5080. William Edgar Sackett, Jr., 1848–, publicist, editor and author, of New York City and East Orange, N. J., son of (2341) William Edgar Sackett and Josephine Findlay, was married, in 1869, to Edith Freeman, who died in February, 1895. In 1899 he was married to Mrs. Elizabeth Gulick, nee Van Iderstine. He studied law in the office of President Arthur, in New York, but drifted into newspaper and literary work. In 1882 he founded the Sunday Morning News, of Jersey City, and ten years later the Jersey City News, daily. His best known work is "The Modern Battles of Trenton," which treats in an effective manner the political history of New Jersey from 1868 to 1895. By an act of the legislature this book was placed in every public school library in New Jersey. In 1898, through the influence of the late Vice-President Hobart, he was made Secretary of the United States Industrial Commission, at Washington, which investigated the whole field of labor and capital, and made its report to Congress in fifteen volumes of testimony, reviews and recommendations.


8645. Eunice Sackett, b. July 15, 1870; m. Charles F. Lush.
8646. Wallace Sackett, b. July 1, 1878; m. Elizabeth Kane.
8647. Edith Sackett, b. Dec. 20, 1879; m. Philip Wagenhals.
8648. Irving Sackett, b. Mar. 15, 1881.
8649. Edward Sackett, b. May 3, 1883, d. Sept. 14, 1901.
8650. Mabel Sackett, b. Jan. 4, 1885, d. Aug., 1885.
8651. Chester Arthur Sackett, b. Dec. 3, 1886.
8652. Leon Abbett Sackett, b. Mar. 7, 1889; m. Maria Taylor.
8653. Melville Sackett, b. Feb., 1890, d. Feb., 1891.
8654. Gladys Sackett, b. Sept. 14, 1892.
8655. Mortimer B. Sackett, b. 1900 and died in infancy.
8656. William Edgar Sackett (3d), b. July 29, 1901.
8657. Eileen Sackett, b. Mar. 15, 1903.
8658. Florence Sackett, b. July 4, 1906.

—Weygant, The Sacketts of America