Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida

Newspaper Abstracts

  • Gainesville Daily Sun, (Gainesville, Fla.), February 1, 1905, p. 6, col. 1.
    Secretary of State Hay has received received a cablegram from Consul General Gudgar at Panama saying that with the exception of Paymaster Sackett, all the yellow fever cases on the United States cruiser Boston were much better and that there have been no new cases."
  • Gainesville Daily Sun, (Gainesville, Fla.), February 28, 1905, p. 1, col. 2.
    Battleship Had Several Cases of Yellow Fever on Baord at Panama
    San Francisco, Feb 27—The United States cruiser Boston has arrived here from Panama, via Acapulco.
    The Boston left here several months ago, accompanying the other vessels of the Pacific squadron to the southern coast, but was left at Panama by the flagship New York. While there yellow fever broke out on board, causing the death of Dr. Kahlpase, the ship's doctor, and Tom Matsumoto, a Japanese messman.
    After these deaths occured the ship was ordered north and left Panama with the intention of going to Puget sound. All sickness having passed, however, Capt. Mills, in command, decided to put into this port. She has two convalescents on board, a marine and a Japanese messman. Lieutenant Wood and Paymaster F. P. Sackett were left in the hospital at Ancon, Brazil, with yellow fever."
  • Gainesville Daily Sun, (Gainesville, Fla.), February 18, 1908, p. 8, col. 2.
    "Mrs. Guy W. Sackett St. Petereburg, who arrived the latter part of the week with the intention remaining here for several days as a guest of her uncle, S. H. Wienges, was called home suddenly on account of the arrival of her husband, who is a master of a vessel. It is to be regretted that she could not remain longer, but friends and relatives were glad to see here even for a brief period."
    [Edith Mildred Wilson w. Guy Woodford Sackett (1885–1984)]

Website Library of Congress, Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers ( (Researched & transcribed by Michael Trickey).