Fred Sackett Jr

(1921-1997)
FatherFred Sackett (1889-1957)
MotherFay Moneyhun (1904-1999)
Fred Sackett Jr, son of Fred Sackett and Fay Moneyhun, was born on 21 November 1921.1 He died aged 75 at home in Austin, Travis County, TexasG, on 22 June 19972,3,4 and was buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, McLennan County, TexasG.5 He married in about 1964, Peggy ___.
Fred was fond of reminiscing about his grandfather, Henry Sackett, who arrived on horseback in Coleman County in time to join the Texas Rangers at Camp Colorado. Henry Sackett bought the fort's headquarters building, married the commandant's daughter, Mary McNamara, and settled down to build a sizeable ranch and rear eleven children, the second of whom was Fred Sackett, Sr. Fred Jr. was born on his grandfather's ranch.
Fred Sackett, Jr. took flying lessons at an early age and was asked to instruct flying cadets during World War II. He later transferred to the Ferry Command, graduating to service as a pilot in the China-Burma-India theatre – "Flying the Hump."
After the war he returned to Austin to resume his studies at the University of Texas, graduating with a degree in higher mathematics. He was an investment broker.
Fred served on the board of the Austin Heritage Society for many years. He also served as president for seven years to the Austin Library Commission.

—Extract from newspaper obituary

     Fred served in the US Army from 28 December 1944 to 11 January 1946.6
Fred Sackett (1921–1997), Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Texas
(Src: Find A Grave, Dee Winter)
Appears inSacketts in the Military
ChartsLine 6 (English)
Descendants of Henry Sackett (1851–1928)

 Notes & Citations

  1. Death record.
  2. Coleman Democrat-Voice (Texas), digital image, Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com), obituary.
  3. US Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index", database, American Ancestors, "Fred Sackett, b. Nov 21, 1921, d. Jun 22, 1997, SSN 462-07-6378 issued TX, residence Austin, Texas, 78703, county Travis."
  4. "US Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File", database, Ancestry.com, "Fred Sackett, b. 21 Nov 1921, d. 22 Jun 1997, SSN 462076378, branch Army, enlisted 28 Dec 1944, released 11 Jan 1946."
  5. Website Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com).
  6. "US Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File", database, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Fred, b. 21 Nov 1921, d. 22 Jun 1997, SSN 462076378, branch Army, enlisted 28 Dec 1944, released 11 Jan 1946."
Generation.TreeR.6
Sackett line4th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett of Hornchurch, Essex
Last Edited18 October 2017