31 August 2016

New on sackettfamily.info

The Sackett Family Association website has been updated with the following:
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Chris Sackett
TSFA Webmaster

31 July 2016

New on sackettfamily.info

The Sackett Family Association website has been updated with the following:
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Chris Sackett
TSFA Webmaster

24 July 2016

Death of Association member Rear Admiral Albert M Sackett

Sackett Family Association member Albert M Sackett has died at the age of 95. Albert was an occasional contributor to the Sackett mailing list and kept in touch with individual members. At the time of my last correspondence with him early last year, he was still playing golf aged 94.

Rear Admiral Albert Monroe Sackett served in the US Navy for 40 years. During his career he fought in three wars: World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.

His genealogical sketch in Notable Sacketts on the Sackett Family Association website includes a detailed obituary—compiled no doubt with meticulous accuracy as Albert wrote it himself!

01 July 2016

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Chris Sackett
TSFA Webmaster

03 June 2016

J E Sackett identified as Jacob Edwin Sackett, son of Orsemus

A long-standing mystery of the identity of J E Sackett, found in numerous newspaper stories in the 1880s as the proprietor of the Dime Museum in Minneapolis, has been solved. Despite his obvious gift for self-promotion, he was only ever referred to by his initials.
It had been assumed that a bizarre marriage announcement in New Zealand, "Married. Sackett–Brewer—Mr. J. E. Sackett, Evanston, Illinois, U.S.A., to Miss Margaret Brewer, Melbourne, Victoria. No cards. No cake. Nobody's business." also referred to the same man.
Recent research findings, in particular a divorce in Denver, Colorado, and the 1896 will of Orsemus Sackett, have established that J E was Jacob Edwin Sackett, a son of Orsemus. Father and son were not close—indeed, Orsemus was not close to any of his sons, cutting off all three of them (Jacob, Henry, and Fitch) with a derisory $1 inheritance each.


01 June 2016

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Featured Sackett
  • Jacob Edwin Sackett (c1850–1898), flamboyant impresario who sought his fortune by entertaining the masses with everything from freak shows to opera. The "J E Sackett", found in numerous self-publicizing stories in Minneapolis newspapers and in the bizarre marriage announcement in New Zealand (No cards. No cake. Nobody's business.), is here identified as a son of Orsemus Sackett (1826–1896), the eccentric inventor and newspaper vendor of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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Chris Sackett
TSFA Webmaster

30 April 2016

New on sackettfamily.info

The Sackett Family Association website has been updated with the following:
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Chris Sackett
TSFA Webmaster