Prof Robert Lemuel Sackett

(1867-1946)
FatherLemuel Miller Sackett (1831-1908)
MotherEmily Lucinda Cole (1834-1925)
Prof Robert Lemuel Sackett
(1867–1946)
(Src: Marc Howard)
Lemuel Miller Sackett gallery
Prof Robert Lemuel Sackett, son of Lemuel Miller Sackett and Emily Lucinda Cole, was born in Mount Clemens, Macomb County, MichiganG, on 2 December 1867.1,2 He died aged 78 at the Hotel Sheraton, Lexington Avenue, New York CityG, on 6 October 1946 and was buried at Ferncliff Cemetery, Greenburgh, Westchester County, New York StateG.3 He married on 22 July 1896, Mary Lyon Coggeshall, daughter of John Coggeshall and Lucinda White.1 Mary was born in Fountain City, Wayne County, IndianaG, on 5 July 1869.4 She predeceased her husband.
     In 1870 Robert was living in Clinton, Macomb County, MichiganG, in the household of his parents Lemuel and Emily, and was recorded in the census as Robert Sackett, aged two and born in Michigan.5
     In 1880 he was living at Mount Clemens, Macomb County, MichiganG, in the household of his parents Lemuel and Emily, and was recorded as Robert L Sackett, a schoolboy, aged 11 and born in Michigan.6
     In 1900 he was living in Wayne, IndianaG, and was recorded as Robert L Sackett, a teacher, head of household, aged 32 and born in Michigan. His house was rented. Living with him were his wife Marie, 31, and their son Ralph, aged two.7
     Robert was received as a Quaker on 17 April 1902, attending the South Eight Street Monthly Meeting at Wayne, IndianaG, with his wife Mary.8
     Robert and Mary were listed in the Richmond, Indiana, City Directory in 1907. Robert was a professor at Earlham College. They were listed in the 1909–10 Lafayette, Indiana, Directory, when Robert was a professor at Purdue University.9,10
     In 1910 he was living at Miami Avenue, Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, IndianaG, and was recorded as R L Sackett, professor of mechanics at Purdue University, head of household, aged 42. He owned his home free of mortgage. Living with him were his wife Mary Lyon, 40, their children, Ralph, 12, and Frances, aged seven, and Robert's widowed mother Emily, aged 75.11
     Robert and Mary, with their children Ralph and Frances, travelled to England, arriving at Liverpool from New York on 24 May 1910 on the Lusitania. They returned to New York, leaving Liverpool on 13 August 1910 on the Campania.12,13
     In 1920 he was living on the State College Campus, College Township, Centre County, PennsylvaniaG, and was recorded as Robert L Sackett, dean of engineering, head of household, aged 51 and born in Michigan. Living with him were his wife Mary, 50, their children, Ralph, 22, and Frances, 17, and Robert's widowed mother Emily, aged 85.14
     Mary and Frances travelled to London from New York, arriving at Liverpool from New York on 25 June 1923 on the Mauretania. Robert followed some weeks later, arriving at Liverpool from New York on 12 August 1923 on the Franconia.2,4,15,16
     In 1930 he was living on the Pennsylvania State College CampusG and was recorded as R L Sackett, Dean, Pennsylvania State College, head of household, aged 62. His wife Mary, 61, was living with him. There was also a female maid in the household.17
     Aged 78, Robert travelled from Nassau, Bahamas, to Miami, Florida, in December 1945, accompanied by his 16-year-old grandson Ralph Sackett.18

5276. Prof. Robert Lemuel Sackett, 1867–, son of (2626) Lemuel M. Sackett and Emily L. Cole, was married, July 22, 1896, to Mary Lyon Coggleshall, daughter of John Coggleshall, of Fountain City, Mich. He graduated from the Mount Clemens High School; taught school for a year and then went to the University of Michigan, and graduated from the engineering course in 1891. Immediately thereafter he took a position with the U. S. Government on river and harbor surveying. Later he resigned and accepted an appointment as Professor of Mathematics at Earlham College, and there developed the department of civil engineering, of which he was made head. He resigned this position and was elected Professor of Sanitary Engineering and Hydraulics at Pardue University, Lafayette, Ind. He took his Master's degree at University of Michigan in 1896. Has made special investigations for the U. S. Geological Survey, and is consulting engineer to the Indiana State Board of Health, and to several hospital commissions. His special work is designing of sewage disposal works and water supply engineering.
Children.
8900. Ralph Lemuel Sackett, b. Dec. 16, 1897.
8901. Frances Lucinda Sackett, b. July 5, 1902.


Robert Lemuel Sackett, Professor of Applied Mathematics and Astronomy.
B.S. (C.E.), University of Michigan, 1891; War Department, River and Harbor Surveys, 1891; Degree of Civil Engineer, University of Michigan, 1896; Professor of Applied Mathematics, Earlham College, from 1891; Special appointment in Geological Survey for 1904, on Stream Pollution.

     Verily a man much to be feared, because of his size, his bald head, his manner—and above all, his ability to fire a volume of questions that would make even a Soph. withdraw within himself and shut up like a clam. When he makes a statement, it's decisive, and even if you don't agree with him you'd best take it down and look it up later only to find that his store of knowledge is vast and unending.


Dr. Robert L Sackett
New York, Oct. 6 (AP). Dr. Robert Lemuel Sackett, dean emeritus of the School of Engineering of Pennsylvania State College and a pioneer in sanitation and highway development in the Middle West, died today. He was 77.
     A consulting engineer and author of technical works, he was a member of the First Indiana State Board of Health from 1910 to 1915. He went to Penn State in 1913. From 1907 to 1913 he was professor of sanitary and hydraulic engineering at Purdue University. He retired from active duty at Penn State in 1937. He held office in several scientific societies, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, of which he was a vice-president.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 7 Oct 1946, p 13

Dr. Sackett, Early Sanitation, Road Engineer, Dies

Dr. Robert Lemuel Sackett, 78, pioneer in sanitation and highway development in the Midwest, died Sunday in New York.
     He was professor of sanitary and hydraulic engineering at Purdue University from 1907 to 1915, after being professor of applied mathematics at Earlham College from 1891 to 1907. He was consulting engineer for the Indiana state board of health from 1910 to 1915.
     Dr. Sackett was dean emeritus of the school of engineering at Pennsylvania State College at the time of his death. He was dean of its school of engineering from 1915 until he was retired n 1937.
     He was born at Mt. Clemens, Mich., in 1867 and received bachelor's and doctor's degrees in engineering from the University of Michigan. He had been vice-president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers and other professional organizations, Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi and Phi Kappa Phi.
     Dr. Sackett was author of the book. "The Engineer, His Work and His Education," and wrote many technical articles.
     A son, Ralph L. Sackett, professor of economics at the University of Miami, survives. A daughter, Mrs. Florence L. Kramer, and his wife, Mrs. Mary Lyon Sackett, have died.
     Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

The Indianapolis News, Indianapolis, Indiana, 7 Oct 1946, p 13.

Mary Lyon (Coggleshall) Sackett (1869–)
(Src: Passport photo)
Robert Lemuel Sackett, Professor of Applied Mathematics and Astronomy
(Src: Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, Yearbook, 1906)

Children of Prof Robert Lemuel Sackett and Mary Lyon Coggeshall

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "5276. Robert Lemuel Sackett, b. Dec. 2, 1867; b. Mary L. Coggeshall."
  2. "US Passport Applications, 1795–1925", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Centre County, Pennsylvania. Robert L Sackett, b. Mt Clemens, Michigan, 2 Dec 1867, father Lemuel M Sackett, b. Macomb Co, Mich, now dead. Res. State College, Penna, professor. Last passport none. Visiting Great Britain, France, Italy, The Netherlands, purpose Education. Leaving New York on Mauretania on 19 Jun 1923. Sworn 11 May 1923. Age 55, stature 6', forehead high, eyes blue, nose normal, mouth small, chin double, hair gray, complexion ruddy, face full, left index finger off at 2nd joint."
  3. "New York, New York, Index to Death Certificates, 1862–1948", database, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Robert Lemuel, d. Hotel Sheraton 37 St Lexington Ave, New York City, Manhattan, New York, 6 Oct 1946, age 78, widowed, b. Michigan, 2 Dec 1867, retired teacher Penn State College, father Lemuel Sackett b. MI, mother Emily Sackett b. MI, spouse Mary Coggleshall, informant Robert [sic: Ralph] L Sackett son, bur. Ferncliff Crem, 8 Oct 1946."
  4. "US Passport Applications, 1795–1925", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Centre County, Pennsylvania. Mary L Sackett, b. Fountain City, Indiana, 5 Jul 1869, husband Robert L Sackett, b. Mt Clemens, Mich, now residing at State College, Pa. Res. State College, Penna, housekeeper. Last passport none. Visiting Great Britain, France, Italy, The Netherlands, purpose Education. Leaving New York on Mauretania on 19 Jun 1923. Sworn 11 May 1923. Age 54, stature 5' 5", forehead low, eyes brown, nose small, mouth small, chin round, hair dark brown, complexion fair, face round."
  5. 1870 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll M593_688, p 371B, FHL film
    Clinton, Macomb, Michigan, 21 Jul 1870
    Sackett, Lemuel, 40, farmer, real estate $3000, personal estate $1800, b. MI
    Sackett, Emily, 36, keeping house, b. MI
    Sackett, Robert, 2, b. MI
    Cole, Joseph, 77, lives with daughter, b. NY
    Cole, Sally, 70, lives with daughter, b. NY.
  6. 1880 US census, database, LDS, FamilySearch, FHL 1254592 NA T9-0592/376C
    Mt. Clemens, Macomb, Michigan
    Lemuel M Sackett, head, married, 47, b. MI, farmer, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Emily L Sackett, wife, 44, b. MI, keeping house, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Robert L Sackett, son, 11, b. MI, at school, father b. MI, mother b. MI
    Sarah Cole, mother-in-law, widow, 86, b. NY, at home, father b. NY, mother b. NY.
  7. 1900 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, T623_412, p. 9A
    Wayne, Wayne, Indiana
    Sackett, Robert L, head, b. Dec 1867, 32, m. 4y, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. MI, teacher, house rented
    Sackett, Marie L, wife, b. Feb 1868, 31, m. 4y, 1 ch, living, b. IN, father b. NC, mother b. IN
    Sackett, Ralph L, son, b. Dec 1897, 2, b. IN, father b. MI, mother b. IN.
  8. "U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935", digital image, Ancestry.com, South Eight Street Monthly Meeting, Wayne, Indiana, "Sackett, Robert Lemuel, received 17 Apr 1902, b. Macomb, Mich, 2 Dec 1867, m. Wayne, Ind, 22 Jul 1896, parents Lemuel M & Emily (Cole) Sackett."; Sackett, Mary Lyon, received 17 Apr 1902, b. Wayne, Ind, 5 Feb 1869, m. Wayne, Ind, 22 Jul 1896, parents John & Lucinda (White) Coggleshall."; Sackett, Ralph Lemuel, received 16 Dec 1897, b. Wayne, Ind, 16 Dec 1897, parents Robert L & Mary (Coggleshall) Sackett."; Sackett, Frances Lucinda, received 5 Jun 1902, b. Wayne, Ind, 5 Jun 1902, parents Robert L & Mary (Coggleshall) Sackett."
  9. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, Richmond, Indiana, City Directory, 1907, "Sackett Robert Lemuel (Mary), professor Earlham College, h n e cor National av and 9th (W R)."
  10. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, Lafayette, Indiana, City Directory, 1909–10, "Sackett Robert L (Mary L), prof Purdue University, h 715 Miami av."
  11. 1910 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll T624_382, p 7A, Enumeration District 0155, FHL microfilm 1374395
    Miami Ave, Lafayette Ward 1, Tippecanoe, Indiana, 20 Apr 1910
    Sackett, R L, head, 42, m1. 13y, prof of mechanics, Purdue Univ, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. MI, home owned free of mortgage
    Sackett, Mary Lyon, wife, 40, m1. 13y, 2 ch, both living, b. IN, father b. NC, mother b. IN
    Sackett, Ralph, son, 12, b. IN, father b. MI, mother b. IN
    Sackett, Frances, daughter, 7, b. IN, father b. MI, mother b. IN
    Sackett, Emily, mother, 75, wd, b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. NY.
  12. "UK Incoming Passenger Lists 1878–1960", digital image, Ancestry.com, Ralph Sackett, engineer, USA citizen, Lusitania 2nd class, arr. 24 May 1910 Liverpool, from New York
    Elizabeth Sackett, wife, USA citizen, Lusitania 2nd class, arr. 24 May 1910 Liverpool, from New York
    Ralph Sackett, son, aged bet. 1-12, USA citizen, Lusitania 2nd class, arr. 24 May 1910 Liverpool, from New York
    Frances Sackett, female aged bet. 1-12, USA citizen, Lusitania 2nd class, arr. 24 May 1910 Liverpool, from New York.
    ["Ralph and Elizabeth" would appear to be an error in the passenger list for Robert and Mary.]
  13. "UK Outward Passenger Lists 1890–1960", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Robert L Sackett, engineer, Mary L Sackett, hwife, Ralph L Sackett, child under 12, Frances L Sackett, child under 12, dep. Liverpool, 13 Aug 1910, to New York, 2nd class, US citizens, ship Campania, Cunard Line."
  14. 1920 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, T625_1549, p. 24A
    State College Campus, College Township, Centre, Pennsylvania
    Sackett, Robert L, head, 51, married, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. MI, Dean engineering, PA State College, home rented
    Sackett, Mary L, wife, 50, b. IN, father b. NC, mother b, NC
    Sackett, Ralph L, son, 22, single, b. IN, father b. MI, mother b. IN
    Sackett, Frances L, dau, 17, b. IN, father b. MI, mother b. IN
    Sackett, Emily L, mother, 85, wid, b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. NY.
  15. "UK Incoming Passenger Lists 1878–1960", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Mary L Sackett, 54, housewife, USA citizen, Mauretania 2nd class, arr. 25 Jun 1923 Southampton, from New York, UK address c/o Brown Shipley & Co, 123 Pall Mall, London, last permanent residence USA.
    Frances L Sackett, 21, student, USA citizen, Mauretania 2nd class, arr. 25 Jun 1923 Southampton, from New York, UK address c/o Brown Shipley & Co, 123 Pall Mall, London, last permanent residence USA.
  16. "UK Incoming Passenger Lists 1878–1960", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Robert Sackett, 55, professor, USA citizen, Franconia 2nd class, arr. 12 Aug 1923 Liverpool, from New York, UK address 123 Pall Mall, London, last permanent residence USA, intended permanent residence foreign country. [not British Isles]"
  17. 1930 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Page 1A, Enumeration District 0042, FHL microfilm 2341750
    Pennsylvania State College Campus, State College, Centre, Pennsylvania, 6-20 May 1930
    Sackett, R L, head, 62, m. at 29, Dean, Penn State, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. NY, home rented, $100
    Sackett, Mary L, wife, 61, m. at 28, b. IN, father b. NC, mother b. NC
    Brower, Roberta, maid, 21, div., m. at 16, maid, family, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA.
  18. "Florida Passenger Lists 1898–1963", digital image, Ancestry.com, SS Jean Brillant, from Nassau N.P. Bahamas, 28 Dec 1945, arriving Miami, Fla, 29 Dec 1945 "Sackett, Robert L, 78, b. Mt Clemmons Mich 2 Dec 1867, res. 303 Lexington Ave, New York."; "Sacket, Ralph L, 16, b. Oxford Miss 28 Dec 1928, res. 631 San Eastaban, Coral Gables."
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Last Edited11 Apr 2021
 

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