SACKMIRE, Gephart - Fountain County INGenWeb Project

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Source: Found in old scrapbook of Sarah Hazel Morgan Smith

Gephart Sackmire, the oldest son of Simon & Sophia Sackmire was born Feb 24, 1846 and lived almost his entire life in Fountain Co. Feb 13, 1868 he was married to Louisa E Wexler. Their home was brightened with the lives of five children, three boys and two girls. Mrs. Elva Simmons having passed away in Jan 1907. The remianing chidren are: Henry, Albert, Mrs. Mary Hays and Charley all resideing in and near Kingman. Besides the children there are 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He also leaves three brothers, William, John and Thomas and Mrs. Mary Taylor and other relatives and firends. Mr. Sackmire and wife were premitted to live together something more than 50 and two years, but the dear wife was called to her rewared a little more than 4 years ago July 5, 1920. This broke up the home and he has lived with the children since that time. Ever since the death of his companion he has been in failing health and on Monday, Oct 13, 1924 he passed away at the age of 78 years, 7 months and 19 days. He was a most ambitious man and he and his good wife knew some of the hardships of the earlier settlers having to clear the forests for their home. They had to endure much sickness caused by the swampy unheatlthy conditons of the surrounding country but by their earnest and untiring efforts they succeeded in building for themselves a good home where they live duntil age began creeping upon them and they moved to Kingman leaving the son< Albert and family on the farm. He was in this home at the time the Death Angel came. he was a charter member of the New light Christian Church at Freedom having joined in the year 1886 and lived a faithful member sinc tthat time. He was a regular attendant at church so long as his health permitted. He was a good citizen and will be greatly missed by his relatives and friends.

File Created: 2006-Oct-19

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