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  • San Diego Union, 23 Jul 1954
    "Mrs. Matilda S. Borden, 94, of 4659 Mississippi St. died yesterday in her home. A native of San Luis Obispo, she had lived here 22 years. She was a member of the Native Daughters of the Golden West. Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. today at Lewis Colonial Mortuary with graveside rites to be at 2:30 p.m. at Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach. Survivors include two daughters, Ida M. Kennedy and Mrs. Ross M. Wilsie of San Diego." [Transcribed from Find A Grave image]
  • Boston Herald, 25 May 1964
    "Reginald Sackett, Orchestra Leader, Rites Wednesday
    Reginald L. Sackett, 63, of 46 Upham St., Melrose, dance orchestra leader, died yesterday.
    He organized and led the band that bore his name, and was widely-known throughout Greater Boston during the early 1950s.
    Born in Glen Falls, N.Y., Sackett was a member of the Wyoming Lodge, A.F.&A.M. and other Masonic bodies.
    He leaves his wife Doris (Estes) and two sons, David Peter, a student at the University of Massachusetts and Richard E. of Wakefield.
    Services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Robinson Chapel, Melrose."
    [Transcribed from GenealogyBank image]
  • Boston Traveler, 26 May 1964
    Deaths, "Sackett—Suddenly, in Melrose, May 24 Reginald L. of 46 Upham St. husband of Doris (Estes) and father of Richard E. and David P. Sackett. Services at Robinson Chapel, 809 Main St., Wednesday at 2:30. Friends may call Tuesday 7 to 9."
    [Transcribed from GenealogyBank image]
  • Springfield Union, 6 Mar 1988
    "Doris E. Kenyon.
    Amherst—Doris (Estes) Kenyon, 80, formerly of Riverside Park Apartments, died yesterday at a local nursing home. Born in Cambridge, she was graduated from Everett High School and the Bryant and Stratton School of Business in Boston. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Melrose. She lived in Stoneham and Melrose before moving to Amherst in 1978. Her first husband, Reginald L. Sackett, died in 1964, and her second husband, Roland A. Kenyon, died in 1978. She leaves two sons, David P. Sackett of Hadley and Richard E. Sackett of Waltham, and five grandchildren. The funeral will be Tuesday afternoon at Douglass Funeral Home, with burial in Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham. Memorial contributions may be made to the Amherst Nursing Home."


  • New York Herald, New York City, 16 Nov 1872
    "Orchard–Sackett.—On Thursday, November 14, at St. Luke's church, Darien, Conn., by the Rev. Louis M. French, William Henry Orchard, of New York, to Hattie A. Sackett, daughter of the late James Sackett, Esq., and stepdaughter of John Jay Bell, Esq., of Darien, Conn. No cards."
    [CRS Jan 2017]


  • The Morning Herald, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, 24 October 1942
    "GANS, HARRIET BROWNFIELD, MRS., died Friday, October 23, at 12:40 p.m. in the Uniontown Hospital of complications. She was the daughter of the late William N. and Elizabeth Sackett Brownfield, pioneer residents of Fayette county. She is survived by her husband, Harry B. Gans, and two sons, First Lt. Harry B. Gans, Jr., and Private James L. Gans, both serving in the U. S. Army, and one granddaughter, Mary Harriet; also survived by two brothers, B. B. Brownfield of Los Angeles, Calif., and S. S. Brownfield of Ligonier, Pa.; four sisters, Mrs. J. W. Madore, Mrs. Levi Brown, Mrs. Lucy Jeffries of Uniontown and Mrs. J. G. Fullman of Pittsburgh. She was a member of the Central Christian Church, the Women's Missionary Society and the Col. Andrew Lynn Chapter of the D. A. R. Friends will be received at the home, 88 Lincoln street. Funeral arrangements will be announced later."
    [Find A Grave transcript]


  • Appleton Post Crescent, Wisconsin, 30 Mar 1925
    "George E. Sackett
    George E. Sackett, 77, died Sunday at Mellen, Wis. He was born in Whiteville, New York, in 1848, and camd to Appleton, in 1855, living here until he moved to Mellen a few years ago. He is survived by his widow and three sons, R.E. Sackett, Sheboygan; A.F. Sackett, Hurley; L.E. Sackett, Superior; three sisters, Mrs Merrill, Neenah; Mrs George Urie, Springville, Calif.; Miss Ida Sackett, Neenah; four brothers, F.E. Sackett, Marinette, Il; L. Sackett, Silverton, Ore; C.A. Sackett, Fond du Lac; F.M. Sackett, Stevens Point; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Riverside chapel, with the Rev. Schlagenhauf of Neenah in charge. Interment will be in Riverside cemetery."
    [ ( (Researched by Chris Sackett).]


  • Coleman Democrat-Voice (Coleman, Texas), Nov 1957.
    "Last Rites For Fred Sackett Here Saturday
    Last rites for Fred Sackett, 68, were held Saturday, November 16, 1957 at 2:00 p.m. at Stevens Memorial Chapel with Rev. U. A. Schulze, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating.
    Mr. Sackett was born in Coleman County, May 14, 1889 and died in the Overall Memorial Hospital Friday, November 15, 1957 at 4:00 a.m. He suffered a heart attack two weeks ago. He was the son of the late Henry and Mary Sackett, and had lived his entire life in Coleman County. He was married to Fay Moneyhun, February 28, 1921, and was a member of the Methodist Church. He was an attendant at the Coleman Airport.
    Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Fay Sackett of Coleman; one son, Fred Sackett, Jr. of Austin; one daughter, Mrs. Patsy Crockett of Coleman; one brother, Henry Sackett of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Al Volz and Mrs. Nell Stewart of San Antonio; three grandchildren.
    Pallbearers were Will Hambright, James West, L. Lee Mayes, N.C. Baker, Joe K. Taylor and Fred Brown.
    Stevens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements with burial in the Coleman Cemetery.
    [Coleman Democrat-Voice (Texas), digital image, Find A Grave ( Transcribed by Chris Sackett, Jan 2016.]
  • Coleman Chronicle and Democrat-Voice (Coleman, Texas), June 1997.
    "Fred Sackett, Jr. 75
    Fred Sackett, Jr., age 75, died Sunday, June 22, 1997 at his home in Austin. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Austin. Funeral arrangements are by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home.
    Fred was fond of reminiscing about his grandfather, Henry Sackett, who arrived on horseback in Coleman County in time to join the Texas Rangers at Camp Colorado. Henry Sackett bought the fort's headquarters building, married the commandant's daughter, Mary McNamara, and settled down to build a sizeable ranch and rear eleven children, the second of whom was Fred Sackett, Sr. Fred Jr. was born on his grandfather's ranch.
    Fred Sackett, Jr. took flying lessons at an early age and was asked to instruct flying cadets during World War II. He later transferred to the Ferry Command, graduating to service as a pilot in the China-Burma-India theatre "Flying the Hump."
    After the war he returned to Austin to resume his studies at the University of Texas, graduating with a degree in higher mathematics. He was an investment broker.
    Fred served on the board of the Austin Heritage Society for many years. He also served as president for seven years to the Austin Library Commission. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Peggy Sackett; his mother, Fay Moneyhun Sackett of Coleman; his son Fritz Sackett of Austin; his sister, Patsy Hill of Coleman; his niece, Tamara Mills; and a nephew, John Allen Crockett of Coleman.
    Pallbearers are Paul Brown, Ronnie Earle, Harold G. Robinson, Felder Thornhill, Bruce Todd and George Warren. Honorary pallbearers include Gonzalo Barrientos, Philip Bobbitt, Michael Frary, Martin Kermacy, Mayo King, Johnny Huber, Garry Mauro, Scott McBride, Carl Oppenheimer, George Seagert, A.R. "Babe" Schwartz, Will Todd IV and John Tubb.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of the Austin Public Library, P.O. Box 2287, Austin, Texas 78768."
    [Coleman Chronicle and Democrat-Voice (Texas), digital image, Find A Grave ( Transcribed by Chris Sackett, Jan 2016.]
  • Coleman Chronicle and Democrat-Voice (Coleman, Texas), Jul 1999.
    "Fay Moneyhun Sackett, 95
    Fay Moneyhun Sackett, 95, of Coleman died Sunday, July 18, 1999 at Holiday Hill Nursing Home.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Reed Justus officiating. Burial will follow at Coleman Cemetery, under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
    Fay Sackett was born February 14, 1904 in Farmersville, Texas, a daughter of the late R.M. and Leah Connally Moneyhun. She moved to Coleman County at the age of two and had lived in this area since that time. She attended school at Loss Creek. On February 26, 1921 she married Fred Sackett in Coleman and he preceded her in death in 1957. She lived at Camp Colorado in Coleman County until 1939, when she moved to Coleman. She was the owner of Sackett's Fabric Center and was also employed at Nell's Dress Shop. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include one daughter, Patsy Sackett Hill of Coleman; three grandchildren, Fred "Fritz" Sackett of Austin, Tamara Mills of San Antonio and Allen Crockett of Coleman; four great-grandchildren, Crockett Mills of Coleman, Robin Mills of San Antonio, John Allen Crockett and Marcus Brooks Crockett, both of Dallas; and a granddaughter-in-law, Cami Crockett of Dallas. She was preceded in death by a son, Fred Sackett in 1997; grandson, Eric Sackett in 1966; two brothers, Donald and Bobby Moneyhun; and two sisters, Gertrude Craig and Lois West.
    Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 852, Coleman, Texas 76834.
    Pallbearers will be Allen Crockett, Crockett Mills, Fred "Fritz" Sackett, Bobby Neal, Robert Wilson and Jim Snodgrass. Honorary Pallbearer Gordon Brower.
    The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. tonight (Tuesday)."
    [Coleman Chronicle and Democrat-Voice (Texas), digital image, Find A Grave ( Transcribed by Chris Sackett, Jan 2016.]