Sackett, Prof. Robert Lemuel

Sackett, Prof. Robert Lemuel

Male 1867 - 1946  (78 years)

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  • Name Sackett, Robert Lemuel 
    Prefix Prof. 
    Born 2 Dec 1867  Mount Clemens, Macomb County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Jun 1946  Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cremated Y  [2
    Person ID I586  Sackett | Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist, Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2021 

    Father Sackett, Lemuel Miller,   b. 1 May 1831, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1908, Mount Clemens, Macomb County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Cole, Emeline L.,   b. Abt 1835, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1925, Mount Clemens, Macomb County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years) 
    Married 24 Nov 1863  Mount Clemens, Macomb County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Index 1861-1867, Macomb Co., MI.
    Children
     1. Sackett, Prof. Robert Lemuel,   b. 2 Dec 1867, Mount Clemens, Macomb County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1946, Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     
    Family ID F245  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Coggeshall, Mary Lyon,   b. Feb 1868, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown 
    Married 22 Jul 1896 
    Children 
    +1. Sackett, Ralph Lemuel,   b. 16 Dec 1897, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     2. Sackett, Frances Lucinda,   b. 5 Jul 1902, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 31 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F247  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Dec 1867 - Mount Clemens, Macomb County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Ralph Lemuel - 16 Dec 1897 - Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Frances Lucinda - 5 Jul 1902 - Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jun 1946 - Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Sackett, Robert Lemuel, Prof. (1867-    )
    Sackett, Robert Lemuel, Prof. (1867- )
    Picture from: La Vie; The Annual Publication of the Senior Class of the Pennsylvania State College; Fiftieth Volume; State College, Pennsylvania; 1937; Page 9

  • Notes 
    • He graduated from the Mount Clemens High School; taught school for a year and then went to the University of Michigan, and graduated from the engineering course in 1891. Immediately thereafter he took a position with the U. S. Government on river and harbor surveying. Later he resigned and accepted an appointment as Professor of Mathematics at Earlham College, and there developed the department of civil engineering, of which he was made head. He resigned this position and was elected Professor of Sanitary Engineering and Hydraulics at Pardue[sic]* University, Lafayette, Ind. He took his Master's degree at University of Michigan in 1896. Has made special investigations for the U. S. Geological Survey, and is consulting engineer to the Indiana State Board of Health, and to several hospital commissions. His special work is designing of sewage disposal works and water supply engineering. [Weygant, p. 412]
      *Purdue
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      La Vie; The Annual Publication of the Senior Class of the Pennsylvania State College; Fiftieth Volume; State College, Pennsylvania; 1937; Page 8; Dedication

      Robert L. Sackett is one of Penn State's truly great men. His work at Penn State in educational and recreational activities has given him many national honors and much fame. His reputation as a leader in education and athletic guidance is nation-wide. The responsivilities which the nation has placed upon him have been well fulfilled as evidenced by the many honors given him during recent years.

      As Dean of the School of Engineering for many years he has gained the respect and admiration of many generations of Penn State men. He has taught them well. They remember his long, patient hours of help with problems during undergraduate days, and constantly return to him for advice.

      His work in education does not tell all, because he has served for many years as a leader of various committees on athletics at Penn State. The honor and quality of Penn State sports have been greatly advanced by his guidance.

      Dean Sackett has become a part of Penn State, and the class of 1937 desires to express its admiration by dedicating this fiftieth volume of La Vie to Robert L. Sackett, who has displayed his Penn State Spirit through long years of constant work with the educational and recreational life of thousands of studants.
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      Census: 1870, Clinton Twp, Macomb Co., MI
      Roll: 688; pg. 392; 26 July 1870
      147/147
      Sackett, Robert, 2, m, at home, MI
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      1880 Census; Mt. Clemens, Macomb, Michigan
      Family History Library Film: 1254592; NA Film Number: T9-0592
      Page Number: 376C
      Robert L. SACKETT, Son, S, Male, W, 11, MI, At School, MI, MI
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      1900 Census; Wayne Township, Wayne County, Indiana
      SD No. 6; ED No. 159; Sheet No. 9A; 5 June 1900
      155/157
      Sackett, Robert L., Head, W, M, Dec 1867, 32, M, 4, Michigan, Michigan, Michigan, Teacher
      Sackett, Marie L., Wife, W, F, Feb 1868, 31, M, 4, 1-1, Indiana, North Carolina, Indiana, ---
      Sackett, Ralph L., Son, W, M, Dec 1897, 2, S, Indiana, Michigan, Indiana, ---
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      http://www.distantcousin.com/yearbooks/pa/pennstate/faculty1920/s.html
      Pennsylvania State College Faculty - 1920
      Last Name / First Name / Middle Name / Degree / Position
      Sackett / Robert / Lemuel / C. E. / Dean of the School of Engineering
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      Given names: Robert L.
      Surnames: Sackett
      Residence: State College, Pa
      Ship arrival date: 19 Oct 1923
      Arrival age: 55y 6m
      Nationality:
      Departure port name: Southampton
      Ship arrival port: New York
      Gender: Male
      Marital status: M
      US citizen: X
      Ship name: Aquitania
      Collection: New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island) 1892-1924
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      http://www.mne.psu.edu/history/chapter2.html
      Penn State; Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
      "...Robert Lemuel Sackett assumed the position of dean of the School of Engineering in 1915. R. L. Sackett received his engineering degree from the University of Michigan and, prior to becoming dean at Penn State, was professor of sanitary and hydraulic engineering at Purdue. He was a nationally recognized expert in municipal sanitation and was adviser to several Indiana governors. He had a commanding stature and a demeanor to match, yet he was deeply concerned about the welfare of students and reputation of the School of Engineering."
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      http://www.mne.psu.edu/history/chapter3.html
      Penn State; Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

      In 1937, Robert L. Sackett retired after twenty-two years of service. To acknowledge his contributions to the college and his leadership of the school through such traumatic events as the fire of 1918 and the depression of the 1930s, the Board of Trustees named Sackett dean emeritus of engineering.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 12 Jan 2021.
      The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, Indiana), 7 Oct 1946, Page 18

      R L. Sackett, Engineer, Dies

      Former Professor Taught At Purdue

      Dr. Robert Lemuel Sackett, former professor at Earlham College and Purdue University and once consulting engineer to the Indiana State Board of Health, died yesterday in New York City. He was 78 years old.

      A pioneer in sanitation and highway development in the Midwest, Dr. Sackett was professor of sanitary and hydraulic engineering at Purdue from 1907 to 1915.

      HE HAD served previously at Earlham from 1891 to 1907 as professor of applied mathematics. His period of service with the Board of Health was from 1910 to 1915.

      Dr. Sackett was dean emeritus of the school of engineering at Pennsylvania State College at the time of his death.

      He had been dean of the Pennsylvania State School of Engineering from 1915 through 1937, when he was retired from active service.

      BORN IN Mt. Clemens, Mich., in 1867, Dr. Sackett was a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he received the bachelor's and doctor's degrees in engineering.

      He had served as vice-president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and other professional organizatoins (sic). He also was a member of Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi and Phi Kappa Phi.

      HE WAS THE author of a book, "The Engineer, His Work and His Education," and also wrote numerous technical articles.

      A son, Ralph L. Sackett, is professor of economics at the University of Miami. A daughter, Mrs. Florence L. Kramer, is deceased. His wife, Mrs. Mary Lyon Sackett, died three years ago.

      Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    2. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 12 Jan 2021.
      Memorial ID 208499507
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/208499507

      Robert Lemuel Sackett
      Birth 2 Dec 1867
      Michigan, USA
      Death 6 Oct 1946 (aged 78)
      Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
      Burial Cremated, Specifically: Ferncliff Crematory

      Researched by Ted Smith


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