Newspaper Abstracts, Texas

35 records

  • Fort Worth Daily Gazette (Fort Worth, Tex.), February 20, 1884, p. 2, col. 4.
    "General Ord's Funeral
    The body of Gen. Ord is expected to reach here on the 27th. The United States troops at Wahington barracks, under command of Gen. Ayers, will escort the remains to Oak Hill. The following general officers are detailed as pall-bearers: Generals Bennett, McFealy, Wright, Hazen, Sackett, Rocket, Halbard and Perry. The department of state received information confirming the report of the dangerous illness of Minister Hunt."
    [Transcribed from Library of Congress image by Michael Trickey]
  • Fort Worth Daily Gazette (Fort Worth, Tex.), March 8, 1885, p. 4, col. 2.
    Washington, March 7. — Inspector General Sackett of the United States army is lying dangerously ill at his residence. His friends do not believe he will live till morning."
    [Transcribed from Library of Congress image by Michael Trickey]
  • Fort Worth Daily Gazette (Fort Worth, Tex.), March 9, 1887, p. 4, col. 5.

    The President has appointed John B. Sackett postmaster at Buffalo, N. Y.
    [Transcribed from Library of Congress image by Michael Trickey]
  • Fort Worth Daily Gazette (Fort Worth, Tex.), January 4, 1888, p. 1, col. 4.
    Charters Filed

    Also chartered, the Laredo Electric Light Company; capital, $50,00; directors, Geo. Sackett of Ohio, Ed M. Johnson of New York and Jno. M. Clark of Illinois.
    [Transcribed from Library of Congress image by Michael Trickey]
  • Fort Worth Daily Gazette (Fort Worth, Tex.) January 12, 1888, p. 5, col. 1.
    "Meeting at Coleman
    COLEMAN, TEX., Jan 11, — The citizens of Coleman county held a meeting here to-day and effected a county immigration organization. A committee on finance was appointed as follows: W. C. Dibrell, J. B. Coleman, C. N. McFarland, J. C. Dunn, J. P. Lynn; executive committee—Coleman, R. C. Bowen, W. L. Vining, J. J. Callan, Dr. C. M. Alexander and George R. Chastain; Glenn Cove, G. W. Newman; Camp Colorado, H. Sackett; Pecan Bayou, L. A. Barnes; Camp Creek, E. H. Oliver; Vale, W. P. Alsenbury; Robinson Peak, James Gibson; Atoka, T. H. Hooker; Jimned, S. O. Cotton; Home Creek, George P. Cleveland; Trickham, A. A. Dunn; Santa Anna, G. W. Mahoney; Delegates to Ballinger, Saturday, January 14: J. B. Coleman, H. T. Sims and E. A. Lindsay.
    The people are aroused here to the importance of this movement, and the hearty and liberal co-operation of everyone is asked to assist the committees in their work."
    [Transcribed from Library of Congress image by Michael Trickey]
  • Fort Worth Daily Gazette (Fort Worth, Tex.), 24 Jul 1889, p. 6, col. 1.
    "Divorce Suit
    The divorce suit instituted by Mrs. Lena Sackett against Moses Sackett in the district court has attracted much attention. It appears that more than three years ago Moses Sackett deserted his wife, Lena Sackett, and returned to Chicago; that since that time Mrs. Sackett, by peddling, accumulated sufficient money to open a small store in East Dallas. The venture prospered and she was doing a large business until July 5, the defendant, Moses Sackett, having returned to Dallas, brought suit by sequestration for all the property belonging to Mrs. Sackett, including the household goods, and closed her store. She at once instituted suit for divorce and prayed for temporary injunction against the defendant from interfering with the plaintiff, her property or children, and for an order providing for the plaintiff's maintenance during the pending of the suits. The court consumed several days of counsel, and today granted an injunction against the defendant, Moses Sackett, as prayed for by his wife, and permitted her to open the store and conduct the business for the support of herself and children.
    The case involved many anomalous questions of law, and, as remarked by the court, involved many features which have not heretofore been discussed in Texas.
    The parties to the above litigation are Hebrews, which is a fact within itself but of the usual order of things."
    [Transcribed from Library of Congress image by Michael Trickey]
  • Fort Worth Daily Gazette (Fort Worth, Tex.), May 17, 1890, p. 3, col. 2.
    The Complete List for the Sixth Texas District Announced.
    Special to the Gazette.

    Coleman county—1, James Gipson; 2, J. N. Sewell; 3, J. A. Wood; 4, Sidney Sackett.
    [Transcribed from Library of Congress image by Michael Trickey]
  • Fort Worth Daily Gazette (Fort Worth, Tex.), September 25, 1890, p. 7, col. 6.
    Remaining in the postoffice at Fort Worth, Tex., Monday, Sept. 23, 1890. To obtain any of these letters the applicant must call for "advertised letters" and give the date of the list. Also, all letters advertised shall be charged 1 cent in addition to the regular postage, to be accounted for as part of the postal revenue, as per section 580, p. 848, United States postal laws.
    Ladies List

    Sackett, Mrs. Ida
    [Transcribed from Library of Congress image by Michael Trickey]
  • Fort Worth Gazette (Fort Worth, Tex.), May 25, 1891, p. 7, col. 7.
    Commissioners and Friends Go from Detroit to Ann Arbor to Attend the Presentation of McMillan Hall.
    Special to the Gazette.
    Ann Arbor, Mich. May 23.—-Seven hundred commissioners and friends of the general assembly of the Presbyterian church of the United States, which is now in session in Detroit, arrived in the city today to attend the formal presentation of McMillan Hall to the Tappan Presbyterian association by Senator James Mc Millan of Detroit. The exercises were held in the hall, a new building, which was crowded to its limit.
    The secretary of the association read a statement of the work of the association, culminating in gifts by Mrs. Lousia Sackett of Sackett hall and Senator McMillan of McMillan hall.
    The presentation was made by the generous donor's son, James H. McMillan of Detroit.
    Rev. Wallace Radcliffe of Detroit accepted in behalf of the association of which he is president.
    Remarks followed by the moderator of the assembly, Rev. W. H. Green: President Angel of the university of Michigan, and President Roberts of Lake Forrest College.
    The commissioners returned to Detroit this evening."
    [Transcribed from Library of Congress image by Michael Trickey]
  • Fort Worth Gazette (Fort Worth, Tex.), May 10, 1894, p. 5, col. 2.
    Judge Sackett of Saratoga is the oldest ex-member of congress from New York. He served from 1842 to 1846.
    [Transcribed from Library of Congress image by Michael Trickey]
  • Fort Worth Gazette (Fort Worth, Tex.), June 28, 1894, p. 2, col. 7.
    "Death of Dr. Sackett
    Special Dispatch
    Dallas, Tex., June 27.—Dr. W [illegible] Sackett died at 8 a. m. today at [illegible] home of James Buinpax 47 [illegible] avenue, of rheumatism of the b [illegible]
    The mother of deceased arrived [illegible] terday evening from New Albany [illegible] whither the remains will shipped [illegible] burial.
    Dr. Sackett, aged 23 years, locat [illegible] Dallas in April 1893, and made [illegible] of warm friends. He was a [illegible] student and had a fine promise [illegible] bright future as a physician."
    [Transcriber's note: All [illegible] were located in the seam of what appears to be a binding.]
    [Transcribed from Library of Congress image by Michael Trickey]
  • Fort Worth Gazette (Fort Worth, Tex.), September 20, 1894, p. 8, col. 2.

    Henry Sackett came in last night from Camp. Colo., and registered at the Pickwick.
    [Transcribed from Library of Congress image by Michael Trickey]
  • Fort Worth Gazette (Fort Worth, Tex.), December 21, 1894, p. 5, col. 3.
    "Fortunate Newspaper Man.
    Ennis, Tex., Dec. 20.—Mr. Mark H. Sackett, the Dallas News reporter of Ennis, has just returned with his bride from the cold and black shores of Michigan, where he was married on December 16, to Miss Rebecca Hilson, at Grand Rapids. Mrs. Sackett has been welcomed with true southern hospitality by the many friends of our popular "faber pusher," and ye reporter for the Gazette extends his most hearty congratulations."
    [Transcribed from Library of Congress image by Michael Trickey]
  • The Houston Post, Houston, Texas, 22 Mar 1907, p 11
    Married in Waco.
    William Cohen of the firm of Cohen Bros., Houston, and Miss Roberta Sackett of Waco were united in marriage in Waco Wednesday night. They have arrived home and are stopping at 1212 Hamilton street.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • El Paso Times, El Paso, Texas, 2 Apr 1929, p. 7
    Mrs. Carmen Sackett, 36, of 905 North Florence street, died at her residence yesterday morning. She is survived by her husband, W. H. Sackett, three sons, William J., Charles E., and James H. Sackett, a daughter, Carmen Ann Sackett, her mother, Mrs. Paula B. Vda. Santoyo, and two brothers, Jose and Eduardo Santoyo, all of El Paso, and two sisters, Mrs. Maria Serndon of St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Anne Manrique of Mexico City, Mexico. Funeral arrangements are pending with Peak-Hagedon.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • El Paso Times, El Paso, Texas, 6 Feb 1941, p. 2
    W. H.Sackett Services Set For Thursday
    William picFuneral service for William Hudson Sackett, 64, who died in a local hospital Tuesday, will be held in Peak-Hagedon Chapel at 4 p.m. Thursday with Rev. D. W. McElroy officiating.
    Mr. Sackett was one of El Paso's prominent writers and took active interest in various literary groups organized to promote writing. He was a member of the Night Writers Club and the Manuscript Club. He was interested in poetry and Aztec lore and had translated a number of pieces of Aztec poetry.
    For many years, he served as an American consul in Mexico.
    He had recently started publication of a new magazine, "The Southwestern Home Magazine," which provided an outlet for El Paso writers. One of his books, "Xochitl, My Aztec Queen," will be made into a moving picture by a Mexican company.
    He is survived by his mother, a daughter, Ann, and three sons, Charles, James and William, all of El Paso.
    Pallbearers at the funeral will be Tom Powers, Floyd Crews, Herman Kemp, J. J. Hill, Joe Evans and Herman Rosch. Burial will be in Restlawn.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Denison Press (Denison, Texas), 19 Feb 1942.
    "Spies Active for Over Two Years
    War against the United States did not start with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It had been in active progress for over two years.
    Our internal enemies—agents of Japan, Germany, and Italy had been unceasingly active. So charges the report of B. Edwin Sackett, former special agent in charge of the New York division of the F.B.I., whose detailed report of smashing the Nazi spy ring appears in the March issue of Cosmopolitan magazine.
    Sackett describes in his article the roundup of the largest group of espionage agents in America history, 33 in all, who were trapped by thorough-going, meticulous work of the F.B.I. With them worked William G. Sebold, a German-born, naturalized American citizen who was trapped by the Gestapo on a visit to his homeland. The German secret service enlisted the services of the one-time aircraft mechanic to obtain detailed plans of American defenses. But they were foiled.
    Once he was back in New York, Sebold told his story to the F.B.I., and their collaboration resulted in the startling expose last June. Sackett relates how Sebold was given detailed instructions when he left Germany. Included were plans for a short-wave set direct to Germany, names of secret agents to contact in New York. These instructions Sebold carried out, but with the full knowledge of the F.B.I.
    Sebold, Sackett says, met the secret agents, talked with them and gave them spurious information. But each meeting was recorded by F.B.I. motion picture cameras, cleverly concealed. Further counter-espionage efforts included constant surveillance of dozens of people; secret codes; invisible inks, micro-photographs the size of a pinhead. And after a year and a half's work, the agents were trapped.
    The case was airtight. The jury found all the defendants guilty. The largest espionage ring in America's modern history was finally liquidated—the American way—through a fair trial before a jury instead of death before a firing squad."
    [Researched by Ted Smith & transcribed by Chris Sackett from University of North Texas image]
  • Coleman Democrat-Voice (Coleman, Texas), 15 Feb 1945.
    "Mrs. Mary Sackett, 87, Buried Here; Saw History In Making
    With Father Postert of Ballinger officiating, Catholic funeral services were held for Mrs. Mary Anna Sackett, 87, long time resident of Coleman county, at the Stevens Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon.
    Mrs. Sackett died at the family residence at Camp Colorado on Monday, following residence in the county of almost 71 years. Interment was made in the local cemetery.
    Mary Ann Mac Namara was born at Ft. Riley, Kansas, on January 29, 1858, the daughter of the late Capt. Michael Mac Namara and Laura Johnson Mac Namara. Her father was a native of Irleland and her mother was born in Wisconsin. She came to Texas with her parents on May 10, 1874. She later met and married Henry Sackett, the wedding taking place on Jan. 21, 1876.
    To the union were born ten children, eight of whom survive. The survivors include four daughters, Miss May Sackett and Mrs. Maud Coulson, both of Camp Colorado, Mrs. A. H. Volz of San Antonio, and Mrs. T. J. Stewart of Tyler; and four sons, W. H., Fred, and Henry A. Sackett, all of Coleman, and George S. Sackett of San Angelo.
    Two brothers, George McNamara of Coleman and D. J. McNamara of Fort Worth, and nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive.
    She was a member of the Catholic church.
    Pallbearers included J. B. Atkinson, E. C. Edens, Charles Polk, Woody Epperson, J. R. Brooke, and Leonard W. Stevens.
    The following persons were names as honorary pallbearers: J. W. Golson, Dr. S. N. Aston, W. J. Coulson, Berry Harbour, J. K. Baker, J. F. Henderson, Sr., George Pauley, W. J. Stevens and Frank Stevens.
    Flower bearers included, Mesdames Ben Dunn, J. T. Laird, Betty Sackett, Jimmy Boatright, Joe K. Taylor, and A. R. Scott.
    Mary Mac Namara was only two years old in 1860, when Fitzhugh Lee was trailing Comanche Indians down Pecan Bayou and across Jim Ned Creek, and returnng wounded to the Camp Colorado army post.
    Although that young girl did not remember the famous Mr. Lee, she remembered soldiers and Texas Rangers, Comanche arrows that zipped over her head, bitter warfare, President Lincoln, and the days of the open range.
    The late Mrs. Sackett often recalled the time when she was a school girl in Washington, D. C., of seeing President Lincoln. By coincidence, she died on President Lincoln's birthday.
    Her late husband was Henry A. Sackett IV, from a long line of "yeomen to the king." Shortly after coming to the United States from England he worked in the silver mines near Denver, Colorado. Later he became a member of the Texas Rangers and after that became state representative for this immediate area in the Texas House of representatives. He died in 1928.
    The Sackett home stands on the foundation of one of the Camp Colorado army buildings. Its walls the late Mr. Sackett constructed of stones from the fort, and several of its doors originally were in the government buildings there.
    One of the late Mrs. Sackett's final public appearances was at the dedication of the Camp Colorado Replica at Coleman City Park. Mrs. Sackett broke a bottle of water on the building's cornerstone at that time.
    She had been in ill health since she fell and broke a hip some five years ago.
    Funeral arrangements were made by J. E. Stevens Company."
    [Transcribed from Find A Grave image by Chris Sackett]
  • Coleman Democrat-Voice (Coleman, Texas), Mar 1945.
    "Sidney Sackett, 87, Former Resident of Coleman, Dies Following Fall in Longview Home; Buried Last Saturday
    The ranks of pioneer Coleman countians was thinned during the past week of another of its intrepid old-timers when Sidney Sackett, 87, died early Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Malcolm Broadstreet, in Longview, the result of a fall which crushed his hip last Wednesday.
    A native of England, Mr. Sackett was born March 20, 1858, in Orsett, a small village located in Essex. His parents were the late Henry and Susannah Rea Sackett. He was the youngest in his family and the last surviving member of his family group.
    He came to Coleman county when yet a lad of 18 to make his home with his brother, the late Henry Sackett at Camp Colorado, where he became associated with his kinsman in the mercantile business. Later the Sackett Brothers established and operated a gin and mill on the banks of the Jim Ned Creek at Camp Colorado. This venture it is believed established the first mill in Coleman county.
    In 1898 or 1899 he married Miss Pauline Nason, and to this union one daughter, Mamie Broadfoot, was born. The young couple came to Coleman and operated the Coleman Roller Mill and still later the Round Bale Gin.
    It was in 1905 that Mr. Sackett moved with his family to Albany where he became proprietor of the Albany House which was later known as the Sackett Hotel. This venture lasted 10 years during which time Mr. Sackett's hostelry gained wide acclaim. He then moved to Abilene where he continued in the hotel business as well as managing a farm.
    Three years later he purchased a typewriter repair shop at Sweetwater and soon moved it to Coleman where he operated it until 1937 or 1938 before retiring from active business. In 1940 he moved to Longview to make his home with his daughter.
    Since that time Mr. Sackett had been in failing health which was climaxed with his fatal fall last Wednesday.
    Mr. Sackett at one time in the early days of the county had served a brief period as a member of the famed Texas Rangers.
    He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Pauline Nason Sackett, Longview; a daughter, Mrs. Broadfoot, Longview, and a host of nephews and nieces in Coleman county and in England.
    Funeral services were held from the Longview Episcopal Church Saturday afternoon, and interment was in the Longview cemetery."
    [Transcribed from Find A Grave 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 Austin American, Austin, Texas, 16 Nov 1957
    Fred Sackett
    Coleman, Nov. 15 (CTS) — Fred Sackett, 68, died Friday in a local hospital after an illness of two weeks. He was a lifetime resident of Coleman County. Sackett was an airport attendant and a member of the Methodist Church in Coleman.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Stevens Funeral Home with Rev. U. A. Schulze officiating. Burial will be in Coleman City Cemetery.
    Survivors include his wife; one son, Fred Sackett Jr., of Austin; one daughter, Mrs. Patsy Crockett of Coleman; one brother, Henry Sackett of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Al Volz and Mrs. Nell Stewart, both of San Antonio; and three grandchildren.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Coleman Democrat-Voice (Coleman, Texas), Nov 1957.
    "Last Rites For Fred Sackett Here Saturday
    Last rites for Fred Sackett, 68, were held Saturday, November 16, 1957 at 2:00 p.m. at Stevens Memorial Chapel with Rev. U. A. Schulze, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating.
    Mr. Sackett was born in Coleman County, May 14, 1889 and died in the Overall Memorial Hospital Friday, November 15, 1957 at 4:00 a.m. He suffered a heart attack two weeks ago. He was the son of the late Henry and Mary Sackett, and had lived his entire life in Coleman County. He was married to Fay Moneyhun, February 28, 1921, and was a member of the Methodist Church. He was an attendant at the Coleman Airport.
    Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Fay Sackett of Coleman; one son, Fred Sackett, Jr. of Austin; one daughter, Mrs. Patsy Crockett of Coleman; one brother, Henry Sackett of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Al Volz and Mrs. Nell Stewart of San Antonio; three grandchildren.
    Pallbearers were Will Hambright, James West, L. Lee Mayes, N.C. Baker, Joe K. Taylor and Fred Brown.
    Stevens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements with burial in the Coleman Cemetery."
    [Transcribed from Find A Grave 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.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • 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.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Liberty Vindicator, Liberty, Texas, 10 Feb 1977, p 1
    In a headon two-car crash on State Highway 146 about 2 miles north of Rye last Saturday, 70-year-old Woodie Ray Sackett of Dayton was fatally injured, while Miss Debra Lynn Ursprung, 26, of Rye, and Sackett's son, Woodie J. Sackett, were both seriously injured.
    State Highway Patrolman Earl Morgan, who investigated, reported to Sgt. White that the car driven by young Sackett, in which his father was a passenger, was headed north. The car driven by Miss Ursprung was headed south when the accident happened about 11:55 a.m. Saturday, Morgan reported.
    Justice Margaret S. Dunaway of Rye conducted an inquest, and Sterling Funeral Home took charge of Sackett's body.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Pampa Daily News, Pampa, Texas, 10 Oct 1977, p 4 Police Report The Pampa police report that Charlie H. Sackett, an employee of Ideal at 431 N. Ballard, reported that he was holding a suspect for shoplifting. The shoplifter was placed under arrest and issued a court summons and advised to contact the Municipal Court Judge this morning. [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Austin American-Statesman, Austin, Texas, 26 Jun 1997, p 72
    Fred Sackett, Jr.
    Fred Sackett, Jr. died on Sunday, June 22, 1997, at his home in Austin after a brief bout with lung cancer. He was 75.
    Fred was fond of reminiscing about his British immigrant grandfather, Henry Sackett, who arrived on horseback in Coleman County in time to join the Texas Ranger garrison at Camp Colorado, Texas, in their last fight against Indain marauders. After the land was secured, Henry Sackett bought the fort's headquarters building, married the commandant's daughter, Mary McNamara, and settled down to build a sizable ranch and rear eleven children, the second of whom was Fred Sackett, Sr. Fred Jr. was born on hiis grandfather's ranch and grew up in what he considered idyllic circumstances. He always said that it was while lying on his back in the tall grass of the pasture, watching hawks circling gracefullly in the air, that he determined to become a flyer.
    He took flying lessons at an early age and made air acrobatics his hobby to such an extent that he was spotted by Air Corps brass in the days just before World War II. He was asked to instruct flying cadets and later transferred to the Ferry Command, graduating then to service as a pilot in the China-Burma-India Theatre - "Flying the Hump", as it was called. He completed in excess of forty missions.
    After the war he returned to Austin to resume his studies at the University of Texas, graduating with a degree in higher mathematics. While in university he supported himself and his wife, Dell, and small son by going to work for a construction firm, work he found so congenial and profitable that he continued it for many years. But in 1966, the death of his second son, Eric Sackett, in Vietnam, so embittered and saddened him that he decided on a new approach to living. Invited to join an investment firm, Rauscher-Pierce, he went back to school to learn a new business, and made investments his career until his retirement in 1986. He often billed himself as the only liberal stockbroker in Texas.
    A lifelong Democrat, Fred, from his youth onward, had been a champion of minority groups, and was proud of recalling an early triumph when he and a group of his high school friends shamed his school district into admitting black students to the local high school.
    A dedicated preservationist, Fred served on the board of the Austin Heritage Society for many years. Appointed to the Austin Library Commission, he served as its President for seven years, leading the Commission in its successful fight to add a fourth floor to the new Main Library, which planners had envisioned as a three-story building.
    He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Peggy Sackett; his mother, Fay Moneyhun Sackett of Coleman; his son, Fritz Sackett of Austin; his sister, Patsy Hill of Coleman; his niece, Tamara Mills; and his nephew, John Alllen Crockett, both of Coleman.
    Funeral arrangements are being made by Weed-Corley-Fish, and services will be at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 26, 1997.
    Pallbearers will be Paul Brown, Ronald Earle, Harold G. Robinson, Felder Thornhill, Bruce Todd and George Warren. Honorary pallbearers are Gonzalo Barrientos, Philip Bobbitt, Michael Frary, Johnny Huber, Martin Kermacy, Mayo King, Garry Mauro, Scott McBride, Carl Oppenheimer, George Seagert, A.R. "Babe" Schwartz, Will Todd IV and John Tubb.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of the Austin Public Library, P.O. Box 2287, Austin, Texas 78768.
    Arrangements by Weed Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar, 452-8811.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Coleman Chronicle and Democrat-Voice (Coleman, Texas), June 1997.
    "Fred Sackett, Jr. 75
    Fred Sackett, Jr., age 75, died Sunday, June 22, 1997 at his home in Austin. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Austin. Funeral arrangements are by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home.
    Fred was fond of reminiscing about his grandfather, Henry Sackett, who arrived on horseback in Coleman County in time to join the Texas Rangers at Camp Colorado. Henry Sackett bought the fort's headquarters building, married the commandant's daughter, Mary McNamara, and settled down to build a sizeable ranch and rear eleven children, the second of whom was Fred Sackett, Sr. Fred Jr. was born on his grandfather's ranch.
    Fred Sackett, Jr. took flying lessons at an early age and was asked to instruct flying cadets during World War II. He later transferred to the Ferry Command, graduating to service as a pilot in the China-Burma-India theatre—"Flying the Hump."
    After the war he returned to Austin to resume his studies at the University of Texas, graduating with a degree in higher mathematics. He was an investment broker.
    Fred served on the board of the Austin Heritage Society for many years. He also served as president for seven years to the Austin Library Commission. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Peggy Sackett; his mother, Fay Moneyhun Sackett of Coleman; his son Fritz Sackett of Austin; his sister, Patsy Hill of Coleman; his niece, Tamara Mills; and a nephew, John Allen Crockett of Coleman.
    Pallbearers are Paul Brown, Ronnie Earle, Harold G. Robinson, Felder Thornhill, Bruce Todd and George Warren. Honorary pallbearers include Gonzalo Barrientos, Philip Bobbitt, Michael Frary, Martin Kermacy, Mayo King, Johnny Huber, Garry Mauro, Scott McBride, Carl Oppenheimer, George Seagert, A.R. "Babe" Schwartz, Will Todd IV and John Tubb.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of the Austin Public Library, P.O. Box 2287, Austin, Texas 78768."
    [Transcribed from Find A Grave image by Chris Sackett]
  • Coleman Chronicle and Democrat-Voice (Coleman, Texas), Jul 1999.
    "Fay Moneyhun Sackett, 95
    Fay Moneyhun Sackett, 95, of Coleman died Sunday, July 18, 1999 at Holiday Hill Nursing Home.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Reed Justus officiating. Burial will follow at Coleman Cemetery, under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
    Fay Sackett was born February 14, 1904 in Farmersville, Texas, a daughter of the late R.M. and Leah Connally Moneyhun. She moved to Coleman County at the age of two and had lived in this area since that time. She attended school at Loss Creek. On February 26, 1921 she married Fred Sackett in Coleman and he preceded her in death in 1957. She lived at Camp Colorado in Coleman County until 1939, when she moved to Coleman. She was the owner of Sackett's Fabric Center and was also employed at Nell's Dress Shop. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include one daughter, Patsy Sackett Hill of Coleman; three grandchildren, Fred "Fritz" Sackett of Austin, Tamara Mills of San Antonio and Allen Crockett of Coleman; four great-grandchildren, Crockett Mills of Coleman, Robin Mills of San Antonio, John Allen Crockett and Marcus Brooks Crockett, both of Dallas; and a granddaughter-in-law, Cami Crockett of Dallas. She was preceded in death by a son, Fred Sackett in 1997; grandson, Eric Sackett in 1966; two brothers, Donald and Bobby Moneyhun; and two sisters, Gertrude Craig and Lois West.
    Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 852, Coleman, Texas 76834.
    Pallbearers will be Allen Crockett, Crockett Mills, Fred "Fritz" Sackett, Bobby Neal, Robert Wilson and Jim Snodgrass. Honorary Pallbearer Gordon Brower.
    The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. tonight (Tuesday)."
    [Transcribed from Find A Grave image by Chris Sackett]
  • Abilene Reporter-News, Texas, 7 Oct 2005
    "COLEMAN – Sidney Sackett, 95, of Abilene, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005. Services are 11 a.m., Friday in the Glen Cove Cemetery Pavilion. Military honors will follow. Interment will be under the direction of Walker Funeral Home of Coleman."
    [Transcribed from GenealogyBank by Chris Sackett]
  • Austin American-Statesman, Austin, Texas, 6 Aug 2006, p 21
    Dell M. Sackett Goeres
    Dell M. Sackett Goeres tilted at her last windmill and left this world on July 31st 2006 following the quest she'd always called, "Life's last great adventure."
    Much of her life was truly an adventure. She was an artist, a writer, a musician, a newspaper editor, a commercial fisherwoman, a cook in her husband's logging mill in Cordova, Alaska, a proud liberal, and a "Yellow Dog Democrat."
    Dell was born in Coleman Texas to her mother Jewell Hughes Mitchell and father Viron Dell Mitchell on September 12th 1921, and spent much of her early years on her family's ranch near Novice, Texas.
    She was always a defender of the liberties and constitutional rights of minorities and the working class. She was on the front lines of the civil rights struggle and was on the original staff of the "Texas Observer" when the fledging paper was started, working closely with Ronnie Dugger the Observers first editor. She always callled July Fourth, "The American High Holy Day of Liberty."
    She was devastated by the loss of her youngest son Eric Sackett who was killed in Dong Pong Vietnam in 1966. Dell was also predeceased by her daughter in law Rae N. Witter-Sackett who was her primary caregiver after the curse of Alzheimer's drilled smokey tunnels through her once brilliant mind.
    She is survived by her son Frederick (Fritz) Sackett, her sister in law Patsy Sackett, her niece Tamara Crockett Mills and nephew John Allen Crockett. She had four step-grandchildren and eight step-great grandchildren. Dell also loved and considered Bill and Mary Godden to be part of her extended family.
    Wherever he shining light has gone - we hope she is now reunited with her family and old liberal crusaders and defenders of the down-trodden. Hopefully they are all now singing a rousting rendition of "Joe Hill."
    Vaya con Dios, our beautiful lady.
    A memorial service will be scheduled near her old home on the Blanco River at a later date.
    Obituary and guestbook online at Weed Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N Lamar.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Express-News (San Antonio, Texas), 4 October 2013
    Roger Sackett pic "SACKETT
    Roger Warner Sackett died peacefully on October 1, 2012. He was 98½ years old. Roger was born April 12, 1914 in Florida but grew up in Nashville, Michigan. He graduated from Western Michigan University in 1940 and enlisted in the US Army soon after graduation. He retired from the Army in 1962. In WW II he was commanding officer of an ambulance company which participated in the Normandy Operations.
    After retiring from the Army, Roger worked for USAA, then as a civil service employee at Ft. Sam Houston Medical Field Service School before his final retirement in 1976. Later he did extensive volunteer work at Northwood Presbyterian Church helping the church custodian and doing outdoor work. He spent many years at the Institute of Texan Cultures helping the artifacts custodian as a volunteer. Taking care of their home and oversized yard was a joy to him.
    Roger's major interests have always been his family, friends, and any other people he met. His other main interest was walking, which he enjoyed in his neighborhood and on his numerous camping trips throughout the United States and travels abroad.
    Roger is survived by his wife of 70 years, Alice, two sons: David (Josh) Sackett and wife Neva of Floresville, TX; Jeff Sackett and wife Jill of England; son-in-law Steve Baker of Corpus Christi, TX; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jancy Baker of Corpus Christi, TX.
    Roger was a family man who treated everyone as a friend and never knew a stranger.
    He found this epitaph in an old English cemetery:
    "He would not wish for mourning,
    He would not want a fuss,
    But just to be loved and remembered
    By every one of us."
    A memorial service will be on October 6, 2012 at 4 p.m. at Northwood Presbyterian Church, 518 Pike Place, San Antonio, TX 78209.
    In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Northwood Presbyterian Church, Odyssey House Hospice of San Antonio, or a charity of your choice ."
    [Transcribed from mySA by Chris Sackett]
  • Coleman Chronicle and Democrat-Voice, Coleman, Texas, 29 Jan 2018
    Patsy Sackett Hill, age 86, of Coleman, died Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at Holiday Hill Nursing Home. There will be a Memorial Service in Stevens Funeral Home Chapel at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 10. Private inurnment will be in the family plot in Coleman Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home, 400 W. Pecan Street, Coleman, Texas.
    She was born Patsy Sackett on November 26, 1931, in Coleman, Texas, a daughter of Fred Sackett, Sr. and Faye Moneyhun Sackett. She grew up in Coleman where she attended school and was a majorette for the Coleman Bluecat Band. In 1948, Patsy won Coleman’s first beauty contest at Coleman High School, being named Miss Coleman. She was married to John Allen “Jack” Crockett, Sr. and had two children with him. She was later married to Dan Hill. Patsy was a business owner in Coleman for many years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
    She is survived by her daughter, Tamara Mills (and husband Bobby) of San Antonio; five grandchildren, Crockett Mills of Pflugerville, Robin Mills of San Antonio, Jack Crockett and Marcus Crockett both of Dallas and Charlie Crockett of Coleman; several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
    Patsy was preceded in death by her parents, her son, John Allen Crockett, Jr. in 2009; a brother, Fred Sackett, Jr., and a nephew, Fritz Sackett.
    A visitation with the family will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, and continue until service time at 3:00 p.m.
    [Find a Grave]
  • 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 Pampa News online, 24 May 2023
    Barbara Jo Sackett, 76 of Leander, formerly of Pampa passed away on May 17th, 2023.
    Graveside memorial service will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 25th at the Mobeetie Cemetery in Mobeetie, TX with Pastor Mario Morales officiating. Services will be arranged through Robertson Funeral Home in Wheeler, TX.
    Barbara was born September 10, 1946, in Borger, TX to Homer and Thelma Wakefield. She moved with her parents to Wichita Falls, TX where she grew up and attended school. Later moving to Pampa, TX where she met and married Charlie Sackett, the love of her life.
    Barbara attended Cosmetology school in Pampa, becoming a licensed beautician for many years. Later going into retail sales for CR Anthony Co. for 20 years. She also had the chance to work for LBS Rentals, starting in maintenance and to full time receptionist. Before retirement, Barbara worked at the Tea House in downtown Pampa.
    Mom spent many years on bowling leagues around the area, traveling to many states to compete in tournaments, collecting many trophies and patches along the way. She also enjoyed making photo albums for family members and close friends. Collecting all kinds of Knick-knacks on display around her house along with her wall of clocks.
    When family came into town Mom would always want to put on a big roast. Other joys in her life were the many Maltese and other kinds of fur babies she raised over the years.
    Barbara was proceeded in death by her parents, her husband, Charlie, her sister Mary Travis, three brothers, Orville Wakefield, James Wakefield and Thomas Wakefield.
    Barbara is survived by two sons, Charlie Sackett and wife Chris of Mont Belvieu, TX. Clint Sackett and wife Elaine of Leander, TX. Four grandchildren, Ashtin Martinez, and husband Joey. Aaron Sackett, Luke Sackett and fiancé Brooke Wells, Noah Sackett, and girlfriend Mykala Daigle. Great-grandchildren Gabi Joiner and Brendan Martinez, her fur baby Bentley and her best friend Billie Hupp.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.
  • Bluebonnet News online, Liberty, Texas, 27 Jun 2023
    Marjorie Monique Sackett, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and faithful woman of God, passed away on June 23, 2023, in Porter, Texas, at the age of 97. She was born on August 10, 1925, in Madisonville, Texas, to the late Robert Curtis Carter and Viola Delana West Carter. Marjorie was a long-time resident of Conroe, where she resided for over 50 years before moving to Porter, Texas, in 2017 due to the repeated flooding caused by hurricanes, the last of which was Hurricane Harvey.
    Marjorie shared an incredible journey of love and companionship with her husband, Charlie Willard Sackett, for a remarkable 80 years until his passing just one year ago, almost to the day of her own departure. Together, they built a beautiful family and cherished their life together.
    Marjorie was a devout member of the Pentecostal faith and dedicated herself to her church community. She faithfully attended church services every Sunday until the age of 93 when she could no longer drive. As a woman of faith, she instilled strong values in her five sons, raising them in the church and teaching them essential life skills such as cleaning, ironing, and cooking. Marjorie’s expectations of hard work and self-sufficiency were clear in her home.
    Writing held a special place in Marjorie’s heart, and she found solace and joy in putting her thoughts onto paper. For many years, she diligently maintained a personal diary and regularly corresponded with friends and family through heartfelt letters. Her words were a testament to her inner strength and gentle spirit.
    Marjorie was preceded in death by her loving husband of 80 years, Charlie Willard Sackett, her grandchild Justin Daryl Sackett, step-sister Virginia Lee Parker, and step-brothers Jack Williams and James Williams.
    She leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories in the hearts of her five sons: Charles Sackett and wife Linda, Ronnie Sackett and wife Beverly, Elton Sackett and wife Linda, Daryl Sackett and wife Evelyn, and Dennis Sackett. She is also survived by her adoring thirteen grandchildren. Additionally, Marjorie is survived by her sixteen great-grandchildren, as well as five great-great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and other cherished family members.
    Marjorie Monique Sackett’s life was one of devotion, strength, and love. Her unwavering faith, nurturing spirit, and profound impact on her family and community will be remembered and treasured by all those whose lives she touched. Her legacy will endure through the generations, a testament to a life well-lived and the everlasting bonds of family and faith.
    A visitation with be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at Pace Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton with a service to follow beginning at 11:00 a.m. also at Pace Stancil. Following the service interment will be held at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton, Texas.
    [Transcribed by Chris Sackett]
  • Victoria Advocate online, Texas, 29 Nov 2023
    Jeffery "Jeff" Sackett
    Victoria — Jeffery “Jeff” Scott Sackett, 66, of Victoria, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, in Victoria. He was born in Ventura, California on July 3, 1957, to Helen Isabell Shankles Sackett. Jeff worked as a Senior Extrusion Operator for Inteplast for many years.
    Jeff is preceded in death by his mother; Helen Isabell Shankles Sackett.
    Jeff is survived by his loving wife, Liu Guiying, stepdaughter, Liang Ying; two brothers; Glen and Mike, and one sister; Tammy.
    Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 1:00 pm at Colonial Funeral Home.
    The family of Jeff wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the staff at Hospice of South Texas Dornburg Center of Compassion, for the excellent care that they have.
    Words of comfort, condolences, and fond memories may be shared with the family at
    [Transcribed by Chris Sackett]

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