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Jackson Whipps Showalter

chess champion , farmer

Jackson Whipps Showalter, American chess champion, farmer.

Background

Showalter, Jackson Whipps was born on February 4, 1860 in Minerva, Kentucky, United States. Son of Freeman Benoni and Margaret Rachel (Whipps) Showalter.

Education

Student Kenyon College, Ohio, 3 years, 1875-1878. Bachelor of Arts, Kentucky Military Institute, Frankfort, 1881.

Career

Engaged in farming, since 1905. Won title of chess champion of America, 1888, and held it until defeated by Pillsbury some 10 years later. Finished 4th in International Tournament, 1904.

Defeated by F. J. Marshall, American champion, 1909.

Connections

Married Nellie Love Marshall, February 28, 1887.

father:
Freeman Benoni Showalter

mother:
Margaret Rachel (Whipps) Showalter

spouse:
Nellie Love Marshall