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Alexander "Sandy"

Stevedore & Town Councillor

Keith Tankard
Updated: 14 October 2009
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DEATH NOTICE: see the Master's Office, Cape Town, No 21900.
OBITUARY: see the Daily Dispatch, 2.3.1928 and 5.3.1929.

Alexander David ("Sandy") Jackson, son of Captain William Christie Jackson, was born in Cape Town in November 1872 and came to East London as a child.

He became a partner in the firm Neale, Jackson and Company, stevedores, contractors and marine surveyors and later was the senior partner in AD Jackson and Son, stevedores.

In 1907 he was the owner of a motorcar which had the registration CE1. His was therefore probably the first car to be registered at East London.

He was elected to the Town Council in February 1904 in place of Frederick Hallett but his seat was declared vacant in June 1905 because of his absence while on long leave.

He died on 1 March 1929 at the age of 56, and was buried at East London.

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