Sackett, Horace Earl

Sackett, Horace Earl

Male 1914 - 1982  (68 years)

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  • Name Sackett, Horace Earl  [1
    Born 17 May 1914  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 6 Aug 1955  Gobles, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 23 Aug 1955  Gobles, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 1 Nov 1982  Gobles, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 6, 7
    Buried Y  [1
    Person ID I12474  Sackett | Beatrice Marie Sackett, Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2020 

    Father Sackett, Andy,   b. 3 Nov 1869, Pine Grove Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1945, Pine Grove Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Dorgan, Mary E.,   b. 27 Nov 1873, Saugatuck, Allegan County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1958, Gobles, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 23 Oct 1892  Gobles, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Children 7 children 
     1. Sackett, Iva Laura,   b. 18 Jun 1895, Pine Grove, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1998, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 103 years)
     2. Sackett, Susan Dorothy,   b. 12 Jul 1897, South Haven, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1987, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     3. Sackett, Russell Andy,   b. 22 Feb 1901, Gobles, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1995  (Age 93 years)
     4. Sackett, Howard Pardy,   b. 11 Sep 1903, Kendall, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1979, Escambia County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     5. Sackett, Baby Girl,   b. 1904-1908,   d. 1904-1908  (Age 0 years)
     6. Sackett, Greta Marie,   b. 9 Aug 1909, Gobles, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1987, Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     7. Sackett, Horace Earl,   b. 17 May 1914,   d. 1 Nov 1982, Gobles, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     
    Family ID F4696  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marchut, Genevieve Elizabeth,   b. 5 Oct 1918, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 2005, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 26 May 1951  Paw Paw, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F4810  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 May 1951 - Paw Paw, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 6 Aug 1955 - Gobles, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 23 Aug 1955 - Gobles, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Nov 1982 - Gobles, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Horace Earl Sackett (1914-1982)
    Horace Earl Sackett (1914-1982)
    The News-Palladium (Benton Harbor, Michigan), 6 Aug 1955, Page 14

    Photo Caption: IN HOME-MADE PLANE: Horace Sackett sits in the cockpit of the "Sackett Special," a plane he built himself from parts of other craft, while his partner, Bert Guis, looks on. The two man (sic) run a unique repair business at their shop between Gobies and Kendall.…

  • Notes 
    • [Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2 M-Z, Ed. 5
      Social Security DeathIndex: U.S., Date of Import: Sep 29, 1998
      Internal Ref.#1.112.5.63778.133]
      Individual: Sackett, Horace
      Social Security #: 366-12-9202
      SS# issued in: Michigan
      Birth date: May 17, 1914
      Death date: Nov 1982
      Residence code: Michigan
      ZIP Code of last known residence: 49055
      Primary location associated with this ZIP Code: Gobles, Michigan
      ZIP Code of address where death benefit payment was sent: 49055
      Primary location associated with this ZIP Code: Gobles, Michigan

  • Sources 
    1. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 5 Mar 2020.
      Memorial ID 13924209
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/13924209

      Horace Earl Sackett
      Birth 17 May 1914
      Michigan, USA
      Death 1 Nov 1982 (aged 68)
      Allegan, Allegan County, Michigan, USA
      Burial
      Saint Marys Cemetery
      Paw Paw, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA
      Plot Front Section

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S219] Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S.

    3. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 5 Mar 2020.
      The Herald-Palladium (Saint Joseph, Michigan), 2 Nov 1982, Page 12

      Horace Sackett

      GOBLES -- Horace E. Sackett, 68, of 31st Street, Gobies, died Monday at Allegan General Hospital.

      Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Paw Paw. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. There will be no visitation at the Gobies Chapel of Robbins Funeral Home.

      Mr. Sackett was born May 17, 1914, in Gobies, and was a lifelong resident. He was a veteran of World War II and was the owner of Air Motive Repair, Gobies.

      Survivors include his wife, Jean; a stepson, James Jakus of Las Vegas, Nev.; one grandchild; and three sisters, Iva Short of Otsego, Susie Champion of Gobies and Greta Lamberson of Jackson; and a brother, Russell of Kalamazoo.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    4. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 5 Mar 2020.
      The News-Palladium (Benton Harbor, Michigan), 6 Aug 1955, Page 14

      DRAG IT, DRIVE IT, FLY IT

      Gobies Handymen Fix Anything That Goes

      Build Own Hangar, Airplane

      PAW PAW, Aug. 6 -- Two Gobles area men, one of them a blacksmith and the other an aircraft mechanic repair anything that can be dragged, or flown to their unusual shop, I located midway between Gobies and Kendall.

      Blacksmith Bert Guis, owner of the farm where the joint enterprise is located, operates what he calls the "Farmer's Repair Shop." His partner, Horace Sackett, is the proprietor of the "Air-motive Repair."

      Between them, the two have done an expanded business in diversified mechanics ever since they pooled their talents back in 1947. The claim the stand ready to fix anything "from wheelbarrows to airplanes."

      "One man came in with a pair of eye-glasses with a broken rim, and we fixed that," Guis declared.

      He explained that he spends most of his time doing blacksmith work and fixing farm machinery, especially during the crop-raising season.

      PLOUGHS TO PANELS

      In the spring, Guis says he does a heavy business in servicing plough points, while in later months his time is claimed by other farm machinery. Sackett does most of the mechanical work on autos and airplanes, but each partner helps the other when the occasion demands.

      Guis said he built the main part of his garage several years ago to shelter the milk truck he was driving, but soon began building truck bodies in it. The truck body business was dropped for more diversified operations when Sackett arrived on the scene in 1947.

      "I came over one day to paint a car, and I've been here ever since,: explained Sakett, a former air force crew chief, who has been flying and working on airplanes since 1932.

      Sandwiched between his discharge from service after World War II, and his present work, Sackett was employed at Wesler's Flying field, south of Gobles.

      "I never thought my life would work out this way," he said, recalling that he had always planned on an aviation career. "Now I work on cars, and the airplanes are more or less a sideline."

      The aircraft work is done in a roomy 40-foot by 60-foot cement block hangar which was built onto the garage last summer.

      WHY WASTE IT?

      "I was sitting at home one day when a jet plane flew over," Sackett recalled. "I got to thinking of all the time I spent on airplanes going to waste. The next day I came back to work I suggested the hangar to Bert and he said, 'Okay'."

      The two partners and Guis' two sons started the hangar early in July, working evenings and weekends, and finished it October 21. Its first use was for a wedding reception, Sackett said, but since, the hangar has been used to house their two planes, and for periodic inspection and repair of aircraft from other fields in the area.

      Besides, a Cub aircraft which he owns jointly with Guis, who is a fledgling pilot, Sackett has another plane he built with the assistance of his nephew, Kenneth Champion, a Gobies farmer.

      HOME-MADE PLANE

      He said the home-made plane, the "Sackett Special," Model P-l, contains parts from several planes and has a cruising speed of about 85-90 miles an hour. The craft is restricted to a 25-mile radius and has a temporary "air worthiness" certificate from the Civil Aeronautics administration.

      Sackett explained that he'll get an unrestricted license for the plane providing it passes CAA tests after 50 hours of flight.

      Sackett, a member of the Experimental Aircraft association, said he built the plane to help promote that organization's purpose which is to advance "home built" aircraft and private aviation.

      He said the main cause of the declining postwar aviation is the increasing prices of airplanes. He indicated that home built aircraft, such as his, which cost less than $1,000 could help stimulate interest in private flying. And he added that the "Sackett Special" attracts a lot of attention in the rural Gobles area.

      Guis, who has few vocational prejudices also gets in some dual flying time, accompanied by Sackett, and helps out with the aircraft work.

      "The only thing I draw the line at is shoeing horses," he declared. Guis explained that although there is considerable demand for the work, especially for saddle horses, he "just never got started."

      The farming on his 57 acres is done by Guis' son, Roy, who raises grain and asparagus.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    5. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 5 Mar 2020.
      Ironwood Daily Globe (Ironwood, Michigan), 23 Aug 1955, Page 10

      THEY'LL FIX MOST ANYTHING--Blacksmith Bert Guis, right, and his mechanic-partner, Horace Sackett, in plane, claim an expanding business at Gobies, Mich. They're ready to fix anything, specializing since 1947 in farm implements arid airplanes. (AP Photo)

      Be It a Wheelbarrow or 'Plane Unique Repair Shop Fixes It

      GOBLES (AP)--Need some repair work done?

      Drag it in, drive it in or fly it in--sight unseen, a blacksmith-aircraft mechanic repair team near Gobles will more than likely do a top renovating job.

      The two are blacksmith Bert Guis and his aircraft mechanic partner, Horace Sackett. Guis owns a farm where the joint enterprise is located. He operates he "Farmers' Repair Shop" while Sackett runs "Air-motive Repair."

      The two claim an expanding business in diversified mechanics ever since they pooled their talents in 1947. They stand ready to fix anything "from wheelbarrows to airplanes." Guis, the blacksmith, allows just one reservation. "The only thing I draw the line at is shoeing horses," he declares. Guis explains there is considerable demand for the work, especially on saddle horses, but claims he "just never got started."

      The blacksmith spends most of his time fixing farm machinery, especially during the crop-raising season. Sacket does most of the mechanical work on autos and airplanes. Each helps the other, however, when the occasion demands.

      Guis built the main part of his garage several years ago to shelter the milk truck he was driving. Soon, he was building truck bodies but dropped the business for diversified operation when Sackett came along in 1947.

      "I came over one day to paint a car ; and I've been here "ever since," Sackett recalls. He is a former Air Force crew chief has been flying and working on airplanes since 1932.

      Sackett once planned on an aviation, career--he once was employed at a nearby flying field--but "now I work on cars and the airplanes are more or less a sideline."

      The two partners and Guis' two sons started a 40 by 60-foot cement block hangar, adjoining the garage, last July. Evening and weekend work saw it completed by October.

      It first was used as a hall for a wedding reception, Sackett says. Since then, however, the hangar houses the enterprises two planes and provides space for servicing aircraft from other area fields.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    6. [S1225] GenealogyBank.com, 11 Mar 2016.
      Jean Sackett
      SACKETT, Jean

      (Genevieve) E.

      Las Vegas

      Formerly of Gobles Passed away Friday morning, Sept. 23, 2005 at the home of her son in Las Vegas, NV. Jean was born October 5, 1918 in Chicago, IL the daughter of the late John and Constance (Lebica) Marchut. Before moving to Las Vegas in 1996 Jean was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Paw Paw. On July 4, 1949 she was united in marriage to John Jakus who preceded her in death on May 18, 1947. On May 26, 1951 in Paw Paw, MI. Jean was united in marriage to Horace E. Sackett who preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 1982. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Stanley Marchut, sister-in-law, Mabel Marchut, and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Brown. Surviving are a son James (Florence) Jakus of Las Vegas, NV; granddaughter, Kimberly M. Jakus of Minneapolis, MN; grandson, John J. Jakus of Las Vegas, NV; brother, Joseph (Jean) Merchut of Venice, FL; sister, Sophie Brown of Utica, MI; several nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home, Paw Paw where a vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Paw Paw with Rev. Fr. Robert F. Creagan celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Paw Paw. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Share a memory or condolence on line at: www.timeformemory.com/

      adams
      Kalamazoo Gazette (MI) - Sunday, September 25, 2005

      CITE THIS RECORD
      "Kalamazoo Gazette", Michigan, GenealogyBank.com (http://genealogybank.com/doc/obituaries/obit/151F81469A28E640-151F81469A28E640 : accessed 19 March 2016)
      Jean Sackett

    7. [S1225] GenealogyBank.com, 14 Jan 2020.
      Genevieve E Or Jean Sackett, 86

      Obituaries

      Las Vegas Review-Journal (NV) - Sunday, September 25, 2005

      Genevieve "Jean" E. Sackett, 86, of Las Vegas, passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2005. She was born Oct. 5, 1918, in Chicago, and resided in Las Vegas for nine years. Jean was preceded in death by her husbands, John Jakus in 1949, and Horace Sackett in 1982. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James and Florence Jakus; granddaughter, Kimberly; grandson, John; brother, Joseph Merchut of Venice, Fla.; and sister, Sophie Brown of Detroit. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave. Graveside services will be held in Paw Paw, Mich. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

      Las Vegas Review-Journal (NV) - Sunday, September 25, 2005

      Las Vegas Review-Journal (Nevada) 25 September 2005, obit for GENEVIEVE SACKETT, GenealogyBank.com (https://www.genealogybank.com/doc/obituaries/obit/10CE55D5993C5B90-10CE55D5993C5B90 : accessed 14 January 2020)

    8. [S567] Michigan Marriages 1868-1925 (Reliability: 3), 6 May 2015.
      Name Andy Sackett
      Residence Pine Grove, Mich.
      Occupation Barber
      Age (Expanded) 22 years
      Birth Year 1870
      Birthplace Michigan
      Spouse's Name Mary Dorgan
      Spouse's Residence Bloomingdale, Mich.
      Spouse's Age (Expanded) 18 years
      Spouse's Birth Year 1874
      Spouse's Birthplace Michigan
      Event Date 23 Oct 1892
      Event Place Gobleville, Van Buren, Michigan
      Father's Name F P Sackett
      Mother's Name Susan Earle
      Spouse's Father's Name Dennis Dorgan
      Spouse's Mother's Name Hulda Babbitt

      "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N3X8-Q24 : accessed 6 May 2016), Andy Sackett and Mary Dorgan, 23 Oct 1892; citing Gobleville, Van Buren, Michigan, v 4 p 316 rn 1387, Department of Vital Records, Lansing; FHL microfilm 2,342,494.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    9. [S678] Michigan Marriages; 1822-1995 (Reliability: 3), 6 May 2016.
      Name Andy Sackett
      Birth Date 1870
      Age 22
      Spouse's Name Mary Dorgan
      Spouse's Birth Date 1874
      Spouse's Age 18
      Event Date 23 Oct 1892
      Event Place Van Buren,Michigan
      Father's Name F. P. Sackett
      Mother's Name Susan Earle
      Spouse's Father's Name Dennis Dorgan
      Spouse's Mother's Name Huldah Babbitt

      "Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FZMM-L2N : accessed 6 May 2016), Andy Sackett and Mary Dorgan, 23 Oct 1892; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 1,019,198.

      Researched by Ted Smith


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