Eurena Evelyn May Jackson was born in Cavan Township, Durham County on 6 May 1884, a daughter of William Jackson and Emma Priscilla Dunlop. Eurena was the fifth of William Priscilla’s seven children. Older than Eurena were Mary Agness Ada born 14 September 1878, Ella Maud born 18 November 1879; Clara Mabel born 13 March 1880 and Harry Everett Lorne born 25 August 1882. Two brothers were younger than Eurena. These were William Melville born 25 February 1885 and Percy Stanley born 16 May 1895.
Eurena Jackson in her latter years lived on George Street in Peterborough. She had never married. On September 20, 1961, Eurena died at Civic Hospital. Her remains were interred in Emily Cemetery on September 23, 1961.