Robert McKinley Sackett

FatherOrange E Sackett (1841-1928)
MotherEmma Susan Chesley (c 1850-1911)
Marriage1921Mary Margaret Bean3,4
Robert McKinley Sackett
(Src: Dan Schafer)
Robert McKinley Sackett, son of Orange E Sackett and Emma Susan Chesley, was born in Central City, Merrick County, NebraskaG, on 19 August 1891.1,2 He died aged 58 in Casper, Natrona County, WyomingG, on 9 September 1949 and was buried at Highland Cemetery, CasperG.5,6,7 He married on 6 July 1921, Mary Margaret Bean, daughter of Elihu Bean and Grace Upton Gilpin.3,4 Mary was born in Winterset, Madison County, IowaG, on 6 July 1897.3,8,9 She died aged 93 on 4 January 1991 and was buried at Highland Cemetery, CasperG.6,8,10
     In 1900 Robert was living in Kane, Pottawattamie County, IowaG, in the household of his parents Orange and Emma, and was recorded in the census as Robert Sackett, at school, aged eight and born in Nebraska.11
     In 1910 he was living in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie CountyG, in the household of his parents Orange and Emma, and was recorded as Robert Sackett, a clerk in an insurance company, aged 18.12
     Robert completed a World War I draft registration card on 5 June 1917. He was aged 27 and was an electrician at the Montana Power Company. He was living at Thompson Falls, Sanders County, MontanaG.1
     Robert served in France during the First World War with the 316th Engineers, US Army. He enlisted at Thompson FallsG on 3 October 1917, was promoted Corporal on 2 March 1918 and Sergeant on 3 June 1918. He served overseas from 6 July 1918 to 16 April 1919 and was honorably discharged on 29 April 1919.13,14
     In 1920 he was living in Fremont County, WyomingG, and was recorded as Robert Sackett, a railroad laborer, head of household, aged 28.15
     In 1930 he was living in Natrona County, WyomingG, and was recorded as Robert M Sackett, superintendent of an oil pipeline, head of household, aged 38. Living with him were his wife Mary, 32, and their children, Mary, 6, and Robert, aged four.16
     In 1940 he was living at East 5th, Casper, Natrona CountyG, and was recorded as Robert M Sackett, pipeline superintendent, head of household, aged 48. Living with him were his wife Mary, 42, and their children, Mary, 16, and Robert, aged 14.17
     Robert completed a World War II draft registration card on 25 April 1942. He was aged 50 and was employed by the Illinois Pipe Line Company. He was living at 345 C Y Avenue, CasperG, with his wife Mary.18

Council Bluffs City Directory, Iowa

1904Sackett Robt M clk r 2023 Av A
1906Sackett Robert M, clk, b 2023 Av A.
1908Sackett Robert M, clk W O W, b 2023 Av A.
1909Sackett Robert M, b 2023 Av A.
1910, 1911Sackett Robert M, clk, b 2023 Av A.
1912Sackett Robert M, trav agt, b 2023 Av A.

Casper City Directory, Wyoming

1924Sackett Robt M formn rms Wyatt Hotel
1929Sackett Robt M (Mary) tel supt Illinois Pipe Line Co rms 127 East A.
1934Sackett Robt M (Mary M) tel supt Illinois Pipe Line Co h west of Casper
1937Sackett Robt M (Mary) tel supt Illinois Pipe Line Co h529 E 3d
1941Sackett Robt M (Mary) genl supt Illinois Pipe Line Co h345 C Y av
1945Sackett Robt M (Mary) div supt Ohio Oil Co Pipe Line Dept h345 C Y av
Robert McKinley Sackett (1891–1949), Highland Cemetery, Casper, Wyoming
(Src: Find a Grave, Kyson Channell)

Children of Robert McKinley Sackett and Mary Margaret Bean

R. M. Sackett Dies Suddenly
     Death came suddenly Friday night to Robert M. Sackett, 58, assistant superintendent of the pipeline division of the Ohio Oil Co.. Wyoming division. Death was caused by a heart attack.
     Mr. Sackett was born in Central City, Neb., Aug. 19, 1891, and was reared in Council Bluffs, Ia. He attended the local schools there and later, the Union Pacific signal school in nearby Omaha, Neb. He then worked for a time in Omaha for the local light and power company, but found he was more interested in construction and obtained a job with the Union Pacific. During this employment he became well acquainted with almost the entire Rockv Mountain and Pacific areas.
Worked in Alaska
     Mr. Sackett spent several years in Alaska working for both the British and United States governments and for various mining and power companies, including the White Horse Power Co. in the Alaskan interior. He also spent some time in the Klondike and one winter carried mail out of Fairbanks via dog team.
     After returning to the United States Mr. Sackett was employed by the Montana Power Co., but this employment was interrupted by World War I, and he enlisted and served for some time in France with the 316th Engineers. Following his discharge from the army at Fort Russell, Wyo., he spent some months working for the Bell Telephone Co. in Wyoming.
     He has been with the Ohio Oil Co. in Casper for some years and in 1940 was appointed general superintendent of the Wyoming pipeline division. He served in this capacity until 1946 when he suffered a heart attack and asked to be relieved of some of his duties. He was then appointed assistant superintendent.
Funeral Tuesday
     Mr. Sackett was a member of Excelsior Lodge No. 259, A., F. and A. M.. Council Bluffs and Wyoming Consistory.
     He is survived by his widow, Mary Bean Sackett, a daughter, Mary Susan, now Mrs. A. F. Denes of Chicago, Ill; a son, Robert M. Sackett, Jr., and two grandchildren, Susan Marie Sackett and Robert Andrew Denes.
     Services are scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at 2 from the chapel of the Bustard Funeral Home.

Casper Star-Tribune, Casper, Wyoming, 11 Sep 1949, p 16

Robert M. Sackett
Word was received here Saturday of the death of a former resident, Robert M Sackett, 58, superintendent of the Rocky Mountain division of the Ohio Oil company at Jasper, Wyo.
     Born at Central City, Neb, Sackett moved to Council Bluffs 50 years ago where he lived until after he returned from service in world war I. He was a member of Masonic Excelsior lodge 259 in Council Bluffs, and of the Casper American Legion post.
     Survivors are his widow, Mary, a daughter, Mrs Mary Denes of Chicago; a son, Robert, jr, of Casper, two brothers, A. V. Sackett of Waterloo, ard Dwight P Sackett of Sunnyside, Wash; a sister, Mrs Hazel Sackett Young of Council Bluffs; and two grandchildren.
     Funeral services and burial were at Casper.

The Daily Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 2 Oct 1949, p 11

Mary (Bean) Sackett
     Basin—Services for Wyoming pioneer, Mary (Bean) Sackett, 93, will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Basin by Rev. Philip Mills.
     Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Highland Cemetery in Casper by Rev. Grayson Gowen.
     Mrs. Sackett died Jan. 4, 1991, in Basin. She was born July 6, 1897, in Winterset, Iowa, to Elihu and Grace (Gilpin) Bean. On March 23, 1907, she moved with her parents to Fremont County, where they homesteaded near the Owl Creek Mountains, known as the Bean Ranch and now the Arapahoe Ranch. She was educated by her parents on the ranch, returned to Winterset for two years of high school and then attended school for one year in Shoshoni. She attended Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore., and studied violin in New York. She played violin with the Kriens Symphony Orchestra in New York City.
     On July 6, 1921, she married Robert McKinley Sackett. They lived in Thermopolis and Shoshoni before moving to Casper. Mrs. Sackett was a member of the Casper Philharmonic and a past president of Chapter G, PEO.
     Following the death of her husband in 1949, she moved to Basin and in recent years she had lived at the Bonnie Bluejacket Nursing Home. Mrs. Sackett wrote news from the Big Horn Basin area for many newspapers, including the Billings Gazette, Casper Star-Tribune, Greybull Standard and Northern Wyoming Daily News of Worland. She helped organize the Craig Stoelk Search and Rescue in Big Horn County. She was a 64-year member of PEO, Chapter AN, and was a 57-year member of Lewisia Chapter No. 16, Order of Eastern Star. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Marion Tanner Post. Mrs. Sackett organized a "Fun Band" in Basin and was active until her illness. Survivors are two children, Sue Denes of Chicago and Bob Sackett of Riverton; four grandchildren, Susan Harris, Bob Denes, Linda Howard and Karen Lange; five great-grandchildren; and other relatives. Memorials to the Basin Library, in care of the Security State Bank in Basin, would be appreciated by the family. The Atwood Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Casper Star-Tribune, Casper, Wyoming, 9 Jan 1991, p 14

 Notes & Citations

  1. "US, World War I draft registrations records 1917–1918" (FamilySearch image), Montana, Sanders. Draft Division# Roll#1711441 (mis-spelled as Saskett).
    "Serial# Order#, Robert McKinley Sackett, Thompson Falls Montana, Age: 27, b. 19 Aug 1890 at Central City Nebraska, single, white, native born, electrician at Montana Power Co Sanders Montana, no nearest relative reported, no prior military experience, no exemptions, Registrant: Tall Ht, Med Build, eyes blue, hair dark, not bald, no disabilities, Reg: 5 Jun 1917 at Sanders Co., Montana."
  2. WW1 draft card shows birth in 1890; census records indicate 1891.
  3. Census.
  4. Mary's obituary.
  5. "Wyoming, U.S., Death Records, 1909-1971" (Ancestry image), "Sackett, Robert McKinley, d. 530 South Center Street, Casper, Natrona, Wyoming, 9 Sep 1949, married, b. Central City, Nebraska, 19 Aug 1891, asst genl supt, Pipeline dept, Ohio Oil, WW1 veteran, father Orange E Sackett, mother Emma Chesley, spouse & informant Mary Bean Sackett, cause coronary thrombosis, bur. Highland Cemetery, Casper, 13 Sep 1949."
  6. Find a Grave.
  7. "U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936–2007" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, Robert M, b. 19 Aug 1891, d. 9 Sep 1949, claim date 14 Sep 1949. 15 Nov 1978 listed as Robert M Sackett."
  8. "U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936–2007", "Sackett, Mary B, b. 6 Jul 1897, d. Jan 1991, claim date 21 May 1962."
  9. "Iowa, Birth Records, 1856–1944" (Ancestry image), delayed certificate, sworn 17 Nov 1949, "Mary Margaret Bean, b. 6 Jul 1897, Winterset, Madison County, Iowa, father Elihu Bean b. IA, mother Grace Gilpin b. IA."
  10. US Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index" (American Ancestors transcript), "Mary B Sackett, b. Jul 6, 1897, d. Jan, 1991, SSN 520-44-2576 issued WY, residence unknown."
  11. 1900 United States Federal Census, Roll: 456; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0148; FHL microfilm: 1240456
    Kane, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, 4 Jun 1900
    Sackett, O E, head, b. Nov 1843, 57, m. 28y, b. OH, father b. CT, mother b. CT, day laborer, home owned on mortgage
    Sackett, E S, wife, b. Jun 1850, 50, m. 28y, b. NH, father b. NH, mother b. NH
    Sackett, Alton, son, b. Feb 1887, 13, b. NE, father b. OH, mother b. NH, day laborer
    Sackett, Hazel, dau, b. Oct 1889, 10, b. NE, father b. OH, mother b. NH, at school
    Sackett, Robert, son, b. Aug 1891, 8, b. NE, father b. OH, mother b. NH, at school.
  12. 1910 United States Federal Census, Roll: T624_421; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0144; FHL microfilm: 1374434
    Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, 21 Apr 1910
    Sackett, Orange G, head, 68, m1. 37y, b. OH, father b. CT, mother b. CT, laborer, odd jobs, own account, home owned on mortgage
    Sackett, Emma, wife, 59, m1. 37y, 7 ch, 6 living, b. NH, father b. NH, mother b. NH
    Sackett, Alton V, son, 23, single, b. NE, father b. OH, mother b. NH, moulder, foundry
    Sackett, Hazel, dau, 19, single, b. NE, father b. OH, mother b. NH, stenographer, insurance
    Sackett, Robert, son, 18, single, b. NE, father b. OH, mother b. NH, clerk, insurance.
  13. Obituary.
  14. "Montana, U.S., Military Records, 1904-1918" (Ancestry image), "Sackett, Robert M, res. Thompson Falls, Sanders County, Montana, inducted Thompson Falls, 3 Oct 1917, b. Central City, Nebr, age 26 1/12 yrs, served in Co B 316 Engrs to disch, Corp 2 Mar 1918, Sgt 3 Jun 1918, Sgt cl 12 Nov 1918, wounded in action degree not stated 30 Sep 1918, served overseas 6 Jul 1918 to 16 Apr 1919, horoably discharged on demob 29 Apr 1919."
  15. 1920 United States Federal Census, Roll T625_2026, p 5A, Enumeration District 51
    Bonneville, Fremont County, Wyoming
    Sackett, Robert, head, 28, laborer, railroad, b. NE, father b. OH, mother b. NH, home rented.
  16. 1930 United States Federal Census, Page 2B, Enumeration District 0018, FHL microfilm 2342358
    Election District 5, Natrona County, Wyoming
    Sackett, Robert M, head, 38, m. at 30, superintendent, oil pipeline, b. NE, father b. OH, mother b. NH, home rented, $10
    Sackett, Mary M, wife, 32, m. at 24, b. IA, father b. IA, mother b. IA
    Sackett, Mary S, daughter, 6, b. WY, father b. NE, mother b. IA
    Sackett, Robert M, son, 4 8/12, b. WY, father b. NE, mother b. IA.
  17. 1940 United States Federal Census, Roll m-t0627-04573, p 4A, ED 13-17
    East 5th, Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming
    Sackett, Robert M, head, 48, superintendent, pipeline telephone, b. NE, home rented
    Sackett, Mary, wife, 42, b. IA
    Sackett, Mary Susan, daughter, 16, b. WY
    Sackett, Robert, son, 14, b. WY.
    [1935 all same house]
  18. "US World War II draft registration cards 1942" (Ancestry image), "Robert McKinley Sackett, 345 C Y av, Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming, age 50, b. Merrick County, Nebraska, 19 Aug 1891, contact Mrs Mary Bean Sackett, 345 C Y av, emp Ill Pipe Line Co, Casper, ht 6 2, eyes blue, hair brown, wt 215, complexion dark. Reg Casper, 25 Apr 1942."
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