Sackett, Guy Woodford

Sackett, Guy Woodford

Male 1885 - 1984  (98 years)

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  • Name Sackett, Guy Woodford 
    Born 31 Oct 1885  Fort George Island, Duval County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Oct 1984  Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I65009  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2009 

    Father Sackett, Gen. John Warren,   b. 13 Dec 1860, Rantoul, Champaign, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1918, At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Johnson, Louise Hamilton,   b. 5 Oct 1863, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1947, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 21 Apr 1883 
    Children 2 children 
     1. Sackett, Arthur Johnson,   b. 25 May 1884, Fort George Island, Duval County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1975, St. Augustine, St Johns, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     2. Sackett, Guy Woodford,   b. 31 Oct 1885, Fort George Island, Duval County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1984, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
     
    Family ID F23007  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Wilson, Edith Mildred,   b. 15 Sep 1884,   d. 23 Dec 1972, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 14 Aug 1907  Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Guy married Edith Mildred Wilson at the St. Johns Cathedral in Jacksonville on August 14, 1907. - [Guy W. Sackett, Jr.]
    Children 
     1. Sackett, Guy Woodford Jr.,   b. 18 Sep 1914, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 2003, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2009 
    Family ID F23011  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Oct 1885 - Fort George Island, Duval County, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Aug 1907 - Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Guy Woodford Jr. - 18 Sep 1914 - Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Oct 1984 - Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 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]
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      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]
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      http://cedb.asce.org/cgi/WWWdisplay.cgi?8590011
      Sackett, Guy Woodford; ASCE Fellow
      (1885-1984)
      Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers 1985, pp. 367-368
      Memoir Abstract:
      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
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      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


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