Ralph Emerson Sackett

(1905-2000)
FatherEmerson R Sackett (1863-1947)
MotherLaura Imber (1881-1973)
Ralph Emerson Sackett, son of Emerson R Sackett and Laura Imber, was born in Fostoria, OhioG, on 27 January 1905.1,2,3 He died aged 95 in FostoriaG on 4 February 20001,4,5,6 and was buried at Fountain Cemetery, FostoriaG.7 He married on 7 September 1933, Lillian Downey, daughter of Howard Gregg Downey and Mary Elizabeth Nicholson. Lillian was born in OhioG on 7 September 1906.1,2,8 She died aged 69 in Findlay, Hancock County, OhioG, on 2 July 19769,10 and was buried at Fountain Cemetery, FostoriaG.7
     In 1910 Ralph was living at North Main Street, Fostoria, OhioG, in the household of his parents Emerson and Laura, and was recorded in the census as Ralph E Sackett, aged five and born in Ohio.11
     In 1920 he was living at North Main Street, FostoriaG, in the household of his parents Emerson and Laura, and was recorded as Ralph Sacket, at school, aged 14.12
     In 1930 he was living at North Main Street, FostoriaG, in the household of his parents Emerson and Laura, and was recorded as Ralph E Sacket, a florist, aged 25.13
     Ralph was listed in the Fostoria City Directory from 1922, living with his parents at 814 North Main Street, FostoriaG. He was a student in 1922. By 1932 he was working in the family firm, the Fostoria Floral Company.14
     In 1940 Ralph was living in FostoriaG and was recorded in the census as Ralph Sackett, a florist, head of household, aged 34. He rented his home. Living with him were his wife Lillian, 33, and their son Ralph Jr, aged one.15
     Ralph completed a World War II draft registration card on 16 October 1940. He was aged 35 and was employed by the Fostoria Floral Company. He was living at 329 North Union Street, FostoriaG, with his wife Lillian.16
     Ralph had taken over the running of the Fostoria Floral Company, now renamed Sackett's Greenhouse, by 1947, when his father died. Ralph and Lillian were then living at 733 North Main Street, FostoriaG, and the business premises were at 800 North Main Street.17,18

Coming Marriage
Announcement of the approaching marriage of Miss Lillian Downey and Ralph Sackett, popular Fostoria couple was made at an evening bridge given by Miss Betty Wilson of Fostoria. The nuptials will take place Thursday, September 7.

The News-Messenger, Fremont, Ohio, 18 Aug 1933, p 6

The Rev. Paul W. Sharp of the United Brethren Church, Fostoria, officiated Thursday at the marriage of Miss Lillian Downey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard G. Downey, and Ralph E. Sackett, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Sackett, all of Fostoria. The couple will make their home in Fostoria, upon their return from a wedding trip.

The Sandusky Register, Ohio, 10 Sep 1933, p 6.


Lillian Sackett
Fostoria, Ohio — Lillian Sackett, 69, of 733 N. Main St., Fostoria, died early this morning in Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay.
     She and her husband, Ralph, have a summer home in Kenykirk Addition (1616 N. Edgewater Dr.) They owned Sackett's Greenhouse in Fostoria.
     Surviving are her widower and also a son Ralph Jr. of Fostoria.
     Mrs. Sackett was a member of Catawba Island Club.
     Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday from Mann Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
     Visitation at the funeral home will be Sunday 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

News Herald, Port Clinton, Ohio, 2 Jul 1976, p 5.


Ralph Emerson Sackett, Sr.
Jan. 27, 1905 - Feb. 4, 2000
Fostoria—Ralph Emerson Sackett, Sr., 95 of 733 N. Main Street in Fostoria, died Friday morning in Fostoria Community Hospital.
     He was born Jan. 27, 1905 to Emerson R. and Laura (Imber) Sackett. On Sept. 7, 1933, he married Lillian Downey at United Brethren Church in Fostoria and she preceded him on July 2, 1976.
     Mr. Sackett was the owner and operator of Sackett's Greenhouse in Fostoria before retiring in 1969.
     He was a 1924 graduate of Fostoria High. He was also director of the Ohio Savings and Loan Association from 1947 to 1979, and was vice president from 1955 to 1979.
     He was a member of the Catawba Island Country Club.
     Sackett was also a 60-year member of Masonic Lodge No. 288 F&AM, Fostoria Commandery No. 62, Garfield Chapter No. 150, Fostoria Council No. 90, 32nd Degree Mason with Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo, and a 50-year member of the Fostoria Shrine Club and Zenobia Shrine of Toledo.
     He is survived by a son, Ralph E. Sackett Jr., of Fostoria.
     Preceding him in death were his wife, parents and sisters Mable and Clara Sackett.
     Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Hoening Funeral Home in Fostoria.
     Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, graveside in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

News Herald, Port Clinton, Ohio, 5 Feb 2000, p 2.

Ralph Emerson Sackett Sr (1905–2000), Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, Ohio
(Src: rakjr)

Child of Ralph Emerson Sackett and Lillian Downey

 Notes & Citations

  1. Gravestone.
  2. Death record.
  3. "Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774–1973" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, Ralph Emerson, b. Fostoria, Seneca, Ohio, 14 Feb 1905, father E.R. Sackett, mother Laura Imber."
  4. "Ohio Deaths 1908–1932, 1938–2018" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, Ralph Emerson, b. Fostoria, Hancock, Ohio, 27 Jan 1905, d. Fostoria, Hancock, 4 Feb 2000, age 95, father Sackett, mother Imber."
  5. US Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index" (American Ancestors transcript), "Ralph E Sackett, b. Feb 14, 1905, d. Feb 4, 2000, SSN 268-32-7865 issued OH, residence Fostoria, Ohio, 44830, county Seneca."
  6. "U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936–2007" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, Ralph E, Sr, b. 14 Feb 1905, d. 4 Feb 2000, claim date 23 Sep 1969."
  7. Find a Grave.
  8. Census.
  9. "Ohio Deaths 1908–1932, 1938–2018" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, Lillian, d. Findlay, Hancock, 2 Jul 1976, age 69."
  10. US Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index" (American Ancestors transcript), "Lillian Sackett, b. Sep 7, 1906, d. Jul, 1976, SSN 270-24-8315 issued OH, residence Fostoria, Ohio, 44830, county Seneca."
  11. 1910 United States census
    Roll T624_1229, p 9A, Enumeration District 0156, FHL microfilm 1375242
    N Main St, Fostoria Ward 1, Seneca, Ohio, 15 Apr 1910
    Sackett, Emerson R, head, 45, m1. 10y, florist, b. NY, father b. CT, mother b. NY, home owned
    Sackett, Laura, wife, 30, m1. 10y, 3 ch, 2 living, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. OH
    Sackett, Mabel C, daughter, 8, b. OH, father b. NY, mother b. OH
    Sackett, Ralph E, son, 5, b. OH, father b. NY, mother b. OH
    Enright, Timothy J, boarder, 35, florist, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Linhart, Flonia, servant, 22, private family, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. OH.
  12. 1920 United States census
    Roll T625_1432, p 3A, Enumeration District 124
    N Main Street, Fostoria Ward 1, Seneca, Ohio, 5 Jan 1920
    Sacket, Emmerson, head, 52, florist, green house, b. OH, father b. PA, mother b. PA, home owned
    Sacket, Laura, wife, 38, b. OH, father b. Germany, mother b. OH
    Sacket, Mabel, daughter, 17, school, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. OH
    Sacket, Ralph, son, 14, school, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. OH
    Hoffbauer, Helen, servant, 26, servant, private family, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. OH.
  13. 1930 United States census
    Page 8B, Enumeration District 0021, FHL microfilm 2341603
    North Main Street, Fostoria, Seneca, Ohio, 8 Apr 1830
    Sacket, Emmerson, head, 65, m. at 33, manager, floral co, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. OH
    Sacket, Laura L, wife, 48, m. at 20, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. NY
    Sacket, Ralph E, son, 25, florist, floral co, b. OH, father b. NY, mother b. OH
    Imber, William, brother-in-law, 54, carpenter, odd job, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. NY.
  14. "US City Directories, 1822-1995" (Ancestry image), Fostoria City Directory, 1922, "Sackett Ralph E, student, h 814 N Main."; 1932, "Sackett Ralph E., florist Fostoria Floral Co., r. 814 N. Main."
  15. 1940 United States census
    Roll: m-t0627-03144; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 74-14C
    N Union, Fostoria, Seneca, Ohio, 2 Apr 1940
    Sackett, Ralph, head, 34, florist, greenhouse, b. OH, home rented, $35
    Sackett, Lillian, wife, 33, b. OH
    Sackett, Ralph Jr, son, 1, b. OH.
  16. "U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940–1947" (Ancestry image), "Ralph Emerson Sackett, 329 N Union St, Fostoria, Seneca, Ohio, age 35, b. Fostoria, Ohio, 27 Jan 1905, nok Mrs Lillian Sackett, wife, 329 N Union St, emp Fostoria Floral Co, 800 N Main St, Fostoria, race white, ht 5' 3", eyes brown, wt 120, hair brown, complexion dark. Reg Fostoria, Ohio, 16 Oct 1940."
  17. "US City Directories, 1822-1995" (Ancestry image), Fostoria City Directory, 1947, "Sackett Ralph E (Lillian; Sackett's Greenhouse), h733 N Main."; 1951, "Sackett Lillian E Mrs (Sackett's Greenhouse) r733 N Main.", "Sackett Ralph E (Lillian E) (Sackett's Greenhouse), h733 N Main, Tel 2933."; 1953, "Sackett Lillian E Mrs (Sackett's Greenhouse) r733 N Main.", "Sackett Ralph E (Lillian E; Sackett's Greenhouse), h733 N Main, Tel 2933."; 1955, "Sackett Lillian E Mrs (Sackett's Greenhouse) r733 N Main.", "Sackett Ralph E (Lillian E) (Sackett's Greenhouse), h733 N Main, Tel 2933."; 1957, "Sackett Lillian E Mrs (Sackett's Greenhse) r733 N Main.", "Sackett Ralph E (Lillian E) (Sackett's Greenhouse), h733 N Main, Tel Hemlock 5-2933."; 1959, "Sackett Lillian E Mrs (Sackett's Greenhouse) r733 N Main.", "Sackett Ralph E (Lillian E) (Sackett's Greenhouse), 800 N Main, Tel Hemlock 5-8121, h733 N Main, Tel Hemlock 5-2933."; 1960, "Sackett Lillian E Mrs (Sackett's Greenhouse) r733 N Main.", "Sackett Ralph E (Lillian E; Sackett's Greenhouse), 800 N Main, Tel Hemlock 5-8121, h733 N Main, Tel Hemlock 5-2933."
  18. "US City Directories, 1822-1995" (Ancestry image), Fostoria City Directory, 1947, "Sackett's Greenhouse (Ralph E and Mrs Loy E Sackett), Cut Flowers and Floral Designs, We Telegraph Flowers, 800 N Main, Tel 2541."; 1951, 1953, 1955, "Sackett's Greenhouse (Ralph E and Mrs Lillian E Sackett), Cut Flowers and Floral Designs, We Telegraph Flowers, 800 N Main, Tel 2541; Night Tel 2933."; 1957, "Sackett's Greenhouse (Ralph E and Mrs Lillian E Sackett), Cut Flowers and Floral Designs, We Telegraph Flowers, 800 N Main, Tel Hemlock 5-2541; Night Tel Hemlock 5-2933."; 1959, 1960, "Sackett's Greenhouse (Ralph E and Mrs Lillian E Sackett), Cut Flowers and Floral Designs, We Telegraph Flowers, 800 N Main, Tel Hemlock 5-8121; Night Tel Hemlock 5-2933."
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Last Edited23 Jul 2022
See also Thurmon King's New Sackett Family Database
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