRIKE
Machinists, Moulders and Pattern Makers Demand an Eight Hour Day — Affecting All of Alameda County.

BERKELEY, May 1 - Several hundred moulders, machinists, and pattern makers working in the shops of the Judson Iron Works at Emeryville, walked out this morning to enforce the demand for an 8-hour day with the minimum wage scale of forty-four cents per hour. This company employes 680 men, being the largest plant on this side of the bay, and the walkout of the men leaves only four companies in operation in West Berkeley.

The A. C. Macauly Foundry company of West Berkeley, or members of the metal trades association, and are governed by that organization's decisions. The executive committee of the metal trades association met last Monday evening in the Appraisers building at Fourth and Market streets, San Francisco, and decreed that all firms bound by its decisions, should not conform to the 8-hour demand.

THIS FIRM YIELDED

The demand from the men working in the Byron-Jackson Machine Works were conceded to by the company officials, and the men reported for work this morning as usual.

The McLaughlin Gas Engine Works of Fifth and Snyder streets, the Berkeley Iron Works, and Van Emon Elevator company, all granted the increase of wages, and the 8-hour day.

The strike of the Alameda County Iron Workers is only part of a walkout of the workers in many shops in the cities around San Francisco bay. It is estimated that 7000 men are involved in this strike. The men demand the eight-hour day. Of the 7000 men, 4000 are in San Francisco. A meeting of the city iron workers is being held this afternoon at Fourteenth and Mission streets for the purpose of considering arbitration.

Managers of the big shops say that it is impossible to grant the demands of the men, as with an eight-hour day the Pacific coast shops would be unable to compete with Eastern concerns and would have to go out of business. They offer to grant a nine-hour day, which is a concession of one hour, but the men hold out for eight hours.

It is likely that the cruisers, California and South Dakota, now being built at the Union Iron Works, will be sent to Mare Island navy yard for completion, as the Union Iron Works will close down as a result of the strike.

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) - May 15, 1907

S. F. FIRM FOR BERKELEY

The Byron Jackson Machine works filed with the county clerk yesterday, a notice of removal of their principal place of business from San Francisco to West Berkeley.

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) - June 22, 1907

Byron Jackson Machine Works to Byron Jackson Iron Works, beginning at point on line between sections 9 and 10, T 1 S, R 4 W, distant 2.88 chains S from NW corner lot 13, S to SW corner lot 13, E to shoreline San Francisco bay at ordinary high tide, NW to SE corner of 2.32-acre tract conveyed to C. Newman November 18, 1875. 145 D 389, W 9.07 to beginning, containing 6.60 acres, being S portion lot 13, section 10, T 1 S, R 4 W, Berkeley, $10.

San Francisco Call (San Francisco, California) - Dec 8, 1908

LOCAL FIRM WILL GET PUMP AWARD
Byron Jackson Iron Works to Receive $120,000 Contract From the City
President Casey Explains Why Home Concern Is Favored by the Board

That the local Byron-Jackson Iron works would be given the $120,000 pump and turbine contract for equipping the two fireboats and the two power stations of the auxiliary water system was definitely announced yesterday by the board of works. The formal award will be made later. The members were unanimous in affirming their purpose to favor the local firm.

President Casey said that the reasons which actuated the board, in addition to the desire to build up home industry, were that the necessary inspection could be much better attended to and that extra parts when wanted could be secured with less expense and trouble. He referred to City Attorney Long's opinion instructing the board it had power to reject the D'Olier bid, on its face some $7,000 less than the local proffer, and when D'Olier made a verbal protest against the board's proposed action, Casey asked him to present a written statement to the board of his position in the matter. This D'Olier said he would do.

The board then called for bids, to be opened December 21, for the demolition of most of the remaining portion of the city hall. The section to be bid upon is all the remaining portions adjacent to Larkin street. Work must be begun within 10 days and be completed within 240 days of the letting of the contract.

San Francisco Call (San Francisco, California) - Dec 19, 1908

Byron Jackson Company to Build Pumps for Auxiliary System and Fireboats

Following the dissolution of an injunction yesterday by Judge Seawell, secured by the d'Olier engineering company of Pennsylvania, restraining the board of public works from entering into a contract with the Byron Jackson iron works to furnish the pumps for the auxiliary water system and the new fireboats; final action upon the disputed contract was taken yesterday, when the board of works closed the deal with the Jackson iron works.

The bid of the Byron Jackson company, which is a local concern, was $179,000, and that submitted by the Pennsylvania company was $6,000 less. The bids were made upon four sets of pumps and turbines to be placed in the new fireboats, at a coast of $53,000, and eight sets of pumps to be installed on shore at a cost of $67,000. The latter sets will be used in conjunction with the new auxiliary water system.

Protest against the awarding of the contract to the Jackson iron works was made several days ago by representatives of the eastern company, on the ground that their bid was lower. An injunction was obtained, and pending a settlement of the dispute the board held the matter in abeyance.

So strong was the showing made before Judge Seawell by the attorneys for the Byron Jackson company that the injunction was immediately dissolved. It was shown during the proceedings that the Pennsylvania company acted as a jobber and did not manufacture the pumping materials. A. de Bois, president of the local concern, in an affidavit stated that he was influenced in making his bid by a desire to have the work done in this city, thus patronizing Pacific coast firms.

San Francisco Call (San Francisco, California) - Nov 2, 1909

SAYS OUTSIDE BIDDER CAN NOT FILL CONTRACT
Byron Jackson Iron Works Replies to Injunction Suit

The Byron Jackson Iron Works,to which the city awarded the contract for supplying pumps for the fireboats now under construction, filed answer yesterday to the action instituted by Thomas A. Allan, a tax payer, in the interest of the D'Olier engineering company of Pennsylvania, an unsuccessful bidder.

It was alleged by the D'Olier company that its bid was the lowest, and an injunction was sought restraining the city from giving the work to the local company.

In its answer the Byron Jackson iron works charges that the D'Olier company has no plant for the manufacture of pumps, but is a mere jobber or agent for the work of factories in Pennsylvania.

San Francisco Call (San Francisco, California) - Dec 23,1909

SUIT OVER PUMPS FOR FIRE SYSTEM DECIDED

D'Olier Company Loses Action to Restrain Auditor

The attempt of the D'Olier engineering company, a Pennsylvania concern, whose bid for the construction of pumps for the auxiliary firs system was rejected by the board of works, to restrain the auditor from paying the successful bidder, the Byron Jackson Iron works, ended in failure yesterday. On motion of Attorney John S. Partridge the plaintiff was nonsuited on the ground that the decision of the board of public works in awarding the contract was final and conclusive.

San Francisco Call (San Francisco, California) - July 23, 1911

Elmore Owner Has Fine Trip - Byron Jackson, one of the best known local machinery men, has just returned from a tour of 1,187 miles in his Elmore "50". Jackson's trip took him as far south as the Mexican border. During the entire trip Jackson claims he was not obliged to make an adjustment or change a tire.

San Francisco Call (San Francisco, California) - Nov 11, 1913

GUY A. DuBOIS, IRON WORKS CHIEF, IS DEAD

Guy A. du Bois, president of the Byron Jackson Iron works, died at his home, 1019 Carlton street, Berkeley, this morning from tuberculosis. He was 45 years old.

Census Records

June 1, 1880 - 1 5th Street, San Francisco (lodging house)
[James and Jeannette Blundell of England run the house]

Jackson, Byron - white male age 38, boarder, married, Manufr of Agt. Supl., born in Ohio, parents born in Connecticut
Jackson, Amelia M. - white female age 30, board, married, Keeping house, born in Illinois, parents born in New York.

June 8, 1900 - 2016 Vallejo Street, San Francisco, California

Jackson, Byron - white male born Sept 1842 in Ohio, both parents born in Connecticut. Married for 17 years. Agricultural Merchant
Jackson, Mary L., wife - white female born Jan 1860 in Ohio, father born in Ohio, mother born in Maine. Mary had given birth to two children in her life but only one was still living.
Jackson, Byron Jr, son - white male born Sept 1892 in California, both parents born in Ohio, at school.

April 18, 1910 - 2016 Vallejo Street, San Francisco, California

Jackson, Byron, white male age 68, 3rd marriage, married 26 years, born in Ohio, father born in New Jersey, mother born in Connecticut, he lives on his own income and rents his home.
Jackson, Mary L, wife, white female age 57, first marriage, married 26 years, has had 2 children but only 1 living, born in Ohio, father born in Ohio, mother born in Maine.
Jackson, Byron Jr, son, white male age 17, single, born in California, parents born in Ohio, currently attending school.
Schroeder, Elizabeth, servant, white female age 22, single, born in Wisconsin, parents born in Germany, servant to a private family. She was employed during the entire year of 1909.

January 7, 1920 - 2831 Webster, San Francisco
[record if very difficult to read, bad copy, some info missing]

Jackson, Byron - wm, owns home, born Ohio, retired
Jackson, L. Mary - wife, wf, born Ohio

California Voter Registration

1880 (Aug 25) - Jackson, Byron - age 38, born Ohio, Manufacturer, 1104 Market, San Francisco, 14th Precinct, 8th Ward.
1882 (Sept 21) - Jackson, Byron - age 41, born Ohio, Manufacturer, 1104 Market, San Francisco, 14th Precinct, 8th Ward.
1886 (Oct 16) - Jackson, Byron - age 45, born Ohio, Manufactur'r, 929 Golden Gate Av, San Francisco, 1st Precinct, 43rd Assembly District
1888 (Oct 9) - Jackson, Byron - age 47, born Ohio, Manuf, 941 Tyler, San Francisco, 1st Precint, 43 Assembly District
1890 (Oct 17) - Jackson, Byron - age 49, born Ohio, Manu'acturer, 941 Golden Gate Av, San Francisco, 5th Precinct, 43rd Assembly
1892 - Jackson, Byron - age 52, 5 feet 7.5 inches, "Fld" complexion, brown eyes, black hair, manufactur'r born in Ohio, 941 Golden Gate ave, San Francisco
1900 - Jackson, Byron - age 58, 2016 Vallejo
1907 - Jackson, Byron - age 65, Manufacturer, 2016 Vallejo
1912 - Jackson, Byron - age 70, Retired, 2016 Vallejo, republican
1912 - Jackson, Mary Leila - Housewife, 2016 Vallejo, republican
1913 - Jackson, Byron - age 70, Retired, 2016 Vallejo, republican
1913 - Jackson, Mary Leila - Housewife, 2016 Vallejo, republican
1918 - Jackson, Byron - 2831 Webster, retired, Prg
1918 - Jackson, Mrs. Mary Leila - 2831 Webster, housewife, Rep
1920 - Jackson, Mrs. Mary L - 2831 Webster, Housewife, Rep
1920 - Jackson, Byron - 2831 Webster, Retired, Rep