1884: Born Sept. 28 in Christiansted, St. Croix

1885: Christened March 8, at Moravian Church in Friedensthal

1893: The Jackson family moved to Christiansted

1890: The Jackson family bought a house at 8 B Nørregade in Christiansted

1902: On Nov. 18 Jackson was a signatory to the petition from the Native Insular Convention to the Danish parliament for better conditions for the population

1904: Jackson worked as a clerk at Barren Spot Station

1908: Jackson taught at the public school in Frederiksted

1911: Jackson lived at 62 Prinsensgade in Frederiksted

1911-1912: Jackson taught at Peter’s Rest School

1914: Jackson worked as a clerk at a business in Christiansted

1914: Jackson commenced his activity as a writer

1915: On Jan. 8 Jackson published his first criticism of conditions on the three Danish West Indian islands in the West End News

1915: Jackson visited Denmark between 13 May and 22 July

1915: On Nov. 1, Jackson published the first issue of the newspaper The Herald

1915: In November, David Hamilton Jackson established the St. Croix Labour Union

1916: On Jan. 24, Jackson called a general strike on St. Croix

1916: Jackson and the Labour Union entered an agreement with the Planters’ Society and the strike ended on Feb. 26

1916: On Aug. 12, Jackson married Theolinda Joseph from St. Croix

1916: In the Aug. 12 edition of The Herald Jackson threatened rebellion if the sale of the colony to the United States was not implemented

1916: On Dec. 31. Jackson resigned as president of the Labour Union

1917-1921: Jackson studied law at Howard University in Washington D.C.

1922: Jackson reinstated as president of the Labour Union

1923-1927: Jackson was a member of the Colonial Council of St. Croix

1931-1941: Jackson was a judge of the Municipal Court in Christiansted

1941: Jackson became a member of the Municipal Council of St. Croix

1941: Jackson resigns as judge

1946: Jackson died on May 30.

— Danish National Archives