Thorwald Harvey Sackett

(1894-1987)
FatherOrrin Milton Sackett (1868-1933)
MotherAnna Larson (1868-1916)
Thorwald Harvey Sackett
(1894–1987)
(Src: Fort Collins Coloradoan, 30 Sep 1934)
Thorwald Harvey Sackett, farmer, mine operator, and county surveyor, of Colorado, son of Orrin Milton Sackett and Anna Larson, was born in Telluride, San Miguel County, ColoradoG, on 27 May 1894.1,2 His unusual first name is Swedish and would have been the choice of his mother who was born in Sweden. He died aged 93 in Santa Barbara County, CaliforniaG, on 8 November 19873,4,5 and was buried at St Luke's Memorial Garden, Fort Collins, Larimer County, ColoradoG.6 He married at Fort CollinsG on 25 October 1916, Dorothy Elizabeth Emerson, daughter of Horace Webber Emerson and Metta F Freeman.7 Dorothy was born in Winterport, Waldo County, MaineG, on 26 April 1898.8 She died aged 97 in Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo County, CaliforniaG, on 21 July 19959,10,11 and was buried at St Luke's Memorial Garden, Fort CollinsG.6
     In 1900 Thorwald was living in Precinct 1, San Miguel County, ColoradoG, in the household of his parents Orrin and Anna, and was recorded in the census as Thorwald Sackett, aged five and born in Colorado.12
     In 1910 he was living in Pandora, San Miguel County, ColoradoG, in the household of his parents Orrin and Anna, and was recorded as Thorwald Sackett, aged 15 and born in Colorado.13
     Thorwald completed a World War I draft registration card on 5 June 1917. He was aged 23 and was a rancher. He was living in Livermore, ColoradoG, with his wife.14
     In 1920 he was living in Livermore, ColoradoG, and was recorded as Thorwald H Sackett, a cattle rancher, head of household, aged 25. His wife Dorothy, 21, was living with him.15
     Thorwald and Dorothy were listed in the Larimer County Directory, Livermore section, in the 1920s. Thorwald was listed as a radio expert.16
     In 1930 he was living in Livermore, ColoradoG, and was recorded as Thorvald H Sackett, a farmer, head of household, aged 35. Living with him were his wife Dorothy, 31, and their children, Leslie, 9, and Stanley, aged seven. There was also a female lodger in the household.17
     Thorwald owned and flew his own airplane in the 1930s. When his father died by drowning in Lake Chapala near his ranch in Mexico in 1933, Thorwald flew there from Fort Collins. Flying was then still a novelty, especially in a private plane, a point illustrated by the newspaper story which, rather than commenting upon Thorwald's reflections on his father's tragic death, reported that the "trip by air to Mexico was uneventful, according to Mr. Sackett, as excellent flying conditions were experienced all the way."
     In 1940 he was living at South College Street, Fort CollinsG, and was recorded as Thorwald Sackett, self-employed, head of household, aged 45. Living with him were his wife Dorothy, 41, and their children, Leslie, 19, and Stanley, aged 17. There was also a female lodger in the household.18
     Thorwald completed a World War II draft registration card on 27 April 1942. He was aged 47 and was self-employed. He was living at 1634 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, Larimer County, ColoradoG, with his wife.19
     In 1973, Thorwald, now retired, and Dorothy were living at 1100 Parkwood Drive, Fort Collins, ColoradoG.20

Thorwald H. Sackett
     Thorwald H. Sackett, 93, of Goleta, a retired county surveyor and mine operator, died Nov. 9 in Goleta after a brief illness.
     Mr. Sackett was the father of the late Leslie Carricaburu of Santa Ynez. Mr. Sackett and his wife, Dorothy, who survives, often visited in the Santa Ynez Valley from their home in Colorado during the period 1947-1977.
     He was born in Telluride, Colo., May 27, 1894 and received a degree in engineering from Colorado State University in 1916. He later operated lead and zinc mines until 1944. Until retiring in 1977 to Santa Barbara, he was a county surveyor for Larimer County in Colorado.

Santa Ynez Valley News, Solvang, California, 17 Dec 1987, p 6.


Dorothy Sackett
Dorothy Emerson Sackett died July 21, 1995 in Arroyo Grande. She was born April 26, 1898 in Winterport, Maine to Metta Freeman and Horace Emerson.
     She was raised on the Emerson ranch outside Livermore, Colo, and lived much of her life in Fort Collins, Colo. She and husband Thorwald Sackett moved to California in 1976 to be closer to their daughter and family.
     She survived husband Thorwald, children Leslie Sackett Carricaburu and Stanley Emerson Sackett, and granddaughter Dale Carricaburu Lewis.      She is survived by son-in-law Dr. John B. Carricaburu and his wife Peggy DeCastro Carricaburu of Santa Barbara; grandsons Robert E. Carricaburu of San Pedro and John Bryan Carricaburu of Wasilla, Alaska; granddaughters Sally C. Carricaburu and Janet P. Carricaburu, both of Anchorage, Alaska, and Linda Carricaburu Davis of Arroyo Grande, and many great-grandchildren.
     Memorial services will be Aug. 19 at 11 a.m. at McDermott-Crocket Mortuary, 1903 State St., Santa Barbara. Father Robert Shalanar will conduct the service.
     Her ashes will be interred in St. Lukes Columbarium in Fort Collins, Colo.

Santa Ynez Valley News, Solvang, California, 3 Aug 1995, p 2.


Livermore
Mrs Everett Sanborn has returned to Fort Collins after spending the holiday season with her neice, Mrs. Thorwald Sackett.
Orrin M. Sackett of Telluride spent the holidays with his children, Mrs. Keith Bellairs and Thorwald Sackett, of Livermore.

Fort Collins Weekly Courier, Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado, 11 Jan 1918, p 5

Livermore
Mrs. Horace Emerson of Fort Collins spent the week with her daughter, Mrs. Thorwald Sackett.
Thorwald Sackett has been entertaining his father Orrin Sackett of Telluride on an enjoyable camping trip up in the Nunn Creek country.

Fort Collins Weekly Courier, Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado, 25 Jan 1918 p 7

Livermore
Mrs Elmore Pearson and son Charles of Virginia Dale have been guests of Mrs. Thorwald Sackett the past week.
Mr. and Mrs Ernest Roberts has as Sunday guests Mr. and Mrs. Thorwald Sackett. Mrs. E. Pearson and son Charles, Mrs Charles Emerson and Mr. and Mrs Norman Sackett of Fort Collins.

Fort Collins Weekly Courier, Fort Collins, Larimer County, 26 Jul 1918, p 7

Daughter Born Thursday to Mr. and Mrs. Sackett
Mr. and Mrs. Thorwald Sackett of Livermore are receiving the congratulations of their many friends over the birth of a lovely little daughter, born to them at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon.
     The little one weighed nine pounds and has been named Shirley Elizabeth and with her mother, who will be pleasantly remembered as Dorothy Emerson, is doing very nicely at the H. W. Emerson home.

Fort Collins Weekly Courier, Fort Collins, Larimer County, 27 Sep 1918, p 3

Livermore
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sackett motored to Fort Collins last Monday to spend the day with Mr. and Mrs. Keith Bellairs who were in town for the day.
Mrs Homer Clammer and Mrs. T. H. Sackett will entertain the Highland club next Saturday at the home of Mrs. Sackett.
Mrs J. R. Bellairs, Miss Nellie Ramer and Mrs Thorwald Sackett visited Wednesday with Mrs. Ernest Roberts.

Fort Collins Weekly Courier, Fort Collins, Larimer County, 20 Mar 1920, p 5

Father of T. H. Sackett Drowns In Old Mexico
     Orin Sackett, father of Thorwald H. Sackett of the Livermore district and Mrs. Keith Bellairs of Cheyenne, Wyo., was drowned near his large banana ranch, or hacienda, in Old Mexico, Sunday morning, according to a brief telegram sent Mr. Sackett here. Thorwald Sackett left here in his airplane about 1 o'clock Sunday to fly to Mexico.
     It is understood that Mr. Sackett was drowned while in a motor boat either on a lake or on a river when a sudden storm arose capsizing the boat. When the message was sent his body had not yet been found. Whether others were drowned with him, was not learned here. From the Sackett hacienda, the people go to the nearest city by boat.
     Mr. Sackett spent most of his summers visiting at his son's home in Livermore and spent a long time there only last summer.
     Mrs. Bellairs, his daughter, will he remembered here as Miss Gertrude Sackett. She attended the Colorado Agricultural college.

Fort Collins Coloradoan, Fort Collins, Colorado, 30 Jan 1933, p 1

T. H. Sackett Returns From Father's Funeral
     T. H. Sackett of Livermore, returned Friday night from Ocotlan, Jalisco state, Old Mexico, where he attended the funeral of his father Orin Sackett, who was drowned there two weeks ago. Mr. Sackett flew to El Paso in his private plane, took the Mexican Central airlines from El Paso to Leon and then went by rail from Leon to Ocotlan, a city which is located about six miles from his father's banana plantation.
     Orin Sackett was drowned in a storm on Lake Ocotlan on the evening of Jan. 29, when a boat, powered by an outboard motor, was capsized. Mr. Sackett had sailed across the lake to Ocotlan and was returning to his home when a stiff south wind swept across the lake raising large waves.
     The boat was not more than 200 yards from the landing on the plantation when it was turned over. Mr. Sackett, who was alone in the boat, was hurled into the water and was never seen again until his body was recovered the following morning by dragging.
     Mr. Sackett is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Keith Bellairs of Cheyenne, Wyo., his son Thorwald of Livermore, and his wife Florence of Ocotlan.
     He was well known in Fort Collins and the Livermore district as he had been a frequent visitor during the summer months at his son's ranch.
     The trip by air to Mexico was uneventful, according to Mr. Sackett, as excellent flying conditions were experienced all the way.

Fort Collins Coloradoan, Fort Collins, Colorado, 12 Feb 1933, p 4.

Thorwald H Sackett (1894–1987), St Luke's Memorial Garden, Fort Collins, Colorado
(Src: Find a Grave, Aaron Titus)
Dorothy E (Emerson) Sackett (1898–1995), St Luke's Memorial Garden, Fort Collins, Colorado
(Src: Find a Grave, Aaron Titus)

Children of Thorwald Harvey Sackett and Dorothy Elizabeth Emerson

 Notes & Citations

  1. Death record.
  2. Draft.
  3. US Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index", database, American Ancestors, "Thorwald H Sackett, b. May 27, 1894, d. Nov 9, 1987, SSN 530-10-6646 issued NV, residence Santa Barbara, California, 93111, county Santa Barbara."
  4. Grave marker has 8 Nov.
  5. "California, Death Index, 1940–1997", database, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Thorwald Harvey, b. Colorado, 27 May 1894, d. Santa Barbara, 8 Nov 1987, mother Larson."
  6. Website Find A Grave.
  7. "Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853–2006", digital image, FamilySearch, "25 Oct 1916, at Fort Collins, Larimer County, Thorwald H Sackett, 22, & Dorothy Emerson, 18, by C A Rowand, Minister."
  8. "Maine, U.S., Birth Records, 1715-1922", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Emerson, Dorothy Elizabeth, b. Winterport, Waldo, Maine, 26 Apr 1898, father Horace W Emerson b. New Hampshire, ranchman, mother Nettie F Freeman b. Prospect."
  9. Obituary.
  10. "California, Death Index, 1940–1997", database, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Dorothy Elizabeth, b. Maine, 26 Apr 1898, d. San Luis Obispo, 21 Jul 1995, father Emerson, mother Freeman."
  11. US Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index", database, American Ancestors, "Dorothy E Sackett, b. Apr 26, 1898, d. Jul 21, 1995, SSN 523-60-8527 issued CO, residence Wasilla, Alaska, 99654, county Matanuska Susitna."
  12. 1900 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Page 29, Enumeration District 0120, FHL microfilm 1240129
    Precinct 1, San Miguel, Colorado, 30 Jul 1900
    Sackett, O M, head, b. Dec 1868, 31, m. 6y, supt tramway, b. IL, father b. OH, mother b. NY
    Sackett, Anna, wife, b. Feb 1868, 32, m. 6y, 2 ch, both living, b. Sweden, immigrated 1890, father b. Sweden, mother b. Sweden
    Sackett, Thorwald, son, b. May 1895, 5, b. CO, father b. IL, mother b. Sweden
    Sackett, Gertrude, daughter, b. Jul 1898, 1, b. CO, father b. IL, mother b. Sweden.
  13. 1910 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll: T624_125; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0148; FHL microfilm: 1374138
    Pandora, San Miguel County, Colorado, 2 May 1910
    Sackett, Orrin H, head, 41, m1. 16y, b. IL, father b. OH, mother b. NY, superintendent, tramway, home rented
    Sackett, Anna, wife, 42, m1. 16y, 3 ch, all living, b. Sweden, father b. Sweden, mother b. Sweden
    Sackett, Thorwald, son, 15, b. CO, father b. IL, mother b. Sweden
    Sackett, Gertrude, dau, 11, b. CO, father b. IL, mother b. Sweden
    Sackett, Orrin, son, 5, b. CO, father b. IL, mother b. Sweden.
  14. "US, World War I draft registrations records 1917–1918", digital image, FamilySearch, Roll: 1561835, "Thorwald H Sackett, age 23, Livermore, Colo, b. Telluride, Colo, 27 May 1894, Natural Born citizen, occ. ranching, emplr. Chas Emerson, at Livermore, dependent wife, Caucasian, previous military service three years Corporal at agricultural college, exemption claimed no. Height: Medium, Build: Medium, Color of Eyes: Brown, Color of Hair: Brown, Bald: No. Registration: Larimer, Colo, June 5 [1917]."
  15. 1920 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll T625_166, p 4A, Enumeration District 142
    Livermore, Larimer, Colorado, 15/17 Jan 1920
    Sackett, Thorwald H, head, 25, rancher, cattle ranch, b. CO, father b. IL, mother b. Sweden, home owned
    Sackett, Dorothy, wife, 21, none, b. ME, father b. NH, mother b. ME.
  16. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, Larimer County Directory, 1925, "Sackett Dorthy."; "Sackett Thorval radio expert."
    Larimer County Directory, 1927, 1929, Livermore, "Sackett Dorothy."; "Sackett Thorval radio expert."; 1933, "Sackett Dorothy."; "Sackett T H."
  17. 1930 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Page 1B, Enumeration District 0005, FHL microfilm 2339979
    Livermore, Larimer, Colorado, 2 Apr 1930
    Sackett, Thorvald H, head, 35, m. at 22, farmer manager, general farm, b. CO, father b. IL, mother b. Sweden, home rented
    Sackett, Dorothy E, wife, 31, m. at 18, b. ME, father b. NH, mother b. ME
    Sackett, Leslie A, daughter, 9, b. CO, father b. CO, mother b. ME
    Sackett, Stanley E, son, 7, b. CO, father b. CO, mother b. ME
    Smith, Hazel L, lodger, 26, b. WY, father b. IL, mother b. CO.
  18. 1940 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, m-t0627-00467
    South College, Fort Collins, Larimer, Colorado, 19 Apr 1940
    Sackett, Thorwald, head, 45, ? and milling, private business, own account, b. CO, home owned, $5500
    Sackett, Dorothy, wife, 41, b. ME
    Sackett, Leslie A, daughter, 19, b. CO
    Sackett, Stanley E, son, 17, b. CO
    Smith, Hazel, lodger, 36, substitute telephone operator, b. WY.
  19. "US World War II draft registration cards 1942", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Serial no. U795, Thorwald Harvey Sackett, 1634 South College ave, Fort Collins, Larimer Co, Colorado, age 47, b. Telluride, Colorado, 27 May 1894, nok Mrs T H Sackett, 1634 S College, self-employed, at Crisman, Boulder, CO, race white, ht 5 10, eyes brown, hair brown, wt 170, complexion ruddy, marks 3rd finger left hand, appendix scar. Reg Colo State College, Fort Collins 27 Apr 1942."
  20. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, Fort Collins City Directory, 1973, "Sackett Thorwald H (Dorothy E) retired 1100 Parkwood Dr."
See alsoThurmon King's Database, 29098
Sackett line9th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Generation.Tree10R.3
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