James Harry Sackett

FatherWilliam B Sackett (1900-1950)
MotherMarie M Menchaca (1897-1979)
Birth1921, TexasG,1
Marriage1944, Marylebone, LondonGBeatrice Elizabeth Jefcoate3
James Harry Sackett, son of William B Sackett and Marie M Menchaca, was born in TexasG on 4 September 1921.1 He died aged 77 on 21 September 19981,2 and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery, VirginiaG.1,4 He married in Marylebone, LondonG, in 1944, Beatrice Elizabeth Jefcoate, daughter of Fred Jefcoate and Esther ___.3 Beatrice was born in London, EnglandG, on 23 June 1924.1 She died aged 89 on 24 March 20145 and was buried at Arlington National CemeteryG.1
     In 1930 James was living at Fort Clark, Kinney County, TexasG, in the household of his parents William and Marie, and was recorded in the census as James Sackett, aged eight and born in Texas.6
     James was a career soldier. He enlisted in the US Army in 1940 and saw service in the Second World War. He enlisted in the US Air Force in 1948, rising to the rank of major and serving until 1963, including service in the Korean War.1,7,8
James Harry Sackett (1921–1998), Arlington National Cemetery
Beatrice Elizabeth (Jefcoate) Sackett (1924–2014), Arlington National Cemetery

 Notes & Citations

  1. Find a Grave.
  2. US Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index" (American Ancestors transcript), "James H Sackett, b. Sep 4, 1921, d. Sep 21, 1998, SSN 460-12-9652 issued TX, residence Washington, District Of Columbia, 20020, county District Of Columbia."
  3. "England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index" (Ancestry transcript), "Dec qtr 1944. Sackett, James H. Spouse: Jefcoate. Marylebone. 1a:1083."
    "Dec qtr 1944. Jefcoate, Beatrice C. Spouse: Sackett. Marylebone. 1a:1083."
  4. Website Arlington National Cemetery (http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/), gravestone inscription "James Harry Sackett Sr. / Maj US Air Force / World War II / Korea / Sep 4 1921 / Sep 24 1998"
    Back "Beatrice Elizabeth His Wife / June 23 1921 / Mar 21 2014 / Beloved Mother / Grandmother / Our Beatty."
  5. Find a Grave, Obituary (researched by Ted Smith).
  6. 1930 United States Federal Census, Roll 2367, p. 6B, Enumeration District 0003, Image 666.0, FHL microfilm 2342101
    Fort Clark, Kinney Countyy, Texas, 8/9 Apr 1930
    Sackett, William B, head, 29, m. at 20, b. FL, father b. N Ireland, mother b. England, soldier, US Army
    Sackett, Marie, wife, 30, m. at 19, b. TX, father b. TX, mother b. TX
    Sackett, Helen, dau, 10, b. TX, father b. FL, mother b. TX
    Sackett, James, son, 8, b. TX, father b. FL, mother b. TX
    De Gress, Antonia, mother-in-law, 65, wid, m. at 27, b. TX, father b. Mexico, mother b. Mexico.
  7. "US World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938–1946" (Ancestry transcript), "James H Sackett, b. Texas, 1921, res. Kinney, Texas, enlisted 14 Aug 1940 at Fort Clark Brackettville, branch Quartermaster Corps, grade Private, 3-yr enlistment, educ 4 yrs high school, civil occ semiskilled occupations in production of beverages, single, without dependents, ht 67, wt 125."
  8. "US Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, James, b. 4 Sep 1921, d. 21 Sep 1998, branch AF, enlisted 18 Sep 1948, released 31 Oct 1963."
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line9th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited23 Nov 2018

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