Martha A Sackett

FatherEleazer Curtis Sackett (1802-1889)
MotherPatty Sackett (1804-1892)
Marriage1852, Summit County, OhioGJohn Putman1,3
Martha A Sackett, daughter of Eleazer Curtis Sackett and Patty Sackett, was born in Tallmadge, Summit County, OhioG, on 14 March 1832.1,2 She died aged 82 at her daughter Grace's home at 834 Oak Street, Quincy, Adams County, IllinoisG, on 23 March 1914.2 She married in Summit County, OhioG, on 25 October 1852, John Putman, son of Cornelius Putman and Gertrude Van Horne.1,3 John was born in New York StateG on 20 September 18284 and baptized at the Reformed Church of Caughnawaga, Fonda, Montgomery County, New York StateG, on 30 September 1828.5 John died aged 91 in Chicago, IllinoisG, on 29 August 1920 and was buried at Paris, Edgar County, IllinoisG.6
     In 1860 Martha was living in Beardstown, Cass County, IllinoisG, in the household of her husband John Putman, 31, a jeweler, and was recorded in the census as Martha Putman, aged 27. Living with them were their children, Mattie, 5, and Carrie, aged two.7
     In 1870 she was living in Rushville, Schuyler County, IllinoisG, in the household of her husband John, 41, a jeweler, and was recorded as Marth [sic] Putman, aged 37. Living with them were their children, Martha, 15, Carrie, 12, Homer, 6, Grace, 2, and Cornelius, aged five months. Also in the household were a young male jeweler, perhaps an apprentice, a female domestic, and a male laborer.8
     In 1880 she was living in RushvilleG in the household of her husband John, 51, and was recorded as Martha A Putman, aged 48. Living with them were their children, Martha, 25, Homer, 16, Grace, 12, Cornelius, 10, and Nina, aged seven.9
     In 1900 Martha was living at Broadway Street, Lovington, Moultrie County, IllinoisG, in the household of her husband John, 71, and was recorded in the census as Martha Putman, aged 67. Their son Homer, 36, was living with them.10
     In 1910 she was living at West Madison Street, Paris, Edgar County, IllinoisG, in the household of her daughter Nina and son-in-law O T Merkle, and was recorded as Martha Putman, aged 78. Her husband John, 81, was with her.11

Children of Martha A Sackett and John Putman

Were Married 61 Years Ago
Mr. and Mrs. John Putman Quietly Celebrated Anniversary at Home of Daughter, Mrs. Edward Black, Saturday.
Saturday, October 25, 1913, rounded out the sixty-first year of married life for Mr. and Mrs. John Putman, who every winter for four years have resided at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Edward Black, 834 Oak street. On account of the feeble health of Mrs. Putman, who is in her eighty-first year, the day was only quietly celebrated, but many messages of congratulation and felicitation were received from relatives and friends in this city and other places. Mr. Putman has passed his 85th birthday, but notwithstanding his age, is hale and hearty, not having been ill in forty-seven years. His mind is as clear as a man of middle age and he takes a keen interest in the affairs of the day. Mr. and Mrs. Putman are consistent Presbyterians and the former attends his bible class and church as regularly today as he has all his life.
     Mrs. Putman, on account of having suffered a stroke of paralysis, is not able to be out. She is lovingly and tenderly cared for by her husband and children and her cheerfulness and content despite her sufferings make her an example of patience to all who know her.
     The worthy couple spends the summer time with another daughter, Mrs. O. T. Merkle, of Paris, Ill., and in the latter city as well as in Quincy and numerous other places where they have resided in the past, they have many warm friends. Besides Mrs. Black and Mrs. Merkle, they have two other children, Homer C. Putman, of North Dakota, and Mrs. E. P. Vail, of Chicago.
     On October 25, 1852, Mr. Putman took as his bride Miss Martha A Sackett, a young school teacher of Beardstown, Ill. The bride's parental home was in Talmadge, Ohio, and she came to Illinois to teach in 1851. That same year she made the acquaintance of Mr. Putman and the following year became his bride. Mr. Putman is a native of New York state, his birthplace having been near Schenectady. He came west with his parents when a child, Illinois having been his home 82 years. Mr. Putman was a jeweler for over 50 years, having been an especially expert watch maker. He also invented a number of useful articles. Mr. and Mrs. Putman lived for 15 years after their marriage in Beardstown and then removed to Rushville, where they lived for 15 years. They then returned to Beardstown and later to Lovington, Ill. They made their home at the latter place until four years ago, when on account of Mrs. Putman's declining health, they went to live with their daughters. Quincy has two worthy remarkable people as its residents in Mr. and Mrs. Putman for they have lived through the greater part of a century that is one of the greatest in the world's history.

Quincy Journal, Illinois, 27 Oct 1913, p 7

Mrs. John Putman Died Last Night
Aged Mother of Mrs. E. F. Black Died at Daughter's Home of Uremic Poisoning.
     Mrs. John Putman died last evening at 8 o'clock at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Putman had been an invalid for the past four and a half years owing to paralysis, but her condition did not become serious until a week ago Sunday, when uremic poisoning developed and this caused her death.
     Mrs. Putman was born March 14, 1832, in Talmadge, Ohio, as the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eleazer C. Sackett. After receiving a thorough education she took up teaching and while engaged in this work at Beardstown, Ill., in 1851, she met Mr. Putman. On October 25, 1852, they were married at Akron, O. After their honeymoon they returned to Beardstown, where they resided for fifteen years, and then removed to Rushville. After making this place their home for fifteen years, they returned to Beardstown, from where they later removed to Lovington, where they resided until Mrs. Putman was stricken with paralysis. They had made their home since with their daughters, Mrs. O. T. Merkel of Paris, Ill., and Mrs. Black of this city.
     Of nine children born to them, four survive with the bereaved husband, to whom the deceased had been a loving wife for more than sixty-one years. The surviving children are: Mrs. E. P. Vail of Chicago, Mrs. O. T. Merkle of Paris, Ill., Mrs. E. F. Black of Quincy and Homer C. Putman of North Dakota.
     Mrs. Putman was a member of the Congregational church at Beardstown. The funeral will be held at Lovington, but the arrangements have not yet been completed.

Quincy Daily Herald, Illinois, 24 Mar 1914, p 7

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "3842. Martha O. Sacket, b. Mar. 14, 1832; m. John Pitman."
  2. Obituary, researched by Myra Roper.
  3. "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789–2016" (FamilySearch image), "25 Oct 1852, Summit, Ohio, John Putman; and Martha A Sackett, of Portage Township, by license granted to E C Sackett, 10 Oct 1852."
  4. Death record.
  5. "U.S., Dutch Reformed Church Records in Selected States, 1639-1989" (Ancestry image), Baptisms Register, Reformed Church of Caughnawaga, Fonda, New York, "30 Sep 1828, John C. Putman, father Cornelius V. Putman, mother Gertrude Van Horne."
  6. "Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916–1947" (Ancestry transcript), "Putman, John, of 3204 Sheridan Road, b. New York, 20 Sep 1828, d. Chicago, Cook, Illinois, 29 Aug 1920, bur. Paris, Illinois, spouse Martha A. Putman, father Cornelius Putman, b. New York, mother Gertrude Van Korn, b. New York."
  7. 1860 United States Federal Census, Page 238, FHL film
    Beardstown, Cass, Illinois
    Putman, John, 31, jeweler?, real estate $2000?, personal estate $3000, b. NY
    Putman, Martha, 27, b. OH
    Putman, Mattie, 5, b. IL
    Putman, Carrie, 2, b. IL
    Miller, Minnie, 16, b. Germany.
    [image faint]
  8. 1870 United States Federal Census, Roll M593_276, p 198B, FHL film
    Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, 8 Jul 1870
    Putman, John, 41, jeweler, real estate $2000, personal estate $800, b. NY
    Putman, Marth, 37, keeping house, b. OH
    Putman, Martha G, 15, b. IL
    Putman, Carrie, 12, b. IL
    Putman, Homer C, 6, b. IL
    Putman, Grace E, 2, b. IL
    Putman, Cornelius, 5/12, b. IL
    Hart, William F, 18, jeweler, b. IL
    Thompson, Caroline, 24, domestic, b. IL
    Ramsey, George, 20, laborer, b. IL.
  9. 1880 United States Federal Census, Roll 250, p 468C, Enumeration District 273
    Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois
    Putman, John, head, 51, jeweler, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Putman, Martha A., wife, 48, keeping house, b. OH, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Putman, Martha G., daughter, 25, teacher, b. IL, father b. NY, mother b. OH
    Putman, Homer, son, 16, at home, b. IL, father b. NY, mother b. OH
    Putman, Grace, daughter, 12, at home, b. IL, father b. NY, mother b. OH
    Putman, Cornelius, son, 10, b. IL, father b. NY, mother b. OH
    Putman, Nina, daughter, 7, b. IL, father b. NY, mother b. OH.
  10. 1900 United States Federal Census, Page 5, Enumeration District 0100, FHL microfilm 1240332
    Broadway Street, Lovington, Moultrie, Illinois, 6 Jun 1900
    Putman, John, head, b. Sep 1828, 71, m. 48y, jeweler, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Putman, Martha, wife, b. Mar 1833, 67, m. 48y, 9 ch, 4 living, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Putman, Homer, son, b. Nov 1863, 36, salesman, b. IL, father b. NY, mother b. CT.
  11. 1910 United States Federal Census, Roll T624_286, p 18A, Enumeration District 0048, FHL microfilm 1374299
    W Madison St, Paris Ward 1, Edgar, Illinois, 28 Apr-3 May 1910
    Merkle, O T, head, 50, m1. 16y, president & mgr, broom factory, b. IL, father b. Germany, mother b. IL, home owned
    Merkle, Nina, wife, 36, m1. 16y, no ch, b. IL, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Putman, John, father-in-law, 81, m1. 51y, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Putman, Martha, mother-in-law, 78, m1. 51y, 2 ch, 1 living [sic], b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Freeman, Lillian, servant, 32, servant, private family, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL.
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