Sackett, Ada Louise

Sackett, Ada Louise

Female 1888 - 1968  (80 years)

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  • Name Sackett, Ada Louise  [1
    Born 30 May 1888  Eckford, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Census 8 Jun 1900  Eckford, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 15 Apr 1910  Eckford, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 28 Jan 1938  Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 29 Jan 1963  Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died 25 Aug 1968  Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7, 8
    Buried Evergreen Memorial Park, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I443  Sackett | Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist, Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder
    Last Modified 24 May 2020 

    Father Sackett, Lewis Daniel,   b. 22 Jan 1859, Eckford, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1932, Marshall, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Shipp, Emily Belle,   b. 23 Apr 1861, Marshall, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1938, Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 13 Dec 1883  Eckford, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 5 children 
     1. Sackett, Robert Joseph,   b. 27 May 1885, Eckford, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1975, Marshall, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. Sackett, Ada Louise,   b. 30 May 1888, Eckford, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1968, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +3. Sackett, Lewis Leland,   b. 10 Oct 1899, Albion, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1963, Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +4. Sackett, Altabel Shipp,   b. 8 May 1890, Eckford, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1955, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     5. Sackett, Helen Hope,   b. 5 Apr 1892, Eckford, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     
    Family ID F191  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family McKale, James Fred,   b. 12 Jun 1887, Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1967, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 31 Jul 1915  Eckford, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Groom name: James Mckale
      Groom race or color (on document):
      Groom age: 28 years
      Groom birth year: 1887
      Groom birth place: Lansing, Mich
      Bride name: Ada Sackett
      Bride race or color (on document):
      Bride age: 27 years
      Bride birth year: 1888
      Bride birth place: Eckford, Mich
      Marriage date: 31 Jul 1915
      Marriage place: Eckford, Calhoun, Michigan
      Father of groom name: W.H. Mckale
      Mother of groom name: Sara Bateman
      Father of bride name: L.D. Sacket...
      Mother of bride name: Delle Shipp
      Film number: 2342709
      Frame number:
      Digital GS number: 4209290
      Image number: 507
      Reference number: v 1 p 314 rn 391
      Collection: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925
    Children 
     1. McKale, Ruth Sackett,   b. 29 Aug 1918, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 2002, Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. McKale, Marion,   b. 27 Jul 1925, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2009 
    Family ID F23015  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 May 1888 - Eckford, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 8 Jun 1900 - Eckford, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 15 Apr 1910 - Eckford, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Jul 1915 - Eckford, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - McKale, Ruth Sackett - 29 Aug 1918 - Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - McKale, Marion - 27 Jul 1925 - Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 28 Jan 1938 - Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 29 Jan 1963 - Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Aug 1968 - Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Evergreen Memorial Park, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • General Notes:

      https://www.familysearch.org/
      Michigan Births, 1867-1902
      Name: Ada L. Sackett
      Birth Date: 30 May 1888
      Birthplace: Eckford, Calhoun, Michigan
      Gender: Female
      Race: «tab»
      Father's Name: Lewis D. Sackett
      Father's Birthplace: Michigan
      Father's Age: «tab»
      Mother's Name: Belle Sackett
      Mother's Birthplace: Michigan
      Film Number: 2321093
      Digital Folder Number: 4207536
      Image Number: 214
      Frame Number: «tab»
      Reference Number: item 1 p 364 rn 904


      1900 Census, enumerated 8 Jun 1900 in Eckford Township, Calhoun, Michigan, United States
      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      Lewis D Sackett Head M 12 Michigan b. Jan 1858
      Bell E Sackett Wife F 39 Michigan b. Apr 1861
      Ada L Sackett Daughter F 12 Michigan b. May 1888
      Robert J Sackett Son M 15 Michigan b. May 1885
      Alta B Sackett Daughter F 10 Michigan b. May 1890
      Hellen H Sackett Daughter F 8 Michigan b. Apr 1892
      Lewis L Sackett Son M 1 Michigan b. Oct 1899
      George B Palmer Servant M 20 England
      District: 45 , Sheet Number and Letter: 4B , Household ID: 90 , Line Number: 93 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: T623 , GS Film Number: 1240705 , Digital Folder Number: 004120217 , Image Number: 00236


      1910 Census, enumerated 15 Apr 1910 in Eckford Township, Calhoun, Michigan, United States
      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      Lewis D Sackett Head M 51 Michigan
      Belle S Sackett Wife F 48 Michigan
      Robert J Sackett Son M 24 Michigan
      Ada L Sackett Daughter F 21 Michigan
      Alta B Sackett Daughter F 19 Michigan
      Helen H Sackett Daughter F 18 Michigan
      Lewis L Sackett Son M 10 Michigan
      Frank Hardwick Hired man M 17 Michigan
      District: 59 , Sheet Number and Letter: 1A , Household ID: 1 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: M1283 , GS Film number: 1374652 , Digital Folder Number: 004330137 , Image Number: 00816

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      Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, Arizona), 27 Aug 1968, Page 18

      The Spectator, by Abe Chanin

      Valiant Woman Of Sports

      ADA SACKETT McHALE was of an age when it was considered most indelicate for a woman to compete in sports.

      But for more than a half century she lived within the world of sports. In this man's world she came to be admired and loved for her graciousness, her laughter and the balance she brought to discussions on sports.

      She stood alongside her husband, the legendary J. F. (Pop) McKale, through all the years of growth in University of Arizona athletics from the days rock-strewn playing fields to the finest collegiate athletic plant (in the 1930s, but not any longer) in the Southwest.

      Pop McKale, who died last June 1 a week before he would have been 80, will be memorialized for his service to the UA when the proposed McKale Student Activity Center becomes a reality. No man did more for University of Arizona athletics than Pop McKale. His admirers, former students and athletes now strewn throughout the world, will attest to that.

      It was a life of dedication to the university and through the years there was anger, frustration and disappointment as well as good times and success. There were tears between the days of cheers and setbacks to be overcome.

      Through it all Ada Sackett McKale stood beside her husband, accompanying him through a lifetime in athletics. It wasn't always easy to keep anger and anxiety locked outside the front door when Mac came home from the athletic fields. But she steered him through the troubles and the home she made was a haven for him.

      A Companion In A Man's World

      Ada McKale died last week, as her husband had, in the home they made just two blocks from the university campus.

      To that house had come many of the southwest's leading athletic figures and many national sports leaders, too. And Ada McKale always was the gracious hostess. She became a close friend to many cf the nation's great coaches.

      There was not a summer that Ada didn't accompany Mac to the College World Series of Baseball. And she missed few baseball games there in Omaha. She watched the games with interest, chatting with the coaches and quite often dropping a viewpoint as to the strategy employed.

      She was the greatest booster of her husband. I can recall when I was a big younger (sic) in newspapering, I was at the McKale home getting material for a profile sketch. When I was finished and started for the door, Ada came alongside and whispered: "Don't put in your story that Mac chews tobacco. I don't think our church people would like that."

      Ada had a sharp sense of humor that matched her husband's and there was a time or two she used it to spur him. One day she was waiting in the car to pick Mac up in front of old Bear Down Gym. Mac was talking with a young student-athlete who had just been married. Mac was giving him advice.

      "Put your foot down right away. You run the roost. Don't let your wife tell you what to do."

      Whereupon Ada McKale leaned out the window and shouted, "C'mon, McKale, get in this car right now. You have chores to do at home."

      They were a great team, Ada and Pop McKale, and their service to the university and community is deeply and permanently etched.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

  • Sources 
    1. [S614] Michigan Births 1867-1902, https://www.familysearch.org/, item 1 p 364 rn 904 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 22 May 2020.
      Memorial ID 42324649
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/42324649

      Ada Louise Sackett McKale
      Birth 30 May 1888
      Eckford, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA
      Death 25 Aug 1968 (aged 80)
      Burial
      Evergreen Memorial Park
      Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
      Plot 16 D

      Researched by Ted Smith

    3. [S954] 1900 U.S. Census, 28 Apr 2015.
      1900 Census, enumerated 8 Jun 1900 in Eckford Township, Calhoun, Michigan, United States
      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      Lewis D Sackett Head M 12 Michigan b. Jan 1858
      Bell E Sackett Wife F 39 Michigan b. Apr 1861
      Ada L Sackett Daughter F 12 Michigan b. May 1888
      Robert J Sackett Son M 15 Michigan b. May 1885
      Alta B Sackett Daughter F 10 Michigan b. May 1890
      Hellen H Sackett Daughter F 8 Michigan b. Apr 1892
      Lewis L Sackett Son M 1 Michigan b. Oct 1899
      George B Palmer Servant M 20 England
      District: 45 , Sheet Number and Letter: 4B , Household ID: 90 , Line Number: 93 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: T623 , GS Film Number: 1240705 , Digital Folder Number: 004120217 , Image Number: 00236


    4. [S57] 1910 U.S. Census, 28 Apr 2015.
      1910 Census, enumerated 15 Apr 1910 in Eckford Township, Calhoun, Michigan, United States
      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      Lewis D Sackett Head M 51 Michigan
      Belle S Sackett Wife F 48 Michigan
      Robert J Sackett Son M 24 Michigan
      Ada L Sackett Daughter F 21 Michigan
      Alta B Sackett Daughter F 19 Michigan
      Helen H Sackett Daughter F 18 Michigan
      Lewis L Sackett Son M 10 Michigan
      Frank Hardwick Hired man M 17 Michigan
      District: 59 , Sheet Number and Letter: 1A , Household ID: 1 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: M1283 , GS Film number: 1374652 , Digital Folder Number: 004330137 , Image Number: 00816

    5. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 22 May 2020.
      Marshall Evening Chronicle (Marshall, Michigan), 28 Jan 1938, Page 1

      Mrs. Emily Shipp Sackett.

      Mrs. Emily Shipp Sackett, daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Shipp, pioneers of the county, passed away this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. R. Hills in Battle Creek, following a several months illness.

      Mrs. Sackett was born in Marshall April 23, 1861, her early life being spent in Eckford. She was united in marriage to Louis (sic) D. Sackett. December 13, 1883, and was a member of the West Ecklord Methodist church, in which she was active, being president of the Women's Foreign Missionary society for many years. She also won recognition for services in Red Cross work during the World war.

      In 1920 Mr. and Mrs. Sackctt moved to Marshall where they resided until the death of Mr. Sackett in 1932. Her church membership was transferred to the Brooks Memorial Methodist church of this city. For the past several years where Mrs. Sackett had made her home with her daughter where she passed away.

      Surviving are three daughters. Mrs. J. S. McKale of Tuscon, Ariz., H. C. Heard of Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Hills; two sons, Robert J. Sackett, of this city; and Louis L. Sackett, of Battle Creek. Mrs. McHale and Mrs. Heard have spent some time with their mother since her illness.

      Private funeral services will be held at the Farley funeral home in Battle Creek, Sunday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    6. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 23 May 2020.
      Battle Creek Enquirer (Battle Creek, Michigan), 29 Jan 1963, Page 9

      Lewis L. Sackett Lewis L. Sackett, 63, of 44 Anderson Court, who had operated service stations on Upton Avenue for 32 years, died in his sleep early today. He was found dead in bed at the home of a son, Robert, of 70 Althea Ave., where he was spending the night. He had been aware of a heart ailment for several years. Born in Eckford Township, a son of Lewis Daniel and Emily (Shipp) Sackett, he spent his entire life in this area except for a period of Army service during World War I. He opened his first service station in 1930 and had operated on two other corner locations before locating at the present address, 187 Upton Ave. His son Robert had been associated with him in the business in recent years. Mr. Sackett was married Jan. 7, 1928, to Roma Crampton, who died Nov. 22, 1961. Surviving are three sons, Robert, Kenneth of 54 E. Goguac St. and Douglas, a student at the University of Michigan, Dearborn Center; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Barbara) Persing of Albion, Mrs. Richard (Elinor) Thorpe of 11235 T Drive N. and Mrs. John (Josephine) Robertson of 165 Kirkwood Ave.; a brother, Robert Sackett of Marshall; two sisters, Mrs. J. F. (Ada) McKale of Tucson, Ariz., and Mrs. C. R. (Helen) Hills of 210 Chestnut St., and 12 grandchildren. Mr. Sackett was a member of Gen. George A. Custer Post No. 54, American Legion, and of A. T. Metcalf Lodge No. 419, F&AM.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    7. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 22 May 2020.
      Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, Arizona), 27 Aug 1968, Page 18

      The Spectator, by Abe Chanin

      Valiant Woman Of Sports

      ADA SACKETT McHALE was of an age when it was considered most indelicate for a woman to compete in sports.

      But for more than a half century she lived within the world of sports. In this man's world she came to be admired and loved for her graciousness, her laughter and the balance she brought to discussions on sports.

      She stood alongside her husband, the legendary J. F. (Pop) McKale, through all the years of growth in University of Arizona athletics from the days rock-strewn playing fields to the finest collegiate athletic plant (in the 1930s, but not any longer) in the Southwest.

      Pop McKale, who died last June 1 a week before he would have been 80, will be memorialized for his service to the UA when the proposed McKale Student Activity Center becomes a reality. No man did more for University of Arizona athletics than Pop McKale. His admirers, former students and athletes now strewn throughout the world, will attest to that.

      It was a life of dedication to the university and through the years there was anger, frustration and disappointment as well as good times and success. There were tears between the days of cheers and setbacks to be overcome.

      Through it all Ada Sackett McKale stood beside her husband, accompanying him through a lifetime in athletics. It wasn't always easy to keep anger and anxiety locked outside the front door when Mac came home from the athletic fields. But she steered him through the troubles and the home she made was a haven for him.

      A Companion In A Man's World

      Ada McKale died last week, as her husband had, in the home they made just two blocks from the university campus.

      To that house had come many of the southwest's leading athletic figures and many national sports leaders, too. And Ada McKale always was the gracious hostess. She became a close friend to many cf the nation's great coaches.

      There was not a summer that Ada didn't accompany Mac to the College World Series of Baseball. And she missed few baseball games there in Omaha. She watched the games with interest, chatting with the coaches and quite often dropping a viewpoint as to the strategy employed.

      She was the greatest booster of her husband. I can recall when I was a big younger (sic) in newspapering, I was at the McKale home getting material for a profile sketch. When I was finished and started for the door, Ada came alongside and whispered: "Don't put in your story that Mac chews tobacco. I don't think our church people would like that."

      Ada had a sharp sense of humor that matched her husband's and there was a time or two she used it to spur him. One day she was waiting in the car to pick Mac up in front of old Bear Down Gym. Mac was talking with a young student-athlete who had just been married. Mac was giving him advice.

      "Put your foot down right away. You run the roost. Don't let your wife tell you what to do."

      Whereupon Ada McKale leaned out the window and shouted, "C'mon, McKale, get in this car right now. You have chores to do at home."

      They were a great team, Ada and Pop McKale, and their service to the university and community is deeply and permanently etched.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    8. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 2), 22 May 2020.
      Tucson Daily Citizen (Tucson, Arizona), 24 Aug 1968, Page 18

      POP'S WIDOW

      Mrs. Ada McKale At Age Of 80

      Funeral services for Mrs. Ada Sackett McKale, widow of James F. "Pop" McKale, will be at 3 p.m. tomorrow in Triinity Presbyterian Church.

      Mrs. McKale, who came to Tucson as a bride in 1915, died yesterday afternoon at her home, 801 E. 2nd St. She was 80.

      Friends may call at Arizona Mortuary East, 4601 East 1st St., this afternoon and evening. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

      Mr. McKale, who had come to Tucson in 1911 as Tucson High $chool football coach, had just completed his first year as coach at the University of Arizona when he and Mrs. McKale were married July 31, 1915, in Eckford, Mich.

      For more than a half century Mrs. McKale was active in the community, especially on the campus. She shared her husband's joys and sorrows as he served the UA as football coach, baseball coach, and athletic director. McKale, one of Arizonas (sic) most beloved citizens, died. June 1,1967.

      Mrs. McKale rarely missed home football game and went 12 times with her husband and Wildcats to baseball's college word (sic) series at Omaha, Neb.

      Mrs. McKale was a graduate of Albion (Mich.) College, a member of the Tucson Club, a past president of the Faculty Woman's Club at the UA and honorary life member. She was a member of Delta Gamma sorority and helped establish the UA chapter in 1923.

      Three daughters survive. They are Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas and Mrs. Marion Garrett, both of Coolidge, and Ruth Conway, Yuma. There 10 grandchildren and one grandchild.

      She also is survived by a sister, Mrs. C. R. Hills, Battle Creek, Mich.; and a brother, Robert J. Sackett, Marshall, Mich.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    9. [S567] Michigan Marriages 1868-1925, v 1 p 188 rn 5632 (Reliability: 3).
      Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925
      Groom's Name: Lewis D. Sackett
      Groom's Race: «tab»
      Groom's Age: 24 years
      Groom's Birth Date: 1859
      Groom's Birthplace: Eckford
      Bride's Name: Belle Shipp
      Bride's Race: «tab»
      Bride's Age: 22 years
      Bride's Birth Date: 1861
      Bride's Birthplace: Marshall
      Marriage Type: «tab»
      Marriage Date: 13 Dec 1883
      Marriage Place: Eckford, Calhoun, Michigan
      Film Number: 2342474
      Frame Number: «tab»
      Digital Folder Number: 4207685
      Image Number: 463
      Reference Num


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