1914 Delaware County History pgs. 20-21
Harry T. Sackett
Harry T. Sackett is the owner of the Twin Oaks Farm, which comprises
one hundred and eleven acres on sections 25 and 26, Honey Creek township. It is devoted to the general cultivation of grains
and to the raising of graded stock. Mr. Sackett was
born in Clayton county, Iowa, July 10. 1860, and is one of a
family of seven children whose parents were Charles T. and Phoebe (Baldwin) Sackett.
The father and mother were both natives of New England but were married in Ohio and in the early '50s settled in
Clayton county, Iowa. In 1872 they came to Delaware county, taking
up their abode near Oneida, where the father carried on
general farming and also engaged in raising graded stock. He was much
interested in public affairs and his aid and support could be counted upon to
further measures and movements for the general good. He passed away in 1893 and
his wife died in 1899, being laid to rest by his side in the Edgewood cemetery.
five sons and two daughters, four are yet living. The record is as follows:
Moses and Charles, both of whom are deceased; Willis, a resident of Strawberry
Point; Lysander, of Arlington; Laura, the wife of Charles Smith;
Mary, the deceased wife of Lester Clark; and Harry T., of this review.
named spent the first twelve years of his life in his native county and then
accompanied his parents on their removal to Delaware county, acquiring his education in
the public schools of both counties. When
not busy with his text-books he worked with his father in the fields upon the
home place and when about twenty-five years of age he started out in life on
his own account, cultivating a rented farm for a time and afterward purchasing
property. Today he is the owner of one hundred and eleven acres and the Twin
Oaks Farm is one of the pleasing features of the landscape. He has added to it
many modern improvements and his methods of cultivating the soil are
progressive and accord with the advanced ideas of scientific farming.
Mr. Sackett was married March 20, 1888, to Miss Lily May Martin, a daughter
of George W. and Mary Ann (Scrivens) Martin of Honey
Creek township, and the little daughter born of this
union was buried with the mother in February, 1889. On the
9th of August, 1893, Mr. Sackett was united in marriage to Mrs.
Hattie Bryans, the widow of John Bryans and a daughter of Elisha
and Jane (Clugston) Miller. By her first marriage she
had a daughter, Carrie, who is now the wife of Harry Coon. By the second marriage
there have been born four children, as follows: Harry E., who passed away on the
6th of December, 1895; Harold T., who died February 4, 1898; Lilly May, whose demise occurred June
and Howard Carl, who was born on the 11th of September, 1903. The Miller family
were among the early settlers of this part of the state. Mrs. Sackett's father came from New York and her mother from Indiana, and they were married in Delaware county on the
12th of April, 1857. Their remaining days were passed in Delaware county and
they were numbered among its citizens of sterling worth. They had six children,
five of whom, together with the parents, now sleep in the Greeley cemetery.
and Mrs. Sackett are widely known in Honey Creek township and in other parts of the county. He has lived in Delaware county for
forty-two years and has therefore witnessed much of its growth, development and
improvement. His interest has led to cooperation in many plans for the public
good and at the same time he has carefully managed and conducted his business
affairs, so that both his farming and stock-raising interests have brought to
him a substantial measure of success.
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