Homer Jay Sackett

(1921-1999)
FatherClarence Lee Sackett (1897-1955)
MotherAgnes Davis (c 1894-)
Homer Jay Sackett, son of Clarence Lee Sackett and Agnes Davis, was born in Clemons, Marshall County, IowaG, on 6 June 1921.1 He died aged 78 in Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County, CaliforniaG, on 15 December 1999.2,3 He married Rosa Mae Atkins, daughter of Henry Peter Atkins and Pauline E Richter.4 Rosa was born in North DakotaG on 24 April 1918.4 She died aged 87 in Sedalia, Pettis County, MissouriG, on 30 November 2005.4,5
     In 1930 Homer was living in Nevada, Story County, IowaG, in the household of his uncle Edward Ross, and was recorded in the census as Homer Sackett, aged eight and born in Iowa.6
     Homer served in the US Navy as a Motor Machinist's Mate during the Second World War, enlisting in Des Moines, IowaG, on 29 November 1939. He served on the light cruisers, USS Milwaukee and USS Raleigh, the oiler USS Pecos, and the minesweeper USS YMS-298. He was released from service in September 1945.7
     Homer completed a World War II draft registration card on 2 November 1945. He was aged 24, living in Boone, IowaG, and was unemployed, having recently been discharged from the US Navy.8
     On 19 November 1945 Homer was employed by the Chicago and North Western Railroad in Boone, IowaG, starting work the following day as a porter at Cedar Rapids.9,10
     Homer applied for and was granted a war bonus of $500 in October 1949 by the Iowa WWII Service Compensation Board.11
     Homer and Rosa were listed in the Vallejo, California, City Directory in 1950 and 1953. Homer was a welder.12 They were listed in 1964 in the Sacramento City Directory. Homer was a welder at Terminal Steel and Rosa was a sales clerk.13

Homer Jay Sackett
USS Milwaukee, sailing 19 Feb 1940, San Diego, CA, to Pearl Harbor, "Sackett, Homer J, 321-37-03, rating AS, enlisted DesMoines, IA, 29 Nov 1939, branch USN, received 17 Feb 1940, on board for duty fr NTS, Great Lakes, IL."
USS Milwaukee (CL5), month to 31 Mar 1940, "Sackett, Homer J, 321-37-03, rating AS, enlisted DesMoines, IA, 29 Nov 1939, branch USN, change rating, 29 Mar, AS to Sea2c."
USS Milwaukee (CL5), qtr to 31 Mar 1940, "Sackett, Homer J, 321-37-03, rating Sea2c, enlisted 29 Nov 1939, received on board [illegible]."
USS Milwaukee (CL5), month to 31 May 1940, "Sackett, Homer J, 321-37-03, rating Sea2c, enlisted DesMoines, IA, 29 Nov 1939, branch USN, tran, 3 May 1940, USS Raleigh for duty."
USS Raleigh, month to 31 May 1940, "Sackett, Homer J, 321-37-03, rating Sea.2c, enlisted Des Moines, Iowa, 29 Nov 1939, branch USN, rec, 3 May, from USS Milwauukee."
USS Raleigh, qtr to 30 Jun 1940, "Sackett, Homer J, 321-37-03, rating Sea.2c, enlisted 29 Nov 1939, received on board 3 May 1940."
USS Raleigh, qtr to 30 Sep 1940, "Sackett, Homer J, 321-37-03, rating Sea.2c, enlisted 29 Nov 1939, received on board 3 May 1940."
USS Raleigh, month to 28 Feb 1941, "Sackett, Homer J, 321 37 03, rating Sea2c, enlisted Des Moines, Iowa, 29 Nov 1939, branch USN, change rating, 16 Feb, from Sea2c to Sea1c."
USS Raleigh, qtr to 31 Mar 1941, "Sackett, Homer J, 321 37 03, rating Sea1c, enlisted 29 Nov 1939, received on board 3 May 1940."
USS Raleigh, qtr to 30 Jun 1941, "Sackett, Homer J, 321 37 03, rating Sea1c, enlisted DesMoines, Iowa, 29 Nov 1939, branch USN, tran, 18 Jun, to USNH, Pearl Harbor, for treatment."
USS Raleigh, month to 31 Jul 1941, "Sackett, Homer J, 321 37 03, rating Sea1c, enlisted DesMoines, Iowa, 29 Nov 1939, branch USN, rec, 2 Jul, USNH, Pearl Harbor, TH."
USS Raleigh, qtr to 30 Sep 1941, "Sackett, Homer J, 321 37 03, rating Sea1c, enlisted 29 Nov 1939, received on board 2 Jul 1941."
USS Raleigh, qtr to 31 Dec 1941, "Sackett, Homer J, 321 37 03, rating Sea1c, enlisted 29 Nov 1939, received on board 2 Jul 1941."
USS Raleigh, qtr to 31 Mar 1942, "Sackett, Homer J, 321 37 03, rating Sea1c, enlisted 29 Nov 1939, received on board 2 Jul 1941."
USS Raleigh, qtr to 30 Jun 1942, "Sackett, Homer J, 321 37 03, rating Sea1c, enlisted 29 Nov 1939, received on board 2 Jul 1941."
USS Raleigh, qtr to 30 Sep 1942, "Sackett, Homer J, 321 37 03, rating Sea1c, enlisted 29 Nov 1939, received on board 2 Jul 1941."
USS Raleigh, sailing 20 Oct 1942, from San Francisco, CA, to Dangerous Waters, "Sackett, Homer Jay, 321 37 03, rating Sea1c, enlisted Des Moines, Iowa, 29 Nov 1939, branch USN, change rating, 5 Oct, from Sea1c to F1c."
USS Raleigh, qtr to 31 Dec 1942, "Sackett, Homer J, 321 37 03, rating F2c, enlisted 29 Nov 1939, received on board 2 Jul 1941."
USS Raleigh, qtr to 30 Jun 1943, "Sackett, Homer Jay, 321 37 03, rating F2c, enlisted 29 Nov 1939, received on board 2 Jul 1941."
USS Raleigh, sailing, 5 Oct 1943, from Adak, Alaska, to Dangerous Waters, "Sackett, Homer Jay, 321 37 03, rating F2c, enlisted DesMoines, Iowa, 29 Nov 1939, branch USN, tran, 3 Oct, to NOB Adak, Alaska."
USS Pecos (AO65), sailing 10 Oct 1943, from Adak, Territory of Alaska, "Sackett, Homer J, 321 37 03, rating F2c, branch USN, rec, 10 Oct, US Naval Operating Base, Adak, Alaska."
USS Pecos (AO65), sailing 26 Oct 1943, from San Pedro, CA, "Sackett, Homer Jay, 321 37 03, rating F2c, branch USN, trans, 19 Oct, R/S, Terminal Island, San Pedro, CA."
USS YMS 298, qtr to 31 Jan 1944, "Sackett, Homer Jay, 321 37 03, rating F2c, enlisted DesMoines, Iowa, 29 Nov 1939, branch USN, received 8 Jan 1944, SCTC Terminal Island, CA."; "Sackett, Homer Jay, 321 37 03, rating F2c, enlisted DesMoines, Iowa, 29 Nov 1939, branch USN, change of rating 1 Jan 1944, to F1c."
USS YMS 298, qtr to 31 Mar 1944, "Sackett, Homer Jay, 321 37 03, rating F1c, enlisted 29 Nov 1939, received on board 8 Jan 1944."
USS YMS 298, qtr to 30 Jun 1944, "Sackett, Homer Jay, 321 37 03, rating F1c, enlisted 29 Nov 1939, received on board 8 Jan 1944."
USS YMS 298, month to 31 Jul 1944, "Sackett, Homer Jay, 321 37 03, rating F1c, enlisted Des Moines, Iowa, 29 Nov 1939, branch USN, change rating, 1 Jul, MoMM3c(T)."
USS YMS 298, qtr to 30 Sep 1944, "Sackett, Homer Jay, 321 37 03, rating MoMM3c(T), enlisted 29 Nov 1939, received on board 8 Jan 1944."
USS YMS 298, month to 31 Mar 1945, "Sackett, Homer Jay, 321 37 03, rating MoMM3c(T), branch USN, change rating 1 Mar 1945, MoMM2c(T)."
USS YMS 298, qtr to 31 Mar 1945, "Sackett, Homer Jay, 321 37 03, rating MoMM2c(T), received on board 8 Jan 1944."
USS YMS 298, qtr to 1 Jul 1945, "Sackett, Homer Jay, 321 37 03, rating MoMM2c(T), USN, received on board 8 Jan 1944."
USS YMS 298, month to 1 Sep 1945, "Sackett, Homer J, 321 37 03, rating MoMM2c(T), branch USN, trans, nearest Rec Ship or Sta on West Coast of US for assign."

Sackett line10th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder
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 Notes & Citations

  1. WWII draft card has birthplace Clemons. SS Claims record has Slater Polk / Liberty.
  2. US Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index", database, American Ancestors, "Homer J Sackett, b. Jun 6, 1921, d. Dec 15, 1999, SSN 559-34-3930 issued CA, residence Rancho Cordova, California, 95670, county Sacramento."
  3. "U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936–2007", database, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Homer Jay, b. Slater Polk, Iowa / Liberty, Iowa, 6 Jun 1920, d. 15 Dec 1999, father Clarence Sackett, mother Agnes Davis. Listed Nov 1943 as Homer Jay Sackett; 22 Dec 1999 as Homer J Sackett."
  4. Kara Synhorst, "Synhorst Family Tree", Ancestry.com.
  5. US Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index", database, American Ancestors, "Rosa Sackett, b. Apr 24, 1918, d. Nov 30, 2005, SSN 547-14-2021 issued CA, residence Rancho Cordova, California, 95670, county Sacramento."
  6. 1930 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Page: 23A; Enumeration District: 0022; FHL microfilm: 2340418
    Nevada, Story County, Iowa, 16 Apr 1930
    Ross, Edward M, head, home rented $20pm, 23, m. at 20, b. IA, father b. IL, mother b. IA, butter maker, creamery
    Ross, Margaret W, wife, 25, m. at 21, b. IA, father b. OH, mother b. IA
    Ross, Kathryn, dau, 2 8/12, b. IA, father b. IA, mother b. IA
    Ross, William E, son, 2/12, b. IA, father b. IA, mother b. IA
    Ross, Minnie B, mother, 65, wd, b. IA, father b. OH, mother b. MD
    Sackett, Homer, nephew, 8, b. IA, father b. MN, mother b. IA.
  7. "US World War II Navy Muster Rolls, 1938–1949", digital image, Ancestry.com.
  8. "U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940–1947", database, Ancestry.com, "Homer Jay Sackett, 24, b. Clemons, Iowa, 6 Jun 1921, res. Boone, Iowa, reg. Iowa, 2 Nov 1945, unemployed due to discharge from Armed Forces, wt 135, complexion light brown, eyes brown, hair brown, ht 5' 8", nok Guy Eiserman."
  9. "U.S., Chicago and North Western Railroad Employment Records, 1935–1970", database, Ancestry.com, "Homer Jay Sackett, b. Clemmens, Marshall, Iowa, 6 Jun 1921, father Clarence Sackett, mother Agnes Davis, record Boone, Boone, Iowa, 19 Nov 1945."
  10. "U.S., Chicago and North Western Railroad Employment Records, 1935–1970", database, Ancestry.com, "Homer Jay Sackett, b. 6 Jun 1921, record Cedar Rapids, 20 Nov 1945, carptr hlpr."
  11. "Iowa, World War II Bonus Case Files, 1947–1954", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Homer Jay Sackett, 1300 Hiway 40, Valley, Solano County, CA, res. at enlistment Slater, IA, b. Clemons, IA, 6 Jun 1921, serial 321-37-03, service 29 Nov 1939 to 26 Oct 1945, foreign service 16 Sep 1940 to 23 Oct 1943 & 1 Jun 1944 to 3 Sep 1945, reg. Boone, IA, after discharge, WWII service: USN T Sta Great Lakes, USS Milwaukee, USS Raleigh, SOTC Terminal Island, CA, USS YMS 298. Certified facts: entry 29 Nov 1939 at Des Moines, IA, discharge 26 Oct 1945, depart to foreign service 16 Sep 1940 at Pearl Harbor, return from foreign service 3 Sep 1945, honorable separation, notarised at Solano County, CA, 17 Oct 1949. Award $500, WWII Service Compensation Board."
  12. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, Vallejo, California, City Directory, 1950, "Sackett Homer J (Rosemae) h1000 Springs rd."; 1953, "Sackett Homer J (Rosa M) wldr Benicia Arsenal h209 Jefferson."
  13. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, Sacramento, California, City Directory, 1964, "Sackett Homer J (Rosa) wldr Terminal Steel h1454 Kitchner."; "Sackett Rosa M Mrs sls clk Cal Apparel Shop r1454 Kitchner."
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