Pittsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Newspaper Abstracts

  • Pittsburg Dispatch, Pennsylvania, January 11, 1889, p. 1, col. 5.
    One Sister Lies Cold in Death While the Other is Being Married.
    New York, January 10.—Sadness and joy were strangely contrasted in the house ot Mr. George W. Sackett, at 525 Madison street, Brooklyn, on "Wednesday night. His l0-year-old daughter, Bessie Hedges Sackett, lay dead in the front room on the second floor, while in the parlor underneath the Rev. Robert J. Kent was officiating at the marriage of Miss Susie Dorish Sackett, the eldest daughter of Mr. Sackett, to Fred Baker Morris, in the presence of 60 guests.
    Little Bessie had been sick for some time, but had been looking forward with the much girlish interest to the marriage of her sister. Her death came so unexpectedly at 1 o'clock in the afternoon that there was no time to notify the invited guests, and it was deemed advisable to go on with the ceremony. All the flowers which Miss Sackett had intended to wear, and which were sent by friends, were placed around the couch on which her dead sister reposed."
    [6056 Bessie Hedges Sackett & 6051 Susan Dorsch Sackett daus George Washington Sackett & Josephine Dorsch]
    [See also Brooklyn Eagle]
  • Pittsburg Dispatch, Pennsylvania, January 17, 1889, p. 4, col. 7.
    The Editor Hit Too Hard.
    New York, January 16.—Thomas Potter, a wealthy contractor, wishes the Jersey City courts to help him squeeze $10,000 out of William E. Sackett, editor of the Sunday Morning News. About ten years ago Mr. Potter began to protect Mrs. Plume, a widow, and her small boy. Mrs. Plume lived at Mr. Potter's house until a few months ago. By that time young Plume, who had learned a thing or two in his maturer years, became dissatisfied with the home relations. He induced his mother eventually to come to New York and live with him. Mr. Potter objected to this, and had young Plume arrested for embezzlement. Plume proved Potter's charges to be false, and got $500 from him as damages for slander. Mr. Sackett's paper has been exceedingly severe on Mr. Potter in its comments on the case, hence the action."
    [5080 William Edgar Sackett Jr]
    [See also The Sun, New York City, January 18, 1889]
  • Pittsburg Dispatch, Pennsylvania, April 6, 1889, p. 6, col. 5.
    "A Prominant Farmer's Financial Failure.
    [Special telegram to the Dispatch.]
    AKRON, O., April 5.—William C. Sackett, a prominant farmer of this county and President of the Summit County Agricultural Society, made an assignment to-day. The assets are several hundred acres, worth $33,000; liabilities not stated."
  • Pittsburg Dispatch, Pennsylvania, May 26, 1889, p. 3, col. 1.
    The Razing of Wylie Avenue Wesleyan Church Recalls War

    There is an old building now being demolished on Wylie avenue, below Tunnel street, which many people whose memories carry them back 50 years think should not be allowed to be carted away unhonored, unsung and forgotten, as it is connected with some of the most stirring episodes in the history of abolitionism in this city and section, in the days when, wherever an audience of anti-slavery men could be gotten together, the burning eloquence of such men as A. B. Bradford, of Enon Valley, was heard, and both Democratic and Whig mobs were defied. …
    After the congregation dissolved the building was used for a time by the temperance people and Murphy lectured in it. Subsequently the Hebrews converted it into a synagogue and finally it was condemned by the Building Inspector. For many years Calvin C. Sackett taught school in the lower story. His pupils were colored children and it was about the only place in this part of the city that colored folks were educated during many years. Mr. Sackett lives on Logan street at present. …"
  • Pittsburg Dispatch, Pennsylvania, May 26, 1889, p. 5, col. 7, repeated July 14, 1889.
    "Fleishman & Co, Pittsburg, PA

    Hair Dressing, J. H. Sackett's........ 35c …"
  • Pittsburg Dispatch, Pennsylvania, August 20, 1889, p. 4, col. 7.
    Charles Weber and E. M. Sackett, of Erie, went fishing two days ago and caught a 57-pound muskallonge. He was gamy and fought like a Turk, nearly upsetting the boat, but a well-aimed blow from a boathook quieted him."
  • Pittsburg Dispatch, Pennsylvania, September 14, 1889, p. 7, col. 3.
    It Will Require at Least $150,000 to Repair the Damage.
    Monmouth Beach, N. J., September 13.—Thousands of persons came here to-day to see what damage had been wrought by the storm. Big gangs of men were at work removing furniture from some of the cottages, and bracing up the twisted and shattered bulkheads. The Episcopal Church of St. Peter's, in Galilee, lost part of its bulkhead last night. The sea has torn away a portion of the bulkheading of the cottage of John P. Duncan. The bulk heads of the summer homes of Henry Tuck, D. Sackett Moore and J. A. Scrymser have gone out to sea.
    It will cost at least $150,000 to repair the damage at Monmouth and Low Moor, formerly Monmouth Beach North."
  • Pittsburg Dispatch, Pennsylvania, January 23, 1890, p. 2, col. 2.
    Financial Operations of the Order During the Month of December.
    … Mr. McNair also received the statement of financial transactions of the Supreme Recorder, M. W. Sackett, of Meadville, Pa. …"
    [6570 Myron Ward Sackett s. Ward Eldred Sackett & Fidelia Teressa Turner]
  • Pittsburg Dispatch, Pennsylvania, February 25, 1890, p. 4, col. 4.
    "Grand Opera House
    "The Deacon's Daughter" is not a very strong play, but Miss Annie Pixley generally contrives to make it amusing. … Frederic Sackett and William Friend posed as two society cranks, modeled on the creations of "Puck" …"
  • Pittsburg Dispatch, Pennsylvania, June 5, 1890, p. 1, col. 5.
    A Big Concern Run Into the Ground In Very Short Order.
    Providence, June 4.—The Richmond Paper Company this noon assigned to the Treasurer, F. M. Sackett, which action practically winds up the business. In February, 1889, the company was on a good basis, with a paid up capital of $800,000, with assets of $885,000 and liabilities of $668,000, including a mortgage note to the Rhode Island Hospital Trust Company. In May, 1889, a second mortgage was given to Thomas C. Greene to secure about a dozen of the directors, who agreed to put in $300,000 additional capital, $100,000 of it to be used as working capital.
    At a meeting of the stockholders soon after it was voted to leave the management of the whole thing to the directors. Business became bad and in July they suspended and in September shut down, and have remained closed ever since. In May of this year thev were attached for $16,000 by W. F. Sayles, who claimed a royalty, ahd the assignment is the result of that. The plant ot the concern is on tbe Seekonk river, and cost $130,000, but is not worth quarter of that now."
  • Pittsburg Dispatch, Pennsylvania, June 25, 1890, p. 6, col. 4.
    M. W. SACKETT, of Meadville, was yesterday elected S.R.D. at the Supreme Lodge, A.O.U.W., in session at Boston."
    [6570 Myron Ward Sackett s. Ward Eldred Sackett & Fidelia Teressa Turner]
  • Pittsburg Dispatch, Pennsylvania, August 5, 1890, p. 5, col. 5.
    "DIED. SACKETT—On Monday, August 4, 1890, at 5:40 P.M., Rev. CALVIN SACKETT, in his 80th year.
    Notice of funeral hereafter."
  • Pittsburg Dispatch, Pennsylvania, August 6, 1890, p. 5, col. 3.
    "SACKETT—On Monday, August 4, 1890, at 5:40 P.M., Rev. CALVIN SACKETT, in his 80th year.
    Funeral services at his late residence, 75 Logan street, on Wednesday afternoon, August 6, at 3 o'clock. Interment private."
  • Pittsburg Dispatch, Pennsylvania, November 16, 1890, p. 13, col. 1.
    Center Avenue Lodge, No. 124, had a very large meeting last Tuesday evening, on which occasion it was unexpectedly visited by Supreme Master Workman Wilson, of Detroit, and Supreme Recorder M. W. Sackett, of Meadville, Pa. This lodge is still keeping up the good work.

    The A.O.U.W. was well represented in the Fraternal Congress, having three officers and one committeeman of that body in the following persons: Supreme Master Workman W. Warner Wilson, Detroit, Mich.; Supreme Receiver John J. Acker, Albany, N.Y.; Supreme Recorder M. W. Sackett, Meadville, Pa., and Dr. D. H. Shields, Hannibal, Mo."
    [6570 Myron Ward Sackett s. Ward Eldred Sackett & Fidelia Teressa Turner]
  • Pittsburg Dispatch, Pennsylvania, January 4, 1891, p. 7, col. 8.
    Eleven Persons Captured Playing a Game on Smithfield Street.
    The first poker room raided in the city for a long time was pulled last evening at 510 Smithfield street, over A.M. & J.B. Murdock's store. The police have suspected the place, and shortly after midnight a squad of officers under Detective McTighe and Lieutenant Denniston made the haul. Eleven victims were captured and locked up. They gave fictitious names.
    Sam Sackett was the doorkeeper, and an information will be made against him tomorrow as the proprietor. When Detective McTighe succeeded in getting into the room, Sackett grappled with him and tried to throw him out, but the wiry little detective proved the best wrestler, and he landed the doorkeeper on his back. No other attempts were made to resist the officers, and the players took their medicine with wry faces."
  • Pittsburg Dispatch, Pennsylvania, January 5, 1891, p. 2, col. 6.

    A number of over-sensitive persons who had been hypnotized by the blue-coated minions of the law on Saturday night were rudely awakened from their mesmeric visions of flowery beds of ease by the police magistrates at the Sunday morning hearings.

    Samuel Sackett was committed to jail for court trial in default of $1,000 bail for keeping a gamnbling house on Smithfield street, opposite the post office. Ten men captured in the raid on the house on Saturday night were fined $10 and costs each."
  • Pittsburg Dispatch, Pennsylvania, January 17, 1891, p. 8, col. 2.
    List of the Cases to Be Called for Trial Next Week.
    … Samuel Sackett, …"
  • Pittsburg Dispatch, Pennsylvania, January 21, 1891, p. 9, col. 7.
    "To-Day's Trial Lists.
    Criminal Court— … Samuel Sackett, …"
  • Pittsburg Dispatch, Pennsylvania, January 22, 1891, p. 5, col. 3.
    Samuel Sackett pleaded guilty to keeping a gambling house, and will be sentenced Saturday."
  • Pittsburg Dispatch, Pennsylvania, March 13, 1891, p. 6, col. 3.
    One Man Says They Will Exclude Catholic Societies From Operating in the State—Pittsburg Secret Order Men Favor the Passage of the Bills.
    … Harrisburg, March 12.—There was a largely attended meeting of the House Insurance Committee to-night to hear arguments of representatives of the fraternal societies of the State upon the various bills aimed at the fraudulent bond and investment and so-called beneficial societies. …
    George Maloney, of Franklin, and M .W. Sackett, of Meadville, representing the Ancient Order of United Workmen, asked that the bills be amended so as to define the distintive features of a beneficial society. These were the lodge system, representative government, ritualistic work, fraternal assistance to [those] living in sickness and destitution, payment of benefit for disability, and payment of benefits to the family or representative at death. …"
    [6570 Myron Ward Sackett s. Ward Eldred Sackett & Fidelia Teressa Turner]
  • Pittsburg Dispatch, Pennsylvania, March 15, 1891, p. 13, col. 1.

    Supreme Recorder M. W. Sackett, of Meadville, and Grand Master Workman Maloney, of Franklin, appeared before the Insurance Committee at Harrisburg Thursday evening.

    Past Master Workman H. F. James, of Franklin Lodge No. 3, at Franklin, Pa., who represents his district in the Legislature, was in the city during the week, and left for Harrisburg in company with Grand Master Workman Maloney and Supreme Recorder Sackett."
    [6570 Myron Ward Sackett s. Ward Eldred Sackett & Fidelia Teressa Turner]
  • Pittsburg Dispatch, Pennsylvania, March 15, 1891, p. 13, col. 2.
    [SECRET SOCIETIES—continued]
    "The Heptasophs.
    The Porter bill, introduced by Senator Porter in the Pennsylvania Legislature, has been affirmatively recommended by the Committee on Insurance. The bill was at length discussed on THursday evening last before the Committee on Insurance by George Maloney, G.M.W. of the A.O.U.W.; M. W. Sackett, Supreme Recorder A.O.U.W.; …"
    [6570 Myron Ward Sackett s. Ward Eldred Sackett & Fidelia Teressa Turner]
  • Pittsburg Dispatch, Pennsylvania, April 6, 1891, p. 2, col. 5.
    Ohio Operators Threaten to Quit the Inter-State Compact,

    Tbe inter-State convention of miners and mine operators of Pennsylvania and Ohio will convene in tbe Court House to-morrow at 2 o'clock P. M., for the purpose of considering and determining upon the scale of prices to be paid for mining coal during the coming year, beginning May 1. …
    Among the Ohio operators at tbe Monongahela House are A. L. Hart, Glouster; Joseph Staller and C. L. Poston, Nelsonville; A. M. Job, W. S. Courtright and H. R. Sackett, Columbus, and R. N. Staller, New Straitsville. …"
  • Pittsburg Dispatch, Pennsylvania, April 28, 1891, p. 4, col. 6.
    "Bijou Theater.
    There is sensation and to spare in "Kidnapped," the patent package of realism which D. K. Higgins and company opened for the benefit of the public at the Bijou last night. … The company is a very fair one, Miss Georgia Waldron, Miss Dickie Delaro, and Messrs. Arthur Byron, Ben Sackett, and several others deserving especial praise for conscientious work. …"
  • Pittsburg Dispatch, Pennsylvania, November 7, 1891, p. 6, col. 2.
    CENTRAL— … M. W. Sackett, Meadville; …"
    [6570 Myron Ward Sackett s. Ward Eldred Sackett & Fidelia Teressa Turner]
  • Pittsburg Dispatch, Pennsylvania, February 9, 1892, p. 12, col. 7.
    Exciting Experience of a Party of Yale Students and Their Lady Friends.
    New Haven, Conn., Feb.—[Special.]
    —A number of Yale students and their lady companions had a narrow escape from death yesterday afternoon, while skating on Lake Whitney. This place is a favorite resort for skaters, and yesterday it is estimated that there were fully 1,500 persons on the ice. Over in one corner of the lake a party of students and a half dozen ladies were enjoying themselves, apart from the regular body of skaters. The ice was not as thick as in other parts of the lake, as it had been recently cut by the ice harvesters. Suddenly a splash was heard, and the startled students looked around and saw W. J. Sackett and Miss Lombard struggling in the water. An unknown man came swiftly skating down the lake, and before anyone could warn him he had skated right through the crowd and into the same hole.
    The students threw thenfselves flat on the ice and formed a rescuing line by catching hold of each other's skates, but six of the students broke through and were struggling in the water. A ladder and rope were sent for, but before these arrived the students had again formed another line, and Miss Lombard, by this time thoroughly chilled, was rescued and taken to a nearby house. The students were also rescued in the same way, but the unknown man could not be thus reached, and he was extricated by means of the ladder and rope."
  • Pittsburg Dispatch, Pennsylvania, April 8, 1892, p. 3, col. 6, repeated April 15, 22 & 29, 1892.
    THOS. M. MARSHALL, JR., ATTORNEY AT LAW, 117 Diamond Street, Pittsburg, Pa.
    ORPHANS' COURT SALE—NOTICE IS hereby given that a sale of properties hereinafter described will take place under order of the Orphan's Court …. The first piece of property being described as follows: All that certain piece or parcel of ground situated in the Seventh (late Sixth) ward, city of Pittsburg … bounded and described as follows: Beginning (and fronting) on the easterly side of Scott street, at the distance of 24 ft. from Hazel (formerly Decatur) street, thence extending along Scott street, southerly 25 ft. 9 inches, more or less, to center of a 2 ft. 11 in. alley, at the corner of lot of ground of H. W. Sackett; thence extending back easterly, preserving the same width between lot No. 112 in the same plan and the line of Sackett's lot …"
  • Pittsburg Dispatch, Pennsylvania, April 8, 1892, p. 9, col. 5.
    Soon to Be Founded in Two Newly Opened Indian Reservations
    Boomers on the Oklahoma Border Have Their Hopes Deferred
    St Paul, April 7.—Governor Mellette, of South Dakota, to-day directed the Sheriffs of Codington, Grant, Day, Marshall and Roberts counties, which adjoin the Sisseton reservation lands to be opened next week, to summon 100 each for a posse and take charge of the Sisseton reservation when the Government lets go at noon of the 15th. They will be backed by the entire State militia, and there are already on hand at near Bowmansville, Minn., 200 or 300 regular soldiers to keep order in that neighborhood, should the boomers seem likely to come to blows over any of the large number of choice claims.

    A dispatch from Kingfisher, O.T., says: Since Judge Sackett left yesterday for Washington with duplicate reports of the Indian allotments the report of delay in the opening of the reservations has been confirmed. It is not probable that the lands will be opened for settlement before the 18th, and perhaps not before the 22d of April. The delay was caused by the failure of the mail to get the reports to Washington soon enough to satisfy the Interior Department, hence Sackett was wired to report in person with the allotments.
  • Pittsburg Dispatch, Pennsylvania, September 18, 1892, p. 20, cols. 4–5.
    "POPULAR" KATIE EMMETT In Con T. Murphy's Latest Depiction of Irish Life, "KILLARNEY."
    —THE CAST—
    Frazer Coulter, Thaddeus Shine, Geo. C Boniface, Hubert Sackett, Robert McNair, Harry Leighton, Grace Thorne, Katie Bettenau, Anne Haines, Eliza Hudson."

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