Ella Doreen Sackett

FatherLeonard Sackett (1869-1917)
MotherMartha Laetitia Sweeney (1873-1962)
Marriage1926, Lismore, New South WalesGJohn William Axtens2,3
Ella Doreen Sackett, daughter of Leonard Sackett and Martha Laetitia Sweeney, was born in Cooma, New South Wales, AustraliaG, in 1902.1 She married at the Methodist Church, Lismore, New South WalesG, on 7 June 1926, John William Axtens, son of H Axtens.2,3
     Ella competed in the Lismore Musical Festival in 1923, singing in the mezzo soprano and solo class.4

Children of Ella Doreen Sackett and John William Axtens

Children who are or may be living are not shown.

At the Methodist Church, Lismore, on June 7, the wedding of Miss Ella Sackett, eldest daughter of the late L. Sackett and Mrs. Sackett, of Cathcart-street, Lismore and Mr. J. W. Axtens, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Axtens, of Mosman, was celebrated by the Rev. S. Bonnor. The bride, who was given away by her godfather, Mr. J. A. Perkins, was gowned in ivory chenille satin, trimmed with silver buckles. Her veil and train were of cut tulle, and she wore sprays of orange blossom in her hair. Silver flowers and leaves decorated the train, which was carried by little Dorothy Sweeney, who was dressed in pink satin and silver lace. The bride's bouquet was of eucharist lilies and ferns. The bridesmaids were Miss Winnie Sweeney, in pale pink georgette, with a tulle head-dress, and Miss Gwen Axtens, who wore pale blue georgette, trimmed with ribbon of a deeper shade. She wore a tulle bandeau to match. Both maids carried posies of pale blue and pink sweet peas. Mr. Ian Axtens was best man and Mr. Frank Sackett was groomsman. The reception was held at Cullinga, Cathcart-street, Lismore. The bride's mother received the guests in a black morocain ensemble. The bride travelled in a two piece ensemble of lupin blue pussywillow and a hat en suite.

The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 Jul 1926, p 6

 Notes & Citations

  1. "Australia birth index, 1788-1922" (Ancestry transcript), "1902, Ella D Sackett, d. Leonard Sackett & Martha L, Cooma, NSW, reg. 30914."
  2. The Sydney Herald, (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), 8 July 1926, p. 6.
  3. "Australia marriage index, 1788-1949" (Ancestry transcript), "1926, John W Axtens & Ella D Sackett, Lismore, New South Wales, reg. 11441."
  4. The Sydney Herald, 27 September 1923, p. 10,
    "Lismore Musical Festival
    Lismore's eleventh annual musical festival was officially opened last night by Mr. George Nesbitt, M.L.A., who was accompanied by Mrs. Nesbitt. There was a large gathering, which included visitors from all parts of the district ….Results:– … Mezzo Soprano and solo (16 and over). Miss Enid Moore (Murwillumbah), Miss A. Howell (Lismore) and Miss Ella Sackett (Lismore), 83."
Sackett line9th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
1st cousin 9 times removed of Simon Sackett the colonist
ChartsDescendants of Jeremiah Sackett
Sackett Family Association descendants
Barry Axtens.
Last Edited24 Feb 2023

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