Judge Homer Eddy Sackett

(1875-1966)
FatherWilliam Henry Sackett (1846-1880)
MotherEmma Adaline Branneman (1853-1880)
Judge Homer Eddy Sackett, son of William Henry Sackett and Emma Adaline Branneman, was born in Putnam County, IndianaG, on 5 March 1875.1,2 He died aged 90 in IndianaG, on 2 January 1966.3,4 He married on 18 November 1903, Verona Ella Heck, daughter of Charles R Heck and Ella M ___. Verona was born in KentuckyG, on 15 February 1878.
     In 1880 Homer was living in Cloverdale, IndianaG, in the household of his parents William and Emma, and was recorded in the census as Homer E Sackett, aged five and born in Indiana.5
     In 1900 he was living in Danville, Hendricks County, IndianaG, in the household of his widowed mother Emma, and was recorded as Homer E Sackett, a tailor, aged 25 and born in Indiana.6
     In 1910 he was living at North Dunn Street, Bloomington, Monroe County, IndianaG, and was recorded as Homer E Sackett, a merchant tailor, head of household, aged 35 and born in Indiana. He rented his home. Living with him were his wife Verona, 33, and their son Henry, aged three.7
     Homer completed a World War I draft registration card on 12 September 1918. He was then aged 43 and was a self-employed lawyer. He was living at 753 Tyler Street, GaryG with his wife Verona.8
     In 1920 he was living at Tyler Street, Gary City, Lake County, IndianaG, and was recorded as Homer Sackett, a lawyer in general practice, head of household, aged 44. Living with him were his wife Verona, 41, and their son Henry, aged 12.9
     In 1930 he was living in Gary CityG, and was recorded as Homer E Sackett, a lawyer in general practice, head of household, aged 55. He owned his home. Living with him were his wife Verona, 52, and son Henry, 23.10
     At his son's request, Homer wrote a personal history , from his upbringing in a log house on an impoverished farm, the death of his father when Homer was just five years old, to his first career as a tailor, then night school and university to read law, culminating in a successful law practice and election as Judge of the Superior Court.11
     Judge Sackett demonstrated authority in his court at Gary, IndianaG on 15 May 1946 when, according to newspaper reports, "he left the Bench and grappled with the defendant in a divorce case who struck a woman witness. The judge twice threw to the floor the defendant, who was six feet three inches and weighed 175 pounds. Judge Sackett then returned to the Bench and fined him £50 and sentenced him to 90 days for contempt of court."12
     In retirement, Homer and Verona made two major overseas visits. They sailed from Los Angeles on SS Lurline on 14 March 1952, arriving in Honolulu, Hawaii, on 19 March. They left there on 10 April, arriving at San Francisco on 15 April 1952.13,14 They visited England in 1954, arriving at Southampton from New York on 24 June. They stayed at the Kensington Palace Hotel in London. They returned on the same ship, arriving back in New York on 26 July 1954.15,16

Child of Judge Homer Eddy Sackett and Verona Ella Heck

  • Henry Richmond Sackett b. 9 Mar 1907
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 Notes & Citations

  1. Thurmon King's database, 23232 Homer Eddy Sackett.
  2. Death record.
  3. US Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index", database, American Ancestors (http://www.americanancestors.org), "Homer Sackett, b. Mar 5, 1875, d. Jan, 1966, SSN 307-42-5101 issued IN, residence unknown."
  4. Website Indiana State Library (http://www.in.gov/library), Biographical Note, "Homer E. Sackett was born on March 5, 1875, in Putnam County, Indiana. His father died when he was five years old, leaving his mother to care for him and his four siblings. In 1900, Sackett went to Colorado to help care for his sister, May. He married Verona Heck in 1903. Sackett and his family moved to Bloomington, Indiana, where he earned a law degree from Indiana University in 1911. He practiced law in Gary (1912-1935) until being elected Judge of Lake County Superior Court in 1934. He served four terms. Sackett died on January 2, 1966."
  5. 1880 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), Cloverdale, Putnam, Indiana
    William H. Sackett, head, married, 34, b. IN, farmer, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Emma A. Sackett, wife, 27, b. OH, keeping house, father b. VA, mother b. Germany
    Samuel A. Sackett, son, 8, b. IN, father b. IN, mother b. OH
    Ida M. Sackett, dau, 6, b. IN, father b. IN, mother b. OH
    Homer E. Sackett, son, 5, b. IN, father b. IN, mother b. OH
    Leroy W. Sackett, son, 3, b. IN, father b. IN, mother b. OH
    Becca J. Sackett, dau, 1, b. IN, father b. IN, mother b. OH
    Charlotte A. Sackett, mother, widow, 56, b. NY, at home, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Franklin Minnick, other, 17, b. IN, laborer, father b. ---, mother b. ---
    FHL 1254306 NA T9-0306/581B (TEK, TCS).
  6. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), Roll 376, p. 8B, Enumeration District 0028, FHL microfilm 1240376
    Danville Town, Center Township, Hendricks County, Indiana, 8 Jun 1900
    Sackett, Emma A, head, b. Apr 1853, 47, wid, b. OH, father b. VA, mother b. VA
    Sackett, Samual A, son, b. Feb 1872, 28, single, b. IN, father b. IN, mother b. OH, teacher
    Sackett, Ida M, dau, b. Jul 1873, 26, single, b. IN, father b. IN, mother b. OH, teacher
    Sackett, Homer E, son, b. Mar 1875, 25, single, b. IN, father b. IN, mother b. OH, tailor
    Sackett, LeRoy W, son, b. Dec 1876, 23, single, b. IN, father b. IN, mother b. OH, teacher.
  7. 1910 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), Roll T624_371, p. 10B, Enumeration District 0129, FHL microfilm 1374384
    North Dunn St, Bloomington City, Monroe County, Indiana, 26 Apr 1910
    Sackett, Homer E, head, 35, m1. 6y, b. IN, father b. IN, mother b. IN, merchant tailor, home rented
    Sackett, Verona E, wife, 33, m1. 6y, 1 ch, living, b. KY, father b. VA, mother b. KY
    Sackett, Henry R, son, 3, b. CO, father b. IN, mother b. KY.
  8. "US, World War I draft registrations records 1917–1918", digital image, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org), Indiana, Lake. Roll 1503889, Draft Board 1.
    "Serial 3232, order 1692, Homer Eddy Sackett, of 753 Tyler, Gary, Lake, Indiana, b. 05 March 1875, race White, native born, occ Lawyer, employer self employed, of 640 Broadway Gary, Lake, Indiana, nok (wife) Verona Sackett, of 753 Tyler, Gary, Lake, Indiana, ht Medium, build Slender, eyes Blue, hair Sandy. Reg Gary, Indiana, 12 Sept 1918."
  9. 1920 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), Roll T625_446, p. 15A, Enumeration District 97, Image 299
    Tyler Street, Gary City, Lake County, Indiana, 16 Jan 1920
    Sackett, Homer, head, 44, married, b. IN father b. IN, mother b. IN, lawyer, general practice
    Sackett, Verona, wife, 41, b. KY, father b. VA, mother b. KY
    Sackett, Henry, son, 12, b. CO, father b. IN, mother b. KY.
  10. 1930 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), Roll 599, p. 12A, Enumeration District 0018, Image 253.0, FHL microfilm 2340334
    Gary City, Lake County, Indiana
    Sackett, Homer E, head, home value $8,000, not farm, 55, m. at 27, b. IN father b. IN, mother b. IN, lawyer, gen practice
    Sackett, Verona E, wife, 52, m. at 24, b. KY, father b. VA, mother b. KY
    Sackett, Henry R, son, 23, single, b. CO, father b. IN, mother b. KY, lawyer, gen practice.
  11. Website Indiana University Archives Online (http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu).
  12. "Western Daily Press", Bristol, digital image, Findmypast (http://findmypast.co.uk), 16 May 1946.
  13. "Honolulu, Hawaii, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1900–1959", digital image, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), SS Lurline, from Los Angeles, 14 Mar 1952, to Honolulu, "Sackett, Homer, 76, b. Cloverdale, Indiana; Sackett, Verona, 73, b. Henderson, KY."
    SS Lurline, from Honolulu, Hawaii, 10 Apr 1952, to San Francisco, "Sackett, Homer, 76, b. Cloverdale, Indiana; Sackett, Verona, 73, b. Henderson, KY."
  14. "California, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882–1959", digital image, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), SS Lurline, from Honolulu, Hawaii, 10 Apr 1952, arriving San Francisco, 15 Apr 1952, "Sackett, Homer, 76, b. Cloverdale, Indiana; Sackett, Verona, 73, b. Henderson, KY."
  15. "UK Incoming Passenger Lists 1878–1960", digital image, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), "Homer Sackett, 79, judge, USA citizen, Queen Mary cabin class, arr. 24 Jun 1954 Southampton, from New York, UK address Kensington Palace Hotel, London, last permanent residence USA; Verona Sackett, 75, housewife, USA citizen, Queen Mary cabin class, arr. 24 Jun 1954 Southampton, from New York, UK address Kensington Palace Hotel, London, last permanent residence USA."
  16. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820–1957", digital image, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), S/S Queen Mary, arrived New York from Cherbourg, 26 Jul 1954, "Sackett, Homer E, 753 Tyler St, Gary, Ind, age 79, b. Ind; Sackett, Verona, 76, b. KY."
Last Edited27 November 2015