Louis Arthur Sackett1
|Father||Buel Ruthven Sackett (1834-1912)|
|Mother||Susan E Williams (c 1845-before 1879)|
In 1880 Louis was living at Vacaville, Solano County, CaliforniaG, in the household of his father Buel and stepmother Achella, and was recorded in the census as Louis Sackett, a farm worker, aged 11 and born in California.56
In Louis Arthur Sackett, California has a native son who has made good by showing to the world that he possesses the indomitable energy and keen wisdom that are essential to success. His experiences have been many and varied, but he has always been able to turn to good advantage the different situations in life in which he has found himself from time to time.
Mr. Sackett was born near Winters, Yolo county, October 2, 1870, son of Buel L. and Frances (Williams) Sackett. Mr. Williams came to California in 1851 and is a citizen of Alameda. When he was four years old Mr. Sackett was taken by his parents to Oakland. Another four years and the family was re-established in Yolo county, whence it moved in 1887 to Solano county. As a young man Mr. Sackett spent about ten years in the mines and there he learned well those hopes and aspirations that burn within the miner's breast as day after day he is lured on to find precious metal. A portion of his time has been spent in San Francisco. Ten years ago he came back to Solano county with a valuable experience and a supply of hard earned money. Two years later he bought the ranch he now occupies. This is very fertile soil, embracing some one hundred and sixteen acres. Over one-half of this holding is in orchard, the major portion in deciduous fruits. Seven acres is set aside for for the cultivation of oranges and lemons. Mr. Sackett has the noteworthy distinction of having the largest orange grove in the county. The thrifty appearance of his ranch bespeaks volumes for the care and attention he has so energetically bestowed on it. In fact the whole of his time is devoted to fruit raising, at which he is very successful. His oranges are of superior quality and command the highest price in the San Francisco market. From thirty lemon trees he received $300 in 1912. He has lately installed a pumping plant of sufficient capacity to irrigate his entire orchard.
In 1891 Mr. Sackett married Miss Clara Graham, a native of Dayton, Cal., who has borne him a son and a daughter, named respectively, Sanford B. and Dorothy. Mrs. Sackett's parents, Charles H. and Mary (Newton) Graham, live in Solano county. Mr. Sackett is a member of Buckley Lodge No. 195, F. and A.M., of Winters, Cal. Known as an ardent advocate of good roads he takes every opportunity to champion the cause of this public necessity. He has won and retains the good will and esteem of the people of his district and all who know him are ever ready to attest to his breadth of mind, goodness of heart and kindliness of disposition.
— History of Solano and Napa Counties
In 1910 he was living at Vacaville, Solano County, CaliforniaG, and was recorded as Louis A Sackett, a fruit farmer, an employer, head of household, aged 39. He owned his home on a mortgage. Living with him were his wife Clara, 36, and their children, Hanford, 6, and Dorothy, aged two.7
In 1920 he was living at VacavilleG and was recorded as Louis Sackett, a fruit farmer, head of household, aged 41. He owned his home freehold. Living with him were his wife Clara, 46, and their children, Beaar, 16, and Dorothy, aged twelve. Clara's widowed mother Mary Graham, 72, was also in the household.8
In 1930 he was living at English Hills Road, VacavilleG, and was recorded as Louis Sackett, a fruit farmer, head of household, aged 55. Living with him were his wife Clara, 50, and their daughter Dorothy, aged 21.9
Children of Louis Arthur Sackett and Clara Graham
- Hanford Beaar Sackett b. 17 Jun 1903, d. 2 Nov 1980
- Dorothy Claire Sackett+ b. 1 Jul 1907, d. 27 May 1976
Notes & Citations
- Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, not recorded.
- California Death Index, 1940-1997, "SACKETT, LOUIS A; b. 10/02/1869; mother: WILLIAMS; --; sex: M; born: CALIFORNIA; county of death: YOLO; died: 11/18/1963; SS#550-68-4452; age: 94 yrs."
- 1910 Census ,.
- California Death Index, 1940-1997, "SACKETT, CLARA GRAHAM; b. 07/09/1873; mother:NEWTON; father: GRAHAM; sex: F; born: CALIFORNIA; county of death: SOLANO; died: 02/27/1958; age: 84 yrs."
- 1880 United States census
FHL 1254083 NA T9-0083/475D (TEK)
Vacaville, Solano, California
Buel R. SACKETT, head, married, 47, b. NY, farmer, father b. NY, mother b. NY
Achella SACKETT, wife, 20, b. IA, keeping house, father b. MI, mother b. NY
Harry SACKETT, son, single, 17, b. CA, works on farm, father b. NY, mother b. MO
Herbert SACKETT, son, 15, b. CA, works on farm, father b. NY, mother b. MO
Fanny SACKETT, dau, 13, b. CA, at home, father b. NY, mother b. MO
Louis SACKETT, son, 11, b. CA, works on farm, father b. NY, mother b. MO
[+ a Swedish farmhand, John SODERSTORM, aged 32, & 11 male Chinese farmhands: Ah Yee, Ah Slam, Ah Fon, Ah Hop, Ah Sing, Ah Lung, Ah Quong, Ah Gum, Ah Hui, Ah Fong, & Ah Goon].
- T Gregory, History of Solano and Napa Counties, California (Los Angeles, CA: digital image on WorldVitalRecords.com, citing Historic Record Co. from Quintin Publications Collection, 1912).
- 1910 United States census
Roll: T624_108; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0204; FHL microfilm: 1374121
Vacaville, Solano County, California, 15 Apr 1910
Sackett, Louis A, head, 39, m1. 9y, b. CA, father b. NY, mother b. MO, farmer, fruit farm, employer, home owned on mortgage
Sackett, Clara, wife, 36, m1. 9y, 2 ch, both living, b. CA, father b. Canada, mother b. MO
Sackett, Hanford B, son, 6, b. CA, father b. CA, mother b. CA
Sackett, Dorothy C, dau, 2, b. CA, father b. CA, mother b. CA.
- 1920 United States census
Roll: T625_149; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 204
Vacaville, Solano County, California, 28 Jan 1920
Sackett, Louis, head, home owned freehold, 41, married, b. CA, father b. NY, mother b. NY, farmer, fruit
Sackett, Clara, wife, 46, b. CA, father b. Canada, mother b. MO
Sackett, Beaar, 16, b. CA, father b. CA, mother b. CA
Sackett, Dorothy, dau, 12, b. CA, father b. CA, mother b. CA
Graham, Mary, mother-in-law, 72, wid, b. MO, father b. KY, mother b. KY.
- 1930 United States census
Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0023; FHL microfilm: 2339956
English Hills Road, Vacaville, Solano County, California, 23 Apr 1930
Sackett, Louis, head, home owned, 55, m. at 24, b. CA, father b. KS, mother b. CA, farmer, fruit farm
Sackett, Clara, wife, 50, b. CA, father b. CA, mother b. CA
Sackett, Dorothy, dau, 21, single, b. CA, father b. CA, mother b. CA.
|Sackett line||9th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet|
|Charts||Line 3a (American)|
|Last Edited||16 Mar 2019|