Joseph Jackson

Joseph W. Jefferson Jackson (1887 - 1951)

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Joseph W. Jefferson "Shoeless Joe" Jackson
Born in Pickens County, South Carolinamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolinamap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Nov 2017
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Biography

Joseph was born in 1889. He was the son of George Jackson and Martha Jenkinson. He passed away in 1951. His name according to baseball articles show Joseph Jefferson Jackson but his death certificate and tombstone shows Joseph W Jackson.

Joseph was known as "Shoeless Joe" Jackson because while playing baseball for the Greenville Spinners in South Carolina. He had received a new pair of baseball cleats that wore blisters on his feet during the game. He went to bat without shoes and ran the bases barefooted. Soon he was noticed by a Major League team the Philadelphia Athletics in 1910 and began his career . The next year, he was traded to the Cleveland Indians and in 1915, he moved to the Chicago White Sox. He was a great baseball player setting records that remain today. In 1919, Joe discovered that seven players had gotten together to throw the World Series, and he was offered $20,000 to join them. Jackson refused, but the gamblers used his name as being in on the fix to lure other bettors. When he played, he turned in a blemish-free performance, scoring five runs and driving in six more. His game average was .375 and he had 12 hits during the World Series, setting a new record for hits. He also fielded 30 balls without an error. When the scandal was revealed, a grand jury was held in 1920, and he was called before it. Owner Charles Comiskey denied knowledge of the fix (to do so would tarnish his reputation, since he did nothing to stop it), and Joe Jackson was indicted. Although the resulting trial jury found him innocent of taking a bribe, the baseball commissioner , banned all of the Black Sox players from professional baseball for life. After the 1919 ban , Jackson returned to Greenville, South Carolina, where he became a successful shopkeeper, running a dry cleaning store and later a liquor store, until his death in 1951. He continued to play ball for local teams for free until the 1930's when he was to old to continue.

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  • *BIRTH 1887

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  • CENSUS 1900

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  • MARRIAGE Katie Wynn


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  • CENSUS 1910

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  • CENSUS 1920

Name Joseph Jackson Event Type Census Event Date 1920 Event Place Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States Gender Male Age 32 Marital Status Single Race White Race (Original) White Relationship to Head of Household Head Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head Birth Year (Estimated) 1888 Birthplace South Carolina Father's Birthplace South Carolina Mother's Birthplace South Carolina Sheet Letter A Sheet Number 17

Source: United States Census, 1920 District ED 58 Sheet Number and Letter 17A Household ID 390 Line Number 19 Affiliate Name The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Affiliate Publication Number T625 Affiliate Film Number 240 GS Film Number 1820240 Digital Folder Number 004964422 Image Number 01103


  • CENSUS 1930

Name Joseph Jackson Event Type Census Event Date 1930 Event Place Militia District 5, Chatham, Georgia, United States Gender Male Age 43 Marital Status Married Race White Race (Original) White Relationship to Head of Household Head Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head Birth Year (Estimated) 1887 Birthplace South Carolina Father's Birthplace South Carolina Mother's Birthplace South Carolina Sheet Letter A Sheet Number 17

Source: United States Census, 1930 District ED 49 Sheet Number and Letter 17A Household ID 432 Line Number 39 Affiliate Name The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Affiliate Publication Number T626 Affiliate Film Number 345 GS Film Number 2340080 Digital Folder Number 004950257 Image Number 00241


  • CENSUS 1940

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  • DEATH 1951

Name Joseph W. Jackson Event Type Death Event Date 05 Dec 1951 Gender Male Age 62 Marital Status Married Birth Year (Estimated) 1889 Death Place Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina Father's Name Elmore Jackson Mother's Name Martha Ann Jenkinson Spouse's Name Katie Wynn Citing this Record "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FG1B-9B8 : 18 July 2017), Elmore Jackson in entry for Joseph W. Jackson, 05 Dec 1951; citing , Jackson, Joseph W., 1951, Department of Archives and History, State Records Center, Columbia; FHL microfilm 2,400,589.

Source: South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965 Reference ID 016424 Source Reference Jackson, Joseph W., 1951 GS Film Number 2400589 Digital Folder Number 004185648 Image Number 01482

  • OBIT

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  • BURIAL

Place: Woodlawn Memorial Park Greenville Greenville County South Carolina, USA Plot: Section V

Source: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=1743




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'Shoeless' Joe Jackson, baseball legend/pariah
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