Sackett, Lt. Col. Benjamin Edwin

Sackett, Lt. Col. Benjamin Edwin

Male 1911 - 2002  (91 years)

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  • Name Sackett, Benjamin Edwin 
    Title Lt. Col. 
    Born 15 May 1911  Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Although his headstone says b. 15 May 1905, the earliest records and SSDI say b. 15 May 1911.
    Gender Male 
    Census 3 Jan 1920  Irvington, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1935  Alameda County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 11 Apr 1940  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 25 Oct 2002  Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I39622  Sackett
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2021 

    Father Sackett, Louis,   b. 15 Mar 1882, Novoalexandrovsk, Stavrov Krai, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1945, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Dworkin, Lillian,   b. 17 Jun 1887, Lepel, Lepiel Ralon, Vitebsk Province, Belarus Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1958, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1910  Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 3 children 
    +1. Sackett, Lt. Col. Benjamin Edwin,   b. 15 May 1911, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 2002, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +2. Sackett, Alfred,   b. 5 Aug 1914, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1971, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     3. Living
     
    Family ID F14154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gullikson, Beatrice Jane,   b. 15 Feb 1903, Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1997, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F14159  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 May 1911 - Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 3 Jan 1920 - Irvington, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1935 - Alameda County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 11 Apr 1940 - Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Oct 2002 - Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Street/Feature Village/Neighborhood/Community Township/Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Photos 2 Photos

  • Notes 
    • FBI special agent 1929-1941; resigned while head of the New York City District of the FBI.

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      Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Nov. 3, 1941) reports his resignation on p. 1. See http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52797097/ :

      B. E. Sackett, FBI Chief Here, Resigns

      B. Edwin Sackett, special agent in charge of the New York Division of the FBI, today announced his resignation, effective Nov. 13.

      Sackett said he had "yielded to the importunities of my family to enter civilian life." He added he was ready to answer any "call" the Government may make in the present emergency. He has served in the FBI for 13 years.

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      Doing a search for B. Edwin Sackett FBI also found him listed in Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI (selected pages on Google books include his name on p. 248) as being an agent from 1929-1941. Another mention at Google books in Stalin's Agent: The life and death of Alexander Orlov says "The FBI Director, J. Edgar Hoover, himself monitored the situation. Before a planned meeting between [Joseph] Hansen [who was Trotsky's secretary and guard from 1937 onward] and B. Edwin Sackett, the special agent in charge of the New York City FBI office, Hoover instructed his subordinate on how the interview was to be handled:" [The viewable pages end there.]

      He also is mentioned on several pages of The Getland Case by McLaughlin. See, for example, https://books.google.com/books?id=3s77rFNHLZEC&pg=PA619

      The FBI has a document at https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/news/stories/2007/june/intelmob_062207 about an article Sackett wrote.

      It appears that Sackett wrote a story about a successful FBI effort to break up a spy ring. The report was published in the March 1942 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. A short summary appears in the Denison [Texas] Press at http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth328419/m1/4/zoom/

  • Sources 
    1. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com), 19 Nov 2015.
      From Find A Grave Memorial# 49307270
      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=49307270
      Benjamin Edwin Sackett
      Birth: May 15, 1905
      Newark
      Essex County
      New Jersey, USA
      Death: Oct. 25, 2002
      Jacksonville
      Duval County
      Florida, USA

      Family links:
      Parents:
      Louis Sackett (1882 - 1945)
      Lillian Dworkin Sackett (1887 - 1958)

      Sibling:
      Benjamin Edwin Sackett (1905 - 2002)
      Alfred Sackett (1914 - 1971)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Note: LTC US ARMY; WORLD WAR II

      Burial:
      Arlington National Cemetery
      Arlington
      Arlington County
      Virginia, USA
      Plot: Sec: 67, Site: 4058

      Maintained by: Judy O
      Originally Created by: John C. Anderson
      Record added: Mar 06, 2010
      Find A Grave Memorial# 49307270

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S1156] U.S., Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1795-1972, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 19 Nov 2015.
      Name: Louis Sackett
      Residence: 750 N Hawthorne Ave, Hawthorne, L.A. Co., California
      Age: 54
      Birth Date: 15 Mar 1882
      Birth Location: Novoalexandrovsk, Russia
      Race: Hebrew
      Occupation: Junk business
      Last foreign residence: Novoalexandrovsk, Russia
      Emigrated from Liverpool, England on the vessel "Rhineland" in Aug 1900 at Philadephia, Penna.
      Spouse: Lillian
      Marriage date: 20 Feb 1910 in New York City
      Spouse's birth place: Lepel, Russia
      Spouse's birth date: 27 Feb 1885
      Entered the US in New York City March 1903
      Children: Benjamin, b. 5/15/11 in Newark, NJ; resides Los Angeles, Cal.
      Alfred, b. 5 Aug 1914 in Newark, NJ; resides in Hawthorne, Cal.
      Robert, b. 24 Nov 1919 in Newark, NJ; resides in Hawthorne, Cal.
      Arrival Year: 1900
      Intent filed in Bronx, NY on 30 Sep 1926
      Issue Date: 14 Jan 1937
      State: California
      Locality, Court: Southern District, Central Division, Los Angeles, California, District Court
      Record Type: Declaration of Intention

    3. [S999] 1920 U.S. Census, 19 Nov 2015.
      1920 Census, enumerated 3 Jan 1920 at 1084 Stuyvesant Ave in Irvington, Essex County, New Jersey, United States
      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      Louis L Sackett Head M 43 Russia
      Lillian Sackett Wife F 34 Russia
      Benjamin Sackett Son M 8 New Jersey
      Alfred Sackett Son M 5 New Jersey
      Robert L Sackett Son M 0 New Jersey

      "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M45J-2RW : accessed 20 November 2015), Louis L Sackett, Irvington Ward 1, Essex, New Jersey, United States; citing sheet 3B, family 52, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,030.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    4. [S814] 1940 U.S. Census, 19 Nov 2015.
      1940 Census, enumerated 11 Apr 1940 at 186 North Meridian St in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States
      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      B Edwin Sackett Head M 38 New Jersey
      Beatrice Sackett Wife F 37 South Dakota
      Richard Sackett Son M 5 California
      All lived in rural Alameda County, California, in 1935

      "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V11C-WR3 : accessed 19 November 2015), Beatrice Sackett in household of B Edwin Sackett, Ward 4, Indianapolis, Center Township, Marion, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 96-67, sheet 7A, family 186, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 1123.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    5. [S897] New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940, (FamilySearch.org) (Reliability: 3), 19 Nov 2015.
      Name Louis Sackett
      Event Type Marriage
      Event Date 20 Feb 1910
      Event Place Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
      Gender Male
      Age 25
      Marital Status Single
      Race White
      Birth Year (Estimated) 1885
      Birthplace Vilna, Russia
      Father's Name Lipel Sackett
      Mother's Name Beckie Sackett
      Spouse's Name Lillian Dvorkin
      Spouse's Gender Female
      Spouse's Age 25
      Spouse's Marital Status Single
      Spouse's Race White
      Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1885
      Spouse's Birthplace Vilna, Russia
      Spouse's Father's Name Issak Dvorkin
      Spouse's Mother's Name Fruma B. Sagsen

      "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24CT-FJM : accessed 19 November 2015), Louis Sackett and Lillian Dvorkin, 20 Feb 1910; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,503,725.

      Researched by Ted Smith


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