Archie Adelmar Sackett

FatherAdelbert Darwin Sackett (1841-1923)
MotherJulia Griffin (1846-1878)
Birth1871, Windsor, OhioG,1,2
Archie Adelmar Sackett, son of Adelbert Darwin Sackett and Julia Griffin, was born in Windsor, OhioG, on 4 March 1871.1,2 He died aged 27 on 25 June 1898.1
     Archie Sackett served with the "Rough Riders" during the Spanish-American War. He was killed when, on duty as a guard, he fell from a train on the way to the war front.
     In 1880 Archie was living in WindsorG in the household of his father Adelbert and stepmother Eunice, and was recorded in the census as Archie Sackett, aged nine and born in Ohio.3
At the breaking out of the war with Spain, [Archie Adelmar Sackett] was in Wyoming, and there, in 1898, enlisted in Col. J. L. Torry's regiment of "Rough Riders." While in transit to the seat of war on a train of cars, he was detailed as a guard and assigned to duty on one of the car platforms. In passing through a tunnel he was overcome with smoke and gas, fell between the cars and was killed.

—Weygant, The Sacketts of America

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "7521a. Archie A. Sackett, b. Mar. 4, 1871, d. June 25, 1898."
  2. "Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774–1973" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, Arthur, b. Ashtabula, Ohio, 4 Mar 1871, father A. D. Sackett, mother Julia Griffin."
  3. 1880 United States Federal Census, FHL 1254992 NA T9-0992/649C
    Windsor, Ashtabula, Ohio, 5 Jun 1880
    Sackett, Adelbert, head, married, 39, laborer, b. OH, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Sackett, Eunice, wife, 34, keeping house, b. OH, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Northrup, Martha E, 6, attending school, b. OH, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Sackett, Archie, son, 9, attending school, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. OH.
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett lineGreat-grandson of Skene Douglas Sackett
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited15 Dec 2020

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