Harry Evans Sackett

(1874-1963)
FatherOliver Patch Sackett (1828-1911)
MotherMary E (Evans) Stearns (1845-1886)
Harry Evans Sackett (1874–1963)
(Src: Find A Grave, Beverly Bogart)
Harry Evans Sackett, son of Oliver Patch Sackett and Mary E (Evans) Stearns, was born in Warren, Trumbull County, OhioG, on 10 October 1874.1,2,3,4 He died aged 88 in Beatrice, Gage County, NebraskaG, on 2 April 19635,6 and was buried at Evergreen Home Cemetery, BeatriceG.7 He married in BeatriceG on 27 September 1899, Hermina Reynolds, daughter of Herman Reynolds and Naomi Barcus.1,8,9,4 Hermina was born in Beatrice, NebraskaG, on 27 January 1875.2,10,4 She died aged about 94 in 196910 and was buried at Evergreen Home Cemetery, BeatriceG.7
     In 1880 Harry was living at Grand River, DeKalb County, MissouriG, in the household of his parents Oliver and Mary, and was recorded in the census as Harry E Sackett, aged five and born in Ohio.11
     Harry attended the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NebraskaG, and was listed in the Class of 1898.12
     In 1900 he was living at Market Street, BeatriceG, and was recorded as Harry E Sackett, a lawyer, head of household, aged 25. His wife Hermina, 25, was living with him.13
     Harry was listed in the Beatrice City Directory from 1904. He was the County Attorney in that year and was in practice with Harry Spafford as Sackett and Spafford. From 1907 he was in practice with Charles Brewster as Sackett and Brewster.14
     In 1910 he was living at Grant Street, BeatriceG, and was recorded as Harry E Sackett, a lawyer in general practice, head of household, aged 35. He owned his home on a mortgage. Living with him were his wife Hermina, 35, and their children, Dean, 7, and Harry Jr, aged three. Also in the household were Harry Sr's widowed father Oliver, 82, and Harry's unmarried sister Charlotte, aged 26.15
     Harry completed a World War I draft registration card on 12 September 1918. He was aged 43 and was a lawyer. He was living at 1510 Grant Street, BeatriceG, with his wife Hermina.16
     In 1920 he was living at Grant Street, BeatriceG, and was recorded as Harry E Sackett, a lawyer, head of household, aged 45. He owned his home on a mortgage. Living with him were his wife Hermina, 44, and their children, Dean, 17, Harry E Jr, 13, and Mary Louise, aged six.17
     In 1930 he was living at Grant Street, BeatriceG, and was recorded as Harry E Sackett, an attorney at law, head of household, aged 55. He owned his home. Living with him were his wife Hermina, 55, and their children, Dean, 27, Harry, 23, and Mary, aged 16.18
     In 1956 and 1958 Harry was listed in the Lincoln Directory as a director of the State Savings and Loan Association.19

6583. Harry Evans Sackett, 1874–, of Beatrice, Neb., son of (3773) Oliver P. and Mary E. Stearns Sackett, was married, Sept. 27, 1899, to Hermina Reynolds, daughter of Hermon M. Reynolds and his wife Naomi Barkus. Mr. Sackett was in 1905 the senior member of the law firm of Sackett & Spofford, of Beatrice, Neb.
Children.
9907. Dean Reynolds Sackett, b. Nov. 6, 1902.
9908. Harry E. Sackett, Jr., b. Sept. 24, 1906.


City loses elder lawyer
H. E. Sackett dies at hospital at the age of 89

     Harry E. Sackett, 89, Beatrice's most venerable and venerated attorney, died at a local hospital shortly before noon today after nearly 65 years practicing law, all in Beatrice.
     He had been at his office at least part of each day until last November, when his health finally forced him to give up active practice. His small, wiry figure, briskly striding the mile from his home to his office, was a familiar sight on Grant Street, until very recently.
     Harry Sackett was born Oct. 10, 1874, in Warren, Ohio. His mother died when he was a small boy. He moved with his father and older sister to Grant City, Mo. where he was graduated from high school. In 1896 he came, with his sister, Mrs. Todd, to Beatrice where he took high school post graduate work. He received his law degree at the University of Nebraska in 1898 and the same year started practice of law here. During college years he was a member of the university''s intercollegiate debating team.
County Attorney
     Mr. Sackett was Gage County Attorney from 1901 to 1904, and was a key member of the old Nebraska Senate in 1907, a session famous for its remedial legislation.
     He was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions of 1912 and 1920. In between he was one of Teddy Roosevelt's "Bull Moosers," serving as a delegate to the Progressive National Convention in 1916. He was the Progressive's candidate for governor in 1914.
     During World War I he served on the Nebraska Council of Defense. From 1924 to 1926 he was chairman of the Nebraska State Republican Committee.
     For seven years he was a member of the Beatrice Board of Education.
     At the time of his death he was a director of the State Federal Building and Loan Assn., and director-emeritus of Store Kraft. He had been an active Store Kraft director until last year.
     He had been president of the Beatrice Kiwanis Club, and Kiwanis lieutenant governor for Nebraska.
Sunday School Teacher
     A member of First Christian Church for over 60 years, he served many years on the Church board and for twenty years taught the young men's Sunday School class.
     He was a member of the Beatrice Masonic lodge for over 50 years, and is a past prelate of the Mt. Hermon Commandry Knight Templars.
     His memberships included Gage County, Nebraska and American Bar Assns.
     He was married in 1889 [sic: 1899] to Hermina Reynolds, daughter of Beatrice's first physician and first mayor.
Surviving him are his wife; sons Dean, Beatrice, and Harry, Ingelwood, Calif; daughter Mrs. Mary Louise McFadden, Aurora, Colo; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services are pending.

Beatrice Daily Sun, Beatrice, Nebraska, 2 Apr 1963, p 1.

Harry Evans Sackett (1874–1963)
(Src: Beatrice Daily Sun)
Harry Evans Sackett (1874–1963), Evergreen Home Cemetery, Beatrice, Nebraska
(Src: Find A Grave, Judy Vrtiska)

Children of Harry Evans Sackett and Hermina Reynolds

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "6583. Harry E. Sackett, b. Oct. 10, 1874; m. Hermina Reynolds."
  2. Census.
  3. Death record.
  4. B S & J E Dean, A History of the William Dean Family of Cornwall, Conn. and Canfield, Ohio. (1903), digital image, Ancestry.com, p 45, Children of Oliver P. Sackett and Mary E. Stearns, "Harry Evans Sackett, county attorney, Beatrice, Neb.; b. in Warren, Oct. 10, 1874; m. Sept. 27, 1899, to Hermina Reynolds; b. in Beatrice, Neb., Jan. 27, 1875."
  5. Obituary.
  6. US Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index", database, American Ancestors, "Harry Sackett, b. Oct 10, 1874, d. Apr, 1963, SSN 507-40-2480 issued NE, residence unknown."
  7. Website Find A Grave.
  8. "Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855–1908", digital image, Ancestry.com, "27 Sep 1899, Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska, Harry E Sackett, 25, b. Ohio, father Oliver P Sackett, mother Mary Evans; and Hermina Reynolds, 24, b. Nebraska, father Herman Reynolds, mother Naomi Barcus."
  9. "U.S., Newspapers.com Marriage Index, 1800s–1999", digital image, Ancestry.com, The Beatrice Daily Express, Beatrice, Nebraska, 27 Sep 1899, p 2, "Marriage Licenses. Harry E Sackett, 25. Hermina Reynolds, 24."
  10. Gravestone.
  11. 1880 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, FHL 1254685 NA T9-0685/304D
    Grand River, DeKalb, Missouri
    Oliver P Sackett, head, married, 52, b. OH, farmer, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Mary Sackett, wife, 32, b. OH, keeping house, father b. OH, mother b. OH
    Charles O Sackett, son, single, 21, b. OH, works on farm, father b. OH, mother b. OH
    Lelia L Sackett, dau, single, 17, b. OH, at home, father b. OH, mother b. OH
    Harry E Sackett, son, 5, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. OH
    John C Stearns, stepson, 13, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. OH.
  12. "US School Yearbooks, 1880–2013", digital image, Ancestry.com, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1897, "Juniors, Class of 1898, Sackett, Harry E, Beatrice, Neb."; 1898, "Officers, Slate Bearer, Spring Term, Harry Sackett."
  13. 1900 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Page 6, Enumeration District 0037, FHL microfilm 1240927
    Market Street, Beatrice Ward 1, Gage, Nebraska, 7 Jun 1900
    Sackett, Harry E, head, b. Oct 1874, 25, lawyer, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. OH, home rented
    Sackett, Hermina, wife, b. Jan 1875, 25, m. 8/12, b. NE, father b. NY, mother b. IN.
  14. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, Beatrice City Directory, 1904, "Sackett Harry E, (Sackett & Spafford), County Attorney, r 429 N 6th.", "Sackett & Spafford, (Harry E Sackett, Harry E Spafford), Lawyers 119 N 6th."; 1907, "Sackett Harry E (Hermina) (Sackett & Brewster), r 1510 Grant.", "Sackett & Brewster (Harry E Sackett, Charles L Brewster), Lawyers Spencer Blk 117-119 N 6th."; 1925, "Sackett Harry E (Hermina R), (Sackett & Brewster), r 1510 Grant.", "Sackett & Brewster (H E Sackett, Chas Brewster), Lawyers 207 N 6th, Tel 433."; 1927, "Sackett Harry E (Hermina R; Sackett & Brewster), r1510 Grant.", "Sackett & Brewster (H E Sackett, Chas Brewster), Lawyers 207 N 6th, Phone 433."; 1929, "Sackett Harry E (Hermina R; Sackett & Brewster), h1510 Grant.", "Sackett & Brewster (H E Sackett Chas L Brewster), lawyers 207 N 6th Phone 433."; 1931, "Sackett Harry E (Hermina R; Sackett & Brewster), h1510 Grant.", "Sackett & Brewster (H E Sackett Chas L Brewster), lawyers 207 N 6th."; 1935, "Sackett Harry E (Hermina R; Sackett & Brewster), h1510 Grant.", "Sackett & Brewster (Harry E Sackett, Chas L Brewster), Attorneys-at-Law, Dean R Sackett Associate 207 N 6th, Tel 433."
  15. 1910 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll T624_846, p 8A, Enumeration District 0046, FHL microfilm 1374859
    Grant St, Beatrice Ward 4, Gage, Nebraska, 20-21 Apr 1910
    Sackett, Harry E, head, 35, m1. 10y, lawyer, general practice, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. OH, home owned on mortgage
    Sackett, Hermina R, wife, 35, m1. 10y, 3 ch, 2 living, b. NE, father b. NY, mother b. IN
    Sackett, Dean R, son, 7, b. NE, father b. OH, mother b. NE
    Sackett, Harry E Jr, son, 3, b. NE, father b. OH, mother b. NE
    Sackett, Oliver P, father, 82, wd, b. OH, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Sackett, Charlotte M, sister, 26, single, teacher, school, b. MO, father b. OH, mother b. OH.
  16. "US, World War I draft registrations records 1917–1918", digital image, FamilySearch, Nebraska, Gage. Roll 1711530, "Serial #211, order #1136. Harry Evans Sackett, dob 10 Oct 1874, age 43 years. Birthplace: US. White, native born, Medium height, medium build, hazel eyes, gray hair. Current address: 1510 Grant St. Beatrice, Gage Co., NE. Current job: Lawyer. Address for work: 6th & Ella Baker Block, Beatrice, Gage Co., NE. Nearest relative: Hermina R. Sackett of the same address. Registered at Beatrice, Gage Co., NE, 12 Sep 1918 by Albert D. Green."
  17. 1920 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll T625_986, p 5A, Enumeration District 51
    Grant Street, Beatrice Ward 4, Gage, Nebraska, 13 Jan 1920
    Sackett, Harry E, head, 45, lawyer, law office, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. OH, home owned on mortgage
    Sackett, Hermina R, wife, 44, b. NE, father b. NY, mother b. IN
    Sackett, Dean R, son, 17, b. NE, father b. OH, mother b. NE
    Sackett, Harry E Jr, son, 13, b. NE, father b. OH, mother b. NE
    Sackett, Mary Louise, daughter, 6, b. NE, father b. OH, mother b. NE.
  18. 1930 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Page 13B, Enumeration District 0010, FHL microfilm 2341016
    Grant, Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, 14 Apr 1930
    Sackett, Harry E, head, 55, m. at 24, attorney, law, b. OH, father b. CT, mother b. OH, home owned
    Sackett, Hermina R, wife, 55, m. at 24, b. NE, father b. NY, mother b. IN
    Sackett, Dean R, son, 27, b. NE, father b. NE, mother b. NE
    Sackett, Harry E, son, 23, b. NE, father b. NE, mother b. NE
    Sackett, Mary L, daughter, 16, b. NE, father b. NE, mother b. NE.
  19. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, Lincoln City Directory, 1956, 1958, "Sackett H E dir State Sav & Loan Assn r Beatrice Neb."
See alsoThurmon King's Database, 3243
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ChartsLine 3a (American)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Christina Polston.
Generation.Tree9Q.3
Last Edited30 Dec 2020
 

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