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Sackett, Edith, 1901-1987



  • Existence: 1901 - 1987


Edith Sackett was born on June 9, 1901 to William C. and Elizabeth Rose Murphy. She earned a B.A. at Drake University and completed some advanced work at Northwestern University in speech. She married Wilber Sackett in 1927, lived in Spencer, Iowa, and taught English and speech for many years at Everly High School. The Sacketts were the Drake Parents of the Year in 1959, and Edith Sackett was the Iowa Mother of the Year in 1969. Sackett was inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame in 1984.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Edith Sackett papers

Identifier: IWA0676

Schoolteacher and Iowa Mother of the Year, 1969.

Dates: 1959-1975