Loren Daggett


(August 22, 1888-August 15, 1972)


Norwood--Funeral services for Loren Daggett, 83, Daily Ridge Road, were held Friday, August 18, 1972 at 11:00 a.m. at the Buck Funeral Home, Norwood. The Revs. Harry and Sherry Taylor, co-pastors of the Norwood United Church of Christ, officiated. Burial was made in the Riverside Cemetery, Norwood.

Pall bearers were six of Mr. Daggett’s grandsons. They were: Larry, Gerald, David and Donald Jr. Colbert, sons of Donald and Marjorie (Daggett) Colbert, Norwood; and Michael and Steven Harris, sons of James and Jean (Daggett) Harris, Rocky Ridge, Md.

He died Tuesday morning, Aug. 15, 1972, in the Potsdam Hospital where he had been a patient since Sunday, August 13, ill with pneumonia. The body was removed to the Buck Funeral Home, Norwood, where friends and relatives called until time for the funeral services.

Surviving besides his wife, Mrs. Harriet C. Daggett, are four daughters; Mrs. Gerald (Marian) Sternadel, Rosenberg, Texas; Mrs. Donald (Marjorie) Colbert, Daily Ridge Road, Norwood; Mrs. William (Betty) Sherman, Long View, Texas; Mrs. James (Jean) Harris, Rocky Ridge, Md.; a son, Robert Daggett, Phoenix, Ariz.; a brother, Clarence Daggett, Adams Road, Norfolk; two half-brothers, Arthur and Ralph Daggett, Norfolk; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, also several nieces and nephews. Another son, Paul Daggett, was killed in action during World War II while serving with the U. S. Navy in the Pacific.

Mr. Daggett was born in the town of Norfolk, August 22, 1888, a son of George W. and Harriet Smith Daggett. He would have observed his 84th birthday in one week from his death. He married Harriet Clute on Sept. 23, 1914. The couple would have observed their 58th wedding anniversary this Sept.

Mr. Daggett was a farmer and the couple operated farms in the Norwood area. He was also employed in the former Martin Paper Co., at Yaleville, for quite some time. The couple later moved to Watertown where Mr. Daggett was employed for six years in the New York Airbrake Co. Later, the couple moved to Phoenix, Ariz., where Mr. Daggett was employed for 12 years as a carpenter. For the past 10 years, the couple had made their home on the Daily Ridge Road, near Norwood, with their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Colbert, where Mr. Daggett was a self-employed carpenter. They spent the winter months, each year, visiting their children in Texas, Arizona, and Maryland.

He was a member of the Norwood United Church of Christ.


(From the Pauline Deshaies collection, original source unknown).