1885 - 1984 (98 years)
||Sackett, Guy Woodford |
||31 Oct 1885
||Fort George Island, Duval County, Florida, USA
||3 Oct 1984
||Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
||Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Simon Sackett the Colonist
||27 Sep 2009 |
||Sackett, Gen. John Warren, b. 13 Dec 1860, Rantoul, Champaign, Illinois, USA , d. 3 Jul 1918, At Sea (Age 57 years) |
||Johnson, Louise Hamilton, b. 5 Oct 1863, Florida, USA , d. 4 Jun 1947, Florida, USA (Age 83 years) |
||21 Apr 1883
||2 children |
| ||1. Sackett, Arthur Johnson, b. 25 May 1884, Fort George Island, Duval County, Florida, USA , d. 30 Oct 1975, St. Augustine, St Johns, Florida, USA (Age 91 years)|
| ||2. Sackett, Guy Woodford, b. 31 Oct 1885, Fort George Island, Duval County, Florida, USA , d. 3 Oct 1984, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA (Age 98 years)|
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Wilson, Edith Mildred, b. 15 Sep 1884, d. 23 Dec 1972, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA (Age 88 years) |
||14 Aug 1907
||Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
- Guy married Edith Mildred Wilson at the St. Johns Cathedral in Jacksonville on August 14, 1907. - [Guy W. Sackett, Jr.]
| ||1. Sackett, Guy Woodford Jr., b. 18 Sep 1914, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA , d. 16 Jan 2003, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA (Age 88 years)|
||25 Jul 2009 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
|Born - 31 Oct 1885 - Fort George Island, Duval County, Florida, USA
|Married - 14 Aug 1907 - Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
|Child - Sackett, Guy Woodford Jr. - 18 Sep 1914 - Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
|Died - 3 Oct 1984 - Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
- Year: 1920;Census Place: Charleston Ward 12, Charleston, South Carolina;
Roll T625_1688; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 70; Image: 418.
Guy W Sackett, 34, Florida, Pennsylvania, Florida, Civil Engineer,
Edith W Sackett, 35, Florida, Norway, Florida
Evelyn C Sackett, 11, Florida, Florida, Florida
Guy W Sackett, 5-3/12, Florida, Florida, Florida
[Supplied by: Kari Roehl]
Guy Woodford Sackett was born October 31, 1885 in Fort George, Florida. His
father was John Warren Sackett, who was born in Rontoul? Illinois-his
residence was Craston Pennsylvania at the time of the passport application
issued January 22, 1925. He applied in New York and planned to be gone for
about 3 years working in Colombia, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, Brazil and
Venezuela for the Ulenker Company-construction work. He also states he was
in Cuba for 3 days as a seaman.
[Supplied by Kari Roehl]
Sackett, Guy Woodford; ASCE Fellow
Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers 1985, pp. 367-368
Guy Woodford Sackett was born at Fort George Island, Duval County, Florida, on October 31, 1885. He died in Jacksonville, Florida on October 3, 1984. His father was John Warren Sackett, M. ASCE., and his mother was Louisa Hamilton Johnson.
«tab»Shortly after his birth the family moved to St. Augustine, FL. Guy attended school at the Catholic Convent, graduating in 1902. While in school Guy worked part-time with survey parties for the Corps of Engineers on river and harbor construction projects and for the Florida East Coast Railroad on railway construction. He took courses in mathematics and Civil Engineering subjects from the International Correspondence School of Philadelphia, PA.
«tab»His first full time job was a deck hand on the Corps of Engineer seagoing dredge, the St. Johns. He also moonlighted as a draftsman at the Corps. field office at Mayport, FL.
«tab»Guy married Edith Mildred Wilson at the St. Johns Cathedral in Jacksonville on August 14, 1907.
«tab»By the time Guy was 30 years old he head earned a United States Coast Guard Merchant Marine License for First Class Pilot, and a Masters License to command ships of unlimited tonnage on unlimited waters. He renewed these licenses until his retirement in 1973, at age 88. Following completion of dredging for the ports of Jacksonville and Tampa Bay, Florida, Guy's expertise in this field led him to the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, where he was Resident Manager for the Hillsboro Dredging Co. on their contracts for filling in lowlands and building flood control levees for the cities of St. Louis, Cairo and New Madrid. During World War I he was Supt. of Construction for the Mason & Hanger Co. on their contract for the Charleston, S.C. Remount Depot and Embarkation Center.
«tab»Organizations that he worked for in addition to the Corps of Engineers and his own Contracting/Engineering Co. were The Atlantic, Gulf & Pacific Co., The Hillsboro Dredging Co., the Duquense Slag/Pittsburgh Bridge Co., The Standard Dredging Co., Ulen & Co., The Mason & Hanger/Silas Mason Co.
«tab»From 1924 through 1927 he was Resident Manager for the Ulen & company and supervised the construction contract for jetties on the Magdalena River near Baranquilla, Colombia, South America.
«tab»Seeking a change in environment, Sackett worked next on the St. Mary's River near Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Here he was Project Manager and Chief Engineer for the Standard Dredging Co. on their contract for subaqueous rock excavation, to increase the channel depth between Lakes Superior and Huron. This was to become a link in what is now the busy St. Lawrence Seaway.
«tab»Probably the most valuable contribution that Sackett made to his country was in ramrodding the construction of defense plants during World War II. In the year 1940, when Russia and England were about to be overcome, due to lack of munitions, he went to work again for the Mason & Hanger Co. As a Vice President and Project Manager, he was responsible for construction of three large facilities. The Hercules Powder Co., a prime contractor to the U.S. government, awarded a cost-plus-a-fixed fee contract to Mason & Hanger in September 1940 to construct the Radford Ordnance Works in Southwestern Virginia, a plant to manufacture smokeless powder. The first powder was produced seven months later in April of 1941, 90 days ahead of schedule. The other two ammunition plants were the New River Ordnance Works at Dublin, VA, and the Badger Ordnance Works at Baraboo, WI.
«tab»Guy moved back to Jacksonville at the end of the war and operated his own contracting and consulting engineering firm until his retirement in 1973.
«tab»Guy was a Registered Professional Engineer, licensed by the States of New York, Wisconsin and Florida. He was also a Licensed Land Surveyor in New York State. He taught Nautical Navigation and Land Surveying to Boy Scout Troops. He was a Mason, Rotarian, a Member of the American Society of Military Engineers, a Life Member of the Florida Engineering Society, the American Ordnance Association, and a member of the Episcopal Church. Guy was elected a Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1919. He became a Fellow, Life Member in 1959, a position he held until his death.
«tab»Surviving members of his family are a son and daughter, Guy, Junior, and Mrs. Evelyn Sackett Hogan, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
«tab»Abstract of a memoir prepared by Guy W. Sackett, Jr., F. ASCE
Social Security Death Index
Name; Birth; Death; Last Residence; Last Benefit; SSN; Issued
GUY SACKETT; 31 Oct 1885; Oct 1984; 32207 (Jacksonville, Duval, FL); (none specified); 129-07-9143; New York