Sackett,  Homer Samuel "Sam"

Sackett, Homer Samuel "Sam"

Male 1914 - 1971  (56 years)  

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  • Name Sackett, Homer Samuel 
    Nickname Sam 
    Born 17 Apr 1914  New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 28 Aug 1920  Oslo, Oslo Fylke, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Immigration 7 Sep 1920  New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Military 22 Feb 1942  [5
    Enlistment 
    Residence 4 Mar 1966  Beaverton, Washington County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Died 20 Mar 1971  [5, 6, 7
    Buried 21 Apr 1971  Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I26962  Sackett | Simon Sackett the Colonist, Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder
    Last Modified 6 May 2017 

    Father Sackett, Homer Samuel,   b. 1 May 1884, Avon, Livingston, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1956, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Christy, Louise,   b. 26 Sep 1885, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1922, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 4 May 1910  Batavia, Kane, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Children 2 children 
    Family ID F8894  Group Sheet

    Family ___, Mildred E.,   b. 21 Feb 1921,   d. 2 Jan 2012  (Age 90 years) 
    Last Modified 6 May 2017 
    Family ID F15997  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Apr 1914 - New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 28 Aug 1920 - Oslo, Oslo Fylke, Norway Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 7 Sep 1920 - New York City, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 4 Mar 1966 - Beaverton, Washington County, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 21 Apr 1971 - Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents 2 documents

  • Notes 
    • Year: 1920; Census Place: Chicago Ward 25, Cook (Chicago), Illinois; Roll: T625_342; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 1477; Image: 1034.
      Sackett, Homer S Jr, Son, M, W, 5, S, yes, Louisiana, New York, Norway, Norwegian, None
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      Graduation Exercises Thorpe Academy Sam Sackett, George Talbot,
      (Sam..Valedictorian) June 1926 - [The Sackett Family Photo Album]
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      Year: 1930; Census Place: Evanston, Cook, Illinois;
      Roll: 499; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 2115; Image: 548.0.
      1007Judson
      72/97
      Sackett, Samuel, Son, M, W, 15, S, yes, yes, Louisiana, New York, Illinois, None
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      U.S. Veterans Cemeteries, ca.1800-2006 U.S. Veterans Cemeteries, ca.1800-2006
      Name: H Samuel Sackett
      Service Info.: SSG US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II
      Birth Date: 17 Apr 1914
      Death Date: 20 Mar 1971
      Service Start Date: 22 Feb 1942
      Service End Date: 21 Sep 1945
      Interment Date: 21 Apr 1971
      Cemetery: Willamette National Cemetery
      Cemetery Address: 11800 SE MT. Scott Boulevard Portland, OR 97266
      Buried At: Section U Site 995
      Source Information:
      National Cemetery Administration. U.S. Veterans Cemeteries, ca.1800-2006 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006. Originaldata: National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide Gravesite Locator.

  • Sources 
    1. [S57] 1910 U.S. Census.

    2. [S999] 1920 U.S. Census.

    3. [S510] National Cemetery Administration. U.S. Veterans Cemeteries, ca.1800-2006, (MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006) (Reliability: 3).
      Birth Date: 17 Apr 1914

    4. [S1674] New Orleans, Louisiana, Birth Records Index, 1790-1915, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 6 May 2017.
      Name: Homer Samuel Sackett Jr
      Birth Date: 17 Apr 1914
      Birth Place: Orleans, Louisiana, USA
      Father: Homer S Sackett
      Mother: Louise Christy

      New Orleans, Louisiana Birth Records Index, 1790-1899

      Researched by Ted Smith

    5. [S1] U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca. 1775-2006, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 6 May 2017.
      Name: H Samuel Sackett
      Service Info.: SSG US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II
      Birth Date: 17 Apr 1914
      Death Date: 20 Mar 1971
      Service Start Date: 22 Feb 1942
      Interment Date: 21 Apr 1971
      Cemetery: Willamette National Cemetery
      Cemetery Address: 11800 SE MT. Scott Boulevard Portland, OR 97266
      Buried At: Section U Site 995

      Researched by Ted Smith

    6. [S1052] Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 6 May 2017.
      Name: Homer Sam Sackett
      Age: 56
      Birth Date: Apr 1914
      Death Date: 20 Mar 1971
      Death Place: Washington
      Spouse: Mildre
      Certificate: 71-04859

      Researched by Ted Smith

    7. [S884] U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 6 May 2017.
      Name: Homer Sackett
      SSN: 545-07-4372
      BORN: 17 Apr 1914
      Died: Mar 1971
      State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)

      Researched by Ted Smith

    8. [S663] New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 6 May 2017.
      Arrival Date: 7 Sep 1920
      Port of Departure: Kristiania,NOR
      Port of Arrival: New York, New York
      Ship Name: Stavangerfjord

      Name: Sackett, Loiuse
      Age: 33
      Address: 722 Bittersweet Place, Chicago, Ill.
      US Passport 185739 issued at Washington, DC, 13 March 1920

      Name: Homer Sackett
      Birth Date: 17 Apr 1904
      Birth Place: New Orleans, La.

      Name: Letitia Sackett
      Birth Date: 19 Oct 1916
      Birth Location: Chicago, Illinois

      Researched by Ted Smith


    9. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 6 May 2017.
      The Times (San Matero, California), 5 Mar 1966, Saturday, page 18

      EVA SACKETT

      Eva N. Sackett, of 3555 Edison Street, San Mateo, died yesterday at San Mateo Convalescent Hospital. She was a native of Plainfield, Ill.

      Surviving are a son, Homer S. Sackett, Jr., of Beaverton, Ore.; a daughter, Mrs. Letitia O'Hair, San Mateo, and three grandchildren.

      Friends may call at the Patterson and O'Connell Chapel in San Mateo until 10 p.m. Sunday. Inurnment will be private at Skylawn Memorial Park.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    10. [S510] National Cemetery Administration. U.S. Veterans Cemeteries, ca.1800-2006, (MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006) (Reliability: 3).
      Interment Date: 21 Apr 1971

    11. [S1592] Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940, (FamilySearch.org) (Reliability: 3), 14 Feb 2017.
      Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940
      https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KF2D-ND5
      Name: Homer Samuel Sackett
      Event Type: Marriage
      Event Date: 04 May 1910
      Event Place: Kane, Illinois, United States
      Gender: Male
      Age: 27
      Birth Year (Estimated): 1883
      Father's Name: C H Sackett
      Mother's Name: Harriet Robinson
      Spouse's Name: Louise Christy Dreier
      Spouse's Gender: Female
      Spouse's Age: 25
      Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1885
      Spouse's Father's Name: C A Dreier
      Spouse's Mother's Name: Oliveda Christy
      Page: 21315
      [1 of 4 citations. Each has slightly different details]

      Researched by Thurmon King

    12. [S1673] Hardwood Record, Volume 34, Hardwood Company, (Hardwood Company) (Reliability: 3), 6 May 2017.
      pp. 26-27

      Builders of Lumber History
      Number CXVII
      H. S. Sackett

      It will come as a surprise to many who are interested in the office of Wood Utilization of the United States Forest Service, located at Chicago, to know that H. S. Sackett who has been its chief for several years and has done such efficient work, has resigned from this service to join the Munson-Whitaker Company, forester, in charge of this company's Chicago branch office.

      Mr. Sackett has contributed in a notable degree to the building of lumber history, as a zealous and intelligent department chief in the handling of the manifold problems of wood utilization that have come before the Forest Department for several years. He has done remarkably efficient service for the trade, and while lumbermen generally will regret his retirement from this service, they will congratulate Mr. Sackett upon not only bettering his position, but of being perhaps of increased value to the lumber industry in his new connection.

      H. S. Sackett was born in Avon, Livingston county, New York, May 1, 1884, and graduated from the high school in that town in 1900. He took a two years' post-graduate course and in the fall of 1902 entered Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y., taking the forestry course. He attended one year when the school was abolished. He then entered the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where he graduated from the Forest School in 1906. During the summer of 1905 he spent four months estimating tie timber for the Northern Pacific Railroad through northern Minnesota. He entered the Forest Service in 1906 as forest assistant. He spent the summer estimating dead and green timber on the forest reserves in central and western Colorado. During the winter of 1906 and the spring of 1907 he had charge of the timber testing station of the Forest Service at Seattle, Wash. Part of the summer of 1907 he spent at the timber testing station of the Forest Service at the University of California, at Berkeley, and the remainder in the redwood district of that state, where a study of utilization of tanbark oak was made.

      Mr. Sackett returned to Washington, D. C., in the winter of 1907, and assisted in the compilation of the report of the National Conservation Commission. In 1908 he was promoted to "Chief of the Section of Lumber Trade." At this time began the development of certain lines of work, which culminated in the "Office of Wood Utilization," of which he has ever since been chief. The Office of Wood Utilization was moved to Chicago in October, 1909, and has since been located in the Fisher building. The principal lines of work covered by the field of work of which Mr. Sackett has been chief are:

      Methods of manufacture and uses of commercial woods; markets for and distribution of forest products; collection of statistics on production and consumption of wood in the United States and other countries; study of grading and inspection rules; collection of statistics on exports and imports of forest products; effect of and extent and growth of the substitution of other materials for wood, and sales of timber from the national forests.

      The work of the office has had remarkable growth since its removal to Chicago, and has had to be transferred to larger quarters on three different occasions. Under Mr. Sackett's intelligent direction the office has been of immense benefit to lumbermen and wood users who have taken advantage of its central location to secure information on various forestry subjects of interest to them.

      On May 4, 1910, at Batavia, 111., Mr. Sackett was married to Miss Louise Christy, daughter of Baroness Ovidia von Weinberg of Norway. Miss Christy at that time was traveling and studying in this country incognito under the name of Dreier.

      Mr. Sackett is the author of several publications issued by the Forest Service, principal among which are those relating to the wood-using industries of various states, and to the collection of statistics on forest products. He has also written numerous articles dealing with the utilization of wood waste in its various forms.

      The Mnnson-Whitaker Company, forester, with which Mr. Sackett will in the future be allied, was organized in Boston in 1905, to carry on a general forestry business. The president of the company is C. L. Whitaker; vice-president, W. H. Weber; secretary, J. E. Whitaker; treasurer and general manager, H. S. Schroeder. Mr. Sackett becomes western manager with office at Chicago. The company also maintains offices in New York and Boston. At the outset this company?s main line of work was tree surgery, in which it has been eminently successful. This department of the business has now assumed large proportions and it undoubtedly does more work than any other concern in the country engaged in this line. This work has been done largely in eastern states, although considerable has been carried on as far west as the Mississippi river. In 1909, the company branched out in forest engineering, and in the New England and Appalachian regions, the particular field in which it has up to the present time confined its operations, is recognized as the foremost appraiser of timber lands.

      In connection with the company's timber estimating for operating concerns, it also makes working plans for the utilization of woods and sawmill waste, a feature in practical forestry which has been attended with most satisfactory results. The company has also established fire protection plans for timber owners as well as outlines for afforestation arid reforestation. The company has done much in combatting the work of insect enemies of the forest in the New England states, and has made a special study of the utilization of chestnut which now is being so rapidly killed in many of the eastern states. In this latter work it has evolved means of profitably disposing of the disease-killed timber in numerous instances.

      The company believes in the principle of conservative expansion, and hence it has secured the co-operation of Mr. Sackett to develop this business with the aid of an efficient organization in all departments in the West. The company will specialize in the appraisal of timber lands in which work it is well-fortified with men of long experience and good judgment, who are capable of doing excellent work. The company's cruising methods embody some features not used by other concerns, but in general they conform with the practice of the leading timber appraisers. In speaking on this subject, Mr. Sackett said:

      "It is the policy of the company, no matter whether the cruise is for the purchase of timber by a going concern, or for a timber bond house or for whatever purpose,to urge or even insist that the cruise be of such a character that all the timber is seen, and that its quality be fully investigated. In addition we deem it most advisable that there be made a topographical map of the tract, and that the logging and manufacturing facilities and the markets be looked into most carefully, and then reported on. Check estimates of old appraisals and cruises which have for their basis the proportionment of sample areas or sample strips to the whole area, unless the entire area is again traveled over, are extremely dangerous and should never be relied on for the purpose either of purchasing or bonding."

      With the advent into the company of Mr. Sackett, the company is considerably broadening the scope of its work, and in the future will be able to render service to the public along the lines of a more intensive use of the country's great, but rapidly declining natural resource -- the forest. This service covers not only the utilization of wood in its natural form, but also its utilization in a changed form, such as into paper, pulp, alcohol, turpentine, etc., a field of which is often of more promise than the former. In the utilization of wood in its natural form, special attention will be given to the preparation of working plans for wood-using factories, which will include among other things, suggestions for the use of cheaper woods, which will serve equally as well, for the use of woods which have hitherto come into the market but sparingly, for the utilization of factory waste and for better methods of seasoning wood.

      Mr. Sackett's new office is located in Suite 512, Commercial National Bank Building, 72 W. Adams Street. Everyone who has followed Mr. Sackett's history and work in the past will wish him and his company the greatest possible success in his broadening endeavor to be of service to the lumber industry.


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