04 August 2019

Ozem Sackett, pharmacist

Eagle-eyed Kelly Jo Brown took the trouble to write The Sackett Family Association with a picture of an old medicine bottle she found in the Ohio River near Bennett's Towing & Recovery in New Albany, Indiana. The bottle likely dates from the late 1800s or very early 1900s.

Pharmacist O Sackett inscribed on the bottle was Ozem Sackett (1841-1911). Ozem lived in New Albany throughout his life and was listed as a druggist in the census from 1880 to 1910.

See also Ozem Sackett on Thurmon King's Sackett Database.

01 August 2019

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Chris Sackett
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01 July 2019

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01 June 2019

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26 May 2019

Brief Lives: Dr David Sackett, pioneer of clinical epidemiology

David Sackett MD (1934–2015) was a Canadian medical doctor and a pioneer in evidence-based medicine who proved that aspirin helps prevent heart attacks. He founded the department of clinical epidemiology at McMaster University, Ontario, in 1967. Later in his career, recognising his preeminence in the field, he was awarded a professorship at Oxford University, England, where he established the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine. His textbook Clinical Epidemiology: A Basic Science for Clinical Medicine is considered a classic in its field.
David Lawrence Sackett, son of De Forest Sackett and Margaret Ross, was born in Chicago on 17 November 1934.1 He died aged 80 in Ontario, Canada, on 13 May 2015. He graduated MD at the University of Illinois.
Dr Sackett was inducted in 2000 to the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. His profile on the Hall of Fame website includes a commemorative video.

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01 May 2019

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31 March 2019

Who was Samuel S Sackett?

Association member Myra Roper recently found a record in Genealogical and Personal History of Western Pennsylvania for the hitherto unknown Harry Oliver Sackett (1868–1926), a "prominent citizen" of Sewickley, Pennsylvania. The record gives some detail of his maternal ancestry, but is silent on his father's side.
Further research has revealed that his father was Samuel S Sackett (1842–1932), but then the trail goes cold, and it has not yet proved possible to fit Samuel into our various Sackett trees.
There are plenty of records for Samuel, but unfortunately none that gives a clue to his parentage. Indeed, his own son Leroy was unable to provide the names of Samuel's parents for his death certificate.
Some of the records are somewhat contradictory—to the extent that it seems possible that there were two Samuel S Sacketts. There are records of two marriages, with apparently overlapping dates, and this adds to the confusion. However, it is surely unlikely that there were two men of the same name, of similar age, in the same area. Were this the case, we would then have two mysteries.
Suggestions as to Samuel's parentage will be gratefully received.