31 December 2015

New on sackettfamily.info

The Sackett Family Association website has been updated with the following:
See Change Log for all updates to the website.

Chris Sackett
TSFA Webmaster

01 December 2015

New on sackettfamily.info

The Sackett Family Association website has been updated with the following:
Sackett, Benjamin Edwin (1911–2002), FBI special agent who cracked a German spy ring in New York in the lead-up to the Second World War. (Further data is being researched and will be added later).

See Change Log for all updates to the website.

Chris Sackett
TSFA Webmaster 

28 November 2015

Patti is new Sackett DNA Project Administrator

Patti Lee Hobbs has taken over from Chris Sackett as Administrator of the Sackett DNA Project.

Patti is a certified genealogist, has a degree in biology, and has taught classes on genetic genealogy. Her appointment significantly increases our range of expertise.

See The Sackett DNA Project.

01 November 2015

New on sackettfamily.info

The Sackett Family Association website has been updated with the following:
Sackett, Herbert Leyland (1893–1924), brilliant young surgeon who died from the same infection and on the same day as his father Reverend Walter Sackett who Herbert was treating.

See Change Log for all updates to the website, including lists of new & revised genealogical sketches.

Chris Sackett
TSFA Webmaster

01 October 2015

New on sackettfamily.info

The Sackett Family Association website has been updated with the following:
Sackett, Lyman Belcher (c1840–bef1894), American Civil War soldier who deserted to India, via Australia, was the progenitor of several generations of Sacketts born in India.

The parentage of Lyman Beecher Sackett, found in Indian records, was until now a mystery. His marriage record has been found, and this identifies his father, also Lyman Sackett. The connection is confirmed in court records of the will of the senior Lyman, who died in New York at the age of 22. The senior Lyman's mother was Clarissa Belcher, and it seems that "Belcher" became "Beecher" in Indian records.

This discovery means that the Sackett line of a number of Association members (listed above), who are descended from Lyman Beecher Sackett, is extended back a further ten generations.

See Change Log for all updates to the website, including lists of new & revised genealogical sketches.

Chris Sackett
TSFA Webmaster  

31 August 2015

New on sackettfamily.info

The Sackett Family Association website has been updated with the following:
See Change Log for all updates to the website, including lists of new & revised genealogical sketches.

Chris Sackett
TSFA Webmaster  

31 July 2015

New on sackettfamily.info

The Sackett Family Association website has been updated with the following:
Samuel pic Sackett, Samuel Arthur (1841–1932), a Mormon, fathered 24 children by polygamous marriages to sisters Mary and Laura Peterson. He left a fascinating account of life in the Old West.


See Change Log for all updates to the website, including lists of new & revised genealogical sketches.

Chris Sackett
TSFA Webmaster 

30 June 2015

New on sackettfamily.info

The Sackett Family Association website has been updated with the following:
Featured Sacketts this month are:
  • Sackett, Henry (1851–1928) emigrated in 1870 from Essex, England, to Texas, USA, and became a member of the Texas House of Representatives.
  • Sackett, Ivy Florence Annie (1907–2015) emigrated as an orphan at age 14 from England to Canada. She died aged 108 and is the oldest recorded Sackett.
  • Sackett, James M "Jim" (1928–2015) was a veteran of the Korean War and a founding member of the Sackett Family Association.
Thurmon King’s database
Thurmon’s database has been moved from a sub-directory of the Sackett Family Association website to a separate site at http://sackett-tree.org/. Links from TSFA site have been amended. The database is managed by Ted Smith, and members can contribute directly by visiting the site and requesting an account.

See Change Log for all updates to the website, including lists of new & revised genealogical sketches.

Chris Sackett
TSFA Webmaster

29 June 2015

Jim Sackett, Korean War veteran, dies

Jim Sackett (1928–2015)
James M "Jim" Sackett, a veteran of the Korean War, died in Chicago, Illinois, on 20 June 2015. He was born in St Petersburg, Florida, in 1928, son of William Warren and Garnett (Hill) Sackett. Jim served ten years in the Navy aboard the USS Antietam.
Jim was one of the founding members of the Sackett Family Association (#19). He is remembered with great affection by Association members George and Arabella Sackett, who became close friends as a result of their shared love of family history.

30 May 2015

New on sackettfamily.info

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

Booking is open for the 2015 Sackett reunion


Arrangements are in hand for our next reunion. We will be meeting in Fort Wayne, Indiana, September 17–20, 2015. We have a block of rooms set aside at the Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Convention Center which is close to the Allen County Library Genealogy Center. The rate is $112.00 a night plus tax.

The hotel has created a special website for you to book your room or you may call them. Our group code is SAC.

To reserve online: Hilton Fort Wayne

To reserve by phone: (260) 420-1100

The 2015 Sackett reunion convenor, Liesa Robarge, will be pleased to answer any questions. Association members may also write to the Sackett mailing list.

This item also appears on the Sackett Family Association website at Reunions

Please leave a comment if you are planning to attend.

22 May 2015

Dr David Sackett, medical research pioneer, dies

Dr David Lawrence Sackett (1934–2015)
Dr David Sackett, a pioneer of evidence-based medicine, has died aged 80 in Ontario, Canada, on 13 May 2015.
Amongst Dr Sackett's achievements was his proof, through clinical trials, of the value of taking aspirin in preventing heart attacks and strokes.

18 May 2015

Ted Smith is elected Sackett Family Association president

The new Sackett Family Association committee has elected Ted Smith as its president to serve for 2015–16. He succeeds Darlene Sackett who has retired by rotation.

Other officers, who are continuing in office, are:
Vice President—Lyle Brelsford
Secretary—Anne Murray
Registrar—Terri Carlson

Full details of the committee are on the Association page of the website.

09 May 2015

New committee members are elected

Voting has closed in this year's elections for members to serve on the committee of the Sackett Family Association. The following new committee members are elected:

    * Glenna Hertzler
    * Thurmon King
    * Liesa Robarge
    * Ted Smith
   
Election of these candidates was endorsed by the votes of 45 members of the Association.

30 April 2015

New on sackettfamily.info

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

24 April 2015

Oldest Sackett dies at 108

Ivy Florence Sackett (1907–2015)
Ivy Florence Sackett has died on 23 April 2015 at the age of 108 years 12 days. She is the oldest recorded Sackett.
Ivy was born in Canterbury, Kent, on 11 April 1907, the daughter of Percy Ernest Sackett and Rose Hoare. She was orphaned as a child and, at the age of fourteen, was sent to Canada to go into domestic service. Her resettlement was arranged and paid for by Dr Barnado's Homes.
She married in Canada in about 1931 William Garnet "Bill" Alger. He died aged 91 in 1998.
Ivy and Bill had a son, William Beverly "Bev" Alger who died in 1995.

31 March 2015

New on sackettfamily.info

The Sackett Family Association website has been updated with the following:
Among the revised sketches is the medical record of Richard Henry Sackett's wife Elizabeth, who was confined several times in the Bethlem Hospital, London. This was the lunatic asylum notoriously known as "Bedlam" because of its dreadful conditions. By Elizabeth's time, however, there had been big improvements and the records give a sense that patients were treated with compassion and professionalism, although she was still subjected to "leeches, blisters, and purgations" to relieve her headaches.