Ocala, Marion County, Florida

Newspaper Abstracts

  • The Ocala Evening Star, (Ocala, Fla.), June 27, 1901, p. 3, col. 5.
    The cadetship was sharply contested for at Palatka by the following young men: Cleveland Johnson, of Lake Butler, S. M. Mathews, of Flemington, R. A. Thomas, Gainesville, Andrew George, Arthur Sackett, St Augustine, W. T. Pound, Gainesville, J. R. Peyton and J. J. Burges, of Lake City, A. W. Smith, of Fernandina, C. S. Tingley, of San Mateo, and W. L. Calhoun of Palatka."
  • The Ocala Evening Star, (Ocala, Fla.), September 12, 1904, p. 1, col. 5.
    Brilliant Record of the Ocala Rifles on The Sweat-Stained and Historic Fields of Manassas
    Ocala Rifles, Camp No. 1.
    Manassas, Va., Sept 8.
    Your correspondent has been unable to send you any news on account of pressing duties and long and tiresome marches to the front. But today happens to be an idle one and I will fill in the time telling you a thing or two about the boys from Florida in general, and Ocala in particular.
    We came in last Sunday about 6 p. m. after a long and monotonous ride of over thirty hours and were put off about three miles from our camp. We were compelled to walk the entire distance over steep and rocky hills and pitch shelter tents in the inky night without even a lantern. We finally managed to straighten up our street till a semi-decent condition. The next day, or rather most of it, was spent in putting our quarters in good condition, and attending to the commissary supplies.
    We are situated about four miles from the town of Manassas and a half mile from General Frederick Grant's headquarters. The Florida regiment and the First South Carolina are side by side on a beautiful hill, overlooking the Fourteenth New York, and the Sixteenth U. S. infantry on the south, the First Tennessee and the Texas regiment on the north. We are one regiment of the Second brigade. The others are from New York, Tennessee, South Carolina and the regulars. The first division, under General Grant, marched to the front Tuesday morning. They left here about 3 o'clock and met the Browns, under General Bell, at Thoroughfare, Va., where a fierce bloodless battle occured. Both sides claim the victory, but it seems that the Blues, of which the Floridas are among, are the winners. Our battalion was commanded by Major Mathews of Starke and the regiment was commanded by Colonel Sackett of Jacksonville. We leave this morning for a long scouting tour of about fifteen miles, and do not expect to return until tomorrow afternoon. These long marches are telling on the boys, and they are weakening one by one. It is said that on Friday and Saturday we will maintain positions on the outposts of our camp to protect the same from assaults of the Brown army, under General Bell.
    The Fourteenth New York is composed of the most clever boys we have had the pleasure to meet. They are very popular with the Florida regiment and spend a great deal of their spare time with us. They are from Brooklyn.
    As an evidence of the popularity of our Captain Nash, he was detailed officer of the day the day after his arrival in Manassas. This is the second time he has served in that capacity since leaving Ocala.
    The evening concerts by the Second Regiment Band of Orlando are grand and the Ocala boys greatly enjoy the melodies. The Orlando boys are fine musicians and are greatly liked by the regiment.
    The Tampa Light Infantry has a pair of alligators as mascots, which in a source of much curiosity and merriment to the natives of "0ld Virginny." They also have a goat on their street, which is a holy terror.
    Private Hampton is clerk under Colonel Sackett at headquarters of the regiment.
    Sergeant Carn will act as quartermaster in the absence of Quartermaster Sergeant Chambers, who goes with the boys to the front today.
    Sergeant Billy Dunn dreamed that he was a colonel the other day. He woke up yesterday morning.
    The entire country from Camp No. 1, to Manassas fairly swarms with street fakirs of all descriptions and the way they catch the unsuspecting and hoodoo the simple ones is some thing monstrous. They hail from Washington and New York and on the strength of it, Manassas has developed from a straggling village of 1000 souls to a prosperous littl city of about 6000 population.
    The Jacksonville Light Infantry, the crack company of Jacksonville, occupies the street next to us on the west, and the clever Miami boys are on the East. It is needless to say that we never lack for a little amusement.
    The editor of the Star will accept the sincere thanks of the Ocala Rifles for a bundle of Stars. We greatly appreciate the kindness.
    "Little Willy" Dodson has been corporal of the guard and E. M. Hendricks, R. R. Hatchell and H. R. Hodges guards for the past forty-eight hours. "Home ain't nothing like this," one may hear them say every hour of the day.
    The regiment mail orderly is the most popular man in the regiment, irrespective of military rank or social standing. He brings stacks of letters from sweathearts, fathers and mothers to the soldier boys three times a day and makes us happy and content.
    (Concluded on Fourth Page)"
    [The "Colonel Sackett" mentioned is Gen. John Warren Sackett (1860–1918)]
  • The Ocala Evening Star (Ocala, Fla.), November 21, 1904, p. 2, col. 1.
    "Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Sackett, accompanied by Mr. Augusta Doon, arrived in Ocala last Friday week. They came from Buckingham Township, Bucks county, Pa., twenty-five miles from Philadelphia. Mrs. Sackett came by rail, while Mr. Sackett and Mr. Doon came with two cars, containing their household goods and stock, consisting of four fine horses, a splendid brood sow and 175 head of chickens, guineas and pigeons. Mr. Sackett, a year or so ago, thought he would prefer a warmer climate than that of Pennsylvania, so came to Florida in the early summer, hunted up Mr. Jos. T Lancaster, who showed him all over the county, and he finally bought the Major Green place, on Orange avenue, and which the family now occupies. Mr. Sackett had a fine farm of 62 acres, from which he annually cut from 60 to 65 tons of hay, which he hauled to Philadelphia and found a ready market at good prices, besides various other products. He is a Mason, has belonged to the order for ten years, and although he lived over four miles from the lodge room only missed four meetings in the ten years, which will give the reader some idea of Mrs. S's. mode of attending to matters of interest. Mr. Sackett is a pleasant gentleman and the Star extends to him, his wife and Mr. Doon a warm welcome to Marion county, and trusts they will never regret coming here."
  • The Ocala Evening Star, (Ocala, Fla.), December 30, 1904, p. 3, col. 4.
    "Mr. Sackett, the new comer on the Major Green old place, met with quite a serious accident the other day. He was hauling wood, and slipped from the wagon onto the double tree, when one of the horses made a lunge and brought the tree across his legs with a force that paralyzed him for a short time. He is able to be about again."
  • The Ocala Evening Star, (Ocala, Fla.), January 4, 1905, p. 2, col. 2.
    Governor Broward's Installation Into office at Tallahassee Tuesday
    By Miss Jeffie Bell Staff Correspondent of the Jacksonville Sun.
    Tallahassee Jan. 3—Napoleon B. Broward was inaugurated governor of Florida at Tallahassee today. The city is in holiday attire in honor of the man who started out in life a barefoot boy, and who by force of character has risen to the position of governor.
    To the sound of martial music, the glory and trappings of the military, accompanied by a large escort of state troops, the inaugural procession formed at the governor's mansion at 11 o'clock and proceeded through the streets gay with flags and buntings to the state house where the impressive ceremonies took place.
    Colonel J. W. Sackett, with his staff on horseback headed the procession, followed by the military band and the state troops.
    The mayor and city council, the reception committee, state officials, railroad commissioners, justices of the supreme court, members of the cabinet with their ladies, the governor, Hon. W. S. Jennings and Governor-elect Napoleon B. Broward with Mrs Jennings and Mrs Broward comprised the official procession which was followed by many distinguished citizens in carriages.
    The procession reached the state house shortly before noon. The gubernatorial party cabinet and state officials occupied the platform at the east entrance of the state house.
    At 1215 oclock the oath of office was administered to Governor-elect Broward by Chief Justice J. B. Whitfield.
    Ex-Governor W. S. Jennings then delivered the great seal of the state to the new governor with characteristic remarks.
    Governor Browards inaugural address was in line with his pre-election pledges and was impressively delivered.
    The new governor is self-made, independent and it is believed that he will conduct his administration in the same manner that has characterized all his undertakings.
    In the afternoon Governor Broward reviewed the state troops. From 8:30 to 10:30 the governor and cabinet held a reception in the executive office.
    At 11 the inaugural ball, which is always an event in Florida's society, was held in the hall of the house of representatives."
    [Gen. John Warren Sackett (1860–1918)]
  • The Ocala Banner, (Ocala, Marion County, Fla.), February 3, 1905, p. 2, col. 5.

    Secretary of State Hay has received a cablegram from Consul General Gudger at Panama saying that with the exception of Paymaster Sackett all the yellow fever cases on the United States cruiser Boston were much better and that there have been no new cases.
  • The Ocala Banner, (Ocala, Marion County, Fla.), March 3, 1905, p. 7, col. 5.
    Battleship Had Several Cases of Yellow Fever on Board at Panama
    San Francisco, Feb 27,—The United States cruiser Boston has arrived here from Panama via Acapulco.
    The Boston left here several months ago accompanying the other vessels of the Pacific squadron to the southern coast but was left at Panama by the flagship New York. While there yellow fever broke out on board, causing the death of Dr Kahlpase, the ship's doctor, and Tom Matsumoto, a Japanese messman.
    After these deaths occurred the ship was ordered north and left Panama with the intention of going to Puget sound. All sickness having passed, however, Capt Mills, in command decided to put into this port. She has two convalescents on board, a marine and a Japanese messman. Lieutenant Wood and Paymaster F. P. Sackett were left in the hospital at Ancon, Brazil with yellow fever."
  • The Ocala Evening Star (Ocala, Fla.), September 19, 1905, p. 5, col. 2.
    Mrs. Alice T. Sackett, wife of Mr. Will Sackett, died this morning about 4 o'clock at her home on Orange avenue, known as the Green place. Mrs. Sackett was born in Helena, Mont., July 19 1869. Mr. and Mrs. Sackett moved to Ocala from Bucks county, Pa., about a year ago for the benefit of Mrs. Sackett's health and located at the present home site. The deceased's health was much improved and she and her devoted husband were hopeful for her entire recovery, but an abscess forming on her brain caused her death. She was truly a good and noble woman and a devoted wife and bore sufferings without a murmer, always cheerful, good natured and with a word of encouragement to all. The body of the deceased has been embalmed by Messrs. Smith and Roberts and will be accompanied tomorrow by her husband to her old home for burial. A short funeral service will be held at the residence tomorrow at 10 a. m., Dr. W. C. Lindsay officiating, to which all friends are invited."
  • The Ocala Banner (Ocala, Marion County, Fla.), September 22, 1905, p. 5, col. 2.
    "Death of Mrs. Sackett.
    Mrs. William Sackett, after a long illness, passed peacefully away early Tuesday morning at her home on Orange avenue, near the city. She was thirty-six years of age and had been a sufferer from consumption for a long time.
    Mr. and Mrs. Sackett moved to Ocala from Pennsylvania less than a year ago, hoping that the change would prove beneficial to Mrs. Sackett. She was a splendid character and already during her brief residence here had made many friends who were saddened to learn of her death.
    After a short service at the residence this morning, conducted by Dr. W. C. Lindsay, the body was taken by Mr. Sackett to their old home in Pennsylvania for interment."
  • The Ocala Evening Star, (Ocala, Fla.), October 5, 1905, p. 3, col. 2.
    "Mr. Will Sackett, who went on the sad journey of accompanying the remains of his wife to his old home in Bucks county, Pa., returned today. Mr. Sackett and wife had been residing on the old Green place on Orange avenue for about a year when recently his wife, for whose health they had come to Florida, died very suddenly. Mr. Sackett intends to ship his stock and household goods back to this old home and reside there. They were both splendid people and made many friends during their residence here, who deeply sympathize with Mr. Sackett in the loss of his estimable wife."
  • The Ocala Banner, (Ocala, Marion County, Fla.), October 6, 1905, p. 1, col. 5.
    "Mr. William Sackett returned to Ocala yesterday from Pennsylvania where he accompanied the remains of his wife who died in Ocala several weeks ago. He will go back to Pennsylvania in a short time to reside."
  • The Ocala Evening Star, (Ocala, Fla.), March 2, 1906, p. 2, col. 5.
    "General Charles P. Lovell of Jacksonville, commanding the first brigade of the Florida state troops, has retired at his own request and Colonel Jno W. Sackett of the first regiment has been appointed brigadier general, and Lieut Col John S Maxwell succeeds Colonel Sackett."
    [Gen. John Warren Sackett (1860–1918)]
  • The Ocala Banner, (Ocala, Marion County, Fla.), March 9, 1906, p. 1, col. 5.
    "Military Affairs.
    At his own request, General Charles P. Lovell, of Jacksonville, commanding the First Brigade, Florida State Troops, the ranking line officer has retired.
    Coloned John W. Sackett commanding the First Regiment of Infantry, has been appointed brigadier general to succeed General Lovell.
    Lieutenant Colonel John S. Maxwell, of the First Regiment of Infantry, has been appointed colonel to succeed Colonel Sackett in command of the regiment."
    [Gen. John Warren Sackett (1860–1918)]
  • The Ocala Evening Star, (Ocala, Fla.), April 12, 1906, p. 2, col. 4.
    The District Convention of Modern Maccabees, held in Jacksonville Tuesday afternoon was a most succesful and important one. Delegates were present representing Jacksonville, Ocala, White Springs, Tallahassee, Palatka and Lake City.
    The delegates were honored by the presence of the distinguished founder of the order and its present Great Commander in the person of Maj. N. S. Boynton, of Port Huron, Mich.
    Napoleon B. Broward. governor of Florida and an enthusiastic member, was chosen by a unanimous vote to represent this state at the coming great camp review.
    Governor Broward was placed in nomination by Sir Knight A. C. Hamrick in an appropriate speech, and he was chosen amid enthusiasm. Mr. Hamrick was selected as the other delegate.
    Sir Knights G. W. Martin and J H Slagle were elected as alternates.
    The meeting, which was officially known as the County Camp No. 88, was called to order by Gen. J. W. Sackett, of Tent No. 1292, of Jacksonville, who stated the object of the meeting and appointed as a committee on credentials Sir Knights A. C. Hamrick, G. W. Martin and Joseph N. Smith.
    The delegates in attendance or represented by proxy were Sir Knights A. C. Hamrick, Tent No. 1292, Jacksonville; G. W. Martin, Tent No. 1409, Ocala; Joseph N. Smith, White Springs; Gov. N. B. Broward, Tent No. 1332, Tallahassee; Rev. J. F. Richey, Tent No. 1372, Palatka; J. H. Slagle, Tent No. 1312, Lake City.
    Geo. W. Martin of Tent No. 1409, Ocala, Fla., was elected as county commander, and Joseph N. Smith of White Springs as county record keeper, and will hold these positions until the convention meets in Jacksonville, two years hence."
    [Gen. John Warren Sackett (1860–1918)]
  • The Ocala Banner, (Ocala, Marion County, Fla.), July 20, 1906, p. 3, col. 4.
    Troops Will Assemble Tampa August 6 for Eight Days.
    The following order, announcing the encampment by brigades of the Florida State Troops at Tampa August 6 to 13 has been issued by Adjutant General Foster:
    State of Florida,
    Adjutant Generals Office,
    Tallahassee July 1, 1906.
    General Orders No2:
    An encampment of the brigade of the Florida State Troops will be held at Tampa commencing August 6 1906 and covering a period of eight days. The several commands composing the brigade, will where practicable, proceed from their home stations so as to reach the place of rendezvous by noon of Monday, August 6; but all commands must arrive in Tampa during that day.
    The soldier who fails to attend (except in case of properly authorized absence) will be regarded as absent without leave, or in desertion, as the circumstances in the case may indicate. The commanding officer of every officer or enlisted man so absent will file at regimental headquarters on the day of his arrival in camp charges and specifications against the delinquent and such charges and specifications will be forwarded immediately by the regimental commander for the consideration of the commander-in-chief.
    Adjutant General
    Brigadier General John W Sackett will be in command of the camp."
    [Gen. John Warren Sackett (1860–1918)]
  • The Ocala Evening Star, (Ocala, Fla.), August 2, 1906, p. 2, col. 5.
    At Tampa Are in Good Condition for Naval Reserves but a Trifle Moist for Infantry and Artillery
    That the camp grounds are in miserable condition is conceded by the military officers who have recently visited the site. The heavy rains of the past day or two have flooded the grounds and the place is now a veritable frog pond.
    The water on some parts of the grounds is quick to drain off, but in other sections it stands continuously, and those who have seen the site are of the opinion that under the conditions Generals Foster and Sackett will not allow the troops to pitch their tents.
    The rainy season being at hand is the cause for such a condition, and there is not any prospect of this weather letting up, and in consequence it is thought that the grounds will remain as at present unless Providence should come to the rescue of Tampa and see to it that the skies are cleared and this series of showers come to an end.
    Outside of being low, the grounds are delightful for the encampment, and if the weather was only at its best no more pleasant site could be found anywhere in the state.—Tampa Herald."
    [Gen. John Warren Sackett (1860–1918)]
  • The Ocala Evening Star, (Ocala, Fla.), August 10, 1907, p. unk, col. 4.
    "Mrs Chas. E. Taylor leaves tonight for Jacksonville, where she goes to be present at the marriage of her sister Miss Edith Wilson, to Mr. Guy W. Sackett, which happy event takes place in St. Johns church on next Wednesday. Miss Wilson was a guest of Mrs Taylor about a year ago, and is pleasantly remembered by many Ocala people as a most charming and accomplished young lady."
    [Guy Woodford Sackett (1885–1984)]
  • The Ocala Evening Star (Ocala, Fla.), August 17, 1907, p. unk, col. 5.
    On Wednesday afternoon at 6 o'clock, St. Johns church, Jacksonville, was the scene of a quiet, pretty little wedding. The contracting parties were Miss Edith Mildred Wilson and Mr. Guy Woodford Sackett.
    Promptly at 5 o'clock, to the sweet strains of Mendelssohn's wedding march, played by Miss Weldon-Lund, who dispensed music during the ceremony, the bridal party entered led by Miss Edith Kemps, the bride, who was beautifully attired in a traveling costume of dark blue silk, following with her sister, Mrs. Chas. E. Taylor, of this city, who gave her away.
    At the chancel they were met by the groom and his best man, Mr. Edwin T. Porter, and in an impressive manner Rev. V. M. Shields read the beautiful marriage service of the Episopal church that united this happy pair.
    Only the relatives and a few very intimate friends were present.
    The afternoon was beautiful and everything betokens for Mr. and Mrs. Sackett a bright and happy future.
    The bride is a charming and accomplished young lady, the daughter of Captain and Mrs. Charles Wilson, of Fort George. Mr. Sackett is a young man of sterling qualities, son of Col. and Mrs. John Warren Sackett, of Jacksonville, and holds an important government position.
    The happy couple were the recipients of some very handsome and useful presents.
    Mr. and Mrs. Sackett left at 7:45 for Cornella, Ga., where they will spend their honeymoon, followed by the best wishes of a host of friends for a long and happy life."
    [Guy Woodford Sackett (1885–1984)]
    [Col. J. W. Sackett, is Gen. John Warren Sackett (1860–1918)]
  • The Ocala Banner, (Ocala, Marion County, Fla.), August 23, 1907, p. unk, c. 3.
    "Quiet Church Wedding
    Wednesday evening at 5 o'clock at St. John church, Miss Edith Mildred Wilson of Fort George Island was united in marriage to Mr Guy Woodford Sackett of this city.
    The ceremony was performed by Rev. Van Winder Shields and Mrs. Weldom Lund presided at the organ.
    The maid of honor was Miss Ethel Kemps and Miss Wilson entered with the matron of honor, her sister, Mrs. Charles E. Taylor, of Ocala.
    At the chancel they were met by the groom and his best man Mr Edwin Porter, and then Dr. Shields read the impressive ceremony which united them for life.
    The pretty bride wore a handsome going-way gown of navy blue silk with hat to match. Her bouquet was of brides roses and ferns.
    Miss Kemp was also daintily gowned and looked very sweet.
    After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Sackett and the family and bridal party enjoyed a dainty wedding supper at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs David Frazter Kemps on Market street.
    They left on the evening train for Atlanta and other points in Georgia.
    Mrs. Sackett is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wilson of Fort George Island and has a large number of friends there and at other towns in the vicinity. She is a bright, attractive and young girl, whom her friends will wish all happiness in the new life which is to be hers.
    Mr Sackett is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Warren Sackett of Jacksonville and is a young mand of successful traits of character. His hundreds of friends will congratulate him on winning so charming a bride.—Sunday's Times-Union.
    Mrs. Sackitt, as Miss Wilson, has frequently visited in Ocala as the frequent guest of her sister, Mrs. Taylor.
    [Guy Woodford Sackett (1885–1984)]
    [Gen. John Warren Sackett (1860–1918)]"
  • The Ocala Evening Star, (Ocala, Fla.), September 6, 1907, p. unk, col. 3.
    "Mrs. Guy W. Sackett of Jacksonville is visiting her sister, Mrs. Chas. E. Taylor, in this city."
    [Edith Mildred Wilson w. Guy Woodford Sackett (1885–1984)]
  • The Ocala Evening Star, (Ocala, Fla.), September 9, 1907, p. unk, c. 3.
    "Mr. Guy W. Sackett arrived in the city yesterday from St. Petersburg, and was the guest of Mr. and Mrs C. E. Taylor, at their cozy home on North Second street yesterday. Mr. Sackett came up to accompany his wife to St. Petersburg, where they will reside for the winter. They left over the Seaboard last night, making the trip via Tampa. Mr. Sackett is a valuable employee of the United States dredge St Johns, now dredging near Egmont Key."
    [Guy Woodford Sackett (1885–1984)]
  • The Ocala Evening Star (Ocala, Fla.), October 28, 1907, p. unk, col. 2.
    [Excerpted from a short story entitled "Our Ideals" by Alexander Ely]
    "What is my ideal?"
    "Nettie Sackett."
    I had spent some time with Miss Sackett at the tennis court the previous afternoon, Isabel being present. Miss Sackett didn't play tennis, and I couldn't, on account of my lame leg. We couldn't very well help being together.
    "Then you have only to give Miss Sackett's traits to express my ideal."
    "You don't care beauty. Miss Sackett is not beautiful, you know—nobody pretends to call her so—and an intellectual girl would bore you. Miss Sackett wasn't remarkable at school. Indeed, she failed at the final examination. You like wit in a girl, and you'll find it in Miss Sackett. Her tongue is sharp as a razor. The only objection I have to this feature is that she slashes people behind their backs."
  • The Ocala Evening Star (Ocala, Fla.), February 11, 1908, p. 4, col. 1.
    "Mrs. Guy Sackett arrived from St. Petersburg and is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. E. Taylor. Mr. Sackett has a position on the government dredge St. Johns, which has been at work in Tampa Bay, but will go around the coast to Jacksonville."
  • The Ocala Evening Star, (Ocala, Fla.), 1895-1943, February 13, 1908, p. 5, col. 3.
    "Mrs. Guy W. Sackett, who has been visiting Mrs. Charles E. Taylor, her sister, left today for Gainesville, where she will visit relatives for a few days, ere going to her home in Jacksonville."
    [Edith Mildred Wilson w. Guy Woodford Sackett (1885–1984)]
  • The Ocala Banner, (Ocala, Marion County, Fla.), February 14, 1908, p. 1, col. 2.
    "Mrs. Guy Sackett of St. Petersburg is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Chas. E. Taylor."
    [Edith Mildred Wilson w. Guy Woodford Sackett (1885–1984)]
  • The Ocala Evening Star, (Ocala, Fla.), November 20, 1908, p. 7, col. 1.
    "The stork visited the residence of General and Mrs. J. W. Sackett, Jacksonville, Sunday night and left a fine baby girl for Mr. and Mrs. Guy W. Sackett. Mrs Guy Sackett is a sister of Mrs. Chas. E. Taylor of this city."
    [Guy Woodford Sackett (1885–1984)]

Website Library of Congress, Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/). (Researched & transcribed by Michael Trickey).