Prof Robert Lemuel Sackett

(1867-1946)
FatherLemuel Millar Sackett (1831-)
MotherEmily L Cole
Prof Robert Lemuel Sackett
(1867–1946)
(Src: Marc Howard)
Lemuel Miller Sackett gallery
Prof Robert Lemuel Sackett, son of Lemuel Millar Sackett and Emily L Cole, was born in MichiganG, on 2 December 1867.1,2 He died in 1946.3 He married on 22 July 1896, Mary Lyon Coggeshall.1
     In 1880 Robert was living at Mount Clemens, Macomb County, MichiganG, in the household of his parents Lemuel and Emily, and was recorded in the census as Robert L Sackett, a schoolboy, aged 11 and born in Michigan.4
     In 1900 he was living in Wayne, IndianaG, and was recorded as Robert L Sackett, a teacher, head of household, aged 32 and born in Michigan. His house was rented. Living with him were his wife Marie, 31, and their son Ralph, aged two.5
     Robert and Mary, with their children Ralph and Frances, travelled to England, arriving at Liverpool from New York on 24 May 1910 on the Lusitania. They returned to New York, leaving Liverpool on 13 August 1910 on the Campania.6,7
     In 1920 he was living on the State College Campus, College Township, Centre County, PennsylvaniaG, and was recorded as Robert L Sackett, dean of engineering, head of household, aged 51 and born in Michigan. Living with him were his wife Mary, 50, their children, Ralph, 22, and Frances, 17, and Robert's widowed mother Emily, aged 85.8
     Mary and Frances travelled to London from New York, arriving at Liverpool from New York on 25 June 1923 on the Mauretania. Robert followed some weeks later, arriving at Liverpool from New York on 12 August 1923 on the Franconia.9,10
[Robert Lemuel Sackett] graduated from the Mount Clemens High School; taught school for a year and then went to the University of Michigan, and graduated from the engineering course in 1891. Immediately thereafter he took a position with the U. S. Government on river and harbor surveying. Later he resigned and accepted an appointment as Professor of Mathematics at Earlham College, and there developed the department of civil engineering, of which he was made head. He resigned this position and was elected Professor of Sanitary Engineering and Hydraulics at Pardue University, Lafayette, Ind. He took his Master's degree at University of Michigan in 1896. Has made special investigations for the U. S. Geological Survey, and is consulting engineer to the Indiana State Board of Health, and to several hospital commissions. His special work is designing of sewage disposal works and water supply engineering.

—Weygant, The Sacketts of America

Children of Prof Robert Lemuel Sackett and Mary Lyon Coggeshall

Association member descendants
Sackett Family Association descendants and researchers of Prof Robert Lemuel Sackett and Mary Lyon Coggeshall:
Marc Howard.
ChartsDescendants of Lemuel Miller Sackett
Reference5276.9Q.7

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "5276. Robert Lemuel Sackett, b. Dec. 2, 1867; b. Mary L. Coggeshall."
  2. Census.
  3. Marc Howard, photographs on Ancestry.
  4. 1880 US census, database, LDS, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org), FHL 1254592 NA T9-0592/376C
    Mt. Clemens, Macomb, Michigan
    Lemuel M Sackett, head, married, 47, b. MI, farmer, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Emily L Sackett, wife, 44, b. MI, keeping house, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Robert L Sackett, son, 11, b. MI, at school, father b. MI, mother b. MI
    Sarah Cole, mother-in-law, widow, 86, b. NY, at home, father b. NY, mother b. NY.
  5. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), T623_412, p. 9A
    Wayne, Wayne, Indiana
    Sackett, Robert L, head, b. Dec 1867, 32, m. 4y, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. MI, teacher, house rented
    Sackett, Marie L, wife, b. Feb 1868, 31, m. 4y, 1 ch, living, b. IN, father b. NC, mother b. IN
    Sackett, Ralph L, son, b. Dec 1897, 2, b. IN, father b. MI, mother b. IN.
  6. "UK Incoming Passenger Lists 1878–1960", digital image, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), Ralph Sackett, engineer, USA citizen, Lusitania 2nd class, arr. 24 May 1910 Liverpool, from New York
    Elizabeth Sackett, wife, USA citizen, Lusitania 2nd class, arr. 24 May 1910 Liverpool, from New York
    Ralph Sackett, son, aged bet. 1-12, USA citizen, Lusitania 2nd class, arr. 24 May 1910 Liverpool, from New York
    Frances Sackett, female aged bet. 1-12, USA citizen, Lusitania 2nd class, arr. 24 May 1910 Liverpool, from New York.
    ["Ralph and Elizabeth" would appear to be an error in the passenger list for Robert and Mary.]
  7. "UK Outward Passenger Lists 1890–1960", digital image, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), "Robert L Sackett, engineer, Mary L Sackett, hwife, Ralph L Sackett, child under 12, Frances L Sackett, child under 12, dep. Liverpool, 13 Aug 1910, to New York, 2nd class, US citizens, ship Campania, Cunard Line."
  8. 1920 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), T625_1549, p. 24A
    State College Campus, College Township, Centre, Pennsylvania
    Sackett, Robert L, head, 51, married, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. MI, Dean engineering, PA State College, home rented
    Sackett, Mary L, wife, 50, b. IN, father b. NC, mother b, NC
    Sackett, Ralph L, son, 22, single, b. IN, father b. MI, mother b. IN
    Sackett, Frances L, dau, 17, b. IN, father b. MI, mother b. IN
    Sackett, Emily L, mother, 85, wid, b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. NY.
  9. "UK Incoming Passenger Lists 1878–1960", digital image, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), "Mary L Sackett, 54, housewife, USA citizen, Mauretania 2nd class, arr. 25 Jun 1923 Southampton, from New York, UK address c/o Brown Shipley & Co, 123 Pall Mall, London, last permanent residence USA.
    Frances L Sackett, 21, student, USA citizen, Mauretania 2nd class, arr. 25 Jun 1923 Southampton, from New York, UK address c/o Brown Shipley & Co, 123 Pall Mall, London, last permanent residence USA.
  10. "UK Incoming Passenger Lists 1878–1960", digital image, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), "Robert Sackett, 55, professor, USA citizen, Franconia 2nd class, arr. 12 Aug 1923 Liverpool, from New York, UK address 123 Pall Mall, London, last permanent residence USA, intended permanent residence foreign country. [not British Isles]"
Last Edited22 May 2016