Bennett, Ida M.

Bennett, Ida M.

Female 1854 - 1949  (95 years)

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  • Name Bennett, Ida M. 
    Born 1854  Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Residence 20 Nov 1939  Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 9 Aug 1949  Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Buried Oakland Cemetery, Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I9125  Sackett
    Last Modified 21 Dec 2020 

    Family 1 Sackett, William E.,   b. 1849, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1919, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Sackett, John Bennett,   b. 26 Nov 1873, Northfield, Rice, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1939, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     2. Sackett, Clinton W.,   b. 18 Jun 1888, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1972, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F3745  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Porter, Herbert Phelps,   b. 1855, Princeton, Bureau, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1938, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Last Modified 20 Dec 2020 
    Family ID F24818  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1854 - Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, John Bennett - 26 Nov 1873 - Northfield, Rice, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Clinton W. - 18 Jun 1888 - Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 20 Nov 1939 - Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Aug 1949 - Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Street/Feature Village/Neighborhood/Community Township/Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Photos
    Ida Bennett (1854-1949)
    Ida Bennett (1854-1949)
    Ida Bennett Sackett Porter. This image accompanied an article in the Minneapolis Star on 7 Mar 1949, a few months before her death.

  • Notes 
    • Weygant has her surname as BENNETT and as BURNETT
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      Death certificate of her son, Clinton W. Sackett has maiden name as Bennett.
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      1880 census; Northfield, Rice, Minnesota«tab» Film T9-0632 Page 281C
      Ida M. SACKETT, Wife, F, M, W, 26, WI, Keeping House, NY, NY
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      Year: 1900; Census Place: St Paul Ward 6, Ramsey, Minnesota;
      Roll: T623 784; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 112.
      June 12, 1900
      717/249/253
      Sackett, Ida M, Wife, W, F, Apr 1854, 46, M, 27, 2,2, Wisconsin, New York, New York
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      Year: 1910; Census Place: St Paul Ward 6, Ramsey, Minnesota;
      Roll: T624_719; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 86; Image: 319.
      April 16, 1910
      717/100/102
      Sackett, Ida M, Wife, F, W, 56, M1, 37, 2, 2, Wisconsin, New York, New York, English, None
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      SACKETT, IDA E.«tab»CertID#1944-MN-025283
      Date of Birth: not indexed
      Place of Birth: not indexed
      Mother Maiden Name: not indexed
      Date of Death: 07/24/1944
      County of Death: RAMSEY

  • Sources 
    1. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 20 Dec 2020.
      The Minneapolis Star (Minneapolis, Minnesota), 7 Mar 1949, Page 8

      NORTHFIELD SAGA

      Jesse James' Gang Interrupted Dinner
      By EDWARD SOIAZFER
      Minneapolis Star Staff Writer

      WHEN THE SHOOTING started in Northfield, Minn., that September afternoon in 1876, Mrs. Ida Bennett Porter was in her aunt's farm home, helping prepare a threshers' supper.

      "The bank's being robbed," shouted one horseman galloping down the road.

      The farmers, who had been pooling their harvest work as usual, ran in from the field. They passed up the two kinds of meat being prepared, grabbed pieces of cake from the loaded table, harnessed horses to buggies and were off for town.

      "Bodies all over the street," shouted another man as he rode past the house.

      Mrs. Porter and her aunt, whom she was assisting during the harvest season, looked at the bushel of potatoes they had peeled, thought of all the hours of baking going for naught, and went Into action themselves.

      They harnessed up another team and went to town to see what all the shooting was about.

      The town was in an uproar. Outlaws Bill Stiles and Clel Miller had been shot to death on the street as townsmen defended their bank from a raid by members of the Younger-James gang.

      Dead also was Joseph Heywood, bank clerk, shot through the head by one of the outlaws. An innocent bystander, Nick Gustavson, died later from a wound suffered In the exchange of bullets.

      Townspeople were forming posses to hunt down the six outlaws who escaped but Mrs. Porter went back to her cooking and baking.

      Frank, James and Cole Younger were cornered in a hideaway in Watonwan county and served long terms at Stillwater prison. Outlaw Charlie Pitts was killed resisting arrest. Two men, assumed to be Jesse and Frank James, escaped. Jesse James was slain by a member of his own gang in 1882. Frank James later went respectable In a Wild West show and died in bed in 1916.

      Mrs. Porter, now residing at 316 Clifton avenue, said that so far as she is concerned nothing very exciting happened after that in Northfield.

      They built the big Odd Fellows home on the outskirts of Northfield but they removed the horse watering trough that had graced, as long as she could remember, old Bridge Square.

      And Carleton and St. Olaf colleges continued to grow.

      Mrs. Porter, born in Racine, Wis., in 1854, had gone with her family to Hastings, then the big river town serving an area for hundreds of miles around.

      Her father was a bootmaker who thought the country being opened up should offer even more opportunities than Wisconsin. From Hastings her father and his brothers investigated the surrounding country and eventually settled on the Cannon river in the Northfield area.

      There they built their log cabins, which always were roughly chinked but had board flooring. One of the homes in which Mrs. Porter lived still stands in Northfield.

      In another, a younger sister was horn, probably the first white child born in Northfield. Now 93, she is living in Montana.

      Indians camped on the hills back of the Cannon river and foraged among the settlers, mooching a loaf of fresh bread here and a little meat there.

      They could smell baking bread at a considerable distance, Mrs. Porter said.

      Mrs. Porter said her biggest thrill, next to the bank raid, came when the family discarded oxen and purchased a team of fast horses.

      "And I'd still like to go for a buggy ride," she said, "if I didn't have to stay In bed most of the time."

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    2. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 20 Dec 2020.
      Memorial ID 135373590
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/135373590

      Ida M. Porter
      Birth 1854
      Death 9 Aug 1949 (aged 94?95)
      Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
      Burial
      Oakland Cemetery
      Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA

      Researched by Ted Smith

    3. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 20 Dec 2020.
      Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota), 22 Nov 1939, Page 5

      JOHN J. SACKETT

      Services for John J. Sackett, 66, of 268 South Milton street, St Pau, superintendent at the Riverview postal station in St Paul, who died Monday, will be today at 3:30 p. m. in the Kesler and McGuire funeral chapel, St Paul. He leaves his wife, Susie; two sons, Harlam and Raymond; a daughter, Lucille; his mother, Mrs. Ida Sackett Porter of St. Paul, and a brother, Clinton W. of Minneapolis.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    4. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 20 Dec 2020.
      The Minneapolis Star (Minneapolis, Minnesota), 10 Aug 1949, Page 40

      MRS. IDA M. PORTER, 95, of 316 Clifton avenue, died Tuesday night at her home.

      Surviving are a son, Clinton VV. Sackett, Minneapolis; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

      Services will be 8 p.m. Thursday at Werness Brothers chapel, with burial in Oakland cemetery, St. Paul.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    5. [S2126] Minnesota, U.S., Death Index, 1908-2017, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 20 Dec 2020.
      Name: Ida M Porter
      Record Type: Death
      Death Date: 9 Aug 1949
      Death Place: Hennepin
      Death Registration Date: 1949
      Certificate Number: 022007
      Record Number: 1102457

      Researched by Ted Smith


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