Samuel F. Jackson, who has been patrolman on the police force since December 1, 1902, was born on a farm in Van Buren Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, on February 1, 1868. As a boy he attended the district school in the winter months and helped his parents on the farm during the summer. When he grew up he experienced the usual desire of a young man to live in the city and succeeded in securing work in Dayton. Street car work appealed to him and he was engaged as motorman when appointed. Mr. Jackson's family consists of his wife, Bertha J., and a daughter, Helen. He is a member of the Independent Order of Foresters.