Sackett, Carl Leroy

Sackett, Carl Leroy

Male 1876 - 1972  (96 years)

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  • Name Sackett, Carl Leroy  [1
    Born 27 Feb 1876  Driftwood, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died Dec 1972  Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried Sheridan Municipal Cemetery, Sheridan, Sheridan County, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I27215  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2013 

    Father Sackett, John Henry,   b. 31 Jul 1845, Livingston County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1893, Big Horn, Sheridan County, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Burd, Martha Noble,   b. Apr 1851, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown 
    Married 17 Mar 1871 
    Children 6 children 
    Family ID F9687  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ivey, Ann Maude,   b. Abt 1875, Mineral Point, Iowa County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1910, Sheridan, Sheridan County, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Married 3 May 1905  Sheridan, Sheridan County, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F9692  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Woods, Margaret Hall,   b. 30 Jul 1884, Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1970, Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 1 May 1914  Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
    +1. Sackett, Carl Leroy Jr.,   b. 3 Apr 1921, Sheridan, Sheridan County, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 2016, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F9693  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 May 1905 - Sheridan, Sheridan County, Wyoming, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 May 1914 - Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Carl Leroy Jr. - 3 Apr 1921 - Sheridan, Sheridan County, Wyoming, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Dec 1972 - Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Sheridan Municipal Cemetery, Sheridan, Sheridan County, Wyoming, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Street/Feature Town/Village/Neighborhood Township/Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region/Continent/Ocean Not Set

  • Photos 2 Photos

  • Notes 
    • 1880 Census, Cheyenne, Laramie, Wyoming
      Family History Library Film: 1255454; NA Film No.: T9-1454
      Page No.: 191A
      Carl SACKETT, Other, S, Male, W, 4, NE, --, NY, IL
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      Year: 1900; Census Place: Columbus Ward 19, Franklin, Ohio;
      Roll: T623 1270; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 129.
      June 4, 1900;
      OSU Grounds
      Sackett, C.L. Lodger, W, M, Feb 1876, 24, S, Nebraska, New York, Illinois, Student, 9, yes, yes, yes
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      Year: 1910; Census Place: Sheridan 3-Wd, Sheridan, Wyoming;
      Series: T624; Roll: 1747; Page: 198B; Enumeration District: 105; Part: 1; Line: 33.
      W Works St
      418/36/41
      Sackett, Carl L, head, M, W, 20, M1, 5, Nebraska, New York, Illinois, English, Lawyer, Practicing
      Sackett, Maud, Wife, F, W, 20, M1, 5, Wisconsin, England, England, English, None
      Cooper, Grace, Ldoger, F, W, 24, S, Pennsylvania, US, Pennsylvania, English, Stenographer, Law Office
      Cushman, Harriet, Ldoger, F, W, 30, S, Wisconsin, Wisconsin, Michigan, English Music Teacher, Piano
      Shick, Neola M, Servant, F, W, 19, S, Illinois, Illinois, Illinois, English, Servant, Private Family

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      Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992
      Name: Carl Leroy Sackett
      Spouse's Name: Margaret Hall Woods
      Event Date: 01 May 1914
      Event Place: Warsaw, Indiana
      Father's Name: John Henry Sackett
      Mother's Name: Martha Ann Bird
      Spouse's Father's Name: James Foster Woods
      Spouse's Mother's Name: Jemima Hall
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01143-7 , System Origin: Indiana-EASy , GS Film number: 1311138 , Reference ID: p 84

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      Name: Carl Leroy Sackett
      City: Not Stated
      County: Sheridan
      State: Wyoming
      Birth Date: 27 Feb 1876
      Race: White
      Roll: 2022321
      DraftBoard: 0
      Source Information:
      Ancestry.com. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18 [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2002. National Archives and Records Administration. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. M1509, 4,277 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.
      [Note-the above was dated Sept 10, 1918 and Margaret was already his second wife. - Kari Roehl]
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      Year: 1920; Census Place: Sheridan Ward 3, Sheridan, Wyoming;
      Roll: T625_2029; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 108; Image: 126.
      420/176
      Sackett, C. L. Head, O, F, M, W, 41, M, yes, yes, Nebraska, US, Illinois, no Lawyer, Gen. Practice
      Sackett, Margaret, Wife, F, W, 34, M, yes, yes, Indiana, Ohio, Indiana, None
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      Year: 1930; Census Place: Sheridan, Sheridan, Wyoming;
      Roll: 2624; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 3; Image: 777.0.
      W Works St
      420/140/176
      Sackett, Carl L, head, 0, 10,000, R, M, W, 47, M, 31, no, yes, Nebraska, Illinois, Illinois, yes, Attorney At Law, Metz & Sackett Law Office?
      Sackett, Margaret, Wife, F, W, 41, M, 25, no, yes, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, None
      Sackett, Carl Jr, Son, M, W, 9, S, yes, Wyoming, Nebraska, Indiana, None
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      Name: Carl Sackett
      Arrival Date: Mar 1950
      Age: 73 years
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1877
      Gender: Male
      Port of Departure: Honolulu, Hawaii
      Ship Name: Lurline
      Port of Arrival: San Francisco
      Birthplace: Driftwood, Nebraska
      Microfilm Roll Number: 410
      Page: 121
      Source Information:
      Ancestry.com. San Francisco Passenger Lists [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: San Francisco, California. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at San Francisco, 1893-1953. Micropublication M1410. Rolls # 1-429. National Archives, Washington, D.C
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      (Note) Carl is 73, born in Driftwood, Neb. and Margaret is 65, born in Warsaw, Indiana. Looks like they went on vacation to Hawaii. The above is on the SS Lurline from Honolulu on 3/20/1950 to San Francisco on 3/25/1950. Looks like they liked it so much they turned around and went back!

      The following is on the SS President Cleveland from Honolulu on 4/28/1950 to San Francisco on 5/3/1950
      Sackett, Carl L, 2715 Evans Ave, Cheyenne, Wyo, Age 73, Male, Married, Born Nebraska, Sackett, Margaret, same address, Age 63, Female, Married, Born Indiana.
      (note that Margaret got 2 years younger on the first voyage-no wonder they went back-must have found the fountain of youth! - Kari Roehl)

      Name: Carl L Sackett
      Arrival Date: May 1950
      Age: 73 years
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1877
      Gender: Male
      Port of Departure: Honolulu, Hawaii
      Ship Name: President Cleveland
      Port of Arrival: San Francisco
      Birthplace: Nebraska
      Microfilm Roll Number: 411
      Page: 119
      Source Information:
      Ancestry.com. San Francisco Passenger Lists [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: San Francisco, California. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at San Francisco, 1893-1953. Micropublication M1410. Rolls # 1-429. National Archives, Washington, D.
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      Page 18 - Sunday Tribune-Eagle; Cheyenne -- July 20, 1980
      Carl Sackett Knew What the West Was «i»Really«/i» Like
      Editor's Note:
      Stagecoach robberies, the James Brothers, Buffalo Bill, Indian maneuvers -- they were all a part of the life of Carl L. Sackett, Sr. Sackett, born in 1876, died at the age of 96. He was the oldest practicing attorney in Wyoming.
      Following are excerpts from a transcript of a taperecorded interview of Sackett in Los Angeles in 1970. The interview was conducted for FM station KPfK by William Malloch.
      I'm one of the last frontiersmen remaining who lived through the period of migratory buffalo to the jet age in the Far West. I was born before the Battle of the Little Bigh Horn where Custer and his men were killed.
      In September of 1880, with two ten-mule teams hauling two big freight wagons, we moved north from Cheyenne about 360 miles to the area occupied by General Cook at the time of the Custer Battle.
      I passed through no towns, or fences going the 360 miles.
      My father was occupying part of the buffalo range when the Deadwood Stage was carrying a gold chest from Deadwood to Cheyenne. Robbers took the gold chest.
      Superentendent Vorhees talked with the stage driver to get the description. You might think they talked about people. He didn't talk about people. He talked about hourses. the robbers rode horses, and frontier people and the Indians knew horses at that time where they wouldn't know a woman.
      They followed the horses by inquiring of frontier eople ant the Indians about horses that went by, and they finally located them in western Nebraska. They planned on how to get close to the undergournd cabin where the robbers had "holed up."
      Then some people came out of the dugout, one carrying the gold chest. The superintendent thought he knwe him as a robber. His gun cracked and down he went. Each man came out shooting. Every man who came out went down before he could get on his horse. They never robbed another stage.
      We moved in the fall of 1880 up to Goose Creek -- Little Goose Canyon. My father homesteaded a hill on what was later named Hanna Creek.
      There was a trapper's cabin -- one room, dirt floor, dirt roof, with a fireplace laid up with mud in the corner. We cooked on the fireplace and ate there.
      My father purchased squatter rights and homsteaded on 160 acres.
      When the Indians went to battle with General Custer they kept retreating until they got into Canada. Then they came back when arrangements were made to surrender to General Sheridan.
      The Indians camped on my father's homestead. I saw them when they arranged their tee-pees and how they rode their horses. They still were "fighting Indians," and the horses had eagle feathers in their tails.
      My brother and I walkde up to a head of a hill at the edge of Sackett Creek where we could look down on their camp and see them do all the maneuvers just by signals -- no words. The maneuvering was marvelous.
      People got along on meat -- chiefly buffalo, deer and antelope. Of course, wild birds came in and landed on the streams, so they had ducks and geese, but no eggs. They had taken a few chickens, but chickens had to be developed.
      I lived on buffalo meat, fresh and frozen and dried, until I was ten years old, as my chief meat diet. They did manage now and then to get some corn and corn meal and flour.
      People ate liver and marrow gut. Sometimes people -- believe it or not -- took the food from a ruminant (that's from a deer or antelope or buffalo, partly digested grass from the stomachs of the animals). That way they g ot all the elements of vitamins that you could get from green stuff anywhere.
      And the frontier people always knew what kinds of wild plants were edible. They ate them, sometimes raw, but usually cooked.
      Now, in the books you find nobody who really counted the buffalo on the buffalo trail. But my father and Bucksikin (a hunting partner) were surrounded by buffalo in the springtime -- so many they couldn't count them.
      They figured out how to cross-section the area and count the number of buffalo in one square. They made an estimation, which they said was quite accurate, of 40,000 in sight from one point.
      Now, other matters you may be interested in -- for instance, in Cheyenne I met Calamith Jane. Some reports are out that discredit her as a woman. But Warren Richardson, who knew her those years said nobody should speak ill of that woman.
      She devoted herself to helping people. If they were sick or injured she usually was there rendering assistance. She did go swimming with the soldiers. But she was a very competent and capable pioneer woman. I never saw an unfriendly act with her when I was in Cheyenne.
      The streets were all dusty and there was no bathing. There was no sewer systema and no water system when I was there in those two years, 1879-1880, and no electric lights.
      On Sackett Creek my father was appointed the first Wells-Fargo agent in the area. My mother would serve tables and feed the passengers on the stages. Among the people who came in to eat one day were Frank and Jesse James of the James Brothers Gang.
      They at at the same table with me. I had a cigar box for people who felt like giving money to kids. And they put money, quarter or half dollars, in this cigar box for me.
      I noticed my father had these bullets in his pocket and was standing right close to his shotgun. Evidently the James Brothers figured that before he was killed that one of them would be dead, so they ate and they showed no sighns fo being dangerous while I was there.
      On Little Goose Creek there was an old colored man who had a house at one end of which had a blacksmith shop. He was a friend of the James Brothers in Missouri who was brought out to shoe and care for horses by the Bozeman trail.
      He evidently reported to the James Brothers when the stage went by whether there was some indication that it carried gold.
      (Sackett was asked his impressions of Colonel Cody).
      He was a very outstanding human -- his attitude and atmosphere. He was kindly with people who were friendly, but there was no question that he was one of the most serious generals in the war with Indiand, when Indians were warlike.
      He was tall, about six feet, and he was not fat. He was athletic in appearance and quiet in his maneuvers and motions.
      He sometimes wore his hair long, in curls. But later he cut his hair just like every man had. But he wore his hair long to impress the Indians. Some people try to curl their hair in order to look like a frontiersman. That isn't common with frontiersmen. It's only with people who want to make a show.
      But Custer made a great impression with the Indians with his hair, and other people did too. So Buffalo Bill sometimes wore his hair long, but I don't think the did that for white folks.
      (Sackett was asked to compare frontier to modern life).
      In Washington or New York or Chicago you are in more danger than you were from the Indians on the plains -- because you can't tell who is going to throw a chain around your nedk or grab your arm and shoot you or knife you.
      I grew up breaking horses. A kid then wanted a horse just like a kid wants an automobile. Horse was king. Every man who was of any accound had his own horse. "Horses" was wealth, not only with Indians but with white folks. If you had a hourse you could use it. You could do something.
      The frontier was won with a man with a gun and an ax on a horse. He could use his ax to build most anything, carve on wood, make bridges, boats, rafts, and he could use a gun to feed himself.
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      Name: Carl Sackett
      SSN: 520-56-5125
      Last Residence: 82001 Cheyenne, Laramie, Wyoming, United States of America
      Born: 27 Feb 1876
      Died: Dec 1972
      State (Year) SSN issued: Wyoming (1963-1964 )
      Source Information:
      Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005.
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      Find A Grave Memorial
      Carl L. Sackett
      Birth: Feb. 27, 1876; Nebraska, USA
      Death: Dec. 4, 1972; Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, USA
      Sheridan Municipal Cemetery, Sheridan, Sheridan County, Wyoming, USA
      Plot: Mason 8 Circle

      Born in Driftwood, NB according to cemetery records.

      Family links:
      Parents:
      John Henry Sackett (1845 - 1893)
      Martha Ann Burd Sackett (1851 - 1924)

      Spouse:
      Margaret W. Sackett (1882 - 1970)
      Children:
      Baby Boy Sackett (____ - 1908)
      Burial:

      Created by: Marsha Hanson Dillon
      Record added: Aug 23, 2010
      Find A Grave Memorial# 57539390
      Headstone picture added by: Marsha Hanson Dillon

  • Sources 
    1. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 57539390 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S960] 1880 U.S. Census.

    3. [S116] Social Security Death Index.

    4. [S631] Wyoming, Marriages, 1877-1920, (FamilySearch.org), 11 Jun 2015.
      Wyoming, Marriages, 1877-1920
      Name: Carl Leroy Sackett
      Birth Date: 1876
      Age: 29
      Spouse's Name: Anne Maud Ivey
      Spouse's Birth Date: 1884
      Spouse's Age: 21
      Event Date: 03 May 1905
      Event Place: Sheridan, Wyoming
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00848-0 , System Origin: Wyoming-EASy , GS Film number: 176452 , Reference ID: p 93 no 23782

    5. [S628] Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992, (FamilySearch.org), 11 Jun 2015.
      Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992
      Name: Carl Leroy Sackett
      Spouse's Name: Margaret Hall Woods
      Event Date: 01 May 1914
      Event Place: Warsaw, Indiana
      Father's Name: John Henry Sackett
      Mother's Name: Martha Ann Bird
      Spouse's Father's Name: James Foster Woods
      Spouse's Mother's Name: Jemima Hall
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01143-7 , System Origin: Indiana-EASy , GS Film number: 1311138 , Reference ID: p 84


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