Last Sad Rites Given For Harry Sackman, Summum

Harry Sackman, son of Leonard and Malinda Tyra Sackman, was born near Sheldons Grove, Ill., May 1st, 1886 and grew to manhood amid the scenes of his childhood. He was aged 42 years, 1 month and 12 days.

On July 17, 1918 he was united in marriage to Berniece Samuell of Pleasant township, Fulton county, Illinois. To this union were born two children, Charles Robert and Harriet Valentine, who with the wife, survive.

After his marriage he moved to the Charles Butler farm in Kerton township where he delighted in aiding nature produce abundant crops and could always be found at his work until ill health forced him to give up his chosen work. However, he bore his sufferings without a murmur, cheerful to the end.

He was taken to a Galesburg hospital for treatment and an operation with the hope of getting relief. On Wednesday, following the operation, he passed away.

Besides his wife and children, he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Ben Sackman and Mrs. Corda Dixon, Bluff City; Mrs. Della Butler, Abingdon; Mrs. Bessie Hamm of Peoria; Ed Sackman, Monmouth; Mrs. Ethel Spink, Albuquerque, N. M.; one half brother, George Sackman of Sheldons Grove and two half sisters, Mrs. Flora Parks, Peoria and Mrs. Luretta Diggins, Concord.

Thirteen years ago he united with the U. B. church at Marbletown.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Summum Christian church, conducted by Rev. John Davis. Burial in the Summum cemetery.


Published in the Astoria Argus-Searchlight on 6/20/1928

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