Robert Emory Sackett

(1852-)
FatherRobert Sackett (1819-c 1873)
MotherLaura Jane Smith (c 1827-)
Robert Emory Sackett, insurance company executive, son of Robert Sackett and Laura Jane Smith, was born in Pittsford, Monroe County, New York StateG, on 11 November 1852.1,2 He married first in Albion, Calhoun County, MichiganG, on 24 December 1879, Mandana G Warner.3 Mandana was born in AlbionG in about 1855.4 He married second in Marshall, Calhoun CountyG, on 31 August 1886, Juliet Huldah Richfield.5 Juliet was born in Eckford, Calhoun CountyG, in about 1856.4
     In 1880 Robert was living at Cedar Rapids, Linn County, IowaG, and was recorded in the census as Robert E Sackett, a clerk, head of household, aged 27 and born in New York. Living with him was his wife Dana, 23.6
     In 1900 he was living at Barry Avenue, Chicago, IllinoisG, and was recorded as Robert E Sacket, employed in life insurance, head of household, aged 47. Living with him was his second wife Juliet, 44. He rented his home. Also in the household were a female housekeeper and her son, an insurance clerk.7
Mr. Sackett was educated in the common schools of Michigan and in Olivet College, where he was a student at the time of his father's death in 1872. He then gave up his studies, and for the next two years or more adapted himself to carrying on the work of the farm which had belonged to his father. At the end of that period he went west and located in Cedar Rapids, where he found employment with the Sioux City & Pacific Railroad Company, and remained with that road, in the capacity of bookkeeper and paymaster, until it was absorbed by the Chicago and Western Railroad Company in the year 1880. Mr. Sackett was then offered and accepted the position of cashier with the First National Bank of Dennison, Iowa. In the year 1882 he resigned this office and returned to the Sioux City & Pacific Railroad, and was placed in charge of the company's lands at Sioux City, Iowa. A few years later, having disposed of the lands of that company, he became and served as clerk of the District Court of Woodbury County, at Sioux City.
In 1894 he became secretary of the Iowa Life Insurance Company, with headquarters in Chicago. In 1900 the business of that company was absorbed by the National Life Insurance Company of the United States of America, when Mr. Sackett accepted a similar post in the last named company, which he held until 1906, when he was advanced to that of vice-president.

—Weygant, The Sacketts of America
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 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "5239. Robert Emory Sackett, b. Nov. 11, 1851; m. Julia Hulda Richfield."
  2. Census and marriage records suggest he was born in Nov 1852, not 1851.
  3. "Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867–1952", digital image, Ancestry.com, "24 Dec 1879, at Albion, Calhoun County, Michigan, Robert E Sackett, 27, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, b. Pittsford, NY, bookkeeper; to Mandana G Warner, 24, of Albion, b. Albion. By Geo E Hickey, Minister. Witnesses: H L Phelps of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; R Belle Warner, of Albion."
  4. Marriage record.
  5. "Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867–1952", digital image, Ancestry.com, "31 Aug 1886, at Marshall, Calhoun County, Michigan, Robert Sackett, 34, of Sioux City, Iowa, b. Pittsford, NY, loan broker; to Julia H Richfield, 30, of Toledo, Ohio, b. Eckford, Calhoun Co. By E Cooley, Minister M E Church. Witnesses: Edna M Richfield of Toledo, Anna M Sackett of Eckford."
  6. 1880 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, 5th Ward, Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa
    Robert E. Sackett, head, married, 27, b. NY, clerk, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Dana G. Sackett, wife, 23, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. MI
    FHL 1254351 NA T9-0351/138A.
  7. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll 286, p. 7B, Enumeration District 1013, FHL microfilm 1240286
    Barrie Ave, Chicago Ward 32, Cook County, Illinois, 6 Jun 1900
    Sacket, Robert E, head, b. Nov 1852, 47, m. 14y, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY, occ. life insure, home rented
    Sacket, Juliet H R, wife, b. Oct 1855, 44, m. 14y, no ch, b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. MI
    Burkhard, Margaret, housekeeper, b. Oct 1860, 39, wd, 1 ch, living, b. IL, father b. Germany, mother b. Germany
    Burkhard, Leopold, son Roll 286, p. 7B, Enumeration District 1013, FHL microfilm 1240286
    Barrie Ave, Chicago Ward 32, Cook County, Illinois, 6 Jun 1900
    Sacket, Robert E, head, b. Nov 1852, 47, m. 14y, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY, occ. life insure, home rented
    Sacket, JulietRoll 286, p. 7B, Enumeration District 1013, FHL microfilm 1240286
    Barrie Ave, Chicago Ward 32, Cook County, Illinois, 6 Jun 1900
    Sacket, Robert E, head, b. Nov 1852, 47, m. 14y, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY, occ. life insure, home rented
    Sacket, Juliet H R, wife, b. Oct 1855, 44, m. 14y, no ch, b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. MI
    Burkhard, Margaret, housekeeper, b. Oct 1860, 39, wd, 1 ch, living, b. IL, father b. Germany, mother b. Germany
    Burkhard, Leopold, son Roll 286, p. 7B, Enumeration District 1013, [sic], b. Dec 1880, 19, b. IL, father b. Germany, mother b. IL, insure clerk.
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Sackett line8th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder
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