Sackett, DeForest

Sackett, DeForest

Male 1905 - 1993  (88 years)

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  • Name Sackett, DeForest 
    Born 3 Jul 1905  Elgin, Kane County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 16 Apr 1910  555 South Street, Elgin, Kane County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 17 Jan 1920  555 South Street, Elgin, Kane County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 16 Apr 1930  7110 Ridgeland Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1935  La Grange, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 12 Apr 1940  222 Kensington Avenue, La Grange, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 30 Nov 1993  Fontana-on-Geneva-Lake, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Person ID I953  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2015 

    Father Sackett, Lester D.,   b. 14 Jul 1847, Chenango County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1908  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Woleben, Mary C.,   b. 16 Apr 1871, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1942  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 19 Jan 1892  McHenry County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 3 children 
    Family ID F385  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ross, Margaret,   b. Abt 1905, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown 
    Married Abt 1928  [4
    Children 
    +1. Sackett, Ross DeForest,   b. 26 Mar 1930, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 2007, Fontana-on-Geneva-Lake, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Living
     3. Sackett, David Lawrence,   b. 17 Nov 1934, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 2015, Markdale, Grey, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F386  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Jul 1905 - Elgin, Kane County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 16 Apr 1910 - 555 South Street, Elgin, Kane County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 17 Jan 1920 - 555 South Street, Elgin, Kane County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Ross DeForest - 26 Mar 1930 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 16 Apr 1930 - 7110 Ridgeland Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, David Lawrence - 17 Nov 1934 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1935 - La Grange, Cook County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 12 Apr 1940 - 222 Kensington Avenue, La Grange, Cook County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Nov 1993 - Fontana-on-Geneva-Lake, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • General Notes:

      1910 Census, enumerated 16 Apr 1910 at 555 South Street in Elgin Ward 6, Kane, Illinois, United States
      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      Mary W Sackett Head F 37 Illinois
      Helen Sackett Daughter F 17 Illinois
      De Lester Sackett Son M 4 Illinois
      De Forest Sackett Son M 4 Illinois
      District: 74 , Sheet Number and Letter: 3B , Household ID: 52 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: M1283 , GS Film number: 1374310 , Digital Folder Number: 004328192 , Image Number: 00499

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      1920 Census, enumerated 17 Jan 1920 at 555 South Street in Elgin, Kane, Illinois, United States
      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      Mary Sackett Head F 48 Illinois
      De Forest Sackett Son M 14 Illinois
      De Lester Sackett Son M 14 Illinois
      District: 91 , Sheet Number and Letter: 12B , Household ID: 295 , Line Number: 55 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: T625 , GS Film number: 1820375 , Digital Folder Number: 004300539 , Image Number: 00482

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      1930 Census, enumerated 16 Apr 1930 at 7110 Ridgeland Avenue in Chicago (Districts 0251-0500), Cook, Illinois, United States
      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      Deforest Sackett Head M 26 Illinois
      Margaret Sackett Wife F 26 Illinois
      Deforest Sackett Son M 0 Illinois
      Note: Both were 23 years old when first married.
      District: 0280 , Sheet Number and Letter: 29A , Household ID: 326 , Line Number: 1 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: T626 , Affiliate Film Number: 425 , GS Film number: 2340160 , Digital Folder Number: 004584351 , Image Number: 00436

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      1940 Census, enumerated 12 Apr 2015 at 222 Kensington Avenue in La Grange, Lyons Township, Cook, Illinois, United States
      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      Deforest Sackett Head M 35 Illinois
      Margaret Sackett Wife F 35 Illinois
      D Ross Sackett Son M 10 Illinois
      James Sackett Son M 7 Illinois
      David Sackett Son M 5 Illinois
      District: 16-279 , Family Number: 157 , Sheet Number and Letter: 8A , Line Number: 7 , Affiliate Publication Number: T627 , Affiliate Film Number: 782 , Digital Folder Number: 005459523 , Image Number: 00123

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      From: Andrew Sackett
      De Forest's passing was in October, 1993[30 Nov 1993]. I'm not sure of the exact date. He died
      peacefully and happily in his own home, surrounded by family, friends, and
      his dog, Skookum.

      Next time you pass a Standard Oil or Aamoco gas station, wave at the red and
      blue logo with the torch. That was his design.
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      Supplied by Ted Smith:http://www.uic.edu/depts/lib/specialcoll/services/rjd/findingaids/DSackettf.html
      DeForest Sackett Papers
      An inventory of the collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago

      Collection Summary
      Creator: Sackett, DeForest
      Title: DeForest Sackett Papers
      Dates: 1876-1994
      Abstract: DeForest Sackett was a prominent Chicago designer who worked as art director for the Walgreen Company (1925 - 1939) and later established his own firm.
      Quantity: 5 linear ft.
      Identification: DSackett

      Biographical Sketch
      DeForest Sackett attended Elgin High School and graduated from the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He joined the advertising art department of the Chicago Tribune newspaper in 1923. Sackett left the Tribune in 1925 to become art director for the Walgreen Company, then a chain of thirty-three drug stores. From 1925 to 1939, he oversaw the company's development of commercial art, and was a pioneer in the use of color in modern package design. Sackett established his own firm, DeForest Sackett and Associates, in 1939, specializing in packaging, advertising and other forms of commercial design for corporations such as Standard Oil and Container Corp. He helped to found the Society of Typographic Arts (STA) and was active in other professional associations such as the 27 Chicago Designers. Sackett promoted the interests of the design community at large and assisted members of the Bauhaus in fleeing Nazi Germany during the 1930s. DeForest Sackett passed away in Fontana, Wisconsin on November 30, 1993 at the age of eighty-eight.

      Scope and Contents
      The DeForest Sackett Papers include correspondence, memoranda, reports, bulletins, newsletters, programs, published articles, clippings, notes, sketches, original artwork, maps, greeting cards, design layouts, photographs, brochures, and other published works. Templates, composition books, notes, and report cards from DeForest Sackett's time spent at Elgin High School are also included among these materials. Materials regarding his mentor, Raymond F. DaBoll, the Association for Color Research, and the Society of Typographic Arts have been reorganized into separate series. All materials are arranged by chronological order within their respective series. Some books were transferred from these papers to Rare Books for preservation and storage.

      TCS Note: There are more than 150 items listed, including a 1974 Sackett family genealogical information (#61) and reminisces written in 1976 (#152).

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      From Chicago Tribune, 9 Dec 1993, retrieved from http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1993-12-09/news/9312090215_1_product-packaging-design-center-chicago-academy
      Packaging-design Pioneer Deforest Sackett, 88

      DeForest Sackett, 88, a product packaging designer, played a key role in helping Chicago to earn a reputation as a design center. He was a founder and later president of both the Society of Typographic Arts and the Twenty-Seven Designers.

      A resident of Fontana, Wis. and formerly of La Grange, he died at home Nov. 30.

      Mr. Sackett attended Elgin High School. He also graduated from the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts.

      His career as an artist began in the art department of the Tribune. He left it to become art director for Walgreen drugstores, designing much of the firm's early product packaging.

      In 1939, he left Walgreens to form his own firm, DeForest Sackett and Associates. There, as one of the early artists in the field, he became noted for his work on trademarks. Among his most famous works was the redesign in 1946 of the Standard Oil torch.

      "He was way ahead of himself in terms of design," his son, Ross, said. "He was, however, a very self-effacing man and was not interested in using his position in his own self-interest or to attain fame. He worked helping to get members of the Bauhaus out of Nazi Germany during the 1930s, but did not claim credit for it. He also worked with Container Corp. in using early computers to bring color into packaging."

      Survivors, besides his son, include his twin brother, DeLester; two other sons, James and Dr. David; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Plans for a memorial service are pending.

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      Social Security Death Index
      Age: 88
      Given Name: Deforest
      Surname: Sackett
      Birth Date: 03 Jul 1905
      State: Illinois
      Last Place of Residence: Fontana, Walworth, Wisconsin
      Previous Residence Postal Code: 53125
      Event Date: 30 Nov 1993

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      Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997
      Name: Deforest Sackett
      Event Type: Death
      Event Date: 30 Nov 1993
      Event Place: , Walworth, Wisconsin
      Residence Place: Walw, Wisconsin
      Certificate Number: 033546

  • Sources 
    1. [S942] SSDI, 15 Jun 2015.
      Social Security Death Index
      Age: 88
      Given Name: Deforest
      Surname: Sackett
      Birth Date: 03 Jul 1905
      State: Illinois
      Last Place of Residence: Fontana, Walworth, Wisconsin
      Previous Residence Postal Code: 53125
      Event Date: 30 Nov 1993

    2. [S57] 1910 U.S. Census, 15 Jun 2015.
      1910 Census, enumerated 16 Apr 1910 at 555 South Street in Elgin Ward 6, Kane, Illinois, United States
      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      Mary W Sackett Head F 37 Illinois
      Helen Sackett Daughter F 17 Illinois
      De Lester Sackett Son M 4 Illinois
      De Forest Sackett Son M 4 Illinois
      District: 74 , Sheet Number and Letter: 3B , Household ID: 52 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: M1283 , GS Film number: 1374310 , Digital Folder Number: 004328192 , Image Number: 00499

    3. [S999] 1920 U.S. Census, 15 Jun 2015.
      1920 Census, enumerated 17 Jan 1920 at 555 South Street in Elgin, Kane, Illinois, United States
      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      Mary Sackett Head F 48 Illinois
      De Forest Sackett Son M 14 Illinois
      De Lester Sackett Son M 14 Illinois
      District: 91 , Sheet Number and Letter: 12B , Household ID: 295 , Line Number: 55 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: T625 , GS Film number: 1820375 , Digital Folder Number: 004300539 , Image Number: 00482

    4. [S937] 1930 U.S. Census.
      1930 Census, enumerated 16 Apr 1930 at 7110 Ridgeland Avenue in Chicago (Districts 0251-0500), Cook, Illinois, United States
      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      Deforest Sackett Head M 26 Illinois
      Margaret Sackett Wife F 26 Illinois
      Deforest Sackett Son M 0 Illinois
      Note: Both were 23 years old when first married.
      District: 0280 , Sheet Number and Letter: 29A , Household ID: 326 , Line Number: 1 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: T626 , Affiliate Film Number: 425 , GS Film number: 2340160 , Digital Folder Number: 004584351 , Image Number: 00436

    5. [S814] 1940 U.S. Census, 15 Jun 2015.
      1940 Census, enumerated 12 Apr 2015 at 222 Kensington Avenue in La Grange, Lyons Township, Cook, Illinois, United States
      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      Deforest Sackett Head M 35 Illinois
      Margaret Sackett Wife F 35 Illinois
      D Ross Sackett Son M 10 Illinois
      James Sackett Son M 7 Illinois
      David Sackett Son M 5 Illinois
      District: 16-279 , Family Number: 157 , Sheet Number and Letter: 8A , Line Number: 7 , Affiliate Publication Number: T627 , Affiliate Film Number: 782 , Digital Folder Number: 005459523 , Image Number: 00123

    6. [S693] Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997, (FamilySearch.org), 15 Jun 2015.
      Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997
      Name: Deforest Sackett
      Event Type: Death
      Event Date: 30 Nov 1993
      Event Place: , Walworth, Wisconsin
      Residence Place: Walw, Wisconsin
      Certificate Number: 033546

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


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