Alton Edward Sackett1

(1892-1972)
FatherEdward L Sackett (1861-1942)
MotherClara Rosella "Rosa" Skinner (1872-1904)
Alton Edward Sackett, son of Edward L Sackett and Clara Rosella "Rosa" Skinner, was born in Martin County, MinnesotaG, on 12 October 1892.2 He died in Pennington County, MinnesotaG, on 6 January 19723,4 and was buried at Viking Cemetery, Viking, Marshall County, MinnesotaG. He married in VikingG on 26 September 1926, Myrtle Edith Tangquist, daughter of Charley J Tangquist and Emma Johnson.5 Myrtle was born on 27 April 1900.6 She died aged 93 on 17 March 19947,8,9 and was buried at Viking CemeteryG.
     In 1900 Alton was living in Nashville, Martin County, MinnesotaG, in the household of his parents Edward and Clara, and was recorded in the census as Alton E Sackett, at school, aged six and born in Minnesota.10
     In 1910 he was living in NashvilleG in the household of his parents Edward and Clara, and was recorded as Alton E Sackett, a farmhand, aged 17.11
     Alton completed a World War I draft registration card on 6 June 1917. He was then single, aged 24, and was a farmer, working the family farm with his father in VikingG.12
     In 1920 he was living in Viking in the household of his father Edward and stepmother Mary, and was recorded as Alton E Sackett, a laborer on the home farm, aged 27, single.13
     In 1930 he was living in VikingG and was recorded as Alton E Sackett, a farmer, head of household, aged 37. He owned his home. Living with him were his wife Myrtle, 29, and their children, Lenelle, 9, and Roger, aged one.14
     Alton completed a World War II draft registration card on 27 April 1942. He was aged 49 and was employed by L B Hurtz of Thief River Falls. He was living in VikingG with his wife Myrtle.15
Alton Edward Sackett (1892–1972), Viking Cemetery, Minnesota
(Src: Find A Grave, ShaneO)
Alton Edward Sackett (1892–1972), Viking Cemetery, Minnesota
(Src: Find A Grave, ShaneO)
Myrtle (Tangquist) Sackett (1900–1994), Viking Cemetery, Minnesota
(Src: Find A Grave, ShaneO)

Children of Alton Edward Sackett and Myrtle Edith Tangquist

Not shown.
Sackett Family Association descendants
Rita E Sackett and John & Cindy (Sackett) Rogers.
ChartsLine 3a (American)

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, not recorded.
  2. "Minnesota, Birth and Christenings Index 1840–1980", database, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Alton Edward, b. Martin County, MN, 12 Oct 1892, father Edward L Sackett, mother Clara Rosella Skinner."
  3. Website Social Security Death Index (Rootsweb.com) (http://ssdi.rootsweb.com/), "Alton Sackett, b. 12 Oct 1892, d. Jan 1972, last res. 56760 (Viking, Marshall, MN), last benefit (none specified), SSN 475-07-4158 Minnesota."
  4. "Minnesota Death Index 1908–2002", database, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Alton, b. 12 Oct 1892, d. Pennington County, 6 Jan 1972, mother Skinner."
  5. Thurmon King's database.
  6. Death record.
  7. US Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index", database, American Ancestors, "Myrtle E Sackett, b. Apr 29, 1900, d. Mar, 1994, SSN 468-24-3664 issued MN, residence Viking, Minnesota, 56760, county Marshall."
  8. "Minnesota Death Index 1908–2002", database, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Myrtle Edith, b. 27 Apr 1900, d. Pennington County, 17 Mar 1994, mother Johnson."
  9. "U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936–2007", database, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Myrtle E, b. 27 Apr 1900, d. Mar 1994, claim date 24 Jan 1963."
  10. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Page: 3; Enumeration District: 0173; FHL microfilm: 1240775
    Nashville, Martin County, Minnesota, 7 Jun 1900
    Sackett, Edward, head, b. Oct 1861, 38, m. 11y, b. MN, father b. NY, mother b. MN, farmer
    Sackett, Clara R, wife, b. Jan 1872, 28, m. 11y, b. MN father b. NY, mother b. IL
    Sackett, Alton E, son, b. Oct 1893, 6, b. MN, father b. MN, mother b. MN, at school
    Sackett, Mark A, son, b. Sep 1896, 3, b. MN, father b. MN, mother b. MN.
  11. 1910 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T624_710; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0124; FHL microfilm: 1374723
    Nashville, Martin County, Minnesota, 22/24 Apr 1910
    Sackett, Edward L, head, 48, m2. 4y, b. MN, father b. NY, mother b. OH, farmer, general farm, home owned on a mortgage
    Sackett, Mary E, wife, 47, m2. 4y, 1 ch, living, b. Canada, father b. Canada, mother b. England
    Sackett, Alton E, son, 17, b. MN, father b. MN, mother b. MN, farm hand, general farm
    Sackett, Mark A, son, 14, b. MN, father b. MN, mother b. MN, farm hand, at home.
  12. "US, World War I draft registrations records 1917–1918", digital image, FamilySearch, Minnesota, Marshall, Roll 1675518.
    "No unreadable, Alton Edward Sacket, age 24, Viking, Minn., 12 Oct 1892, Natural-born citizen, b. Nashville, Minn., farmer, no dependents, single, Caucasian, no military service, claiming exemption due to father needing help to carry on farming, Registrant: tall ht, stout build, brown eyes, black hair, not bald, no disabilities, Reg Viking, Marshall, Minn., 6 Jun 1917."
  13. 1920 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T625_844; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 84
    Viking, Marshall County, Minnesota, 3 Feb 1920
    Sackett, Edward L, head, home owned on mortgage, 58, b. MN, father b. NY, mother b. OH, farmer, general farm
    Sackett, Mary, wife, 56, b. Canada, father b. Canada, mother b. England
    Sackett, Alton E, son, 27, single, b. MN, father b. MN, mother b. Canada, farm laborer, home farm.
  14. 1930 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0053; FHL microfilm: 2340841
    Viking, Marshall County, Minnesota, 26 Apr 1930
    Sackett, Alton E, head, home owned, 37, m. at 33, b. MN, father b. MN, mother b. Canada, farmer, general farm
    Sackett, Myrtle E C, wife, 29, m. at 25, b. MN, father b. Sweden, mother b. Sweden
    Sackett, Lenelle B, dau, 9, b. MN, father b. MN, mother b. MN
    Sackett, Roger E, son, 1 9/12, b. MN, father b. MN, mother b. MN.
  15. "US World War II draft registration cards 1942", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Serial U959, Alton Edward Sackett, Viking, Marshall County, Minnesota, age 49, b. Martin County, MN, 12 Oct 1892, contact Myrtle Sackett, Viking, emp. L B Hurtz, Thief River Falls, Pennington County, MN, race white, ht 5' 9", wt 150, eyes brown, hair black, complexion dark, reg. Viking, 27 Apr 1942."
Generation.Tree10R.3a
Sackett line9th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder
Last Edited25 May 2019