Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
- Chicago Tribune, 11 February 1872
"Married. / Sackett—Adams.—On the 8th. inst., at the residence of the bride's parents, 430 West Madison-st., by the Rev. E.P.Goodwin, Mr. Chas. L. Sackett and Miss Clara Adams, both of this city."
- Chicago Tribune, 19 November 1876
"Deaths. / Woodruff—At Geneva, Ill., on the 12th ult., at the residence of her son-in-law, G.A. Sackett, Mrs. Lodema Woodruff, aged 87 years, mother of the late Walter N. and F. Jackson Woodruff, of this city."
[George A Sackett]
- Chicago Daily Tribune, 3 April 1883
George A. Sackett.
George A. Sackett was born in Jamaica, L.I., July 20, 1812, consequently was 70 years of age at the time of his death, which occurred at Geneva, Ill., April 1. He was brought up in New York City, and there received a good common-school education. At an early age he went to Sackett's Harbor with his father, for whom the town was named, and when 17 years old started in business on his own account, making some very successful ventures. During the Patriot War on Canada, which gave him an additional start, he became largely interested in vessels, and was one of the first to recognize the importance of Chicago as a grain market. Here he did considerable [business] in buying and shipping to Oswego in his own vessels. In 1854 he removed to Chicago and became engaged in the iron and coal trade. In 1858 he was succeeded in this by Hale & Ayer. He was one of the earliest members of the Board of Trade, and was prominent in its dealings, remaining in the organization until 1870, when he retired from business to his home in Geneva. He was one of the earliest members of Christ R.E. Church, was one its wardens for many years, was in sympathy with the rector, the Rev. C.E.Cheney, and took part in the movement that resulted in the formation of the Reformed Episcopal Church, always maintaining the greatest interest in the new organization. He was of a quiet and reserved disposition, and passed the last years of his life in the quietude and enjoyment of his library and garden. He was sick for three months with cancer of the stomach, and passed peacefully away at the 3 April 1883 last. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn his loss."
- Chicago Daily Tribune, 28 March 1892
"Mrs. H.L.D. Sackett.
Ann Arbor, Mich., March 27.—[Special.]—Mrs. H. Louise D. Sackett died in this city this evening of paralysis. She gave Sackett Hall and the site on which McMillan Hall stands to the Tappan Presbyterian Association, and recently gave a $4,000 organ to the Presbyterian Church. She gave during her life fully $50,000 in benefactions."
[widow of Edward Sacket]
- The Chicago Herald, November 11, 1892
"IN THE GREAT WEST
Orsemus Sackett, once a great personal friend of James Fenimore Cooper and a lecturer of some note, is now half blind and destitute and peddles papers for a living on Grand Rapids streets."
[Researched by Kari Roehl, 2008]
- The Chicago Tribune, February 7, 1894
"SACKETT'S FATHER REFUSES AID
Repudiates the Son Who Deserted Him in His Poverty
Grand Rapids, Mich., Feb. 6
Hackley Sackett, the silhouette artist arrested in Topeka after eloping with an Elkhart heiress, today wired his father, who lives here, a pathetic appeal for funds to help him out of his scrape. The message was returned to the telegraph office marked "refused." Thirty years ago Sackett senior was one of the best known lecture and concert managers in the country, and he gave his boy a superior education. When he lost both his health and money the boy ignored him, and the broken-down old man came here and began peddling newspapers about the hotels. He is still doing this, and is now worth $12,000 or $15,000. The old man states that his son has a wife and three children in the East. He married a sister of Mrs. Howe, the wife of the Eastern Manager of the American News company, and the deserted family is now living with the Howes in their New York home."
[Researched by Kari Roehl, 2008]
- Chicago Daily Tribune, 9 September 1894
"Marriage Licenses [issued by County Clerk 8 September 1894]. / George Wells, 36, & Bessie Sackett, 20, both of Chicago."
- The Daily Inter Ocean, Chicago, June 20, 1895
"FORTUNE IN PAPERS.
How O. Sackett, of Grand Rapids, Won His Way.
THRIFT AND INDUSTRY.
Recollections of Horace Greeley's Trip to Kansas City.
One Man Who Has Gained a Competence as a Street Merchant.
One of the familiar figures on the streets of Grand Rapids is Mr. O. Sackett, a man 74 Years old, who sells papers. Nearly everybody in the thriving Michigan city knows the venerable newsdealer. He has had an interesting career. He is worth $15,000, which amount he has saved out of the earnings of his news business. He says:
I have had an interest in The Inter Ocean since its foundation, as I was acquainted with Frank Palmer, who was connected with the paper in the early days. I have watched with pride its growth to a great newspaper. I lived in Chicago when Joseph Medill was working the old lever press during the days of "Long John" Wentworth. Old residents will remember me as the "Yankee Card Writer" at the Sherman House in 1863. I was the original card-writing professor and spent my summers at Saratoga, Newport, Boston, Philadelphia, and other Eastern cities, and made much money.
At the close of the war I settled in Kansas City as manager of a lecture bureau in connection with Redpath, of Boston. His bureau sent entertainments to Chicago, and I managed them from Chicago to California. Among my attractions were Horace Greeley, John G. Saxe, Will Carleton, Susan B. Anthony, Artemus Ward, John B. Gough, and others. I was the only agent that Horace Greeley ever lectured for outside of invitations from associations and towns. I learned by the papers that he was to open the St. Louis fair and wrote him, asking for dates in Missouri and Kansas. He replied that inasmuch as he was coming to St. Louis he would give me six dates. His first lecture for me was at Kansas City. After heavy advertising I wrote to learn his price. He replied that he would not make a price, but would leave me to pay him as much as I did others who did not draw any better house than he.
Anecdote of Horace Greeley.
I sold the entire house at Kansas City for $1 a seat. I met Mr. Greeley the morning of the lecture at the depot. On the way to town I asked him if he was ever in Kansas City before. He said:
"Yes; fifteen years ago I came to Wyandotte to see John Brown. There being no livery stable at Wyandotte, they sent to Kansas City for a livery rig for me, but when they found who it was for they refused to let it come, and I had to go to John Brown's in a lumber wagon."
"What did St. Louis pay you for your two lectures?" I asked.
"They promised me $100, but have not paid me anything", he said.
Mr. Greeley would not ask pay of any man. At his death thousands of bills in notes held by him had not been presented for payment. I paid him $150 a night.
I saw Wild Bill with his revolver put thirteen bullets in the "O" of the I.O.O.F. sign at the top of the building in the market square at Kansas City, the thirteen shots making but six reports. The marks of the bullets may be plainly seen today.
I am the inventor and hold the only unexpired patent on the beautiful hotel casket now on all first-class hotel counters to hold envelopes, matches, pens, ink, etc. I have had my ups and downs, but have always managed to land on my feet. I came to Grand Rapids in 1879 with $40,000 to manufacture my hotel caskets. I was taken sick after two years and was on my back six years. I lost all my money and began life again with 50 cents. I sell in this small town between 300 and 350 papers daily. I have no news depot, but sell entirely on the street. I am today worth $15,000."
[Researched by Kari Roehl, 2008]
- Chicago Daily Tribune, 23 April 1896
"Marriage Licenses [issued by County Clerk 22 April 1896]. / Willard Goodrich, 26, & Grace Sackett, 20, both of Chicago."
- Chicago Daily Tribune, 11 August 1900
"Marriage Licenses [issued by County Clerk 10 August 1900]. / Benjamin Jansen, 21, & Hattie Sackett, 18, both of Chicago."
- Chicago Daily Tribune, 25 December 1900
"Marriage Licenses [issued by County Clerk 24 December 1900]. / Edwin S. Pearl, 33, of Indianapolis, Ind.; Adda Sackett, 29, of Ottumwa, Ia."
- Chicago Daily Tribune, 18 June 1901
"Marriage Licenses [issued by County Clerk 17 June 1901]. / Bert W. Sackett, 35, of Chicago; Antoinetti V. Wagner, 24, of Juneau, Wis."
- Chicago Daily Tribune, 22 January 1903
"Marriage Licenses [issued by County Clerk 21 January 1903]. / Albert H. Sackett, 30; Emille C. Anderson, 27, both of Chicago."
- Chicago Daily Tribune, 8 December 1908
"Obituary. / Charles J. Sackett, who for the last twelve years has been manager of the board of trade firm of Ware & Leland, died suddenly at their offices yesterday of heart disease. Mr. Sackett had been in ill health for three years and had recently returned from a southern trip which he had hoped would benefit him."
- Chicago Daily Tribune, 2 March 1914
"Deaths. / Larson.—Lulu Grace Larson, née Sackett, beloved wife of Louis P. Larson, fond mother of Alleen?, Anna Larson, beloved daughter of Mrs. Louina? Sackett and sister of Mrs. Leo Rece and Mrs. May Miller of Detroit, Mich. Funeral at late residence, 3008 W. George st., Tuesday, at 1 p.m. Interment at Mount Olive cemetery. Detroit papers please copy."
- Chicago Daily Tribune, 18 July 1917
"Marriages. / Lieut. George Wilbur Sackett, nephew of Mrs. Grace Wilbur Trout of Oak Park, will be married today to Miss Antoinette Cooper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Cooper of New Rochelle, N.Y. The wedding ceremony will be performed in Chattanooga, Tenn., as Lieut. Sackett, a West Pointer of the class of 1917, is now stationed nearby in Chickamauga Park, Ga., in command of a detail of United States troops. Mrs. Trout and her son, Thomas, and cousin, Miss Caroline B. Wilbur, left yesterday to attend the wedding."
- Chicago Daily Tribune, 22 July 1917
"Weddings. / Lieut. George Wilbur Sackett, nephew of Mrs. Grace Wilbur Trout of Oak Park, was married on Wednesday to Miss Antoinette Cooper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Cooper of New Rochelle, N.Y. The wedding ceremony was performed in Chattanooga, Tenn., as Lieut. Sackett is now stationed in Chickamauga Park, Ga."
- Chicago Daily Tribune, 12 March 1917
"Death Notice. / Sackett—Charles Lockwood Sackett, at residence, 10 S. 5th-av., La Grange, Ill., March 11. Funeral from First Congregational church March 13 at 2 p.m. Burial at Rosehill. Please omit flowers."
- Chicago Daily Tribune, 10 Oct 1918
"Death Notice. / Brothwell—Gertrude Brothwell, daughter of the late Mrs. Rachel Sackett, 2705 N. Mozart-st., Oct. 6, 1918. Funeral at chapel, Rosehill cemetery, Thursday, Oct. 10, at 2:30 p.m. Sterling, Ill., papers please copy."
- Chicago Daily Tribune, 23 May 1919
"Death Notice. / Sackett—Amanda E. Sackett, May 22, mother of James L. Sackett. Funeral Friday at 1:30 p.m. at The Chapel, Normal-blvd.and 62d-pl. Interment at Marcellus, Mich."
- Chicago Daily Tribune, 17 December 1919
"Death Notice. / Sackett—Annie Whiteside Sackett, nee Chiocchi, wife of Hubert Sackett and mother of Beatrice Sackett, at St. Luke's hospital, Chicago, Dec. 16, 1919. Funeral at New York. Arrangements to be announced later. Portland, Me., papers please copy."
- Chicago Daily Tribune, 18, 19, & 20 December 1919
"Death Notice. / Sackett—Annie Whiteside Sackett, nee Chiocchi, wife of Hubert Sackett and mother of Beatrice Sackett, at St. Luke's hospital, Chicago, Dec. 16, 1919. Funeral services, St. Agnes' chapel, Trinity parish, 121 W. Ninety-first-st., New York City, Saturday, Dec. 30, at 2:30 p.m."
- Chicago Daily Tribune, 21 June 1922
"Death Notices. / Sackett—Mrs. H.S. Sackett, wife of H.S. Sackett of 722 Bittersweet-pl., June 20. Funeral Thursday, 2 p.m., at 2701 N. Clark-st., private."
[Louise Chrisly, wife of Homer Samuel Sackett]
- Chicago Daily Tribune, 5 & 6 January 1924
"Death Notices. / Sackett—Anna Sackett, at her home in Crawford, N.J., beloved wife of Grove Sackett, and sister of Frank D. Ray and the late Mrs. Harriet Allard. Funeral [in] chapel, 1158 N. Clark-st., Monday, Jan. [7?] at 11 a.m. Interment Graceland."
- Chicago Daily Tribune, 25 March 1925
"Padden—Sarah Carruthers Padden, beloved wife of the late Michael, fond mother of George, Thomas, Marie, Mrs. George Murphy, Mrs. George Sackett, and Edward, at her late residence, 7934 S. Marshfield-av. Funeral notice later. For information phone Stewart 7700."
- Chicago Daily Tribune, 23 January 1927
"Announcement is made by Ross O. Sackett of 2009 Argyle street of the marriage of his sister, Zoe Louise, to O. Earl Halberg, son of Mr. and Mrs. O.L. Halberg of 8010 Drexel avenue."
- Chicago Daily Tribune, 31 March 1929
"Deaths. / Verrall—Alice Ellen Verrall, March 30, 1929, at her home, 240 Leo-st., Evanston, Ill., wife of Sackett H. Verrall, mother of Edwin H. Herbert and Helen Verrall. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Mark's church, Evanston, Ill. Interment at Rosehill cemetery."
- Chicago Daily Tribune, 2 & 3 October 1930
"Deaths. / Kaiser—Minnie Kaiser, beloved mother of Gertrude Sackett, Stella Calvin, Alex, and Sidney, grandmother of Iza Henry and Dr. Joseph Calvin, great grandmother of Helene M. Henry, sister of Mrs. Lizetta Fischel, Samson, and Samuel. Funeral Friday, 2 p.m., at chapel, 936 E. 47th-st."
- Chicago Daily Tribune, 11 October 1930
"Deaths. / Morrill—John W. Morrill, Oct. 8, 1930, of 218 N. Mayfield-av., husband of Frankie M. Morrill, father of Mrs. Jane M. Sackett of Mount Vernon, N.Y., and Wesley F. Morrill. Funeral Saturday, 3 p.m., at funeral home, 318-320 N. Central-av., Austin. Interment Oak Ridge."
- Chicago Daily Tribune, 9 March 1932
"Wedding. / Sackett Hope Verrall of Evanston announces the marriage of his daughter, Helen, to John Jay Barker of Glencoe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell D. Barker of Larchmont, N.Y., on Thursday, March 3. The ceremony took place in the chapel of the First Congregational church of Evanston …."
- Chicago Daily Tribune, 27 June 1933
"Miss Elizabeth Reid Sackett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Sackett of Evanston, is to be married today, to Reginald David Crocker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Clinton Crocker of Spooner, Wis. The ceremony will take place in the presence of the relatives and a few intimate friends in the drawing room of the home of the bride's parents on Orrington avenue, and will be followed by a larger reception in the gardens."Miss Elizabeth Reid Sackett.
- Chicago Daily Tribune, 28 June 1933
In a candlelight ceremony last night in the drawing room of her parents' Evanston home, Miss Elizabeth Sackett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Sackett, became the bride of Reginald David Crocker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Clinton Crocker of Spooner, Wis.
The young couple repeated their vows after the Rev. Hugh Elmer Brown of the First Congregational church of Evanston before an improvised altar decorated with ferns, white roses, and madonna lilies.
The bride's gown was simply fashioned of ivory satin with a long sweeping train. Her tulle veil was bound to her golden head with a tiny wreath of orange blossoms. She wore her mother's wedding slippers and an heirloom cross of pearls that was her grandmother's. Her bouquet was madonna lilies.
Miss Kathleen Henneberry, a sub-deb cousin of the bride from Denver, was her only attendant.
Mr. Crocker had his brother, Walter Crocker Jr. of Eau Claire, Wis., for his best man."
- Chicago Daily Tribune, 31 December 1935
"L.B. Sackett, Illinois Vet, Dies in Philippines / Manila, P.I., Dec. 30.—(AP)—L.B. Sackett, 64, retired business man, died here. A veteran of the Spanish-America war, he was a native of Chatsworth, Ill., and formerly lived at Cheyenne, Wyo."
- Chicago Daily Tribune, 12 October 1937
"Deaths. / Martin—Adelaide Sackett Martin of 5637 Kenwood avenue, beloved mother of Gail E., Robert S., Paul S., Oscar C., and Dorothy G. Martin. Services Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 56th street and Blackstone avenue. Remains at chapel, 5203 Lake Park avenue. Interment Forest Home. Please omit flowers."
"Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851–2003." Digital image. Ancestry.com. (http://search.ancestry.co.uk). (Researched by Chris Sackett).