Frank J Sackett

FatherFrederick Plummer Sackett (1837-1905)
MotherSusan Earl (1843-1916)
Frank Sackett (1881–1966) and Gail Hunt
Frank J Sackett, son of Frederick Plummer Sackett and Susan Earl, was born in Pine Grove Township, Eaton County, MichiganG, on 5 February 1882.1 He died aged 83 in Quincy, Hillsdale County, MichiganG, on 7 January 19661 and was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Litchfield, Hillsdale County, MichiganG. He married on 18 May 1919, Gail O Hunt.1
     Frank completed a World War I draft registration card on 12 September 1918. He was aged 36 and was living at 106 Michigan Avenue, Dowagiac, Cass County, MichiganG. He was an assistant cashier at the Lee State Bank.21
[Frank Sackett] grew up on the family farm four miles north and east of Gobles. He lived there until he was twenty-four years of age. He started working for his mother when he was twenty-one for a yearly salary of $100.00 and expenses. He worked for her for three years. During this time his expenses were less than $25.00. In March, 1906, he started work in the bank at Gobles, then known as the Goblesville Exchange Bank, at a weekly salary of $4.00, and he paid $3.00 per week for his board and room. After working seven years, by which time his wages had advanced to $11.00 per week, he lost his job. Two months later he was hired back in a new bank that was organized known as Bush and Company Bankers, a private bank, at $9.00 per week. After three years and a half this bank was incorporated into a state bank. The second year after thishis salary was up to $12.00 a week. The third year it was $18.00 and then he was raised to $1,100.00 a year. He resigned in June, 1918, and was hired by the Lee Brothers State Bank, Dowagiac, Michigan at an annual salary of $1,500.00. After two years he resigned and moved to Mattawan, Michigan. He organized in Mattawan a new bank known as the Mattawan State Bank and opened up for business on November 1, 1920. At that time grapes were the main crop and sold at $125.00 a ton. It was believed that a bank in that locality would prosper. It did for a while but then came the depression and the price of grapes fell to $15.00 a ton. It soon became clear that there was not enough money in the community to support a bank and on the last day of December, 1932, the Directors voted to close the bank and liquidate it. This job was done by Frank Sackett who had been the Cashier.
Having completed the job, he took a position with the Litchfield State Savings Bank on December 14, 1935, as President. After having been successful, the assets of the bank having risen from $150,000.00 to $1,500,000.00, in the fifteen years of his management, but with failing health he sold out his interest in this bank on August 11, 1951. His business competence was sorely missed at the bank and the Directors soon hired him back as President.

Ancestors and Descendants of Frederick Plummer Sackett

Child of Frank J Sackett and Gail O Hunt

  • Charles Sackett b. 26 Jan 1923, d. Aug 1980

 Notes & Citations

  1. Andrew P Sackett, Ancestors and Descendants of Frederick Plummer Sackett, published by the author (1983), 129–130.
  2. "US, World War I draft registrations records 1917–1918" (FamilySearch image), Michigan, Cass Co, Roll 1675131.
    "Serial no 959, Order no 565, Frank Sackett, 106 Mich. Ave., Dowagiac, Cass, Mich., age 36, b. 5 Feb 1882, white, native born, Asst. Cashier, Lee State Bank, Dowagiac, Cass, Mich., nok: Stanley Sackett, Mattawan, Van Buren, Mich., Registrant: medium ht, medium build, blue eyes, l. brown hair, no disabilities. Reg Cassopolis, Cass, Michigan, 12 Sep 1918."
Sackett line9th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Descendants of Frederick Plummer Sackett
Last Edited27 Dec 2013

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