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Emma (French) Sackett (1924)


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Date: 1/8/2007 at 14:56:03

Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
May 8, 1924

Death of Mrs. Emma Sackett

Mrs. Emma Sackett, wife of the late George C. Sackett, passed away at her home on West Court avenue at an early hour Wednesday morning. While her health had been on the decline for the past year or more, her final illness was very brief and she was permitted to attend the federated club luncheon held here last Friday.

Mrs. Sackett was born in Pennsylvania nearly 83 years ago. She was married in 1867. From 1870 to 1896 Mr. and Mrs. Sackett lived on a farm in Adair county and there reared a family of five children, all of whom are living, except the youngest son, Erwin G., who died about five years ago.

Mrs. Sackett was one of the last survivors in Iowa of the nurses of the civil war. She was a woman of unusual grace and refinement, and one whose long and useful life was an impress for good among her friends and associates.

Funeral services will be held Friday at two o'clock at the Presbyterian church and interment made in the Winterset cemetery.


Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, May 15th, 1924
Page 2, columns 3-4

Emma F. Sackett

Emma A. French was born Nov. 17, 1841 in Jackson, Pa., and passed away May 7, 1924 at her home in Winterset.

When she was 11 years of age her father, a Congregational minister, brought his family overland to Iowa crossing the Mississippi river on the ice in midwinter. They located in Eddyville and it was there she later taught a private school.

During the civil war, she volunteered as an army nurse, and saw much active service in ministering to the sick and wounded soldiers.

On March 4, 1907, she was married to George C. Sackett of Lee county, Iowa and in __ moved to Adair county and lived on a farm. To them were born five children: Frank A Sackett, of Des Moines; Carrie E. Youngbood of Forsythe, Mont.; Anna S. Rich, of Sioux City; Ida F. Sackett, of Des Moines and Erwin G. Sackett, who passed away a few years ago at Rockmont, Wis.

Mrs. Sackett was an active member of the Presbyterian church, the Woman's club and the Woman's Relief Corps, and held at their true worth the finer things of life. She had been one of three surviving civil war nurse in Iowa.

Her husband George C. Sackett, a civil war veteran passed away two years ago.

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