Manley Ray Sackett

FatherEarl Sackett (1868-1920)
MotherAntoinette "Nettie" Hall (-1957)
Marriage1931, Walla Walla, Washington StateGMabel Ruth Thomas6
Manley Ray Sackett
(Src: North Central High School, Spokane, Yearbook, 1948)
Manley Ray Sackett, son of Earl Sackett and Antoinette "Nettie" Hall, was born at Sackett Gulch, Bossburg, Stevens County, Washington StateG, on 1 September 1903.1,2 He died aged 85 in Spokane, Washington StateG, on 23 February 1989.3,4,5 He married at Walla Walla, Washington StateG, on 23 June 1931, Mabel Ruth Thomas, daughter of George Hyde Thomas and Lillian May Bidstrup.6 Mabel was born in Clifton City, Cooper County, MissouriG, on 19 September 1905.3,2 She died aged 97 in SpokaneG on 22 January 2003.3,7,8
     In 1910 Manley was living in Barstow, Stevens County, Washington StateG, in the household of his parents Earl and Antoinette, and was recorded in the census as Manley Sackett, aged six and born in Washington State.9
     In 1920 he was living at Mabton Pike, Belma, Yakima County, Washington StateG, in the household of his parents Earl and Nettie, and was recorded as Manley Sackett, aged 16.10
     In 1940 he was living in Albion, Whitman County, Washington StateG, and was recorded as Manley Sackett, secretary, YMCA State College, head of household, aged 36. Living with him were his wife Mabel, 34, and their children, Earl, 7, and Beverly, aged five.11
     Manley completed a World War II draft registration card on 16 February 1942. He was aged 38 and was employed by the Consolidated Steel Corporation in Los Angeles. He was living at 1410 S Simmons Street, Los AngelesG, with his wife Mabel.12
     Manley was listed in the SpokaneG City Directory in 1949 and 1950. He was a teacher at the John R Rogers High School. He was listed in SpokaneG in 1958 and 1959 as a salesman for Wilkerson & Nutwell. In 1960 he was a salesman for J I Case Company. Mabel was listed in 1958 as a teacher at Millwood School and in 1959 and 1960 as a teacher at Pasadena Park School.13
Manley Ray Sackett (1903–1989), Pines Cemetery, Spokane, Washington State
(Src: Find a Grave, Wayne Nerger)

Children of Manley Ray Sackett and Mabel Ruth Thomas

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Manley Ray Sackett
He was the fifth child of James Earl Sackett and his wife, Antoinette Hall Sackett. He-was born September 1, 1903, at the homestead in Sackett Gulch in Stevens County near the town of Bossburg, Washington. He attended the Larsen school and later, when the family moved to Hungry Hill, the Hungry Hill School which was built with lumber donated from the Sackett Mill. llecause.their father was iII and was away for long periods.getting treatment, all of the children including Manley probably had more work and responsibility thrust on them than was good for them. However, things held together until a drought set in during 1916 and continued. There was not enough feed for the livestock and it became necessary to move and this happened in 1918. The family settled near Mabton, Washington, in the Yakima Valley. Manley entered the eighth grade in Sunnyside, Washington in 1920. When he graduated from the eighth grade he was eighteen years old. He went on through high school earning his keep by working and doing chores for farmers and retired people in the area. In 1924, he transfered to Walla Walla High School from which he was graduated the following year. In 1925, he entered the Washington State College at Pullman, Washington and was graduated in June, 1930. He was granted a fcllowship which enabled him to do a year of graduate work in the Sociology Department and was awarded a Master of Arts degree the following year.
     In June, 1931, he married Mabel Thomas. From that year until June, 1934, he taught in the Monnoe, Washington High School where he coached football, basketball and track and taught Chemistry, Physics and Social Studies. In September, 1934, he became Executive Secretary of the College YMCA in Pullman, Washington. Because the depression had made it very difficult for many young people to attend college even though they wanted to very badly, Manley took the initiative in establishing a cooperative enterprise which became the Student Cooperative Boarding and Housing Association. This organization acquired several houses in which groups of students could be housed at low cost. Eventually the National Youth Administration was pursuaded to build a large structure on the campus and rent it to the Cooperative. He also ran an employment agency for students.
     In September, 1940, he resigned and enrolled in the College of Education at Stanford University for two quarters and continued on through the summer in the Graduate School at the Washington State College. In August, 1941, he was hired by a private firm for a period of one year to set up occupational guidance procedures for the Commercial Section of the California State Employment Service in Los Angeles, California. Then he was employed by the Consolidated Steel Company to recruit and employ workers for their expanded World War II production effort.
     After the war he did a variety of things such as operating a machine shop, manufacturing household furniture, and teaching in high school. From 1941, until his retirement in 1968, he worked for the Harris Manufacturing Company of Stockton, California as Service Manager and Field Engineer and Salesman. For much of the time during their married life until her retirement in 1976, his wife, Mabel, continued with her vocation of teaching in elementary school. She had a distinguished career, especialIy in the sense that she made a lasting impression on her students. A surprising number have kept in touch through the years. One evidence of this was the naming of the playfield at Pasadena Elementary SchooI, Walla Walla School District No.363, Spokane County, Washington. It was dedicated as the Mabel Sackett Playground on May 8, 1981, by popular acclaim of students and former students, and this took place some years after she had retired.

Andrew P. Sackett, Ancestors and Descendants of Frederick Plummer Sackett

Miss Thomas Weds.
Walla Walla, Wash. — Miss Mabel Thomas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Thomas of Walla Walla, was married Tuesday to Manley B. Sackett of Pullman with more than 100 guests in attendance. The Rev. Paul H. Ashby officiated. The couple will go to Monroe in September, where Mr. Sackett will act as athletic coach at the high school.

Spokane Chronicle, Spokane, Washington, 24 Jun 1931, p 15

Manley R. Sackett
Memorial service for Manley R. Sackett, 85, a retired Spokane high school teacher, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Millwood Presbyterian Church, E8902 Dalton, where he was a member. Thornhill's Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements.
     Mr. Sackett died Thursday at Unicrest Convalescent Center.
     A lifetime area resident, he was born in Orient, Wash., and received his bachelors and masters degrees in sociology from Washington State University, where he was a member of the varsity wrestling team and the Gray W Club.
     Mr. Sackett began his teaching career at Monroe (Wash.) High School, where he coached all varsity sports. He joined Spokane School District 81 about 1947 and taught English and history at North Central High School and manual arts at John Rogers High School. He retired about 1966.
     Mr. Sackett was a member of Phi Delta Kappa education honorary, Scabbard and Blade military organization, Delta Upsilon fraternity and various educational associations.
     Survivors include his wife of 57½ years, Mabel; three sons, Earl Sackett of Spokane; Ray Sackett of Torrance, Calif., and Fred Sackett of Eugene, Ore; one daughter, Beverly Treibel of Walnut Creek, Calif; two brothers; one sister, nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Spokane Chronicle, Spokane, Washington, 27 Feb 1989, p 6

Mabel Sackett
Memorial service for Mabel Ruth Sackett, 97, will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Riverview Retirement Center Chapel.
     Mrs. Sackett, a longtime resident of Spokane, died Wednesday. She was born in Clifton City, Mo.
     She began her teaching career in Walla Walla in a one-room school, and later taught in Albion, Wash.
     Mrs. Sackett taught kindergarten in the West Valley School District in Spokane for 23 years. She also taught summer classes at the Eastern Washington University campus and conducted workshops at Gonzaga University.
     She received the P.T.A. Acorn and the Grade School Teacher Distinguished Teachers awards.
     The Pasadena Park Elementary School playfield is named in her honor.
     Mrs. Sackett was a member of the national, state and local retired teachers associations. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers Honorary, Association of Childhood Education International the La Gaiete Club, and the Millwood Presbyterian Church, where she sang in the choir.
     She was a resident of Riverview Terrace Retirement Center for nine years, and served as president of the residence board for two years.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Manley.
     Survivors include three sons, Thomas Earl, Ray Jr., and Fredrick; a daughter, Beverly Treibel; a sister, Leta Naimy of Spokane; a brother, Ralph Thomas of Walla Walla; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Washington, 28 Jan 2003, p 29

 Notes & Citations

  1. Andrew P Sackett, Ancestors and Descendants of Frederick Plummer Sackett, published by the author (1983).
  2. Death record.
  3. Obituary.
  4. US Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index" (American Ancestors transcript), "Manley R Sackett, b. Sep 1, 1903, d. Feb 23, 1989, SSN 562-28-6828 issued CA, residence Spokane, Washington, 99206, county Spokane."
  5. "Washington death index, 1940–2017" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, Manley R, d. Spokane, WA, 23 Feb 1989, aged 85, res. Spokane."
  6. "Washington Marriage Records 1854–2013" (Ancestry image), "23 Jun 1931, Walla Walla, WA, Manley Ray Sackett, of Pullman, WA, 27, 1st m., b. Orient, WA, professor, father Earl James Sackett b. Gobesville, MI, mother Antoinette Hall b. Lake City, MI; and Mabel R Thomas, of Walla Walla, 25, 1st m., b. Cooper County, MO, teacher, father George Hyde Thomas b. Boonville MO, mother Lillian Bidstrup b. Booneville MO. Witnesses: Ruby Grasse of Shoshone ID, Mrs G H Thomas of Walla Walla. By Paul H Ashby, Minister, ME Church."
  7. US Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index", "Mabel R Sackett, b. Sep 19, 1905, d. Jan 22, 2003, SSN 534-38-1796 issued WA, residence Spokane, Washington, 99207, county Spokane."
  8. "U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936–2007" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, Mabel Ruth, b. Chitton City, Missouri, 19 Sep 1905, d. 22 Jan 2003, father George Hyde Thomas, mother Lillian May Bidstrup, claim date 25 Aug 1970. 07 Feb 2000 listed as Mabel Ruth Sackett; 24 Aug 1970 listed as Mabel R Sacrett; 25 Jan 2003 listed as Mabel R Sackett."
  9. 1910 United States Federal Census, Roll T624_1672, p 1B, Enumeration District 0214, FHL microfilm 1375685
    Barstow, Stevens, Washington
    Sackett, Earl, head, 42, m1. 16y, farmer, general farm, b. MI, father b. -, mother b. NY, home owned on mortgage
    Sackett, Antinetta, wife, 43, m1. 16y, 8 ch, 7 living, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. OH
    Sackett, Clista M, daughter, 15, house work, at home, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. MI
    Sackett, William E, son, 18 [13?], farm laborer, at home, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. MI
    Sackett, Clella F, daughter, 11, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. MI
    Sackett, Mildred, daughter, 10, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. MI
    Sackett, Manley, son, 6, b. WA, father b. MI, mother b. MI
    Sackett, Fredrick, son, 4, b. WA, father b. MI, mother b. MI
    Sackett, Jothan H, son, 7/12, b. WA, father b. MI, mother b. MI.
  10. 1920 United States Federal Census, Roll T625_1945, p 13B, Enumeration District 181
    Mabton Pike, Belma, Yakima, Washington
    Sackett, Earl, head, 52, farmer, general farm, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. NY, home rented
    Sackett, Nettie, wife, 43, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. OH
    Sackett, William, son, 23, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. MI
    Sackett, Clella, daughter, 21, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. MI
    Sackett, Mildred, daughter, 19, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. MI
    Sackett, Manley, son, 16, b. WA, father b. MI, mother b. MI
    Sackett, Fredric, son, 14, b. WA, father b. MI, mother b. MI
    Sackett, Jotham, son, 10, b. WA, father b. MI, mother b. MI
    Sackett, Nina, daughter, 8, b. WA, father b. MI, mother b. MI
    Sackett, James, son, 5, b. WA, father b. MI, mother b. MI
    Sackett, Andy, son, 2 4/12, b. WA, father b. MI, mother b. MI.
  11. 1940 United States Federal Census, Roll m-t0627-04370, p 61A, ED 38-74
    Albion, Whitman, Washington
    Sackett, Manley, head, 36, secretary, YMCA State College, b. WA, home rented, $18
    Sackett, Mabel, wife, 34, teacher, b. MO
    Sackett, Earl, son, 7, b. WA
    Sackett, Beverly, daughter, 5, b. WA.
  12. "U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940–1947" (Ancestry image), "Manley Ray Sackett, 1410 S Simmons St, Los Angeles, LA, California, age 38, b. Orient, Washington, 1 Sep 1903, nok Mrs Mabel R Sackett, 1410 S Simmons St, emp Consolidated Steel Corp Ltd, LA, race white, ht 5 6½, eyes gray, wt 178, hair brown, complexion ruddy. Reg Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, 16 Feb 1942."
  13. "US City Directories, 1822-1995" (Ancestry image), Spokane City Directory, 1949, "Sackett Manley R tchr John R Rogers High Sch rN4302 Argonne RD10."; 1950, "Sackett Manley tchr PS rN4302 Argonne rd RD10."; 1958, "Sackett Manley R (Mabel R) slsmn Wilkerson & Nutwell hN4302 Argonne rd.", "Sackett Mabel R Mrs tchr Millwood Sch h N4302 Argonne rd."; 1959, "Sackett Manley R (Mabel R) slsmn Wilkerson & Nutwell hN4302 Argonne rd.", "Sackett Mabel R Mrs tchr Pasadena Park Sch h N4302 Argonne rd."; 1960, "Sackett Manley R (Mabel R) slsmn J I Case Co Portland hN4302 Argonne rd.", "Sackett Mabel Mrs tchr PPS r N4302 Argonne rd."
Sackett line10th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
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Descendants of Frederick Plummer Sackett
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