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Hackett, Carrie Wakeman
Multi-layered tunic-style dress; base dress a off-white silk brocade, this material extends out in a rosette over top black tunic layer and had a "diamond" rhinestone brooch attached; over base dress a tunic of off-white silk chiffon decoration seed and rod glass beads of which some are clear and other clear with silvered center, this layer contains the dress sleeves; top layer another shorter tunic of black lace edged with off-white chiffon trimmed with seed beads; front neck insert of off-white tulle with edges bound in brocade and rhinestone buttons in closure.

Dress worn by Carrie Wakeman Hackett.
Carrie Eunice Wakeman was born in Oshkosh in July 1867, the daughter of Rebecca L. Hamer Wakeman and William Wakeman, Jr. In the 1880 census her father is listed as owner of a meat market and her mother as a dressmaker. Carrie married Richard H. Hackett on September 10, 1891. Richard was a teller at the Union National Bank. The couple had two sons: William Wakeman Hackett; and Richard P. Hackett. The couple were divorced on July 17, 1915. (Richard would remarry three months after the divorce and move to Memphis, Tenn. only to die less than a year later). After the divorce Carrie became an active club woman and hostess. A few of the organizations she was associated with were the 20th Century Club, the Women's Parliamentary Law Club, the Octave Whist Club, Trinity Episcopal Church, the League of Women Voters, Camp Fire Girls and the Federation of Women's Club. In 1930 she was living with her mother, unmarried sister, and youngest son. She died in Oshkosh on October 15, 1945.

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A young Carrie Wakeman (Hackett after marriage) P2002.04.063A young Carrie Wakeman (Hackett after marriage) P2002.04.063