Gordon Sackett Adams

FatherBerkley Dickenson Adams1 (1875-1945)
MotherBeatrice Nan "Bee" Sackett1 (1890-1985)
Marriage1945, Hougaerde (Brabant)GJenny Emilie Sylvie Peeters1
Gordon Sackett Adams, son of Berkley Dickenson Adams and Beatrice Nan "Bee" Sackett, was born in Richmond, VirginiaG, on 15 May 1922.2,3 He died aged 83 in Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County, CaliforniaG, on 28 April 20064 and was buried at the Adams Family Cemetery, Red Oak, Charlotte County, VirginiaG.2 He married in Hougaerde (Brabant), BelgiumG, on 25 June 1945, Jenny Emilie Sylvie Peeters, daughter of Alphonse Corneille Peeters and Constance Octavie Alice Cipers.1 They divorced in Santa Clara County, CaliforniaG, in June 1973.5
     In 1930 Gordon was living at Bacon, Charlotte County, VirginiaG, in the household of his parents Berkley and Beatrice, and was recorded in the census as Gordon S Adams, aged eight and born in Virginia.6
     Gordon was listed in the Virginia Military Institute yearbooks of 1942 and 1943.7
     Gordon completed a World War II draft registration card in 1943. He was aged 21 and was a student at the Virginia Military Institute. He was living at Red Oak, Charlotte County, VirginiaG, and next of kin was his father Berkley.8
     Gordon was a career soldier, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force. He served during the Second World War.
Virginia Military Institute 1942
Virginia Military Institute 1943
Gordon Sackett Adams (1922–2006), Adams Family Cemetery, Red Oak, Virginia
(Src: Find A Grave, Christie McKinster Adams)

 Notes & Citations

  1. Email from Gordon Sackett Adams to Sackett Discussion List, June 2002.
  2. Find a Grave.
  3. Death record.
  4. "Social Security Death Index" (Ancestry transcript), "Gordon Sackett Adams, b. 15 May 1922, d. 28 Apr 2006, last res. 95014 Cupertino, Santa Clara, California, SSN issued Virginia before 1951."
  5. "California, Divorce Index, 1966–1984" (Ancestry transcript), "Jun 1973, divorce, Santa Clara, California, Gordon S Adams and Jenny P Peeters."
  6. 1930 United States Federal Census, Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0002; FHL microfilm: 2342173
    Bacon, Charlotte County, Virginia, 17 Apr 1930
    Adams, Berkley D, head, home owned, 55, m. at 22, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA, farmer, general farm
    Adams, Beatrice S, wife, 40, m. at 25, b. NJ, father b. NJ, mother b. NJ
    Adams, Edward D, son, 11, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. NJ
    Adams, Gordon S, son, 8, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. NJ
    Adams, Rhea L, son, 6, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. NJ
    White, Julie M, boarder, 22, single, , b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA, teacher, public school
    Adams, Joseph I, son, 31, single, , b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. Canada French, buyer, leaf tobacco.
  7. "U.S., School Yearbooks, 1900–1990" (Ancestry image), Virginia Military Institute, 1942, "Gordon Sackett Adams, Civil Engineering, Red Oak, Virginia."; 1943, "Gordon Sackett Adams, Red Oak, Virginia. Civil Engineering, Calvalry. "Slugger". Private, Cororal (3); Northern Virginia Club; Richmond Club; Southside Virginia Club; Cadet (4,3,2,1), Associate Editor (1); Turn-Out (1); Swimming Team (3,2,1); Gym Team (4,3,2,1); Track (4); American Society of Civil Engineers; Officers of Guard Association; Assistant Manager, Swimming (2); Manager, Swimming (1). The "Slugger"—which title will long be associated with the little incident of the girl and Harry—having the covenient habit of asking impossible questions in class to dodge a recitation. Unassuming—but quietly getting mixed up in a lot of everything."
  8. "U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940–1947" (Ancestry transcript), "Gordon Sackett Adams, Red Oak, Virginia, b. Richmond, VA, 15 May 1922, age 21, student UMI [sic: VMI], wt 125, complexion ruddy, eyes blue, hair brown, ht 5' 7", nok Burkley D Adams, father. Reg. 1943."
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett Family Association membership
Gordon Sackett Adams (1922–2006)
Member # 13 (founding)
Joined 28 September 2003
Gordon Adams was born and raised in Virginia and because of his career in the United States Air Force has lived in most of the states in the USA as well as "one year in Labrador and seven years in Europe." Gordon says he "started [researching] on my family about 1935, and have hundreds of ancestral surnames, primarily English, Dutch, French, and Belgian." Chris Sackett shares that Gordon is "unusual amongst American Sacketts in that he does not descend from either Simon the colonist or John of New Haven, but comes from a later arrival—his great-great-grandfather Henry Sackett who emigrated from Thanet, Kent, to New York City in about 1836." The reason he began researching his family history is because "my family had many, many snapshots. I felt a need to understand if and how I was related to all of these people; primarily an identification problem at first; is this guy husband of my first cousin standing with him? Which of my seven uncles was her father?"
TSFA Newsletter, January 2006.
Sackett line10th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
Sackett ancestry
Thomas Sackett the elder (say 1530–1595), labourer of St Peter in Thanet, Kent, m. Joane ___
George Sackett (c1565–1612), of St Peter in Thanet, m. Katherine Tompson
John Sackett (1594–after 1642), of Buddles, m. Mary ___
Thomas Sackett (1642–1680), husbandman of Birchington, m. Anne Brown
Thomas Sackett (1676–1760), husbandman of Birchington, m. Elizabeth Nuby
Henry Sackett (1711–1790), yeoman of Birchington, m. Elizabeth Clifford
John Sackett (1743–1827), yeoman of Northwood, St Peter in Thanet, m. Catherine Andrews
Jeremiah Sackett (1775–1847), m. Sarah Hodgeman (see Sackett ancestry 2, below)
Henry Sackett (1806–1851), m. Elizabeth Mary Elgar
Thomas Elgar Sackett (1827–1887), m. Elizabeth Ann Hawkins
Edward Elgar Sackett (1861–1945), m. Maria Banta
Beatrice Nan "Bee" Sackett (1890–1985), m. Berkley Dickenson Adams
Sackett ancestry 2
Gordon Sackett Adams has the distinction of being a double Sackett descendant following the marriage in his line of Jeremiah Sackett and Sarah Hodgeman, both Sackett descendants.
Elizabeth Sackett (say 1710–), m. John Hodgeman
Thomas Hodgeman (1743–), m. Mary Cock
Sarah Hodgeman (1779–1850), m. Jeremiah Sackett
Last Edited13 Feb 2021

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