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genealogist , Music educator

Michael Stephen Jackson, music educator, genealogist. Recipient Fraternalist of Year, Illinois Fraternal Congress, 1997-1998, Pappy Kronk award, Cahokia Boy Scouts, 1995.


Jackson, Michael Stephen was born on September 30, 1952 in St. Louis. Son of Charles Burton Jackson and Margaret Josephine Whalen.


Bachelors of Music Education, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois, 1970—1975.


Music educator Cahokia (Illinois) Unit School District 187, 1975—1976, 1978—1983, since 1984, Freeburg (Illinois) Elementary School District 70, 1976—1977, Whiteside School, Belleville, 1983—1984. Junior high-elementary music district VI chairperson Illinois Music Educators Association, Cahokia, Illinois, 1980—1988. President St. Clair County Music Association, Illinois, 1991—1993.

Choral and band chair/co-chair district VI junior high festivals Illinois Music Educators Association, Edwardsville and Carbondale, Illinois. Band and choral chairperson, junior high music festival St Clair County Music Association, Belleville, Illinois. Guest clinician, conductor Southern Illinois Choral Festival, Herrin and Carterville, Illinois.

Advisor Cahokia (Illinois) High School Key Club, 1999—2003, Wirth-Parks Middle School Builders Club, Cahokia, 2000—2003.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (family history) A Jackson Family History: Putnam County, Tennessee And Beyond.

      , 1993. Singer (tenor): Masterworks Chorale, 1982—2000.


President Council #10 Catholic Fraternal Life, Freeburg, Illinois, 2000—2003, Freeburg History & Genealogical Association, Freeburg, 1998—2000. Member of Illinois Music Educators Association (chairman various band and choral festivals), Catholic Fraternal Life (president Freeburg council #10 2000-2002, Fraternalist of Year 1997), Kiwanis (president since 2000, Cahokia area, fellow 2001, lieutenant governor's president award 2001).


  • Other Interests

    Genealogical & historical research, travel, volunteering.


Married Mary Edith Akins, March 18, 1978. Children: Mathias Creighton, Martina Lucy, Mahriah Edith.

Charles Burton Jackson

Margaret Josephine Whalen

Mary Edith Akins

Mathias Creighton Jackson

Martina Lucy Jackson

Mahriah Edith Jackson