Solon Philo Sackett MD

FatherPhilo Sackett (1786-1863)
MotherGrace Perkins
Solon Philo Sackett MD, son of Philo Sackett and Grace Perkins, was born on 7 October 1818.1 He died aged 74 on 18 July 1893.1 He married on 17 September 1844, Lovedy Keturah Woodward.1 Lovedy was born in about 18232 and died aged 89 in Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York StateG, on 23 July 1912.3
[Solon Sackett] studied medicine and was graduated from Geneva Medical College. After a few years of practice in a country village he removed to Ithaca, N. Y., where he practiced his profession with marked success for upwards of thirty years. He was thoroughly devoted to his profession and long held high rank among physicians of central New York. As Health Officer of Ithaca, a position to which he was repeatedly chosen, he instituted a sewerage system of great value to the city. He held the office of coroner for several terms and was secretary of the Thompkins County Medical Society for many years. He was the author of "Mother, Nurse and Infant," a most valuable work, which obtained a wide recognition, and was a frequent contributor to the principal medical periodicals. Dr. Sackett was for the greater part of his life a consistent member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Ithaca, where he was greatly beloved and his counsel was ever highly valued.

—Weygant, The Sacketts of America

Children of Solon Philo Sackett MD and Lovedy Keturah Woodward

  • Charles Woodward Sackett b. 4 Sep 1845
  • Joseph S Sackett b. 19 Jan 1847, d. 8 May 1890
  • Mary L Sackett b. 13 Nov 1848, d. 8 Mar 1869
  • Ruth V Sackett b. 29 Feb 1852
  • Colonel Henry Woodward Sackett b. 31 Aug 1853, d. 9 Dec 1929
  • Sarah "Sadie" Sackett b. 22 Apr 1858, d. after 1929
  • Nettie Sackett b. 22 Apr 1858
  • Carrie D. Sackett b. 1 Dec 1860, d. 20 Jul 1863

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "3077. Solon Philo Sackett, b. Oct. 1818, d. Dec. 18, 1893; m. Lovedy L. Woodward."
  2. Date of birth based on age at death.
  3. "Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851–2003" (Ancestry image), New York Times, 25 July 1912, "Died. / Sackett.—At Ithaca, N.Y., on Tuesday, July 23, 1912, Lovedy K. Sackett, widow of Dr. Solon P. Sackett, in her 90th year."
Sackett line7th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited9 May 2011

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