Higley, Violet

Higley, Violet

Female 1884 - 1952  (67 years)

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  • Name Higley, Violet 
    Born 30 Aug 1884  Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Residence 29 Jun 1946  Ogden, Weber County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 26 Jun 1952  Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried Aultorest Memorial Park, Ogden, Weber County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I39086  Sackett
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2018 

    Father Higley, Daniel Lee,   b. 25 Sep 1850, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1919, Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Turpin, Nancy Ann,   b. 14 Oct 1852, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1919, Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 5 Apr 1871  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 2 children 
    +1. Higley, Nancy Lorean,   b. 15 Dec 1878, Tooele, Tooele County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1965, Tooele, Tooele County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +2. Higley, Violet,   b. 30 Aug 1884, Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1952, Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     
    Family ID F13894  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sackett, John LeRoy,   b. 16 Jan 1882, Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1946, Ogden, Weber County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 1 Nov 1905  Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
    +1. Sackett, Clifford Woodruff,   b. 27 Feb 1907, Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1970, Ogden, Weber County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +2. Sackett, Ruth Evelyn,   b. 30 Aug 1909, Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1980, Ogden, Weber County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F13893  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Bird, Henry E.,   d. Unknown 
    Married 20 Jul 1949  Logan, Cache County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F17311  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Aug 1884 - Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Nov 1905 - Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Clifford Woodruff - 27 Feb 1907 - Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Ruth Evelyn - 30 Aug 1909 - Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 29 Jun 1946 - Ogden, Weber County, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Jul 1949 - Logan, Cache County, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Jun 1952 - Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Aultorest Memorial Park, Ogden, Weber County, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com), 29 Aug 2015.
      From Find A Grave Memorial# 33445066
      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=33445066
      Violet Higley Sackett Bird
      Birth: Aug. 30, 1884
      Brigham City
      Box Elder County
      Utah, USA
      Death: Jan. 26, 1952
      Brigham City
      Box Elder County
      Utah, USA

      Violet Leone Higley was the sixth child born to Daniel Lee & Nancy Ann Turpin Higley, in Brigham City, Utah on August 30 1884.
      In the early days of Daniel and Nancy's marriage they lived in Tooele where Daniel drove a freight wagon from the west coast to Tooele and East to North Platte, Nebraska. The freighters boarded with Nancy when they came through Utah. They always brought her special trinkets which were very special to her, and she kept them in a china closet. The children spent much time looking at them.
      Violets memories included her mother Nancy keeping a keg of gingersnaps in her dining room and if the children were good they were rewarded with a gingersnap. Violet said this was a great treat to the children.
      When Violet was a young girl her father homesteaded a ranch in Black Pine, Idaho. They also had a home in Brigham City where she had her schooling. When Violet and her sisters were older they would go out to the ranch and cook, wash and care for her father, brothers and whoever was working there.
      When Violet was 18 years old she went to Brigham to have her picture taken. John Sackett saw her while he was working on the courthouse. He told his brother that this was the girl he was going to marry. Five years later they were married.
      After they were married, John worked around Brigham City doing carpentry work. They had two children. Clifford Woodruff was born February 27, 1907, at Brigham City. Ruth Evelyn was born on her mother's 25th birthday, August 30, 1909.
      When Ruth was two, the family moved to Buena, Idaho. John homesteaded 640 acres. The winters were very severe there and they would become snowbound for day at a time. The men would have to dig tunnels to the corrals to feed the stock. They spent many hours with John reading to them and playing cards. John stored ice in the winter and they always had ice cream for their birthdays.
      The family made several trips to Brigham every year for Decoration Day, Fourth of July, 24th of July and Peach Days. The family made other trips for supplies and fruit. It would take two days by wagon. They grew gardens and did a lot of canning. They made their own cheese which they kept in the cistern under the house.
      One winter they moved to Holbrook so the kids could attend school. While there John built a flourmill.
      He also built two more rooms on their home, and they boarded a school teacher.
      Several of Violets brothers and sisters moved to Idaho, and they had many good times having dinner every Sunday.
      Crops began to fail and John took more carpentry jobs until they finally moved back to Brigham. John's heart had been giving him trouble and he couldn't do the hard farm work. They were in Brigham during the flu epidemic, and they were all very ill. They returned to Buena for one fall and John's brothers came out and camped in tents and the sheep wagon to shoot rabbits for the bounty -- two and a half cents for each pair of ears. This was just after the War and jobs were hard to find.
      Violets sister, Mattie, had died of typhoid fever leaving Florence, three and a half years old, and a premature baby boy, Darrell. Violet took this baby and raised him until the family moved to Davenport, Iowa in 1920. John and Violet took up chiropractic studies, graduating in 1922, after which they went to Pana, Illinois to practice. In the fall of 1924 they returned to Davenport, Iowa to do some post-graduate work. They returned to Utah, in May 1925. They couldn't obtain a license to practice in Utah so John returned to carpentry work.
      Violet loved flowers and had a beautiful yard and gave many flowers to the sick and shut-ins. She was active in church and helped many people who were ill.
      John's health wasn't very good. He died following an operation on June 29, 1949. Violet lived in the family home until she married Henry Bird, July 20, 1949 in the Logan Temple. She lived in Brigham until her death on June 26, 1952.




      Family links:
      Parents:
      Daniel Lee Higley (1850 - 1919)
      Nancy Ann Turpin Higley (1852 - 1919)

      Spouse:
      John Leroy Sackett (1882 - 1946)*

      Children:
      Clifford Woodruff Sackett (1907 - 1970)*
      Ruth Evelyn Sackett Royster (1909 - 1980)*

      Siblings:
      Etta May Higley Thompson (1873 - 1937)*
      Daniel William Higley (1874 - 1940)*
      Charles Stacey Higley (1876 - 1949)*
      Nancy Lorean Higley Walters (1878 - 1965)*
      Rose "Ethel" Higley Ralphs (1880 - 1931)*
      Sarah Higley Holst (1881 - 1931)*
      Violet Higley Sackett Bird (1884 - 1952)
      Mattie B Higley Alvord (1887 - 1915)*
      Clifford Lee Higley (1893 - 1965)*
      Jesse Woodruff Higley (1895 - 1981)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Note: wife of John Leroy Sackett

      Burial:
      Aultorest Memorial Park
      Ogden
      Weber County
      Utah, USA
      Plot: Sunset-297-6

      Maintained by: A Higley-Swensen
      Originally Created by: Leroy Higley
      Record added: Feb 01, 2009
      Find A Grave Memorial# 33445066

    2. [S1978] Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964, (Family Search) (Reliability: 3), 17 Jul 2018.
      Name John Leroy Sackett
      Event Type Death
      Event Date 29 Jun 1946
      Event Place Dee Hospital, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
      Gender Male
      Birthplace Brigham City, Utah
      SSN 528-10-3913
      Marital Status Married
      Father's Name Samuel Arthur Sackett, b. Rock Island, Ill.
      Mother's Name Mary Peterson, b. Brigham City, Utah
      Spouse's Name Violet Highley, age 61
      Informant Violet Sackett, 857 26th St, Brigham City, Utah
      Burial Autorest Mem. Park, Ogden

      "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XZL4-4GY : 11 September 2015), John Leroy Sackett, 1946.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    3. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 8 Jan 2018.
      Salt Lake Telegram (Salt Lake City, Utah), 28 Jun 1952, page 12

      Violet H. S. Bird

      BRIGHAM CITY--Mes. Violet Higley Sackett Bird, 67, died at her residence Thursday at 10:45 p.m. after a short illness.

      Born in Brigham City, Aug. 30, 1864, she was a daughter of Daniel Lee and Nancy Ann Turpin Higley. She was raised and educated in Brigham City.

      She was married to John. L. Sackett Nov. 1, 1905. They lived in Brigham City for a time and later moved to Black Pine, Ida. Mr. Sackett died in 1946.

      She was married to Henry E. Bird July 20, 1949, in the Logan Temple, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

      Mrs. Bird studied at the Palmer School of Chiropractic, Chicago, and practiced three years at Pana, Ill. She was an active L.D.S. Church member and served in the Primary Assn. and as a Relief Society block teacher.

      Besides her husband, Brigham City, she is survived by a son and a daughter, Clifford W. Sackett and Mrs. Cecil (Ruth) Royster, both of Ogden; the following stepsons and stepdaughters: Mes. Lee Bailey, Pocatello; Mrs. Cassie Briggs, Aberdeen, Ida.; Russell D. Bird, U.S. Army; Cleo Bird, Brigham City, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a sister and two brothers, Mrs. Lorine Walters, Brigham City, Clifford Leo Higley, Salt Lake City, and Jesse W. Higley, Wells, Nev.

      Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. in the Brigham Fourth L.D.S. Ward Chapel by George Nielsen, bishop. Friends may call . . . Burial will be in the Autorest Cemetery, Ogden. . . .

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    4. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com), 29 Aug 2015.
      From Find A Grave Memorial# 24814788
      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=24814788
      Nancy Ann Turpin Higley
      Birth: Oct. 14, 1852
      Salt Lake City
      Salt Lake County
      Utah, USA
      Death: Jan. 26, 1919
      Brigham City
      Box Elder County
      Utah, USA

      Nancy Ann Turpin was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 14, 1852, the third child of Jesse and Jane Smith Turpin. She was born in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, her parents having joined the Church in its infancy. Jesse and Jane were married April 16, 1846 at Nauvoo, Illinois, by Lorenzo Snow.
      Nancy's father Jesse Turpin built the first adobe house in Salt Lake City and ran the first tavern. He was a harness and saddle maker by trade. In the spring of 1852, Jesse left to fill his second mission, going to the West Indies, leaving his wife with two small children and her mother to provide for. On his return home he contracted cholera and died near Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas on June 22, 1854. Her mother had many hardships and sorrows, but was always a faithful member of the Church. She died May 7, 1893 at Salt Lake City.
      Nancy's childhood was spent doing whatever she could do to help her mother. She went to school -- some part of her schooling was on the days that her brother could not go. She hired out as a baby sitter. She stayed for a long time with an elderly lady Mrs. Willis. At times she would tend the children of Mrs. Willis' daughter -- Mrs. Brigham Young, Jr. While staying with Mrs. Willis, Nancy had to stand outdoors to wash the dishes in the winter as well as the summer.
      When Nancy was seven, there was a famine in Salt Lake City. They didn't have any bread for six months. They gathered sego lilies to eat. There was also a white root that grew along the ditch banks which they would gather, boil and fix with butter, salt and pepper, which they thought very tasty. The white root was never found after the famine. They ate greens fixed from several kinds of weeds, such as the mustard and pig weeds. They were thankful when they got bread and vegetables to eat again.
      She well remembered the move south when the Johnston army was going to enter Salt Lake City. They had no way to travel on their own, so her mother's brother Samuel Smith of Brigham City, moved them. When they were returning, the wagon tipped over on the dugway and most of their belongings went into Provo River. Nancy remembered the crickets and grasshoppers as well.
      Nancy's mother had married Samuel Crawford. When she was ten years old, they moved to Brigham City, Utah. Mr. Crawford was the best mechanic in the west, the church would send him from place to place to install machinery and get it in good running order. Nancy always carried her step-fathers lunch to the factory, One day an Indian followed her to the factory. When she had gone in, he crawled under the plank platform in front of the building, waiting for her to come out, but one of the workmen saw him and he was frightened away. The Indian found out where they lived and came to the house wanting to buy the pretty little papoose. They stayed in Brigham a little over a year.
      Nancy's grandmother, Sarah Wooding Smith was the daughter of Lord James and Mary (Dainton) Wooding of England. She was highly educated. She was one of the very first doctors and surgeons in Utah. Although the Utah History does not chronicle the same, she came to Utah September 20, 1848. At age twelve, Nancy helped her grandmother, Sarah Wooding Smith with a serious operation by handing her the necessary instruments and bandages, etc. They took a large portion of a crushed skull from a man's head -- the skull laying against the brain. They removed it and inserted a silver plate. The man recovered and lived to be of old age. Nancy aided her grandmother many times and acquired a great deal of knowledge of medicine.
      While on a trip to Tooele, Nancy met Daniel Lee Higley and later became his wife, April 5, 1871 in Salt Lake City. One year later, they were sealed in the Endowment House. They made their home at Tooele, Utah, for eight years, then settled at Black Pine, Idaho, and later moved to Brigham City, Utah, so their children could attend school. Daniel would go back and forth between the ranch and Brigham and the older children would go out to the ranch in the summer. In 1893, they made the move back to the ranch, their children totaling nine.
      In 1895, Nancy was brought to Brigham City where her tenth child was born.
      In January 1919, Nancy contracted the "flu" which claimed her life on January 26th.
      She was short of statue, with blue eyes and black hair. She was faithful to her religion and an honest person.


      Family links:
      Parents:
      Jesse Turpin (1816 - 1854)
      Jane Louisa Smith Turpin (1827 - 1893)

      Spouse:
      Daniel Lee Higley (1850 - 1919)

      Children:
      Etta May Higley Thompson (1873 - 1937)*
      Daniel William Higley (1874 - 1940)*
      Charles Stacey Higley (1876 - 1949)*
      Nancy Lorean Higley Walters (1878 - 1965)*
      Rose "Ethel" Higley Ralphs (1880 - 1931)*
      Sarah Higley Holst (1881 - 1931)*
      Violet Higley Sackett Bird (1884 - 1952)*
      Mattie B Higley Alvord (1887 - 1915)*
      Clifford Lee Higley (1893 - 1965)*
      Jesse Woodruff Higley (1895 - 1981)*

      Siblings:
      Jesse Richard Smith Turpin (1847 - 1927)*
      Sarah Jane Smith Turpin Budd (1850 - 1922)*
      Nancy Ann Turpin Higley (1852 - 1919)
      Matilda Ann Turpin Maxfield (1853 - 1935)**
      Rosena Julia Van Barker (1858 - 1940)**
      Victoria Cornelia Smith Crawford Strong (1866 - 1923)**
      John William Smith Crawford (1869 - 1948)**

      *Calculated relationship
      **Half-sibling

      Note: wife of Daniel Lee Higley

      Burial:
      Brigham City Cemetery
      Brigham City
      Box Elder County
      Utah, USA
      Plot: B-2-5-5

      Maintained by: A Higley-Swensen
      Originally Created by: Leroy Higley
      Record added: Feb 22, 2008
      Find A Grave Memorial# 24814788

    5. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 17 Jul 2018.
      Ogden Standard Examiner (Ogden, Utah), 30 Jun 1946, page 25

      John LeRoy Sackett

      John LeRoy Snckett, 84, of 857 Twenty-sixth street, church worker and contractor, died at a local hospital at one-thirty p. m. following a two-month illness.

      Mr. Sackett was born in Brigham City, January 16, 1882. a son of Samuel Arthur and Mary Peterson Sackett. His early life was spent in Brigham City, He was married to Violet Higley November 1. 1905, in Brigham City. He moved to Curlew valley, Idaho, where ho engaged in farming. Later he went east and studied a course in chiropractics. practicing for a number of years in Illinois. He came to Ogden in 1925 where he became engaged in the contracting and building trade. He was an active L. D. S. church worker and served as presiding elder in Curlew valley and in Ogden. was a member the high priests' quorum of the L. D. S. Twenty-fourth ward. Mount Ogden stake. He also acted as chairman of the quorum.

      Surviving are his widow of Ogden; one son, Clifford W. Sackett. Ogden: a daughter, Cecil Royster, Ogd3n; six grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: Estress M. Sackett, Orval Sackett, William Sackett, Mrs. Laura Gilbert, Mrs. Ella Johnson, of Brigham City; Ephraim Snckett, and Mrs. Maud Lehnherr, Salt Lake City; John Sackett, Orem; Irvin Sackett, Boulder, Colo.; Golden Sackett, Santa Paula, Calif.; Harry Sackett, California; Mrs. Annetta Hudson, Los Angeles, Calif.: Mrs. Julia Jones, Provo: Mrs. Mary E. Gilbert, Ogden, and Mrs. Ruby Ockey, Rock Springs. Wyo.

      The body is at the mortuary, 3408 Washington,

      Transcribed by Ted Smith


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