William George Jack and Ermie Lemmon

WIlliam George Jack bio from A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, copyright 1918; transcribed October, 1997.
SOURCE: US GENWEB 5 Nov 2000

WILLIAM GEORGE JACK, M. D. Though born and reared on a farm and spending most of his early years in the vicinity of Chautauqua, William G. Jack had an early ambition for a professional career and gratified it after a thorough course in colleges and clinics and for the past fifteen years has successfully practiced as a physician and surgeon at Chautauqua. He is regarded as one of the best informed physicians and most skillful surgeons in this section of the state.

A resident of Chautauqua County since he was nine years of age, William George Jack was born in Des Moines, Iowa, July 24, 1874. His father A. J. Jack was born in Scotland in 1831, and in 1833 was brought to America by his parents who settled near Coshocton, Ohio. In that Ohio community he grew up and married, and becoming a carpenter and builder followed that trade in both Ohio and Iowa. In 1883 he came to Kansas and was one of the earliest contractors and builders in the Town of Chautauqua. For a number of years he also conducted a lumber yard and hardware business in that town, but giving up his commercial activities he retired in 1903 to his farm a mile northwest of Chautauqua, where he now lives. He is eighty-five years of age and has had a long and useful career. During the Civil war he served as a member of the Iowa State Guards. He is a republican, having become affiliated with that party when it was first organized. His church is the Presbyterian. The maiden name of his wife was Julia A. Young, and she was born in Ohio in 1848 and is now seventy-three years of age. Their children were: Dora M., who died at El Reno, Oklahoma, at the age of forty-five and was at that time president of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union of Oklahoma; she married C. A. Cleveland, who was a merchant at Anadarko, Oklahoma. Sadie B. is the wife of J. M. Chittenden, and they reside on their farm on Coon Creek 2 1/2 miles west of Chautauqua. Belle is an invalid and lives with her parents. A. J. Jack, Jr., is a farmer a half mile north of Chautauqua.

Doctor Jack, the youngest of his parents’ children, attended the public schools of Chautauqua, and gained the equivalent of a modern high school education. At the age of nineteen he left school and for a time was employed in his father’s lumber business. He studied medicine in the Kansas City Medical College at Kansas City, Missouri, and was graduated from there with the class of 1900 and the degree M. D. He has since taken much post graduate work in the clinics and hospitals of Kansas City, at the hospitals in Chicago, at the Chicago Policlinic and has also attended the Surgical Congress in Chicago.

In 1899, the year before his graduation, he was licensed to practice and opened his office in Chautauqua, where he has since centered his practice with the exception of one year spent at Sedan. His offices are on Main Street, and he owns the building in which his office is located, and he also has a comfortable residence in the west central part of town.

Doctor Jack served one year as health officer of Chautauqua County, as coroner four years, and is now a member of the school board. He is a live and energetic citizen and has always made the best interests of the town his own. He is a member of the County and State Medical societies, the Medical Association of the Southwest and the American Medical Association. Politically he is a republican. Doctor Jack takes much interest in Masonry, being affiliated with Vesper Lodge No. 136 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons at Sedan, with Wichita Consistory No. 2 of the Scottish Rite, and with Midian Temple of the Mystic Shrine at Wichita. Among other interests he is a member of the Chautauqua State Bank.

On November 5, 1906, at Kansas City, Missouri, Doctor Jack married Miss Ermie L. Lemmon, daughter of W. F. and Mattie (Crockett) Lemmon, who are now living near Peru, Kansas. Her father is an oil producer. Doctor and Mrs. Jack have two children: George, born August 31, 1908; and Pauline, born March 5, 1910.


Ermie L. LEMMON, daughter of William Fillard LEMMON and Martha Eliza “Mattie” CROCKETT was born 19 Jan 1880 and died 14 Dec 1922 at about the age of 41. She is buried at El Cado Cemetery in Chautauqua Co. KS.

Ermie married Dr. William George JACK, son of Armour J. JACK and Julia A. YOUNG. Armour J. JACK was born 25 Jan 1832 in Scotland, and died at Chautauqua. He is buried at the Oak Hill Cemetery. Julia A. YOUNG was born 30 March 1834 in Ohio and died 5 Feb 1918, at about the age of 94, in Chautauqua. She is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Chautauqua. Armour and Julia JACK had 5 children: Dr. WIlliam George JACK; Dora M. JACK married C. A. CLEVELAND; Sadie B. JACK b. 16 Aug 1861, died 22 Jan 1933, buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, married John M. CHITTENDEN b. 24 July 1858, died 2 May 1934, buried at Oak Hill Cemetery; Belle A. JACK b. 1866, died 1928, is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, she was an invalid who lived with her parents; and A. J. JACK Jr.

Dr. William George JACK was born 24 July 1874 in Des Moines, IA. He died 20 Dec. 1946 at about the age of 72 and is buried at El Cado Cemetery in Chautauqua Co. KS.

Ermie and William had 3 children:

1.) George JACK, b. 31 Aug 1908, died 19 Jan 1933.
2.) Pauline B. JACK b. 5 March 1910 d. 14 Jan 1981
3.) W. F. JACK b. 15 Oct. 1918, died 17 Feb. 1985.

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These are the Jacks at the Elcado cemetery: JACK, George A. 1908 1933

JACK, Ermie w/o W.G. 19 Jan 1880 14 Dec 1922
JACK, W. G., M.D. 24 Jul 1874 20 Dec 1946
JACK, Pauline B. 05 Mar 1910 14 Jun 1981
JACK, W. F. 15 Oct 1918 17 Feb 1985 h/o Lena Clare, WW II

SOURCE: US Genweb 5 November 2000

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CENSUS DATA:

1910 Kansas, Chautauqua Co., Belleville, p. 20
51/51 JACK William G. b. IA father b. Ireland mother b. Iowa
Ermie wife 2 children 2 surviving b. KS father b. Ohio mother b. Missouri
George E. b. KS
Pauline b. KS

1920 Kansas, Chautauqua Co.
pg. 10a
73/82 JACK William G. 45 b. IA father b. Ire mother b. Ohio Doctor in General practice
Ermie W. 39 b. KS mother b. MO
George A 11 b. KS
Pauline 9 b. KS
Willard F 1 and 7/12 b. KS
74/83 ALEXANDER John W. 78 b. PA parents b. PA Garage
75/84 ELDRIDGE John E. 39 b. KS parents b. NC Farm laborer
76/85 MCKENZIE Joseph 70 b. OH parents b. PA
Florence 61 b. IA father b. IA mother b.IN
77/86 HARPE, Carter H. 42 b. MO father b. MO mother b. AR Rail builder, oil gas drilling rig
Bertha A. 39 b. KS father b. IL mother b. OH
Russell H. 11 b. KS father b. MO mother b. KS
Averil E. 9 b. CO father b. MO mother b. KA
78/87 REID Henry N 64 b. MO parents b. KY farmer
Amanda 53 b. MO parents b. KY
Julia N. 21 b. KS parents b. MO
79/88 MCWHIRT Harry E. 33 b. MO father b. IL mother b. IA … dresser, oil and gas well
Adda M. mother 54 widow b. IA father b. OH mother b. PA
Mary sister 15 b. OK father b. IL mother b. IA
80/89 GREGORY John F. 44 b. MO parents b. MO works at oil and gas field
Sarah A. 42 b. KS mother b. IL father b. IN

1930 KS, CHAUTAUQUA CO., CHAUTAUQUA DISTRICT 1
60/60 MCKENNEY George W. Own $700 68 married at 22 b. IA father b. OH mother b. PA Carpenter
61/61 JACK William G. Own $800 55 wd. b. IA father b. Ireland mother b. OH physician in general practice
George 21 b. KS father b. IA mother b. KS
Pauline 20
William F 11
62/62 MCKENZIE Joseph Own $375 80 married at 28 b. OH parents b. PA
Florence 72 married at 17 b. IA father b. US mother b. MO
HAMPTON Opal 32 married at 18 b. KS father b. OH mother b. IA
Florence O. granddaughter 13 b. KS father b. IL mother b. KS
Joseph R. grandson 10 b. KS father b. IL mother b. KS
Bell A. 62 married at 15 b. IL parents b. IN

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