Mark Alvin Sackett

(1895-1984)
FatherEdward L Sackett (1861-1942)
MotherClara Rosell Skinner (1872-1904)
Mark Alvin Sackett, son of Edward L Sackett and Clara Rosell Skinner, was born in Winnebago, Faribault County, MinnesotaG, on 2 September 1895.1 He died aged 88 in Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, IowaG, on 7 July 19842,3 and was buried at Elmwood St Joseph Cemetery, Mason CityG.4 He married first in Mason CityG on 29 July 1919, Nellie Winifred Walker, daughter of Harry Walker and Edith Williams.5 Nellie was born in Portland, Cerro Gordo CountyG, on 20 April 1895. She died aged 46 in Mason CityG on 3 October 1941 and was buried at Elmwood Cemetery on 6 October 1941. He married second at Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo County, IowaG, on 22 December 1945, Reba Dorrie (Donaldson) Brewer, widow of Grant Brewer, daughter of Charles Herbert Donaldson and Elizabeth F Durry. Reba was born on 7 September 1898.1 She died aged 92 in Mason CityG in April 1991.6
     In 1900 Mark was living in Nashville, Martin County, MinnesotaG, in the household of his parents Edward and Clara, and was recorded in the census as Mark A Sackett, aged three and born in Minnesota.7
     In 1910 he was living in NashvilleG in the household of his parents Edward and Clara, and was recorded as Mark A Sackett, a farmhand, aged 14.8
     Mark completed a World War I draft registration card on 5 June 1917. He was aged 21 and was a farmer. He was living at Viking, Marshall County, MinnesotaG, and had no dependents.9 He served in the US Army in the 130th Engineer Battalion during the First World War, enlisting on 26 April 1918 and being released on 21 July 1919. He sailed with his battalion to France, leaving Hoboken, New Jersey, on 20 October 1918 on the Megantic. He returned on the USS Canonicus, leaving Bordeaux on 28 June 1919 and arriving at Newport News, Virginia, on 10 July 1919.3,10
     In 1920 he was living at Federal Avenue, Mason CityG, and was recorded as Mark Sackett, a laborer, head of household, aged 24. Living with him was his wife Nellie, 25, a nurse.11
     Mark was listed in the Mason City Directory from 1922.12
     In 1930 Mark was living in Mason CityG and was recorded in the census as Mark A Sackett, a school janitor, head of household, aged 34 and born in Minnesota. He owned his home. Living with him were his wife Nellie, 35, and their daughter Lavonne, aged three. There was also a female boarder in the household.13
     Mark completed a World War II draft registration card on 27 April 1942. He was aged 46 and was living at Shark Park, San Francisco, CaliforniaG, although his place of employment was in Mason City, Iowa. His daughter Lavonne was with him in San Francisco and he gave her name as next of kin. His draft registration was completed in Mason City.14
Mark Alvin Sackett (1895–1984), Elmwood St Joseph Cemetery, Mason City, Iowa
(Src: Find A Grave, GeneGraver)
USS Canonicus

Child of Mark Alvin Sackett and Nellie Winifred Walker

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Sackett Family Association descendants
Teri Stanek.
Appears inSacketts in the Military
ChartsTree 7. Simon Sackett the colonist descendant chart

 Notes & Citations

  1. Death record.
  2. US Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index", database, American Ancestors, "Mark Sackett, b. Sep 2, 1895, d. Jul, 1984, SSN 482-20-6592 issued IA, residence Mason City, Iowa, 50401, county Cerro Gordo."
  3. "US Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File", database, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Mark, b. 2 Sep 1895, d. 7 Jul 1984, enlisted 26 Apr 1918, released 21 Jul 1919."
  4. Website Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com).
  5. "Iowa Marriage Records, 1880–1940", digital image, Ancestry.com, "29 Jul 1919, at Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, Mark A Sackett, of Viking, Minn, farming, 24, first m., b. Winnebago, Minnesota, father Edward L Sackett, mother Rosie Skinner; and Nellie W Walker, of Mason City, IA, 25, first m., b. Plymouth, IA, father Harry Walker, mother Edith Williams. By HS Wilkinson, Pastor. Witnesses: TJ Williams, Mrs TJ Williams."
  6. US Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index", database, American Ancestors, "Reba Sackett, b. Sep 7, 1898, d. Apr, 1991, SSN 483-12-4019 issued IA, residence Mason City, Iowa, 50401, county Cerro Gordo."
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. "US, World War I draft registrations records 1917–1918", digital image, FamilySearch, Roll 1675518, "No 25, Mark Alvin Sackett, age 21, Viking, Minn., b. 2 Sept 1895, Natural-born citizen, Nashville, Minn., USA, farmer, no dependents, single, Caucasian, no military service, Registrant: med ht, stout build, brown eyes, black hair, not bald, no disabilities listed, Reg. Viking, Marshall, Minn., 5 Jun 1917."
  10. "U.S. Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910–1939", digital image, Ancestry.com, Embarkation, Hoboken, NJ, ship Megantic, sailing 20 Oct 1918, New York, Camp Humphries Engineers Casual Co #13, "Sackett, Mark A, Pvt, Engrs, contact Edward Sackett, father, Viking, Minn."
    Return, Bordeaux, France, ship USS Canonicus, sailing 28 Jun 1919, arr. Newport News, VA, 10 Jul 1919, Co A 130th Engineer Battalion, "Sackett, Mark A, Pvt 1 cl, Engrs, contact Mr Edward Sackett, father, Viking, Minnesota."
  11. 1920 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T625_483; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 35
    Federal Avenue, Mason, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, 3 Jan 1920
    Sackett, Mark, head, 24, married, b. MN, father b. MN, mother b. MN, laborer
    Sackett, Nelline, wife, 25, b. IA, father b. England, mother b. England, nurse, dr. office.
  12. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, Mason City Directory, 1922, "Sackett Mark A (Nelline W), eng Odd Fellows' and Orphans' Home, b same.", "Sackett Mrs Nelline W, nurse Odd Fellows' and Orphans' Home, b same."; 1923, "Sackett Mark (Nellie), eng Odd Fellows Home, r same."; 1924, "Sackett Mark, eng Odd Fellows Home, b same."; 1925, "Sackett Mark (Nellie), eng Odd Fellows Home, b same."; 1926, "Sackett Mark (Nellie), eng Odd Fellows Home, b same."; 1928, "Sackett Mark A (Nellie W) eng h1611 S Federal av."; 1929, "Sackett Mark A (Nellie) eng h Central Hts."; 1930, "Sackett Mark A (Nellie) janitor Monroe School h Central Heights."; 1931, "Sackett Mark A (Nellie) eng h Central Heights."; 1932, "Sackett Mark A (Nellie) janitor h Central Heights."; 1933, "Sackett Mark A (Nellie W) janitor Monroe Sch h Central Hts."; 1935, "Sackett Mark A (Nellie) custodian Monroe Sch h Central Hts."; 1939, "Sackett Mark A (Nell; 1g) janitor Monroe School h Central Heights."; 1940, "Sackett Mark A (Nellie W; 1g) eng YMCA h Central Heights."; 1941, "Sackett Mark A (Nellie W) eng YMCA h Central Heights."; 1942, "Sackett Mark A eng YMCA h Central Hts."; 1950, "Sackett Mark A (Reba D) hlpr NWSPCCo h1716 S Wilson av (CH)."; 1956, "Sackett Mark A (Reba D) electn NWSPCCo h1716 S Wilson av (CH)."; 1958, "Sackett Mark A (Reba D) electn NWSPCCo h1716 S Wilson."; 1959, "Sackett Mark A (Reba D) motor tender NWSPC Co h1716 S Wilson av."
  13. 1930 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: 647; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0018; Image: 843.0; FHL microfilm: 2340382
    Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, 15/16 Apr 1930
    Sackett, Mark A, head, home owned $3,000, 34, m. at 24, b. MN, father b. MN, mother b. MN, janitor, public school
    Sackett, Nellie W, wife, 35, m. at 25, b. IA, father b. England, mother b. England
    Sackett, LaVonne W, dau, 3, b. IA, father b. MN, mother b. IA
    Stickfort, Violet, boarder, 24, single, b. IA, father b. IA, mother b. IA, teacher, public school.
  14. "US World War II draft registration cards 1942", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Serial U558, Mark Alvin Sackett, Box 253, Shark Park, San Francisco, California, [deleted address: 1716, South Wilson Ave, Mason City, West Mason Twp, Cerro Gordo, Iowa], age 46, b. Martin Co, Minnesota, 2 Sep 1895, nok LaVonne Sackett, same address, emp. C E Gilman, 9th St NE Mason City, Iowa, place of emp. YMCA, 15 North Pennsylvania Ave, Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, race white, ht 5' 8", eyes hazel, wt 185, hair black, complexion ruddy. Reg Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, 27 Apr 1942."
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Last Edited6 January 2019