Ross Orr Sackett

FatherJohn Henry Sackett (1845-1893)
MotherMartha Ann "Mattie" Burd (1851-1924)
Marriage1918Gladys Blanche Johnson
Ross Orr Sackett, son of John Henry Sackett and Martha Ann "Mattie" Burd, was born in Big Horn, Sheridan County, WyomingG, on 11 June 1886.1 He died there by suicide aged 54 on 21 July 1940, leaving a note stating reasons of ill health2 and was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Big HornG.3 He married before 1918, Gladys Blanche Johnson, daughter of Charles L Johnson. Gladys was born in Chetopa, Labette County, KansasG, on 15 August 1893.3 She died aged 36 in Sheridan, WyomingG, on 18 August 1929 and was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, SheridanG.3
     In 1900 Ross was living in Big Horn, Sheridan County, WyomingG, in the household of his widowed mother Martha, and was recorded in the census as Ross O Sackett, a farm laborer, aged 13.4
     Ross was liisted in the 1907 and 1908 Buffalo, Johnson County, Directory, the 1908 entry stating that he had removed to Sheridan.5
     In 1910 he was living in Mayoworth, Johnson County, WyomingG, in the household of his brother Hugh and sister-in-law Ethel, and was recorded as Ross O Sackett, a stock farmer, aged 24. He owned the farm with his brother on a mortgage.6
     Ross completed a World War I draft registration card on 21 November 1917. He was married, aged 31, and was living at Kaycee, Johnson County, WyomingG. He was a self-employed merchant. He had previously served for three years as a private in the National Guard at Sheridan, Wyoming.7
     In 1920 he was living in Johnson County, WyomingG, and was recorded as Ross O Sackett, a truck driver, head of household, aged 33. Living with him were his wife Gladys, 27, and their daughter Martha, aged one.8
     He was listed in the 1925 and 1928 Directories for Midwest (formerly Salt Creek), Natrona County, Wyomiing, where he was working for the Midwest Refining Company.9
     In 1930 he was living in Salt Creek Oil Field, Natrona County, WyomingG, and was recorded as Ross O Sackett, a pumper at an oil field, head of household, aged 43, a widower. Living with him were his children, Charline M, 12, Jack, 10, and Ellen, aged three.10
Ross Orr Sackett (1886–1940), Mount Hope Cemetery, Big Horn, Wyoming
(Src: Find A Grave, Marsha Hanson Dillon)
Gladys Blanche (Johnson) Sackett (1893–1929), Mount Hope Cemetery, Big Horn, Wyoming
(Src: Find A Grave, Marsha Hanson Dillon)

Children of Ross Orr Sackett and Gladys Blanche Johnson

  • Martha Charline Sackett b. c 1918
  • Jack Darwin Sackett b. c 1920

Deceased Was Prominent Big Horn Resident
Note Left For Members of Family Says Ill Health Cause
Ross Orr Sackett, 54, a prominent resident of Big Horn, where he was born and where he had spent almost his entire life, killed himself early Sunday morning by shooting himself in the head with a .410 calibre shotgun, the sheriff's office here said today.
     In a note which he left for members of his family, Sackett said that ill health was prompting him to take his own life.
     The note was found Sunday morning by the man's son, Jack, when he awoke. His father was not in the house, and so the son went to the Roy Sackett home nearby where he notified officers in Sheridan.
     Sackett's body was found by the authorities shortly before 10 a.m. in the yard in back of the house. It was not known how long he had been dead when the discovery was made and no one apparently heard the shot, they said.
     No inquest will be held in the shooting.
     Sackett's brother, Hugh, had taken his own life also by shooting himself at his home in Buffalo only last winter.
     A private service, for members of the family, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Champion Drawing Room, and interment will be in the cemetery at Big Horn.
     Ross Sackett was born June 11, 1886, at Big Horn, and had made his home there most of his life, with the exception of several years he spent in Midwest in the oil business. He owned considerable property in and around Big Horn at the time of his death.
     While in the oil business he built up an enviable record for safety.
     His immediate survivors include two daughters, Charline and Ellen Louise, both of Casper; a son, Jack Darwin Sacket, of Big Horn; two brothers, Clyde Early Sackett of Big Horn and Carl L. Sackett of Cheyenne and Sheridan; and a sister, Mrs. Sula Gatchell of Buffalo.
     Other survivors include a number of nieces and nephews.

Find a Grave, unsourced newspaper


Mrs. R.O. Sackett Succumbs in City
Midwest Woman Lived in Region for Twenty Years
Mrs. Gladys Blanche Sackett, wife of Ross O. Sackett of Midwest, Wyo., died at the Sheridan County Memorial Hospital, Thursday morning. The funeral will be held from Champion's Funeral Home at ? o'clock. Friday afternoon, burial will be at the Sackett family lot at the Big Horn Cemetery.
     Mrs. Sackett, who was 35 years old at the time of her death was born at Chetopa, Kan. She came to Johnson County, Wyoming with her parents in 1909. She had resided in Johnson County and the town of Midwest since that time. She attended school at Buffalo and graduated from the high school there. She lived at Buffalo ranching? school until the time of her marriage to Ross O. Sackett, when they moved to Midwest.
     Her husband Ross O. Sackett was born at Big Horn. He has four brothers, Clyde Sackett of Big Horn, Lee Sackett of Manila, P.I.? H.?O. Sackett of Kaycee, and C.L. Sackett of Sheridan. He also has one sister, Mrs. Bula Gatchell of Buffalo.
     Mrs. Sackett is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Johnson of Midwest; one sister, Mrs. Jessie Roberts Webb of Wheatland; her husband, Ross Sackett of Midwest and three children; Ellen Lena Sackett, Jack Darwin Sackett and Martha Chadhen Sackett [? paragraph blurred].

Find a Grave, unsourced

 Notes & Citations

  1. WW1 draft.
  2. Find a Grave, Transcript of undated unnamed newspaper report.
  3. Find a Grave.
  4. 1900 United States Federal Census, Roll: 1827; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0051; FHL microfilm: 1241827
    Big Horn, Sheridan County, Wyoming, 20/21 Jun 1900
    Sackett, Margarett, head, b. Apr 1851, 49, wid, 7 ch, 6 living, b. IL, father b. NJ, mother b. NY, farmer, home & farm owned free of mortgage
    Sackett, Clyde E, son, b. Aug 1880, 19, b. WY, father b. NY, mother b. IL, farm laborer
    Sackett, Hugh, son, b. Mar 1882, 18, b. WY, father b. NY, mother b. IL, farm laborer
    Sackett, Ross O, son, b. Jun 1886, 13, b. WY, father b. NY, mother b. IL, farm laborer
    Burd, Silas, brother, b. Mar 1848, 52, single, b. IL, father b. NJ, mother b. NY, farm laborer.
  5. "US City Directories, 1822-1995" (Ancestry image), Buffalo Directory, Johnson County, Wyoming, 1907, "Sackett Ross O."; 1908, "Sackett Ross O, removed to Sheridan, Wyo."
  6. 1910 United States Federal Census, Roll: T624_1745; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0074; FHL microfilm: 1375758
    Mayoworth, Johnson County, Wyoming, 23–28 Apr 1910
    Sackett, Hugh O, head, 28, m1. 1y, b. WY, father b. IL, mother b. IL, farmer, stock farm, employer, farm owned on mortgage
    Sackett, Ethel B, wife, 20, m1. 1y, 1 ch, dec'd, b. WY, father b. Norway, mother b. OH
    Sackett, Ross O, brother, 24, single, b. WY, father b. IL, mother b. IL, farmer, stock farm, employer, farm owned on mortgage.
  7. "US, World War I draft registrations records 1917–1918" (FamilySearch image), Wyoming, Johnson. Roll 2022240.
    "No 720, Ross Orr Sackett, age 31, of Kaycee, Wyo, b. June 11 1886, natural-born citizen, b. Big Horn, Wyo, merchant, self-employed, at Kaycee, Wyo, dependent wife, married, previous military service: private, National Guard, 3 yrs, at Sheridan, Wyo, exemption not claimed. Registrant of medium ht, medium build, gray eyes, black hair, not bald, no disabilities. Reg Johnson, Wyo, Nov 21 1917."
  8. 1920 United States Federal Census, Roll: T625_2026; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 72
    Election District 4, Johnson County, Wyoming, 2 Feb 1920
    Sackett, Ross O, head, 33, married, b. WY, father b. IL, mother b. WI, truck driver
    Sackett, Gladys B, wife, 27, b. KS, father b. US, mother b. US
    Sackett, Martha, dau, 1 11/12, b. WY, father b. WY, mother b. KS.
  9. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", (Ancestry image), Midwest Directory, Natrona County, Wyoming, 1925, "Sackett Ross C [sic] pmpr Midwest Ref Co."; 1928, "Sackett Ross O (Gladys) lab Midwest Ref Co."
  10. 1930 United States Federal Census, Roll: 2624; Page: 30A; Enumeration District: 0004; FHL microfilm: 2342358
    Midwest Camp Five, Salt Creek Oil Field, Election District 2, Natrona County, Wyoming, 22 Apr 1930
    Sackett, Ross O, head, home rented, 43, wid, b. WY, father b. IN, mother b. IL, pumper, oil field
    Sackett, Charline M, dau, 12, b. WY, father b. WY, mother b. KS
    Sackett, Jack, 10, son, b. WY, father b. WY, mother b. KS
    Sackett, Ellen L, dau, 3 9/12, b. WY, father b. WY, mother b. KS.
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Ellen Sackett Brettell and Richard "Rick" Brettell.
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