Alton Veasey Sackett

(1887-1949)
FatherOrange E Sackett (1841-1928)
MotherEmma Susan Chesley (c 1850-1911)
Alton Veasey Sackett
(1887–1949)
(Src: Dan Schafer)
Alton Veasey Sackett, son of Orange E Sackett and Emma Susan Chesley, was born in Central City, Merrick County, NebraskaG, on 25 February 1887.1,2 He died aged 62 in Cook County, IllinoisG, on 25 October 19493 and was buried at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, IowaG.4,5 He married in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, IowaG, on 1 December 1917, Olive Alice Crinklaw, daughter of George B Crinklaw and Alice A Sims.6 Olive was born in Marion, Linn County, IowaG, on 21 September 1888 and died aged 77 in Waterloo, Black Hawk County, IowaG, on 6 January 1966.
     In 1900 Alton was living in Kane, Pottawattamie County, IowaG, in the household of his parents Orange and Emma, and was recorded in the census as Alton Sackett, a day laborer, aged 13 and born in Nebraska.7
     In 1910 he was living in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie CountyG, in the household of his parents Orange and Emma, and was recorded as Alton V Sackett, a foundry moulder, single, aged 23.8
     Alton was briefly employed as a brakeman with the Northern Pacific Railway Company at Jamestown, Stutsman County, North DakotaG, joining on 9 September 1915 and leaving on 30 October 1915.9
     Alton completed a World War I draft registration card on 5 June 1917. He was then single, aged 30, and was a brakeman at Gilmore Central Railroad. He was living at 416 Lewis Street, Waterloo, Black Hawk County, IowaG.10
     Alton served in the US Army from 26 July 1918 to 30 December 1918. He was a corporal in the 163rd Depot Brigade, Iowa.5
     In 1920 he was living in Waterloo, Black Hawk County, IowaG, and was recorded as Alton Sackett, a railroad brakeman, head of household, aged 32. He owned his home on a mortgage. Living with him were his wife Olive, 31, and their daughter Dorothy, aged one. Also in the household was Olive's brother Glen Crinklaw, 22.11
     In 1930 he was living at Newell Street, Waterloo, Black Hawk County, IowaG, and was recorded as Alton V Sackett, a railroad freight conductor, head of household, aged 42. He owned his home. Living with him were his wife Olive, 41, and their children, Dorothy, 11, Marion, 9, and Alta, aged six.12
     Alton completed a World War II draft registration card on 29 May 1942. He was then aged 55, employed by the Illinois Central Railroad, and was living at 612 First Avenue East, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, IowaG.13
Alton Veasey Sackett (1887–1949), Walnut Hill Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Iowa
(Src: Find A Grave)

Children of Alton Veasey Sackett and Olive Alice Crinklaw

ChartsTree 7. Simon Sackett the colonist descendant chart
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 Notes & Citations

  1. Census.
  2. Draft.
  3. "Illinois Death Index 1908–1988", database, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Alton Veasey, d. Cook County, IL, 25 Oct 1949."
  4. Website Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com).
  5. "US, Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925–1963", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Alton V, enlisted 26 Jul 1918, discharged 30 Dec 1918, serial no. 3812863, Iowa, Corp, company Cas Det #19 [Casual Detachment], regiment 163rd D B [Depot Brigade], b. 25 Feb 1887, d. 25 Oct 1949, bur. Walnut Hill Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Iowa, flat granite marker, ship to Rae J Williams, Supt, 1294 E Pierce St, Council Bluffs, applicant Mrs Alta Schwake, 18 Apr 1950, 1216 Hawthorns, Waterloo, Iowa."
  6. "Iowa Marriage Records, 1880–1937", digital image, Ancestry.com, "1 Dec 1917, at Cedar Falls, IA, Alton V Sackett, of Waterloo, IA, RR employee, age 30, 1st m., b. Central City, NE, father Orange E Sackett, mother Emma Chesley; to Olive Alice Crinklaw, of Cedar Falls, IA, age 29, 1st m., b. Marion, IA, father Geo B Crinklaw, mother Alice A Sims. By Rev F Miller. Witnesses: Mrs Alice A Crinklaw, Geo B Crinklaw."
  7. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: 456; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0148; FHL microfilm: 1240456
    Kane, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, 4 Jun 1900
    Sackett, O E, head, b. Nov 1843, 57, m. 28y, b. OH, father b. CT, mother b. CT, day laborer, home owned on mortgage
    Sackett, E S, wife, b. Jun 1850, 50, m. 28y, b. NH, father b. NH, mother b. NH
    Sackett, Alton, son, b. Feb 1887, 13, b. NE, father b. OH, mother b. NH, day laborer
    Sackett, Hazel, dau, b. Oct 1889, 10, b. NE, father b. OH, mother b. NH, at school
    Sackett, Robert, son, b. Aug 1891, 8, b. NE, father b. OH, mother b. NH, at school.
  8. 1910 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T624_421; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0144; FHL microfilm: 1374434
    Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, 21 Apr 1910
    Sackett, Orange G, head, 68, m1. 37y, b. OH, father b. CT, mother b. CT, laborer, odd jobs, own account, home owned on mortgage
    Sackett, Emma, wife, 59, m1. 37y, 7 ch, 6 living, b. NH, father b. NH, mother b. NH
    Sackett, Alton V, son, 23, single, b. NE, father b. OH, mother b. NH, moulder, foundry
    Sackett, Hazel, dau, 19, single, b. NE, father b. OH, mother b. NH, stenographer, insurance
    Sackett, Robert, son, 18, single, b. NE, father b. OH, mother b. NH, clerk, insurance.
  9. "U.S., Northern Pacific Railway Company Personnel Files, 1890–1963", digital image, Ancestry.com, Application for employment, "St Paul Station, 8 Sep 1915, Alton Veasey Sackett, brakeman, b. Central City, Neb, 25 Feb 1887, not married, father O E Sackett of 2023 Av A, Co Bluffs, IA, physical injuries suffered: broken collar bone. Ht 5 10½, wt 160, hair dark brown, eyes blue, no marks. Employment approved as brakeman, Jamestown Station, Dakota Division, effective 9 Sep 1915."
    Resignation, "Jamestown, 30 Oct 1915, Alton Veasey Sackett, brakeman, Jamestown, resigned effective 30 Oct 1915, entered service 9 Sep 1915."
  10. "US, World War I draft registrations records 1917–1918", digital image, FamilySearch, Iowa, Waterloo. Draft Division# n/a Roll# 1643363.
    "Serial# 1748 Order# 3213, Alton V Sackett, 416 Lewis St Waterloo Iowa, Age: 30, b. 25 Feb 1887 at Central City Nebraska, single, white, native born, brakeman at Gilmore Central RR Co., no reported nearest relative, no prior military experience, exemptions-hernia & broken arch, Registrant: Tall Ht, Med Build, eyes blue, hair light, bald, no disabilities, Reg: 5 Jun 1917 at Waterloo Iowa."
  11. 1920 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T625_478; Page: 26A; Enumeration District: 33; Image: 1181
    Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, 20 Jan 1920
    Sackett, Alton, head, home owned on mortgage, 32, b. NE, father b. US, mother b. US, brakeman, railroad
    Sackett, Olive, wife, 31, b. IA, father b. Canada, mother b. IA
    Sackett, Dorothy, dau, 1 6/12, b. IA, father b. NE, mother b. IA
    Crinklaw, Glen, brother-in-law, 22, b. IA, father b. Canada, mother b. IA, office asst, railroad.
  12. 1930 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: 642; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0026; Image: 682.0; FHL microfilm: 2340377
    Newell Street, Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, 3 Apr 1930
    Sackett, Alton V, head, home owned, $2,600, 42, m. at 31, b. NE, father b. CT, mother b. NH, freight conductor, steam railroad
    Sackett, Olive A, wife, 41, m. at 29, b. IA, father b. Canada, mother b. IA
    Sackett, Dorothy J, dau, 11, b. IA, father b. NE, mother b. IA
    Sackett, Marion J, dau, 9, b. IA, father b. NE, mother b. IA
    Sackett, Alta V, dau, 6, b. IA, father b. NE, mother b. IA.
  13. "US World War II draft registration cards 1942", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Serial U4430, Alton V Sackett, 612 1st Ave E, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, mailing c/o Trainmaster, Ill. Central R.R., Waterloo, Iowa, age 55, b. Central City, NE, 25 Feb 1887, contact Mrs R W Young, 3647 Av C, Council Bluffs, IA, employer Illinois Central Railroad, Waterloo, IA, race white, ht 5' 11", wt 160, eyes blue, hair brown, complexion ruddy, no marks. Reg Cedar Rapids, Linn County, IA, 29 May 1942."
Last Edited30 June 2017