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Ten years later Alberta, her husband Frank Jackson, and the girls were living in Queens, NY. The youngest daughter, she is referred to in the 1920 U.S. Census as Alberta R. Jackson, Jr. She was employed as a store clerk and was living with her mother, step-father, and a boarder. Five years later, Alberta married John Myers on July 13, 1925 in Cleveland, OH. This was her second marriage; her previously married name was Alberta Burke. Ten years later, Alberta Myers was no longer married; in the 1930 U.S. Census is again listed as Alberta Jackson. She was living with her widowed mother and her sister Ouida [Ewing] Jackson in Cleveland, OH. Her sister Ouida was a nurse doing private duty.
A few years later, Alberta had married again: On January 11, 1938 she married musician Raymond E. Jackson in Buffalo. Raymond is sometimes misidentified as white in the census records and other documents. The couple is enumerated in the 1940 U.S. Census. In 1936, Raymond Jackson had been appointed the National Investigator for the American Federation of Musicians and was a traveling representative. Alberta was employed as a salesperson in Buffalo. She enlisted in the Army in 1943. After her military service, she moved to California.
Alberta Jackson was included in her mother's obituary as living in Buffalo [though she was actually living in California at the time]. Her mother died in 1948; she had been living in Fresno, CA with her daughter Ouida. Alberta S. Jackson was buried in New York.
Alberta R. Jackson was also living in Fresno, having arrived in 1946 without her husband. In 1949 she was employed as an office secretary for E. R. Meyers. She had been in Fresno for 39 years when she died in 1985. She had owned Alberta's Gift Shop there and had been a nurse at the Veterans Hospital. During World War II she was with the Nurses Army Corps. Alberta Robert Ewing Burke Myers Jackson is buried in Belmont Memorial Park in Fresno.
Sources: Kentucky Birth Index in Ancestry; "Six wives granted divorce," The Courier-Journal, 10/04/1908, p. 14; Billy Roach, "Clef Club music notes," The Detroit Tribune, 6/27/1936, p. 5; New York Marriage Index in Ancestry; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File in Ancestry; California Marriage Index in Ancestry; California Death Index in Ancestry; Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Marriage Records Application #203014 (Ancestry); "Obituaries: Mrs. Alberta S. Jackson," The Fresno Bee, 9/6/1948, p. 15; Mrs. Alberta R. Jackson on p. 387 in Polk's Fresno (California) City Directory, 1949; "Obituaries: Alberta R. Jackson," The Fresno Bee, 6/29/1985, p. 36; and Alberta Roberts Jackson at Find A Grave.
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