Murphy, Edith Rose

Murphy, Edith Rose

Female 1901 - 1987  (85 years)

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  • Name Murphy, Edith Rose 
    Born 9 Jun 1901  Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Residence 4 Mar 1969  Spencer, Clay, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 16 Mar 1987  Oceanside, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Buried North Lawn Cemetery, Spencer, Clay, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I47460  Sackett
    Last Modified 23 Aug 2018 

    Father Murphy, William Charles Sr.,   b. 11 Nov 1876, Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1941, Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Rose, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1877, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1926, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Children
    1. Murphy, Edith Rose,   b. 9 Jun 1901, Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1987, Oceanside, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    Family ID F18720  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sackett, Wilber Wilson,   b. 11 Mar 1899, Carroll, Carroll, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1990, Spencer, Clay, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 19 Oct 1927  Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Children 
    +1. Living
     2. Living
    +3. Sackett, Robert Wilson,   b. 20 Nov 1933, Spencer, Clay, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 2015  (Age 81 years)
     4. Sackett, John Murphy,   b. 3 Dec 1935,   d. 1 Mar 1939  (Age 3 years)
    +5. Living
    Last Modified 23 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F17606  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Jun 1901 - Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Oct 1927 - Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Robert Wilson - 20 Nov 1933 - Spencer, Clay, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 4 Mar 1969 - Spencer, Clay, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Mar 1987 - Oceanside, San Diego, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - North Lawn Cemetery, Spencer, Clay, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Edit Rose <i>Murphy</i> Sackett
    Edit Rose Murphy Sackett
    1969 Iowa State Mother of the Year

  • Notes 
    • Sioux City Journal (Sious City, Iowa), 04 Mar 1969, Tue, Page 12

      Listen to Young People-Mother of Year Urges
      By BEN SHUMAN
      State Editor

      SPENCER, Iowa -- Special: Listen!

      The advice of Iowa's 1969 Mother of the Year is to listen to today's younger generation.

      Mrs. Wilber Wilson Sackett of Spencer sincerely believes that "we can learn a lot if we only listen to them."

      "I think the young people of today have something to tell. us," she continues. Although she doesn't condone the demonstrations and protests taking place today on college campuses, she feels this is their way of saying something to the adult world that deserves to be heard. College administrators Have the right attitude in permitting student expression, she adds.

      Selection of Mrs. Sackett, the former Edith Rose Murphy, for the honor was announced by Mrs. R. C. Berrie of Dubuque, Iowa, president of the Iowa Mothers Association.

      And, according to the president of the Spencer Woman's Club, which sponsored Sackett's candidacy, "it is an honor a long time in coming to someone so deserving." Mrs. J.P. Lippold, club president, was assisted by Mrs. John Conrad, club vice president, in assembling 30 different letters from coast to coast and Vietnam in promoting Mrs. Sackett's nomination.

      A 200-word telegram from Iowa Rep. Wiley Mayne of Sioux City and "a wonderful letter" from Iowa State Sen. David Stanley of Muscatine also helped make Mrs. Sackett the unanimous choice of the judges, Mrs Lippold added.

      Mrs. Sackett, whose husband is an attorney practicing in Spencer, was notified last week of her selection an honor she describes as "a complete and total surprise" and had to keep her selection a secret until the official announcement this week. She had hped she wouldn't "end up on the bottom of the totem pole" among the 18 Iowa mothers nominated for the 1969 title.

      In a charming telephone interview, Mrs. Sackett sounded far from prudish "please don't make me sound stuffy," she pleaded over the phone in advocating sterner discipline in the raising of children.

      She thinks today's teenagers basically want this type of guidance. "They want the feeling that someone cares about them and will say no' when they ask for something they shouldn't have," she says. Sometimes it is a matter of 'status' among their contemporaries when they ask for these things, she adds.

      She opposes permissiveness in raising children. Her argument is that you can't permit them to have their way when they're small and then suddenly switch to strict rules of discipline when they're older.

      Once again Mrs. Sackett reiterated the necessity of listening. And as listening parents, she declares you discover that raising children requires a certain amount of "give-and-take" along the way. "Your viewpoint changes as your children grow older if you only do a good job of listening and adjusting," she states.

      She recalls 10 years of teaching English, Latin and speech at Everly High School during which time she continually changed her attitudes to meet the creativity of her students. When faced with complaints about students behavior, a quotation on her blackboard that youth was rebelling against their parents in Aristotle's time was her answer.

      Her philosophy is to "love them and listen to them when they have problems and hope that everything comes out all right."

      Mr. and Mrs. Sackett have four married children and 12 grandchildren. Their children are Mrs. Alan Fleming (Elizabeth Rose) of Minneapolis, mother of 2; Mrs. Harry Eick (Sally) of East Lansing, Mich., mother of 7; Mrs. Richard Carson (Mary) of Ballwin, Mo., (mother of 1) and Bill of Spencer, who together with his wife, the former Rosemary Shaw of Pocahontas, practices law with his father in the Sackett and Sackett law firm. Bill is serving his second term as Clay County attorney. The younger Sacketts have two sons.

      A big celebration is planned sometime in April in Spencer. Groundwork for the hometown festivities honoring the 1969 Mother of the Year will be made Thursday at a meeting attended by the winner, Mrs. Berrie, Mrs. Lippold, Mrs. Conrad and Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Thompson of LeMars, Iowa, Iowa's 1968 Mother of the Year.

      Mrs. Sackett will represent Iowa at the national meeting of the American Mothers Committee April 29 at Los Angeles. She will compete with other state mothers for the title of National Mother.

      Born in Dubuque, she attended St. Joseph Academy and Mount St. Joseph College of Dubuque, received her B.A. degree from Drake University, Des Moines, and attended Northwest University, Evanston, III., for advanced work in speech. She married Wilber Sackett in 1927.

      Among her numerous activities, Mrs. Sackett was editor of the quarterly magazine of Zeta Phi Eta, national speech sorority, for 10 years, president of Spencer Woman's Club, Spencer YWCA, organized Girl Scouts, president of several PTA units, national ritual chair man of Delta Gamma Sorority, national chairman of Federated Women's Club Drama and Pageantry Committee, member of alumnae board of Drake University, president of American Legion Auxiliary, teacher at Everly and Ruthven High Schools and in several surrounding towns, cultural interests chairman on AAUW State Board, charter member and president of American Field Service.

      In 1959 Mr. and Mrs. Sackett were parents of the Year at Drake.

      Other mothers entered in the Iowa contest this year were the following merit mothers: Mesdames Agatha Beemer of Bedford; Majorie Blake of Oelwein: J. Verald Brown of Hampton; Luella Burns of In dependence; Elva M. Finn of Harlan; Austin Knosby of EI ma; Abbot Lipsky of Cedar Rapids; Harold L. McCoIlum of Des Moines; James Mohr of Eldridce: Mervin Noble of Riceville; Harry W. Ramseyer of Washington; Orville Ruggeburg of Lost Nation; Alvina Schmelzer of Garnaviilo; C. J. Sohroeder of Rock Valley; Nadine Smith of Ringsted; Ralph Viner of Leon; Beulah L. Williams of Ft. Dodge.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

  • Sources 
    1. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 3), 22 Feb 2018.
      Memorial ID 158502850
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/158502850

      Edith Rose Murphy Sackett
      Birth: 1901
      Dubuque
      Dubuque County
      Iowa, USA
      Death: 1987

      Family links:
      Spouse:
      Wilbur Wilson Sackett (1899 - 1990)

      Children:
      Robert Wilson Sackett (1933 - 2015)*
      John Murphy Sackett (1935 - 1939)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      North Lawn Cemetery
      Spencer
      Clay County
      Iowa, USA
      GPS (lat/lon): 43.16, -95.147

      Created by: Susan Malloy
      Record added: Feb 22, 2016
      Find A Grave Memorial# 158502850

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S113] California Death Index 1940-1997, (https://familysearch.org) (Reliability: 3), 23 Aug 2018.
      Name: Edith Rose Sackett
      [Edith Rose Murphy]
      Social Security #: 485287610
      Gender: Female
      Birth Date: 9 Jun 1901
      Birth Place: Iowa
      Death Date: 16 Mar 1987
      Death Place: San Diego
      Mother's Maiden Name: Rose
      Father's Surname: Murphy

      Researched by Ted Smith

    3. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 22 Aug 2018.
      Sioux City Journal (Sious City, Iowa), 04 Mar 1969, Tue, Page 12

      Listen to Young People-Mother of Year Urges
      By BEN SHUMAN
      State Editor

      SPENCER, Iowa -- Special: Listen!

      The advice of Iowa's 1969 Mother of the Year is to listen to today's younger generation.

      Mrs. Wilber Wilson Sackett of Spencer sincerely believes that "we can learn a lot if we only listen to them."

      . . .

      Mr. and Mrs. Sackett have four married children and 12 grandchildren. Their children are Mrs. Alan Fleming (Elizabeth Rose) of Minneapolis, mother of 2; Mrs. Harry Eick (Sally) of East Lansing, Mich., mother of 7; Mrs. Richard Carson (Mary) of Ballwin, Mo., (mother of 1) and Bill of Spencer, who together with his wife, the former Rosemary Shaw of Pocahontas, practices law with his father in the Sackett and Sackett law firm. Bill is serving his second term as Clay County attorney. The younger Sacketts have two sons.

      . . .

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    4. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 22 Aug 2018.
      The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa), 20 Mar 1987, Fri, [First Edition], Page 2

      EDITH MURPHY SACKETT
      The Register's Iowa News Service

      SPENCER, IA. - Services for Edith Rose Murphy Sackett, 85, of Spencer, former member of the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women who died of a heart ailment Monday in Oceanside, Calif., will be 10:30 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mrs. Sackett also was a teacher. Survivors Include her husband, Wilber W.; three daughters, Elizabeth Fleming of Minneapolis, Sarah Eick of East Lansing, Mich., and Mary Coffman of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; a son, Robert of Spencer, and 17 grandchildren.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    5. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 22 Aug 2018.
      The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa), 19 Oct 1927, Wed, Page 15

      MURPHY-SACKETT.

      Miss Edith Rose Murphy, daughter of -Mr. William C. Murphy, will he married this morning to Mr. Wilbur W. Sacket of Red Oak, Ia. Only the Immediate families will attend.

      A wedding breakfast will nerved at the Murphy home here, 729 Thirty-fifth street, and then the couple will leave for Red Ook where Mr. Sackett is a member of the law firm of Sackett & Reese. During the breakfast Miss Marjorie Giilam will sing.

      At the wedding breakfast will be, besides the bridal couple, Mr. William C. Mnrphy, the bride's father, Bill and Hob Murphy, her brothers; Mr. and Mrs. George Sackett of Perry; Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Ssckett, parents of the bridegroom, Miss Harriet Sackett, his sister; Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Wadsworth, Mrs. William F. Goodell, Miss Katherine Keefner, mid the Misses Marjorie and Lois Gillam, all of Des Moines.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    6. [S1799] Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1940, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 23 Aug 2018.
      Name: Edith Rose Murphy
      Gender: Female
      Race: White
      Age: 26
      Birth Year: abt 1901
      Birth Place: Dubuque, Iowa
      Residence Place: Des Moines, Iowa
      Marriage Date: 19 Oct 1927
      Marriage Place: Des Moines, Iowa, USA
      Father: Wm C Murphy Sr
      Mother: Elizabeth Rose
      Spouse: Wilber Wilson Sackett

      Name: Wilber Wilson Sackett
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Age: 29
      Birth Year: abt 1898
      Birth Place: Carroll, Iowa
      Residence Place: Red Oak, Iowa
      Marriage Date: 19 Oct 1927
      Marriage Place: Des Moines, Iowa, USA
      Father: Frank A Sackett
      Mother: Ida Wilson
      Spouse: Edith Rose Murphy

      Researched by Ted Smith


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