John Lemuel Sackett Jr
|Father||John Lemuel "Lem" Sackett (1892-1976)|
|Mother||Florence Minerva Wells (1893-1969)|
In 1930 John was living in RigaG in the household of his parents John and Florence, and was recorded in the census as John L Sackett, aged one and born in New York State.6
In 1940 he was living at Palmer Road, RigaG, in the household of his parents John and Florence, and was recorded as John L Sackett, aged eleven.7
John completed a World War II draft registration card on 19 July 1946. He was aged 18 and was employed on the family farm. He was living at Palmer Road, Churchville, Monroe County, New York StateG, with his father John Sr.8
John served as a Private in the New York National Guard from 23 June 1948 to 30 September 1948.9 He later served in the intelligence service of the US Army during the Korean War.2
Victor Girl Engaged
Announcement is made of the engagement of Miss Jean Ethelind Lovejoy, daughter of Mrs. Charles Lovejoy of Victor and the late Mr. Lovejoy, to John L. Sackett Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Sackett of Churchville.
Announcement was made at a family dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lovejoy in Victor last Saturday.
Miss Lovejoy is a graduate of Cornell University. Mr. Sackett, who was graduated from Kansas State College, served in the Army.
—Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York, 19 Jan 1956, p 41
Jean Lovejoy of Victor Weds Churchville Man
A Rochester area couple were married in South Perinton Methodist Church, Fairport, at 3 p.m. yesterday, when Miss Jean Ethlelind Lovejoy became the bride of John Lemuel Sackett Jr.
She is the daughter of Mrs. Charles E. Lovejoy of Victor, and the late Mr. Lovejoy, and he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Sackett of Churchville.
Spring flowers and forsythia formed the decorations for the ceremony which was performed by the Rev. Frederick Savage.
The bride wore a floor-length gown of Swiss organdy over taffeta made with a buttoned bodice and Peter Pan collar. A cap of matching organdy, and marguerites held her veil. She carried white marguerites centered with cymbidium orchids.
Miss Adaline R. Lovejoy, maid of honor for her sister, wore violet organdy in waltz-length. Similar gowns in lavender were worn by bridesmaids, Miss Dixie Lee Lovejoy, niece of the bride, and Mrs. Albert J. Beard, cousin of the bridegroom. All carried yellow marguerites.
Mr. Beard was best man. Ushers were Ruel Gruendike and Ralph Spauling.
A reception was held at the bride's home. The couple will live in Churchville.
Mrs. Sackett is a graduate of Cornell University and Mr. Sackett is a graduate of Kansas State College.
—Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York, 29 Apr 1956, p 73
John Lemuel Sackett, Jr.
John Lemuel Sackett, Jr. died at home Jan. 2, 2023. Born July 18, 1928, the third child and only son to John L. Sackett and Florence Minerva Wells Sackett of Riga, N.Y.
Raised with three sisters on a farm, after attending Alfred State College John hitchhiked to Kansas State University (BS) and served in the intelligence service of the US Army during the Korean War. He married Jean E. Lovejoy in 1956 and worked as a dairy farm manager before buying and moving to their own farm in Byron with their three children — Deborah (Jay Miller), John III (Rose) — both deceased — and Charles (Amy).
John completed his MS in Education at Cornell University after losing his left hand in a farm accident while harvesting corn. He taught agriculture at Le Roy and Warsaw high schools and then Agricultural Mechanics at Gen-Wyo Co. BOCES until his retirement.
John was active in local politics and served for years as Byron Town Supervisor and a Genesee County Legislator. He was an engaging conversationalist and was always eager to discuss current issues with anyone. John believed strongly in the value of the exchange of ideas and opinions and was a prolific writer of letters to the editor in The (Batavia) Daily News. He especially championed personal responsibility, lower taxes and freedom from government interference.
He was a life member of Byron Kiwanis, NRA, Genesee Co. SCOPE and various agricultural organizations. He was also an avid private pilot and past president of the Genesee County Pilots Assn. He enjoyed flying his plane and using his tractors and did so into his 9th decade despite infirmities and handicaps.
Ultimately, John was a farmer and teacher who believed that one reaps what one sows. He spent his life sowing good seed, pulling weeds and hoping to reap a manifold harvest. He leaves five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service for both John and Jean Sackett will be held later in the spring.
Memorials may be made to the Byron Kiwanis Club. To leave messages of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.
—The Daily News, Batavia, NY, 1 Feb 2023
Notes & Citations
- "New York State, Birth Index, 1881–1942" (Ancestry image), "Sackett, John L, b. Riga, New York, 17 Jul 1928."
- "New York State, Marriage Index 1881–1967" (Ancestry image), "28 Apr 1956, Rochester, New York, John L Sackett, certificate 8844."; "28 Apr 1956, Rochester, New York, Jean E Lovejoy, certificate 884?."
- "New York State, Birth Index, 1881–1942" (Ancestry image), "Lovejoy, Jean E, b. Victor, New York, 21 Jan 1933."
- Bruce Gardner, "Gardner Family Tree", Ancestry.com.
- 1930 United States Federal Census
Page 6A, Enumeration District 0254, FHL microfilm 2341183
Riga, Monroe County, New York
Sackett, John L, head, 37, m. at 31, farmer, general farm, b. NY, father b. MI, mother b. PA, home owned
Sackett, Florence M, wife, 37, m. at 31, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY
Sackett, Jane A, daughter, 6, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY
Sackett, Janice E, daughter, 4, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY
Sackett, John L, son, 1, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY
Sackett, Joan K, daughter, 5/12, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY.
- 1940 United States Federal Census
Roll m-t0627-02680, p 5A, ED 28-84
Palmer Road, Riga, Monroe County, New York
Sackett, J Lemuel, head, 47, farmer, b. NY, home owned, $3000
Sackett, Florence, wife, 47, b. NY
Sackett, Jane Ann, daughter, 16, b. NY
Sackett, Elizabeth, daughter, 14, b. NY
Sackett, John L, son, 11, b. NY
Sackett, Joan K, daughter, 10, b. NY.
- "U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940–1947" (Ancestry image), "John Lemuel Sackett Jr, Palmer Road, Churchville, Monroe, New York, age 18, b. Riga, New York, 17 Jul 1928, nok John L. Sackett Sr (father), emp John L. Sackett Sr., farm, Churchville, race white, ht 5-9, eyes brown, wt 180, hair brown, complexion ruddy. Reg Churchville, Monroe, New York, 19 Jul 1946."
- "New York National Guard Service Cards, 1917–1954" (Ancestry image), "Sackett, John Lemuel, age 19, of Churchville, New York, b. Riga, NY, 17 Jul 1928, enlisted Churchville, 23 Jun 1948, to 30 Sep 1948, organization BtryD 898AAAAWBn(3), reason for separation HD (removal), grade Pvt."
|Appears in||Sacketts in the Military|
|Sackett line||10th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet|
|Charts||Line 3a (American)|
|Last Edited||22 Feb 2023|