Doe, Harriet Louise

Doe, Harriet Louise

Female 1818 - 1892  (74 years)

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  • Name Doe, Harriet Louise  [1, 2
    Born 28 Jan 1818  Wilton, Saratoga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Census 21 Jul 1860  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 27 Mar 1892  Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I6224  Sackett
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2018 

    Father Doe, Walter P.,   b. 1776,   d. 22 Apr 1843, Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Emerson, Mary,   b. 1788,   d. 2 Jun 1856, Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Children 2 children 
    Family ID F2556  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sacket, Edward,   b. 27 Feb 1806, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1866  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 16 Oct 1856  Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Daily Cleveland Herald, Cleveland, OH Thursday, October 30, 1856
      Married.
      At Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Oct 16th, by Rev. Walter P. Doe, of Providence, R.I., Mr. Edward Sacket, of Chicago, Ill., to Miss H. Louise Doe, of the former place.
    Children 
     1. Sackett, Walter A.,   b. 17 Jul 1857, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1874, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2009 
    Family ID F2549  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Jan 1818 - Wilton, Saratoga, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Oct 1856 - Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Walter A. - 17 Jul 1857 - Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 21 Jul 1860 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Mar 1892 - Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Doe, Harriet Louise (1818-1892)
    Doe, Harriet Louise (1818-1892)
    Picture from: "An Anniversary Tribute in Memory of Harriet Louise Doe Sackett." March Twenty-seventh, 1893

  • Notes 
    • Some have said the "H" is said to have been for Hannah. However, A tribute to her gives her name as Harriet Louise Doe:
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      Link to the tribute supplied by Ted Smith: https://archive.org/details/ananniversarytr00unkngoog

      Partial text:
      An Anniversary Tribute in Memory of Harriet Louise Doe Sackett. March Twenty-seventh, 1893 (27 pages); pages 5-12
      A Brief Sketch of The Life
      Harriet Louise Doe Sackett was born at Wilton, Saratoga County, New York, January eighteenth, eighteen hundred and eighteen.
      Her father was Walter P. Doe, a retired gentleman of wealth and prominence. She was the youngest of a family of nine children, three sons and six daughters, who throughout their entire lives were remarkable in their devotion to one another and to the causes of religion, charity and benevolence. Much of Mrs. Sackett's early life was spent in loving and self-sacrificing attendance upon an invalid brother, and later, she was the voluntary companion of her mother, choosing to remain with her until the latter's death. Her mother was a woman of remarkable attractiveness, intelligence and christian character and this long and close association served to strengthen and intensify in the daughter the many virtues with which she was naturally endowed.
      Soon after her mother's death, or on October sixteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, she was married to Edward Sackett at Saratoga Springs, and removed with him to Chicago where they resided, most happily, for about ten years or until the death of her husband which occurred on January seventeenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six.
      They were blessed with on child, a son, Walter Agustus Sackett, who was born July seventeenth, eighteen hunddred and fifty-seven, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, at the residence of his mother's sister, Mrs. E. C. Seaman, the house which now bears the name of "Sackett Hall" in memory of this same son. Within a year after the death of her husband, Mrs. Sackett removed with her son from Chicago to Ann Arbor, and made her home henceforth, for the most part, with her brother-in-law, and devoted herself to the care and education of her son. He proved a youth of most amiable disposition, a joy to his mother, and beloved by all who knew him. His early death, which occurred on January twenty-first, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, in his seventeenth year, just as he was beginning to yield the first fruits of a noble manhood, was the occasion of a sorrow to his widowed mother, too deep for human sympathy to assuage. But notwithstanding this crowning bereavement, her firm faith in the mercy and goodness of God never wavered, and thereafer until her death, her active mind and loving heart was ever ready to do Him service. Though she continued to make her home with her sister in Ann Arbor, much of her time was sepnt henceforth, with her niece and step-sons in Wisconsin, where she was always a welcome visitor, and many are the instances they relate of the good deeds and substantial charities that remain to signalize these visits.
      Mrs. Sackett was always intensely loyal to the Church of which she was a member, and believed that the greatest benefits would flow from assisting its efforts to do good through the regularly organized channels. Her contributions to the Home and Foreigh Mission Boards of the Presbyterian Church were frequent, and, considering the limitations of her means, at time munificent. She took no narrow view of the benevolent work of the Chruch, but sought to keep herself informed of what it was endeavoring to do in all directions and to each cause give its due proportion.
      From the beginning of her residence in Ann Arbor, she took an active interest in the welfare of the Church there, and was always in full accord with the efforts made by its members to fulfil their peculiar mission in providing religious instruction for the young men and women attending the University. There is no branch of Christian effort in connection with that church that has not received from her, over and over again, encouragement and help. Seldom was her aid directly appealed to, it came unsolicited and unstinted as soon as the need became known to her. She never gave grudingly, but wisely, and seemed to derive full enjoyment from the good the deed accomplished.
      She was ever mindful of the fact that the members of this congregation are continually subjected to a special strain, upon both purse and energy, in providing a church home for the many who are but temporary residents among them, and her helpful deeds were often prompted by this thought. The purpose to be perpetually a partner with them in this pleasant duty found expression in that provision of her will which left the sum of six thousand dollars in trust to the trustees of this congregation for the building of a parsonage.
      The beautiful organ which she gave the Chruch as she lay upon her death-bed, was a fitting keystone to the memorial archway of beneficences that her deeds built up in aiding the work of the Congregation, and will never fail to associate grateful acknowledgements with her name.
      But above all helpful things which she did, it was given her to see and appreciate wherein by her act she might inaugurate a branch of Christian activity of far greater import and wider influence than any hitherto attempted in the educational center where she had made her home for so many years. The purpose of the Tappan Presbyterian Association met with her unqualified approval from its first announcement, and her thoughts were soon busy with plans for helping it to fulfil its worthy mission. At first a portion, and later all of the valuable real estate, including the fine house which she had acquired upon the death of her brother-in-law, was deeded to the Association. The house to be hence forth known as "Sackett Hall," in memory of her son. In addition to this, she aided the Association with a gift of one thousand dollars at a much needed moment, by which it was able to make available for its use the library that had come into its possession from many sources, and which without her assistance could not, for an indefinite time, have been thrown open to the public. She took great interest in every detail of the work of this Association, and several months before her death, she had the satisfaction of seeing its buildings dedicated, and its labors commended by the General Assembly of the Church in the welfare of which all the energies of her soul had been so long enlisted.
      Physically, she never had been strong, and several severe sicknesses had resulted in permanent impairment of her health, so that in the latter years of her life she suffered much and frequently. But her mind rose superior to her bodily ailments, and she bore with remarkable fortitude and patience the suffering to which she was subjected. Honest and true, frank and outspoken, her manner seemed to be a stranger tinged with asperity at times, but to those to whom it was given to know her most intimately, she gave abundant evidence of a kind and loving heart, and a gentle and sympathetic disposition, which necessarily accompany actons such as those that have accentuated her life's history.
      She died March twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and ninety-two, in the seventy-fifth year of her age; with a happy consciousness of a life-work done; in perfect peace and contentment. With the simple faith of a trustful child in the promise of Him whom she so long obeyed and served she passed away, eagerly desiring to meet those who had gone before and "to depart and be with Christ; which is far better."
      Those who have known her will never forget the lesson which her life so plainly taught; that THE SOUL HAS HERE BUT A TEMPORARY ABIDING PLACE, IT IS SOON TO "GO HENCE;" AND THAT THE POSSESSIONS COMMITTED TO ITS CARE WHILE HERE ARE TO BE USED TO DO THE WORK OF HIM WHO GAVE THEM.
      «tab»«tab»«tab»W. J. H.
      Ann Arbor, March 27th, 1893.
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      Find A Grave Memorial
      Hannah Louise (Doe) Sackett
      Birth: 1818; Saratoga County, New York, USA
      Death: Mar. 27, 1892; Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA
      Burial:
      Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA
      Plot: Block 14, Lot 4

      H. Louise married Edward Sackett Oct. 16, 1856. They had a son, Walter. She is the daughter of Mary Emmerson and Walter Doe. She is buried on a lot owned by Ezra C. Seaman.

      Family links:
      Parents:
      Mary Doe (1788 - 1856)
      Walter Doe (1775 - 1843)

      Maintained by: Joan Wright Romero
      Originally Created by: Mary Lou Sackett
      Record added: Aug 08, 2001
      Find A Grave Memorial# 5674276
      Headstone picture added by: Twist

  • Sources 
    1. [S88] Mary Lou Sackett, Sackett, Mary Lou (TSFA Member # 11).

    2. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 5674276 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S500] 1860 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 23 Apr 2018.
      1860 Census, enumerated in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States

      Edward Sacket M 52 New York
      Louisa Sacket F 40 New York
      Hobert Sacket M 16 New York
      George Sacket M 11 New York
      Frederick Sacket M 8 New York
      Walton Sacket M 3 Michigan
      Jane Banan F 30 Ireland

      "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MX4L-6BQ : 13 December 2017), Hobert Sacket in entry for Edward Sacket, 1860.

      Researched by Ted Smith


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