Sackett, Avis Ruth

Sackett, Avis Ruth

Female 1926 - 2006  (79 years)

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  • Name Sackett, Avis Ruth 
    Born 9 May 1926  Winthrop, Little River County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 7 Feb 2006  Dilworth, Sevier County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Millwee Cemetery, Dilworth, Sevier County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4499  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2015 

    Father Sackett, Charles Samuel,   b. 28 Jul 1886, Poplar Bluff, Butler, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1968, De Queen, Sevier County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Armstreet, Frances Arcadia,   b. Nov 1898, Joaquin, Shelby County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1972, Winthrop, Little River County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married 18 Nov 1915  Little River County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957
      Groom: C S Sackett
      Groom's Age: 28
      Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1887
      Groom's Residence: Neal Springs, Sevier, Arkansas
      Bride: Kate Wilkerson
      Bride's Age: 19
      Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1896
      Bride's Residence: Winthrop, Little River, Arkansas
      Marriage Date: 18 Nov 1915
      Marriage License Date: 18 Nov 1915
      Marriage Place: , Little River, Arkansas, United States
      Film Number: 1007918
      Digital Folder Number: 4401613
      Image Number: 00626
      Page Number: 327
      Source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957
    Children 4 children 
    Family ID F1911  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Wall, Rev. Harold Fred,   b. 14 Jul 1922, Horatio, Sevier County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 2004, Horatio, Sevier County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1945 
    Children 
     1. Wall, Edward Harold,   b. 7 Sep 1948, Texarkana, Miller County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1989  (Age 40 years)
     2. Living
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F1947  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 May 1926 - Winthrop, Little River County, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Wall, Edward Harold - 7 Sep 1948 - Texarkana, Miller County, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Feb 2006 - Dilworth, Sevier County, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Millwee Cemetery, Dilworth, Sevier County, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Street/Feature Town/Village/Neighborhood Township/Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region/Continent/Ocean Not Set

  • Headstones
    Wall, Rev. Garold and wife Avis Ruth Sackett
    Wall, Rev. Garold and wife Avis Ruth Sackett
    Photo by: Doyle Wester

  • Notes 
    • Sevier County Family History Book; Volume I - 1994
      As written by: Sevier County Families; Sevier County, Arkansas
      Compiled by; Sevier County Genealogical Society and Sevier County Historical Society Museum; 717 N. Maple, De Queen, Arkansas 71832
      Pub.; De Queen Bee Compahy, De Queen, Arkansas 71832; 1994
      LC #94-068482
      Pages 262-263
      Harold Fred Wall
      Avis Sackett
      By Avis Wall
      I came into the world on Sunday, May 9, 1926 (Mother's Day). I was the fourth child of Charles Samuel and Kate (Armstreet) Sackett, and was born in the town of Winthrop, Little River County, Arkansas. We lived near the Kansas City Southern Railroad track, so lots of my time was spent watching trains as they went by. Some nice trainman threw me a paper every day, usually with a stick of gum in it. The paper might be from any town along the railroat which ran from Kansas City, Missouri to New Orleans, Loiusiana and Port Arthur, Texas.

      Little did I know that a train would figure so prominently in my life and in the life of my husband, Harold Wall. Harold was born July 14, 1922 to Fred and Mellos Wall in the Dilworth community near Horatio in Sevier County. We first met on the "Flying Crow" in the Spring of 1944. Harold was in the United States Coast Guard serving aboard the USS Joyce (DE 317) on convoy duty in the North Atlantic Ocean. He was on a short leave at the time, and had boarded the train at Neal Springs and was on his way to visit relatives in Port Arthur. I got aboard the train in Winthrop on the way to visit a dear friend in Texarkana. I sat next to him not realizing I had just met the love of my life. When I got off the train in Texarkana, we had exchanged addresses and promised to write to each other.

      Although we were only able to meet a couple of times during the next year, we exchanged many letters and phone calls. It was the policy of the naval service to grant 30 days rehabilitation leaves to sailors after 18 months of service in the North Atlantic. Harold was given his leave about the middle of April 1945. It was while he was on leave that we were married on April 30, 1945. We said our vows before a justice of the peace at the Miller County Court House in Texarkana, Arkansas.

      The war in Europe ended soon after our marriage and Harold's ship was transferred to the Pacific Theatre of Operations. the ship was ordered back to the United States in December of 1945, and Harold was discharged on December 18, arriving home on December 19.

      Harold had worked at the Gulf Oil refinery in Port Arthur before going into service and soon after Christmas 1945, we moved there and he returned to his job. It was very hard to find housing at the time, so we left Port Arthur and moved to Texarkana. There Harold found employment in building and made construction work his career.

      On September 7, 1948, our son, Edward Harold, was born in the old Pine Streed Hospital in Texarkana, Texas. Soon after his birth, we moved to the Arkansas side of Texarkana. We remained there until 1956 when we moved with Iavender Construction Co. to Fayetteville, Arkansas. Harold's father, Fred M. Wall, became very ill in September of that year and the company transferred us back to Texarkana to work on the Arkansas High School. Mr. Wall died on September 16, 1956 and we returned to Fayetteville after the completion of the job at Arkansas High. At the time, I was expecting my second child, Charla Ruth, who was born May 3, 1957, at Washington County Hospital in Fayetteville. Although it was May, there was still snow on the mountains in Northwest Arkansas that year.

      In February 1958, our lives changed suddenly. The weather had been cold and bad for sometime and construction had been almost at a standstill. Harold was in a crew that was pouring the basement walls for the Catholic Student Center at the University of Arkansas when ssuddenly, bolts sheared on the crane droping the boom on him and fracturing three vertebrae. As soon as he was able to travel, we moved to Horatio where we still reside. We lived with Harold's mother while a house for us was built. I have alwasys called our house "the house the Lord built" because the people of the Dilworth and Stringtown commuinties donated their labor to tear down the old house on the place and build the new one from salvaged materials. My father, my mother-in-law, and I helped since Harold was in a bodycast from under his arms to his upper thighs. The house was three small rooms and had no bathroom.
      So we had a house and a path as many people did in 1959. We have added onto the house several times through the years.

      Harold had been called to the ministry, so in 1960 he became a candidate for the ministry and began serving as supply pastor in the New Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The name of the church was changed later to the Dilworth Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Though Harold retired from construction work in 1984, he continues to serve the Dilworth church as pastor, having preached there for almost 33 years.

      Our son Edward died April 30, 19890. Our daughter Charla, her husband, David Conatser and their two children, Nicholas and Kate, live on the place joining ours on the south. Their place in the Wall family home having been the home of Fred and Mellos Wall, Harold's parents. [Supplied by Merle (Hancock) Duncan]
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      Avis Ruth (Sackett) Wall
      Birth: May 9, 1926: Winthrop, Little River County, Arkansas, USA
      Death: Feb. 7, 2006; Dilworth, Sevier County, Arkansas, USA
      Burial:
      Millwee Cemetery, Sevier County, Arkansas, USA

      Avis Sackett Wall was born to Charles Samuel and
      Kate (Armstreet) Sackett) May 9,1926 in Winthrop Ark.
      She was A home maker and Member of the Dilworth
      Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
      Avis was Preceeded in death by her parents and husband
      Harold Fred Wall 1-17-2004 and one son Eddie Harold Wall;
      April 30,1989.
      She is survived by one daughter and son in-law Charla and
      David Conatser two grand children Nicholas Conatser and Katy
      Conatser all of Dilworth community; one brother in-law Marvin
      and his wife Frances Wall;three sisters in-law Vivian Wall of
      DeQueen,Margerat Wall of Lockesburg and Claryce Wall of
      Cerrogordo,Ok.

      Family links:
      Parents:
      C. S. Sackett (1885 - 1968)
      Kate Sackett (1898 - 1972)
      Children:
      Edward Harold Wall (1948 - 1989)
      Spouse:
      Harold Fred Wall (1922 - 2004)

      Created by: Doyle Wester
      Record added: Jun 20, 2010
      Find A Grave Memorial# 53926193
      Headstone picture added by: Doyle Wester
      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=53926193


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