Sonora/Lenora "Nora" Sackett

FatherArchibald Wilson Sackett (1822-1889)
MotherMahala T Burcham
Marriage1878, Fort Scott, Bourbon County, KansasGThomas Coleman Harris1,4
Sonora/Lenora "Nora" Sackett, daughter of Archibald Wilson Sackett and Mahala T Burcham, was born in IllinoisG on 24 November 1856.1,2 She died aged 31 in Walkerton, Bourbon County, KansasG, on 13 July 1888.3 She married at Fort Scott, Bourbon County, KansasG, on 10 February 1878, Thomas Coleman Harris.1,4 Thomas was born in TennesseeG on 12 December 1852.5,6 He died aged 33 in Godfrey, Bourbon CountyG, on 5 January 1886 and was buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Fort ScottG.6
     In 1860 Sonora/Lenora was living in Wright, Wayne County, IowaG, in the household of her parents Wilson and Mahala, and was recorded in the census as Senora Sacket, aged four and born in Illinois.7
     In 1880 she was living in Butler, Bates County, MissouriG, in the household of her husband Thomas Harris, 27, a freight worker, and was recorded as Lenora Harris, aged 24. Living with them were their twin sons, Riley and Wiley, aged one.8

Children of Sonora/Lenora "Nora" Sackett and Thomas Coleman Harris

Harris.—Of consumption, near Godfrey, Kas., Thomas C. Harris, aged 33 years. Mr. Harris was a great sufferer for seven months. He was a kind father, an affectionate husband, and a good citizen. He died trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ as his only hope of eternal life. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn their loss. The funeral was at the house of A. W. Sackctt, and the remains interred in Evergreen cemetery.

The Fort Scott Weekly Tribune, Fort Scott, Kansas, 14 Jan 1886, p 8

Harris—Near Godfrey, January 5, 1886, Thomas C. Harris, of consumption; aged thirty-three years. He was a great sufferer but died resigned and with a clear hope in Christ. He was a kind father, an affectionate husband, and a good citizen. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn their loss. The remains were interred in Evergreen cemetery. Funeral services by J. A. Richards, Fort Scott."

Fort Scott Daily Monitor, Fort Scott, Kansas, 14 Jan 1886, p 4

Harris—Mrs. Senora Harris, of Walkerton, died last night. Deceased was a daughter of T. Sackett.

Fort Scott Daily Tribune and Fort Scott Weekly Tribune, Fort Scott, Kansas, 14 Jul 1888

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "6431. Sonora T. Sackett, b. Nov. 24, 1856; m. Thomas Harris."
  2. There is doubt about the name. The handwriting on the records is ambiguous, the clearest being "S L" but initials only on her marriage certificate. She is named as Nora on her son Riley's obituary.
  3. Obituary.
  4. "Kansas, County Marriages, 1811–1911" (Ancestry image), "Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas, 10 Feb 1878, T C Harris, 25, of Scott Tp, Bourbon County; to Miss S L Sackett, 20, of Drywood Tp, Bourbon Tp. By William Mosgrave, JP."
  5. Census.
  6. Find a Grave.
  7. 1860 United States Federal Census, Roll: M653_344; Page: 52; Family History Library Film: 803344
    Wright, Wayne County, Iowa, 26 Jun 1860
    Sacket, Wilson, 40, farmer, real estate $200, personal estate $100, b. IN [presume enumeration error for KY; "Ind" was dittoed from preceding entry]
    Sacket, Mahalah, 30, b. IL
    Sacket, James, 6, b. IL
    Sacket, Senora, 4, b. IL
    Sacket, William, 2, b. IL
    Perigo, Wesley, 27, teamster, b. KY.
  8. 1880 United States Federal Census, Roll: 673; Family History Film: 1254673; Page: 195C; Enumeration District: 158 (CRS)
    Butler, Bates County, Missouri, 5 Jun 1880
    Harris, Thomas, head, 27, freighting, b. TN, father b. blank, mother b. TN
    Harris, Lenora, wife, 24, keeping house, b. IL, father b. KY, mother b. IN
    Harris, Riley, son, 1, twin, b. MO
    Harris, Wiley, son, 1, twin, b. MO.
Sackett line8th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Brandy Harris-Hodnett and Mary Graff.
Last Edited17 Mar 2021
Sackett Database2868 Lenora T Sackett

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