Person:Hannah Sackett (1)

Hannah Derby Sackett
d.18 Apr 1903 New Haven, CT
Facts and Events
Name Hannah Derby Sackett
Alt Name[1] Hannah HUME
Alt Name[2] Hannah Hume
Gender Female
Birth? 3 Jun 1816 West Springfield, Mass
Alt Birth[3] 1816 Massachusetts
Marriage 25 Mar 1839 West Springfield, Massto Robert Wilson Hume
Other? 1839 Board "Waverly" for BombayMission (ABCFM)
Other? 11 Apr 1855 Arrive Boston on "Springback"Mission (ABCFM)
Residence[4] 1860 Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
Residence[5] 1880 New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
Death? 18 Apr 1903 New Haven, CT

Mcrae lists her name as Hannah Derby (Berg) Sackett and states they were married in Hamden, MA.

"It is impossible to give in detail the careers of the score of devoted men and women who have carried the message of this church into the uttermost parts of the world. Again a second volume would be required. Chronologically they cover most of the period of the history of modern missions. For this church the record began and is still continuing in the work of the Hume family. The first one, Mrs. Robert W. Hume (1816-1903) was not a member when she sailed with her husband in March, 1839, for Bombay. After fifteen years they were obliged to return to America because of Mr. Hume's health. He died at sea, leaving his wife with six children. She went to her old home in West Springfield, where she remained until it was time for her sons to go to college. The family came to New Haven and in 1864 she and two children, Robert and Sarah, joined the Third Church, the other children joining later. Mrs. Hume became a teacher in the Sunday School, was one of the organizers of the Young Women's Christian Association and helped in the City Mission, but her greatest service was in the missionary work which she soon found to be done at home. In 1870 a meeting in a New Haven parlor of seven women of whom she was one led to the founding of the New Haven Branch of the Woman's Board. To it she gave thirty-two years of service as truly missionary as her years in India had been. By her addresses and her letters to the young societies which were springing up all over Connecticut, she aroused them to the need of the world. For thirty-two years she was Corresponding Secretary of the Branch, in later years most ably helped by her daughter, Mrs. Katharine Hume Miller. It was rightly said of her that "By her life and through those whom she has raised up for service she set forces in operation felt on two continents which make for the redemption of the world." Of her fifteen years in India it should be said that a large portion of her time and that of her husband was given to organizing schools. They started about forty, chiefly day schools, in Bombay and the nearer regions. For ten years Mrs. Hume "carried on in her own home a boarding school for girls. When a son, Edward, returned to India, in 1877, he reopened it at the persuasion of former pupils and it developed into one of the leading High Schools in the Marathi Mission, the Byculla High School with over six hundred pupils."

HUCNW pp86-87

  1. 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. 1860 United States Federal Census.
  4. 1860 United States Federal Census.
  5. 1880 United States Federal Census.