Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts

Newspaper Abstracts

14 records

  • Boston Evening Transcript, 21 October 1852
    "The Yankee Card Writer has been presented with the freedom of the city of New York in a gold box—(or probably will be)—and is now enjoying himself at the Irving House, where he will remain for a few weeks, then honor Baltimore with a visit, and probably shake hands with the "solid men of Boston" some time in December."
    [Orsemus Sackett]
    [Researched by Kari Roehl]
  • The Boston Daily Atlas, Boston, MA, Monday, October 1, 1855; Issue 78; col. B
    "We are indebted to Mr. O. Sackett, the Yankee card writer, for a card case and a pack of visiting cards executed in the neatest possible style. Mr. Sackett is to be found at the Revere House."
    [Researched by Kari Roehl]
  • Boston Post, 14 May 1857
    "The report that the "Yankee Card Writer" had been horse whipped at New Orleans is untrue. The Y.C.W. is not a man to submit to any personal indignity."
    [Researched by Kari Roehl]
  • Boston Daily Globe, 19 August 1896
    "Yankee Newsman Dead.
    Obadiah Sackett, Native of This City, Manager of Lecture Bureau and Friend of Horace Greeley.
    Grand Rapids, Mich. Aug 18—Obadiah Sackett, known all over the United States as the "Yankee News Man," died this evening of old age, aged 77.
    The deceased was a native of Boston, and for years was manager of a lecture bureau and managed Horace Greeley's first tour through the west.
    For the past 16 years he has resided in this city and conducted a news agency.
    The deceased leaves three sons, one a coffee broker in Brooklyn, N.Y.
    His estate is estimated at $50,000."
    [Orsemus Sackett]
    [Transcribed from Ancestry image]
  • Boston Daily Globe, 21 May 1905
    "Death of Sackett Baby.
    Special Justice George M. Stearns Heard the Evidence—Will Report to the District Attorney.
    The inquiry into the cause of the death of Marion A. Sackett, the 3-weeks-old baby of Mr and Mrs Geo. R. Sackett of Revere, begun in the Chelsea court yesterday forenoon, was finished shortly after 4 yesterday afternoon.
    In all over a dozen witnesses were examined, Special Justice George M. Stearns hearing the evidence. The evidence will be considered by Judge Stearns, who in turn will make his report to the office of the district attorney.
    Among those who were examined were Dr Charles H. Shackford and Silas R. McVey, both of Chelsea, the latter a druggist. The child was attended by Dr Shackford and the prescription was filled in Mr McVey's store.
    In the prescription were powders and after taking one the child's condition became serious, went into a state of coma and died the next day. Before the child died Dr Park of Revere was called in and diagnosed the case as one of opium poisoning.
    The child died on Feb 21 last."
    [Transcribed from Ancestry image]
  • Boston Daily Globe, 12 September 1908
    "Abner Rice, Lee, Dead.
    Town's Leading Citizen Lived to Age of 88 Years.
    High School Principal for 31 Years and a Representative.
    Lee, Sept 11—Abner Rice, 88 years old, Lee's most prominent citizen, died this morning after a brief illness. … He is survived by the following children: Mrs Augustine Sackett of New York, …."
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  • Boston Daily Globe, 8 September 1909
    South Easton Young Couple Are Wedded at Home of the Bride, Under a Floral bell.
    South Easton, Sept 7—At the home of Mr and Mrs George Sackett this afternoon their daughter, Miss Helen Sackett, was married to William H. Lathrop. The ceremony was performed by Rev William H. Fryling, the couple standing under a floral bell. The Episcopal service was used with the single ring ceremony. Miss Mildred Drake, cousin of the bride, was bridesmaid and the best man was Russell G Alger of Taunton.
    The bride was dressed in a white messaline and wore a bridal veil caught up with lilies of the valley. She carried a shower bouquet of bride roses. The bridesmaid wore a yellow silk and carried white asters.
    The ushers were Erving Lathrop and John Chillingworth. The groom's gift to the best man and ushers was a gold scarf pin. The bride's gift to the bridesmaid was a solid gold brooch.
    After the ceremony a buffet luncheon was served and Mr and Mrs Lathrop left on a wedding trip."
    [Transcribed from Ancestry image]
  • Boston Transcript, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, December 8 1909.
    "Genealogical Column
    3. Atherton. Mary Atherton married Ezekiel (6) Sackett of Dutchess County, New York, Nov 13, 1759. She was a daughter of James Atherton, who came from Canterbury, Conn., to Dutchess County, New York. When was she born and what is the ancestry of her father, James Atherton, and his wife? A. R. B. S." [Newspaper Abstracts transcription]
  • Boston Daily Globe, 16 February 1916
    William Pearson of Boston Best Man at Wedding in First Congregational Church, Providence.
    Providence, Feb. 15—In the First Congregational Church (Unitarian) at 6 o'clock tonight, Miss Sarah Sheldon Sackett, daughter of Mr and Mrs George O. Sackett of this city, was married to A. Chester Snow, son of George M. Snow. The ceremony was performed by Rev Dr Augustus M. Lord.
    The bride was attended by Mrs Charles B. Rockwell Jr as matron of honor and the bridesmaids were her sisters, Misses Josephine P. Sackett and Roberta S. Sackett. William Pearson of Boston was best man and the ushers were Nelson R. Sackett, Claude B. Branch, Robert R. Jones, Walter G. Brown, Edward Palmer of Providence and Thornton Snow of Boston."
    [Transcribed from Ancestry image]
  • Boston Daily Globe, 20 September 1916
    "Holyoke, Sept 19—The funeral of George L. Thorpe took place this afternoon …. The bearers were …, Dr H.R Sackett, J.H. Sackett, … of New Haven …."
    [Transcribed from Ancestry image]
  • Boston Daily Globe, 24 November 1918
    "Fishing Companion of Millionaires Dead
    Lenox, Nov 23—Isaac M. Sackett, 68, friend of millionaires and fishing companion at Lake Mahkeemic, died of heart failure in a Pittsfield restaurant tonight. He was born in West Stockbridge and had lived for 30 years on the east shore of Mahkeemic Lake, in the heart of the millionaires' belt, where he sold live bait and rented boats.
    The late Joseph Choate and Dr Charles McBurney regarded hin as the best posted fisherman in Berkshire County. The only one who approached him in big catches in the last three years has been Andrew Carnegie. he leaves a widow and two daughters."
    [Transcribed from Ancestry image]
  • Boston Herald, 25 May 1964
    "Reginald Sackett, Orchestra Leader, Rites Wednesday
    Reginald L. Sackett, 63, of 46 Upham St., Melrose, dance orchestra leader, died yesterday.
    He organized and led the band that bore his name, and was widely-known throughout Greater Boston during the early 1950s.
    Born in Glen Falls, N.Y., Sackett was a member of the Wyoming Lodge, A.F.&A.M. and other Masonic bodies.
    He leaves his wife Doris (Estes) and two sons, David Peter, a student at the University of Massachusetts and Richard E. of Wakefield.
    Services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Robinson Chapel, Melrose."
    [Transcribed from GenealogyBank image]
  • Boston Traveler, 26 May 1964
    Deaths, "Sackett—Suddenly, in Melrose, May 24 Reginald L. of 46 Upham St. husband of Doris (Estes) and father of Richard E. and David P. Sackett. Services at Robinson Chapel, 809 Main St., Wednesday at 2:30. Friends may call Tuesday 7 to 9."
    [Transcribed from GenealogyBank image]
  • Springfield Union, 6 Mar 1988
    "Doris E. Kenyon.
    Amherst—Doris (Estes) Kenyon, 80, formerly of Riverside Park Apartments, died yesterday at a local nursing home. Born in Cambridge, she was graduated from Everett High School and the Bryant and Stratton School of Business in Boston. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Melrose. She lived in Stoneham and Melrose before moving to Amherst in 1978. Her first husband, Reginald L. Sackett, died in 1964, and her second husband, Roland A. Kenyon, died in 1978. She leaves two sons, David P. Sackett of Hadley and Richard E. Sackett of Waltham, and five grandchildren. The funeral will be Tuesday afternoon at Douglass Funeral Home, with burial in Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham. Memorial contributions may be made to the Amherst Nursing Home."

Boston Evening Transcript, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. (Researched by Kari Roehl).
The Boston Daily Atlas, Boston, Massachusetts. (Researched by Kari Roehl).
The Boston Post, Boston, Massachusetts. (Researched by Kari Roehl).
Website Newspaper Abstracts ( (Researched by Chris Sackett).
"Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851–2003," digital image, Ancestry ( (Researched by Chris Sackett).
Boston Herald (Massachusetts), digital image, GenealogyBank ( (Researched by Chris Sackett).
Boston Traveler (Massachusetts), digital image, GenealogyBank ( (Researched by Chris Sackett).
Springfield Union (Springfield, Massachusetts), digital image, GenealogyBank ( (Researched by Chris Sackett).