Keith LeRoy Sackett

FatherNathaniel Baldwin Sackett (1886-1987)
MotherMina Gertrude Gerlinger (1890-1982)
Marriage1942, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaGLaura Caroline Aiken4
Keith Leroy Sackett
(Src: Houghton College Yearbook, 1941)
Keith LeRoy Sackett, son of Nathaniel Baldwin Sackett and Mina Gertrude Gerlinger, was born in Des Moines, Polk County, IowaG, on 16 September 1918.1,2 He died aged 66 in San Francisco, CaliforniaG, on 6 December 1984.3 He married at the Calvin Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaG, on 24 January 1942, Laura Caroline Aiken, daughter of George B Aiken and May G Sofield.4 Laura was born in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaG, on 31 December 1917.5 They divorced sometime before 1963 when Laura married second Robert M Knox.6 Laura died on 17 July 2001 and was buried at Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, TexasG.7
     In 1920 Keith was living at 51st Street, Des Moines, Polk County, IowaG, in the household of his parents Nathaniel and Mina, and was recorded in the census as Keith L Sackett, aged one and born in Montana.8
     In 1930 he was living at Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaG, in the household of his mother Mina, and was recorded as Keith Sackett, aged eleven.9
     Keith completed a World War II draft registration card on 16 October 1940. He was aged 22, living at 5823 Master Street, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaG, and was a student at Houghton College, New York.10 He served in the United Kingdom and in north Africa. He returned by air from Prestwick, Scotland, to Washington, DCG, on 17 October 1942, and again from Prestwick to New York on 10 May 1943 and on 7 November 1943. He returned by air from Casablanca, Morocco, to New York on 8 October 1944 in the rank of Technical Sergeant.11,12,13,14 He served in the US Army during the Second World War, enlisting in PhiladelphiaG on 10 March 1942 and being discharged on 13 October 1945. He served overseas for three years.15,16

Children of Keith LeRoy Sackett and Laura Caroline Aiken (excluding living)

 Notes & Citations

  1. Email from Jeff Feeser to Chris Sackett, Dec 2007.
  2. Military records.
  3. "California, Death Index, 1940–1997" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, William K, b. Iowa, 16 Sep 1918, d. San Francisco, 6 Dec 1984, mother Gerlinger." [Original not seen. William K probably a transcription error.]
  4. "U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970" (Ancestry image), Marriages Register, Calvin Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, "24 Jan 1942, Keith Le Roy Sackett & Laura Caroline Aiken."
  5. Death record.
  6. St. Louis Globe-Democrat, St. Louis, Missouri ( image), 26 Jun 1963, p 18, "Marriage Licenses, St. Louis County, Robert M. Knox, Philadelphia, Pa. & Laura Sackett, 406 W. Kirkham, Webster Groves."
  7. "U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936–2007" (Ancestry transcript), "Aiken, Laura Caroline, b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 31 Dec 1917, d. 17 Jul 2001, father George B Aiken, mother May G Sofield. Nov 1936 listed as Laura Caroline Aiken; Jan 1942 listed as Laura Aiken Sackett; Jul 1963 listed as Laura Aiken Knox; 02 Aug 2001 listed as Laura A Knox."
  8. 1920 United States Federal Census, Roll: T625_508; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 97
    51st Street, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, 7 Jan 1920
    Sackett, N B, head, home owned on mortgage, 33, b. MN, father b. WI, mother b. MN, city salesman, sporting goods
    Sackett, Mina G, wife, 29, b. MN, father b. WI, mother b. MN
    Sackett, Wilma L, dau, 9, b. MN, father b. MN, mother b. MN
    Sackett, Bruce E, son, 6, b. MT, father b. MN, mother b. MN
    Sackett, Lloyd B, son, 3 2/12, b. MT, father b. MN, mother b. MN
    Sackett, Keith L, son, 1 3/12, b. MT, father b. MN, mother b. MN.
  9. 1930 United States Federal Census, Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 0407; FHL microfilm: 2341845
    Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 29 Apr 1930
    Sackett, Mina, head, home rented $32 pm, 40, m. at 20, b. MN, father b. MN, mother b. MN
    Sackett, Wilma, dau, 19, b. MN, father b. MN, mother b. MN
    Sackett, Bruce, son, 17, b. MT, father b. MT [sic], mother b. MT [sic]
    Sackett, Lloyd, son, 13, b. MT, father b. MT [sic], mother b. MT [sic]
    Sackett, Keith, son, 11, b. IA, father b. IA [sic], mother b. IA. [sic]
  10. "U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940–1947" (Ancestry image), "Keith Leroy Sackett, 5823 Master St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, age 22, b. Des Moines, Iowa, 16 Sep 1918, nok Mrs May G Aiken, 5823 Master St, emp Houghton College student, NY, race white, ht 5 11½, eyes hazel, wt 175, hair blonde, complexion light, no marks. Reg Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 16 Oct 1940."
  11. "Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., Arriving Passenger and Crew Lists of Airplanes, 1942-1962" (Ancestry image), "Sackett, Keith LeRoy, 24, aircraft dep Prestwick, Scotland, 16 Oct 1942, arr Washington, DC, 17 Oct 1942, US destination Wilmington, Delaware."
  12. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820–1957" (Ancestry image), Aircraft, dep. Prestwick, Scotland, arr. LaGuardia Airport, 10 May 1943, "Keith L Sackett, 24, US Armed Forces."
  13. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820–1957", (Ancestry image), TWA plane, dep. Prestwick, Scotland, arr. LaGuardia Airport, 7 Nov 1943, "Keith L Sackett, 25 US Army."
  14. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820–1957", (Ancestry image), Aircraft, dep. Casablanca, Morocco, arr. New York, 8 Oct 1944, "Keith Sackett, 26, US, T/Sgt, CRE declaration Perfume, signed K L Sackett."
  15. "US World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938–1946" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, Keith L, married, b. Iowa, 1918, educ 4 years of college, enlisted Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 10 Mar 1942, rank Private, ht 71, wt 168."
  16. "Pennsylvania, Veteran Compensation Application Files, WWII, 1950–1966" (Ancestry image), "Sackett, Keith LeRoy, 5823 Master St, Philadelphia, PA, b. Des Moines, Iowa, 16 Sep 1918, service 10 Mar 1942 to 13 Oct 1945, foreign service 8 Oct 1942 to 7 Oct 1945, entered service at Philadelphia, serial 13054969, separated from service Newcastle Army Air Base, Wilmington, Del, 13 Oct 1945, branch Army, beneficiaries Mrs Laura A Sackett, 5823 Master St, living children: Carolyn May, 7 yrs; Lawrence Wayne, 5 yrs; Stephen George, 3 yrs; Leslie Gail, 1 yr; LeRoy Aiken, 6 mo, all at 5823 Master St, mother Mrs Mina G Sackett, 56E Chelfield Rd, North Hills, PA, father Mr N B Sackett, address unknown, notarised at Philadelphia, 17 Jan 1950. Check $500, 1 Jun 1950."
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line2nd great-grandson of Nathaniel Sackett
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Melissa Smith.
Last Edited7 Dec 2023

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