Akron Daily Democrat, Saturday, 15 November 1902:
"END OF A LONG AND BUSY LIFE
William C. Sackett Died Friday of Exhaustion
William C. Sackett, aged 75 years, one of Summit county's oldest and most highly respected citizens, died at his home in Coventry township, Friday, of exhaustion. Mr. Sackett had been failing for nearly four years and for a long time before the end came it was know that he was dangerously ill.
Mr. Sackett was the father of Dr. W.A. Sackett, of this city, and leaves a widow. He was one of Summit county's most progressive farmers. He had lived in Summit county for 65 years and came with his parents from Connecticut when a small boy. The story of his life is interwoven with the history and development of the county. For 38 years Mr. Sackett lived in Copley, and only in his declining years did he reside in Coventry.
Funeral services will be held at the residence Sunday, at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Glendale cemetery."
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The Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohio, 18 Nov 1902, p 1
"A QUIET LIFE
Enjoyed by W. C. Sackett Who Died Last Friday.
Was One of Summit County's Most Prominent Men at One Time.
William C. Sackett, who died at his home in Coventry township last Friday, was one of the most prominent residents of Summit county.
Mr. Sackett was born in Warren, Ct., October 29, 1827. When ten years old he moved to Tallmadge, where he lived until 1851. That year he went to the western gold fields and remained in California and Oregon four years. He then decided to come east again and located in Copley, where he lived until 1893. In the spring of 1898, Mr. Sackett moved his family to Coventry, where he lived until his death. Mr. Sackett was much interested in everything that pertained to farm life. He was president of the Summit County Agricultural society from 1887 to 1892.
He was not an enlisted soldier during the Civil War, but drilled large numbers of men that were sent to the front. He was active in politics, but never cared for an office and never held one.
His life was always a quiet and simple one, as he was not a man who cared for display. The last few years of his life were spent in retirement on his farm. He had been in poor health for nearly four years before his death. He leaves a widow and one son, Dr. William A. Sackett of this city."
[Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]