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William Daggett married Ursula Hunt daughter of Elijah Hunt & Abigail Gibbs

they were born, died and remained in Conneticut

Their Children: 1 Sarah Cornelia Daggett assumed to have remained in Conneticut

2 Eliza Hunt Daggett assumed to have remained in Conneticut

3 Robert Platt Daggett Birth: January 13, 1847 New Haven, New Haven, CT Death: November 15, 1915 Escalon, CA

marriage: Caroline Elizabeth "Carrie" Frost Birth: 1847 - Waterbury, CT Death: 1922 - Escalon, CA daughter of Jesse Daniel Frost & Almira Jane Hawley

He moved to Indianapolis in 1868 and founded the the Daggett Architectural Firm which remained in the family for three generations.

He designed well over a hundred residences in Indianapolis and in other cities in Indiana and Illinois, and also business blocks, churches, college buildings, and schools. Among his firm's larger projects were the original Lilly laboratory, the E. C. Atkins saw works and Burford Printing Co., Dean Brothers Pump Works, Park Theater, and Indianapolis High School.

A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, he was regarded as "the outstanding figure in the profession during his day, and his services were sought throughout the middle west. He was prominent in the fraternal life of the city, also, having been a Thirty-second degree Mason and an Odd Fellow." He was, in addition, a member of the Indianapolis Engineering Club, the Commercial Club, and the Knights of Pythias.

He gave up his practice in 1912, retired to California, and died at the age of seventy-eight at Escalon, in San Joaquin County. He owned at one time the cottages 1640 Eeast Shore Drive which he sold to the Winslow's

    Children: Jessie Eliza Daggett Birth: Mar 16 1871 Indianapolis,Marion,Indiana Death: Dec 27 1960 San Bernadino,California

    Ursula Hunt Daggett Birth: Dec 6 1879 Indianapolis,Marion,Indiana Death: May 18 1964 Arcadia, De Soto, Florida, Marriage: July 1902 Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana Leonard William Wahlstrom Birth: Dec 17 1877 Moline, Rock Island, Illinois son of Caroline Magnuson & Charles Wahlstrom Children: Robert Daggett Wahlstrom, Frederick Daggett Wahlstrom, Eleanor Caroline Swearingen (born Wahlstrom), Ursula "sue" Daggett Sparkman (born Wahlstrom)

    Eleanor Sarah Daggett Birth: Dec 6 1872 Indianapolis,Marion,Indiana Marriage: Mar 24 1891 Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, Gustaf "karl" Karsten Birth: Circa 1868 Petershagenfeld, Germany Children: Carl Robert Karsten, Bertha Karsten, Paul Daggett Karsten

    Almira Frost Daggett Birth: May 9 1877 Indiana Marriage: Oct 1900 Birth: July 15 1878 Indiana marriage Shirley Steele Robert Frost Daggett Birth: Mar 8 1874 Indianapolis, Marion,Indiana Death: Sep 6 1955 - - Indianapolis, IN Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Marion County Indiana marriage 1901 Jamaica, Long Isand, NY Lizzette Lothian Birth: 1872 Brooklyn, NY Death: 1949 Burial:Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Marion County Indiana daughter of Jonathan Lothian & Jeannie Caird

    He graduated from Indianapolis High School in 1893, from University of Pennsylvania School of Architecture in 1896, (He may have worked for his father during his school years; the 1894 Indianapolis city directory lists his occupation as "draughtsman"). and from the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris in 1901.

    He then joined his father's firm until his work was interrupted by the first World War. Assigned first to the 472nd Aero Squadron,as a lieutenant. He was then transferred to the Engineers, and was responsible for building many field and base hospitals in France.

    Returning home, he became the architect for Indiana, Purdue, and DePauw Universities, and designed Jordan Hall at Butler University. He designed several buildings for the Indiana University School of Medicine, as well as Long and Riley Hospitals. His work also included several buildings for Eli Lilly and Co., the Consolidated and Chamber of Commerce Buildings, the Indianapolis Athletic Club, and T abernacle Presbyterian Church. Though he did comparatively little residential work, he designed the J. K. Lilly and Eli Lilly homes on Sunset Lane.

    Mr. Daggett was active in professional societies, fraternal and social clubs, and a Mason. Licensed in Indiana (as registered architect no. 802), he became a member of the American Institute of Architects in 1920, served in 1920 as chairman of the Indiana Society of Architects' Board of Arbitration, and was named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects about 1926.

    His home from 1920 until his death was at 4904 Washington Blvd.

    Mr. and Mrs. Daggett were survived by two sons: James Lothian and Robert Frost, Jr.

4 William Daggitt Birth: Dec 3 1831 New Haven, New Haven, Conn. Death: Sep 4 1901

Marriage: May 18 1858 Indianapolis,Marion,Indiana Phebe Ann (Eve) Webster Birth: 1833 or : August 17, 1839 Wooster, Wayne county Ohio daughter of George C. Webster & Helen Markle

    Their Children: William Harvey Daggett, Birth: Sep 26 1864 Indianapolis,Marion,Indiana

    Cora Daggett Birth: Mar 18 1867

    George William Daggett Birth: Mar 12 1861 Indianapolis,Marion,Indiana Death: May 14 1862

    Sada Maria Daggett Birth: June 6 1859 or Mar 18 1867 Indianapolis,Marion,Indiana marriage W. A. Allen

    Cora Olive Daggett Birth: Mar 8 1867 Indianapolis,Marion,Indiana Death: Sep 10 1936 Nashua,New Hampshire

    William Talbot Daggett Birth: Sep 26 1864

    Daggett Architectural Records 1893-1976 Ball State University Bracken Library, Room 210
    Daggett Architectural Firm Records, 1869-1977 - Indiana Historical Society - Manuscripts & Archives

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