31 March 2011

New on sackettfamily.info

This month's update to the Sackett Family Association website includes the following new pages:
• Frederic Moseley Sackett (1868–1941) picture gallery
• Missouri marriages
• Notables Dr Mary Lou Sackett-Penn (1949–2011), TSFA acting president
• New members 301 Amber Redman, 302 Sandra Kelly, 303 Franklin D Wells, 304 Charles Nelson Sackett, 305 Terry J Sackett, 306 Jerry Meguiar, 307 Linda Curran, 308 Amy Crooks, 309 Judi Purser-Alexander, 310 Ruth Rowles, 311 Michael James Sackett (California), 312 Shaun Sackett
• Revised 299 James Sackett (Nebraska)
The Frederic Sackett gallery includes pictures from the German Federal Archive of Ambassador Sackett's time in Berlin in the early 1930s.
New members—a bumper crop of 12 this month, making 19 in the last two months—are very welcome. It has been interesting to see cousins making new acquaintances on the mailing list. Members are reminded that their ancestors' pages on the website show the names of other descendants who are in the Association.

21 March 2011

Founder member Mary Lou Sackett dies


Association founder member Mary Lou Sackett has died, on 20 March 2011, from the recurrence of cancer which she had courageously fought off some seven years ago.
Mary Lou will be remembered with great affection by those Association members who had the privilege of meeting her at the Sackett reunion in Boston in 2006 and again the following year at Fort Wayne, a reunion which she herself organized.
Mary Lou served on the committee of the Association from its formation in 2003 until 2008, becoming vice president in 2007 and taking on the role of acting president in 2008 when president Fred Sackett had to step down for health reasons. She had been an active Sackett family researcher from a young age, particularly of her Vermont line, and was a member of the Sackett mailing list from its beginnings in 1997.