Newspaper Abstracts, Nevada

4 records

  • Reno Gazette-Journal, Reno, Nevada, 9 Dec 1955, p 15
    Crash Fatal To Accountant
    Elko.—Percy E. Sackett, 52, San Francisco certified public accountant, was killed on Emigrant pass in Eureka county 35 miles west of here Thursday night when the car in which he was riding alone went out of control and he was thrown from the vehicle.
    Apparently on his way to Salt Lake City on business the accident occurred when a tire blew out between 6:30 and 7 p.m. Thursday, a Nevada highway patrolman reported.
    The automobile swerved across the highway, struck a cliff and sprung the door open. Mr. Sackett was hurled through the open door against the rocks, fracturing his skull and breaking his neck.
    A passing motorist notified the highway patrol.
    The accident was the first Nevada highway fatality of December. Mr. Sackett's death brought the Nevada road toll to 165 for 1955, nine above the total for the previous record year of 1953.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada, 10 Dec 1955, p 2
    Carlin, Dec 9. (U.P.)—A San Mateo, Calif., businessman on his way to Salt Lake City became the first person to die in a highway accident in Nevada this month.
    Percy E. Sackett, 52, was fatally injured about 5 p.m. Thursday when his car in which he was traveling alone went out of control on an icy stretch of highway 40 about 13 miles west of here.
    He was thrown from the car and slammed head first into a rock cliff. He was dead on arrival at Elko General Hospital.
    His death brought Nevada's fatality toll for 1955 to 165 and that of Eureka county to four.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Mineral County Independent-News, Hawthorne, Nevada, 19 Jun 1996
    Grace Mabel King La Cruze, 85, a resident of Hawthorne for the past 8 years died at Mt. Grant General Hospital on Sunday, June 16, 1996. Grace was born in Winthrop, Arkansas on July 27, 1910 the daughter of Jonathan Andrew Sackett and William Ophelia Smith. She had been a resident of Nevada since 1959. She moved to Gabbs from Yuma, Arizona in 1959. She lived in Lunning for several years before moving to Hawthorne 8 years ago. Grace was a home maker most of her working life, but also served as a mail carrier for the route between Lunning and Gabbs for many years. Active in community affairs she helped to organize the Lunning Volunteer Fire Department; and was on the Hawthorne Library Committee. She was an accomplished quilter. Grace was preceded in death by her first husband, James Duffield King in 1966; second husband, Joseph W. LaCruze in 1990; two brothers and six sisters. Immediate survivors are her sons and daughter and her 22 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild.
    [Src: Thurmon King]
  • Reno Gazette-Journal, Reno, Nevada, 19 Jun 1996, p 17
    Grace Mabel Sackett King LaCruze
    Hawthorne — A funeral for Grace Mabel Sackett King LaCruze, 85, who died June 16, 1996, at Mount Grant General Hospital, is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today at Gunter's Hawthorne Funeral Home.
    A native of Winthrop, Ark., she was born July 27, 1910, to Johnathan Andrew and William Ophelia Smith Sackett, and had lived in Hawthorne for the past eight years, having come from Gabbs and Luning, Nev., and Yuma, Ariz.
    Mrs. LaCruze operated the mail route between Luning and Gabbs for several years. She helped organize the Luning Volunteer Fire Department and [was] a member of the Hawthorne Library committee.
    Her first husband, James Dulfield King, died in 1966, second husband, Joseph W LaCruze in 1990 and she was preceded in death by two brothers and six sisters.
    Surviving are sons, James Donald King of Fallon, Thurmon Eugene King of Pasco, Wash., and Cleatus Quindel King of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan; daughter, Ione Elysse King of Redding, Calif.; sisters, Emmaline Rosebella Finney of Olathe, Colo., and Ophelia Hughes and Mary Ione Franklin and daughter, Queechy Mae Caudill, all of Mount Pleasant, Texas; 22 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
    Inurnment will be at a later date.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]