Sackett, Frederick Jr.

Sackett, Frederick Jr.

Male 1921 - 1997  (75 years)

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  • Name Sackett, Frederick 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Nickname Fred 
    Born 26 Nov 1921  Coleman, Coleman County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 15 Nov 1957  Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 25 Jan 1966  Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Residence 22 Jun 1997  Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 22 Jun 1997  Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I64859  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sackett of Hornchurch (c1701-1754), Henry A. Sackett and descendants
    Last Modified 9 Sep 2020 

    Father Sackett, Fred Sr.,   b. 14 May 1889, Camp Colorado, Coleman County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1957, Coleman, Coleman County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Moneyhun, Faye Estelle,   b. 14 Feb 1904, Farmersville, Collin, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1999, Coleman, Coleman County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 26 Feb 1921  Coleman, Coleman County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 2 children 
     1. Sackett, Frederick Jr.,   b. 26 Nov 1921, Coleman, Coleman County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1997, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +2. Sackett, Patsy Freda,   b. 26 Nov 1931, Coleman, Coleman County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 2018, Coleman, Coleman County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     
    Family ID F22960  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mitchell, Dell,   b. 12 Sep 1921, Coleman, Coleman County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 2006, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 9 May 1941  Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Sackett, Eric,   b. 28 Feb 1947, Travis County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1966, Dong Pong, Vietnam Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
    Last Modified 25 May 2018 
    Family ID F12598  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Porter, Marguerite Augusta,   b. 5 Nov 1917, Bewabik, St. Louis, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 2012, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 1964  [4, 6
    Last Modified 9 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F12599  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Nov 1921 - Coleman, Coleman County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 May 1941 - Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Eric - 28 Feb 1947 - Travis County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 15 Nov 1957 - Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 25 Jan 1966 - Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 22 Jun 1997 - Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Jun 1997 - Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jrterry/colemancounty/birth/1930-1934birth.html
      Coleman County, Texas Birth Indexes
      Name ; Birthdate; Sex; Mother; Father
      Sackett, Fred Inf Of; 11-26-1931[sic]; F[sic]; Fay Moneyhan; Fred Sackett
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      Biographical Note
      Frederick (Fred) Sackett Jr. was born on his grandfather's ranch in Coleman County, Texas in 1921. He learned to fly at an early age and later used that skill to instruct flying cadets as well as fly military transport aircraft from India to China to resupply the Chinese war effort of Chiang Kai-shek and the units of the United States Army Air Forces based in China during World War II. After the war he returned to Austin to finish his degree in higher mathematics at the University of Texas. He went to work at a construction firm to support his first wife Dell Mitchell Sackett and their two sons Frederick Sackett III (born December 19, 1942) and Eric Sackett (born February 28, 1947).
      Fred remarried in the early 1960s to Peggy Sackett. With the death of his son Eric in the Vietnam War in 1966 Fred changed his life by returning to school to learn a new business and joining the investment firm Rauscher-Pierce.
      Fred was a lifelong democrat and he and his wife Peggy were dedicated to a variety of local organizations and causes. He was also a dedicated preservationist and served on the board of the Austin Heritage Society for many years. In addition he was appointed to the Austin Library Commission and served as the president for seven years.
      Fred died in 1997 of lung cancer.
      Marguerite (Peggy) Sackett was born in November of 1917. In the late 1960s and 1970 she was involved in the local theater performing in plays at the Zachary Scott Theatre, Austin Civic Theatre, and Center Stage. Starting in the mid-1950s Peggy involved herself in local community events and causes such as the Austin Bicentennial, KLRU auction, SAVE MUNY (Austin Municipal Golf Course), NOTCHOS (Notch Year Baby legislation) and the YWCA.
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      https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JV5D-LMR
      Texas Death Index, 1964-1998
      Name: Fred Sackett Jr
      Title: Jr
      Gender: Male
      Marital Status: «tab»
      Death Date: 22 Jun 1997
      Death County: Travis
      Death Place: Travis, Texas, United States
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      https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JYRP-74C
      United States Social Security Death Index
      First Name: Fred
      Middle Name: «tab»
      Last Name: Sackett
      Name Suffix: «tab»
      Birth Date: 21 November 1921
      Social Security Number: 462-07-6378
      Place of Issuance: Texas
      Last Residence: Travis, Texas
      Zip Code of Last Residence: 78703
      Death Date: 22 June 1997
      Estimated Age at Death: 76

  • Sources 
    1. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 8 Sep 2020.
      The Austin American (Austin, Texas), 16 Nov 1957, Page 9

      FRED SACKETT

      COLEMAN, Nov. 15 (CTS) -- Fred Sackett, 68, died Friday in a local hospital after an illness of two weeks. He was a lifetime resident of Coleman County. Sackett was an airport attendant and a member of the Methodist Church in Coleman.

      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Stevens Funeral Home with Rev. U. A. Schulze officiating. Burial will be in Coleman City Cemetery.

      Survivors include his wife; one son, Fred Sackett Jr., of Austin; one daughter, Mrs. Patsy Crockett of Coleman; one brother, Henry Sackett of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Al Volz and Mrs. Nell Stewart, both of San Antonio; and three grandchildren.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    2. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 24 May 2018.
      The Austin American (Austin, Texas), 28 Jan 1966, Fri, Page 8

      PFC ERIC SACKETT

      The body of Pfc. Eric Sackett will be received by Weed-Corley Funeral Home.

      He was killed Tuesday in the crash of a C123 transport in South Viet Nam.

      Survivors include his parents, Fred Sackett, Austin, and Mrs. Dell Sackett, Cordova, Alaska; and a brother,-Fred Sackett Jr.

      Funeral services are pending rat Weed-Corley Funeral Home.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    3. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 24 May 2018.

    4. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 6 Jun 2019.
      Austin American-Statesmand (Austin, Texas), 25 Jun 1997, page 44

      Fred Sackett Jr.

      Fred Sackett, Jr. died on Sunday, June 22, 1997, at his home in Austin after a brief bout with lung cancer. He was 75.

      Fred was fond of reminiscing about his British immigrant grandfather, Henry Sackett, who arrived on horseback in Coleman County in time to join the Texas Ranger garrison at Camp Colorado, Texas, in their last fight against Indian marauders. After the land was secured, Henry Sackett bought the fort's headquarters building, married the commandant's daughter, Mary McNamara, and settled down to build a sizeable ranch and rear eleven children, the second of whom was Fred Sackett, Sr. Fred Jr. was born on his grandfather's ranch and grew up in what he considered idyllic circumstances. He always said that it was while lying on his back in the tall grass of the pasture, watching hawks circling gracefully in the air, that he deter1 mined to become a flyer.

      He took flying lessons at an early age and made air acrobatics his hobby to such an extent that he was spotted by Air Corps brass in the days just before World War II. He was asked to instruct flying cadets and later transferred to the Ferry Command, graduating then to service as a pilot in the China-Burma-India Theatre - "Flying the Hump", as it was called. He completed in excess of forty missions.

      After the war he returend (sic) to Austin to resume his studies at the University of Texas, graduating with a degree in higher mathematics. While in university he supported himself and his wife, Dell, and small son by going to work for a construction firm, work he found so congenial and profitable that he continued it for many years. But in 1966, the death of his second son, Eric Sackett, in Vietnam, so embittered and saddened him that he decided on a new approach to living. Invited to join an investment firm, Rauscher-Pierce, he went back to school to learn a new business, and made investments his career until his retirement in 1986. He often billed himself as the only liberal stockbroker in Texas.

      A lifelong Democrat, Fred, from his youth onward, had been a champion of minority groups, and was proud of recalling an early triumph when he and a group of his high school friends shamed his school district into admitting black students to the local high school.

      A dedicated preservationist, Fred served on the board of the Austin Heritage Society for many years. Appointed to the Austin Library Commission, he served as its President for seven years, leading the Commission in its successful fight to add a fourth floor to the new Main Library, which planners had envisioned as a three-story building.

      He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Peggy Sackett; his mother, Fay Moneyhun Sackett of Coleman; his son, Fritz Sackett of Austin; his sister, Patsy Hill of Coleman; his niece, Tamara Mills; and his nephew John Allen Crockett, both of Coleman.

      Funeral arrangements are being made by Weed-Corley-Fish, and services will be at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 26, 1997.

      Pallbearers will be Paul Brown, Ronnie Earle, Harold G. Robinson, Felder Thornhill, Bruce Todd and George Warren. Honorary pallbearers are Gonzalo Barrientos, Philip Bobbitt, Michael Frary, Johnny Huber, Martin Kermacy, Mayo King, Garry Mauro, Scott McBride, Carl Oppenheimer, George Seagert, A.R. "Babe" Schwartz, Will Todd IV and John Tubb.

      In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of the Austin Public Library, P.O. Box 2287, Austin, Texas 78768. Arrangements by Weed Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar, 452-8811.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    5. [S1950] Texas, Select County Marriage Records, 1837-2015, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 24 May 2018.
      Name: Dell Mitchell
      Gender: Female
      Engagement Date: 9 May 1941
      License Place: Denton, Texas, USA
      Marriage Place: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
      Spouse: Fred Sackett

      Researched by Ted Smith

    6. [S1924] Dignity Memorial (Reliability: 3), 23 Oct 2019.
      OBITUARY
      Peggy Sackett
      November 5, 1917 ? March 12, 2012
      https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/austin-tx/peggy-sackett-8214419

      Obituary of Peggy Sackett

      Marguerite Augusta Porter Lockhart Sackett, known to all as "Peggy", died peacefully at home on March 12, 2012. She was born November 5, 1917 in Bewabik, Minnesota to Mable Johnson Porter and Grenville Alexander Porter. Her younger brother, Douglas Alexander Porter preceded her in death.

      She was beloved by her grandmother, Lenora Augusta Day Johnson and her aunt, Florence Bell Johnson.

      When she was three years old, the little family moved from McKinley, Minnesota to Waco, Texas, where she grew up. She attended the Waco Public Schools, St. Paul's Episcopal Church and in 1939 graduated from Baylor University.

      Marguerite spent the war years in Detroit with her first husband, Byron Lockhart, of Waco, after which they returned to Austin. She met her second husband, Fred Sackett, in the 1950's and they were married in 1964.

      Starting in the mid-1950's, Peggy involved herself in local community events and causes such as the Austin Bicentennial, KLRU Auction, SAVE MUNY (Austin Municipal Golf Course), NOTCHOS (NOTCH Year Baby legislation), and the YWCA. In the late 1960's and 1970's she was involved in the local theatre, performing in plays at the Zachary Scott Theatre, where she was recognized as best supporting actress for her role in the 1968 play "Barefoot in the Park". As the years passed, she continued to be actively involved in Austin's social and political arenas. After many years of dedicated service, she received acknowledgement from the Governor of Texas and the General Land Office.

      Marguerite is survived by her nephew Richard Porter; niece Stephanie Porter Matthews; grand nephew Steven Matthews; sister-in-law Deanna Porter Gotcher; and step-son Fritz Sackett.

      She said recently, "I have been the most fortunate of women - wonderful parents and relatives, two good husbands, and many, many dear friends.

      Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 19th at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home on North Lamar.

      Researched by Ted Smith


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