John Minot Daggett

John Minot Daggett

Male 1818 - 1905  (86 years)

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  • Name John Minot Daggett 
    Born 25 Jun 1818  Temple, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Resided 1820  Strong, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Resided 1836  New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Engaged in whaling for a number of years 
    Resided 1850  Aroostook, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Resided 1853  Linn County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Resided 1860  East Dubuque, Jo Daviess, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Then known as Dunleith, Illinois 
    Resided 1880  Allison, Butler, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Resided 1889  265 W 5th, St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Resided 1890  155 E Congress, St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Resided 1894  25 E 10th, St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Resided 1896  526 Cedar, St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Resided 1900  60 S 13th, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Resided 1903  12 Grove Place, Nicollet Island, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 15 May 1905  12 Grove Place, Nicollet Island, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I157  Default
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2017 

    Father Holmes Stewart Daggett,   b. 11 May 1793, Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1858, Linn County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Mary Hartson Smith,   b. 1784, Oromocto, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1859, Linn County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 31 Oct 1815 
    Family ID F54  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Matilda Cates,   b. 14 Jul 1832, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1911, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 23 Nov 1852  Houlton, Aroostook, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Carmine Belmont Daggett,   b. 15 Oct 1853, Linn County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Walter Scott Daggett,   b. 25 Mar 1857, Linn County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1864, East Dubuque, Jo Daviess, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
    +3. Harry Bertram Daggett,   b. 25 Feb 1859, Linn County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1933, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +4. William Smith Daggett,   b. 22 Jan 1864, East Dubuque, Jo Daviess, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1912, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    +5. Wallace Minot Daggett,   b. 25 Mar 1869, East Dubuque, Jo Daviess, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1962, Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2012 
    Family ID F55  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jun 1818 - Temple, Franklin, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 1820 - Strong, Franklin, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - Engaged in whaling for a number of years - 1836 - New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 1850 - Aroostook, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Nov 1852 - Houlton, Aroostook, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 1853 - Linn County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - Then known as Dunleith, Illinois - 1860 - East Dubuque, Jo Daviess, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 1880 - Allison, Butler, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 1889 - 265 W 5th, St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 1890 - 155 E Congress, St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 1894 - 25 E 10th, St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 1896 - 526 Cedar, St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 1900 - 60 S 13th, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 1903 - 12 Grove Place, Nicollet Island, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 May 1905 - 12 Grove Place, Nicollet Island, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    John Minot Daggett
    John Minot Daggett
    John Minot Daggett, about 1904
    John Minot Daggett, about 1904
    John Minot Daggett photo from St. Paul Globe, 1904

    Histories
    John Minot Daggett (1818-1905)
    John Minot Daggett (1818-1905)

  • Notes 
    • From History of the Doggett/Daggett by Samuel Bradlee Doggett, 1894:

      John Minot Daggett, born Temple, Me., June 25, 1818; resides 155 East Congress street, St. Paul, Minn. (1893); married Houlton, Me., November 23, 1852, Martha Matilda Cates, daughter of Sewall and Rebecca (Bolton) Cates; born Houlton, Me., July 14, 1832. Issue:
      i. Carmen Belmont Daggett, born Linn county, Ia., Oct. 15, 1853
      ii. Harry Bertram Daggett, born Linn county, Ia., Feb. 25, 1857
      iii. Walter Scott Daggett, born Linn county, Ia., March 25, 1859; died Dunleith, Ill., April 8, 1864
      iv. William Smith Daggett, born Dunleith, Ill., January 2, 1864; married and has one son; address, Fargo, N. Dak., care U.S. Marshal's office (1893)
      v. Wallace Minot Daggett, born Dunleith, Ill., March 25, 1869; resides 155 East Congress street, St. Paul, Minn. (1893)

      John M. Daggett left Farmington in 1836 and went to New Bedford, Mass., where he engaged in the whaling business for a number of years. In 1851, he went to Houlton, and in 1853 moved with the rest of the family to Linn county, Ia.

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      1820 US Census, Strong, Somerset, Maine
      Holmes Daggett, head of household which consisted of 5 free white persons:
      3 males under 10 (note: likely William Smith, born 1816; John Minot, born 1818; and Holmes Stewart, born 1820)
      1 male between 26 and 45 (note: likely Holmes)
      1 female between 26 and 45 (note: likely Holmes's wife Mary Hartson Smith)
      1 person in household engaged in agriculture

      1830 US Census, Strong, Somerset, Maine
      Holmes S. Daggett, head of household which consisted of 6 free white persons:
      1 male of five and under ten (note: likely Holmes Jr., born 1820)
      2 males of ten and and under fifteen (note: likely William Smith, born 1816; and John Minot, born 1818)
      1 male of forty and under fifty (note: likely Holmes)
      1 female under five years of age (note: likely Mary Sewall, born 1824)
      1 female of forty and under fifty (note: likely Mary Hartson Smith Daggett, born 1784)

      6 Aug 1841, New Bedford Mercury
      John M. Daggett appears on a list of names of people who have letters waiting for them at the New Bedford post office

      1850 US Census, Aroostook, Houlton County, Maine
      Household headed by Holmes S. Daggett, 57 yo, born in Edgartown, Mass, occupation Cordwainer. Mary H. Daggett, 66 yo, born in Province of N.B. John M. Daggett, 32 yo, born in Temple, Maine, occupation Seaman. Mary F. Daggett, 25 yo, born in Strong, Maine. Holmes S. Daggett, Jr., 30 yo, born in Strong, Maine, occupation Cordwainer. Sarah J. Daggett, 25 yo, born in Hartland, Maine. Mary H. Daggett, 2 yo, born in Houlton, Maine. (ed. note: Cordwainer is an old term for shoemaker)

      15 Jun 1854
      John M. Daggett and Holmes S. Daggett Jr. obtained a land patent for 120 acres in Linn county, Iowa.

      1856 Iowa Census, Maine, Linn County, Iowa
      J.M. Daggett, 37 year old male, married, born NY, in Iowa 3 years. M. M. Daggett, 22 year old female, married, born New Brunswick, in Iowa 3 years. C. Daggett, 2 year old female, born Iowa. (child Carmen).

      1860 US Census, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa
      Household headed by John M. Daggett, 43 yo, born in Maine, occupation Day Laborer. Value of personal estate $100. Matilda M. Daggett, 28 yo female, born in Maine. Carmine B, 6 yo female, born in Iowa. Harry B, 3 yo male, born in Iowa. Walter, 1 yo male, born in Iowa.

      1863 tax records, Dunleith, Illinois
      J.M. Daggett, hotel 1st class, license fee $3.33 for 1 Sept 1863 to 1 May 1864.

      1865 Illinois Census, Dunleith
      Household headed by John M. Daggett. Household includes 3 males under age 20 (Walter Scott, Harry Bertram, William Smith); 3 females age 10-20 (Carmen Belmon and 2 unknown females); 2 females age 20-30 (unknown females); 1 female age 30-40 (wife Martha); and 1 male age 40-50 (John M.)

      1865 tax records, Dunleith, Illinois
      John M. Daggett, paid $31.80 tax on income of $636. Paid $1 tax for 1 carriage. Paid $2 tax for a different carriage. Paid $2 tax on a piano. Total tax $36.80

      1865 tax records, Dunleith, Illinois
      John M. Daggett, hotel keeper, rent $2.50. Paid $15 tax.

      1865 tax records, Dunleith, Illinois
      J.M. Daggett & Co, livery stable keepers. Paid $10 tax.

      1866 tax records, Dunleith, Illinois
      John M. Daggett & Co., hotel keeper. Paid $15 tax.

      1866 tax records, Dunleith, Illinois
      J.M. Daggett. Paid $2 tax on a carriage. Paid $2 tax on a piano. Paid $1 tax on a gold watch.

      1870 US Census, Dunleith, Jo Daviess, Illinois
      Household headed by John M. Daggett, 50 yo, Justice of the Peace, born in Maine. Value of real estate $1800. Value of personal estate $2000. Matilda, 37 yo female, keeping house. Carmine, 17 yo female. Harry, 13 yo male. Willie, 7 yo male. Wallace, 1 yo male.


    • 1880 Census, West Point Township, District 113, Butler County, Iowa
      Household headed by J.M. Daggett, 62 yo, RR Station Agent at Allison, born in Maine, father born in Rhode Island, mother born in Maine. Martha M. Daggett, 47 yo female, keeping house, born in Maine, both of her parents born in Maine. William, 16 yo male, Clerk in RR Station, born in Illinois. Wallace, 11 yo male, born in Illinois.

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      From The History of Butler and Bremer Counties, Iowa, page 755:

      Early in the fall of 1879, the railroad company erected a neat and substantial depot, over which Harry Daggett was placed in charge. Harry went from here to Hampton and his father, J.M. Daggett, is the present agent. He came here April 8th, 1880. He is a native of Maine, born in 1818. When but a boy he engaged on a sail vessel for a whaling voyage. He has sailed around the world a number of times. He settled in Linn county, Iowa, in 1853, and went to Dubuque in 1860. He located at Allison as stated, April 8, 1880.

      page 764:
      Post Office
      The post office was established during the winter of 1879-80. The office was kept at the depot, with J.M. Daggett, postmaster, who was the father of E.W. Daggett, station agent. In May, 1881, the office was removed to the Williams building, just opposite the north of Burbank's corner block. On the first of November, 1881, E.S. Thomas was appointed postmaster...

      page 765:
      Masonic
      Opal Lodge, A.F. and A.M., was instituted under dispensation on the 1st of September, 1881. W.W. Pattee made W.M.; E.S. Thomas, S.W.; J.W. Ray, J.W.; C.H. Ilgenfritz, Treasurer; J.M. Daggett, Secretary...A charter was granted the lodge in June, 1862, and A.I. Smith was appointed D.G.M. He called the lodge together, and it was organized under the charter on the 6th of July, 1882, at which time the following officers were elected: W.W. Pattee, W.M.; E.S. Thomas, S.W.; J.W. Ray, J.W.; C.H. Ilgenfritz, Treasurer; and J.M. Daggett, Secretary...The regular meetings of the lodge are held on the Thursday night on or before the full moon in each month. A commendable interest is manifested, and it is in a flourishing condition.

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      Iowa Gazetteer and Buziness Directory, 1884-1885
      Allison:
      Daggett John M., railroad, ins and exp agt.

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      1885 Iowa Census, Butler
      Household headed by John M. Daggett, 66 years old, born in Maine, occupation "railroad". wife Martha M. Daggett, 53 years old, born Maine, occupation housewife. Wallace Daggett, 17 years old, single.

      1889 St. Paul, Minnesota city directory
      John M. Daggett, ins agt, res 265 W 5th
      Wallace M. Daggett, clk C St P & K C Ry, bds 265 W 5th
      Wm S Daggett, Dep U S Marshall, bds 265 W 5th

      1890 St. Paul city directory
      John M. Daggett, ins agt, 155 E Congress
      Wallace Daggett, clk C St P & K C Ry, bds 155 E Congress
      Wm S Daggett, dep U S Marshall Custom House, 155 E Congress

      1891 St. Paul Directory
      John M. Daggett, 155 E Congress
      Wallace Daggett, bds 155 E Congress
      Wm S Daggett, dep U S Marshall Custom House, 155 E Congress

      1893 St. Paul city directory
      John M. Daggett, res 155 E Congress
      Wallace M. Daggett, clk C G W shops, bds 155 E Congress

      1894 St Paul city directory
      John M. Daggett, boarding house 25 E 10th
      Wallace Daggett, clk C G W shops, bds 25 E 10th

      1895 St. Paul city directory
      John M. Daggett, boarding 25 E 10th
      Wallace Daggett, clk C G W shops, bds 25 E 10th

      1895 Minnesota state census
      Household at 25 E. 10th Street, St. Paul. Headed by John M. Daggett, 77 years old, born in Maine, in Minnesota for 7 years, in this district for 4 years. Mrs. Martha Daggett, 63 years old, born in Maine, occupation housewife. Household also includes Harry B. Daggett, 37 years old. Wallace M. Daggett, 26 years old, born in Iowa, occupation clerk.

      1896 St. Paul city directory
      John M. Daggett, boarding 526 Cedar
      Wallace M. Daggett, clk C G W shops, b 526 Cedar

      1897 St. Paul city directory
      John M. Daggett, r 526 Cedar
      Wallace, clk C G W shops, b 526 Cedar

      1898 St. Paul city directory
      John M. Daggett, boarding 526 Cedar, r same
      Wallace M. Daggett, bkpr C G W shops, b 526 Cedar

      1899 St. Paul city directory
      John M. Daggett, moved to Minneapolis
      Wallace M. Daggett, moved to Minneapolis

      1900 Minneapolis city directory
      John M. Daggett, r flat 2 60 s 13th
      Wallace M. Daggett, trav agt West Shore Line, b flat 2 60 s 13th

      1900 US census, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota
      Household headed by John M Daggett, born June 1818, 81 years old, married 48 years, born in Maine, father born in Massachusetts, Mother born in Canada, occupation Retired. Wife Martha, born July 1832, 67 years old, married 48 years, mother of 6 children, 4 of them living, born in Maine, mother and father born in Maine. Son Wallace, born 1869, 31 years old, born in Illinois, father born in Maine, mother born in Maine, occupation Freight Solicitor.

      1901 Minneapolis directory
      John M. Daggett, moved to Oshkosh, Wis.
      Wallace M. Daggett, trav agt Red Line Transit Co, b 2757 Fremont av s

      1903 Minneapolis directory
      John M. Daggett, b flat 2 12 Grove
      Wallace M. Daggett, trav agt Washburn-Crosby Co, r Louisville, Ky
      Wm S Daggett, detective, r flat 2 12 Grove

      1904 Minneapolis directory
      John M. Daggett, b flat 2 12 Grove
      Wallace M. Daggett, trav agt Washburn-Crosby Co, b West Hotel
      Wm S Daggett, detective, r flat 2 12 Grove



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      St. Paul Globe, 6 Mar 1904
      Springtime and winter of human life were strikingly typified in an initiation ceremony which ocurred last week in Mistle Court No. 1, Order of the Amaranth, when John M. Daggett, aged 86 years, and Miss Wella Bardwell, who has just passed her 18th birthday, knelt together to receive the benediction of the royal matron.
      The initiation took place in Masonic temple, Minneapolis, and the scene was a most impressive one. John M. Daggett is one of the oldest Masons in the state. He is now a member of Shekinah lodge of this city and has held membership in the fraternity for sixty-three years. When but a young man, scarcely more than 21 years of age, he became a charter member of Star of the East lodge, in New Bedford, Mass. A few years later he moved westward and settled at Dubuque, Iowa, where he assisted in the organization of Metropolitan lodge A.F. and A.M., and became one of its charter members. Afterward he was a member of Martin lodge of Dunleith, Ill., and in both of those lodges he held the office of worshipful master. He was a charter member of the first Eastern Star chapter organized in Dunleith.
      Mr. Daggett was born in Houlton, Me., in 1818, and was the eldest of a family of seven boys. At the age of 14 years he ran away from home and shipped on a whaling vessel; and for the next fifteen years he followed the sea, working his way from the humble position of cabin boy to that of captain. He has been around the world five times, and has attended Masonic lodges in Port Elizabeth, Port Natal, in Africa, in Bombay, and on the island of Ceylon. He is a member of Minnehaha chapter O.S.E., Minneapolis, and he and his wife are now residing with their daughter, Mrs. W.K. Connaughey, in Minneapolis.

      St. Paul Globe, 20 Jan 1905
      At the annual meeting of the Minnesota grand lodge A.F. and A.M., interested and earnest as ever, was J.M. Daggett, the oldest Mason in Minnesota. Mr. Daggett is eighty-seven years of age, and has been a Mason for sixty-four years. During this time he has been connected with many lodges, having been sixteen times a past master and has visited lodges in many parts of the world.
      Mr. Daggett was born in the town of Strong, in Maine, of Puritan stock, and first became a Mason when he joined the Star in the East lodge in New Bedford, Mass. In earlier years he was a sea captain and has thus been able to be with many foreign lodges. The West side lodge, No. 171, now claims Mr. Daggett, who resides in Minneapolis.

      15 May 1905, Duluth News-Tribune
      Pioneer Mason dies of old age
      Minneapolis, Minn., May 14 - John M. Daggett, the oldest Mason in the northwest, who joined the order 64 years ago, died at his home in this city yesterday afternoon. He became a Master Mason in 1841, was an active member of the A.F. & A.M. of St. Paul and honorary member of the Knights Templars of Dubuque, Iowa. He was 87 years of age and was well known throughout the northwest.
      Mr. Daggett had resided in this city for the past seven years. He was born at Temple, Maine, and prospected for gold in California in 1849. Later he followed the sea for a time. He lived in Lynn county, Iowa, and Dubuque and St. Paul before coming to this city.
      A Masonic burial will be accorded and the funeral will be held at the residence at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Many prominent Masons will attend the services.

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      Obituary in Minneapolis newspaper:

      OLDEST MASON DIES
      John M. Daggett is No More
      Was Eighty-seven Years of Age and Had Been a Mason Since 1841

      John M. Daggett, who bore the honor of being the oldest Mason in the Northwest, died yesterday afternoon at his home, 12 Grove place, Nicollet Island. Mr. Daggett was eighty-seven years old and had been a master Mason since 1841.

      He was one of the Easterners who joined the mad rush to the gold fields of California in the summer of 1849. Born in Temple, Maine, Mr. Daggett followed the sea for a number of years, and after his California experiences settled in Lynn county, Iowa.

      Later he moved to Dubuque, Iowa, and resided in that city until 1888 when he moved to St. Paul. In 1898 he moved to Minneapolis, and has since resided in this city.

      Mr. Daggett joined the Masonic order nearly sixty-five years ago, and was known throughout the Northwest as the oldest Mason. He was an honorary member of the Knights Templar, Siloam(?) temple, Dubuque, and at the time of his death was an active member of Shekins(?) Lodge No. 171, A. F. and A. M., St. Paul. The funeral services will be held in the Masonic temple in this city Tuesday afternoon, under the auspices of the St. Paul lodge.

    Buried:
    • buried in the Masonic section
      section 4, lot 234, grave 40