Newspaper Abstracts, recent additions (last 12 months)

ADDED NOVEMBER 2020

  • Buffalo Evening News, Buffalo, New York, 9 Nov 1894, p 18
    The Latest Engagement.
    Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Huck of Summer street gave a delightful dancing party last evening at which they formally announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Lillian Huck, to Mr. Herbert Irving Sackett.
    Mr. Sackett was a member of Yale's class of '93, and the dance cards bore Yale's emblem of two hearts bound with a lover's knot done in Yale's peculiar shade of blue.
    A half a hundred people participated in the festivities, an elaborate supper being served at 10 o'clock. Yellow and white chrysanthemums, palms and smilax ornamented the room.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • Buffalo Evening News, Buffalo, New York, 24 Mar 1897, p 13
    Death of Dr. Sackett.
    After a Long and Painful Illness He Passed Away Yesterday at His Home.
    Dr. Willis A. Sackett of 53 Wadsworth street died yesterday after a long and painful illness. He had been connected with the World's Dispensary Medical Association for a number of years. He was born in Geneseo, Dec. 28, 1857. He was graduated from the University of Buffalo in 1891.
    On Oct. 15 he was stricken with pneumonia and in December he went to Asheville, N.C., for his health. He returned to Buffalo two weeks ago and from that time his decline was rapid. Dr. Sackett was married and leaves a wife and three daughters. A short service will be held at the family home this afternoon at 5:30 o'clock and the remains will be taken to Geneseo for interment.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • Buffalo Evening News, Buffalo, New York, 14 Jun 1902, p 3
    Mr. and Mrs. William H. Stevens of Harvard Place announce the engagement of their daughter, Lillian Mae, to Mr. Herbert Irving Sackett of this city.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • Buffalo Evening News, Buffalo, New York, 2 Jul 1902, p 3
    At noon today the marriage of Miss Lillian Mae Stevens to Mr. Herbert Irving Sackett was celebrated at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Stevens, No. 131 Harvard Place. A reception will be held this evening from 8 to 10 o'clock. At home after the wedding journey at No. 12 Brantford Place.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • Buffalo Courier, Buffalo, New York, 3 Jul 1902, p 5
    After Wedding Reception Was Attraction for Friends Last Evening.
    The wedding of Miss Lillian Mae Stevens and Mr. Herbert Irving Sackett, which took place last evening, was followed by a reception at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Stevens, in Harvard Place, from 8 until 10 o'clock.
    Palms, trailing vines, roses and marguerites were effectively used in the house decorations. The stairway was wound in ropes of marguerites. The dining room decorations were entirely in pink and green. The table, with pink candelabra, was showered with pink roses, and each corner of the cloth was caught with a rose.
    The bride wore a handsome reception gown of pale blue crepe over taffeta, and carried pink roses. Her mother, who assisted in receiving, wore pale green liberty satin, sprayed with forget-me-nots. Mrs. Susan Pierce Sackett, mother of the groom was gowned in black silk.
    The other women receiving were Mrs. Stephen Le Faiver, Mrs. Edward Glor, Mrs. A. B. Weaver, Mrs. L. Georger, Miss Jean I. Howlands, Miss Helen Scott, Miss Jennie Allen, Miss Mildred Georger, and Miss Mildred Stevens.
    From out of town were Mme. Yulisse, London, Eng., cousin of the bride; Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Lalor of Dumville, Ont., and Miss Bernice Sackett of Geneseo.
    After the reception Mr. and Mrs. Sackett left for an extended wedding journey, going first to the Adirondacks, where they tour for two weeks in their automobile; thence to Albany, New York, Philadelphia, Atlantic City and Boston.
    They will be at home after September 1st at No. 12 Brantford Place.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • Buffalo Courier, Buffalo, New York, 16 Jul 1904, p 10
    Judgments.
    Addie A. Sackett in favor of Addie C. Allen (Benjamin W. Hall, atty.) ... 113.27
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • Buffalo Morning Express and Illustrated Buffalo Express, Buffalo, New York, 17 Jul 1905, p 6
    Woman Accused by Her Employer
    Mrs. Addie Sackett of Delaware Avenue Boarding-house must plead to petit Larceny.
    Smith Gone Ten Months
    During that Time, so he says, Mrs. Sackett shook him down for about $1,000.
    Mrs. Addie Sackett of No. 393 Delaware avenue will be arraigned in the Police Court this morning to answer a charge of petit larceny. While the theft alleged in the warrant of arrest involves only $17.50, Mrs. Sackett's accuser charges that she has stolen about $1,000 from him. Mrs. Sackett denies taking any such amount as that, and says there was no criminal intent in what she did.
    Her accuser is George D. Smith, owner of a large boarding-house at No. 33 West Tupper street. Last July Mr. Smith hired Mrs. Sackett as housekeeper to take charge of his boarding-house while he went to Saint Louis to open a temporary hotel during the fair. He was gone for six months, then went to Florida and was gone four months more.
    Upon his return he discovered, so he alleges, that his housekeeper had been juggling the accounts to her profit, and he then began the investigation which resulted in his swearing out the warrant.
    "While I was at Saint Louis and in Florida," said Mr. Smith to a reporter for The Express yesterday, "I received letters from her saying that the house was losing money, that the business was dull and there were very few boarders. As a matter of fact, as I learned when I got back, the house was practically full all the time, and she was pocketing money she collected from the boarders.
    "To cover up her misappropriations, she doctored the account books. In some instances she collected money from new boarders who stayed only a few weeks and never made a record of their being there at all; in many instances she made false entries of the date of their arrival so as to make it appear that they had been there a much less period than they really had been there.
    "For instance, take the case specified in the warrant I swore out for her arrest. In this case she had a roomer named Thomas entered in the book as having arrived on March 7th, whereas, in fact, as she afterward confessed to me, and as I can show by his laundry account, he came on January 17th. That is a period of seven weeks during which she collected $17.50 from him, not one cent of which she turned over to me, and no part of which was entered in the book.
    "I have a list of 80 different boarders or roomers on whose accounts Mrs. Sackett knocked down from a few dollars to as high as $45 during my absence. It has taken me weeks to untangle her accounts and get the proofs against her, and I am now prepared to show that she did me out of about $1,000 during the ten months I was away."
    "When I first confronted her with my accusation," continued Mr. Smith, "she confessed that she had made some of the collections that she ought to have turned over to me, but declared that the total wouldn't exceed $400. The next day she told me the amount of her shortage wouldn't be over $300, and the next day after that, in the presence of my lawyer, Louis E. Desbecker, she cut it down to $200, but I can show by boarders and other proofs that she got away with about $1,000 if not more.
    "I asked her what she had done with the money. She said she didn't know. I have reason to believe, however, that she bought a dictionary, a sewing machine and other things which she apparently intended to give as wedding presents to one of her daughters who is about to be married."
    Mrs. Sackett is about 40 years old, a widow with three daughters, and is well known in Geneseo, where she lived up to about three years ago, when she came to Buffalo.
    Mrs. Sackett's Story.
    "I confess to what I have done, but protest against being charged with more than I have done," she said last evening. "Mr. Smith has accused me unjustly. His house will accommodate 60 boarders. I have his own statement in writing that there were only seventeen in the house when he went to Saint Louis, and the house was never anywhere near full while he was away.
    "I never intended to do anything wrong. It was a complicated system. I had to keep three sets of books, and I had never kept books before. The laundry accounts alone were enough to set anyone crazy. It was a bewildering task to keep track of the accounts, and I can mention dozens of payments I made for the house that are not in the books. Where the money went I don't know, but when I came to figure it up I found I was short $85. I had no money to replace it and I became frightened and it was in that state of mind that I tore out some of the pages and made the accounts over, changing the dates and so forth. But I never intended to wrong Mr. Smith, and it was I myself who was first to let him know of my deficit. I claim now that it cannot possibly exceed $300, including even the $100 that he wants to charge me for entertaining my relatives, although he had agreed to let me have a room for them.
    "He offered to settle the whole matter if I would pay him $300, my own figures. I agreed, but he changed his figures, and my attorneys advised me to have no further dealings with him. He has used me meanly, and I say now that I'll go to jail before I'll pay him a cent, although I stood ready, up to the time he raised his figures, to pay him every cent I owed him."
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Buffalo Commercial, Buffalo, New York, 1 Dec 1905, p 7
    Accused of Forgery.
    A Woman Bookkeeper Is Under Arrest Upon That Charge.
    An adjournment until next Monday morning at 10 o'clock was granted by Judge Murphy in police court this morning in the case of Addie A. Sackett, a bookkeeper, of 215 Allen street, who is under arrest on the charge of forgery in the third degree. George D. Smith of 33 West Tupper street is recorded as the complainant in the matter.
    The Sackett woman was formerly in the employ of Mr. Smith. He alleges that she, while in his employ between June 16th, 1904, and April 15th, 1905, "falsified, altered, erased, obliterated or destroyed" certain accounts contained in the books in her charge and that by so doing was able to and did defraud him of a certain amount of money. How large the amount was is not mentioned in Mr. Smith's affidavit.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Buffalo Times, Buffalo, New York, 4 Dec 1905, p 6
    Woman Held for Grand Jury.
    Addie A. Sackett, a bookkeeper, who was arrested several days ago on a charge of forgery on complaint of George D. Smith, her former employer, was arraigned before Justice Murphy this morning. She was held for the grand jury.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • Buffalo Courier, Buffalo, New York, 7 Jul 1912, p 59
    Hoover–Sackett.
    Announcement is made of the marriage of Florence A. Hoover and Herbert I. Sackett, both of this city, which took place Saturday, June 29, at the Lafayette Presbyterian church, the Rev. Harry Hopkins Hubbell performing the ceremony in the presence of the two immediate families. At home after July 15 at No. 12 Brantford place. No cards.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Buffalo Enquirer, Buffalo, New York, 3 Nov 1913, p 1
    Died.
    Sackett—In this city, November 2, 1913, Florence A., wife of Herbert I. Sackett, daughter of Elsie M. and the late John H. Blanchard, mother of Mrs. Robert W. Gallagher, Perry B., Harry H. and John R Hoover. The funeral will take place from the family residence, No. 12 Brantford place, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Friends are invited to attend. Burial at convenience of the family.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • Lindsay Post, Ontario, 12 Jan 1917
    Henry Sackett
    The passing of Henry Sackett on Tuesday evening last cast a gloom over the entire neighborhood. Mr. Sackett was never known to be sick until a few weeks ago, when he was laid off by jaundice, which was not considered dangerous until a few days before his death. Born in New York State in 1844 he came to Canada with his parents when quite young. His parents first lived in the township of Darlington, but after there a few years came to the wilds of Fenelon, settling near Cameron. For over 55 years he lived and labored with the people of the township, helping to clear its forests and build their homes. Henry Sackett joined the Salvation Army shortly after the opening of this corps and has proven by his life to be a faithful member of that body. The deceased will be mourned by a circle of friends and neighbors who prized him for his Godly life and genial disposition.
    His wife, two sons, two brothers and two sisters are left to mourn his loss.
    [Thurmon King's Database]
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 9 Jan 1933, p 19
    Sackett.—Marion Kepler, wife of Herbert I. Sackett and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Kepler, of Phila, died suddenly, Jan. 6. Funeral services Monday, 2 p.m., Buffalo, N.Y.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 3 Jan 1939, p 11
    Man, Wife and Child Are Killed at Crossing
    Buffalo, N.Y., Jan 2.— A Buffalo business executive and his wife and daughter were killed tonight when their car was struck by a Lehigh Valley passenger train at a suburban grade crossing.
    The victims were Herbert I. Sackett, 67, president and general manager of the H.I. Sackett Electric Company; his wife Kathleen, 41, and their daughter Susan Barbara, three.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com by Chris Sackett]
  • Bradford Evening Star and The Bradford Daily Record, Bradford, Pennsylvania, 3 Jan 1939, p 1
    Three Residents of Buffalo Killed as Train Strikes Car
    Buffalo, N.Y., Jan. 3—A Buffalo business executive, his wife and small daughter, lost their lives last night in the first grade crossing tragedy of the New Year in this section.
    The dead: Herbert I. Sackett, 67, president of the Sackett Electric Co., and prominent Mason. Mrs. Kathleen Erwin Sackett, 41. Susan Barbara Sackett, 2½.
    All were killed instantly as the Sackett auto was struck by a Lehigh Valley passenger train on the Chestnut Ridge Road crossing, 1½ miles north of Sheridan Drive in the Town of Amherst.
    The accident happened at 6:25 o'clock as the Sacketts were returning to their home in Chestnut Ridge Road near Sweet Home Road after visiting in Snyder.
    Members of the train crew said Mr. Sackett apparently lost control of his auto as it skidded at the crossing. The auto, they reported, swung on the tracks and its gleaming headlights were headed directly toward the train at the time of impact.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Gazette and Daily, York, Pennsylvania, 3 Jan 1939, p 5
    Man, His Wife and Daughter Killed When Train Hits Car
    Buffalo, N.Y. Jan. 2. (AP).—A Buffalo business executive and his wife and daughter were killed tonight when their car was struck by a Lehigh Valley passenger train at a suburban grade crossing.
    The victims were Herbert I. Sackett, 67, president and general manager of the H.I. Sackett Electric company; his wife, Kathleen, 41, and their daughter Susan Barbara, three.
    They were returning from Buffalo to their suburban Amherst home when the train crashed into the car, dragging it a half mile.
    Sackett's concern is a large wholesaler of electrical appliances.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • Warren Times Mirror, Warren, Pennsylvania, 4 Jan 1939, p 2
    Prominent Mason
    Captain Herbert I. Sackett, well known Buffalo business executive, who was killed in Amherst, N.Y., Monday night when his automobile was struck by a passenger train, had been for twelve years commander of the Arab Patrol, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. His wife and daughter, passengers in the car, were killed in the same accident.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York, 4 Jan 1939, p 28
    Native of Geneseo Dies in Car Crash
    Buffalo—(AP)—A family of three persons was wiped out here Monday night when a Toronto-Buffalo Lehigh Valley passenger train demolished their car at a suburban grade crossing.
    The dead were Herbert I. Sackett, 67, head of a large electrical supply firm bearing his name, his wife Kathleen, 41, and their daughter, Susan Barbara, 3.
    The crash occurred during a violent snow flurry, and the car was dragged nearly half a mile before the locomotive could be halted.
    Sackett was a graduate of Yale University and held a commission in the United States Army in 1901. He was a native of Geneseo, N.Y.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York, 29 Apr 1939, p 8
    Mrs. Willis Sackett
    Geneseo—Burial services for Mrs. Willis Sackett, 75, who died in Potsdam several weeks ago, will be held at 2 p.m. today in Temple Hill Cemetery, the Rev. Joseph Hunter officiating.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • Fort Lauderdale News, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 13 Aug 1965, p 2
    Mrs. Louise E. Sackett
    Pompano Beach — Mrs Louise E. Sackett, 63, of 290 SE Fifth Ave., died yesterday at her home. She came here seven years ago from Buffalo, N.Y.
    She is survived by her husband, Russell P., her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Scheffler, Ft. Lauderdale, and a brother.
    Arrangements by Kraeer Downtown Funeral Home.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com by Chris Sackett]
  • The Miami Herald, Miami, Florida, 11 May 1968, p 62
    Sackett, Russell P., 290 S.E. Fifth Ave., Pompano Beach. Died Friday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Kraeer Pompano Beach Funeral Home.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com by Chris Sackett]
  • The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, Indiana, 8 Jul 1987, p 45
    Sackett
    Bernice Holding Sackett, wife of Clarence Holding (deceased) and Russell Sackett (deceased), aunt of Donna Pierce, Dorothy Martin, Mary Skinner, Helen Gelardo, Jane Burns and Donald Reid. Funeral service Wednesday, July 8, 10 a.m., Shirley Bros, Irving Hill Chapel, 5377 E. Wash St.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]

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  • Bergen County Democrat, 8 Feb 1878
    Administrator's Notice.—In pursuance of an order of John M. Knapp, Surrogate of the county of Bergen, in the State of New Jersey, bearing date the eight day of February, A.D. eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, notice is hereby given to the creditors of the estate of John M. Sackett, late of said county, deceased, to bring in their debts, demand and claims, against the same, under oath, within nine months from the date of said order, to the subscriber, administrator of said deceased; and if any creditor shall neglect to bring in said exhibit his or her debt, demand or claim, within the said period of nine months, such creditor shall be forever barred of his or her action therefor, against the said administrator.
    John Macdonald.
    Dated Hackensack, Feb. 8th, A.D. 1878.
  • Palatka News, Florida, 26 May 1905
    Crescent City - Mrs. Oliver MacDonald died suddenly at her home in Paterson, N.J., last Friday morning, May 19th. Mr. and Mrs. MacDonald, who have spent several winters at Grove Hall, left here for their home in Paterson some four weeks ago, well and full of hope for a return next season. The sudden death of Mrs. MacDonald will be sad news to our people and all winter guests at our hotels. The following is from the Paterson Morning Call of last Saturday: "The many friends of Mrs. Henrietta, wife of J. Oliver MacDonald, will be pained to learn of her sudden demise, which occurred yesterday morning. The end came about 11 o'clock, after Mrs. MacDonald had been unconscious for two days, due to apoplexy.
    "Mr. and Mrs. MacDonald only a few weeks ago returned from Crescent City, Florida, about 100 miles south of Jacksonville, where it has been their custom to spend the winter months for some years, and Mrs. MacDonald was in the best of health and spirits. Early on Wednesday morning she was stricken with apoplexy, which proved fatal, and she never regained consciousness.
    "Mrs. MacDonald's maiden name was Henrietta Sackett, and she was a native of Long Island. She was about sixty years old. Mr. MacDonald was for many years senior superintendent of the local office of the Prudential Insurance company, but has lived in retirement for some years at No. 24 Garrison street.
    "Aside from her husband, Mrs. MacDonald leaves one son and two daughters, also nine grandchildren, to mourn her demise. These all reside in this city. Henrietta, the eldest, is the wife of Edward Van Houten, the well known local builder; John M. is an assistant superintendent of the Prudential Insurance company, and Ella A. is the wife of Charles B. Stagg.
    "The funeral will be held from her late residence on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, and the interment will be made at Cedar Lawn."
    [Transcript from Find A Grave]
  • The Houston Post, Houston, Texas, 22 Mar 1907, p 11
    Married in Waco.
    William Cohen of the firm of Cohen Bros., Houston, and Miss Roberta Sackett of Waco were united in marriage in Waco Wednesday night. They have arrived home and are stopping at 1212 Hamilton street.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Morning Call, Paterson, New Jersey, 25 Sep 1915, p 16
    Sackett—In Paterson, on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1915, John D., beloved husband of Lois Sackett. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral on Saturday, Sept. 25, from the residence of his son, William M. Sackett, 315 Wagaraw road, Hawthorne, at 2 o'clock p.m. Interment at Cedar Lawn.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • The News, Wyckoff, New Jersey, 15 Jan 1931, p 1
    J. O. MacDonald Funeral Monday
    Well Known Wyckoff Resident Passed Away Last Friday
    Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon for John Oliver MacDonald, from his late residence in Wyckoff.
    Mr. MacDonald, who has resided in this community during the past eight years of his life was a well known figure in this section of the state.
    He was born in Fort Lee on November 15, 1843, and spent the early years of his life there, coming to Paterson sixty-seven years ago when he entered the insurance business to become the first superintendent of the Prudential Life. This was in the year 1878, and he continued with this company until his retirement in 1892.
    Mr. MacDonald traces his ancestry back to the Bourdette family, who were of French origin and of the Reformed faith. When the Revocation of the dict [sic: edict] of Nantes caused the emigration of thousands of Huguenots from France, a Bourdette was among those who sought a new home in foreign land. This member came to one of the West India Islands and prospered as a planter. In course of time the planter's son Etienne was sent to New York to complete his education, but like many another before and after him, Etienne found New York so attractive that his education continued to the end of his life. Later some of his forebears founded a home in Fort Lee and here during the Revolutionary War they rendered valuable aid to Washington and their country, and here years later John Oliver MacDonald was born, a descendant of this illustrious family.
    Mr. MacDonald had been ill but a short time when he passed away last Friday. The services were in charge of Dr. J. W. Marshall, an old friend of the family, who paid a fitting tribute to the memory of the departed. Dr. C. H. Van Glahn of Allendale also assisted at the service and Isaac McCrum rendered the ever beautiful hymn, "Abide With Me."
    Mr. MacDonald married Miss Henrietta Sackett of Long Island in 1865 who passed away in the year 1905 leaving him with three children, one son, John M. MacDonald, and two daughters, Henrietta, now Mrs. Edmund Van Houten, Sr., of Paterson, and Ella, now Mrs. Richard Stinson, of Paterson. In the year 1910 he married Mrs. Sarah Maxwell, who still survives him. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Dr. J. O. MacDonald, Mrs. Raymond J. Burt, Donald Van Houten, Charles Herbert Stagg, Mrs. Jack Totten, Mrs. Hoyt Palmer, Arthur B. Van Houten, Edmund Van Houten and Mrs. George Stephenson and seventeen great grandchildren.
    He was a member of Council No. 1, Union League of America, dated December 11, 1864. Interment was in Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Morning Call, Paterson, New Jersey, 8 Nov 1937, p 8
    William Sackett Dies In Firemen's Home
    William Sackett, age 56, one of the organizers and charter members of Fire Company No. 4 passed away Saturday morning at the Boonton Firemen's Home. Mr. Sackett had been suffering from an illness of approximately five years duration and had been removed from his home, 132 Fifth avenue, to the Boonton Home about three years ago.
    He had lived in the borough 35 years and was an active member of Fire Company No. 4 for 19 years, having been a former assistant chief. He had been employed in the borough by the Hawthorne Coal company and is survived by his wife, Etta, and son, William, Jr., of 132 Fifth avenue.
    All members of Fire Company No. 4 and also Exempt firemen are urged to meet at the headquarters of the fire company on Lincoln avenue at 7 o'clock this evening to proceed to the Legg Funeral Parlor in a body to pay their last respects. Services will be conducted by the Rev. John S. Moore of the First Reformed church of Hawthorne at this time. Interment will take place on Tuesday.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Herald-News, Passaic, New Jersey, 8 Nov 1937, p 8
    William Sackett
    William Sackett, 56, an organizer of Fire Co. No. 4, Hawthorne, died on Saturday in the Firemen's Home, Boonton. He had been ill for the past five years. Before going to the institution, Mr. Sackett resided at 132 Fifth Avenue, Hawthorne.
    Services will be held at the Legg Funeral Home, Broadway, Paterson, this evening. Burial will be tomorrow.
    Surviving is Mr. Sackett's wife, Mrs. Etta Sackett, and a son, William Sackett, Jr., of Hawthorne.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Morning Call, Paterson, New Jersey, 7 Dec 1943, p 15
    Mrs. Lois S. Jasper
    Mrs Lois Swindles Jasper, died suddenly on Saturday morning while visiting her son, Thomas Lane, at 13-23 Third street, Fair Lawn. She was born in Macclesfield, England, 82 years ago. A member of the Woman's Benefit Association, Review Board No. 1, she also was a member of the Hawthorne Methodist Church.
    Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the John Vermeulen Funeral Home, 336 Broadway. The Rev. Paul E. Spiecker, pastor of the Hawthorne Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in Fair lawn Cemetery.
    Surviving are her son Thomas Lane of Fair Lawn; one stepdaughter, Mrs William White of Hoboken; one grandson, Thomas Lane of Rockaway Park, N.Y.; three granddaughters, Mrs. James Ogle of Totowa Borough, Miss Anna and Miss Tillie Lane of Fair Lawn; one great-grandson, James Ogle, Jr., of Totowa Borough.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • Caledon Citizen, Bolton, Ontario, 26 Jun 1985, p 9
    Howatt, Sylvia Martha (Sackett)
    Peacefully at King Nursing Home, Bolton on Saturday, June 22, 1985, Sylvia Martha Sackett, in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late James Edward Howatt and dear mother of Eileen (Mrs. Palmer Barton), Milton; Newton, Weston; Roy, Georgetown; Bruce, Stroud and predeceased by Ivan. Fondly remembered by 6 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Gordon, Sunderland; Lawrence, Hazel (Mrs. Lawrence Barton) and Etta Littler all of Toronto.
    Funeral service was held at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S., Bolton on Monday, June 24 at 2:00 o’clock followed by cremation.
    [Find A Grave]
  • The Herald-News, Passaic, New Jersey, 26 Jul 1989, p 18
    Eleanor Michaelson Sackett, 67, of Wayne, died Tuesday.
    Born in Prospect Park, she lived there before moving to Wayne 37 years ago. Mrs. Sackett was a member of Unity Christian Reformed Church of Prospect Park.
    Survivors include her husband, William M.; a son, Air Force Capt. Brian W. of McGuire Air Force Base; a daughter Joyceann Osborne of Lampeter, Pa.; two brothers, Philip Michaelson of Pompton Lakes and Henry Michaelson of Wayne; two sisters, Martina Smith of Hawthorne and Katherine Rivers of Thermal, Calif.; and five grandchildren.
    Services are 1:30 p.m. at Vander May Wayne Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • Austin American-Statesman, Austin, Texas, 26 Jun 1997, p 72
    Fred Sackett, Jr.
    Fred Sackett, Jr. died on Sunday, June 22, 1997, at his home in Austin after a brief bout with lung cancer. He was 75.
    Fred was fond of reminiscing about his British immigrant grandfather, Henry Sackett, who arrived on horseback in Coleman County in time to join the Texas Ranger garrison at Camp Colorado, Texas, in their last fight against Indain marauders. After the land was secured, Henry Sackett bought the fort's headquarters building, married the commandant's daughter, Mary McNamara, and settled down to build a sizable ranch and rear eleven children, the second of whom was Fred Sackett, Sr. Fred Jr. was born on hiis grandfather's ranch and grew up in what he considered idyllic circumstances. He always said that it was while lying on his back in the tall grass of the pasture, watching hawks circling gracefullly in the air, that he determined to become a flyer.
    He took flying lessons at an early age and made air acrobatics his hobby to such an extent that he was spotted by Air Corps brass in the days just before World War II. He was asked to instruct flying cadets and later transferred to the Ferry Command, graduating then to service as a pilot in the China-Burma-India Theatre - "Flying the Hump", as it was called. He completed in excess of forty missions.
    After the war he returned to Austin to resume his studies at the University of Texas, graduating with a degree in higher mathematics. While in university he supported himself and his wife, Dell, and small son by going to work for a construction firm, work he found so congenial and profitable that he continued it for many years. But in 1966, the death of his second son, Eric Sackett, in Vietnam, so embittered and saddened him that he decided on a new approach to living. Invited to join an investment firm, Rauscher-Pierce, he went back to school to learn a new business, and made investments his career until his retirement in 1986. He often billed himself as the only liberal stockbroker in Texas.
    A lifelong Democrat, Fred, from his youth onward, had been a champion of minority groups, and was proud of recalling an early triumph when he and a group of his high school friends shamed his school district into admitting black students to the local high school.
    A dedicated preservationist, Fred served on the board of the Austin Heritage Society for many years. Appointed to the Austin Library Commission, he served as its President for seven years, leading the Commission in its successful fight to add a fourth floor to the new Main Library, which planners had envisioned as a three-story building.
    He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Peggy Sackett; his mother, Fay Moneyhun Sackett of Coleman; his son, Fritz Sackett of Austin; his sister, Patsy Hill of Coleman; his niece, Tamara Mills; and his nephew, John Alllen Crockett, both of Coleman.
    Funeral arrangements are being made by Weed-Corley-Fish, and services will be at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 26, 1997.
    Pallbearers will be Paul Brown, Ronald Earle, Harold G. Robinson, Felder Thornhill, Bruce Todd and George Warren. Honorary pallbearers are Gonzalo Barrientos, Philip Bobbitt, Michael Frary, Johnny Huber, Martin Kermacy, Mayo King, Garry Mauro, Scott McBride, Carl Oppenheimer, George Seagert, A.R. "Babe" Schwartz, Will Todd IV and John Tubb.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of the Austin Public Library, P.O. Box 2287, Austin, Texas 78768.
    Arrangements by Weed Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar, 452-8811.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 2 Jun 2001, p 31
    Barton, Hazel Evelyn (nee Sackett)
    July 19, 1908 – May 30, 2001
    Age: 92½ years
    Hazel moved to Qualicum Beach, BC from Toronto, ON in August, 1996. She passed away peacefully at Trillium Lodge, Parksville, BC where she had lived for the past 3 years. Survived by 3 daughters, Dawneen Cooper of Qualicum Beach, BC, Gwen (Paul) Merkley of Ottawa, ON and Lawrie Barton of Foresters Falls, ON as well as several nieces and nephews and 2 brothers-in-law. Predeceased by her loving husband, Lawrence, in 1988, 5 sisters and 2 brothers. She will be remembered by 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and the marvellous staff of Trillium Lodge. Her gifts of love, laughter and music are her legacy to all of us. Friends may call at Turner & Porter, "Yorke" Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street East, Toronto, ON from 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2001 with a Funeral Service in the chapel at 3:00 p.m. Reverend Robert McElhinney officiating. Interment to follow at Park Lawn Cemetery. Yates Funeral Service & Crematorium and Turner & Porter in care of arrangements.
    "This world is not conclusion
    A sequel lies beyond
    Invisible as music
    But positive as sound."
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com by Chris Sackett]
  • Austin American-Statesman, Austin, Texas, 6 Aug 2006, p 21
    Dell M. Sackett Goeres
    Dell M. Sackett Goeres tilted at her last windmill and left this world on July 31st 2006 following the quest she'd always called, "Life's last great adventure."
    Much of her life was truly an adventure. She was an artist, a writer, a musician, a newspaper editor, a commercial fisherwoman, a cook in her husband's logging mill in Cordova, Alaska, a proud liberal, and a "Yellow Dog Democrat."
    Dell was born in Coleman Texas to her mother Jewell Hughes Mitchell and father Viron Dell Mitchell on September 12th 1921, and spent much of her early years on her family's ranch near Novice, Texas.
    She was always a defender of the liberties and constitutional rights of minorities and the working class. She was on the front lines of the civil rights struggle and was on the original staff of the "Texas Observer" when the fledging paper was started, working closely with Ronnie Dugger the Observers first editor. She always callled July Fourth, "The American High Holy Day of Liberty."
    She was devastated by the loss of her youngest son Eric Sackett who was killed in Dong Pong Vietnam in 1966. Dell was also predeceased by her daughter in law Rae N. Witter-Sackett who was her primary caregiver after the curse of Alzheimer's drilled smokey tunnels through her once brilliant mind.
    She is survived by her son Frederick (Fritz) Sackett, her sister in law Patsy Sackett, her niece Tamara Crockett Mills and nephew John Allen Crockett. She had four step-grandchildren and eight step-great grandchildren. Dell also loved and considered Bill and Mary Godden to be part of her extended family.
    Wherever he shining light has gone - we hope she is now reunited with her family and old liberal crusaders and defenders of the down-trodden. Hopefully they are all now singing a rousting rendition of "Joe Hill."
    Vaya con Dios, our beautiful lady.
    A memorial service will be scheduled near her old home on the Blanco River at a later date.
    Obituary and guestbook online at wcfish.com. Weed Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N Lamar.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • Suburban Trends, West Milford, New Jersey, 14 Aug 2013, p B7
    William Sackett
    Wanaque—Services were held for William M. Sackett, 95, of Wayne, who died on Friday, August 9, 2013. He was a former resident of the Haskell section of this community.
    Born and raised in Hawthorne, Mr. Sackett lived in Prospect Park, Haskell, and Butler before moving to Wayne. He was a field engineer for Curtiss-Wright Corp., Caldwell, and later was president of Tri County Leasing of Atkins Chevrolet, Wayne, where he worked from 1961 to 1987. In his youth, he worked at a service station and for the Little Falls Laundry. A U.S. Army Air Corps of World War II, he received three Air Medals, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, and one Recognition from the government of China. He was a member of the Hump Pilots Association, the Air Force Association, and the American Legion. And, he was a leader with the Explorer Scouts for many years.
    Arrangements are by the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne. Interment will be at Fair Lawn Cemetery, Fair Lawn.
    Mr. Sackett is survived by his daughter, Joyce Osborne of Lancaster, Pa.; his son, Brian of O'Fallon, Ill.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
    He was predeceased by his wife, the former Eleanor Michaelson; and his companion, Anne Macko.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • Passaic Valley Today, Little Falls, New Jersey, 22 Aug 2013, p A20
    William Sackett
    Wayne—William M. "Bill" Sackett, 95, of Wayne, Haskell, and Butler, died Aug. 9, 2013.
    Bill was born and raised in Hawthorne and graduated with the first graduating class from Hawthorne High School in 1935. He lived in Prospect Park and worked first at a service station pumping gasoline, and later worked for the Little Falls Laundry in the shirt department. This where he met his wife Eleanor. Bill found out what street she lived on and drove his Model A Ford there and saw her outside. He stopped, they started talking, and before he knew it they were on their way to Libby's Lunch where he had a hot dog and she had a roast beef sandwich. They fell in love and married in South Dakota where Bill was stationed with the Army Air Corps.
    Bill enlisted in the Cadet program with the U.S. Army and served in the Army Air Corps from 1942 through 1945. During his time in the Corps he received three Air Medals, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, and one Recognition from the government of China. As part of the flight crew on a C46 Cargo Plane his responsibilities varied from Radio Operator to Co-Pilot. He remembered carrying all sorts of cargo to supply our troops in China, Burma, and India. Flying "The Hump," which was a route over the Himalayan Mountains from India to China, to resupply the Chinese war effort.
    He was a member of the Hump Pilot's Association, the Air Force Association, the American Legion, and was a leader in the Explorer Scouts for many years. After his military service William worked for the Curtis Wright Corporation in Caldwell as a field engineer. He would later go on to become president of Tri County Leasing a division of Atkins Chevrolet in Wayne from 1961 through 1987.
    He enjoyed talking about his World War II memories and his extensive travels in the China-India-Burma region during World War II. He especially loved the ocean.
    Husband of the late Eleanor (nee Michaelson) Sackett (1989). After the passing of Eleanor he enjoyed a special relationship with the late Anne Macko. Father of Joyce Ann Osborne who is the wife of William of Lancaster, Pa., and Brian Sackett of O'Fallon, Ill.; grandfather of six; and great-grandfather of eight.
    Arrangements: Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • Coleman Chronicle and Democrat-Voice, Coleman, Texas, 29 Jan 2018
    Patsy Sackett Hill, age 86, of Coleman, died Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at Holiday Hill Nursing Home. There will be a Memorial Service in Stevens Funeral Home Chapel at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 10. Private inurnment will be in the family plot in Coleman Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home, 400 W. Pecan Street, Coleman, Texas.
    She was born Patsy Sackett on November 26, 1931, in Coleman, Texas, a daughter of Fred Sackett, Sr. and Faye Moneyhun Sackett. She grew up in Coleman where she attended school and was a majorette for the Coleman Bluecat Band. In 1948, Patsy won Coleman’s first beauty contest at Coleman High School, being named Miss Coleman. She was married to John Allen “Jack” Crockett, Sr. and had two children with him. She was later married to Dan Hill. Patsy was a business owner in Coleman for many years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
    She is survived by her daughter, Tamara Mills (and husband Bobby) of San Antonio; five grandchildren, Crockett Mills of Pflugerville, Robin Mills of San Antonio, Jack Crockett and Marcus Crockett both of Dallas and Charlie Crockett of Coleman; several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
    Patsy was preceded in death by her parents, her son, John Allen Crockett, Jr. in 2009; a brother, Fred Sackett, Jr., and a nephew, Fritz Sackett.
    A visitation with the family will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, and continue until service time at 3:00 p.m.
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  • The Austin American, Austin, Texas, 16 Nov 1957
    Fred Sackett
    Coleman, Nov. 15 (CTS) — Fred Sackett, 68, died Friday in a local hospital after an illness of two weeks. He was a lifetime resident of Coleman County. Sackett was an airport attendant and a member of the Methodist Church in Coleman.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Stevens Funeral Home with Rev. U. A. Schulze officiating. Burial will be in Coleman City Cemetery.
    Survivors include his wife; one son, Fred Sackett Jr., of Austin; one daughter, Mrs. Patsy Crockett of Coleman; one brother, Henry Sackett of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Al Volz and Mrs. Nell Stewart, both of San Antonio; and three grandchildren.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]

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  • The Marion Review, Marion, Kansas, 4 Jun 1914, p 1
    Samuel F. Sackett
    The subject of this sketch was taken ill some weeks ago in New York City. His son, Guy Sackett of this city, was called and it was thought for some time that he would recover but, last week he began to rapidly fail. The end came Friday, May 29th.
    Remains were brought to Marion. The funeral was from the home Monday at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Wareham of Wichita, an old friend of the family, officiated. The male quartette furnished the music.
    Mr. Sacket was born at Rome, Indiana, February 5, 1849. When only a boy he went with his parents to Luray, Mo., where he spent the early part of his life. He was educated in a seminary at St. Francissville, Mo., and was afterwards an instructor in the same school. He was later elected sheriff of Clark Co, Mo., and afterwards county clerk of the same county, which office he held for eight years. He left Clark Co., Mo., September 1st, 1883 for Marion, Kas., which place has been his home ever since.
    He leaves a wife, four daughters, Mrs. J. T. Dickerson of Edmund, Okla., Mrs. Anna Blackburn and Mrs. Helen Miesse of Marion, Mrs. E. M. Cherington of St. Joseph, Mo., and one son, Mr. Guy Sackett of Marion, thirteen grand children and a sister, Mrs. Oscar Roland of Luray, Mo.
    Interment was made in Highland Cemetery.
    When Mr. Sacket came to Marion he was associated with Mr. W. W. Loveless in the general mercantile business. By his courteous, obliging, manner to his patrons and his optimistic disposition he made friends. We believe that everybody in Marion regretted to have him sever his business relations with Marion. The family have the sympathy of the entire community.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Ted Smith]
  • Springfield Daily News, Springfield, Massachusetts, 15 Jan 1916, p 7
    GEORGE L. SACKETT DIES AT AGE OF 76
    Was Civil War Veteran and Formerly Engine Dispatcher on B. & A. Railroad
    George L. Sackett, 76, a civil war veteran and a pensioned Boston and Albany railroad company employee, died this morning at 5:25 o'clock at his home on Cottage street following an attack of grip.
    He was born October 3, 1839, in Northampton, the son of Rufus and Frances Sackett of that town. When the civil war broke out, he enlisted with the volunteers of Connecticut and served throughout the war. At its close he came to West Springfield and secured a position with the Boston and Albany railroad as engineer and later became engine dispatcher. He retired from the road in 1899 with a pension. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of this town and of Hampden Lodge of Odd Fellows of Springfield.
    He leaves a son, George H. Sackett, and four sisters, Mrs. Josephine Dickinson of Boston, Mrs. William R. Allen and Mrs. E. Durant, both of New Haven, Ct., and Mrs. A. Goodwin of San Francisco, Cal.
    The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the funeral parlors of Julius A. Morrill on Main street. Burial will be in Tatham cemetery. Rev. W. L. Atherton of the First Baptist church will officiate.
    [Transcribed from GenealogyBank.com by Ted Smith]
  • Springfield Republican, Springfield, Massachusetts, 6 Feb 1939
    SACKETT—At Wesson Memorial Hospital, the 5th, George H. Sackett, 79, of 42 Cottage street, West Springfield, retired engineer, B. & A. railroad. Funeral will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd in West Springfield, Wednesday at 2:30. Mr. Sackett may be seen at the Merrill parlors until noon Wednesday.
    [Transcribed from GenealogyBank image by Ted Smith]
  • Springfield Republican, Springfield, Massachusetts, 6 Feb 1939, p 4
    GEORGE H. SACKETT, RAILROAD MAN, DEAD
    Retired B. & A. Engineer Was Member of Masons and Odd Fellows
    George H. Sackett, 79, of 42 Cottage street, West Springfield, retired veteran of 51 years service as an engineer and fireman with the Boston & Albany railroad, died yesterday at Wesson Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
    He was born in Chicopee, but had lived in West Springfield for 65 years. He began his service with the railroad in 1877 as a fireman for his engineer-father, and was promoted to an engineer berth four years later. He retired 10 years ago.
    Mr. Sackett was a member of the Hampden lodge of Masons, the Craft club, Amity lodge of Odd Fellows and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He leaves one granddaughter, Mrs. Doris Hendrickson; one grandson, Grant Sackett, and two great-grandchildren, all of West Springfield.
    The funeral will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd, of which Mr. Sackett was a member, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. Burial will be in Tatham cemetery. The body may be seen at the Morrill funeral parlors until noon Wednesday.
    [Transcribed from GenealogyBank image by Ted Smith]

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  • Springfield Republican, Springfield, Massachusetts, 24 Feb 1931, p 6
    Charles A. Sackett
    Charles A. Sackett, 48, of 378 Main street, Agawam, died Sunday night at his home. He was born at West Springfield, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Sackett of Cottage street, and for the past 15 years was storekeeper at the Boston & Albany railroad shops. He was a member of the Mount Orthodox lodge of Masons, of the the Boston & Albany Craft club of West Springfield, and of the Smith and Wesson Revolver club. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Clara Sackett, one son, Grant, who is a pupil at the Agawam High school; one sister, Mrs. Murray J. Rott of West Springfield, and his parents. The funeral will be held at the Church of the Good Shepard tomorrow afternoon at 2, Rev. Arthur W. Brown officiating. Burial will be in Tatham cemetery at West Springfield.
    [Transcribed from GenealogyBank image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Post-Standard, Syracuse, New York, 25 Mar 1952, p 1
    Bodies of 3 Men, Woman, Recovered
    AMITYVILLE, March 24. (AP)—The bodies of three men and a woman, drowned when two small sailboats capsized, were recovered today from Great South Bay.
    The dead, all employees of the Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corp., of Farmingdale, were identified as:
    Mrs. Ethel Sackett, 33, Lindhurst, a nurse at the plant; her husband Grant T. Sackett, 35, head of quality control of the stratos division; George DeScheppcr, a junior administration engineer of guided missiles, Babylon; and Edwin L. Anning, layout draftsman of guided missiles, Babylon.
    Search for the missing boats was begun early today by the Coast Guard when Mrs. Anning reported them overdue. The four persons had put out in the two 15-foot boats Sunday.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]

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  • Press and Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton, New York, 30 Aug 1926, p 3
    Mrs. Grace Dimmock
    Mrs. Grace Dimmock died Sunday morning in this city. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of her brother, Harvey Sackett at Hallstead Pa. Burial will be in Hallstead cemetery.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • Press and Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton, New York, 31 Aug 1926, p 3
    Mrs. Grace Dimmock
    The funeral of Mrs. Grace Dimmock was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of her brother, Harvey Sackett at Hallstead, Pa. Burial was in Hallstead.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • El Paso Times, El Paso, Texas, 2 Apr 1929, p. 7
    Mrs. Carmen Sackett, 36, of 905 North Florence street, died at her residence yesterday morning. She is survived by her husband, W. H. Sackett, three sons, William J., Charles E., and James H. Sackett, a daughter, Carmen Ann Sackett, her mother, Mrs. Paula B. Vda. Santoyo, and two brothers, Jose and Eduardo Santoyo, all of El Paso, and two sisters, Mrs. Maria Serndon of St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Anne Manrique of Mexico City, Mexico. Funeral arrangements are pending with Peak-Hagedon.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • Press and Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton, New York, 31 Jan 1936, p 10
    Harvey Sackett, Jr.
    Harvey Sackett, Jr., 15 years old, died Thursday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Sackett, Sr., New York avenue, Hallstead. Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Donald and Floyd Sackett, both of Hallstead, and a sister, Mrs. Willard Edwards of Kirkwood.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • El Paso Times, El Paso, Texas, 6 Feb 1941, p. 2
    W. H.Sackett Services Set For Thursday
    William picFuneral service for William Hudson Sackett, 64, who died in a local hospital Tuesday, will be held in Peak-Hagedon Chapel at 4 p.m. Thursday with Rev. D. W. McElroy officiating.
    Mr. Sackett was one of El Paso's prominent writers and took active interest in various literary groups organized to promote writing. He was a member of the Night Writers Club and the Manuscript Club. He was interested in poetry and Aztec lore and had translated a number of pieces of Aztec poetry.
    For many years, he served as an American consul in Mexico.
    He had recently started publication of a new magazine, "The Southwestern Home Magazine," which provided an outlet for El Paso writers. One of his books, "Xochitl, My Aztec Queen," will be made into a moving picture by a Mexican company.
    He is survived by his mother, a daughter, Ann, and three sons, Charles, James and William, all of El Paso.
    Pallbearers at the funeral will be Tom Powers, Floyd Crews, Herman Kemp, J. J. Hill, Joe Evans and Herman Rosch. Burial will be in Restlawn.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • Press and Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton, New York, 25 Jan 1954, p 20
    Frank D. Sackett, 88, of Kirkwood, died at 10:20 p.m. Sunday in Binghamton. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ethel N. VanDusen of Kirkwood; one granddaughter; three grandsons, several great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Alice Mason of Binghamton. The body was moved to the George H. Scholderer Home for Funerals, 269 Chanango Street.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]

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  • Press and Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton, New York, 28 Mar 1935, p 5
    Carrie M. Stoddard
    Carrie M. Stoddard died at her home on Hallstead R.D. on Wednesday. She survived by a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Ray of Hancock, and three sons, DeForest Wakam of Binghamton, Chauncey Stoddard of Kingsley, Pa., and Ernest Stoddard of Hallstead.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com by Chris Sackett]
  • Press and Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton, New York, 2 Mar 1948, p 22
    Harvey O. Sackett, 79, died of a heart attack at 2:45 p.m. Monday at his home, Main Street, Hallstead. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Minnie Sackett of Hallstead; a daughter, Mrs. Willard Edwards of Binghamton; two sons, Donald of Great Bend and Floyd of Hallstead; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. The body was removed to the O. E. Tuttle Funeral Home in Hallstead, and was returned this afternoon to his home, where friends may call until Thursday morning, when it will be returned to the funeral home.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com by Chris Sackett]
  • Press and Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton, New York, 27 Apr 1974, p 11
    Stoddard—Chauncey L. Stoddard, 76, Hancock, died at Read Memorial Hospital, Thursday. He is survived by a daughter Mrs. Donald (Ruth) Cole, Binghamton; one son Clarence Stoddard, Susquehanna; a sister Mrs. Pearl Ray, Hancock; one granddaughter and one grandson; several nieces and nephews. He was a retired State Highway Department Employee, Binghamton, he was a World War I veteran and a member of the VFW Hancock Post. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel, Hancock. The Rev. Harold K. Justesen pastor of the Hancock Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hallstead. Friends may call at the funeral home this afternoon and evening.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Record, Hackensack, New Jersey, 27 Oct 1978, p 12
    George S. Miles
    Demarest—George Sackett Miles, an engineer with the Bendix Corp., before his retirement, died Monday in Connecticut. He was 70.
    Mr. Miles was born in New York. He had moved to Demarest 27 years ago.
    He graduated from City College of New York in 1931 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He was a member of the American Physical Society and the Society of Colonial Wars.
    Surviving are two sons, David S. in Warren, Conn. and John A. in Danbury, Conn; a daughter, Nancy M. Bellanti in Duluth, Ga.; a brother, Sackett B. of Eastchester, N.Y. and two grandchildren.
    Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Englewood. Burial will be at the family's convenience.
    Contributions to the Dennis James Memorial Organ Fund of St Paul's Church would be appreciated.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • Asbury Park Press, New Jersey, 2 Jun 1983, p 20
    Luman J. Morgan
    78, Episcopal priest
    Lacey Township—The Rev. Luman J. Morgan, a former rector of the Christ Episcopal Church, Toms River, died Tuesday at Community Memorial Hospital, Toms River.
    Father Morgan, 78, was born in Tipp City, Ohio.
    He was graduated from Kenyon College, Ohio, and in 1931 received a Bachelor of Divinity Degree from Bexley Hall. He was ordained in 1932.
    He became an assistant to the Dean of the Episcopal Cathedral of Saint Paul, Erie, Pa., in 1940. Later, he served as rector of the Episcopal Church of Merciful Saviour, Penns Grove.
    From 1952 to 1972, Father Morgan was rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Toms River.
    In 1972, he celebrated his 50th year as a priest.
    He was a supply priest for the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, Tuckerton, from 1973 to 1979, when he retired.
    Surviving are his wife, the former Elizabeth Waln Meirs; two sons, James S., Haddonfield, and Nicholas W., Howell Township, and two sisters, Clara Blakeman, Walnut Creek, Calif., and Grace Otwell, Beaumont, Calif.
    The Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, Toms River, is in charge of arrangements.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • Asbury Park Press, New Jersey, 7 Feb 2004, p 3 Elizabeth Waln Meirs Morgan, 90, of Forked River, Lacey, died Friday, Feb. 6, of a stroke. Mrs. Morgan, sometimes nicknamed "The Pines Baroness," was well known for her environmental and historical activism, her prodigious knowledge of the history and nature of Ocean and Monmouth counties, and her Episcopal church work. She was born and raised in New Egypt. After receiving her bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees from Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, she was a teacher and social worker until she married in 1941. She was the author of church-related publications and was a correspondent on history and nature for Ocean County newspapers. She served as president and board member of the Ocean County Historical Society and was active in several other local historical societies. She loved history, exploring, "botanizing," and bird-watching. She was a lifelong volunteer educator, a formidable repository of local lore and a witty, wise raconteur. A portrait of Mrs. Morgan by artist Linda Reddington hangs in the Wells Mills County Park nature center to honor her advocacy to save the area. She was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. Luman J. Morgan, in 1993; her parents, John and Sarah Henshaw Meirs; and a brother, John Meirs, in 1993. Surviving are two sons, James S. Morgan of Barrington, and Nicholas W. Morgan of Columbus. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 13 at Christ Episcopal Church, Toms River. [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]

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  • Hartford Courant, Connecticut, 30 Aug 1869, p. 2
    Boy Drowned—His Body Recovered.
    A boy about sixteen years of age, son of Alfred E. Barber, Tolland, who has lived with his grandfather, A. S. Barber, at No. 126 Wells street in this city, was drowned in the Connecticut river between 7 and 8 o'clock Saturday evening. He had been to the East Hartford side in a yawl boat, and was returning with two lads, when in sculling the boat his oar slipped and he went overboard. Yesterday morning several men dragged the river, and at about 10½ o'clock the body was recovered by Mr. Joseph Schalk. Coroner Holmes summoned a jury of inquest, consisting of Charles B. May foreman, Ralph Wallace, Henry A. King, John N. Palmer, Edward Sackett, and Francis Flynn, and a verdict of accidental drowning was rendered. The deceased has been one of the Courant carriers for three years, and was one of the most faithful in service.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • Sabetha Herald (Sabetha, Kansas), 14 Nov 1912, Page 8
    Obituary of H. V. Croffoot.
    Homer V. Croffoot was born in Painesville, Ohio, May 11, 1826. He was married to Clarissa Rolfe October 8, 1846. To this happy union there were born eleven children, three sons and eight daughters. His wife and three daughters preceeded (sic) him in death. The family moved west and lived in Rock county, Mo., for 13 years. Then they went to Joe Davis county, Illinois, where they remained 20 years. May 27, 1883, Mr. Croffoot was married to Elizabeth Sypher. To this union no children were born. The family then removed to Green county, Wisconsin, and lived there until 1888, when they moved to Kansas. Since then Mr. Croffoot has been a resident of Kansas. Sunday evening, November 3, death came to Mr. Croffoot at Studley, Kansas, after an illness of a week with cerebral hemorroids. He was 86 years old. Mr. Croffoot is survived by a wife and eight children, as follows: Mrs. Duane Rogers, of Burr Oklahoma, Henry H. Croffoot, of Hanover, Ills.; Carlos C. Croffoot, of Studley, Kansas, Mrs. Delia Burkhart. Mrs. Adda Hatfield, Mrs. Ella McCabe and George F. Croffoot, all of Sabetha; Mrs. Emma Forrey, of Kuna, Idaho. In 1861 Mr. Croffoot united with the Baptist church and was ever afterwards a faithful follower of Christ. Funeral services were held in the Studley church Wednesday afternoon, November 6, conducted by Rev. Mr. Starrbuck, Burial was in the Studley cemetery.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Ted Smith]
  • The Miami Herald, Florida, 17 Jan 1945, p. 13
    Jack Bell In Germany
    Sgt. Sackett Dies But U.S. Victory Is a Little Nearer
    By Jack Bell
    Herald War Correspondent
    With American forces in Germany (via Bomber Packet, Delayed)—Sgt. LaVern Sackett's day of drama written gloriously across the pages of American history, came to him just beyond the city of Koslar along the Roer river in western Germany.
    The quiet, light-haired lad from Kalamazoo walked the battlefield with the fire and daring of Gen. Jackson himself, and tonight not a German gunner fires from the west bank of the river.
    The 115th had the assignment to smash all resistance west of the river in this sector, a Jerry stronghold entrenched in a huge sports stadium and swimming pool.
    Sgt. Sackett awoke at 3:30 a.m., assembled his platoon and they waited for orders to move. Soon they were in the open, moving across the large flat pasture toward the river.
    Seven hundred yards from the arena they encountered a company from another regiment moving back. At just that moment the Jerries opened with burp guns. The men of the withdrawing company broke and ran, taking wiith them some of the fresh company, men who, in the confusion, thought a general retreat was on.
    Sergeant Sticks
    Sgt. Sackett ordered his men into trenches, left by the Germans. They were shallow and half-filled with water. The men dared not move, and at dawn a German self-propelled gun rolled down to the river and fired point blank at them.
    Mortars rolled in, too, and after an hour a number of the men decided to make a break for the woods 300 yards to the rear. The sergeant ordered his men to stick with him. They obeyed, though the Jerries were giving them hell.
    As morning advanced American planes came roaring low and the Jerry battery silenced, not wanting to show positions. The machine gunners and rifle men also dropped into their holes when the American planes strafed the whole area. Sgt. Sackett crawled forward, his men trailing.
    Stroke of Genius
    Many had been hit, a few killed. They couldn't evade a burp gunner set up in the corner of the swimming pool, so moved—not quite sure where they were going—between the arena and the pool, clear to the river.
    Now, it developed that Sgt. Sackett's selection of position was a stroke of genius. It was so daring the Germans didn't dream he had done it. A Jerry stuck his head up over the river bank. An American gunner took good aim and knocked him dead.
    Another German immediately came up to see what had happened, and he, too, was killed.
    Sgt. Sackett deployed his men—he had but 14—so they could command a long stretch of the river bank, the near corner of the swimming pool on their right and a stone house on the left, and they were in a depression which hid them from all three positions.
    No Right To Be There
    These 15 men lay low and shot true from mid-morning until 3 in the afternoon. No Americans were near them. They knew nothing about the rest of the war. But every time a Jerry showed his head he was picked off.
    The Jerries, unable to find where the bullets came from, kept coming toward that area, feeling sure no Americans would be so foolish as to be there. And none who came got away to report.
    Sgt. Sackett left his men at 3 o'clock and worked his way back to the battalion command post. "We've got to get some information, sir," he reported. "We're 200 yards from the swimming pool but no Americans are near us."
    "We'll soon fix that," said the colonel. "I want you, sergeant, to get in this tank and lead these two assault guns up to that pool. Can you get them close enough?"
    'It'll Be Dangerous'
    "If they don't get knocked out," replied the sergeant. "It's naked out there. If you'll knock out two pill boxes in there we'll take the pool. I've 14 damn good soldiers up there."
    "Can you get back to them?"
    "I got out. You never know. I'll try."
    "Well, you stay with the tanks. We'll send a runner to your men and tell them to move soon as the tanks do their job."
    "Are your tanks well armored?" he asked the tank officer.
    "No," he replied. "They're really not tanks. They're mounts for assault guns and built for speed."
    "It'll be dangerous then."
    ""Sure," he said. "Are you ready, sergeant?"
    "Let's go," was Sgt. Sackett's quiet response. "Can you hit them corners?"
    "You're damn right, we can. We'll show you."
    Sort of 'Let Down'
    An hour later, as I lay along an embankment up front looking at the arena and wreckage of the pool Sgt. Sackett came along. The runner sent to his gallant fourteen hadn't reached them. At least they hadn't moved into the pool. The doughty little soldier dropped beside me.
    "I'm weak as a kitten," he said soberly. "When I get into a thing like this battle I'm mad as hell; want to go get the jerries, kill 'em all. And it was fun watching the tanks knock that pool down, after I knew we were out of that counter fire. Now, it's quiet for a minute or two and I'm sort of let down."
    The lad seemed mystified at his condition, unaware that less courageous men would have folded. Not realizing that he had been under tremendous strain for 14 hours. I tried to talk quiet chatter to him, but 'twas not easy, lying out there under zooming planes, the thunder of guns, the deadly cracking machine gunners.
    'We're Whittled Down'
    "What now?" I asked finally.
    "I'm trying to work my way back to the platoon—what's left of it," he said. "They're all right, those 14 men. I started this morning with 40. Now we're whittled down to 17, those 14, two radio men with a set that won't work, and me."
    "You've had quite a day," I suggested.
    "Yes," he said, slinging his carbine over his shoulder in preparation to move, "but a good day. We got a lot of them today, and every one we get brings the war nearer to the end. This is no place for Americans. I want to go home."
    "Good luck to you," I said.
    "I'll need it," he replied. "I've got to go across some open space, and jerry can look right down my throat. Good bye to you—and don't take too many chances."
    I watched him slipping through the woods toward the open pasture. I turned back, for darkness was near, and worked toward the battalion C.P., thinking of the rare courage, the responsibility, the gigantic stature these lads attain under the thunders of war.
    They got Sgt. Sackett late this afternoon. He never got across that open space. They brought him back to the company, still alive, but all knew . . .
    "We got a lot of 'em," he said, "but they got me. I'd liked a crack at the Rhine, but . . ."
    Then he died, and no one spoke in the crowded cellar . . . until the colonel said, "A real soldier just died, men."
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com by Chris Sackett]
  • Daily News-Post, Monrovia, California, 31 Oct 1966, p 7
    Louis Petrie Requiem Mass set Wednesday
    MONROVIA—Louis Clinton Petrie Sr., 78, long-time resident of the San Gabriel Valley, died Friday following a long illness.
    He was born in Brantford, Ont., Canada, but spent his youth in Holland, Mich., and later attended the University of Michigan.
    The family moved to Monrovia in 1945 when he purchased the Monrovia Hospital, which he owned and operated until 1959.
    Mr. Petrie was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion. He was a member of the Elks for over 52 years.
    He is survived by his wife, Anna of Covina, four daughters, Mrs. Jean Rose of San Pedro, Miss Mary Louise Petrie of Covina, Mrs. Sally Ury of Whittier, and Miss Karen Ellen Petrie of Pasadena; two sons, Louis C. Petrie Jr. of Monrovia and George Petrie of Seattle, Wash.; a brother Dewey of New York City and seven grandchildren.
    Rosary will be recited at the Chapel of the Temple and La Gorge Mortuary at 8 p.m. Tuesday and Requiem Mass celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church at 10 a.m. Wednesday, with interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to his name to the Jesuit Seminary Association, 233 Grant Avenue, San Francisco.
    [Newspapers.com image researched by Terri Carlson, transcribed by Chris Sackett]
  • The Times (Munster, Indiana), 10 Mar 1988, Page 38
    SACKETT, HENRY R.
    Sackett, Henry R - age 81 of Merrillville - formerly of Gary, Indiana - passed away Wednesday, March 9, 1988. Survivors: wife, Dorothea of Merrillville; one daughter, Susanne D. (Phillip H.) Minton of Indianapolis; one son, James H. Sackett of Indianapolis; three grandchildren, David P. (Elizabeth) Minton of St. Louis, Missouri, James C. (Valinda) Minton, of Bloomington, Indiana and Shannon S. Minton of Indianapolis.
    Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 12, 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Merrillville, 7898 Taft St., Merrillville. Mr. Sackett will lie in state at the church from noon to 1 p.m. with Rev. Michael S. Maietta officiating. Interment, Ridgelawn Cemetery. Friends may call at Burns Funeral Home, corner of 101st and Broadway, Merrillville/ Crown Point on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Please send contributions to Parkinson's Awareness Association of Central Indiana Inc., 721 Sherwood Dr., Indianapolis, Indiana 46240.
    Mr. Sackett was a prominent Indiana Attorney; he served as Special Prosecutor for the Nuremberg, Germany in [sic: and] Tokyo, Japan United States War Crimes Trials; a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Merrillville; a graduate of Emerson High School: graduate of the University of Chicago - Class of 1929 and Captain of the University of Chicago Basketball Team; and practiced law in the firm of Sackett-Pyatt & Waitkus.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Ted Smith]
  • The Times (Munster, Indiana), 10 Mar 1988, Page 38
    Former prosecutor dies at 81
    MERRILLVILLE — A Gary native who was a special prosecutor at the trials of Nazi and Japanese war criminals died Wednesday.
    Henry R. Sackett, 81, of Merrillville, was born March 9, 1907, in Colorado Springs, Colo., and raised in Gary. He graduated from Emerson High School and the University of Chicago Law School in 1929. He was also captain of the university basketball team.
    Following graduation, Mr. Sackett began practicing law with his father, Judge Homer E. Sackett, in the firm of Sackett and Sackett. The younger Sackett went into practice with the firm of Sackett, Pyatt and Waitkus, and practiced law for more than 50 years.
    He later became an assistant U.S. attorney in the Northern District of Indiana, attached to the Hammond office, and after World War II, was one of the allied special prosecutors at the trials of prominent German and Japanese war crimes defendants.
    He prosecuted war criminals in Nuremberg, Germany, and Tokyo.
    Mr. Sackett was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Merrillville; the Optimists Club; a past president of the Gary Chamber of Commerce; a member of the board of directors of Bank One; a member of Innsbrook Country Club; a former member of the Indiana Port Commission; the Indiana State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
    He is survived by his wife, Dorothea; son, James H. Sackett of Indianapolis; daughter, Susanne (Phillip) Minton of Indianapolis; and three grandchildren.
    Visitation for Mr. Sackett will be Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home, at 101st and Broadway, Merrillville/Crown Point.
    Funeral services will be from the First Presbyterian Church of Merrillville, 7898 Taft St., at 1 p.m. Saturday.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Ted Smith]

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  • Neodesha Register, Neodesha, Kansas, 19 Sep 1884, p. 3
    Horace Sackett, who has been visiting for some time with his sister, Mrs. E. P. Moulton, returned to his home at Taylorville, Illinois, on Wednesday.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • Wilson County Citizen, Fredonia, Kansas, 26 Sep 1884, p. 3
    Horace Sackett, who has been visiting for some time with his sister, Mrs. E. P. Moulton, returned to his home at Taylorville, Illinois, on Wednesday.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Review, Decatur, Illinois, 12 Dec 1884
    Mr. Horace Sackett, the gentlemanly and popular clerk at the Globe Hotel, Taylorville, was in the city a short time yesterday.
    [Thurmon King's Database]
  • Neodesha Register, Neodesha, Kansas, 14 Oct 1887, p. 3
    Horace Sackett, wife and child, of Taylorville, Illinois, brother-in-law of E. P. Moulton, arrived in this city last Friday. They will probably locate here.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • Neodesha Register, Neodesha, Kansas, 21 Oct 1887, p. 3
    Horace Sackett, nephew of E. P. Moulton, ran down to Independence last Wednesday. He is looking for a location to start up a restaurant He says he would not ask for a better place than this if he could get a suitable building, but empty business houses are not to be found in Neodesha.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • Neodesha Register, Neodesha, Kansas, 11 Nov 1887, p. 3
    Horace Sackett has purchased the Shoup restaurant and lunch counter on Fourth street and promises to run a first-class establishment.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • Neodesha Register, Neodesha, Kansas, 15 Jun 1888, p. 1
    Horace Sackett was seriously injured last Wednesday morning by his cow. He was holding her while she was grazing when she became frightened and ran away. Attempting to catch her his left foot became entangled in the rope and he was dragged two blocks when his boot came off releasing him. He was bruised and scratched all over and some of his injuries may prove more serious than supposed at first. He is quite ill at present.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Edwardsville Intelligencer, Edwardsville, Illinois, October 5, 1943
    Funeral Services Held.
    Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 5, at 2 o'clock for Mrs. Mary Jane Sackett, who died at St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland, Saturday, October 2. Rev. Otto Bassler, pastor of the Evangelical church at Highland officiated, and burial was made in the Marine Cemetery. Pall-bearers were Otto Deibert, Nick Wildhuber, Ben Hess, Otto Talleur, Leroy Zimmerli and Norbert Hotz. Mrs. Sackett had made her home at the Highland Hospital for the past 23 years, and death was due to complications and her advanced age of 82 years and 19 days. She was the daughter of George and Mary Ann Barrick, and was born near New Hebron, Crawford county, Illinois. On August 4, 1886 she was united in marriage to Horace Norman Sackett, at Pana, Ill. Four children were born to this union. Her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Mabel Snodgrass, preceded her in death. She is survived by three children: Mrs. Pearl Bisgen of Marine, Mrs. Mary Ochs of St. Louis, and Walter Sackett of Madison; 14 grandchildren, eight great-grandchilden, one daughter-in-law and two sons-in-law.
    [Researched and transcribed by Kari Roehl]

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  • Edwardsville Intelligencer, Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois, Wednesday, November 20, 1946, page 3
    Marine
    Word was received in Marine Saturday afternoon that Walter Sackett of Madison had taken his own life at his home that morning. Mr. Sackett had been in ill health for the past year having suffered a nervous breakdown.
    Mr. Sackett formerly of Marine has lived in Madison for sometime and was employed with the I.C.R.R.
    He is survived by his wife, the former Wilma Nemnich, three daughters, one son and one grandchild, all of Madison, also two sisters, Mrs. Joe Bisgen of Marine and Mrs. Arthur Ochs of St. Louis.
    Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon in Madison.
  • Edwardsville Intelligencer, Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois, Friday, November 29, 1946, page 7
    Marine
    Funeral services for Walter E. Sackett, formerly of Marine, were held at Madison on Tuesday afternoon and burial was at Sunset Hill cemetery. Rev. Metcalfe officiated at the services.
    The Ochs trio of St. Louis, nieces of Mr. Sackett, sang three songs, "It Is Well With My Soul," "Goodnight Here, Good Morning Up There" and "He Heals Every Heartache." The Mason lodge of Marine held services on Monday evening.
    The Venice-Madison Post of American Legion had charge of guard duty and military rites at the grave.
  • St Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri, 19 Jun 1966, p 50
    Sackett
    Wilma Louise Sackett, 1712 Fourth st., Madison, Ill., entered into rest June 17, 1966, 8:15 p.m., dear mother of Vernon Sackett, Shirley Jane Goff, Audrey Ann Nagy and Doris Speckman, dear sister of Hilda Smith, Katherine Oswald, Ann Cheney, Bess Harman, Otto, Oliver, Joe, John and Leo Nemnich, dear grandmother and mother-in-law.
    Remains will lie is state at Lahey Funeral Home, 501 Madison av., Madison, Ill., until 11:30 a.m. Tues., June 21, thence taken to Methodist Church of Madison, 1661 Fifth st., Madison, where services will be conducted 1 p.m. Interment Sunset Hills Cemetery, Edwardsville, Ill.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • Press and Sun-Bulletin, Binghampton, New York, 25 Oct 1995, page 11
    Melvin H. Sackett of Halsey Valley
    Melvin Howard Sackett, 63, of 207 Hamilton Valley Road, passed away suddenly on Monday, October 23, 1995, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. He was born on August 14, 1932, in Binghamton, N.Y., one of seven children to Mary Louise DeMunn and the late William John Sackett. Mel attended schools in Binghamton and later joined the U.S. Army and had completed 21 years of service, retiring as a Staff Sgt. On May 10, 1965, in Sayre, Pa., he married Jane (Bensley) Sackett and together they made their home in Halsey Valley. Mel was an avid wood carver and made many fine pieces of furniture for his family. He took great pride in his "Black Foot Indian" heritage, spending many hours enjoying Mother Nature's countryside. His love for his family and friends, through his acts of kindness, will never be forgotten. In addition to his mother, Mary, he is survived by his wife of 30 years, Jane; daughters and sons-in-law, Sonja and J.R. Craft, Linda and Thompson Kithcart, Diana and Harold Kithcart, Margaret Sackett; sons and daughters-in-law, David Bensley, Mark and Brenda Sackett, Michael and Terri Sackett, Daniel and Irene Sackett, and Harold Sackett; his brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Cathy Sackett, Devillo and Cindy Sackett, James and Bertha Sackett; his sister, Juanita Wage; sisters-in-law, Beverly Sackett and Marjorie Sackett; seventeen special grandchildren; a great granddaughter; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father in 1964; his brothers, Leon in 1985 and Gerald in 1993.
    Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 27, 1995 at 2 p.m. from the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Main St., Nichols. Interment will follow at the Nichols Cemetery. The family will receive their friends on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Chapel. The family would like to say thanks to the Halsey Valley and the Tioga Center Emergency Squads for their fast response, care and concern.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Ted Smith]
  • The Kansas City Star, Missouri, 11 May 2004, p B2
    Harry D. Sackett, age 88, of Gainesville, FL, died on May 6, 2004, in the North Florida Rehab. and Specialty Care Center, Gainesville. He was the husband of Mary L. (Wampler) Sackett for 64 years. Born in Kansas City, MO, he was the son of the late Harry M. and Nancy (Dyer) Sackett. He was a graduate of Paseo High School and was a member of Swope Park Masonic Lodge #617 and was an Elder of the Linwood United Presbyterian Church. He served in the U.S. Navy as a cinematographer in Washington, D.C., during World War II. He was a Life Member of the Johnson County Chapter #34 of the Disabled American Veterans, holding all the Kansas State offices including State Commander. Harry was a member of the American Federation of Musicians for over 60 years. He owned a photographic company, Sackett Color Productions. He and his wife, Mary, moved to Gainesville, FL, one year ago from Shawnee Mission, KS. Along with his wife, Mary, he is survived by sons, Gary of High Springs, FL, and Larry of Williston, FL and daughter, Carol Sackett of San Franciso, CA. He is also survived by one grandson, six granddaughters, and two great-grandsons. A Funeral Service of Remembrance was held on Monday, May 10, 2004, at the Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Ocala, FL, with the Reverend Benson Cain of the Faith Presbyterian Church, Gainesville, FL, followed by interment in the Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Ocala, FL.
    (Arrangements: Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Ocala, FL)
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  • The Sheboygan Press, Wisconsin, 13 Feb 1925, p 10
    Mrs. Sackett, 34, Dies Early Today at the Hospital
    Mrs. Hilda Mae Sackett, 34, wife of Clarence Sackett, 162 St. Charles avenue, passed away at 2 a.m. today at St. Nicholas hospital, where she had been a patient for a few days. A few hours old baby . . . the mother in death.
    Mrs. Sackett was born in Fond du Lac on Feb. 3, 1891, and was educated there and married there on June 25, 1917. For several years the couple has been residing in this city.
    Besides the husband, the departed is survived by her father, . . . Huppard, and one brother, . . . Huppard, both of Fond du Lac.
    The remains were taken from the hospital to the Ballhorn Undertaking parlors on North Eighth street where friends may view them this evening. Saturday morning they will be shipped to Fond du Lac where funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Ted Smith]
  • The Sheboygan Press, Wisconsin, 16 Oct 1926, p 6
    Miss Hubbard and Clarence Sackett Wed
    Miss Helen Hubbard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hubbard, of Sheboygan Falls, and Clarence R. Sackett, Jr., of Sheboygan Falls, were united in marriage Friday at Sheboygan Falls by Rev. C. D. Mayhew.
    The bride wore a georgette dress and her flowers were pink and white carnations.
    Miss Bertha Sizonen was the bridesmaid and Joseph Marchiando was the groom's attendant.
    Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents, and carnations were used in the carrying out the decorative scheme. William Hubbard, a brother of the bride, was the out-of-town guest present.
    Mr. and Mrs. Sackett have gone on a wedding trip to the western part of the state and after November 1 will be at home in this city.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Ted Smith]
  • The Sheboygan Press, Wisconsin, 29 Apr 1974, p 10
    Obituaries
    Clarence A. Sackett
    Clarence A. Sackett, 79, of 1537 Alexander Ct., a resident of Morningside Nursing Home the past two years, died there Saturday afternoon.
    Born in Fond du Lac on Sept. 23, 1894, he was a son of the late Clarence and Sarah Sackett. He attended school in Fond du Lac.
    During World War I he served in the U.S. Navy.
    On Oct. 15, 1926, he married Helen Hubbard at Sheboygan Falls.
    The couple made their home in Fond du Lac until moving to Sheboygan in 1942.
    Mr. Sackett worked at Armour Leather Co., for 18 years until retiring in 1960.
    He was a member of First Baptist Church and Barracks 2091, Veterans of World War I.
    Surviving are his widow; five sons, Clarence of Kiel, William of Manitowoc, Norman of Mabton, Wash., John of Sheboygan, and Harold of Junction City; five daughters, Mrs. Mary Halle of Plymouth, Mrs. Alex (Arline) Konz Jr., Mrs. Richard (Esther) Mueller, Mrs. Frederick (Muriel) Klaft, and Mrs. Jackie (Betty) Machtig, all of Sheboygan; 30 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and three brothers, Warren, Las Vegas, Nev., Harold of Fond du Lac, and Clifford of Sheboygan.
    He was preceded in death by a son, daughter, and three grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, the Rev. Herbert Cross, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
    Friends may call at the Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home from 4 p.m. Tuesday until 10 a.m. Wednesday and at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of services.
    Veterans of World War I will hold memorial services at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
    A memorial fund has been established in Mr. Sackett's name for First Baptist Church.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Ted Smith]
  • The Sheboygan Press, Wisconsin, 6 Aug 1976, p 6
    Obituaries
    Helen M. Sackett
    Funeral services for Mrs. Helen M. Sackett, 70, of 1537 Alexander Ct., who died Thursday morning at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital, will be held at the First Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Saturday.
    The Rev. Oliver Carlson, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery.
    Friends may call at the Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home after 4:30 Friday until 10 a.m. Saturday and at the church from 11 a.m. until time of services.
    A memorial will be established in Mrs. Sackett's name for the First Baptist Church.
    The former Helen Hubbard was born in Sheboygan Falls on Feb. 12, 1906, the daughter of Gheron and Nettie Chase Hubbard. She attended school in Sheboygan Falls.
    On Oct. 15, 1926 she married Clarence Sackett in Sheboygan Falls. The couple lived in Fond du Lac until 1942 when they moved to Sheboygan to make their home.
    Mr. Sackett died in April, 1974.
    Mrs. Sackett was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Ruth Noren Circle and Barracks No. 2091, Veterans of World War I Auxiliary.
    Survivors include five sons, Norman of Tasco, Wash., William of Manitowac, Clarence of Kiel, Harold of Junction City, and John of Sheboygan; five daughters, Mrs. Mary Halle of Plymouth, and Mrs. Alex (Arleen) Konz Jr ., Mrs. Ester Mueller, Mrs. FrederIck (Muriel) Klaft, and Mrs. Jack (Betty) Machtig, all of Sheboygan; 30 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Ester Kohlhagen and Miss Emma Hubbard, both of Sheboygan Falls.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, one son and one daughter in infancy, two brothers and one sister.
    Baracks 2091, Veterans of World War 1 Auxiliary, will hold memorial services at the funeral home Friday at 7 p.m.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Ted Smith]
  • Daily Record, Morristown, New Jersey, 3 Sep 1987, p 16
    Donald L. Wilson Sr.
    Wilson, Donald L. Sr., aged 88, of Ledgewood, formerly of West Orange, on Sept. 1, 1987. Beloved husband of Hilda C. Beloved father of Donald L. Jr. and Jean Hesse. Also survived by six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the First Memorial Presbyterian Church, West Blackwell Street, Dover, N.J., on Friday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of Morris County, 282 W. Hanover Ave., Morristown, N.J. 07960.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • Daily Record, Morristown, New Jersey, 16 Jul 1988, p 4
    Hilda C. Wilson
    Roxbury Twp.—Hilda "Neil" C. Wilson died Thursday at Mountainside Hospital, Glen Ridge, after a short illness. She was 84.
    She was born at Mabbettsville, N.Y., and lived in Glen Ridge, Verona and West Orange from 1930–62, when she moved to the Ledgewood section of the township.
    A registered nurse, she was a 1924 graduate of Mountainside Hospital Nursing School.
    Mrs. Wilson was a clerk with Pyrofax Gas Corp., Ledgewood, from 1941 until her retirement in 1960.
    Survivors include a son, Donald L. Jr., Randolph; a daughter, Jean Hesse, Livingston; two brothers, Eugene Cornelius, Florida, and Henry Cornelius Jr., New York; three sisters, Elinor Beckwith, Mary Wintringham and Marcia Brenner, all of New York; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements are by Farmer Funeral Home, 45 Roseland Ave., Roseland.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Orlando Sentinel, Florida, 8 May 2006, p B4.
    Sackett, Jackie M., 69, of Orlando, FL, went to be with the Lord on May 6, 2006. Mrs. Sackett is survived by her husband of 51 years, Ramon D. Sackett, her son, Gary L. Sackett (Cathy) of Bismarck, IL, daughter, DeAnna M. Johnson (John) of Orlando, son, Brett A. Sackett of Chamberlain, SD, daughter Brenda L. Sackett of Orlando, and son, Don R. Sackett of White Lake, SD, her sister Edna (Doodle) Williams (James "Sonny") of Jacksonville, FL, her grandsons, Tharon D. Sackett and Sean T. Sackett, granddaughter, Morgan M. Johnson, and step-grandsons, James Johnson (Teri) and Jay Johnson of Sanford, and great-grandson, Evan Johnson. Funeral will be held Tuesday, May 9, 2006, 2 PM at Lockhart Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of the Comforter.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com by Chris Sackett]
  • The Orlando Sentinel, Florida, 5 Apr 2009, p B6.
    Sackett, Ramon D., 74, of Orlando, FL, went to be with the Lord on March 28, 2009. Mr. Sackett is survived by his children; sons, Gary L. Sackett (Cathy) of Bismarck, IL, Brett A. Sackett of Chamberlain, SD, Don R. Sackett of White Lake, SD; daughters, Deanna M. Johnson (John) and Brenda L. Allen (Bill) of Orlando; his grandsons, Tharon D. Sackett and Sean T. Sackett; granddaughter, Morgan M. Johnson; and step-grandsons, James Johnson (Teri) and Jay Johnson of Sanford; and great-grandchildren, Evan and Ashlee Johnson. He is predeceased by his wife, Jackie M. Sackett. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at 2 PM at Lockhart Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to American Kidney Fund. Please sign and view the guestbook at www.baldwinfairchild.com Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral, 90 Weathersfield Avenue, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 (407) 869-6065.
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com by Chris Sackett]

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  • The Cincinnati Enquirer, Ohio, 15 Dec 1968, p 100
    "WARE
    Gertrude I. Sackett, beloved wife of John B. Ware, beloved mother of Mrs. James T. (Virginia) Byrnes, grandmother of Mrs. Michael (Julia Anne) Baughman and James T. Byrnes Jr.; Thursday, December 12, 1968; residence, 420 Riddle Rd. Services private. Baiter & Sahnd Funeral Home in charge."
    [Transcribed from Newspapers.com by Chris Sackett]
  • The Northern Star, Lismore, New South Wales, 16 May 2018
    "Lickiss, Beverley (Nee: Sackett)
    13.06.1935–14.05.2018
    Passed away peacefully at Caroona Jarman, Goonellabah, surrounded by her loving family. Cherished Wife of Glyn. Loving Mother and Mother-in-Law of Jan and Ian; Heather and Paul; Norm (dec); Andrew and Jodie. Loved 'Ma' of her 10 Grandchildren and 2 Great Granddaughters.
    Guardian Funerals."
    [Ancestry.com Trees, LeeTasOZ]