Ross Orr Sackett

(1886-1940)
FatherJohn Henry Sackett (1845-1893)
MotherMartha Ann "Mattie" Burd (1851-1924)
Ross Orr Sackett, son of John Henry Sackett and Martha Ann "Mattie" Burd, was born in Big Horn, Sheridan County, WyomingG, on 11 June 1886.1 He died there by suicide aged 54 on 21 July 1940, leaving a note stating reasons of ill health2 and was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Big HornG.3 He married before 1918, Gladys Blanche Johnson, daughter of Charles L Johnson. Gladys was born in Chetopa, Labette County, KansasG, on 15 August 1893.3 She died aged 36 in Sheridan, WyomingG, on 18 August 1929 and was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, SheridanG.3
     In 1900 Ross was living in Big Horn, Sheridan County, WyomingG, in the household of his widowed mother Martha, and was recorded in the census as Ross O Sackett, a farm laborer, aged 13.4
     Ross was liisted in the 1907 and 1908 Buffalo, Johnson County, Directory, the 1908 entry stating that he had removed to Sheridan.5
     In 1910 he was living in Mayoworth, Johnson County, WyomingG, in the household of his brother Hugh and sister-in-law Ethel, and was recorded as Ross O Sackett, a stock farmer, aged 24. He owned the farm with his brother on a mortgage.6
     Ross completed a World War I draft registration card on 21 November 1917. He was married, aged 31, and was living at Kaycee, Johnson County, WyomingG. He was a self-employed merchant. He had previously served for three years as a private in the National Guard at Sheridan, Wyoming.7
     In 1920 he was living in Johnson County, WyomingG, and was recorded as Ross O Sackett, a truck driver, head of household, aged 33. Living with him were his wife Gladys, 27, and their daughter Martha, aged one.8
     He was listed in the 1925 and 1928 Directories for Midwest (formerly Salt Creek), Natrona County, Wyomiing, where he was working for the Midwest Refining Company.9
     In 1930 he was living in Salt Creek Oil Field, Natrona County, WyomingG, and was recorded as Ross O Sackett, a pumper at an oil field, head of household, aged 43, a widower. Living with him were his children, Charline M, 12, Jack, 10, and Ellen, aged three.10
Ross Orr Sackett (1886–1940), Mount Hope Cemetery, Big Horn, Wyoming
(Src: Find A Grave, Marsha Hanson Dillon)
Gladys Blanche (Johnson) Sackett (1893–1929), Mount Hope Cemetery, Big Horn, Wyoming
(Src: Find A Grave, Marsha Hanson Dillon)

Children of Ross Orr Sackett and Gladys Blanche Johnson

  • Martha Charline Sackett b. c 1918
  • Jack Darwin Sackett b. c 1920
  • Ellen Louise Sackett b. 18 Jul 1926
See alsoThurmon King's Database, 27283
Sackett Family Association descendants
Ellen Sackett Brettell and Richard "Rick" Brettell.
ChartsTree 7. Simon Sackett the colonist descendant chart

 Notes & Citations

  1. WW1 draft.
  2. Website Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com), Transcript of undated unnamed newspaper report.
  3. Website Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com).
  4. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: 1827; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0051; FHL microfilm: 1241827
    Big Horn, Sheridan County, Wyoming, 20/21 Jun 1900
    Sackett, Margarett, head, b. Apr 1851, 49, wid, 7 ch, 6 living, b. IL, father b. NJ, mother b. NY, farmer, home & farm owned free of mortgage
    Sackett, Clyde E, son, b. Aug 1880, 19, b. WY, father b. NY, mother b. IL, farm laborer
    Sackett, Hugh, son, b. Mar 1882, 18, b. WY, father b. NY, mother b. IL, farm laborer
    Sackett, Ross O, son, b. Jun 1886, 13, b. WY, father b. NY, mother b. IL, farm laborer
    Burd, Silas, brother, b. Mar 1848, 52, single, b. IL, father b. NJ, mother b. NY, farm laborer.
  5. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, Buffalo Directory, Johnson County, Wyoming, 1907, "Sackett Ross O."; 1908, "Sackett Ross O, removed to Sheridan, Wyo."
  6. 1910 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T624_1745; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0074; FHL microfilm: 1375758
    Mayoworth, Johnson County, Wyoming, 23–28 Apr 1910
    Sackett, Hugh O, head, 28, m1. 1y, b. WY, father b. IL, mother b. IL, farmer, stock farm, employer, farm owned on mortgage
    Sackett, Ethel B, wife, 20, m1. 1y, 1 ch, dec'd, b. WY, father b. Norway, mother b. OH
    Sackett, Ross O, brother, 24, single, b. WY, father b. IL, mother b. IL, farmer, stock farm, employer, farm owned on mortgage.
  7. "US, World War I draft registrations records 1917–1918", digital image, FamilySearch, Wyoming, Johnson. Roll 2022240.
    "No 720, Ross Orr Sackett, age 31, of Kaycee, Wyo, b. June 11 1886, natural-born citizen, b. Big Horn, Wyo, merchant, self-employed, at Kaycee, Wyo, dependent wife, married, previous military service: private, National Guard, 3 yrs, at Sheridan, Wyo, exemption not claimed. Registrant of medium ht, medium build, gray eyes, black hair, not bald, no disabilities. Reg Johnson, Wyo, Nov 21 1917."
  8. 1920 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T625_2026; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 72
    Election District 4, Johnson County, Wyoming, 2 Feb 1920
    Sackett, Ross O, head, 33, married, b. WY, father b. IL, mother b. WI, truck driver
    Sackett, Gladys B, wife, 27, b. KS, father b. US, mother b. US
    Sackett, Martha, dau, 1 11/12, b. WY, father b. WY, mother b. KS.
  9. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, Midwest Directory, Natrona County, Wyoming, 1925, "Sackett Ross C [sic] pmpr Midwest Ref Co."; 1928, "Sackett Ross O (Gladys) lab Midwest Ref Co."
  10. 1930 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: 2624; Page: 30A; Enumeration District: 0004; FHL microfilm: 2342358
    Midwest Camp Five, Salt Creek Oil Field, Election District 2, Natrona County, Wyoming, 22 Apr 1930
    Sackett, Ross O, head, home rented, 43, wid, b. WY, father b. IN, mother b. IL, pumper, oil field
    Sackett, Charline M, dau, 12, b. WY, father b. WY, mother b. KS
    Sackett, Jack, 10, son, b. WY, father b. WY, mother b. KS
    Sackett, Ellen L, dau, 3 9/12, b. WY, father b. WY, mother b. KS.
Generation.Tree10R.7
Sackett line9th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
Last Edited12 March 2018