Eliza Sackett

FatherElisha W Sackett (1794-1848)
MotherElizabeth Voyles (1807-1854)
Birth1826, IllinoisG,1
Death1926, Siloam Springs, ArkansasG,2
Marriage1842James G Denny3
Eliza Sackett, daughter of Elisha W Sackett and Elizabeth Voyles, was born in IllinoisG on 30 August 1826.1 She died in Siloam Springs, ArkansasG, on 19 September 1926 at the age of 100 years and twenty days2 and was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Siloam SpringsG. She married on 22 May 1842, James G Denny.3 James was born in IllinoisG in about 1821.
     In 1880 Eliza was living in Union, Woodbury County, IowaG, and was recorded in the census as Eliza Denny, aged 54 and born in Illinois, wife of James G Denny, a farmer. Also in the household were their son Jackson Denny, his wife Arminda, and grandchildren Vivie, Viola, and Bertha.4

Child of Eliza Sackett and James G Denny

  • Jackson Denny4 b. c 1847

100-Year-Old Woman Dies 20 Days After Celebrating Birthday
(Special News Service)
Siloam Springs, Ark., Sept. 22 [1926]
Just 20 days after celebrating her one-hundredth anniversary, Mrs. James D. Denny, residing east of Siloam Springs, died suddenly at her home Sunday morning. Mrs. Denny, despite her age, had been in excellent health, and her death came as a shock.
     One hundred and thirteen direct descendants, including her five daughters, survive her. Her four oldest daughters, whose ages range from 76 to 83 years, live in Siloam Springs, three of them living with Mrs. Denny. The fifth daughter, Mrs Percie Chausee, Fargo N.D., 63, was in Siloam Springs at the time of Mrs. Denny's death, having remained for a visit with her sisters and mother after celebration of the centenarian's birthday. The other daughters are Mrs. Susan Bennett, Mrs. Sarah Bennett, Mrs. Amanda Bennett, and Mrs. Emma Page.
     Thirty grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 32 great-great-granchildren are still living. All five generations were represented at Mrs. Denny's birthday celebration, at which 28 descendants were present. The descendants are scattered over practically every state in the middle west.
     Mrs. Denny, whose maiden name was Miss Eliza Sackett, was born in Madison county, Ill., Aug. 30, 1826. At the age of 16 she married James D. Denny. Her husband was for a time a freighter between Illinois and the Pacific coast in a day when the Indians controlled the intervening territory, and he took part in the Colorado gold rush. Denny died 22 years ago at an age of more than 80 years. Mrs. Denny had been a resident of Siloam Springs for more than 20 years. Ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Denny, of whom only the five daughters survive.
     Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, with Rev. A.L. Cline, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, South, in charge. Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Sackett database.
  2. Siloam Springs newspaper.
  3. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900, "Denny, James G/ Sackett, Levisa 05/22/1842 Licence 006/0055 00000163 Madison County."
  4. 1880 United States Federal Census, FHL 1254370 NA T9-0370/268B
    Union, Woodbury, Iowa
    James G. DENNY, head, married, 59, b. IL, farmer, father b. TN, mother b. GA
    Eliza DENNY, wife, 54, b. IL, keeping house, father b. VT, mother b. IL
    Jackson DENNY, son, married, 33, b. IL, works on farm, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    Arminda DENNY, dau-in-law, 32, b. MI, father b. NJ, mother b. NY
    Vivie DENNY, grandson, 7, b. IA, father b. IL, mother b. MI
    Viola DENNY, granddau, 4, b. IA, father b. IL, mother b. MI
    Bertha DENNY, granddau, 1, b. IA, father b. IL, mother b. MI.
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Last Edited24 Apr 2024

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