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  • Morning Journal and Courier, New Haven, Connecticut, 15 Jul 1896, page 9
    End Came Suddenly Yesterday Morning—Was a Native of Westfield.
    Springfield, Mass., July 14.—Seymour A. Sackett, sixty-one, died suddenly at his boarding place, 100 Bridge street, about 1 o'clock this morning. Mr. Sackett had been sick for about ten days with a stomach trouble, but no serious results were feared. This morning while attended by a young son who had come on from Revere to see his father, he suddenly passed away.
    Mr. Sackett was a native of Westfield, where he lived for many years. He came to this city in the early part of May from Fitchburg and was selling a patent tampico brush, in the manufacture of which he was interested. For nearly twenty years past he had been a selling agent through this section for the Singer Sewing Machine company. He leaves a divorced second wife with two young daughters in New Haven, besides seven children by his first wife.
    [Transcribed from by Ted Smith]
  • Springfield Republican, Springfield, Massachusetts, 15 Jul 1896, page 4
    Seymour A. Sackett, 61, a native of Westfield, who came to this city last May from Fitchburg and was selling a patent brush, died at his boarding place, 100 Bridge street, yesterday. He was an agent for the Singer sewing machine company for nearly 20 years in this section. He leaves a divorced second wife in New Haven with two daughters, beside seven children by his first wife. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Ella Shattuck of Westfield.
    [Transcribed from by Ted Smith]
  • The Butte Miner, Butte, Montana, 1 May 1917, Tue, Page 14
    Lewistown, April 29— … Mrs. Hattie Huxtable has been granted a divorce from Elmer Huxtable on the grounds of cruelty and failure to provide."
    [Transcribed from image by Ted Smith]
  • Buffalo Morning Express and Illustrated Buffalo Express, Buffalo, New York, 17 Sep 1922, page 58
    Mrs. Jeannette Rattigan of Lancaster avenue announces the marriage of her daughter, Marie Eleanor, to George Arthur Sackett of Revere, Mass., on Saturday, September 16th, at Saint Joseph's cathedral. Mr. and Mrs. Sackett are taking a trip to New York and Boston and will be at home on their return at No. 72 Day's park."
    [Transcribed from by Ted Smith]
  • Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Florida), 5 Feb 1965, p. 15
    "Dr. Harry R. Sackett, Former Unit President
    Dr. Harry R. Sackett, 93, former president of the Southern Medical Homeopathic Association, died Thursday.
    Dr. Sackett was born in Springfield, Mass., graduated from the New York Medical School and came to St. Petersburg 43 years ago from Holyoke, Mass.
    He was a member of the Congregational Church, a life member of the Masonic Lodge, Holyoke, and member of the Egypt Temple Shrine, Tampa.
    Surviving is his widow, Eva S.; two sons. Dr. George Sackett, Cleveland and Prof. Frederick Sackett, Puerto Rico; a stepson, Hayden Smith, Alabama; five grandsons and three great-grandsons.
    Barnes and Yopp Funeral Home, is in charge of arrangements."
    [Transcribed from by Ted Smith]
  • The Boston Globe, Massachusetts, 24 Jul 1970, Page 28
    "SACKETT—Of Boston, July 22, formerly of Somerville, Harry, father of George R. of New Jersey and Mrs. Mildred K. Noel of Winchester. Funeral from the Funeral Home of John Bryant's Sons, 181 Broadway, Somerville, Saturday, July 25, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Friday 2-4 and 7-9. High Mass of requiem at St. Benedicts Church at 10 a.m."
    [Transcribed from by Ted Smith]
  • Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, Massachusetts, 22 Dec 2018
    "A Look Back, 200 years ago today.
    One cent reward! Ran away from the subscriber on the 4th inst., an indebted apprentice boy by the name of Isaac Sacket, supposed to have been enticed from his master's service; is about 20 years of age, light complexion, has a knavish look, a quarrelsome disposition, knows more than anybody else, is a great liar and tattler."
    [Comment submitted by Joe Manning to Thurmon King's New Sackett Family Database]


  • The Tennessean, Nashville, Tennessee, 24 Feb 2005
    "Lacy Ladell Sackett, 90, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005.
    A memorial service will be at Christian Gospel Temple in Cross Plains Thursday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
    Mr. Sackett was born in Pleasant Hill, Ill.
    He is preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Lorech Sackett and a brother, Russell Sackett and sisters, Annabell Radfield and Hattie Taylor.
    Survivors include a son, Richard L. Sackett; a daughter, Kay Ann Turrentine; brothers, Willis and Willard Sackett; sisters, Mary Barrowman, Lula Mae Bradshaw, Juanita Miller, Cora Watts, and Myrtle Tharp.
    The family requests memorial contributions be made to Alive Hospice, 1710 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203. Austin & Bell Funeral Home, White House is in charge of arrangements."
    [Transcript, Find A Grave]
  • Quincy Herald-Whig, Illinois, 31 Jan 2013
    PITTSFIELD, Ill.—Mary Delores Borrowman, 85, of Pittsfield, died Tuesday (Jan. 29, 2013) at Barry Community Care Center at Barry.
    She was born Oct. 20, 1927, in Baylis, the daughter of Mert and Cora Lula Franklin Sackett. She married Charles Borrowman in 1975 in Griggsville, and he survives.
    Mrs. Borrowman lived her entire life in Pike County with the exception of 10 wonderful years spent in the Pacific Northwest. Mary was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening and crafts, especially quilting and sewing.
    Mary's family would like to give special thanks to the wonderful staff at the Barry Community Care Center for their care and support during this difficult time. She is also survived by three daughters, Barbara Dunbar of Toledo, Ohio, Betty (Cary) Jones of Puyallup, Wash., and Kim Bloyd of Pittsfield; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one brother, Willard Sackett; and four sisters, Lula Mae Bradshaw, Juanita Miller, Cora Watts and Myrtle Tharp.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Russell, Lacy and Willis Sackett, and two sisters, Annabel Radefield and Hattie Taylor.
    SERVICES: 10 a.m. Friday memorial service will be held in the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Pittsfield, with Rev. Steve Boze officiating. Private interment will take place at Oakwood Cemetery at a later date.
    VISITATION: Family will meet with friends immediately following the service.
    MEMORIALS: Alzheimer's Association -Central Illinois Chapter in care of the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home, P.O. Box 513, Pittsfield, IL 62363.
    ARRANGEMENTS: Airsman-Hires Funeral Home, Pittsfield
    WEBSITE: Condolences may be expressed online at


  • The Jefferson Gazette, Ohio, 27 Feb 1923
    Frederick Gleason Sackett
    Frederick Gleason Sackett was born in Windsor, Ashtabula County, O., on Aug. 4, 1847. Died Feb. 12, 1923 at his home, 332 North Raymond, Ave., Pasadena, California. He was the second son and fifth child of Chancey and Sarah Sackett.
    It is needless to say to those who knew the parents of Mr. Sackett, that they were among the most earnest and staunch christians of their time and place. All of their seven children had the great advantage of the influence of a home where vital christianity was the most prominent characteristic.
    In the fall of 1867 F. G. Sackett went to California by the Panama route. Landing in San Francisco he employed his time in various occupations, more prominent was his connection with a lumber firm of San Francisco, spending some years in the upper region of Humboldt Bay, cutting and shipping Red Wood lumber down the coast, to that city. After that he was employed for about two years by one of the daily papers [The San Francisco Chronicle] as traveling agent and correspondent. In that capacity he visited nearly every part of that great state. Being a great lover of nature and possessed of fine descriptive powers his letters were of wonderful interest. Not many years ago Mr. Sackett told the writer this was some of the most enjoyable work of his life.
    In the fall or winter of 1875 Mr. Sackett left that work for the purpose of returning east to visit his widowed mother, sisters, brothers and other relatives, and many friends and also to attend the much talked of Centennial Exposition to be held in 1876 in Philadelphia.
    In the summer of 1876 while on a visit to his brother, O. M. Sackett, who is a minister of the Gospel, and whose work was in Clarion Co., Pa., he was induced to go into the Office of the Oil Producing Company of M. E. Hess & Co., engaging for one month, fully intending to go back to his work in California in a short time. But this little trifling engagement for a month was a matter that changed the course of his whole life, for he not only remained in that office, but in due time he married the oldest daughter of Mr. Hess, who has in all these years proved to be a rich treasure indeed, so kind and faithful a helpmate indeed proving herself worthy the name, a noble self sacrificing wife and mother. Mr. Sackett soon after became a partner in the firm and was in the oil producing business for 35 years or more. His last oil operations being in the field of Illinois. About 12 years ago he closed out all his interest in the oil business and with his family moved to California, locating the city of Pasadena.
    The strictest integrity in business as in every thing else was the ruling characteristic of Mr. Sackett's life. It would be better for the world if men of his stamp could be multiplied more and more. I know that the big hearted generosity and trusting nature often made him the loser in his dealings with some men.
    In the year 1891 Mr. Sackett was converted and from that on he was an earnest christian. That event gave him a new view of life, as it will any other man. He loved his church and its various activities and gave it of his time and talent and means unsparingly. He lived and died in the assurance of meeting his Blessed Savior and the many loved ones and dwelling with them forever in the mansions above. He leaves to mourn their loss, his faithful wife, one daughter, two sons, who were all with him in his long sickness of more than a year and a half, caring for him as only a loving faithful wife and children can, and an only sister, Mrs. Emma L. Knapp, of Windsor, widow of the lamented Henry J. Knapp, she being the only remaining member of the family."
    [Submitted to RootsWeb by Teddy & Carol]
  • Harlem Valley Times, Amenia, Dutchess County, New York, 19 May 1960 "Lucie Reynolds Sackett, 93, wife of the late John T. Sackett of Brooklyn and South Amenia, died Friday, May 13, after some years of invalidism. She was born in South Amenia on October 16, 1867, the daughter of Justus Powers Reynolds and Nancy Barlow Reynolds. She lived in South Amenia until her marriage in 1891, after which she resided in Brooklyn, spending her summers at the Sackett farm in South Amenia. She is survived by her daughter Justine Sackett [Ross] Miner of Brooklyn as well as several nieces and nephews."
    [Transcript, Find A Grave]
  • Oakland Tribune, Oakland, California, 23 Dec 1960, p 32
    "Philip Campbell Eccles
    British banker Philip Campbell Eccles, a leading member of the British colony in the Bay Area, died yesterday in San Francisco after a long illness. He was 53.
    Mr. Eccles was the brother of Britain's education minister Sir David Eccles, and had been the Pacific Coast representative of the British banking house of Barclays for the past nine years.
    He had served the bank for 33 years and spent most of his career in Africa.
    Mr. Eccles lived at 2730 Union St. with his wife, Mrs. Beatrice Sackett Eccles."
    [Transcribed from image by Ted Smith]
  • San Francisco Chronicle, 20 Oct 1992, p 30
    "ECCLES, Beatrice Sackett—Of San Francisco, October 17, 1992; age 92; wife of the late Philip Campbell Eccles, OBE, CBE; mother of Charles S. Hodgman of Cornwall, CT; also survived by four grandchildren and a niece Pilar Sacbater of Malorca, Spain.
    There will be no Services. Interment will be in Winchester, England."
    [Transcribed from by Ted Smith]


  • Hartford Courant, 26 Sep 2018
    "Ivy J. Rajotte, 91, of Newington, CT died peacefully at her home on Monday, September 24th. Ivy was born in London, England on May 24, 1927 to Margaret and Jeremiah Sackett. She left London at age 19 and moved to Boston Massachusetts to marry her husband, Victor E. Rajotte who she met at a dance at Epping Air Force base in England during World War II. They moved to Newington, CT in 1954, where she started a family and continued to live for the past 64 years. Ivy loved to garden and her beautiful flowers were enjoyed by all. Ivy touched many people as the town cosmetician. She worked for many years at Thrifty Drug Store and over the years she assisted many women in Newington with their beauty needs. She was always able to bring out the best in people, both physically and spiritually, and always had an open seat at her counter if anyone needed to talk. According to her clientele, she dispensed friendship and self-confidence along with beauty and makeup tips. Ivy was predeceased by her loving husband Victor Rajotte, her parents Margaret and Jeremiah Sackett, and her sister Ann Thompson. She leaves her children, Victoria Woodward (Pete) of Edmund Oklahoma, Gerry Connelly (Ned) of Hamden, Jeff Rajotte (Trish) of Rocky Hill and Brett Rajotte (Ronda) of Lake Forest, CA. She also leaves 13 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and Julie McManus her caretaker for the last 5 years. Ivy's two cousins, Maisie Carter and Jim Sackett and her nephew Jerry Thompson and niece Carol Carey were her British connection to her beloved England. We would like to thank the wonderful workers from Constellation Services for their wonderful hospice care given to our mom. Funeral services for Ivy will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. at the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington. She will be lovingly laid to rest with her husband in West Meadow Cemetery. Family and friends may call on Thursday, September 28, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Avenue, Newington. To share a memory with Ivy's family, please visit us at"
    [Transcribed from Hartford Courant, online edition, by Chris Sackett]
  • The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois, 9 Jun 1952, page 2
    Mrs. Effie May Doty, 84, who lived for 65 years at 932 W. MacArthur Ave., died at 10 a.m. Sunday at El Paso Rest Home, El Paso. She had been ill since last October.
    She was brought to the Beck Memorial Home where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. George Stuart, pastor of First Christian Church will officiate. Order of Eastern Star members will perform the lodge ritual. Burial will be in Park Hill Cemetery.
    Mrs. Doty was born at Arrowsmith Feb. 14, 1868, the daughter of Sabina and Martha Sackett. She was married to Henry A. Doty in October of 1884 and they moved into the Bloomington residence. He died in 1909. Mrs. Doty moved to El Paso four years ago.
    Surviving are a son, Earl C. Doty, Gary, Ind.; a daughter, Fern C. Hinshaw, St. Paul, Minn., and two brothers, Irwin Sackett, Le Roy, and Seth Sackett, Arrowsmith.
    Mrs. Doty was a member of First Christian Church all her married life and was a member of Chapter 50, Order of Eastern Star.
    [Transcribed from image by Ted Smith]


  • The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois, 23 Jan 1885, p4
    "A Sad Divorce Suit
    —Sad it is when man and wife, who have sailed together for a quarter century over the varying oceans of life, from the isles of youth until almost to peaceful harbors of shadow land find their bark wrecked upon the breakers of discord. Mrs. Martha E. Sackett, of Arrowsmith, has filed a bill for divorce against her husband, Sabina Sackett. In the declaration she relates a story that, if true, is a pitiful commentary upon life, love and matrimony. She says she married him in 1855; both were young and poor, and both worked together and accumulated land and property, until now there lies in his name 240 acres of fine land, valued at $15,000 or more; that in 1884 she was compelled to yield to his repeated cruelty, abuse, neglect, vilification and avarice and leave him, after having been a faithful wife and bearing him six children; that she is now dependent upon her daughter for support, her only asset being an investment of $1,000, which her father gave her, and which is placed in unproductive city lots. Mrs. Sackett says that her husband worked her to death, refused to obtain medical treatment for her when ill, refused to support her, and added vile insult to injury by calling her the most insulting of names implying her lack of wifely virtue. She asks for a divorce and an equitable division of the property which she helped to accumulate."
    [Transcribed by Chris Sackett from image researched by Erin Dennis]
  • The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois, 19 Mar 1885, page 3
    -Yesterday's proceedings-
    A decree of divorce was granted to Martha E. Sackett, from her husband, Sabina Sackett."
    [Transcribed from by Ted Smith]
  • The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois, 22 Mar 1909, p9
    "Sabina Sackett Is Dead.
    Mr. Sabina Sackett, another of the pioneers of this county, passed away in death Friday night at 10:30 o'clock at his home near Arrowsmlth, aged 80 years. Altho he had been in poor health for some time his final illness was only of two days duration, the end being directly due to a stroke of apoplexy, which he suffered Thursday.
    The decedent was born in Delaware county, O., March 22, 1828 and his boyhood days were passed in that locality. At the age of 23 he came with his parents to Illinois, making the trip in a wagon and settling near Twin Grove, this county. On April 17, 1855 Mr. Sackett was married to Miss Martha Hill and to the union six children were born, four of whom survive, viz: William H., and Effie May, both of Bloomington, James E. and Seth T., of Arrowsmith.
    In December 1865 Mr. Sackett moved to a farm near Arrowsmlth, where he continued to live ever afterwards. He was one of the first in that vicinity of that town to clear and improve his farm and as far as known he was the only old settler that was living on the farm that he originally improved. He is also survived by a brother, Charles of Greenfield, In., and five sisters, Josephine Hayward, Sarah Wills, Lydla Stears, Maris Barney, all of Jasper, Minn., and Katherine Curros of Iowa; also fourteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
    Mr. Sackett was an honest, upright man, kind and considerate in his home and of a jovial disposition. It could also be said of him that he was a good citizen. For some time he had felt that his end was approaching and recently in conversation with members of his family he expressed his readiness for the summons.
    The funeral will take place this morning at 11 o'clock st the Christian church In Arrowsmith, Rev. R. Russell officiating. Interment in Greenwood cemetery."
    [Transcribed by Chris Sackett from image researched by Erin Dennis]
  • The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois, 23 Jan 1920, page 7
    Mrs. Martha E. Sackett, who for eighty-two years has lived in the vicinity of Bloomington, died at 10:15 last night at her home at 1021 East Front street. Her death came as the result of many ills attendant upon advanced age. Mrs. Sackett was born April 17, 1832 at Twin Grove in the days when Bloomington was a little country town on the trail between Chicago and St. Louis. On April 17, 1855 she was married to Sabina Sackett. For several years they rented farms in several directions from Bloomington. In 1865 they secured a farm In the vicinity of Arrowsmlth and from that time Arrowsmlth has been considered their home. Mr. Sackett died 12 years ago. There are three sons and one daughter surviving. They are Will at 1020 East Front street; Seth, of Arrowsmlth; Irwin, of Normal; and Effie M. Doty. Mrs. Sackett was for many years a member of the First Christian church.
    [Transcribed from image by Ted Smith]
  • The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois, 2 May 1940, Thu, Page 5
    William Sackett Dies at 82 Years
    William H. Sackett, 82, died at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Walsh, 503 South Moore street. Mr. Sackett was a retired carpenter and had been in ill health for some time.
    Funeral services will be held at home at 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Chester B. Grubb will officiate. Burial will be in Park Hill cemetery.
    He was born Jan 15, 1858, near Bloomington. On Sept. 1, 1880, he was married in Normal to Addie Scoville who died Oct. 30, 1895. Three sons, an infant and Fay and Lucius D. Sackett and two daughters, Mrs. Lester Armstrong and Mrs. Pearl Downey, preceded him in death.
    He is survived by a son, Guy W. Sackett, Anderson, Ind.; a daughter, Mrs. T. M. Walsh, Bloomington; two brothers, Irvin Sackett of Downs and Seth S. Sackett of Arrowsmith, and a sister Effie M. Doty, 923 West Moulton street. There are several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
    [Researched and transcribed by Erin Dennis]


  • Star-Gazette, Elmira, New York, 24 Sep 1900, Mon, Page 7
    Something of Interest Concerning Frank E. Sackett.
    He Possesses All of the Qualifications Which Entitle Him to Hold the Office—His Able Business Career.
    There is no reason in the world why every resident of the county should not vote for the Democratic nominee for county treasurer. On the other hand there is every reason why each voter of Chemung county should cast their ballot for him. Frank E. Sackett, the man whom the Democrats of this county have selected for this office, possesses every qualification which should fit a man for just such an office. He is a thorough business man and has been allied with the business interests of this county all his life. He is quiet, unassuming and strictly business, and has a most complete knowledge of business methods and how financial matters matters should be conducted. If he is elected to the office of county treasurer—and every indication points to the fact that he will be the successful candidate—the taxpayers of the county may rest perfectly contented that the finances will be cared for in the best possible manner. Mr. Sackett at the present time holds the responsible position of note clerk at the Chemung Canal bank, which institution conducts one of the largest banking businesses in the state. For twenty-seven years he has been connected with the banking business and for that reason has a most complete business knowledge of financial matters end complicated financial accounts. Mr. Sackett has lived in Elmira all his life and his excellent reputation is too well known to every Elmiran to need discussion. It was on July 22, 1855, that Mr. Sackett was born—it also being the same year that Democratic nominee for governor was born—and they will go into office together. The Democratic nominee for treasurer's birthplace was at No. 28 East Water street in what was then the old Fourth ward. He is a descendant of one of the very oldest families in the county and comes from a family whose sterling worth has always been a matter of Chemung county history. Elisha Sackett, grandfather of the Democratic Democratic nominee, came to Elmira about 1825. He was a builder and at that time the present city of Elmira was known as Newtown. He moved here from Spencer and before that time had lived in New York. He was associated with Major Riker in the building business and in 1812 was called to Buffalo to build the first frame building in that city. Mr. Sackett's father was Caleb W. Sackett, who in 1855 conducted a bakery business at the corner of Lane and Carroll streets, the present location of Bundy's grocery.
    His death occurred about thirty-three years ago. Mr. Sackett, the Democratic candidate for treasurer, received his preliminary education in the public schools of this city. He attended both the Sullivan street and William street schools.
    On January 13, 1872, he entered the employ of the Pittston and Elvira Coal company, and remained with them just one year, lacking a few days. In 1873 he resigned that position to enter the Second National bank and remained with that institution until about the time of the big flood of 1859. In June of that year he accepted a lucrative position with the Chemung Canal bank and ever since that time has been one of their valuable attaches.
    Mr. Sackett is a prominent member of the Royal Arcanum, being a member of Chemung council, No. 208, of this city. He is prominent socially as well as in business circles and particularly happy in his home life. He was married twenty-two years ago and with his wife and daughter resides in their pretty home at No. 612 Maple avenue. Last spring the residents of the Eleventh ward showed their appreciation and confidence in the Democratic nominee for treasurer by electing him alderman, and his excellent record n the common council shows how well he has justified their selection. When a young man Mr. Sackett was a member of the Elmira volunteer fire department and served efficiently as a member of company No. 2, being at that time but nineteen years of age. Members of the department remember well his popularity in the company. Mr. Sackett has always been alive to the interests of the city and has assisted in more than one enterprise. He has always been one of the enthusiastic of the local base ball "fans" and has year after year aided liberally in maintaining every team Elmira has put in the field. He was such an earnest supporter that the members of one team took his name and called themselves Sackett's pets. Mr. Sackett takes much interest in all athletic sports and out door exercises and in his younger days was himself a good base ball player. He is well known and very popular with all classes alike and any one who knows him can not fail to like him. With his genial and pleasant ways he makes friends wherever he goes. There is not the slightest suspicion of a point that could ever be raised in opposition to Mr. Sackett's candidacy and the election to the office of county treasurer would be but a just honor. He is a gentleman and thorough good fellow and adds material strength to the strong county ticket. Sackett, Lynch, Weeks, Green and Colegrove make a quintette (sic) that is hard to equal and with the Hon. John B. Standfield to head the ticket should carry the county with a handsome majority."
    [Transcribed from image by Ted Smith]


  • Monroe Commercial, Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan, 13 Oct 1859
    "Died—on Tuesday, the 4th of October, at the residence of her brother in Raisinville, Achsah Miranda Sackett, in the fifty-fourth year of her age. The deceased had been for forty years an exemplary Christian, manifesting in her life and acts the power of grace and the influence of the gospel of Christ; and this fact afforded great consolation to her friends, in as much as during her last illness she was not in that state of mind which would have enabled her to prepare for an untried future, showing the importance of preparing for death while in health and the full exercise of the mental powers."
    [Researched by Myra Roper (Monroe County Museum)]
  • Monroe Commercial, Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan, 9 Sep 1869
    "Leander Sackett, an old well known and highly esteemed resident of Monroe County, died at his residence in Raisinville, on Thursday Sept. 2, after a protracted illness of tumor in the stomach. Mr. Sackett was born in Windham, Connecticut, in April 1794, and was therefore in the 76th year of his age. His father's family removed from Connecticut to the Western Reserve, in Ohio, when he was a lad of ten or twelve years, the trip being made with ox teams, and occupying six or eight weeks. In 1822, Mr. Sackett, having then married, came to Maumee with his wife; and associated with Mr. Vantosole, established an Indian Mission, some 30 miles above Toledo. Here he remained until 1829, when the Station was abandoned; the Indians having been removed farther west. He then resided some three or four years at Maumee City, during which time he married Miss Eliza Conant, having lost his first wife while at the Mission Station. In 1832 or 33 he removed to Monroe, where he remained until 1836, as proprietor of the old Mission House, the leading hotel, which occupied the present site of Dansard Bank. Mr. Sackett then removed to a farm on the banks of the River Raisin, in Raisinville, and there he spent the remainder of his days. He was a man of great energy and activity, with an unusual developement of hopeful enthusiasm, and became intimately connected with every movement for the benefit or improvement of the town or community, frequently neglecting his own interests and bearing burdens alone that should have been shared by others. In 1852, Mr. Sackett was a delegate to the Buffalo Convention that formed the Free Soil Party. He has been an enthusiastic and earnest advocate of its principles. He leaves a wife and one son, S.M. Sackett, Druggist of this City."
    [Researched by Myra Roper (Monroe County Museum)]
  • Philadelphia Inquirer, Pennsylvania, _ May 1870
    "[Death] Yeager.—On the 5th inst. Fraxanella, wife of Henry C. Yeager, and daughter of Jacob R. and Eliza Sackett, aged 25 years.
    The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, from the residence of her parents, No. 4803 Frankford st., Frankford, this (Saturday) morning, at 10 o'clock. Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery."
    [Transcribed from Find A Grave image by Chris Sackett]


  • The World, New York City, 31 May 1896 (Sunday), page 13
    Died on a Visit to his Wife's Grave
    William Sackett, of No. 2467 Seventh avenue, identified yesterday the body of the man who died Thursday of heart disease on the steps of the Sandman Hotel, White Plains Road, as that of his father, Charles Sackett.
    The elder Sackett had left home to visit the grave of his wife in Woodlawn and had stopped at the hotel for shelter during a thunder storm. The body was removed from the morgue to the undertaker's.
    [Transcribed from image by Ted Smith]
  • The Scranton Republican, Scranton, Pennsylvania, 30 Oct 1934, Page 6
    Mrs. Samuel Sackett
    Mrs. Kathryn Hager Sackett, 65, 1129 Watson Avenue, wife of Samuel Sackett, died on Sunday night in her home.
    Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Loomis, Hallstead, and Miss Elna L. Sackett, this city; a son, Herman, Endicott, N.Y.; four sisters, Mrs. Charles Ball and Miss Carol Sackett [sic: probably should be Hager], Roncerveate, W. Va., Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson, Lewisburg, W. Va., and Madge Hager, Washington, D.C., and a brother, Frank Hager, Youngstown, Ohio.
    Funeral services will be held from the late home on Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Interment, Mountain Valley Cemetery, Hallstead.
    [Transcribed from image by Ted Smith]
  • Press and Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton, New York, 30 Apr 1954, page 31
    "MRS. ELIZABETH SACKETT, 75, of Hallstead, Pa., died at 2:26 a.m. today at Freeman Nursing Home, Great Bend, Pa. She is survived by two step-daughters, Mrs. Elna Ball of Factoryville, Pa., and Mrs. Bertha Loomis of Hallstead; one stepson, Herman Sackett of Endictott; four sisters, Mrs. Louise Rockewell, Mrs. Anna Miller, Mrs. Ethel Fowler, all of Johnson City, Mrs. Eith Hawley of Peoria, Ill.; three brothers, Albert Dawes of Nicholson, Pa., Samuel Dawes of Minooka, Pa., and James Dawes of Chenango Bridge; several nieces and nephews. The body was moved to the Tuttle Funeral Home, Hallstead, Pa., where friends may call Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon and evening."
    [Transcribed from image by Ted Smith]
  • New York Times, 29 Jan 2010
    "SACKETT—Lester, 97, beloved husband of the late Lillian, devoted father of Jeffrey (Marcy) and Denis (Sara), and adored grandfather of Jaime, Daniel and Max."
    [Transcribed from The New York Times, online edition, by Ted Smith]