Myron Ward Sackett

(1841-1916)
FatherWard Eldred Sackett (1818-1842)
MotherFidelia F Turner (c 1820-c 1888)
Myron Ward Sackett
(1842–1916)
(Src: Find A Grave, OPPSheryl)
Myron Ward Sackett, son of Ward Eldred Sackett and Fidelia F Turner, was born in Southington, Trumbull County, OhioG, on 24 October 1841.1,2,3 He died aged 73 at Liberty Street, Meadville, Crawford County, PennsylvaniaG, on 12 January 19164 and was buried at Greendale Cemetery, MeadvilleG, on 15 January 1916.2,5 He married on 15 August 1866, Sarah Varian Barber, daughter of David Barber and Susan Haynes.1 Sarah was born in MeadvilleG, on 7 November 1844.6,7 She died aged 80 on 10 September 1925 and was buried at Greendale CemeteryG, on 13 September 1925.8
     In 1850 Myron was living in Canfield, Mahoning County, OhioG with his widowed mother Fidelia in the household of her parents James and Rachel Turner. He was listed in the census as Miron W Sacket, aged eight and born in Ohio.9
     Myron attended the Mahoning Academy, Canfield, Mahoning County, OhioG in the academic year ending September 1857.10
     After an early start in a clothing business with his half-brother E W Tanner, trading as Sackett & Tanner, Myron Sackett became involved in the Ancient Order of United Workmen to which he devoted the rest of his career, rising to become its general secretary or Supreme Recorder. He served also as secretary of the National Fraternal Congress and was editor-in-chief of the Keystone Workman.
     In 1870 he was living in Meadville, Crawford County, PennsylvaniaG, and was recorded as Miron W Sackett, a wholesale and retail crockery distributor, aged 28. Living with him were his wife Sarah, 24, and their son Ward, aged eleven months.11
     In 1880 he was living in Meadville, Crawford County, PennsylvaniaG, and was recorded as Myron Sackett, "recorder", head of household, married, aged 38. Living with him were his wife Sarah, 35, and their children, Ward, 11, Gertrude, 9, Bertha, 3, and Marian (listed as Blach), aged one. Also in the household were Sarah's unmarried sister Cordelia Barber, 41, and their widowed mother Susan Barber, aged 74.12
     In 1900 he was living at Liberty Street, Meadville, Crawford County, PennsylvaniaG, and was recorded as Myron W Sackett, secretary of AOUW, head of household, aged 58. He owned his home free of mortgage. Living with him were his wife Sarah, 53, and their children, Ward, 30, Gertrude, 28, Grace [Bertha], 23, Marion, 21, and Edgar, aged 17. Sarah's unmarried sister Cordelia Barber, 60, was also in the househhold.13
     In 1910 he was living at Liberty Street, MeadvilleG, and was recorded as M W Sackett, an insurance agent, head of household, aged 67. He owned his home free of mortgage. Living with him were his wife Sarah, 64, their son Edgar, 26, and Sarah's sister Cordelia, 73. Also in the household was a female domestic servant.14
     Myron, supreme recorder AOUW, and Sarah were recorded in the Meadville City Directory from 1905 to 1912 living at 883 Liberty StreetG.15
     Myron was reported in newspaper articles in 1915 and 1916 to have also descended from a William Dean who came to Canfield, Ohio, in 1810.16
     Myron's widow Sarah applied for a passport on 12 December 1918 intending to travel to Cuba, the Lesser Antilles, and Britiah Guiana at the end of that month.17
Herringshaw's Encylopedia of American Biography in the Nineteenth Century, 1902
(Src: Find A Grave, OPPSheryl)
Greendale Cemetery, Meadville, PA, "Erected by the members of the Ancient Order of United Workmen in memory of Myron Ward Sackett who served the Order faithfully for thirty seven years as Supreme Recorder"
Stones to side are inscribed "… V Sackett …–1926"; "Myron W Sackett 1841–1916"
(Src: D Scott Lee)

Children of Myron Ward Sackett and Sarah Varian Barber

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 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "6570. Myron Ward Sackett, b. in 1841; m. Sarah Varian Barber."
  2. Death record.
  3. Obituaries.
  4. "Pennsylvania Death Certificates 1906–1964", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Myron Ward, d. Liberty St, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, 12 Jan 1916, married, b. Ohio, 24 Oct 1842, age 73-2-19, occ. Supreme Recorder AOUW, father Ward E Sackett b. America, mother Fid[e]lia Turner b. America, informant Edgar Sackett, Meadville, cause cerebral hemorrhage, bur. Greendale, 15 Jan 1916."
  5. Index of Interments, Greendale Cemetery, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, LDS film, "Sackett, Myron Ward, buried 15 January 1916, age 72 years, 2 months, 19 days, section 4 of lot 69."
  6. Census.
  7. Passport application.
  8. Index of Interments, Greendale Cemetery, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, LDS film, "Sackett, Sarah V, buried 13 Sep 1925, age 80 years, 10 months, 3 days, section 4 of lot 69."
  9. 1850 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: M432_707; Page: 482B; Image: 382
    Canfield, Mahoning County, Ohio
    Turner, James, 54, farmer, real estate $4,500, b. NJ
    Turner, Rachel, 49, b. VA
    Sacket, Fidelia, 30, b. OH
    Turner, James C, 18, farmer, b. OH
    Turner, Betsey, 15, b. OH
    Sacket, Miron W, 8, b. OH.
  10. Website Library of Congress, Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers (http://archive.org), The Mahoning Dispatch, Canfield, Ohio, 2 Apr 1915.
  11. 1870 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: M593_1330; Page: 284A; Family History Library Film: 552829
    Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, 6 Jul 1870
    Sackett, Sarah, 24, keeping house, b. PA
    Sackett, Ward, 11/12, b. PA
    Barber, Cordelia, 28, b. PA
    Sackett, Miron W, 28, wh & ret crocky dstr, real estate $1,500, personal estate $6,000, b. OH
    Coyle, Frank, 18, clerk crockery store, b. PA.
  12. 1880 US census, database, LDS, FamilySearch, FHL 1255120 NA T9-1120/286A (TEK, TCS)
    Meadville, Crawford, Pennsylvania
    Myron Sackett, head, married, 38, b. OH, recorder, father b. OH, mother b. OH
    Sarah Sackett, wife, 35, b. PA, father b. NY, mother b. England
    Ward Sackett, son, 11, b. PA, at school, father b. OH, mother b. PA
    Gurtruid Sackett, dau, 9, b. PA, at school, father b. OH, mother b. PA
    Bertha Sackett, dau, 3, b. PA, father b. OH, mother b. PA
    Blach [sic] Sackett, dau, 1, b. PA, father b. OH, mother b. PA
    Cordelia Barber, single, 41, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. England
    Susan Barber, mother-in-law, widow, 74, b. England, father b. England, mother b. England.
  13. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: 1399; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 0027; FHL microfilm: 1241399
    Liberty St, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, 11 Jun 1900
    Sackett, Myron W, head, b. Oct 1841, 58, m. 34y, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. OH, sec. AOUW, home owned free of mortgage
    Sackett, Sarah V, wife, b. Nov 1846, 53, m. 34y, b. PA, father b. NY, mother b. England
    Sackett, Ward M, son, b. Aug 1869, 30, single, b. PA, father b. OH, mother b. PA, engineer elect
    Sackett, Gertrude, dau, b. Jul 1871, 28, single, b. PA, father b. OH, mother b. PA
    Sackett, Grace, dau, b. Feb 1877, 23, single, b. PA, father b. OH, mother b. PA
    Sackett, Marion J, dau, b. Mar 1879, 21, single, b. PA, father b. OH, mother b. PA
    Sackett, Edgar H, son, b. Apr 1883, 17, b. PA, father b. OH, mother b. PA, at school
    Barber, Cordelia, sister-in-law, b. Feb 1840, 60, single, b. PaA, father b. NY, mother b. England.
  14. 1910 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T624_1333; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0021; FHL microfilm: 1375346
    Liberty St, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, 16 Apr 1910
    Sackett, M W, head, 67, m1. 45y, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. OH, agent, insurance, home owned free of mortgage
    Sackett, Sarah V, wife, 64, m1. 45y, 5 ch, all living, b. PA, father b. NY, mother b. England
    Sackett, Edgar H, son, 26, single, b. PA, father b. OH, mother b. PA, manager, printing house
    Barber, Cordelia, sister-in-law, 73, single, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. England
    Hartison, Margaret, servant, 48, divorced, 5 ch, 4 living, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA, domestic, private family.
  15. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, Meadville City Directory, 1905, "Sackett, Myron W (Sarah V) Supreme Recorder AOUW 902 Diamond sq. h 883 Liberty"; 1912, "Sackett, Myron W (Sarah V) supreme recorder AOUW 244 Arch, h 883 Liberty."
  16. Website Library of Congress, Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers (http://archive.org), The Mahoning Dispatch, Canfield, Ohio, 13 Aug 1915, 18 Aug 1916.
  17. "US Passport Applications, 1795–1925", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Crawford County, Pennsylvania. Sarah Varian Sackett, not now married, widow of Myron Ward Sackett, a native born citizen of US. Sarah b. at Meadville, PA, 7 Nov 1844. Myron b. Trumbull County, OH. Sarah resident at Meadville and retired. Visiting Cuba and Lesser Antilles and British Guiana. Object health. Intending to leave from New York or Florida port on about 30 Dec 1918. Sworn 12 Dec 1918."
Last Edited27 September 2017