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.