Sackett,  Henry Ackley "Harry" Jr.

Sackett, Henry Ackley "Harry" Jr.

Male 1912 - 1999  (87 years)  

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  • Name Sackett, Henry Ackley 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Nickname Harry 
    Born 25 Apr 1912  Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 3 Dec 1914  Grace Episcopal Church, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Nov 1999  Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I38810  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2017 

    Father Sackett, Henry Ackley "X Ackley",   b. Sep 1859, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1938, Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Fetterly, Edith,   b. Abt 1884, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Abt 1911  New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children
    1. Sackett, Henry Ackley "Harry" Jr.,   b. 25 Apr 1912, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1999, Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    Family ID F13762  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Conliffe, Frances R.,   b. 3 Jul 1918, Alameda County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1952, Lane County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 1937-1940 
    Notes 
    • http://birth-records.mooseroots.com/l/16207098/Frances-R-Conliffe
      California Birth Index, 1905 - 1995
      Name Frances R. Conliffe
      Birth Date July 03, 1918
      Birth County Alameda County
      Birth State California
      Mother's Maiden Name: Bickford
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      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=99656403
      Frances R (Conliffe) Sackett
      Birth: Jul. 3, 1918; Alameda County, California, USA
      Death: Sep. 19, 1953; Lane County, Oregon, USA

      Daughter of Frederick Conliffe from England
      and Mary Bickford Conliffe born in New Hampshire.

      Frances was first wife of Harry A Sackett with whom she had three children.

      Family links:
      Spouse:
      Harry A Sackett (1912 - 1999)

      Burial:
      Unknown

      Created by: Sue Wehnert Guss
      Record added: Oct 27, 2012
      Find A Grave Memorial# 99656403
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F13763  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Callaway, Barbara Lou,   b. 16 Jul 1932, Salem, Marion County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 2012, Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married Aft 19 Sep 1953  Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F13764  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Apr 1912 - Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 3 Dec 1914 - Grace Episcopal Church, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Aft 19 Sep 1953 - Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Nov 1999 - Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • X Ackley Sackett's 2nd wife was Edith Fetterly. They had a son, Butler Thomas Sackett, born 25 Apr 1912 in Newark, Essex, New Jersey. Evidently X Ackley and Edith separated following the birth of their son. In 1920 Edith was enumerated as Edith Sackett, married, in the household of her Aunt, Maria Fisher. It appears Edith Sackett was in a hospital for the insane in 1930.

      Harry's son, Robert Sackett, says that following an appearance of X Ackley Sackett on October 18, 1913 in Frederick, Maryland "Henry came home to find their child on the bed next to a bottle of sleeping pills, and Edith was not there. My guess is she probably went back home to Pennsylvania where her uncle and aunt lived. In her defense, I think it is safe to say that Henry was not an easy man to settle down with. Ironic that Henry, who probably left a spouse to raise children on her own, is left with a child to raise on his own."

      "I speculate that Henry and his child then go back to Michigan for a time, where he still has friends and relatives. On December 3, 1914, the Rev. George P.T Sargent at the Grace Episcopal Church of Grand Rapids, baptizes the child with the name Henry Ackley Sackett Jr. His father would always call him "Buddy." We know him better as Harry."

      "He traveled the country as a child with his father, Henry (X) Ackley Sackett. He appears in the clown suit at age eight in 1920 as a toy demonstrator. The outfit was made by X. Ackley himself. They were in Michigan in 1923 when they visited X. Ackley's cousins. Young Harry worked as a page boy at the Hotel Fresno in 1924/5 and there is a picture attached from that time. This is very much how Harry would have appeared when he is separated from his father a few months later in Portland, OR. Harry, at thirteen, was in the custody of the Public Welfare Bureau and the plan was for him to ship out with the Merchant Marine. As I understand it, a women at the Bureau saw some promise in Harry, and had a sister in Marshfield,OR whose married name was Anna Huggins. Henry and Anna Huggins take Harry in on what may have been a temporary basis. They write to X. Ackley's cousins to get their opinion of young Harry. They write back, from White Cloud, Michigan, March 23, 1926:
      "We all thought Henry Ackley Sackett Jr. a bright, keen boy, whom his father dearly loved. He would be greatly relieved and pleased to know that his son has found friends and can have a good steady home and a chance for an education. I truly hope you will keep him and that he will appreciate his chance for a good life before him, and be worthy of your efforts to befriend him."
      "Keep him they do. The Huggins appear in the 1930 Census, and seventeen year old Harry is listed as a lodger."

      Following his graduation from high school, in 1934, Harry entered Walla Walla College in South East, Washington. The school is now Walla Walla University, a Seventh Adventist school. The school is located in College Place, Walla Walla, Washington.
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      HeritageQuest
      1930 Census; Precinct 2, Marshfield, Coos, Oregon
      SD No. 6; ED No. 6-21; Sheet No. 4A [stamped 85]; April 7-8, 1930
      509 Centeral Avenue
      70/112
      Huggins, Henry H., Head, M, W, 59, M, 32, Washington, England, Finland, Agent, Life Insurance
      Huggins, Anna M., Wife, F, W, 51, M, 43, Iowa, Germany, New Jersey, None
      Sackett, Henry A., Ward crossed out/Lodger, M, W, 17, S, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, None
      Farley, August F., Lodger, M, W, 68, S, Sweden, Sweden, Sweden, Imm. 1884, Janitor, Masonic Temple
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      During the time Harry was attending Walla Walla College, he wrote letters to Mrs. Huggins, calling her "Mother." During his time at the college, he was able to visit his father in the facility in Pendleton, Oregon.
      Due to the hard times during the Great Depression, Harry left college before graduatiing and went to California where he worked at several different occupations. His letters to his "Mother" in Oregon continued, giving an account of his movements. Near the end of his time in California he was hired to drive a man on an extended journey throughout the western states. During that trip, Harry was able to visit his father in Pendleton for what was probably the last time he saw him.
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      1940 Census; Marshfield, Election Precinct 20 Marshfield Central 2, Coos, Oregon
      SD No. 4; ED No. 6-10, Sheet No. 5B; April 8-13, 1940
      Line 41
      509 Central Avenue
      Household 133
      Huggins, Henry, Head, M, W, 69, M, Washington, Same house in 1935, ---
      Huggins, Anna M., Wife, F, W, 61, M, Iowa, Same house in 1935, ---
      Line 58; 137 South 4th Street
      Household 140
      Sackett, Harry, Head, M, W, 27, M, New Jersey, Same Place in 1935, Mechanic, Typewriter
      Sackett, Frances, Wife, F, W, 21, M, California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California in 1935, ---
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      https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JBSS-NTT
      United States Social Security Death Index
      Age: 87
      Given Name: Harry
      Middle Name: A
      Surname: Sackett
      Birth Date: 25 Apr 1912
      State: Oregon
      Last Place of Residence: Corvallis, Benton, Oregon
      Previous Residence Postal Code: 97333
      Event Date: 06 Nov 1999
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      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=99656470
      Harry A Sackett
      Birth: Apr. 25, 1912; Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
      Death: Nov. 6, 1999; Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon, USA

      Family links:
      Spouses:
      Frances R Conliffe Sackett (1918 - 1953)
      Barbara Lou Callaway Sackett (1932 - 2012)*

      Burial:
      Unknown

      Created by: Sue Wehnert Guss
      Record added: Oct 27, 2012
      Find A Grave Memorial# 99656470


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