Newspaper Abstracts, recent additions (last 12 months)


  • 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.
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  • Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, MA, 21 Feb 1854, p 3
    In Southwick, Feb. 11, Pliny Sackett, aged 58.
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  • 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.)
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  • 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.
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  • The Morning Journal-Courier, New Haven, Connecticut, 14 Dec 1906, p 3
    Mrs. Julia A. Sackett
    The death of Mrs. Julia A. Sackett, widow of Norman A. Sackett, occurred yesterday morning at the home of her son, Arthur N. Sackett, 71 Howard avenue. She was eighty-two years of age. The funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
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  • The La Harpe Enterprise, Kansas, 3 Nov 1916, p 2
    Thursday evening Mr. Paul Sackett of Arcadia, Kansas, and Miss Lillie Payton of our town were united in marriage by Pastor Smith. Only a few of the immediate friends were present to witness the ceremony. The newly wed couple immediately departed over the Missouri Pacific for their new home in Arcadia.
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  • The Rock Island Argus, Rock Island, Illinois, 25 Nov 1966, p 7
    Mrs. Paul Sackett
    Mrs. Paul Sackett, 68, of Garland, Kan., formerly of East Moline, died at 4 yesterday morning in her home after a short illness.
    The former Lillie Pyle was born in Fort Scott, Kan., and was married to William Paul Sackett in 1916. They lived in East Moline until his retirement from Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric Co. in 1958.
    Survivors include the widower; a daughter, Georgia in California; and four sons, Darold in North Carolina; Clifford of Fort Scott; Robert of Moline and William of East Moline.
    Services will be at 2 Monday afternoon in the Cheney Chapel, Fort Scott. Burial will be in Clarksburg Cemetery.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Quad-City Times, Davenport, Iowa, 26 Nov 1966, p 13
    Mrs. Sackett
    Mrs. William Paul Sackett, 68, of Garland, Kan., mother of two area residents and former resident of East Moline, died Thursday in her home after a brief illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Cheney Chapel, Fort Scott, with burial in Clarksburg Cemetery.
    Lillie Pyle was born in Fort Scott, Kan., and was married to Mr. Sackett in 1916.
    The couple lived in East Moline until his retirement from Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric Co. in 1958.
    Mrs. Sackett is survived by her husband; a daughter, Georgia, in California; and sons, Darold, in North Carolina; Clifford, Fort Scott; Robert, Moline, and William, East Moline.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Dispatch, Moline, Illinois, 25 Jan 1987, p 14
    William P. Sackett, 93, Aulander, N.C., formerly of Rock Island, died Friday at a hospital in Aulander.
    Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Chaney Funeral Home, Fort Scott, Kan. Burial is in Fort Scott.
    Visitation is 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
    He was born July 26, 1893, in Fort Scott, Kan. He married Lillian Lorraina Payton Nov. 2, 1916, in LaHarpe, Kan. She died Nov. 24, 1966.
    He worked for Iowa-Illinois Gas & Electric Co., Rock Island, from 1928 until 1958, when he retired.
    Survivors include a daughter, Georgia Cook, Milan; sons, Darrold, Aulander, N.C., with whom he resided, Clifford, Milan, and Robert and William Jr., both of Moline; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
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  • Springfield Leader and Press, Springfield, Missouri, 30 Jul 1940, p 12
    Elmer Sackett
    Elmer Sackett, 65, died at his home in Nixa at 4 o'clock this morning. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Hunter, of Joplin; three sons, Floyd and Wayne, of California, and Forest, of Nixa; five sisters and a brother.
    Funeral services will be held at the Nixa Church of Christ at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
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  • Waterbury Republican, Sunday, October 19 1941
    Mrs. Irene (Luddy) Randall, wife of Louis L. Randall of 87 Woodside Avenue, died yesterday at Waterbury Hospital after a short illness. Mrs. Randall was a life-long resident of Waterbury. Her parents were the late John and Mary (Gaughan) Luddy. Mrs. Randall was a graduate of the Walsh Grammar School and Crosby High School. She was a member of the Bunker Hill Parent-Teacher Association. Besides her husband, she is survived by four children, Bruce and Marilyn (twins), John and Warren; three brothers, John, Frank and Henry Luddy; a sister, Mrs. J.L. (Dick) Hyland, and a number of nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held from the Lunny Funeral Home, 25 Central Avenue, tomorrow morning at 8:15 o'clock to Blessed Sacrament Church where a solemn high Mass of requiem will be celebrated at 9 o'clock. Burial will be in the family plot in the new St. Joseph's Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home this afternoon and evening.
    [Transcribed from Find a Grave by Chris Sackett]
  • Waterbury Republican, Tuesday, October 21, 1941
    The funeral of Mrs. Louis L. Randall was held yesterday from the Lunny Funeral Home to the Blessed Sacrament Church, where a solemn high Mass was celebrated at 9 o'clock by Rev. Francis Barrett. Rev. Edward L. Morrison was deacon and Rev. Robert Chagnon was sub-deacon. Burial was in the family plot in new St. Joseph's Cemetery, with Fr. Chagnon officiating at the committal service. Bearers were Michael O'Brien, Martin McDonald, James and John Brophy and Christopher and Thomas Luddy.
    [Transcribed from Find a Grave by Chris Sackett]
  • Millbrook Round Table, 8 Dec 1960
    Mrs. Charles Sackett, 32, who had lived in Millbrook since her childhood, died at Sharon Hospital on Friday, December 3. She had been ill for a few months. Mrs Sackett was the former Agnes Donnelly, daughter of Lee Donnelly of Millbrook and Mrs. Margaret Collins Donnelly of Newark, N. Y. She was born in Poughkeepsie on May 1, 1928. She had worked for Dr. Charles Dean before her marriage. Survivors, besides her husband and parents, include four daughters, Carol Ann, Charline, Sharon and Mary; and two brothers, Charles Donnelly of Millbrook and James Donnelly of Newark.
    [Transcript, Find A Grave]
  • Springfield Leader and Press, Springfield, Missouri, 28 Feb 1967, p 18
    Floyd Edward Sackett
    CLEVER — Floyd Edward Sackett, 72, Clever, died about noon Monday in St. John's Hospital, Springfield.
    He is survived by hie wife, Catharine; one son, Allen, Whittier, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Odessia Worstine, Ontario, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Velma Girth, Clever; one brother, Forrest, Springfield; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Cantrell Chapel at Clever with Ben Boettcher officiating. Burial will be Friday at Binger, Okla.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Springfield Leader and Press, Springfield, Missouri, 19 Jan 1969, p 43
    Forrest Sackett
    Forrest Sackett, 59, of 413 South Main, died Saturday afternoon in Burge Protestant Hospital He was employed by Household Services.
    He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Betty Savard, 1618 North Kentwood; two sons, Donald, Billings, and Harold, Eugene, Ore.; and a sister, Mrs. Thelma Sullivan, Clever; and seven grandchildren.
    Funeral arrangements are by Ayre-Goodwin.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Springfield Leader and Press, Springfield, Missouri, 9 Apr 1975, p 45
    Bert M. Hunter
    Services for Bert M. Hunter, 80, of 1105 West Division, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Greenlawn Funeral Home with Prentice Meador officiating. Burial will be in National Cemetery.
    Mr. Hunter, an Army veteran of World War I, died at 3 a.m. Tuesday in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kansas City after a long illness.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Springfield News-Leader, Springfield, Missouri, 9 Apr 1975, p 16
    Bert M. Hunter
    Bert M. Hunter, 80, of 1105 West Division, died at 3 a m. Tuesday in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Kansas City, after a long illness.
    Mr. Hunter, a retired laborer, was an Army veteran of World War I.
    Surviving are his wife, Chloe; a son, Raymond, of 2546 West Elm; two daughters, Miss Evelyn Hunter, Kansas City, and Mrs. Helen Nickonwicz, St. Louis; a brother, Frank, and a sister, Mrs. Helen Pearl, both of Forsyth; three step-sons, Harold Cook, of Tulsa, Arnold Bateman, of Springfield, and Ernie Bateman, of Kansas City; and two grandchildren.
    Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Greenlawn Funeral Home with Prentice Meador officiating. Burial will be in National Cemetery.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Springfield News-Leader, Springfield, Missouri, 15 May 1979, p 4
    Virgil Girth
    Services for Virgil Girth, 77, will be at 10 a m. Wednesday in Klingner Chapel with Dr. David Cavin officiating.
    The body will be at the funeral home from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday.
    Mr Girth died at 3 p m. Monday in the Springfield MediCenter after a one-year illness.
    He was born in Carthage and lived in Springfield most of his life. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
    Survivors include three sons. Bob and Larry, Springfield, and Jerry, Billings; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Burnett, Springfield, and Mrs. Barbara Sapp, Kimberling City; and 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York, 24 Sep 1982, p 20
    Sackett, Mildred (Reynolds) RN.
    BERGEN: On Thursday. September 23, 1982, age 72, she is survived by 3 sons, Bruce of MT., Ronald of Bergen and Roger of IN.; 2 daughters-in-law, Barbara of IN. and Joan of Marion; 9 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Harold Reynolds of FL., Merton Reynolds of Bergen; 2 sisters, Mrs. Walter (Edna) Rowe of Fishers and Lois McCall of Macedon; several nieces and nephews.
    No prior calling. A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 25 at 2 p.m. from the Methodist Church of Bergen. Interment Mt. Rest Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Friends wishing may make contributions to the Bergen Methodist Church or the Bergen Rescue Squad. Reference, Foweir Funeral Home Inc., Brockport.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, 13 Jun 1986, p 42
    Randall. Louis L. Randall, 92, of 12 Overbrook Road, East Lyme, died Wednesday (June 11) at the New London Convalescent Home. He was born Aug. 2, 1893, in Washington, Conn., the son of Edward L. and Flora (Sackett) Randall. He was a partner of the W.L. Hall Distributing Co. of Waterbury and later owned the Randall Bros. General Store in Shelton. He was a 1910 graduate of the Gunnery, Washington, Conn., and was a member of St. Matthias Church. He was the husband of the late Irene (Luddy) Randall. He is survived by three sons, John L. Randall of East Lyme, Atty. Warren S. Randall of West Hartford and S. Bruce Randall of Cheshire; a daughter, Marilyn Belden Levesque of Deltona, Fla.; a sister, Marilla Randall of Pittsburgh, Pa.; 14 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral will be Saturday, 10:30 a.m., from the East Lyme Funeral Home of Alderson-Prentis, Lake Avenue, Niantic, followed by a mass of Christian burial, 11 a.m., in St. Matthias Church. Interment will be at 1 p.m. in St. Joseph's New Cemetery, Waterbury. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday, 9-10:30 a.m. Please omit flowers. Contributions may be made, in his memory, to the East Lyme Ambulance Association, Grand Street, Niantic, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Springfield News-Leader, Springfield, Missouri, 26 Nov 1988, p 10
    Margaret Mae Sackett, 79, Springfield, died at 8:05 a.m. Friday in Cox Medical Center South after a long illness. Arrangements will be announced by Ayre-Goodwin Funeral Home.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Springfield News-Leader, Springfield, Missouri, 27 Nov 1988, p 14
    Margaret Mae Sackett, 79
    Graveside memorial services for Margaret Mae Sackett, Springfield, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Patterson Cemetery, south of Springfield, under direction Ayre-Goodwin Funeral Home.
    Mrs. Sackett died at 8:05 a.m. Friday in Cox Medical Center South after a long illness.
    Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. today in the funeral home.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Springfield News-Leader, Springfield, Missouri, 18 Mar 1990, p 12
    Donald Eugene Sackett
    Donald Eugene Sackett, 59, Springfield, died Feb. 20, 1990, in Cox Medical Center South.
    Born April 27, 1930, in Nixa, he worked for the Yellow Cab Co. for many years. He was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Sackett Taylor in 1952; his father, Forrest Sackett, in 1969; and his mother, Margaret Sackett in 1988. He is survived by a brother, Harold Sackett, and his wife, Zona, Port Orford, Ore.; a sister, Betty Savard, Springfield; two uncles, Clyde Justice and Claude Justice, both of Springfield; an aunt, Velma Davis, Clever; three nephews, Danny and David Sackett, Eugene, Ore., and Tom Savard, Springfield; four nieces, Patricia Jolliff, Eugene, Ore., Glenda Purkey, Coos Bay, Ore., Janice Taylor Campbell, state of Texas, and Karen Savard, Springfield; and several great-nephews, -nieces and cousins.
    Memorial services were held Sunday, March 11, 1990, in Payne Cemetery.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Springfield News-Leader, Springfield, Missouri, 13 May 1990, p 14
    James Herman Davis
    CLEVER — James Herman Davis, 84, Clever, died at 9:20 p.m. Friday in St. John's Regional Health Center after a long illness.
    He was a longtime resident of the Clever area and a retired auto mechanic He is survived by his wife, Velma; a brother, John Davis, Tulsa, Okla.; a sister, Betty Little, Marshfield; many nieces and nephews.
    Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Meadors Chapel, Clever, with Rev. John Matthews officiating. Burial will be in Wise Hill Cemetery.
    The funeral home will be open after 3 p.m. today.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The World, Coos Bay, Oregon, 4 Dec 1995, p 5
    Harold F. Sackett
    PORT ORFORD — Funeral services for Harold F. Sackett, 63, of Port Orford, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Port Orford Funeral Service, Port Orford. Pastor Mark Newmanof of the First Community Church of Port Orford will officiate.
    Interment will be at Port Orford Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held today from 4 to 6 p.m. at Port Orford Funeral Service, 663 14th St.
    He was born Feb. 24, 1932, at Nixa, Mo., and died Nov. 30, 1995, at his home at Port Orford of a heart attack.
    Mr. Sackett joined the U.S. Navy in San Diego at the age of 18.
    He married Zona Campbell on Dec. 26, 1952, at Harrison, Ark., and they moved to Eugene in 1963, where he worked in plywood mills.
    In 1973 they moved to Port Orford, where Mr. Sackett was employed by Western States Plywood.
    He had a great love of fishing, especially in the Elk River, and he dearly loved his children and grandchildren, according to his family.
    Survivors include his wife, Zona Sackett of Port Orford; two daughters, Tricia Nason of Eugene, and Glenda Purkey of Coos Bay; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Danny Sackett of Eugene, and David and Susan Sackett of Eugene; a sister, Betty Savard of Springfield, Mo.; a daughter-in-law, Nita Cherry of Arkansas; 13 grandchildren, Israel Sackett of Arkansas, Danny, Aleaha, Brandon, Tyson and Jessica Sackett of Eugene, Darrell, Kara, Kristen, and Kelsey Jolliff of Eugene, Ian Jolliff of Hawaii, and Steven and Lisa Purkey of Coos Bay; uncles and aunts, Claude and Romae Justice, and Clyde and Juanita Justice, all of Springfield, Mo.; two nieces; one nephew; and numerous cousins.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest Sackett, in 1969, and Margaret Sackett, in 1988; a sister, Louise Taylor, in 1952; a brother, Donald Sackett, in 1990; and his granddaughter, Stacie Jolliff, in 1978.
    Port Orford Funeral Service, (541) 332-3400, is in charge of arrangements.
    [Transcribed from image by Ted Smith]
  • Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York, 3 Sep 2002, p 4
    Sackett, Gale Y.
    BERGEN: Died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, age 59. Wife of Ronald Sackett; mother of John (Diane) Prince Jr., Scott (Yvonne) Prince, Karen (Don) Marenus and the late Kathy L. Prince; step-mother of Valerie Spencer; sister of Sharon (Robert) Woodley and Paul (Marie) Koppen; six grandchildren; several nieces & nephews. Calling 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 PM Wednesday at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 S. Lake St., Bergen, where Services will be Thursday at 10:30 AM. Burial, Mt. Rest Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Poughkeepsie Journal, Poughkeepsie, New York, 28 Jul 2020, p A5
    Charles "Chuck" Sackett
    POUGHKEEPSIE, NY - Mr. Charles H. "Chuck" Sackett, age 91, went to eternal rest on July 25, 2020, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center after a long illness. Many of his friends called him Chuck, which he preferred. Born on August 28, 1928, he was close to celebrating his 92nd birthday, but God needed him home to celebrate there.
    Chuck was predeceased by his first wife, Agnes Donnelly Sackett in 1961; his three brothers, Benjamin, Jimmy and Fred Sackett; two sisters, Anna Sackett Elliot and Edna Sackett Swartz; his son, Charles Joseph Sackett in 2006 who he shared with his second wife, Bernice Sackett who is also predeceased.
    Chuck is survived by his brother, Joe Sackett, and his children all of whom he remained close to. His daughters Carolyn Shackelton, Charlene (Gary) Bedell, Sharon (James) Chapman, and Mary Scott; two stepchildren, Raymond and Jackie, and 16 grandchildren, Carrie, Kathy, Bruce, Michelle, Jaime, Jackie, Dale, Lisa, Brad, Tanya, Kristi, Danielle, Amanda, Ryan, Charlie Jr., and Christy as well as many nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren.
    Chuck worked for many years as a master carpenter of which he was proud of.
    Chuck had many hobbies including golf, cards, hunting, horse-racing, cooking, baking, bird watching and his dogs. He lived life to the fullest.
    May God watch over us and give us peace. May the Angels guide him to his new home.
    Thank you to all his friends and family that made his life complete.
    Calling hours will be from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, on Friday, July 31, 2020. Funeral services begin at 12:00 PM on Friday, at Sweet’s Funeral Home, Inc., 4365 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery of Hyde Park.
    To send an online condolence, or for directions, please visit
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Daily News (online), Batavia, New York, 7 Mar 2022
    Ronald B. Sackett
    BERGEN — Ronald B. Sackett, 83, of Bergen passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at Unity Hospital in Rochester.
    Ron was born Monday, Jan. 2, 1939, in Brockport, a son of the late Burton Sackett and Mildred Reynolds Sackett.
    A member of the Hesperus Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons in Bergen for 55 years, Ron was a lifetime member of the Merrill-Sackett-White American Legion Post -575 where he served as commander twice and Bergen Fire Department, where he served as Fire Chief three times. A lifetime member of the Bergen Rod & Gun Club, he was an original member of the Genesee County Joint Veterans Council. An avid fisherman and hunter, he loved being with his dogs. A United States Marine Corps veteran, he proudly served his country from 1956-1959.
    Ronald is the husband of Gale Y. Sackett, who passed away on Sept. 2, 2002.
    Surviving are his brothers, Bruce Sackett of Kalispell, Mont., and Roger (Barbara) Sackett of Connersville, Ind.; stepchildren, John (Diane) Prince, Jr. of North Carolina, Scott Prince of Hamlin and Karen (Beryl) Noble of Batavia; seven grandchildren; special friends, Cynthia Mattoon of Bergen and Mimi Brown of Byron; and nieces and nephews.
    He is predeceased by his daughter, Valerie R. Spencer.
    There are no prior visiting hours. Masonic services will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, 2022, at the Bergen Fire Department, 10 Hunter Street, Bergen. Memorial services for Ron will immediately follow the masonic service. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Mount Rest Cemetery, Bergen. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bergen Fire Department, P.O. Box 428, Bergen, NY 14416 or the Merrill-Sackett-White American Legion Post -575, P.O. Box 207, Bergen, NY 14416. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at
    [Transcribed from The Daily News, online edition, by Chris Sackett]


  • Litchfield Enquirer, Connecticut, 25 Mar 1875
    Homer S. Curtiss, a native of Warren, and formerly a Lieutenant in the 2d Artillery, died in Bridgeport on Thursday morning, March 18, of consumption. Last fall he made a visit to the West with the object of improving his health which has been poor for nearly three years. He returned without receiving any material benefit and has steadily declined. He was breveted captain for gallant conduct in the war and leaves behind a host of warm friends and acquaintances who mourn his early death.
    [Transcribed from image researched by Myra Roper]
  • Mountain Democrat, Placerville, California, 19 Feb 1898
    El Dorado
    News was received this morning by telephone from Plymouth, of the death of Mrs. H. Sackett at that place on the evening of the 15th. Mrs. Sackett was an old resident of El Dorado. She leaves four sons and a daughter to mourn her loss. [Transcribed from Ancestry image by Chris Sackett]
  • Daily Illinois State Journal, 1 Aug 1902
    Ralph Curtiss, who was injured in a runaway on Wednesday morning of last week, died yesterday a few minutes after 12 o'clock. Mr. Curtiss was one of the oldest inhabitants of this vicinity, living south of the town for a number of years, but some three years ago moving to the city. Kind hearted, sympathetic, honest in all his acts he endeared himelf to all who knew him, and the whole community will feel in his death a personal loss.
    [Transcribed from image researched by Myra Roper]
  • Newtown Bee, Connecticut, 8 Aug 1902
    Death of Ralph Curtiss.
    The many relatives and friends of Ralph Curtiss of Waverley, Ill., were shocked and saddened by a dispatch on Friday last, telling of his death. Less than two weeks ago he was thrown from his wagon and a good deal shaken up, but, it was thought, not seriously injured. His relatives were expecting him with his wife, this week, to visit Warren. Alas for human expectations! "Our life is but a vapor."
    [Transcribed from image researched by Myra Roper]
  • Daily Illinois State Journal, 20 Jun 1911
    Frederick Curtiss.
    Waverly, June 19.—Frederick Curtiss, aged 86 years, died suddenly Monday, June 19, about 12:30 o'clock at his home in this city from the effects of heart trouble. He was born in Connecticut, and came to Illinois about seventy-five years ago, having lived here on a farm east of this city until three years ago, when he moved to Waverly. He is survived by his wife and four daughters, Mrs. Charles Swan, of Topeka, Kan., Mrs. George Hopin, Cement, Okla., Mrs. Frank Huth, of Modesto, Miss Louise Curtiss, of Waverly, and two sons, W. B. Curtiss and Frank Curtiss, residing near Waverly. An inquest was held.
    [Transcribed from image researched by Myra Roper]
  • The Evening Standard, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, 29 Jun 1933, p 6
    Ann Jean Miller Is Bride Of Hugh William Sackett
    The wedding of Miss Ann Jean Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. Miller, of Smithfield, and Hugh William Sackett, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Sackett, of Morgantown road, which was solemnized last night at 6:30 o'clock in the First Baptist church of Fairchance, was one of the loveliest June marriages.
    Palms and ferns intermingled with choicest of summer flowers converted the attractive little church into Fairyland of flowers and the vows were taken before a beautifully decorated altar with Rev. H. D. Purrier officiating. Relatives and friends witnessed the ceremony.
    The bride wore an embroidered chiffon of delicate blue made on dainty Princess lines with short puffed sleeves. A white turban, white shoes, long white lace gloves finished the charming ensemble. She carried a bouquet of white sweet peas and valley lilies.
    A quaint and pretty maid of honor, Miss Mary Jane Miller, sister of the bride, wore blue organdie made on the same style as the bride's frock. She wore a picturesque little organdie cap tied in the back with pink ribbons and her outfit was completed with a pink sash, pink slippers and pink lace gloves. She carried a bouquet of pink and blue delphinium.
    Preceding the ceremony the bride's sister-in-law. Mrs. Grant Miller, who was attractive in yellow organdie, sang "I Love You Truly," and "O, Promise Me." The wedding music was played by another sister of the bride, Miss Katherine Miller, who was dressed in the same style of pink organdie as other members of the bridal party.
    The wedding supper which was served following the ceremony was marked with pretty appointments. A pink wedding bell showered satin steamers to each individual place and the bridal table was centered with a wedding cake frosted in pink and green.
    Following the wedding dinner, Mr. Sackett and his bride left for a honeymoon trip through the Shenandoah valley and other interesting southern points. Future plans have not been disclosed.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The News-Messenger, Fremont, Ohio, 18 Aug 1933, p 6
    Coming Marriage
    Announcement of the approaching marriage of Miss Lillian Downey and Ralph Sackett, popular Fostoria couple was made at an evening bridge given by Miss Betty Wilson of Fostoria. The nuptials will take place Thursday, September 7.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Sandusky Register, Ohio, 10 Sep 1933, p 6
    The Rev. Paul W. Sharp of the United Brethren Church, Fostoria, officiated Thursday at the marriage of Miss Lillian Downey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard G. Downey, and Ralph E. Sackett, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Sackett, all of Fostoria. The couple will make their home in Fostoria, upon their return from a wedding trip.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pennsylvania, 25 Feb 1965, p 31
    A. A. Sackett
    Alexander A. Sackett, 85, of Point Marion, formerly of Smithfield, died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Vincent Pallotti Hospital, Morgantown. W. Va.
    Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Della Burchinal Sackett of the Weimer Nursing Home, Uniontown; a son, Hugh W. of Marion; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, a sister, and a brother.
    The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Vance funeral home, Smithfield, with the Rev. Paul Tarcy officiating. Interment will be in Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Evening Standard, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, 25 Feb 1965, p 29
    Sackett, Alexander A.—Age 85 years of Pt. Marion, formerly of Smithfield, died Tuesday, February 23, 1965 at 5:30 p.m. in the Vincent Pallotti Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. He was the son of the late H.R. and Anna Vance Sackett. He is survived by his widow, Della Burchinal Sackett, of the Weimer Nursing Home, Uniontown; one son, Hugh W., of Pt. Marion; the following grandchildren, Mrs. Robert (Jane) Weller of Slippery Rock, Mrs. Jon (Jean) Pearson of Johnstown, Hugh Sackett, Jr., of Smithfield, Richard D. Sackett of Pt. Marion, David W. Sackett on the U.S.S. Boston of the U.S. Navy, Judy of Pt. Marion; nine great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs Laura Kramer of Washington Court Housse, Ohio; one brother, Harry Sackett, of Newark, Ohio. Friends are being received in the James B. Vance Funeral Home, Smithfield, until 2 p.m., Friday, the hour of service with Rev. Paul Tarcy officiating. Interment in Mt. Moriah Baptist Cemetery.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • News Herald, Port Clinton, Ohio, 2 Jul 1976, p 5
    Lillian Sackett
    Fostoria, Ohio — Lillian Sackett, 69, of 733 N. Main St., Fostoria, died early this morning in Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay.
    She and her husband, Ralph, have a summer home in Kenykirk Addition (1616 N. Edgewater Dr.). They owned Sackett's Greenhouse in Fostoria.
    Surviving are her widower and also a son Ralph Jr. of Fostoria.
    Mrs. Sackett was a member of Catawba Island Club.
    Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday from Mann Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
    Visitation at the funeral home will be Sunday 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Daily Press, Newport News, Virginia, 5 Apr 2010, p A6
    James Bruce Sackett
    Newport News - James "Jim" Bruce Sackett died April 3, 2010, at home at the age of 65.
    He was born in Sacramento, Calif., in 1944. Jim retired after 30 years of service from the Navy as an E-9 Master Chief Petty Officer. He also served for 10 years with the Newport News Police Department as a patrolman. After retirement Jim worked for several different local businesses which include Branscome, Bass Pro, and Busch Gardens.
    Jim loved to fish, hunt, and ride his Harley Davidson. He also loved "his beer."
    Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and June Sackett; grandparents, Leo and Georgia Sackett; and a sister, Beverly Byrd.
    Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Linda Sackett; a daughter, Shannon Ormonde of California; and two sons, Kevin Sackett of California, and Jason Jablonski of Newport News; a brother, Leo Sackett and his wife, Janet of California; three grandchildren, Jayce of Newport News, Skyler and Kody of California; and many nieces and nephews.
    A private service will be held at a later date.
    Please leave condolences at Arrangements by W.J.Smith & Son Funeral Home.
    View and post condolences on our online guestbook at
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]


  • Belmont Weekly Dispatch, Allegany County, New York, Jan 1890
    Death of Mrs. A. C. Hall.
    Died, in Belmont, Friday evening, January 24th, 1890, Mrs Hannah, wife of Anson C. Hall.
    Mrs. Hall had been an invalid for the past three years, but had been up and around the house. Three weeks ago she was attacked with erysipelas, a disease which had caused her much trouble for many years, and which finally caused her death. She would have been 69 years old, had she lived until yesterday.
    Deceased's maiden name was Hannah Sackett. She was born in Candor, Tioga county, Jan. 27, 1821. She was united in marriage to Anson C. Hall, at Phillips Creek, November 12, 1840, forty-nine years ago last November. Her husband survives her, and she also leaves six children: Richard Hall, of Elmira; Caleb Hall, of Wellsville; James and William Hall, of Phillips Creek; Mrs. Mary Fuller, of Phillips Creek, and Mrs. Elba Reynolds, of Belmont.
    The funeral was held in the Presbyterian church, in this village, at 2 o'clock, Sunday afternoon, Rev. A. M. Bennett, pastor of the 1st Baptist church, officiating, Rev. Mr. Snyder being ill.
    Mr. Hall has the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in his irreparable loss. He is 70 years of age, and the loss of his affectionate helpmate, after nearly half a century of wedded union, is a great affliction for him to bear.
    [Transcribed from Ancestry image by Chris Sackett]
  • Chicago Tribune, 4 Mar 1923, p 10
    "Sackett—Anna K. Sackett, aged 76, at her residence, 672 Sheridan-rd., March 2; widow of Edward B., mother of Barton H. Interment at Oakwoods cemetery, Monday, March 5, 3:15 p.m."
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Longview News-Journal, Longview, Texas, 9 Mar 1945, p 1
    Sidney Sackett, Former Ranger, Dies from Fall
    Sidney Sackett, 87, former Ranger scout and father of Mrs. Malcolm Broadfoot, 104 Bivins court, died at Gregg Memorial hospital about 9:30 a.m. Friday as the result of a fall at the family home Wednesday which broke his hip.
    Born in Orsett, Essex county, England, in 1858, Mr. Sackett came to America when 18 to join his brother in Coleman county, becoming a West Texas pioneer and Ranger scout. Operating hotels at Albany, Ranger, Cisco and Abilene, he was well known throughout West Texas. In ill health, he had made his home with his daughter the past three years and was going to the dining room at noon when he suffered his fatal fall.
    Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pauline Sackett, his daughter, Mrs. Mamie Broadfoot, and granddaughter, Sidney Lynn Broadfoot. Funeral services will be held at Welch chapel at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dr. E. W. M. Johnson of Trinity Episcopal church officiating, with burial in Grace Hill cemetery.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Portsmouth Herald, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 26 Jul 1952, p 8
    Lt. 0. E. Sackett Weds Evelyn Filion
    Newmarket — Mr. and Thomas J. Filion of Epping Rd., Newmarket, announce the marriage of their daughter, Lt. Evelyn Filion, USMC, to Lt. Orville E. Sackett, USMC.
    The ceremony was performed in Kansas City, Mo.
    Each was released from the Marine Corps in San Diego, Calif., and the couple now plans to reside in Kansas City.
    The bride attended schools in Newmarket and was graduated from Boston University. She served in the Women's Marine Corps for 17 months and was eligible for discharge in June.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Longview News-Journal, Longview, Texas, 3 Mar 1958, p 10
    Mrs. Pauline Sackett Dies Here Sunday
    Mrs. Pauline Sackett. mother of Mrs. Malcolm Broadfoot of Longview, died Sunday morning at the Broadfoot home, 1815 Bell street, following a prolonged illness. Mrs. Sackett would have observed her 80 birthday anniversary on June 23.
    Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at Welch's Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Warrin Fry officiating. Interment was in the family plot in Grace Hill Cemetery.
    A native of Stockholm, Sweden, Mrs. Sackett moved to America with her father when she was a tiny child. The family settled in Coleman, Texas and her father operated hotels in the West Texas area. For many years Mrs. Sackett served as postmaster in Coleman. She came to Longview 18 years ago to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Broadfoot. She was a devout, longtime member of the Episcopal church and was a member of the Trinity church, Longview, where she had been active in the work of the church and Guild.
    Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Malcolm Broadfoot, one granddaughter, Miss Sidney Broadfoot, Longview and a brother, Nelson Seaholm, Kansas City, Mo.
    Pallbearers were Tom Lathrop, J. O. Parker, Richard Johnston, James McLure, John L. Allen and Bill Harper.
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  • Wellsville Daily Reporter, Wellsville, New York, 15 Sep 1976, p 3
    Florence H. McNinch
    Belmont—Mrs. Harry T. McNinch of 16 Triana St. in Belmont died this morning at Jones Memorial Hospital. She was born July 15, 1891, the daughter of James K. and Mary (Graham) Hall. In 1913 she married Harry T. McNinch who predeceased her in 1962.
    Mrs. McNinch was a member of the First United Church of Belmont. She was a former regent in the D. A. R. She was also formerly librarian of the Belmont Free Library. She had served as a member of the Belmont School Board.
    She is survived by five sons, James, Robert, and Harry T., II, all of Belmont, Louis of Atlanta, Ga., and John of Wellsboro, Pa.; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Mary) Rhodes of Royal Oak, Mich, and Mrs. Austin (Louise) Morris of Nunda; 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
    Friends may call at the Embser Funeral Home in Belmont on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Bertram Croop, pastor of the First United Church in Belmont.
    Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Belmont.
    If so wished, memorials may be made in her name to the Belmont Free Library, Amity Rescue Squad or to the charity of the donor's choice.
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  • Longview News-Journal, Longview, Texas, 17 Feb 1991, p 38
    Mamie Broadfoot
    Baytown — Services for Mamie Broadfoot, 90, of Baytown will be 4 p.m. today at Earthman Chapel in Baytown with Rev. P. Walter Henckell officiating.
    Burial will be noon Monday in Gracehill Cemetery in Longview.
    She died Thursday.
    She was a former resident of Longview for 45 years and was assistant librarian at Nicholson Memorial Library. She was a founding member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Longview, a member of The Daughters of the King, Chi Omega Alumni, the Poetry Society of Longview and a Gray Lady with the American Red Cross.
    Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Sidney and Don Faust of Baytown; grandchildren, Donna Stokes, Donald Faust and Tyson Faust; and extended family members, Faye Berry, Alice Lopez and Dora Grey.
    Memorials may be made to SPCA and Trinity Episcopal Church, both in Longview.
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  • News Herald, Port Clinton, Ohio, 5 Feb 2000, p 2
    Ralph Emerson Sackett, Sr.
    Jan. 27, 1905 - Feb. 4, 2000
    Fostoria—Ralph Emerson Sackett, Sr., 95 of 733 N. Main Street in Fostoria, died Friday morning in Fostoria Community Hospital.
    He was born Jan. 27, 1905 to Emerson R. and Laura (Imber) Sackett. On Sept. 7, 1933, he married Lillian Downey at United Brethren Church in Fostoria and she preceded him on July 2, 1976.
    Mr. Sackett was the owner and operator of Sackett's Greenhouse in Fostoria before retiring in 1969.
    He was a 1924 graduate of Fostoria High. He was also director of the Ohio Savings and Loan Association from 1947 to 1979, and was vice president from 1955 to 1979.
    He was a member of the Catawba Island Country Club.
    Sackett was also a 60-year member of Masonic Lodge No. 288 F&AM, Fostoria Commandery No. 62, Garfield Chapter No. 150, Fostoria Council No. 90, 32nd Degree Mason with Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo, and a 50-year member of the Fostoria Shrine Club and Zenobia Shrine of Toledo.
    He is survived by a son, Ralph E. Sackett Jr., of Fostoria.
    Preceding him in death were his wife, parents and sisters Mable and Clara Sackett.
    Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Hoening Funeral Home in Fostoria.
    Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, graveside in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]