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J. M. Jacks - August 31, 1863 (#10)
Volunteer Engine Co. No. 7- Pine Street



1863 August 30

— J. M. Jacks, a member of Volunteer Fire Engine Company, No. 7, died in their engine house on Saturday morning, of typhoid fever, after an illness of a few days only. Deceased was a native of New York, and had been a member of the Company some two years. He was unmarried, and but 24 years of age. The Department, generally, are invited to attend his funeral, which will be attended from the house, at 3 o'clock p. m. to-day. The flags of the various engine houses of the city were suspended al halfmast, yesterday out of respect to the memory of the deceased.
Source: Daily Alta California, Volume 15, Number 4933, 30 August 1863


1863 August 31

— The funeral, yesterday, of J. M. Jacks, late a member of Volunteer Engine Company, No. 7, was a large and imposing one. The procession moved from the Company's House shortly after 3 p. m. In front of the hearse was a carriage, in which was seated the Chaplain, Rev. J. A. Benton. Twelve pall bearers marched on either side of the hearse. Then followed some seventy members of the Company of which deceased was a member. After them came the Chief and Assistant-Engineers, and then delegations from every fire Company in the city, all in citizens' dress. The cortege was a large and imposing one. The members of the various Companies all wore craped badges on the lappel of the coat, with the number of their Companies in conspicuous figures. The remains of Mr. Jacks were interred in Lone Mountain Cemetery.
Source: Daily Alta California, Volume 15, Number 4934, 31 August 1863

Extracted from original sources with grammar and spelling as published.

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