Sackett, Homer Mason

Sackett, Homer Mason

Male 1859 - 1919  (~ 59 years)

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  • Name Sackett, Homer Mason  [1
    Born Oct 1859  Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 May 1919  South Haven, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried Greenwood Cemetery, Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I29092  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2015 

    Father Sackett, Solomon Ashman,   b. 7 Mar 1830, Portage County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1914, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Morehouse, Sarah,   b. Feb 1835, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1912, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1852  Morgan County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 4 children 
    Family ID F680  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Oct 1859 - Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 May 1919 - South Haven, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Greenwood Cemetery, Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Sackett, Homer
    Sackett, Homer
    Van Buren Man Dies On Railway Homer Sackett of Near South Haven, Killed on Mooney's
    Date: Monday, May 19, 1919 Paper: Kalamazoo Gazette (Kalamazoo, Michigan) Page: 1

  • Notes 
    • Name: Homer Sackett
      Residence: , Macon, Illinois
      Ward:
      Age: 2 years
      Estimated Birth Year: 1858
      Birthplace: Ills.
      Gender: Male
      Page: 130
      Family Number: 26
      Film Number: 803203
      DGS Number: 4213708
      Image Number: 00134
      NARA Number: M653
      Collection: United States Census, 1860
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      1870 federal census, Decatur Twp, Macon Co., Illinois; 18 Jul 1870;
      Series: M593 Roll: 249 Page: 376
      Sackett, Homer, M, W, at home, age 13, b. Illinois
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      1880 Census; Woodville, Greene, Illinois
      FHL Film 1254209, NA Film T9-0209
      Page 215A
      Benjamin GILL, Self, M, M, W, 66, KY, Farmer, VA, KY
      Eliza GILL, Wife, F, M, W, 62, KY, Keeping House, KY, KY
      John GILL, Son, M, S, W, 30, IL, Farm Laborer, KY, KY
      Harvey GILL, Son, M, S, W, 25, IL, Farm Laborer, KY, KY
      Martha GILL, Dau, F, S, W, 23, IL, At Home, KY, KY
      Clara GILL, Dau, F, S, W, 19, IL, At Home, KY, KY
      Homer SACKETT, Other, M, S, W, 22, IL, Teacher & Boarder, OH, NY
      [Note: His uncle Edward, aunt Mary and family are on same page]
      b------
      /bThe Aspen Weekly Times
      5 April 1890; Page Two

      THE TOURTELOTTE TRAMWAY.
      The Aspen Public Tramway company
      got its line to Tourtelotte park in final
      operation yesterday. A start was made
      on Monday,, some ore being loaded at
      the Justice and run down close to the
      city terminal, but it was not dumped
      until Tuesday morning. The line then
      continued to move quite steadily and
      brought down a large amount of freight.
      It worked smoothly and without a hitch
      at any point, the management running
      it very slowly in order to accustom the
      employes to handling it, but in a few
      days they will be able to increase its
      speed. Some freight was sent up in the
      empty buckets and applications are
      being made for shipping large
      quantities of stufff to the park.
      The first up-freight was a con-
      signment of cigars sent to citizens of the
      park with the compliments of the com-
      pany. In starting the tramway a num-
      ber of buckets were put on first at the
      upper end loaded with ore, the cable be-
      ing moved by a crank and gearing ar-
      ranged for the purpose. When ten
      loaded buckets had been started out the
      tram began to move by the operation of
      the laws of gravitation.
      The officers of the company that has
      completed this great enterprise are as
      folllows[sic]
      H. R. Woodward, president.
      Fred G. Buckley, gen'l mangr.
      H. M. Sackett, superintendent.
      Thomas H. Y. Edsall, general atty.
      H. L. Harding, general agent.
      Sam. P. Fletcher, secretary.b
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      /bThe Daily Journal, Telluride, Colorado
      July 12, 1896, p. 4
      Hotel Arrivals
      American
      H. M. Sackett, Trenton, N. J.
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      The Daily Journal, Telluride, Colorado
      June 3, 1898, p. 2
      Operations Begun.
      The preparatory work for the erection of a tramway from the mill site of the United States and British Columbia Mining and Milling Company to their mines at the head of Cornet Basin, is under way. Mr. H. M. Sackett, representative of the Mine and Mill Supply Company, arrived a few days ago with his assistant and draughtsman, and at once began work. The tram will be over two miles in length, and will be in operation by fall.
      Mr. Sackett promises one of the finest trams in the state, and his past record is a guarantee that he will do what he says.
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      The Daily Journal, Telluride, Colorado
      June 15, 1898, p. 4
      H. M. Sackett, after spending several days in Telluride and vicinity reviewing the probable line of the contemplated tramway to be erected from near the Japan mines, Savage basin, to Pandora, a distance of about two miles, returned over the range to Silverton yesterday afternoon. He says the contemploate dtram whil perfectly feasable would be a very expensive one and believes it will hardly be built for some timee to come. Mr. Sackett is now superintending the construction of a Bleichert tramway 9,300 feet in length, manufactured by the Trenton Iron Works, Trenton, N. J., for the Iowa Gold Mining company near Silverton.
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      The Daily Journal, Telluride, Colorado
      September 2, 1898, p. 1
      Machine Works Change Hands.
      Yesterday the San Juan Machine Works were purchased by H. M. Sackett and hearafer the business will be carried on in a business way, as Mr. Sackett is well known here and is a business man of good reputation.
      Mr. Sackett has in his employ nothing but first-class blacksmiths and mechanics, and is deserving of substantial support by those wishing anything in his line of business.
      [Homer ran the business as Telluride Iron Works.]
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      The Daily Journal, Telluride, Colorado
      September 9, 1898, p. 2
      ANOTHER BIG MINING CORPORATION ORGANIZED
      (Continued from page 1.)
      "..."
      The president of the corporation; "Col. Page recently arrived in Telluride and is now arranging the preliminaries for the commencement of operations.
      A few days ago he visited the properties in Bridal Veil, accompanied by several gentlemen, among them Mr. H. M. Sackett and Mr. Jas. Fitzgerald. The latter is well known throughout the San Juan as a practical miner of an extended experience that entitles his judgement on the value of mining prpoerty and the best method for its development to no inconsiderable weight. He pronounces the Gold Cable group one of the most promising of any he has recently examined. ..."
      "Mr. Sackett is the gentleman who has erected several of the big tramway systems of this section, having recently completed one nearly a mile and a half in length for the United States and British Columbia company. Col. Page's purpose in taking him over the property was to secure reliable estimates and plans for a tramway from the mines to the railroad track, at the head of the valley, where it is the prupose of the company to erect a large stamp mill for the reduction of their ores."
      "..."
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      The Daily Journal, Telluride, Colorado
      October 1, 1898, p. 1
      Machine Works Change Hands.
      Yesterday the San Juan Machine Works were purchased by H. M. Sackett and here after the business will be carried on in a business way, as Mr. Sackett is well known here and is a business man of good repuration.
      Mr. Sackett has in his employ nothing but first-class blacksmiths and mechanics, and is deserving of substantail suport by those wishing anything in his line of business.
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      The Daily Journal, Telluride, Colorado
      October 1, 1898, p. 4
      DESSOLUTION NOTICE.
      Notice is hereby given that the co-partnership heretofore existing between Geo. P. Betts and H. M. Sackett, conducting a livery business under the firm name of Geo. P. Betts & Co., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. H. M. Sackett retiring from said firm, Geo P. Betts becomes sole proprietor, and will collect all bills due said firm and pay all outstanding accounts.
      Dated at Telluride, October 1, 1898
      Geo. P. Betts,
      H. M. Sackett.
      [In 1899 Homer's brother Edward was employed as a master mechanic at the Telluride Iron Works.]
      b------
      /b1900 Census; COLORADO, SAN MIGUEL, S TELLURIDE
      Series: T623 Roll: 129 Page: 207
      Sackett, H. M., head, W, M, b. Oct 1859, age 42, single, b. Illinois, father b. Ohio, mother b. New York
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      The Daily Journal, Telluride, Colorado
      Jun 28, 1901, p. 3
      H. M. Sackett went down to Haskill on the morning train and spent t he day there on business.
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      The Daily Journal, Telluride, Colorado
      March 20, 1903, p. 3
      H. M. Sackett returned last evening from his Denver business trip.
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      In 1908 Homer sold the Telluride Iron Works to his brother Edward
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      Year: 1910; Census Place: Deer Creek, Douglas, Oregon;
      Roll: T624_1280; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 82; Image: 876.
      107/107
      Sackett, Homer M, head, M, W, 52, S, Illinois, Ohio, New York, English, Engineer, Mechanical
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      Name: Homer Mason Sackett
      Gender: Male
      Burial Date:
      Burial Place:
      Death Date: 18 May 1919
      Death Place: South Haven, Van Buren, Michigan
      Age: 61
      Birth Date: 1858
      Birthplace: Illinois
      Occupation:
      Race: White
      Marital Status: Single
      Spouse's Name:
      Father's Name: Ashman Sackett
      Father's Birthplace:
      Mother's Name: Sarah Morehouse
      Mother's Birthplace:
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B53279-9
      System Origin: Michigan-EASy
      Source Film Number: 1019196
      Reference Number: v D p 207
      Collection: Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995
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      Find A Grave Memorial
      Homer Mason Sackett
      Birth: Oct., 1859; Illinois, USA
      Death: May 18, 1919; South Haven, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA

      Family links:
      Parents:
      Solomon Ashman Sackett (1830 - 1914)
      Sarah Moorehouse Sackett (1835 - 1912)

      Burial:
      Greenwood Cemetery, Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA
      Plot: 164-5

      Created by: Alvin Oglesby
      Record added: Jun 14, 2010
      Find A Grave Memorial# 53683264

  • Sources 
    1. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 53683264 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S954] 1900 U.S. Census, Series: T623 Roll: 129 Page: 207 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S724] Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995, (https://www.familysearch.org/).

    4. [S900] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Secretary of State, (http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/).


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