This fund honors the memory of Peg Tyndal Jackson, a noted author of children’s stories.
Peg Jackson (1917-1996) was a resident of Batavia, Illinois. Upon graduation from Beloit High School, she majored in journalism at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
She began writing stories to amuse her daughter and eventually became an accomplished author.
Mrs. Jackson published twenty-nine stories, many of which appeared in Jack and Jill, Calling All Girls and Highlights for Children. She also wrote for the Rockford Register Star newspaper.
In Batavia, she was known as the “story lady” who visited elementary schools and read mystery stories to the children.
Mrs. Jackson’s daughter Susan Jackson Goodhue established this endowment in her mother’s name to encourage the discipline of creative writing among the students of the Batavia School System.