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Cartwright, Carol Lohry; Shaffer, Scott; Waller, Randal / City on the Rock River : chapters in Janesville's history

14. Notable people,   pp. 249-261

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his way up to the position of cashier; then in 1887, he took over his father's job as president of
the bank. (Portrait and Biographical Album 1889:240)
Claremont Jackman House (1884), 69 S. Atwood Ave. Photograph 1986.
Jackman, Frank H.
Son of Claremont Jackman and grandson of Timothy, Frank H. Jackman was a prominent banker
in early twentieth-century Janesville. Born in 1870, he attended local schools and graduated
from the University of Wisconsin in 1891. He followed his father into banking at the Rock
County National Bank, rising to president in 1917 after Claremont retired. (Rock River Valley
Jackman, Timothy
A native of New York State, Timothy Jackman was a hotel keeper and farmer before coming to
Janesville with his family in 1843. In Janesville, he invested in real estate and other
businesses, including a general store. His business interests were successful, and with other
parties, he organized the Rock County National Bank, one of the city's most important
financial institutions. Jackman served as its president until 1877 and was succeeded by his son
and grandson. (Portrait and Biographical Album 1889:343-344)
Jeffris, David
Patriarch of one of the city's most prominent families, David Jeffris came to Janesville from his
native Kentucky in 1846. Initially in the cattle business, Jeffris bought a farm near the city in
1851. In 1867, he sold the farm and began a lumber business; he also worked as a building
contractor and gained considerable success in this occupation. A founder of the Janesville
Machine Company and the Merchants and Mechanics Savings Bank, Jeffris managed his many
businesses until 1896, when he retired. (Rock River Valley II 1926:194-195)
Notable People

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