Sackett, John Elbert

Sackett, John Elbert

Male 1913 - 1962  (49 years)

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  • Name Sackett, John Elbert 
    Nickname Elbert 
    Born 25 Mar 1913  Winthrop, Little River County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 31 Jan 1920  Titus County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 8 Apr 1930  Arkinda Township, Little River County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 1 Sep 1962  Welton, Yuma County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4437  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2016 

    Father Sackett, Jonathan Andrew,   b. 24 Jul 1871, Blue Creek Township, Adams County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1945, Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Smith, William Ophelia,   b. 12 Mar 1873, Collin County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1948, Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 26 Feb 1893  Winthrop, Little River County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 12 children 
     1. Sackett, Walter Edmund,   b. 13 Jul 1894, Winthrop, Little River County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1929  (Age 34 years)
     2. Sackett, Clara Georgiana,   b. 10 Dec 1896, Monticello, Titus County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1925  (Age 28 years)
     3. Sackett, Callie Eugene,   b. 30 Jul 1898, Monticello, Titus County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1988, Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     4. Sackett, Emaline Rosabell,   b. 17 Dec 1899, Monticello, Cass, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1998, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
     5. Sackett, Bertha Lee,   b. 12 Mar 1901, Monticello, Titus County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1906  (Age 5 years)
     6. Sackett, Willie Mae,   b. 24 Dec 1902, Monticello, Titus County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1994, Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     7. Sackett, Eva Ophelia,   b. 30 Oct 1904, Marietta, Cass, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 2006, Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 101 years)
     8. Sackett, Mary Ione,   b. 24 Mar 1907, Goodwater, McCurtain County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 2004, Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
     9. Sackett, Opal Cleo,   b. 6 Apr 1909, Winthrop, Little River County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1973, Paris, Lamar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     10. Sackett, Grace Mabel,   b. 27 Jul 1910, Winthrop, Little River County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1996, Hawthorne, Mineral County, Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     11. Sackett, Tennie Lavern,   b. 20 Jan 1912, Winthrop, Little River County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1912, Winthrop, Little River County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     12. Sackett, John Elbert,   b. 25 Mar 1913, Winthrop, Little River County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1962, Welton, Yuma County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     
    Family ID F1864  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Talley, Willie Mae,   d. Unknown 
    Married 14 Apr 1932 
    Children 
     1. Sackett, Robert Eugene,   b. 4 Dec 1932, Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1962, Welton, Yuma County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     2. Living
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F1901  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Mar 1913 - Winthrop, Little River County, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 31 Jan 1920 - Titus County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 8 Apr 1930 - Arkinda Township, Little River County, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Robert Eugene - 4 Dec 1932 - Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Sep 1962 - Welton, Yuma County, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona, 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
    Sackett, John Elbert (1913-1962)
    Sackett, John Elbert (1913-1962)
    Family picture

  • Notes 
    • "The Yuma Daily Sun", Yuma, Arizona:
      "YUMA DEPUTY SLAYS TWO HUNTERS IN SHOOTING ROW (Yuma, Ariz.)

      Two Yuma dove hunters were shot to death Saturday by Deputy Sheriff Dale Wantland who was called to investigate reports they were shooting too close to a ranch house.

      Dead are John Elbert Sackett, 49, and his son, Bobby Jean, 29.

      A Coroner's jury called on the spot ruled Youma County Deputy Wantland shot the two men in self defense.

      Wantland was called to the Fairview ranch, 25 miles east of Yuma, by ranch coowner S. J. Irvine. He said the two men were shooting within 20 yards of a ranch house, endangering a child and livestock.

      The deputy said that when he asked the men to move they started to argue and the younger one started to raise his .20 gauge shotgun. Wantland said that as he took hold of the son's gun, the elder Sackett leveled his .12 gauge shotgun at his back.

      Wantland dres his .38 caliber revolver, turned and fired, dropping the father. Then, the deputy said, he shot the younger amn when he raise his shotgun again.

      Six shots were fired by the deputy. Neither of the Sacketts fired but both guns were loaded and one was cocked.

      Both Irvine and ranch forman Juan Orozco witnessed the shooting and testified it was self defense."

      "The Yuma Daily Sun", Yuma, Arizona:
      "SHOTGUN IN BACK: QUICK DRAW DEPUTY SLAYS TWO HUNTERS (Yuma, Ariz.)

      Sheriff's Deputy Dale Wantland answered what he thought to be a routine call Saturday involving two dove hunters shooting on private property.

      Moments later the hunters were dead.

      Wantland, father of five and veteran of 12 years with the sheriff's department, arrived at the S. A. Irvine ranch and found the two men shooting doves in the trees near the ranch house.

      Wantland politely asked the hunters, John Elbert Sackett, 49, and his son Bobbi J. Sackett, 29, to move off the property.

      The deputy said the men became argumentative and asked, "What authority do you have to tell us to move off?"

      Wantland said he pointed to his badge and again asked them to leave.

      He said the elder Sackett them moved around behind him and pressed his shotgun into the deputy's back. The younger man pointed his shotgun at him from the front.

      Wantland said one of them then shouted, "Get him."

      The deputy said he pushed the younger man's gun barrel asid and whirled on the elder Sackett, drawing his gun and firing. As the older man dropped he turned and opened fire on the son.

      Both men were killed.

      A coroner's jury assembled later at the scene of the killing ruled Wantland had fired in self defense.

      Sheriff Lee Echols said: "I was an unfortuante thing but we feel the deputy was completeldy justified."

      Echols said both victims had been drinking.

      Both of the victims' shotguns were loaded and the father's was cocked."
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      Find A Grave Memorial
      John Elbert Sackett
      Birth: Mar. 25, 1913; Winthrop, Little River County, Arkansas, USA
      Death: Sep. 1, 1962; Wellton, Yuma County, Arizona, USA

      Family links:
      Parents:
      Jonathan Andrew Sackett (1871 - 1945)
      William Ophelia Smith Sackett (1873 - 1948)
      Children:
      Robert Eugene Sackett (1932 - 1962)
      Siblings:
      Willie Mae Sackett Daniels (1902 - 1994)
      Eva Ophelia Sackett Hughes (1904 - 2006)
      Mary Ione Sackett Franklin (1907 - 2004)
      Opal Cleo Sackett Newman (1909 - 1973)
      Grace Sackett King LaCruze (1910 - 1996)
      John Elbert Sackett (1913 - 1962)

      Burial:
      Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Yuma. Yuma County, Arizona, USA

      Created by: Grave Recorder
      Record added: Apr 30, 2012
      Find A Grave Memorial# 89387404
      Headstone picture added by: Tim Hultine

  • Sources 
    1. [S999] 1920 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 10 Apr 2016.
      1920 Census, enumerated 31 Jan 1920 in Justice Precinct 5, Titus County, Texas, United States

      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      John A Sackett Head M 50 Missouri
      Ophelia Sackett Wife F 46 Texas
      Emma Sackett Daughter F 20 Texas
      Mae Sackett Daughter F 17 Texas
      Ophelia Sackett Daughter F 15 Texas
      Jone Sackett Daughter F 12 Oklahoma
      Cleo Sackett Daughter F 10 Arkansas
      Gracie Sackett Daughter F 9 Arkansas
      Elbert Sackett Son M 6 Texas

      "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHBH-X3B : accessed 11 April 2016), Emma Sackett in household of John A Sackett, Justice Precinct 5, Titus, Texas, United States; citing sheet 17A, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,846.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S937] 1930 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 10 Apr 2016.
      1930 Census, enumerated 8 Apr 1930 in Arkinda Township, Little River County, Arkansas, United States

      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      John A Sackett Head M 58 Indiana
      Ophelia Sackett Wife F 56 Texas
      Cleo Sackett Daughter F 21 Arkansas Widowed
      Elbert Sackett Son M 17 Arkansas
      Bee Inez Sackett Daughter F 1 Arkansas

      "United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XMLJ-N82 : accessed 11 April 2016), Ophelia Sackett in entry for John A Sackett, 1930.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    3. [S609] Thurmon King, Thurmon King.
      John A. and Ophelia (Smith) Sackett were married in Winthrop, Arkansas by Virgil Paxton Strawn [married to Francis Caroline Smith, sister of William Ophelia Smith] who was Justice of Peace at that time. [From family sources)
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      Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957
      Groom: J A Sackett
      Groom's Age: 21
      Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1872
      Groom's Residence: Little River, Arkansas
      Bride: Ophelia Smith
      Bride's Age: 20
      Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1873
      Bride's Residence: Little River, Arkansas
      Marriage Date: 26 Feb 1893
      Marriage License Date: 21 Feb 1893
      Marriage Place: , Little River, Arkansas, United States
      Film Number: 1007913
      Digital Folder Number: 4401653
      Image Number: 00440
      Page Number: 44
      Source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957
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      https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FQRS-KH7
      Arkansas Marriages, 1837-1944
      Groom's Name: J. A. Sackett
      Groom's Birth Date: 1872
      Groom's Birthplace:
      Groom's Age: 21
      Bride's Name: Ophelia Smith
      Bride's Birth Date: 1873
      Bride's Birthplace:
      Bride's Age: 20
      Marriage Date: 26 Feb 1893
      Marriage Place: Little River, Arkansas
      Groom's Father's Name:
      Groom's Mother's Name:
      Bride's Father's Name:
      Bride's Mother's Name:
      Groom's Race:
      Groom's Marital Status:
      Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
      Bride's Race:
      Bride's Marital Status: Single
      Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M74832-3
      System Origin: Arkansas-EASy
      Source Film Number: 1007913
      Reference Number


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