John Elwood Sackett
, banker, son of Rev John Buel Sackett
and Amanda Bardeen
, was born in Mount Vernon, Knox County, OhioG
, on 18 June 1853.1,2,3
He died aged 72 in Winters, Yolo County, CaliforniaG
, on 20 February 1926.2
He married in Oakland, Alameda County, CaliforniaG
, on 1 November 1879, Ella May Loud
, daughter of Henry Allen Loud
and Susan Ellen Jones
John Elwood Sackett.
The well-known president of the Citizens Bank of Winters is John Elwood Sackett, a native of Ohio, born in Mount Vernon, Knox county, in 1853. He is the son of Rev. John B. and Amanda (Bardeen) Sackett, both of whom were born in New York. The father was a Baptist clergyman and for many years was secretary of the Ohio Baptist state convention. His ministry extended principally throughout Ohio, where he became well known as an evangelist. His demise occurred suddenly as he was entering a church at Clyde, Ohio, to conduct the evening service, December 24, 1871. His wife died in Madison, Ohio, ten years later. Of their six children three are living, and of these John E. is the youngest. He attended the schools of his birthplace and later took one year's work in Granville University, thus laying the foundation for a successful life. When nineteen years of age he left Ohio in company with his brother and came to California, going first to Yolo county, and soon afterward to San Francisco. J.E. Sackett had had some experience in his brother's store prior to their coming to California and with this start he went to work in a well-known commission house, remaining for eleven years. After resigning his position he came to Solano county and began ranching with his brother. At the present time Mr. Sackett owns four hundred acres of land about five miles west of Winters in Solano and Yolo counties, of which one hundred acres are in all kinds of fruit trees. Mr. Sackett is an indefatigable worker, for in addition to the time and attention required by his banking business, he superintends all the packing of his fruits as well as the ranch itself.
In 1879 Mr. Sackett was married to Miss Ella May Loud. To this union there were born seven children, six daughters and one son, the last, John Elwood, Jr. Helen A., after graduating from high school, spent two years in the University of California at Berkeley; Mabel Y., educated in Winters and a graduate of Stockton Business College, is engaged in teaching; Bardeen A. is a graduate of the high school; Grace M. is training for a nurse; Eulalia is attending high school; Marna G. is the youngest of the family. In 1906 Mr. Sackett underwent a severe trial in the loss of his wife. She was a noble woman, a zealous mother and a loving wife, whose memory is revered by those who continue on without her tender, guiding hand. Mr. Sackett was made a Mason in Buckeye Lodge No. 195, F. & A.M., and is past master and the present secretary of his lodge, and he is also a member of the Eastern Star. Politically he is a Republican. He is actively identified with the interests of the Winters Dried Fruit Company, being secretary since its organization. By his sterling qualities of mind and heart he has endeared himself to all and stamped upon the commmunity in which he lives the impress of a virulent life of notable achievement.
— History of Solano and Napa Counties, California