Sackett,  Augustine

Sackett, Augustine

Male 1841 - 1914  (73 years)  

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  • Name Sackett, Augustine 
    Born 24 Mar 1841  Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 5 Jun 1900  Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 10 May 1914  Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3755  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 26 May 2017 

    Father Sackett, Homer,   b. 8 Dec 1801, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1871, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Skiff, Flora,   b. 23 Apr 1808,   d. 9 Feb 1859, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 1 Dec 1827  Sharon, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Sharon, CT Vital Revords from the Barbour Collection
      1739 to 1855
      Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
      SACKETT, Homer, of Warren, m Flora SKIFF of Sharon, Dec 1, 1827, by Frederick Gridley
    Children 6 children 
    Family ID F1575  Group Sheet

    Family Rice, Charlotte Georgiana,   b. Oct 1847, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1925, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 8 Jun 1871  Lee, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Sackett, Edith Rice,   b. 8 Jun 1876, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
    +2. Sackett, Margaret Reeve,   b. 19 Jul 1880, Lee, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1955, Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 22 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F1585  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Mar 1841 - Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Jun 1871 - Lee, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Edith Rice - 8 Jun 1876 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Margaret Reeve - 19 Jul 1880 - Lee, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 5 Jun 1900 - Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 May 1914 - Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos 2 photos

  • Notes 
    • From The Sackett Family Association Blog ( http://thesackettfamilyassociationblog.blogspot.com/ )
      25 May 2017

      "Augustine Sackett is inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame"
      "Augustine Sackett (1841?1914) was the inventor of drywall, which he patented in 1894 as Sackett Board. It is used today to clad walls and ceilings in virtually all new buildings.
      He has been inducted in 2017 into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, which recognizes individual inventors for major technological advances. He is the most recent of just 547 inventors so far honored.
      Augustine described himself, rather modestly, in the 1900 census as a paper manufacturer, and in 1910 as a manufacturer of linings?little realizing that his product would come to be installed in 97% of new homes, and become a $3billion a year industry."

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      From National Invetors Hall of Fame
      http://www.invent.org/honor/inductees/inductee-detail/?IID=547

      US Patent No. 520,123
      Inducted in 2017
      Born March 24, 1841 - Died May 10, 1914
      Military Service: United States Navy

      Few modern products have transformed construction as much as drywall. Sackett Board, the prototype for drywall, was patented by Augustine Sackett in 1894, and the evolution of Sackett's invention shaved weeks off the time needed to finish a building. Today, the average new house in American contains over 6,000 feet of drywall. It is a staple of modern structures.

      Sackett's schooling at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute was interrupted by the Civil War, during which he served in the Union Navy. He settled afterward in New York City. An earlier Sackett patent?for a product intended as a sheath for walls and ceilings?led to the formulation of Sackett Board. Consisting of a core panel of gypsum plaster sandwiched between two thick sheets of paper, Sackett Board was rigid but soft enough to admit nails, and tough enough not to crack during installation or ordinary use. It replaced the time-consuming and labor-intensive method of wet-plaster wall construction. Sackett Board could be installed in a single day.

      Sackett Board was improved through the years, including its strength-to-weight ratio, durability, and fire resistance. In the 1940s, after wartime rationing limited the availability of lumber, contractors began using drywall instead. The panels became standard in inexpensive housing tracts mushrooming across the country. Drywall's popularity grew in nonresidential construction and high rises as well, including the John Hancock Tower, built in 1976 in Boston, and Chicago's Sears Tower, completed in 1973.

      Since 1930, the American demand for drywall has risen by 6,000 percent, and sales top $3 billion annually.
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      of Lee, Mass., and New York City

      Augustine Sackett, served during the greater part of the war for the preservation of the Union in the Regular Navy, as an assistant engineer, doing duty as such in the ships Wissahickon, Chippewa, Algeciras, Spain, Ascutuey and Mallabessett. He was with the Gulf Squadron in the blockade of Mobile and capture of New Orleans; was with the North Atlantic Squadron in the sounds of North Carolina; was in the Roanoke River service, and in the conflict with the Confederate ram Albemarle. At the close of the war he resigned from the service and has since resided either at Lee, Mass., or New York City.
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      http://www.chs.org/kcwmp/cwst.htm
      Sackett, Augustine (b.1841)
      Second Assistant Engineer
      Warren
      U. S. Navy
      1863 August 11; 1864 October 14
      2 Items
      Letters to sister Flora Sackett (b.1847). Sacket enlisted in 1861 as Third Assistant Engineer and was promoted to Second Assistant Engineer in 1863. He resigned in 1865. On 11 August 1863, Sackett writes from aboard the U.S. gunboat Chippewa near Port Royal, SC, and on 14 October 1864 from aboard the U. S. S. Mattabesett, part of the 3rd Division, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, "I mean to cast my vote for Old Abe. We have only one or two McClellan officers on the ship." Sackett also writes of ending the blockade-running into Wilmington. He considers the election of Union candidates as important to the preservation of the Union as battlefield victories and also discusses draft resistors.
      Augustine is the brother of Homer Skipp Sackett; see following entry.
      Location: MS 90815
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      Year: 1850; State: CT; County: Litchfield; Township: Warren
      Roll: M432_43«tab»Page: 85
      1265/1336
      Sackett, Augustine«tab»9 m«tab» «tab»CT [W #3941]
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      Subj:«tab» [SACKETT-L] Article
      Date:«tab»10/03/2000 10:48:12 PM Pacific Daylight Time
      From:«tab»msackett2@stny.rr.com (Mike Sackett)
      Reply-to: SACKETT-L@rootsweb.com
      To: SACKETT-L@rootsweb.com

      In the December 1999 Old House Journal, Page 24 was this article.

      WHO THEY WERE...WHAT THEY DID

      No one perfected walls that go up faster than plaster until AUGUSTINE
      SACKETT patented the first gypsum board in 1894. By sandwiching five thin
      layers of gypsum ( a lightweight, non-combustible rock) between six sheets
      of felt paper, Inventor Sackett produced a 36" square wallboard that
      demanded neither supporting lath nor curing time. Sackett continued to
      improve his Plaster Board until 1909, when it was acquired by the U.S.
      Gypsum Company, producer of sheetrock.
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      Concerning a letter from: "Miss Edith R. Sackett of Warren, Connecticut. ... Her family bible recorded the birth in that house January 7, 1791, of Aaron Sackett, the third child of Homer Sackett born August 6, 1765, and Sarah Carter Sackett, born October 30, 1768. Aaron married Hulda Tanner and built a home in Warren ... She said that Aaron was the uncle of her father, Augustine Sackett, inventer of plaster board now manufactured by the U.S. Gypsum Co."
      [Andrew P. Sackett; "Ancestors & Descendants of Frederick Plummer Sackett"; page 13]
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      Name: Augustine Sackett
      Birth Date: 24 Mar 1841
      Birth Place: Warren, Connecticut
      Residence: New York, New York
      Passport Issue Date: 25 Jan 1910
      Passport Includes a Photo: N
      Source: Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925 (M1490)
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      _______________________________________________
      Augustine Sackett, son of Homer Sacket and Flora Skiff, was born in Connecticut on 24 March 1841.1,2 He died on 10 May 1914. He married in Lee, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, on 8 June 1871, Charlotte Georgiana Rice, daughter of Abner Rice.3,1 Charlotte's father Abner Rice was described as "Lee's most prominent citizen" when he died aged 88 in 1908.4
      In 1850 Augustine was living in Warren, Litchfield County, and was recorded in the census as Augustine Sackett, aged nine and born in Connecticut. He was living with hiis parents Homer and Flora in the household of his grandparents Homer and Sarah.5
      Augustine Sackett served during the American Civil War as an assistant engineer in the Regular Navy.
      In 1870 Augustine was living at Lee, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, in the household of Edwin Morgan, a publican, and was recorded in the census as Augustine Sacket, a paper collar manufacturer, aged 29, and born in New York.6
      In 1900 he was living at Madison Avenue, New York City, and was recorded as Augustine Sackett, paper manufacturer, head of household, aged 50 and born in Connecticut. Living with him were his wife Charlotte, 52, and their unmarried daughters, Edith, 24, and Margaret, 19.7
      In 1910 he was living at Madison Avenue, New York City, and was recorded as Augustine Sackett, manufacturer of linings, head of household, aged 69. He rented his home. Living with him were his wife Charlotte, 62, and their daughter Edith, 34.8
      In 1920 Augustine's widow Charlotte was living at Madison Avenue, New York City, and was recorded in the census as Charlotte Sackett, head of household, aged 72. Living with her was her unmarried daughter Edith, 44.9
      Augustine Sackett served during the greater part of the war for the preservation of the Union in the Regular Navy, as an assistant engineer, doing duty as such in the ships Wissahickon, Chippewa, Algeciras, Spain, Ascutuey and Mallabessett. He was with the Gulf Squadron in the blockade of Mobile and capture of New Orleans; was with the North Atlantic Squadron in the sounds of North Carolina; was in the Roanoke River service, and in the conflict with the Confederate ram Albemarle. At the close of the war he resigned from the service and has since resided either at Lee, Mass., or New York City.

      ?Weygant, The Sacketts of America




      Notes & Citations
      1.Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "3941. Augustine Sacket, b. Mar. 24, 1841; m. Charlotte G. Rice."
      2.Census.
      3.Vital Records, Lee, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, v235, p53, marriage "June 8th 1871, Augustine Sackett, of Lee, 30, paper colar manf, b. Warren Ct, s. Homer & Flora Sackett, first m., & Charlotte G Rice, of Lee, 23, b. Wayland Mass, d. Abner & Nancy G Rice, first m. Married by Rev V Gale, Cong. Clergyman."
      4."Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851?2003", digital image, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), Boston Daily Globe, 12 September 1908, "Abner Rice, Lee, Dead. / Town's Leading Citizen Lived to Age of 88 Years. / High School Principal for 31 Years and a Representative. / Lee, Sept 11?Abner Rice, 88 years old, Lee's most prominent citizen, died this morning after a brief illness. ... He is survived by the following children: Mrs Augustine Sackett of New York, ...."
      5.1850 US census, database, LDS, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org), Roll M432_43, p. 85
      Warren, Litchfield, Connecticut
      1265/1336
      Sackett, Homer, 85, m, farmer, b. CT
      Sackett, Sarah, 81, f, b. CT
      Sackett, Homer Jr., 48, m, farmer, b. CT
      Sackett, Flora, 42, f, b. CT
      Sackett, Edward, 14, m, b. CT
      Sackett, Homer S., 11, m, b. CT
      Sackett, Augustine, 9, m, b. CT
      Sackett, Flora J., 3, f, b. CT
      Hogan, John, 22, m, laborer, b. IRE
      Pratt, James, 21, m, laborer, b. IRE
      Kerney, Margaret, 18, f, b. IRE.
      6.1870 Census for United States, M593_601/405/813
      Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts
      Sacket, Augustine, 29, paper collur & box masiff?, $-, $5,000, b. New York
      [in public house of Edwin Morgan].
      7.1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), Roll 1116, p. 7A, Enumeration District 0797, FHL microfilm 1241116
      Madison Ave, Manhattan, New York, 5 Jun 1900
      Sackett, Augustine, head, b. Mar 1850, 50, m. 29y, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT, manfr (paper)
      Sackett, Charlotte R, wife, b. Oct 1847, 52, m. 29y, 2 ch, both living, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA
      Sackett, Edith R, dau, b. Jan 1876, 24, single, b. NY, father b. CT, mother b. MA
      Sackett, Margaret R, dau, b. Jul 1880, 19, single, b. MA, father b. CT, mother b. MA.
      8.1910 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), Roll T624_1020, p. 13A, Enumeration District 0483, FHL microfilm 1375033
      Madison Avenue, Manhattan Ward 12, New York, New York, 23 Apr 1910
      Sackett, Augustine, head, 69, m. 38y, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT, manufacturer, linings, home rented
      Sackett, Charlotte R, wife, 62, m. 38y, 2 ch, both living, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA
      Sackett, Edith R, dau, 34, m. 8y Roll T624_1020, p. 13A, Enumeration District 0483, FHL microfilm 1375033
      Madison Avenue, Manhattan Ward 12, New York, New York, 23 Apr 1910
      Sackett, Augustine, head, 69, m. 38y, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT, manufacturer, linings, home rented
      Sackett, Roll T624_1020, p. 13A, Enumeration District 0483, FHL microfilm 1375033
      Madison Avenue, Manhattan Ward 12, New York, New York, 23 Apr 1910
      Sackett, Augustine, head, 69, m. 38y, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT, manufacturer, linings, home rented
      Sackett, Charlotte R, wife, 62, m. 38y, 2 ch, both living, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA
      Sackett, Edith R, dau, 34, m. 8y Roll T624_1020, p. 13A, Enumeration District 0483, FHL microfilm 1375033
      Madison Avenue, Manhattan Ward 12, New York, New York, 23 Apr 1910
      [sic: she was single; enumerator's error?"m. 8" applies to next person on page], b. NY, father b. CT, mother b. MA.
      9.1920 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), Roll T625_1213, p. 10A, Enumeration District 1091, Image 899
      Madison Avenue, Manhattan, New York, New York, 12 Jan 1920
      Sackett, Charlotte, head, 72, wd, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA, occ none
      Sackett, Edith R, dau, 44, single, b. NY, father b. CT, mother b. MA, occ none.

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      On 24 Dec 2016, Thurmon King wriote:

      I found an Augustine Sackett biography:

      https://ia800306.us.archive.org/20/items/nationalcyclopae16newy/nationalcyclopae16newy.pdf

      The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Permanent series, Volume 16
      New York; James T. White & Company, 1918

      [There is a picture of Augustine Sackett between pages 333 and 334]
      334 THE NATIONAL CYCLOPEADIA

      SACKETT, Augustine, inventor and manufacturer, was born at Warren, Conn., Mar. 24, 1841, son of Homer and Flora (Skiff) Sackett. The first of the family in America was Simon Sackett, a native of England, who emigrated in 1630 and settled at Cambridge, Mass., where he died three years later. His son was John Sackett, said to have been the first white child born in Cambridge, and the line of descent is traced through John, William, Jonathan, Justus and Homer, the latter being the grandfather of Augustine Sackett. Jonathan Sackett settled in East Greenwich (now Warren), Conn., about 1740, on land which is still in the possession of the family. Augustine Sackett was educated at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y. He was completing his junior year at the latter when the civil war broke out, and he abandoned his studies to enlist in the Federal cause. Joining the U. S. navy he was made third assistant engineer, and was first assigned to the gunboat Wissahickon, stationed in the gulf waters during the winter of 1861-62. He was with the fleet under Adm. Farragut when it passed the forts below New Orleans in April, 1862, and his vessel was among the gunboats that passed Vicksburg in the following June. In September, 1862, he was transferred to the gunboat Chippewa, which was sent to Spain to watch the privateer Sumter, then lying off Algeciras. He was promoted to be second assistant engineer in August, 1863, and was on the Chippewa in the attack on Fr. Wagner in Port Royal Harbor. His next transfer was to the gunboat Mattabessett, which was stationed in the sounds of North Carolina until the cessation of hostilities. Resigning from the navy after the war, Mr. Sackett settled in New York city, where he established a business for the manufacture of building and packing papers. He devised a special building paper known in the trade as "Sackett's Sheathing," which still enjoys an extensive sale, and also invented the original machinery for manufacturing his sheathing paper. Following this, he invented Sackett's plaster-board which is an economical substitute for wood lath, makes a better partition and is a more effective fire retardent. In 1892 he organized the Sackett Wall-Board Co., which in 1906 became the Sackett Plaster-Board Co. The original factory in Garbutt, N. Y., was supplemented by others at Grand Rapids, Mich., and Fort Dodge, Ia., to supply the demand of the building trade in every part of the United States and even abroad. Mr. Sackett devised the special machinery used in the manufacture of the plaster-board, and the development of the product to a commercial success was due entirely to his energy, enterprise and executive ability. In 1909 he sold his interest to the United States Gypsum Co., a Chicago corporation, of which he was a director, and which continues to market the product at the present time. He continued to attend to several minor business interests, including the operation of a small factory, until the date of his death. Mr. Sackett possessed marked personal characteristics which commanded respect and admiration from all who knew him. He was conservative in his business ventures, accurate in his judgement, simple in his tastes, fond of intellectual pursuits and interested in music and literature. He was a devout Presbyterian and was a member of the session of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian church. He was a member of the New York Commandery, Military Order of the Loyal Legion, and of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Republican Club of New York. He was married June 8, 1871, to Charlotte G., daughter of Abner rice, of Lee, Mass., and had two daughters: Edith Rice and Margaret Reeves, wife of George Frederick Miles. Mr. Sackett died in New York city, May 10, 1914.

      Thurmon

  • Sources 
    1. [S954] 1900 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 22 Dec 2016.
      1900 Census; Borough of Manhattan, New York City Ward 29, New York County, New York
      SD No. 1; ED No. 787; Sheet No. 7A; June 5, 1900
      Household 171 [Indexed as Ausustino], 1219 Woodson Ave
      https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSK2-KRF
      Sackett, Augustine, Head, W, M, Mar., 1850, 50, M, 29, Connecticut, Connecticut, Connecticut, Manfr (paper)
      Sackett, Charlotte R., Wife, W, F, Oct., 1847, 52, M, 29, 2-2, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, ---
      Sackett, Edith R., Daughter, W, F, Jan., 1876, 24, S, New York, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, ---
      Sackett, Margaret R., Daughter, W, F, July, 1889, 20, S, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, ---

      Researched by Thurmon King

    2. [S135] Barbour Collection of Vital Records.

    3. [S8] Weygant, Weygant, Charles H., (Newburgh, N. Y., 1907), Page 253 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S681] Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910, (http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#) (Reliability: 3).
      Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910
      Groom's Name: Augustine Sackett
      Groom's Birth Date: 1841
      Groom's Birthplace: Warren, Conn.
      Groom's Age: 30
      Bride's Name: Charlotte G. Rice
      Bride's Birth Date: 1848
      Bride's Birthplace: Wayland
      Bride's Age: 23
      Marriage Date: 08 Jun 1871
      Marriage Place: Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts
      Groom's Father's Name: Homer Sackett
      Groom's Mother's Name: Flora Sackett
      Bride's Father's Name: Abner Rice
      Bride's Mother's Name: Nancy J. Rice
      Groom's Race: «tab»
      Groom's Marital Status: Single
      Groom's Previous Wife's Name: «tab»
      Bride's Race: «tab»
      Bride's Marital Status: Single
      Bride's Previous Husband's Name: «tab»
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M74531-5
      System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
      Source Film Number: 250261
      Reference Number: Pg 70 Bk 2

      "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FHTJ-JFW : 4 December 2014), Augustine Sackett and Charlotte G. Rice, 08 Jun 1871; citing reference Pg 70 Bk 2; FHL microfilm 250,261.


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