Newspaper Abstracts, recent additions (last 12 months)


  • Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York, 25 Mar 1895, p 5
    A Western New York Pioneer.
    Fredonla, N. Y., March 24.—Judge Emory Warren, a well-known pioneer of Western New York, died last night, aged 84. Mr. Warren was a resident of Chautauqua county since 1819. He was a member of the state legislature in 1841 and 1842.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Klamath News, Klamath Falls, Oregon, 12 Aug 1928, p2
    "Dale Dean Sackett and Elisabeth Beryl Breen, both of Klamath Falls, were granted a marriage license at the office of the county clerk yesterday."
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, California, 22 Aug 1958, p 29
    Sackett — In this city August 20 1958 Ivy V Sackett, beloved mother of Floyd and Dale D Sackett and Mrs Edith Atwood; a native of Oregon. Services 11 A M tomorrow (Saturday) at the George L Klumpp Chapel of Flowers, 808 O Street. Interment Masonic Lawn.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Billings Gazette, Billings, Montana, 2 Jun 1972, p 10
    Mrs. Sackett
    Moccasin — Mrs. Lucy Rose Sackett, 55, Moccasin, was killed in a car accident Wednesday east of Windham.
    She was born March 1, 1917, in Lewistown, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Skaggs. She attended school at Lewistown and graduated from Moccasin High School in 1935. She was married to John Sackett in 1933 [sic: 1943] in Lewistown.
    Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Cloyd Funeral Chapel, the Rev. Ron McConkey, First Christian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Moccasin Cemetery.
    Survivors include the widower; two sons, John Jr., Butte, and Jim, Melstone; a daughter, Nancy, at home; two brothers, Henry, Mountain View, Calif., and Harold, Tanzania, Africa; and two sisters, Mrs. Walter Johnson, Moore, and Mrs. Pete Boettger, Lewistown.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Billings Gazette, Billings, Montana, 16 Jan 1975, p 6
    Lewistown — John W. Sackett, 82, Stanford, died Tuesday night in a Malta hospital after a short illness.
    He was born Jan. 1, 1893, near Springfield, Ill., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Sackett. He attended school in Illinois and spent his early life on a farm near Blue Mound, Ill. In 1927 he moved to Montana and farmed near Moccasin until his retirement in 1957. He continued to live on the farm until 1972, when he moved to Stanford.
    In 1943, he married Lucy R. Skaggs in Lewistown.
    Survivors include a son, John; and a daughter, Nancy Sackett, both of Stanford.
    Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Cloyd Funeral Chapel in Lewistown, with the Rev. Ron Brown of First Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in Moccasin Cemetery.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Pantagraph, Illinois, 16 Apr 2023
    Denis L. Sackett
    Oct. 4, 1947 - April 14, 2023
    Bloomington - Denis L. Sackett, age 75, of Bloomington, IL, passed away at 6:24 AM on Friday, April 14, 2023, at his residence.
    His memorial service will be 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, IL. Pastor Chuck Bahn will be officiating. Military rites will be accorded at the funeral home by the Bloomington -Normal American Legion Honor Guard. The family will receive friends 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon, Tuesday at the memorial home.
    The family suggests memorials be made to the Bloomington -Normal American Legion Honor Guard.
    Denis was born October 4, 1947, in Litchfield, IL, the son of Stella Bethel. He married Michelle Tosh on June 8, 1985, in Bloomington, IL. She survives. Also surviving are his three children: Shawne (Jason) Geisler, Olathe, KS, Kimberly (Richard) Hon, Greenwood, IN, Grant Sackett at home, Bloomington, IL; five grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Addison and Haley Geisler, Miley Sackett and Logan Hon; sister, Diana (Greg) Joiner, Carlinville, IL. Denis was preceded in death by his mother, stepfather and his brother.
    Denis served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was active leader in the formation of the Bloomington -Normal American Legion Honor Guard.
    Denis had worked for Unit 5 School at Normal Community High School for many years where he was the night custodian. He was a Security Officer for US Security Associates at Heartland Community College and most recently for Allied Universal Security Company at Rivian Automotive. Denis was an avid gun enthusiast with his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He will be missed by all who knew him.
    [Transcribed from The Pantagraph online edition by Chris Sackett]


  • The Grand Rapids Press, 16 Oct 1937, p 2
    Charles C. Sackett of Manton Passes
    Cadillac—Charles Clarence Sackett, 67, Manton, died Thursday in Traverse City hospital. A heart attack suffered three days ago caused his death.
    Mr. Sackett was born Sept. 2, 1870, in Chesterton, Ind. He moved to Manton with his parents in 1887 and for the last five years he had made his home with his sister, Mrs. H. B. Epelylin [sic] in Manton. He also is survived by two nephews and one niece.
    Services will be held at 2 Sunday at the Muche chapel, Manton, with burial in Manton cemetery.
    [Transcribed from GenealogyBank image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Springfield News-Leader, Springfield, Missouri, 31 Jul 1940, p 2
    Elmer Sackett
    Funeral services for Elmer Sackett, 65, who died early yesterday morning in his home at Nixa, will be at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon in the Nixa Church of Christ.
    He is survived by a daughter, Mrs Thelma Hunter of Joplin; three sons, Floyd and Wayne of California, and Forest of Nixa; five sisters and one brother.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Newsday (Suffolk Edition), Melville, New York, 4 Dec 1947, p 99
    Elizabeth Sackett, John Seeba Are Wed
    Newlywed Mr. and Mrs. John H. Seeba Jr are on their honeymoon following their marriage on Saturday in the First Presbyterian Church, Baldwin. The Rev. Frederick C. Maier officiated. A reception followed in the Baldwin Manor.
    The bride, the former Miss Elizabeth L. Sackett of Berkshire Road, Rockville Centre, wore a gown of ice blue satin. A band of satin and roses secured her fingertip-length veil and she carried a bouquet of roses and orchids.
    Miss Barbara Sackett of Bellmore served as maid of honor for her sister. The bridesmaids were Miss Ruth Stevens of Rockville Centre and Miss Barbara Seeba, sister of the bridegroom.
    Robert Anderson of Merrick was best man. Robert Simes and J. Gregory Cervini of Baldwin ushered.
    Mrs Seeba, daughter of Capt. Calvin B. Sackett, U. S. Army, stationed at Fort Knox, Ky., was graduated from Baldwin High School and Adelphi College School of Nursing. She is associated with Queens General Hospital.
    Mr. Seeba, son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Seeba of Thomas Ave., Baldwin, was graduated from Hofstra College and attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y. He served three and a half years in the Navy and is now with the Picker X-Ray Co., New York.
    [Transcribed from image by Ted Smith]
  • Detroit Free Press, Detroit, Michigan, 17 Jun 1958, p 3
    Executive Dies In Grand Rapids
    Grand Rapids — Funeral services will be Tuesday for Glenn W. Sackett, president of the Leitelt Iron Works, who died Saturday.
    Sackett, 67, started with the Grand Rapids firm in 1913 as a stockroom clerk and became president seven years ago.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Herald-Palladium, Benton Harbor, Michigan, 24 Jan 1969, p 12
    Heman B. Epley
    Heman B. Epley, 97, 1847 Brown School road, St. Joseph, died at 7:40 a.m. today in the Shorebam Terrace nursing home where he had been a patient for ten days.
    Mr. Epley, a retired rural mail carrier, was born in Jamestown Center, April 25, 1871.
    On July 2, 1909, in Manton, he was married to the former Elsie Sackett who died Dec. 2, 1940.
    Mr. Epley was a member of the Brown School Road Church of Christ.
    Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Frances) Langdon, with whom Mr. Epley had been making his home for the past 20 years; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
    Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Dey Brothers funeral home. The Rev. James Cook, pastor of the Brown School Road Church of Christ, and the Rev. Robert Mallett, former pastor of the church, will officiate.
    Following the services, the body will be taken to the Bostick funeral home at Manton where services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Fairview cemetery.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Herald-Palladium, Benton Harbor, Michigan, 3 Feb 2005, p 7
    Frances J. Langdon
    St. Joseph — Frances J. Langdon, 89, of St. Joseph died Tuesday morning, Feb. 1, 2005, at her residence.
    A service celebrating her life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, at First Baptist Church, St. Joseph, with the Rev. Mario O. Fritzke officiating. Burial will be in North Shore Memory Gardens, Hagar Shores. A visitation with her family will be held Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice at Home of Stevensville, Animal Aid, or the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dey-Florin Chapel, Florin Funeral Service, St. Joseph.
    Frances was born on Oct. 3, 1915, in Detroit. She formerly was employed by Grants Dept. Store and G.C.. Murphy Co. In 1950, she went to V-M Corp. where she remained until the company closed. She was a member of First Baptist Church, St. Joseph, where she had served on the Social Committee, the Women's Guild, and as a Sunday School teacher since 1941. She was also the onetime treasurer of the V-M Old Timers Club.
    She is survived by two daughters, Connie Langdon Feller of St. Joseph and Nancy (Rudy) Melhorn of Holland, Mich.; and one grandson, Graham Michels of Holland.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Heman Burr and Elsie (Sacket) Epley; and her husband, Raymond E. Langdon.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]


  • Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York, 13 Mar 1955, p 67
    Joan Sackett to Be Bride
    Mr. and Mrs. John L. Sackett of Churchville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Joan Katherine Sackett, to Ralph Grover Spaulding, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Chadwick Spaulding of Jamestown.
    Miss Sackett attended Genesee Junior College. Mr. Spaulding is a graduate of Alfred University, where he became a member of Alpha Phi Omega fraternity. He is district executive of Genesee Council, Boy Scouts. The wedding will take place April 16.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York, 19 Jan 1956, p 41
    Victor Girl Engaged
    Announcement is made of the engagement of Miss Jean Ethelind Lovejoy, daughter of Mrs. Charles Lovejoy of Victor and the late Mr. Lovejoy, to John L. Sackett Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Sackett of Churchville.
    Announcement was made at a family dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lovejoy in Victor last Saturday.
    Miss Lovejoy is a graduate of Cornell University. Mr. Sackett, who was graduated from Kansas State College, served in the Army.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York, 29 Apr 1956, p 73
    Jean Lovejoy of Victor Weds Churchville Man
    A Rochester area couple were married in South Perinton Methodist Church, Fairport, at 3 p.m. yesterday, when Miss Jean Ethlelind Lovejoy became the bride of John Lemuel Sackett Jr.
    She is the daughter of Mrs. Charles E. Lovejoy of Victor, and the late Mr. Lovejoy, and he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Sackett of Churchville.
    Spring flowers and forsythia formed the decorations for the ceremony which was performed by the Rev. Frederick Savage.
    The bride wore a floor-length gown of Swiss organdy over taffeta made with a buttoned bodice and Peter Pan collar. A cap of matching organdy, and marguerites held her veil. She carried white marguerites centered with cymbidium orchids.
    Miss Adaline R. Lovejoy, maid of honor for her sister, wore violet organdy in waltz-length. Similar gowns in lavender were worn by bridesmaids, Miss Dixie Lee Lovejoy, niece of the bride, and Mrs. Albert J. Beard, cousin of the bridegroom. All carried yellow marguerites.
    Mr. Beard was best man. Ushers were Ruel Gruendike and Ralph Spauling.
    A reception was held at the bride's home. The couple will live in Churchville.
    Mrs. Sackett is a graduate of Cornell University and Mr. Sackett is a graduate of Kansas State College.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The East Kent Times and Mail, Ramsgate, Kent, 4 Oct 1957, p 7
    When Miss Mary Elizabeth Galletly was married at St. Augustine's Abbey Church, Ramsgate on Saturday, her headdress–a half-hat of imitation flowers–was that worn by her sister-in-law, Suk Fan, at her wedding at Hong Kong in March, this year.
    The bride is the daughter of Mrs. L. M. and the late Mr. G. Galletly, of 13 Grummock-avenue, Ramsgate. She was married to Mr. Malcolm Frank Sackett, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Sackett. of 76 Prospect-road, Minster.
    The full-length dress of lace over net worn by the bride was designed by her and drawn from instructions by a friend, Miss Jose Wotton. It had a four-tiered skirt with scalloped edges and train. The bride carried a bouquet of pink carnations with trailing lilies of the valley and pink freesias.
    She was attended by two friends, Miss Patricia Philpott, chief bridesmaid, and Miss Gillian Holloway. They wore ballerina-length dresses in white cotton, printed with lilac imitation broderie Anglaise. The dresses were princess style with scooped necklines and lilac velvet bows at the back with long streamers to the hem. The attendants carried posies of pale lilac carnations. pale pink roses, freesias and lilies of the valley.
    The bride was given away by her brother Sqdn.-Ldr. G. E. G. Galletly, and Mr. Kenneth John Sackett, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. Father Odilo Frelinx officiated at the service and Father Gregory Bish was organist.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 6 Sep 1975, p 100
    Sackett, May Jane
    September 5, 1975, at hospital, of 126 Bowral Street, Bowral (formerly of Canberra), dearly loved wife of Hubert, loving mother and mother-in-law of Winsome and Vern Avent (Bowral), Ross and Ann (Bowral), and loved grandmother of Tony, Meryl, and Bruce, Stephen, David, and Karen. Aged 70 years.
    [Transcribed from image by Ted Smith]
  • The Sydney Morning Herald, New South Wales, Australia, 19 Dec 1975, p 26
    Sackett, Hubert File
    December 17, 1975, at hospital, of 126 Bowral Street, Bowral (formerly of Canberra), dearly loved husband of May (deceased), loving father and father-in-law of Winsome and Vern Avent (Bowral), Ross and Ann (Bowral), and loved grandfather of Tony, Meryl, Bruce, Stephen, David and Karen. Aged 77 years.
    [Transcribed from image by Ted Smith]
  • Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York, 13 Feb 1976, p 48
    Sackett, John L.
    84, of Elmcrest Nursing Home, Churchville and formerly of Palmer Rd., Churchville. Feb. 9, 1976, in Rochester, husband of the late Florence Wells. Survived by three daughters, Mrs Otto (Jane) Uhle, Rochester, Mrs. Merle (Janice) Williams, Corfu and Mrs. Ralph (Joan) Spalding, Madison, Wis.; a son, John L Jr., Byron and four grandchildren.
    Memorial service 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 at Clifton Community Church. Memorials to the Memorial Fund of the Church or the American Cancer Society.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York, 29 Sep 1996, p 28
    Uhle, Otto D
    9/20/95. Beloved husband of Jane (Sackett); brother of John (Kathy), Helen (Walter) Senger, Marion Kunkle, Robert (Elma Mae), Ted (Connie); nieces, nephews and cousins.
    Otto graduated from Penn State with a Master's Degree in Chemistry. He was a retired chemist with Eastman Kodak Co.
    Services at the convenience of the family. Contributions in Otto's memory may be directed to BANC, Box 17164, Rochester, NY 14617 or the C.S. Society of Spencerport, 251 Union St, Spencerport, NY 14559.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Tucson Citizen, Tucson, Arizona, 24 Sep 1999, p 45
    Loghry, Norma Sackett Davy, 94, of Tucson, Arizona left her family and friends shortly after midnight September 21, 1999. She was born to Gertrude Electa Sackett Davy and Will J Davy October 6, 1904 in Bergen, Genesee County, New York. She remembered good times on the farm of her grandparents Albert Henry and Ida May Snyder Sackett in Fancher, NY, happy hours in the Bergen carriage shop, livery stable and blacksmith shop operated by her father and grandfather John W. J. Davy (grandmother Anna Bella Gordon), horse drawn sleigh rides with jingle bell harness and buggy rides with Dad, while he was Highway Supervisor on the Tonawanda Seneca Indian Reservation. She said recently, "We had fun." She graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1926. She lived in Plainfield, New Jersey and taught home economics in several schools (1926-1933). In 1928 she visited California, traveling by steamship through the Panama Canal. On August 15, 1931 she married Clarence K. "Pic" Loghry and the newlyweds moved to New York City, while she commuted to Plainfield by ferry across the Hudson River. They moved to Westchester County, living in Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, and White Plains, NY. After Pic's retirement from the New York Telephone Company in 1965, they moved to Boca Raton, Florida, where they spent 14 happy years until Pic died unexpectedly on June 1, 1979. In 1984 she moved to Tucson, the Flower Square Apartments (now the Oasis Apartments). In October, 1998, she contracted pneumonia, enduring two hospital stays. She was no longer able to live alone and moved to the Desert Gardens Clinical Care Center. We are very grateful for the care and consideration given to her by the caregivers at Desert Gardens and her Oasis friends. She is survived by her sons James D. Loghry (Margaret R Lascelle) of Tucson and John S. Loghry of Bronxville, NY and grandchildren Michael Andrew Loghry, Elizabeth Lascelle Matthias-Loghry (Bryan W.), J. Douglas L. Loghry of Tucson and Lisa Ann Loghry of Yonkers, NY; former daughter-in-law Barbara L. Whyte, Debra Barnard Matthews (William James) and children Chelsea and Billy of Yorktown, NY, Susan Barnard Morelein (Andrew), and children Alex and Drew of Bow, New Hampshire and Gregory Barnard (Ann) and sons Ian and Evan of Kendallville, Indiana. A modest and unassuming woman, she never realized how many people she influenced in a positive way. Norma insisted there be no memorial service.
    [Transcribed from image by Ted Smith]
  • The Monroe Evening News, Michigan, 7 Feb 2012
    Shurley Dean or Red Sackett, 87
    Shurley Dean (Red) Sackett, 87, of Milan, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital after a brief illness.
    He was born November 1, 1924 to Hugh Fay and Lillian (Heldt) Sackett in Maybee, Michigan. He was a proud veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.
    On December 14, 1946, he married Evelyn Van Duser of Dundee, MI. They lived in Milan all of their married life.
    Shurley retired from Universal Homes in 1988 where he worked for over 40 years.
    Surviving are his wife, Evelyn of Milan, a daughter Debra of Lansing, MI, a sister-in-law, Henrietta Van Duser of Monroe, and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father, Frank White, a brother, Lester Sackett, a sister, Aliera (Sackett) Long, brothers-in-law, Leo Long and Leo Van Duser.
    It was Shurley's sincere wish to have no funeral or memorial service. Cremation has taken place and burial will be in Milan Marble Park Cemetery at a later date.
    In lieu of flowers/gifts, friends and family may submit a memorial contribution to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Home Care and Hospice of Ann Arbor in his honor.
    [GenealogyBank transcript]
  • The Batavian, New York, 3 Jun 2015
    Janice Sackett Williams
    Much beloved Sister, Aunt, Teacher, Coach, Mentor, and Friend, Janice Sackett Williams, born in Riga, New York, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 27, 2015, at the age of 89.
    Janice graduated from Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA, and went on to teach physical education and coach women's field hockey for over 45 years, the predominance of which were spent at Akron Central School, Akron, NY. She still holds a record as one of the most "winning" coaches in women's high school field hockey in the state of New York. More importantly, she was ahead of her time in teaching young women that they were not second class citizens to young men, and impressing upon her corner of the world that she expected her female students and athletes to be treated equally with the male students and athletes. After her retirement, she spent time with her friends and family, travelled the world, and enjoyed her life to the fullest. She will be greatly missed, was one of a kind, a force to be reckoned with, and loved dearly.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, John Lemuel and Florence Wells Sackett, her husband, Merle F. Williams, and her nephew John L. (Rose) Sackett, III.
    Janice is survived by her three siblings, Jane S. Uhle, Joan S. (Ralph) Spaulding and John L. (Jean) Sackett, Jr., her two nieces, Deborah S. (Jay) Miller and Alexandra Spaulding, a nephew, Charles (Amy) Sackett , several grand-nieces and nephews, and many, many dear friends.
    A Celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the Akron Masonic Lodge, 63 John Street, Akron, N.Y., from 3-6pm, with a Tribute to Janice beginning at 4pm.
    In lieu of flowers, donations to the U.S. Field Hockey Association, Lock Haven University, The Heifer Project, The Community School of South Tamworth, N.H., your local Humane Society or the charity of your choice would be appropriate. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at:
    [GenealogyBank transcript]
  • Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York, 8 Oct 2019, p A8
    Jane S. Uhle
    Riga - 10-6-19 at Olean, NY beloved wife of the past Otto Uhle, Sister of John L. (Jean) Sackett of Byron, NY, Janice Williams, deceased and Joan Ralph Spaulding, deceased, Nieces and Nephews including Alexandra Spaulding of WI and Debra Miller of Freeville, NY and Charles Sackett of Caneadea, NY.
    Friends are invited to a Memorial Service to be held at Treusdell Funeral Home, Belfast, NY on Thurs. 10-10-19.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Olean Times Herald, 8 Oct 2019
    Jane Uhle Obituary
    Caneadea - Jane S. Uhle, 95, of 7316 County Road 46, passed away Sunday (Oct. 6, 2019) at The Pines Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Olean.
    Born March 23, 1924, in the Town of Riga, she was the daughter of John L. and Florence Wells Sackett. She was married to Otto Uhle.
    Jane had grown up on a farm in Riga and attended the Riga School District, graduating in 1944. After high school, she attended college.
    During WWII she was employed at a Rochester factory making ammunition for the war and later at Social Services in Monroe County as a caseworker.
    She was a member of the Rochester Christian Scientist Church and the bird watching Audubon Society.
    She enjoyed gardening, bird watching and traveling and her cat. She loved her family and spending time with them.
    Surviving are a brother, John L. (Jean) Sackett of Byron; and several nieces and nephews, including Alexandra Spaulding of Wisconsin, Debra Miller of Freeville and Charles Sackett of Caneadea.
    She was predeceased by two sisters, Janice Williams and Joan Spaulding.
    Friends are invited to attend a memorial service to be held at 2 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 10, 2019) at the Treusdell Funeral Home in Belfast. Burial will be in Belcodia Cemetery in Riga.
    [Transcribed from by Chris Sackett]
  •, Alton, IL, 24 Feb 2023
    Violet Sackett
    Violet L. Sackett, 92, passed away at 6:14 am, Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at Alton Memorial Hospital.
    She was born on September 5, 1930, in Centralia, IL the daughter of Harold J. and Louise B. (Bauer) Meisenheimer. Violet married Glen Sackett on March 18, 1950, in Alton, IL. He preceded her in death December 23, 2011.
    In her younger years Violet worked at the Catholic Orphanage, where she developed her love for Cardinals Baseball. She then started volunteering and helping out at Salvation Army. She enjoyed baking, gardening and watching the birds and squirrels. She will be remembered as wonderful mother and amazing caring woman.
    She leaves behind four sons and three daughters, Eugene and Regina Sackett of Alton, Sue and George Bridgeman of WV, Glen Jr. and Jene Sackett of IA, Jane L. Augustson of East Alton, Billy Sackett (Maurita Sackett) of Caseyville, IL, Danny and Anna Sackett of IN, and Gracie and Rick Fischback of TX; sisters, Alice Clayton and Marilyn King; sister-in-law, Alvie Meisenheimer and several grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great-great grandchildren.
    In addition to his parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a special granddaughter, Jane Belle Johnson; two brothers, Harold Meisenheimer and John Michael Meisenheimer; and sister, Laura Bridgeman.
    Per her wishes cremation rites were accorded.
    A Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023, from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at the Elias Kallal and Schaaf Funeral home in Alton, IL.
    Memorials may be made to Cardinals Care.
    Online condolences and guest book may be found at
    [Transcribed by Chris Sackett]


  • The Owensboro Messenger, Owensboro, Kentucky, 30 Jun 1907, p 1
    Rev. T. T. Eaton Dies Suddenly
    Of Stroke of Apoplexy at Grand Junction Tenn.
    One of Most Prominent Baptists in Country.
    Was Frequent Visitor Here
    Editor of the Western Recorder and Pastor of Walnut Street Church In Louisville.
    The Rev. T. T. Eaton, pastor of the Walnut street Baptist church in Louisville, editor of the Western Recorder and one of the most distinguished members of the Baptist denomination is dead.
    Dr. Eaton's death occurred at Grand Junction, Tenn., from a stroke of apoplexy at 1:05 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
    Dr. Eaton was stricken with apoplexy in the waiting-room of the depot at Grand Junction Friday night while waiting for a train to go to Blue Mountain, Miss., where he was to deliver a series of lectures before the chautauqua which is in session there.
    The news of the sudden death of Dr. Eaton will cause profound sorrow among his friends in Owensboro. Dr. Eaton was a frequent visitor in Owensboro and has delivered some powerful sermons from the local Baptist pulpits. The Western Recorder, of which Dr. Eaton was the editor, has been read in the majority of Baptist homes for a great number
    of years.
    Dr. Eaton was moderator of the Kentucky State Baptist association for several years. Last week at the Mayfield meeting he was succeeded by the Rev. W. D. Nowlin, of the Third Baptist church, of Owensboro.
    The Rev. Dr. T. T. Eaton, D. D., LL. D., was born in Murfreesboro, Tenn., November 16, 1845. His father, Joseph H. Eaton, was a preacher and educator, and was for a time pastor in Murfreesboro. He was also president of Union university, which he founded in that town. Dr. T. T. Eaton was educated at Union university and afterward studied at Madison university, N. Y., and at Washington college, Lexington, Va. He served as pastor in the Baptist church at Lebanon, Chattanooga and Murfreesboro; Petersburg, Va., and as pastor of the Fourth and Walnut street church in Louisville.
    On April 16, 1880, he was called to the pastorate of the Louisville church.
    Dr. Eaton was a Confederate veteran, and served throughout the Civil war. He married Miss Alice Roberts, who survives him with the following children: Joseph H. Eaton, of Denver and Mrs. Edward Farmer, of Louisville. Dr. Eaton also leaves a sister, Mrs. Josephine Peck, of Louisville.
    The silver wedding anniversary of Dr. and Mrs. Eaton was celebrated in Louisville June 19, 1897, and the members of the church presented the couple with a chest of silver, containing 104 pieces. Dr. Eaton was one of the most prominent members of the Louisville Ministerial association. He was a trustee of the Louisville Southern Baptist seminary.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Burt County Herald, Tekamah, Nebraska, 9 Jun 1927, p 1
    Ned Sackett and Louise Walsh Married
    Ned Sackett and Miss Louise Walsh were married Monday, June 7th, at Springfield, Nebr. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. L. F. Miller, and the groom a son of Mr. and Mrs. Cal. Sackett. Both young people are well and favorably known in Tekamah, where they are popular with the younger set. Mr. Sackett has been employed in the Marsh barber shop while his bride was one of the operators in the Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. exchange. Mr. Sackett was graduated from the Tekamah high school this spring.
    The young couple will make their home in Lyons, where Mr. Sackett has a position in a barber shop. The many Tekamah friends extend congratulations.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Globe-Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, 17 Jul 1933, p 2
    Four Killed in Iowa Accidents
    Four persons were killed and more than a dozen others were injured in Iowa accidents over Sunday.
    The dead:
    Mrs. N. R. Sackett, Tekamah, Nebr.
    Mrs. Sackett was killed when the car in which she rode with her husband sideswiped the rear of another machine near Dow City. The Sackett car was overturned and thrown into a ditch. Mr. Sackett was not seriously injured.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Daily Record, Omaha, Nebraska, 27 Dec 1956, p 8
    Marriage Licenses
    Ned Lockhart Sackett, 22, Lafayette, Ind to Rebecca Jane Humphries, 21, 5013 Davenport; will reside in Lafayette, Ind.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Omaha World-Herald, 22 Feb 1978
    Blair Death Still Probed
    Authorities are still investigating the Sunday death, apparently from carbon monoxide, of a Blair woman.
    Blair Police Chief Walter Groves said Tuesday afternoon that it would probably be Thursday before his office issued a further statement in the death of Jane M. Eppley, 34.
    Groves said Mrs. Eppley was in a car in the family garage when she was found by her husband, Donald, about 8 a.m. Sunday. He said the garage was closed, the ignition key in the "on" position but the car was not running.
    Two Eppley children, sleeping in a bedroom located to one side of the garage and slightly above it, were taken to a hospital by the Blair rescue squad where they were treated for apparent carbon monoxide sickness and released, Groves said.
    Acting Douglas County Coroner James Keenan said an autopsy done in Omaha indicated Mrs. Eppley "apparently died of carbon monoxide." Keenan said autopsies for Washington County are done in Omaha regularly.
    Services for Mrs. Eppley will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at All Saints Episcopal Church, 92nd and Martha streets in Omaha.
    Other survivors include her mother, Darleen Sackett of Omaha.
    [Transcribed from GenealogyBank image by Chris Sackett]
  • Reno Gazette-Journal, Reno, Nevada, 19 Jun 1996, p 17
    Grace Mabel Sackett King LaCruze
    Hawthorne — A funeral for Grace Mabel Sackett King LaCruze, 85, who died June 16, 1996, at Mount Grant General Hospital, is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today at Gunter's Hawthorne Funeral Home.
    A native of Winthrop, Ark., she was born July 27, 1910, to Johnathan Andrew and William Ophelia Smith Sackett, and had lived in Hawthorne for the past eight years, having come from Gabbs and Luning, Nev., and Yuma, Ariz.
    Mrs. LaCruze operated the mail route between Luning and Gabbs for several years. She helped organize the Luning Volunteer Fire Department and [was] a member of the Hawthorne Library committee.
    Her first husband, James Dulfield King, died in 1966, second husband, Joseph W LaCruze in 1990 and she was preceded in death by two brothers and six sisters.
    Surviving are sons, James Donald King of Fallon, Thurmon Eugene King of Pasco, Wash., and Cleatus Quindel King of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan; daughter, Ione Elysse King of Redding, Calif.; sisters, Emmaline Rosebella Finney of Olathe, Colo., and Ophelia Hughes and Mary Ione Franklin and daughter, Queechy Mae Caudill, all of Mount Pleasant, Texas; 22 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
    Inurnment will be at a later date.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Hawk Eye, Burlington, IA, 26 Sep 2005
    Mrs Agnes Farris, 73
    Born Oct. 14, 1916, in Decatur, Neb., she was the daughter of Charles Dudley and Retta Anna Rumbley Lockhart. She first married Edgar Harris "Ned" Sackett. He later died. She later married James David Farris. He died in 1989.
    Mrs. Farris was a dress buyer for Brandeis in Omaha, Neb., and for the May Co. in Denver and in California.
    She was of the Presbyterian faith, and enjoyed playing bridge and social activities.
    Survivors include one son, Ned L. Sackett of Daphne, Ala.; one stepdaughter, Patricia Shamburg of Tekamah, Neb.; four granddaughters; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles Lockhart of Tekamah; three sisters, Florence Mae Palmer of Tekamah, Helen Matzen of Blair, Neb., and Bernice Jean Ericksen of Omaha.
    Besides her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and two brothers.
    There will be no visitation. The body has been cremated.
    The private family service for Mrs. Farris will be held at a later date.
    Barr Memorial Chapel in Fort Madison is handling arrangements.
    [Transcribed from GenealogyBank image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2 Oct 2012, p B4
    Marlene W. Ashman
    Matthews - Marlene W. Ashman, 77, a resident of Matthews, NC, passed away on September, 30, 2012, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Marlene was born on May 1, 1935 in Waterbury, CT, a daughter of the late Ronald and Grace Parsons Walker. She is survived by her husband, Richard "Dick" Ashman, Sr., her five children, Mike (Christina) Sackett, Laura (Jay) Woodard, Rick (Karen) Ashman, Jr., Jimmy (Daphne) Ashman, Mike (Lisa) Ashman, 12 grandchildren, Lauren Barkman, Zach Woodard, Heather Scott, Holly Sackett, Kali Ashman, Trevor Ashman, Matthew Ashman, Nicholas Ashman, Cortney Ashman, Cindy McAllister, Michael Ashman, Mindy Ashman, three sisters, Grace Yocher, Janice Duszak and Linda Lauer. She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Patty Sackett and Debbie Ashman. Marlene was a member of Blair Road United Methodist Church. She enjoyed ballroom and line dancing, boating and fishing. She loved doing crafts, especially making her angels for her children and grandchildren. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM, the hour of service on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Blair Road United Methodist Church, 9135 Blair Road, Charlotte, NC 28227. Memorial donations may be made to the This & That Sunday School Class at Blair Road Methodist Church. Burial will be in Forest Lawn East Cemetery, Matthews, NC. Services are in the care of Heritage Funeral Home, 3700 Forest Lawn Dr., Matthews, NC 28104. Online condolences at
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]


  • The Boston Globe, Boston, Massachusetts, 26 Jul 1907, p 1
    Suicide by Hanging.
    May Belcher Sackett. Member of Prominent Danbury, Conn, Family, Found Dead In Cellar. Danbury. Conn. July 25. — May Belcher Sackett, aged 35. a member of a prominent family here, committed suicide by hanging today at her home. Her body was discovered suspended from a beam in the cellar and cut down by her sister. No reason is assigned for the suicide.
    [ image researched by Jon Eisenberg]
  • The Morning Journal-Courier, New Haven, Connecticut, 26 Jul 1907, p 3
    Suicide in Danbury.
    One of the Best Known Women of the City Hangs Herself.
    Danbury, July 25.—Miss May Belcher Sackett, thirty-five, one of the best-known women of this city, committed suicide by hanging to-day at her home on Terrace Place. Her body was discovered suspended from a beam in the cellar and cut down by her sister, Miss Hope Sackett. Physicians found that the young woman had been dead several hours. Miss Sackett had been in exceptionally good spirits and the only reason assigned for the suicide is a sudden attack of suicidal mania.
    [ image researched by Jon Eisenberg]
  • The Mercury, Pottstown, Pennsylvania, 12 Jan 1951, p 20
    Sackett-Healy Rites Held Before Friends In Richmond, Va.
    Announcement has been made of the recent marriage of Miss Alma Healy and Mr. Donald L. Sackett in a ceremony in St. Patrick’s cathedral, Richmond, Va.
    Miss Healy is the daughter of Mrs. Annie Healy, Richmond, Va., and Mr. Sackett is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Sackett, 162 Hall street, Spring City.
    The bride wore a tan suit and carried a white orchid on a Bible.
    Mrs. Marshall Healy, sister-in-law of the bride, was matron of honor, and Mr. Robert Peiffer, Pottstown RD, was best man.
    After the wedding a reception was held at the home of the bride’s mother. The newlyweds left for a honeymoon trip of an undisclosed destination for one week.
    Mr. Sackett is stationed with the U.S. Navy at the Norfolk Naval ship yard in Norfolk, Va.
    Attending the wedding from the Spring City area were Mrs. Charles Sackett, William and Edgar Sackett, Kathryn Shaffer and Donald Donahue, all of Spring City; Mrs. Carlton J Snyder and daughter, Lillian; and Mr. and Mrs. David Conver, Parkerford.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa, 25 Sep 1960
    Wed to Robert Sackett
    Julianne Elizabeth Read, daughter of Mrs. Maurice Dexter Read of Minneapolis, Minn., and the late Mr. Read, was married to Robert Wilson Sackett Saturday afternoon at the Church of St. Patrick of Edina in Minneapolis. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilber Wilson Sackett of Spencer.
    The couple was attended by Mrs. Walter E. Krafft and Michael Tangney.
    The bride attended Iowa State University at Ames and received her degree from the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis. She is a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority. The bridegroom, a graduate of Iowa State and Drake University law school, is practicing law in Spencer with his father. He is a member of Delta Theta Phi law fraternity. The couple will live in Spencer after a trip to northern Minnesota.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Mercury, Pottstown, Pennsylvania, 5 Aug 1963, p 12
    Oaks Woman Dies At Age 71
    Mrs. Elizabeth J. (Wilson) Sackett, 71, widow of Charles E. Sackett, High street, Oaks, died Friday after an illness of two years.
    She was born in Port Chester, N. Y., daughter of the late Joseph and Fannie Bircham Wilson, and lived in the area since 1915. Her husband died in 1953.
    Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Naylor, Germantown; three sons, Charles E. Sackett, Oaks, with whom she lived; William L. Sackett, 306 New street, Royersford; Donald L. Sackett, Richmond, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Francis Fisher, Wingdale, N. Y.; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
    The funeral will he tomorrow at 11 a. m. from the Campbell Funeral home, 610 Main street, Phoenixville, with interment in Valley Forge gardens.
    Members of Oaks Fire company auxiliary of which she was a member will meet at the fire house at 7:30 p. m., Monday, to attend the viewing.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa, 20 Mar 1987, p 23
    Edith Murphy Sackett
    Spencer, IA. — Edith Rose Murphy Sackett, 85, of Spencer, former commissioner for the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women, died of a heart ailment Monday in Oceanside, Calif. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mrs. Sackett had also been a teacher, served on the Drake University Alumni Board and was the wife of attorney Wilber W. Sackett. In 1969 she was named Iowa Mother of the Year and was inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame. In 1960 she and her husband were named Drake University Parents of the Year. Survivors in addition to her husband include three daughters, Elizabeth Fleming of Minneapolis, Sarah Eick of East Lansing, Mich., and Mary Coffman of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; a son, Robert of Spencer, and 17 grandchildren.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]


  • Ellis County Capital, Arnett, Oklahoma, 4 Jun 1959, p 3
    Joe C. Smith 1881-1959
    Joseph Claud Smith, son of Job H. and Mary Elizabeth Smith was born March 31, 1881 in Wain County Iowa and departed this life on May 21, 1959 at Mooreland Community Hospital. He was 78 years, 1 month and 20 days of age.
    When sixteen years of age, he came to the new territory of Oklahoma and on June 29, 1902 he was married to Hattie Sackett of Ingallis, Oklahoma. Six children were born to this union, all of whom survive.
    The year following their marriage, Joe and Hattie Smith moved to Ellis County and homesteaded land near Harmon. This was to be his home the remainder of his life, a period of 56 years. Much of his life spent under pioneering conditions. He labored to provide well for his family and unselfishly shared whatever he had with those in need. He was richly rewarded by having a host of friends, a home which he loved, and a community in which he was content to live and spend the declining years of his life.
    In 1917 Joe Smith consecrated his life to God, was baptized and thereafter attended the church of his choice. He was for many years a Mason, a member of St. Albans Masonic Lodge No. 192 of Arnett.
    He was preceeded in death by his parents, three sisters and two brothers. Surviving are his wife, Hattie of the home; four daughters two sons; Mrs. Fay New, of Odessa, Texas, Mrs. Geneve Burnham of Derby, Kansas, Mrs. Oneta Franklin of San Jose, California, Mrs Estella Huen of Harmon, Claud Smith of Farmington, New Mexico and Harry Smith of Arnett. Twenty-two grandchildren, and thirty one great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Mrs. Vinnie Casebier of Delta, Colo., and Mrs. Millie Cloyd of Garfield, Arkansas, other relatives and friends. Life is but a working day
    Whose tasks are set aright
    A time to work, a time to pray
    And then the quiet night.
    And then, please God, a quiet night
    Where palms are green, and robes are white,
    A long drawn breath, a balm for sorrow
    And all things lovely on the morrow.
    Services were conducted in the Harmon Nazarene Church Sun. May 24, 2:30 p. m. with the Reverend Marcas Adair officiating. Interment was in the Harmon Cemetery with the Shaw Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Palladium-Item, Richmond, Indiana, 25 Jun 1978, p 4
    Mrs. Ethel Mason
    Farmland—Mrs. Ethel Mason, 97, died about 5:30 a.m. Saturday at Crystals Country Home in Parker City.
    She was a Farmland area native. Her husband Ernest died in 1965.
    Survivors include two sons, Gordon, Blanchester, Ohio, and Felix, Lewisburg, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Harry Clendenin, Twenty-nine Palms. Calif., and Mrs. Howard Brown, Winchester; 20 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
    Services for Mrs. Mason will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Thornburg Funeral Home west of here with the Rev. Burley Oren officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Cemetery south of here. Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and before services Monday at the funeral home.
    [Transcribed from image by Ted Smith]


  • The Mississippi Free Trader, Natchez, Mississippi, 31 Oct 1837, p 3
    Died, in this city, on Sunday, the 22d inst., at the residence of Mrs. Davis, Mr. Porter Sacket, a native of New York, and for the last eighteen months a resident of this place, during which time, he had, by his gentlemanly deportment, his suavity of manners, his nice sense of honor, his generosity of soul, and all those qualities which dignify and ennoble the human character, endeared him to a large and numerous circle of acquaintances and friends, who mingle their tears and griefs with the relatives of this young man.
    It may be some gratification to his friends to know all the attention that could he rendered during his illness was administered to him by his friends.
    A. B.
    [Transcribed from image by Ted Smith]
  • The Post-Register, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 7 Sep 1948, p 9
    Reginald Wamsley buried Monday
    Blackfoot, Sept. 7. — Reginald A. Wamsley, 46, died at Phoenix, Arizona, Sept. I, 1948, of a sudden illness. He resided at Springfield, Bingham county, for the past three years, and left there four months ago.
    He was born Sept. 25. 1902, at Phillipsberg, Kansas, and spent his early life in Nebraska. He married Fletta Wells cf Springfield, Idaho, in July of 1947.
    Surviving besides his widow are his mother, Dora Wamsley of Springfield; a son Gary Lee Wamsley by a former marriage, North Platte. Nebraska; and the following brothers and sisters, Bernard O. Wamsley, Springfield, Idaho; Harold Wamsley, North Platte; Mrs. Roma Still. Springfield; Mrs. A. E. Coleman, Ogden. Utah; and Mrs. O. W. Cook, Eugene. Oregon.
    Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p. m. at the Springfield LDS church, with Bishop Dean Lloyd in charge. Burial was in the Springfield cemetery.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Idaho State Journal, Pocatello, Idaho, 14 Dec 1976, p2
    Fleeta Marie Smith
    Mrs. Fleeta Marie Sackett Smith, 71, a longtime Pocatello resident, died from injuries sustained in an auto accident Monday.
    She was born Jan. 10, 1905 at Provo, Utah to Robert F. and Lillie May Meldrum Sackett. She spent her early life at Bingham, Utah, coming to Idaho with her family at the age of 10.
    They settled first at Aberdeen and then homesteaded at Sterling. In March of 1929 she married William E. Wells. He died Feb. 25, 1938. On June 1, 1947 she married Reginal [sic] A. Wamsley. He died Sept. 1, 1948. In March of 1965 she married Roy E. Smith.
    She was a member of the LDS Church.
    Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Jean Simmons of Pocatello; three sons, Orian Lyle Wells of Portland, Ore., Franklin Dee Wells of Blackfoot, and Earl Wells of Boise; two sisters, Mrs. William (Genevieve) Klockentager of Vancouver, Wash., and Mrs. Robert (Donna) Hickok of Paw Paw, Mich.; two brothers, Frank B. Sackett of Shelley, and Harold Sackett of Placenta, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. One grandson preceded her in death.
    Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Downard Chapel with Bishop Charles Jensen of the LDS 11th Ward officiating.
    The family will receive friends at the Downard Chapel Wednesday from 7 - 8 p.m.
    Burial will be at Mountainview Cemetery under the direction of Downard Funeral Home.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]


  • The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, 28 Oct 1937, p 7
    Stanley—St. Theresa's Church, Stanley, was the scene of a pretty wedding Oct. 23 when Miss Eleanor Bolger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bolger, Stanley, was married to Nathaniel P. Sackett, Penn Yan.
    The church was decorated with palms, yellow chrysanthemums and bitter sweet. The Rev. Edward Ball, rector, performed the ceremony and celebrated the nuptial mass. Mrs. Sidney Short, Penn Yan, played the wedding music.
    The bride wore Chateau Margeau velvet with matching accessories carried a shower bouquet of white roses. Mrs. John Bolger, Penn Yan, the bride's sister-in-law, was matron of honor, wearing tropical blue velvet with matching accessories and carrying a shower bouquet of pink roses.
    Edward Bolger, Penn Yan, the bride's brother, was best man, and Patrick Bolger, Rochester, and John Bolger, Penn Yan, also brothers of the bride, were ushers.
    Mr and Mrs. Sackett left for New York. They will live at 327 Elm Street, Penn Yan.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Chronicle Express, Penn Yan, New York, 26 Oct 1950
    Worked in Movie Industry 42 Years — From Silent Films to Double Features
    If the big wheels of Hollywood should ever make Academy awards to some of the "little people" of the movie industry, Penn Yan will have a leading contender for an "Oscar" for long and faithful service.
    This man, who has lived with movies since their infancy—from the old nickelodeon days when slapstick comedy and tear-jerking "mellerdramers" were the feature one-reelers—is Nathaniel P. "Nat" Sackett of 327 Elm street, Penn Yan.
    Now the chief projectionist at the Elmwood theatre in Penn Yan, Nat started in the motion picture business in 1908 — and his main qualification was a fine singing voice and a knowledge of popular ballads of the day. It was at the old Theatorum on Main street (where the NYS Electric & Gas Corporation office is today) that Mr. Sackett was employed to fill in between reels with songs, while the ambidextrous projector operator rewound and changed reels.
    The songs were illustrated with colored slides and the audience was cajoled by young Nat to join in each chorus. Heart-throbbing accompaniment was provided on the piano by Miss Eunice Frame who also furnished the musical background for the silent films on the old stage upright piano.
    The Theatorum was owned by the Wickham brothers of Perry, and two years later when they opened a larger movie emporium on Elm street, Mr. Sackett went along. This building, located where Allen's lunchroom is now, was re-modelled from an old blacksmith shop to a motion picture house by simply lining the walls with ordinary building paper.
    By now, Nat had learned how to operate the crude projectors, wooden frame machines placed in stuffy booths where the loose film was left to coil in a basket until rewound. Also running movie projectors in Penn Yan at this time was a man who later became one of the key projectionists of the Schine chain in the eastern United States—Lewis M. Townsend. On many occasions, Mr. Townsend was manipulating the silent reels while Nat vocalized on the stage. Mr. Townsend died in Rochester on Oct. 16, 1950.
    Eager to step out in the movie business on his own, Nat purchased the Wickhams' interest in the two theatres, and introduced three acts of vaudeville between reels. The old Shearman house, where today the Elmwood theatre stands was the favourite stop-over for vaudevillians appearing in Penn Yan.
    Later, Nat was employed at the Cornwell theatre over the J. J. Newberry store, the Sampson theatre on East Elm street, and in 1923 started work at the Elmwood theatre owned by Harry Morse. Mr. Sackett has worked there ever since, continuing his work when the theatre was taken over by the Schine chain in November of 1937.
    In his 42 years in the business, Nat estimates he has run more than 75,000 miles of film through the projectors—including the old silent machines, the "synchronized sound" devices with phonograph records that frequently skipped their timing with ludicrous results for the audience, and today's modern arc-light sound-track-on-film machines.
    Aside from the wonderful progress in movie entertainment made possible through the introduction of sound, Nat believes the greatest single change since he began work in 1908 was the switch about 1920 from the one-reeler to the feature full-length picture. In one double-feature movie today, almost 20,000 feet of film will spin through the sprockets of the projectors in the Elmwood projection booth.
    The first sound movies in Penn Yan were introduced about 1927, and the opening picture with sound synchronization on the film was "Broadway Melody," Nat recalls.
    Nat's first wife, Anne Dewan, died in 1936. He remarried in October, 1937, to Eleanor Bolger, and they have two children, Natalie Anne, 11, and Leland, 10.
    "Movies are better than ever," Nat agrees, but even today it requires an alert operator to maintain the intricate projectors, switching from one reel to the subsequent one without a break, and keeping the arc lights at a determined brilliance—and doing it all so smoothly that the average movie-goer is completely unaware of what goes on in the little projection booth upstairs.
  • Elmira Advertiser, Elmira, New York, 1 Jan 1962, p 20
    Nathaniel P. Sackett, 75, of 327 Elm St., Penn Yan, Friday, Dec. 29, 1961. Survived by wife, Mrs. Eleanor Bolger Sackett; son, Leland J. with the Air Force in Florida; daughter, Miss Natalie A. Sackett at home; brothers, Clayton and Bert of Keuka. Body at Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan. Calling hours: today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service there Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., Requiem Mass at 9 in St. Michael's Church, Penn Yan. St. Michael's Cemetery. Recitation of Rosary today at 8 p.m.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The East Kent Times and Mail, Ramsgate, Kent, England, 4 Oct 1978, p 16
    Sackett — On 29th September 1978, at home, George, beloved husband of Amy (nee Martin), father of Douglas, Gordon, Joan and Joyce, peacefully aged 85 years. Sadly missed.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Green Bay Press-Gazette, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 3 Nov 2002, p 22
    Sackett, Earl H.
    Earl H. Sackett, 77, Green Bay, died Thursday, October 31, 2002, at a local nursing home. Born in New London, May 24, 1925, he is the son of the late Ralph H. and Flora C. (Jordan) Sackett. Earl was a millwright most of his life throughout the state of Wisconsin. He enjoyed cribbage, reading, walking, and conversation.
    Survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, John and Terri Sackett of Mt. Holly, N.J.; Daniel Sackett of Marquette, Mich.; one brother, Milton (Bill) Sackett of Appleton; one sister-in-law, Mildred Sackett of Menasha; former spouse, Miriam Sackett of Marquette,, Mich.; nieces and nephews.
    Preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Rex, Jim, Harvey, Claude and Vernon (infant); two sisters, Adelia Yappa and Garna Garen.
    Private services were held at West Mason Malcore Funeral Home, Green Bay.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  •, Canale Tonella Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Marquette, MI, 20 & 21 Aug 2022
    Miriam L. Sackett, 87, of Marquette, died Friday afternoon, August 12, 2022, at Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee.
    She was born May 3, 1935, in Marquette, a daughter of the late John "Cliff" and Loretta (Haley) Enwright. She was raised in Marquette and was a 1953 graduate of Bishop Baraga High School.
    After marrying Earl Sackett, Miriam relocated to Wisconsin for several years in the Appleton area. Following her annulment, she moved back to Marquette in 1970 as a single and loving mother with her two boys. She was employed as a cook at Marquette Senior High School for many years before her retirement. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and their Altar Society. She also volunteered her time with the Boy Scouts Troop 302 supporting her sons and the many projects conducted by the troop, like car washes, camping, and popcorn fundraisers. Her extended family and friends were the center of her life.
    Miriam is survived by her sons, John (Terri) Sackett of Mount Holly, NJ, and Daniel "Dan" (Tyler Clark) Sackett of Marquette; a brother, Glen "Jim" (Carole) Enwright of Warren, MI, and many nieces, nephews & cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Christopher Sackett; and brothers, John C. Enwright, Jr., Thomas "Tom" (Marge) Enwright and George (Sue) Enwright.
    A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 2:00 pm at St. Michael Catholic Church with Rev. Gregory Heikkala officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the Mass in the church. Interment will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Eastwood Nursing Center Activity Fund, 900 Maas Street, Negaunee, MI 49866.
    Canale-Tonella Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family where memories may be shared at
    [Transcribed from by Chris Sackett]


  • New Orleans Daily Picayune, 29 Nov 1865, p4
    On Tuesday night, Nov. 28, about 10 o'clock, Mrs. Sarah Sackett, wife of Horace Blakesly, Sen., aged 66 years.
    Her funeral will take place on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, from her late residence, corner of Girod and Liberty streets.
    [Image, Find A Grave, Clonegall]
  • New Orleans Daily Picayune, 11 Nov 1867, p 1
    A Sad Story.
    The following simply told tale of the life-destroying hurricane which swept over the Brazos and Padre Islands, is communicated to me by the gentleman to whom it was addressed:
    Brazos Santiago, Oct. 17, 1867.
    William L. Peele, Esq.:
    Dear Sir—I write a dreadful and heart rending tale unto you. On Monday, October —, 1867, we experienced a dreadful hurricane, and on Monday the water carried every house on Brazos Island except Mrs. Singer's and one Government building. It was with greatest exertion that I saved the lives of my wife and five children that I had on Brazos; my eldest boy, being on Padre Island with Mr. Blackesley and my wife's mother, hired by them to work around the cows since Mrs. Blackesley's ill health, I took refuge, with some other families, in the light-house that night, and expected every moment would be our last. I little expected that Padre Island, being higher land than Brazos, would undergo the same fate as Brazos, and thought the family perfectly safe; but what was my surprise on Tuesday morning, at daylight, when the storm abated, to see that Padre Island Point was all swept away—houses, lumber and every sandhill for a mile from the house swept away. But I still had hopes, for I thought the family, four in all, had took refuge on the high sand hills. So I worked hard all day to dig up a boat and launch it, to go over to Padre to get them and keep them from starving, as I thought; but when I arrived on Padre, I met a fisherman, and he told me that he had seen nothing of Blackesley and his family, but that Mrs. Simmons and her family were saved on a sandhill, but that they had nothing to eat and were half starved; and he said that Pete, the fisherman, had take Mr. Blackesley's boat to the house on Monday morning, and said that he intended to stay with Mr. Blackesley and help him in case of need: so there was hope again; so I started for Point Isabel, and five miles down the bay I found the boat, and little further up I found Pete, the fisherman, in a camp with some Mexicans. "Well, Pete," says I, "where is the family?" "Well," he says, "they are all drowned." Then he commenced to tell the tale; he says that Mr. Blackesley had him and my boy all day long penning the cows, horses, and calves and picking up drift lumber and put it on the hills, until about 2 o'clock. The water raised so high that they went in the house, and water was two feet all over the floor; so he told Mr. Blackesley he had better take the family and go to the sand hills in the boat, but Mr. Blackesley said there was no danger in the house, that the house would never fall, and he could get none of them to leave; so thay staid in the house until 10 o'clock at night, and the house fell over on the side, and he opened a wwindow and climbed out on the roof and helped Cornelia and my son Henry out of the window; but Mr. and Mrs. Blackesley would not leave the house, as they were both sure they were safe; and he says the boat had gone away, so he got on a piece of timber and pulled off his pants and gave one leg of them to Cornelia and the other one to my son; but he says they had no sooner finished than a fresh rush of water came and swept the house in all directions, but Cornelia and my son still held on; the first one that gave away was my son, and Cornelia; and he says he drifted ten miles up the bay himself; but I have reason to believe otherwise, for he was found by the boat and he is not injured one bit, which would not have been the case if he had drifted on a piece of timber. The next step I took I hired men to go with me to hunt for the bodies, and we found Mr. Blackesley's on Padre Island, standing up; so I had a box made and put him in and buried it on a sand hill and marked the place. We met a man that had found a woman and buried her. I made him go and show us the place and I dug it up , but it was neither Mrs. Blackesley nor Cornelia. There were some bodies found on Point Isabel, so I went there again, but they were so disfigured from the fish we were not able to recognize them, there being fourteen out of Brazos and one hundred and fifty six out of Bagdad and Brownsville. I buried those bodies, not knowing who they were. I have done the best I could, but if I had cash money I might have done more, but it is too late now. I suppose you will have Mr. Blackesley's remains brought to New Orleans. Just direct me what to do and I will do it the best I can. I am in a camp with my five children and wife, and we are barely kept from starving by Government rations sent from Brownsville, as there are no provisions in Brazos. We have not got the second suit of clothes to our back. My wife and children are barefoot and I have no hat nor coat, and there are others the same way, but they have plenty money. Those men I hired to help me hunt for the families must be paid, and I would like you to attend to it, and try and see what can be done for me, as I am naked and half starved, and I think something ought to be done for me and my family. Padre Island is perfectly cut in pieces, as there are channels running through, from five to six feet deep, and the next morning after the storm there was nine feet of water where the house stood. It is said that these hurricanes come every twenty years. My wife is not very well, she carried on so about her mother, because she cannot find the body of her and Cornelia, and my son Henry.
    Henry Van Hoven.
    [Image, Find A Grave, Clonegall]
  • The State, Columbia, South Carolina, 10 Jan 1972, p 15
    Allen J. Sackett
    Wedgefield — Allen Jerome Sackett, 17, died Saturday from injuries received in a train-automobile collision on Kingsburg Road.
    Born in Sumter, he was a son of William D. and Nancy Bell Benenhaley Sackett. Funeral services will be today at 11 am in the Longbranch Baptist Church.
    Surviving are his parents; two sisters, Miss Anita M. Sackett and Miss Glenda Sue Sackett of the home; three brothers, William David Sackett, Robert Allan Sackett and George Raymond Sackett of the home.
    Shelley-Brunson Funeral Home is in charge.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Item, Sumter, South Carolina, 3 Nov 1996, p 14
    William D. Sackett
    William D. Sackett, 64, died Friday, November 1, 1996, at the Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter.
    Born in Lansing, Mich., he was a son of the late George Washington and Nellie Ann Shetley Sackett.
    Mr. Sackett was a carpenter and a Korean Air Force veteran.
    Surviving are his wife, Nancy Benenhaley Sackett; three sons, William David Sackett of Falls Church, Va., Robert Allen Sackett of Sumter, and George Raymond Sackett of Marion, N.C.; two daughters, Anita Marie Stiltner of Chesapeake, Va., and Glenda Sue Brown of Bishopville; three brothers, Ike, George Pearle, and Ernest Sackett, all of Michigan; three sisters, Helen Taylor, Ellen Kerns, and Lois Ann Squires, all of Michigan; and nine grandchildren.
    Services will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. in the Long Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Sim Smith and the Rev. Nathan Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
    Pallbearers will be William David Sackett, Robert Allen Sackett, George Raymond Sackett, William Raymond Sackett, Leslie Davis, and Alan Groner.
    The family will receive friends at 4 p.m. on today at Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home.
    Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Item, Sumter, South Carolina, 15 Dec 2006, p 9
    Nancy B Sackett
    Nancy Bell Benenhaley Sackett, 74, widow of William Dean Sackett, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006, at the McDowell Hospital in Marion, N.C.
    Born in Stateburg, she was a daughter of the late James Moses Benenhaley and the late Susan Martha Ann Benenhaley. Mrs Sackett was a member of Long Branch Baptist Church and retired from Cover Mfg. Co.
    Surviving are three sons, William David Sackett of Nebo, N.C., Robert Alan Sackett of Sumter, and George Raymond Sackett of Marion, N.C.; two daughters, Anita Marie Stiltner of Mesick, Mich., and Glenda Sue Brown of Nebo; a brother, Jerry Benenhaley of Stone Mountain, Ga.; a number of grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by a son Allen Jerone Sackett.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Long Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Carroll Waddell officiating.
    Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Glennon and Leland Benenhaley.
    The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home.
    Online condolences may be sent to
    Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements, (803) 775-9386.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Crow River Media, MN, 8 Aug 2022
    Michele Sackett, 77
    Aug. 4, 2022
    Michele Irene Sackett, 77, of Grove City died Thursday at her home in rural Grove City. A private family service will be at a later date. Interment will be at First Lutheran Cemetery in Grove City. A Celebration of Life for her and her late husband, David, will be held at a later date as well.
    The daughter of Chester and Blanche (Joramo) Carlson, she was born Aug. 26, 1944, in Litchfield. She was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Grove City. Michele attended the Grove City school and graduated from Grove City High School in 1962. Michele was united in marriage to David Sackett on Feb. 16, 1963. Together they made their home northeast of Grove City where she raised their two children, Bob and Paul. She was a hardworking homemaker and mother. In her retirement, to keep busy and help, Michele worked as a cook at Gloria Die/Bethany home in Litchfield and at the Manannah Tavern.
    Michele had a gift for caring for other people. She loved taking care of others, especially her late husband David, and her brother James. She never complained about anything. Michele was a wonderful baker and cook. Hunting opener at the farm was a "national holiday" and celebration with the family and friends. She made the best potato salad and pickle relish. Michele enjoyed attending her grandchildren's events. From sitting in a chilly arena watching Isaak and Lukas play hockey or at their band concerts, to watching Karlyn as junior royalty.
    Michele is survived by her children, Robert (Sabrina) Sackett of Grove City, and Paul (Melissa) Sackett of Watkins; brother James Carlson of Grove City; and grandchildren Isaak and Lucas of Watkins and Karlyn of Grove City.
    Michele was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, David; and her parents, Chester and Blanche Carlson.
    [Transcribed by Chris Sackett]


  • Spokane Chronicle, Spokane, Washington, 24 Jun 1931, p 15
    Miss Thomas Weds.
    Walla Walla, Wash. — Miss Mabel Thomas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Thomas of Walla Walla, was married Tuesday to Manley B. Sackett of Pullman with more than 100 guests in attendance. The Rev. Paul H. Ashby officiated. The couple will go to Monroe in September, where Mr. Sackett will act as athletic coach at the high school.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Spokane Chronicle, Spokane, Washington, 25 Jun 1954, p 24
    Miss Sackett Weds Treibel
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Treibel (Beverly Ann Sackett) left for California following their wedding recently at Millwood Community Presbyterian church.
    The bridegroom is stationed at Ford Ord, Calif.
    The Rev. Roy E. Howes officiated at the ceremony. Organist was Mrs. Jerry Naimy and vocalist, Miss Patricia Kennedy.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Manley R. Sackett, N4302 Argonne. She designed and made her bridal gown of embroidered organdy and lace over taffeta. Matching lace and pink rosebuds formed the headband for her veil. She carried a colonial bouquet of white Esther Reed daisies and pink rosebuds.
    Miss Janet Windecker in pink dotted swiss over taffeta was the bride's only attendant. She carried pink daisies and blue delphinium.
    The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Treibel, E8717 Alki. He was attended by Dick Cramer as best man. Ushers were Clarence Robison, LaFrance Smith and Cpl. Earl Sackett of Fort Lewis, brother of the bride.
    Brothers Light Tapers
    Tapers were lighted by Fred and Ray Sackett, brothers of the bride. Pink and white peonies, pink lupine and white daisies decorated the church and reception room.
    Assisting at the reception were Mrs. B. E. Edwards of Walla Walla, Mrs. John H. Thomas, Mrs. Hunter Darby, Mrs. Harriet Savage and the Misses Nancy Thomas, Pauline Thomas of Seattle, Pat Ramble, Joanne Stall-smith and Barbara Linda and Norma Naimy.
    The couple are graduates of West Valley high school. Mr. Treibel attended Washington State college for two years. His bride has been employed as a dental assistant.
    Among the out-of-town guests were G. H. Thomas, grandfather of the bride, and Nancy and Monte Thomas of Walla Walla.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Spokane Chronicle, Spokane, Washington, 27 Feb 1989, p 6
    Manley R. Sackett
    Memorial service for Manley R. Sackett, 85, a retired Spokane high school teacher, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Millwood Presbyterian Church, E8902 Dalton, where he was a member. Thornhill's Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements.
    Mr. Sackett died Thursday at Unicrest Convalescent Center.
    A lifetime area resident, he was born in Orient, Wash., and received his bachelors and masters degrees in sociology from Washington State University, where he was a member of the varsity wrestling team and the Gray W Club.
    Mr. Sackett began his teaching career at Monroe (Wash.) High School, where he coached all varsity sports. He joined Spokane School District 81 about 1947 and taught English and history at North Central High School and manual arts at John Rogers High School. He retired about 1966.
    Mr. Sackett was a member of Phi Delta Kappa education honorary, Scabbard and Blade military organization, Delta Upsilon fraternity and various educational associations.
    Survivors include his wife of 57½ years, Mabel; three sons, Earl Sackett of Spokane; Ray Sackett of Torrance, Calif., and Fred Sackett of Eugene, Ore.; one daughter, Beverly Treibel of Walnut Creek, Calif.; two brothers; one sister, nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Washington, 28 Jan 2003, p 29
    Mabel Sackett
    Memorial service for Mabel Ruth Sackett, 97, will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Riverview Retirement Center Chapel.
    Mrs. Sackett, a longtime resident of Spokane, died Wednesday. She was born in Clifton City, Mo.
    She began her teaching career in Walla Walla in a one-room school, and later taught in Albion, Wash.
    Mrs. Sackett taught kindergarten in the West Valley School District in Spokane for 23 years. She also taught summer classes at the Eastern Washington University campus and conducted workshops at Gonzaga University.
    She received the P.T.A. Acorn and the Grade School Teacher Distinguished Teachers awards.
    The Pasadena Park Elementary School playfield is named in her honor.
    Mrs. Sackett was a member of the national, state and local retired teachers associations. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers Honorary, Association of Childhood Education International the La Gaiete Club, and the Millwood Presbyterian Church, where she sang in the choir.
    She was a resident of Riverview Terrace Retirement Center for nine years, and served as president of the residence board for two years.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Manley.
    Survivors include three sons, Thomas Earl, Ray Jr., and Fredrick; a daughter, Beverly Treibel; a sister, Leta Naimy of Spokane; a brother, Ralph Thomas of Walla Walla; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohio, 23 Feb 2003, p B006
    Marian R. Emmitt (Sackett)
    Tallmadge — Marian R. Emmitt (Sackett), 92, passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003.
    Born in Tallmadge, she was a life resident of the area. She was employed in real estate with Howell-Viggers, and was a member of the First Congregational Church of Tallmadge.
    Preceded in death by her husband, James P. Emmitt, son, John C. Emmitt, parents, Claude and Ruth Sackett, sisters, Esther B. Weatherford, Virginia Young, she is survived by brother, Charles M. Sackett of Indiana, grandson, Randy (Connie) Emmitt of Virginia Beach, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
    There will be no calling hours. Graveside services at the convenience of the family. Interment Tallmadge Cemetery. Donations may be made to First Congregational Church of Tallmadge.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]


  • Springfield Republican, Springfield, MA, 16 Feb 1854, p 2
    At Southwick, 11th, Pliny Sackett, 58.
    [Transcribed from GenealogyBank image by Chris Sackett]
  • Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, MA, 21 Feb 1854, p 3
    In Southwick, Feb. 11, Pliny Sackett, aged 58.
    [Transcribed from GenealogyBank image by Chris Sackett]
  • Springfield Republican, 24 Nov 1900, p 12
    Collector's Sale for Non-Payment of Taxes.
    The owners and occupants of the following described parcels of real estate, situated in the City of Springfield, County of Hampden, and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the public are hereby notified that the taxes and assessments thereon severally assessed for the year 1899, according to the list committed to me as collector of taxes, for said city, by the assessors of taxes, and the legally constituted authorities, remain unpaid, and that said parcels of real estate will be sold at public auction at the collector's office, City Hall, on Tuesday, the fourth day of December, 1900, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, for the payment of said taxes, and all incidental charges and expenses, unless the same shall have been previously paid.
    Clarissa Ashley.
    The lot of land, containing about 9899 feet, with building thereon, situated on the southerly side of Carew street, adjoining estate of Dorothy Ann Tone, and numbered 179 on said street.
    Tax of 1899 ... $25.84
    Watering streets .. 1.17
    Total ... $27.01
    [Transcribed from GenealogyBank image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio, 21 Jan 1909, p 3
    In the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Shanafelt of Tallmadge, on Wednesday afternoon, their eldest daughter, Miss Ruth, was united in marriage to Claude Sackett, eldest son of C. C. Sackert, also of Tallmadge. The ceremony, which was performed by the Rev. P. D. Doge of the Congregational church, occurred at 3 o'clock. To the strains of the wedding march, played by Miss Esther, sister of the bride, the wedding party entered the parlor. Only the immediate families were present, and the bride was unattended. She was gowned in whlte and carried white flowers. Slmple, but effective decorations of winter greens and white carnations were used about the house and on the dining tables. An elaborate dinner was served. Mr. and Mrs. Sackett left Wednesday for a short trip, and upon their return will be at home to their many friends in Tallmadge on the Northeast road. Francis Sackett, a student in Oberlln college, was home for his brother's wedding.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio, 28 Dec 1960, p 2
    Ruth A. Sackett
    Tallmadge—Services for Mrs. Ruth A. Sackett, 73, of 169 East av., will be Thursday at 2 p. m. in Tallmadge Congregational Church. Burial will be in Tallmadge Cemetery.
    Mrs. Sackett, a longtime Tallmadge resident and clubwoman, died Monday in Akron City Hospital after a long illness.
    Friends may call after 4 today at McGowan Reid Funeral Home in Cuyahoga Falls.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohio, 11 Sep 1966, p 62
    Blanch Taylor, 2101 Wakefield st., Alexandria, Va., passed away Sept. 7. Survived by two sons, Darold W. Taylor, Alexandria, Va., Jack W. Taylor of South Carolina; five grandchildren. Funeral service 1:30 p.m. Monday, Rissler Funeral Home, Rev. William Fischer officiating. Burial Restland Cemetery, Brimfield. Friends may call at the funeral home 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. (S.C. Rissler & Sons Inc.)
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Liberty Vindicator, Liberty, Texas, 10 Feb 1977, p 1
    In a headon two-car crash on State Highway 146 about 2 miles north of Rye last Saturday, 70-year-old Woodie Ray Sackett of Dayton was fatally injured, while Miss Debra Lynn Ursprung, 26, of Rye, and Sackett's son, Woodie J. Sackett, were both seriously injured.
    State Highway Patrolman Earl Morgan, who investigated, reported to Sgt. White that the car driven by young Sackett, in which his father was a passenger, was headed north. The car driven by Miss Ursprung was headed south when the accident happened about 11:55 a.m. Saturday, Morgan reported.
    Justice Margaret S. Dunaway of Rye conducted an inquest, and Sterling Funeral Home took charge of Sackett's body.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, VA, 16 Aug 1999, p B6
    Esther Sackett Weatherford
    The family of Esther Sackett Weatherford celebrates her life and mourns her passing on Aug. 14, 1999.
    Mrs. Weatherford, 83, of the 5000 block of Dogwood Trail, died in a local nursing home. Born in Tallmadge, Ohio, she earned two degrees from Kent State University and taught high school English and history.
    Mrs. Weatherford was a charter member of Green Acres Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday school. She was also a member of Elizabeth River Garden Club, Students Club, and the American Association of University Women.
    She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Jesse A. Weatherford; a daughter, Janet E. O'Kelly of Richmond; three sons, Robert A. Weatherford of Richmond, Richard L. Weatherford of Atlanta, Thomas A. Weatherford of Suffolk; a sister, Marion Emmitt of Stow, Ohio; a brother, Charles Sackett of Sun City West, Ariz.; and eight grandchildren.
    A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Green Acres Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Walter C. Hunting and the Rev. P. Edward Forsyth. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Snellings Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today. Memorial donations may be made to Green Acres Presbyterian Church.
    [Transcribed from Find a Grave by Chris Sackett]
  • Bluebonnet News, online, Liberty, Texas, 1 Jun 2022
    Robert Ray Sackett Sr., 78, of Ames, Texas, passed away unexpectedly, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at his residence. He was born on November 2, 1943, in Kountze, Texas, to the late Woodie Ray and Lissie Jane Billingsley Sackett. Before his retirement, he owned his own company, escorting wide loads across the country.
    Robert pursued many interests, some of which were hunting, fishing, watching Westerns, and playing washers. He was quiet, but honest and straightforward. He would tell you the truth whether you wanted to hear it or not.
    Robert was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife of forty-two years Pat Sackett; his sons Leslie Curry and Robert Sackett Jr.; his siblings Ester Boyett, Loretha Young, Woodie Sackett and Oscar Sackett; his great-grandchildren Michelle and Mykal Sackett; and his sister-in-law Sammie Sackett. He leaves behind to cherish his loving memory, his daughter Tyrena Jordan and husband Michael of Ames; his grandchildren Kaleigh Lunday and husband Stephen of Katy, Sidney Elliott and husband Kaden of Katy, Leslie Peebles, III of Ames, Kevin Sackett of Atascocita, and Michael Sackett of Cleveland; his great-grandchildren William Lunday of Katy, Mario and Millena Sackett and Evelyn McGinnis of Cleveland; his siblings Jimmie Sackett of Dayton, Dennis Sackett of Quinlan, Linda Matthews and husband Charlie of Dayton, Bennie Stowe of Dayton, Ricky Sackett of Liberty; his numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.


  • The Berkshire County Eagle, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 11 Jan 1883, p 2
    Mrs Abigail Collins, who recently died at Huntington at the age 92, had been for a long time the oldest person in town. Her father, Zavan Sackett, was one of the early settlers of Norwich—now Huntington. Sackett built the bouse occupied by the late Garry Munson at Norwich Bridge, and there his daughter Abigail was born. In 1816 she married Charles Collins, who, in company with his father, was proprietor of the "tavern" at Falley's X Roads, now Huntington village. Mr Sackett, with his family, removed to Ohio, when he attained the same great age of the daughter who has just died. All his seven sons lived beyond three-score-and-ten, and were eminent for piety and influence. Mrs Collins was early left a widow with six children, all of whom reached maturity. Her eldest son, Henry, a merchant in New York and a member of Plymouth church, died at his residence in Brooklyn the past year. The children who survive are: Havington C. Collins of Huntington, Mrs Charles Pitt of Pittsfield, Erastus Collins of Westfield, James Collins of Philadelphia and Mrs Frances Gleason of Huntington. Mrs Collins was one of three or four women who began holding little prayer-meetings in the Falley X Roads schoolhouse, which eventually led to the first church organization in the place. To the last she retained her interest in church and society. Mrs Emmeline Lindsey, whose funeral took place on the day of Mrs Collin's death, was scarcely less remarkable for energy and mental activity. She was the mother of Sheriff G. M. and James V. Lindsey, and was 86 years of age. Mrs Collins and Mrs Lindsey had been neighbors for many years, and were the two oldest members of the Second Congregational church. [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Evening Republican, Meadville, Pennsylvania, 28 Feb 1890, p 1
    Called Home.
    Edward B.R. Sackett Goes to His Reward. A Blameless Life.
    Edward B. R. Sackett is dead. The hand trembles with an anguished emotion as we pen these words. True, he had lived beyond the time that is said to be allotted to man to dwell on the earth, and his condition during the last few days of his life was such that all those who gathered around his bedside fully realized that he was in the relentless grasp of a disease which was fast consuming his body, and that there was no hope of a renewal of health and strength. He passed peacefully away at his home in Mead township, east of the city, at 12 o'clock Thursday night. Never has it been said of any man, with a greater degree of truth, than of the man whose death we record: "He died at peace with God and his neighbors."
    Edward B. R. Sackett was born in the town of Norwich, Hampshire county, Mass., July 6, 1816, and when he was 8 years old, his parents came to Crawford county. The boy was educated in the common schools, and was also a pupil of the Parkman Academy, in the state of Ohio. Among his teachers was Miss Sabrina Wright, who was born in Norwich, Mass., in the year 1809, and came to Crawford county in the year 1826. His love for this teacher ripened into a strong affection, and they were married on April 25, 1839, by the late 'Squire Justin Dewey, of Wayland. Many of our readers were privileged to attend the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Sackett on April 25, 1889, and will ever remember the happy occasion. The greeting of the aged couple, to all those who called on them, was of the most cordial nature, and the tokens of esteem and friendship which were bestowed upon the bride and groom of half a century attested to the fact that their lives had not been lived in vain. Mr. Sackett's address on that never-to-be forgotten occasion was well-worded and vigorous, and no one present could have been led to believe that he would so soon be laid low by the never-vanquished conqueror.
    In speaking of the life of our late friend, what can be said to add to what is known concerning him? Sixty-six years of his life were spent in Crawford county, and nearly all of that period in one community. How many of those who read these lines have partaken of the hospitality of the "Home by the Beach Spring." How many have entered the yard at the old homestead, to drink from the crystal waters of the spring, and have heard the ever-kindly voice of the master of the domain, as he said: "Come up on the porch and rest yourself." These words are remembered at this time, now that the voice of the speaker has been stilled in death. "Uncle Edward," as he was familiarly known, was the offspring of Christian parents, and he ever trod the straight and narrow path which leads to a happier and better life. He was a member of the Second Presbyterian church, of this city, and was a ruling elder. He was church clerk for a period of about thirty-four years, and clerk of the sessions for about sixteen years. He was a pious man, and was never known to be antagonistic to the will of the Most High. He fully believed that the providences of God are merciful, and that all things, however dark they may appear, when viewed by mortal eyes, and judged from a human standpoint, are, in the end, for the best. It was God's will that all the children of Mr. and Mrs. Sackett should be taken from them, by death, and the parents left childless, and yet their faith was strong and neither complained because of bereavement. How often has the father been heard to say, "My children are not dead. They have only gone before." Mr. Sackett never engaged in any enterprise or undertaking without first bowing the knee and praying to God to bless all that was good in what was about to be performed. The family Bible and hymn book were opened every day in the year and a chapter read and a hymn sung. He was much interested in Sunday schools. Thus all along the journey of life, Edward Sackett was a truly religious man, and found enjoyment in earthly existence. Politically he was a Whig, in early life, and became a Republican at the formation of the party.
    The widow of the deceased, at the extreme old age of 81 years, is left alone, in a certain sense, but is not friendless. He who walked by her side for more than fifty years has been taken away, but she has an unfaltering trust in Him who consoles the widow, and to this source looks for comfort in her great trial. It is only a separation for a time, and soon the husband and wife will be reunited in that land where sorrow and parting are unknown.
    In the death of Edward B. R. Sackett we feel that this community has lost an honorable and upright man. He will be missed by the family circle and church, and his familiar form will be seen no more on our streets. He lived a long and useful life, and was, truly, "An honest man, the noblest work of God."
    The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Evening Republican, Meadville, Pennsylvania, 3 Mar 1890, p 1
    Funeral of E. B. R. Sackett.
    The Solemn Services Attended by a Large Concourse.
    The late Edward B. R. Sackett, of Mead township, was respected in life, and the throng of persons who gathered at the family residence, Sunday afternoon, to pay the last tribute of respect to his memory, attested to the fact that all who knew him were impressed with the feeling that a good man had been taken from earth to a brighter home. The rooms of the house were filled with sorrowing relatives and friends, all feeling a personal bereavement in the loss of him whose inanimate clay was about to be consigned to its mother earth.
    The funeral services were conducted by the venerable Dr. Jonathan Edwards, pastor of the Second Presbyterian church, who preached the sermon and offered a fervent prayer. The choir sang hymns which were favorites of the deceased— "What a Friend we Have in Jesus," and "Rock of Ages."
    Rev. W. W. Dewey, pastor of the Baptist churches of Linesville and Springboro, and a nephew of the deceased, spoke feelingly of his aged relative, saying his late uncle had a great influence on his life, and by him was regarded as the next person to his father. Rev. Dewey's eulogy was a beautiful one, and came direct from the heart. Rev. T. H. Delamater added a word, and referred to the long and useful life of Mr. Sackett. His address was brief, but full of meaning.
    Opportunity was then given to those present to look for the last time on the face of the dead. It bore a calm and peaceful expression, indicating that the life of this good man did not end with a struggle.
    The casket was borne to the hearse by six elders of the Second Presbyterian church—James D. Roberts, John B. Compton, James Kepler, Richard Graham, Milton H. McNair and James Graham. The remains were interred in Greendale cemetery.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Crawford Journal, Meadville, PA, 21 Oct 1897, p 8
    Sackett—At her home in Mead township, Oct. 19th, Mrs. Sabrena Wright Sackett, widow of the late E.B.R. Sackett, Esq., in the 88th year of her age. Deceased was one of the oldest residents of Mead township, and was beloved and esteemed by all who knew her. She was a member of the Second Presbyterian church of Meadville and an exemplary Christian woman. The funeral services will be held at the home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
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  • The Evening Republican, Meadville, Pennsylvania, 12 Sep 1898, p 4
    Levi D. Sackett
    Levi D. Sackett, one of the aged residents of West Mead, died Sunday morning after a week's illness, acute dyspepsia being the immediate cause of his death. Obsequies will be held at the late home, Tuesday at 3 p. m. interment in Greendale cemetery.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • New Castle News, Pennsylvania, 15 Jun 1906
    Mrs. Mary M. Sackett.
    The funeral of the late Mrs. Mary M. Sackett, whose death occurred Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John C. Blevins, of Neshannock Falls, was held Thursday and was very largely attended. Mrs. Sackett had made her home at Neshannock Falls for the past six years and was highly honored by the people of that community.
    She was 78 years of age and was born at Clarksville, Mercer county her maiden name being Mary Williamson. She was married in 1851 to David Hunter, whose death occurred a few years after. Four children were born, all of whom died but her daughter, Mrs. J. C. Blevins of Neshannock Falls, at whose home her last years were spent.
    After the death of her first husband she was married to L. D. Sackett of near Meadville, who died in 1898. Two years later she went to Neshannock Falls to spend her last years.
    She was a member of the First United Presbyterian church of New Wilmngton at the time of her death and was a woman very sincere and earnest in her belief. Mrs. Sackett is also survived by live [sic] children and by a brother and sister. The latter are Mrs. John Minich of New Wilmington, and George R. Williamson of Boulder, Colo.
    [Transcribed from Find a Grave image by Chris Sackett]