Hume, Edward Sackett

Hume, Edward Sackett

Male 1848 - 1908  (59 years)

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  • Name Hume, Edward Sackett 
    Born 4 Jun 1848  Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Jan 1908  New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1269  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2010 

    Father Hume, Robert Wilson,   b. 8 Nov 1809, Stamford, Delaware, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 9 Dec 1854, On ship Merchantman off Capetown, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Sacket, Hannah Derby,   b. 3 Jun 1816, West Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1903, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 25 Mar 1839  Hampden, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 7 children 
     1. Hume, Sarah,   b. 22 Jul 1840,   d. 6 Apr 1903, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     2. Hume, Catherine Rose,   b. 19 Aug 1841, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     3. Hume, Mary,   b. Nov 1843, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1844  (Age ~ 0 years)
     4. Hume, Hannah C.,   b. 18 Jun 1845,   d. 31 Aug 1869  (Age 24 years)
     5. Hume, Robert Allen,   b. 18 Mar 1847, Byculla, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1929, Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     6. Hume, Edward Sackett,   b. 4 Jun 1848, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1908, New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     7. Hume, Isabella Williams,   b. 19 Oct 1851,   d. 3 Jun 1898  (Age 46 years)
     
    Family ID F543  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Chandler, Charlotte Elizabeth,   b. 3 Sep 1847, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1920  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 21 Jul 1875 
    Children 
     1. Hume, Edward Hicks,   b. 13 May 1876, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1957, Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Hume, Charlotte,   b. 4 Aug 1877, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     3. Hume, Elizabeth Norris,   b. 11 Dec 1878, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     4. Hume, Katherine Miller,   b. 16 Aug 1880, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     5. Hume, John Chandler,   b. 7 Jul 1882, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1940, New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     6. Hume, Robert Woolsey,   b. 12 Aug 1884, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1928, La Grange, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     7. Hume, Gertrude Capron,   b. 2 Jan 1887, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F548  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jun 1848 - Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Hume, Edward Hicks - 13 May 1876 - Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Hume, Charlotte - 4 Aug 1877 - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Hume, Elizabeth Norris - 11 Dec 1878 - India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Hume, Katherine Miller - 16 Aug 1880 - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Hume, John Chandler - 7 Jul 1882 - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Hume, Robert Woolsey - 12 Aug 1884 - India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Hume, Gertrude Capron - 2 Jan 1887 - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Jan 1908 - New York City, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Edward Sackett Hume was Principal of Hume Memorial School in Bombay. There was also a Hume Memorial Church in Bombay as well. He was a classics scholar. His daughter in law, Lotta Carswell Hume, indicates that he educated his children at the school. His children spoke and wrote various Indian languages.
      Obituary: New York Times January 11, 1908 9:6
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      http://books.google.com/
      AUG 30 1910
      OBITUARY RECORD
      GRADUATES OF YALE UNIVERSITY

      Deceased during the Academical Year ending in
      JUNE, 1901,

      INCLUDING THE RECORD OF A FEW WHO DIED PREVIOUSLY, HITHERTO UNREPORTED

      [Presented at the meeting of the Alumni, June 25(11, 1901]
      [No. 1 of the Fifth Printed Series, and No. 6(1 of the whole Record]
      Page 909
      1870

      Edward Sackett Hume, son of Rev. Robert Wilson and Hannah Derby (Sackett) Hume, was born in Bombay, India, June 4, 1848. His father, a graduate of Union College (1834) and of Princeton Theological Seminary (1837), was a missionary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions and connected with the Marathi Mission, Western India, from 1839 until his death, which occurred at sea in 1854. His mother then, after nine years spent in Springfield, Mass., settled in New Haven, where her home was a center of missionary influence until her death in 1903.

      After graduation Mr. Hume was principal of the High School in Millbury, Mass., for two years, and then entered the Hartford Theological Seminary, graduating in 1875, and being ordained at the Center Church, New Haven, June 2, of that year. During the period of study in Hartford he also taught in Miss Catherine Beecher's school, in the High School, and as a private tutor. His success was such that he was offered two excellent positions, one in connection with the Hartford public schools, and the other a chair in the Theological Seminary, but he sailed August n, 1875, for India with his wife, the sister of his classmate John Scudder Chandler. To the work in Bombay, in which his parents had been engaged before him, he devoted his life of fruitful service, having the satisfaction also of seeing his daughter and her husband take up the work in turn, when ill health compelled Mr. and Mrs. Hume to return to America.

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      Varied and arduous as were Mr. Hume's labors in the wide field in and about Bombay, his ruling purpose was the elevation of the Indian Christian community. "He was a maker and builder of Christian institutions in India." In 1877 he and his wife opened a-school in order to give the children of the Indian Christians the best educational opportunities in their power. This developed into a large institution that has won the respect of all classes by the high quality of its work. This institution soon included two large boarding schools, one for boys and one for girls, into which they received over 600 children, victims of the great famines of 1897 and 1900. In these two schools various kinds of industrial work were carried on with most excellent results. The intellectual ability, business sagacity, and great faith which enabled Mr. Hume to conduct these educational enterprises, were also a great source of strength to the Bombay church, founded in 1825 by missionaries of the American Board. By his wise advice the church came to self-support in 1881, and the erection of its spacious and fine edifice, recently completed, is in large measure due to his devoted and resourceful efforts in India and in America. To its pastor he was a most intimate and helpful friend. He won to a remarkable degree the esteem and affection of the native people, Christian and non-Christian, and had an unusual hold also upon the European population of the city. The building he used for his orphanage for boys was loaned him rent free by a wealthy Parsi gentleman.

      In 1900 he was appointed Fellow of Bombay University, and in 1903 he was offered the position of Vice-Consul of the United States at Bombay. He was for thirteen years Secretary of the Bombay Bible Society, was a member of the Committee for the Translation of the Marathi Bible, and, like his father, acted at times as the English editor of the Anglo-Indian paper The Dnyanadaya (Rise of Knowledge). He also wrote in 1892 "A Memorial of Ethan Chapin of Springfield, Mass."

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      Weakened many years ago by an attack of cholera, and by his unceasing work, especially in connection with the great famines, he was compelled to return to this country for rest in 1903. In 1906 he acted as the assistant pastor of Center Church in New Haven, and was appointed Instructor in Missions for the current academic year, taking the courses of Professor Harlan P. Beach (Y. C. 1878) who was abroad. He was also a lecturer in the Bible School in New York City. He received the degree of Master of Arts from Yale in 1892.

      He died January 10, 1908, of amemia, in the Presbyterian Hospital in New York, after an illness of two months. He was in his 6oth year.

      He married, July 21, 1875, Charlotte Elizabeth, daughter of the Rev. John Eddy and Charlotte (Hopkins) Chandler, missionaries of the American Board in Madura, India. Mrs. Hume and six children survive him. Of these the eldest, Edward Hicks, M.D. (Y. C. 1897) is one of the Faculty of the Yale Mission College in Changsha, Province of Hunan, China; the youngest is a member of the Class of 1908, Vassar College. One daughter, Mrs. Hunsberger, is in his old field in Bombay, and another, Mrs. Wannamaker, is the wife of an instructor in the Canton Christian College, China. His brother, Rev. Robert A. Hume, D.D. (Y. C. 1868) has been for many years a missionary in Ahmednagar, Western India. A sister is the wife of Alfred B. Miller (Y. C. 1855) of New Haven.
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      see also: Edward Hicks Hume, DOCTORS EAST DOCTORS WEST, Norton, New York, 1946
      Lotta Carswell Hume, DRAMA AT THE DOCTOR'S GATE, Yale in China, New Haven, 1961


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