Scranton, Pennsylvania

Newspaper Abstracts

  • The Scranton Tribune (Scranton, Pa.), May 6, 1897, Morning, p. 6, col. 1.
    "…; William H. Sackett and Margaret Wertman, of Scranton; … were granted marriage licenses yesterday by Clerk of the Courts Thomas."
  • The Scranton Tribune (Scranton, Pa.), September 13, 1897, Morning, p. 5, col. 3.
    Three Thousand Members of the Guard Preserving Order. [in a violent labor dispute]
    Hazleton, Pa., Sept. 13.—The region is now in complete subservience to the National Guard of Pennsylvania, the entire Third brigade of which is here.

    Was Being Packed for Shipment at Armory Yesterday.
    Quartermaster Sergeant Watklns, with a detail composed of …; Privates S. E. Sackett, Company B; … were busily engaged yesterday at the Armory getting out the camp equipments of the Thirteenth regiment."
  • The Scranton Tribune (Scranton, Pa.), December 9, 1897, p. 10, col. 2.
    Brakeman Harvey Sackett had the thumb on his left hand badly injured while coupling cars in the yard here Monday night."
  • The Scranton Tribune (Scranton, Pa.), July 30, 1898, p. 6, col. 2.
    Major Simon B. Cameron, of Marietta, last night mustered in Company A of the provisional National Guard. The same office was to have been performed with Company B but the organization lacked the required number of men and will be mustered in later.

    Following are the names: …, Samuel Sackett, …."
  • The Scranton Tribune (Scranton, Pa.), August 4, 1898, p. 8, col. 1.
    "[Report from] Camp Alger, Dunn Loring, Aug. 3.

    Privates …, George Sackett and …, of Company C, leave for home tomorrow for a week's furlough."
  • The Scranton Tribune (Scranton, Pa.), August 13, 1898, p. 10, col. 2.
    "[Report from] Camp Alger, Dunn Loring, Va., Aug. 12.
    Privates …, George Sackett, of C., returned to camp late last night. They all had a good time home."
  • The Scranton Tribune (Scranton, Pa.), November 18, 1898, Morning, p. 1, col. 5.
    The Members Meet at Philadelphia and Elect Officers.
    Baltimore, Nov. 17.—The national fraternal congress in session here this afternoon elected officers for the coming year. …
    Mr. M. W. Sackett, of Meadville, Pa., was re-elected secretary and treasurer."
  • The Scranton Tribune (Scranton, Pa.), January 11, 1899, Morning, p. 3, col. 2.

    Other cases were disposed of as follows:

    Discontinued—Commonwealth ex. rel., Anna Sackett against William W. Sackett, appellant, common pleas, Luzerne County."
  • The Scranton Tribune (Scranton, Pa.), February 13, 1899, Morning, p. 8, col. 3.
    "[Report from] Camp MacKenzie, Augusta., Ga., Feb. 12 [including] Members of the Thirteenth Who Have Recently Been Admitted to the Hospital.

    Privates Obed A. Michaels and George Sackett, of Company C, have been taken to the division hospital. The former is suffering from a case of grippe, and the latter from jaundice. Neither case is serious, and it is expected that they both will be all right in a few days. …"
  • The Scranton Tribune (Scranton, Pa.), March 30, 1899, Morning, p. 5, col. 1.
    Miss Ethel Hitchcock entertained a number of her friends in honor of her ninth birthday Tuesday afternoon at her home. Mrs Hitchcock was assisted in receiving by …, and Herman Sacket."
  • The Scranton Tribune (Scranton, Pa.), April 19, 1899, Morning, p. 3, col. 1.
    [Long list of appointments made by "bishop and presiding elders" at] The Wyoming conference [which] closed its sessions at Kingston yesterday.

    Oneonta District

    Bainbridge..........C. H. Sackett
  • The Scranton Tribune (Scranton, Pa.), April 19, 1899, Morning, p. 3, col. 3.
    That in addition to these general officers just named the commission shall consist of the following:

    Oneonta District—The presiding elder, chairman; Rev H. C. McDermott, Rev. C. H. Sackett, Mr George I. Wilber, Mr. Howard Sherman.
  • The Scranton Tribune (Scranton, Pa.), April 22, 1899, Morning, p. 2, col. 2.
    Witnesses from Lackawanna Township and Carbondale City.
    The following witnesses were yesterday examined in the Langstaff-Kelly contest:
    Lackawanna township, West district— … Alfred Sackett, …."
  • The Scranton Tribune (Scranton, Pa.), November 15, 1899, Morning, p. 1, col. 2.
    Distinguished Delegation at Export Exposition.
    Philadelphia, Nov. 14.—Rhode Island day at the National Export exposition brought a distinguished delegation from that state today, headed by Governor Elisha Dyer, who is accompanied bv his wife. The partv which arrived last night included, in addition to Governor and Mrs. Dyer: Adjutant General M. S. Sackett, …"
  • The Scranton Tribune (Scranton, Pa.), November 17, 1899, Morning, p. 9, col. 5.
    The Security Savings Society, Security Building, Chicago, offers a limited number of new subscribers the chance of a lifetime to obtain the best investment for idle funds ever known. … There is no other investment that will pay you THREE PER CENT. PER WEEK steadily the year round, where your funds are absolutely SAFE and GUARANTEED against LOSS and where you can withdraw your funds at any time on demand …
    Among the hundreds of letters we have received in answer to [a circular letter:]
    [About 15 letters published, including:]
    I have no complaint to make whatever and have been treated like a perfect gentleman by you. J. H. SACKETT. 425 Prospect street, Cleveland, O., Aug. 17th, 1899."
  • The Scranton Tribune (Scranton, Pa.), November 27, 1899, Morning, p. 1, col. 1–2.
    Revolution on That Island Is Effectually Crushed.
    Admiral Watson Cables That One of the Most Important Provinces of the Philippines Has Unconditionally Submitted to American Sovereignty—The Second Largest Island in the Group Will Soon Be Completely Under American Control.

    The Filipinos took the American prisoners from Victoria to San Carlos. On the walls of the Victoria prison and of the San Carlos convent are the following names: Civilians—…; soldiers—…, George Sackett, …."
  • The Scranton Tribune (Scranton, Pa.), December 26, 1899, p.7, col. 5, repeated February 10, 1900, Morning, p. 2, col. 3.
    "At Piney Ridge.
    The intensely interesting drama, "At Piney Ridge." will be at the Lyceum Wednesday evening next. The story tells of the fortunes of a rich young mountaineer of the Tennessee mountains, who is charged of having the taint of negro blood in his veins on the eve of his marriage to the daughter of a proud southern family. It eventually turns out, however, that an Octoroon had exchanged her child for the child of her master when they were babies. This is the important part of the play, and out of it the author has devised some highly sensational, thrilling and effective scenes.
    The company supporting Mr. Higgins is a powerful one and includes …, Benn Sackett, …."
  • The Scranton Tribune (Scranton, Pa.), March 31, 1900, Morning, p. 2, col. 2.
    J. M. Sackett, a prominent Great Bend business man, is recovering from a serious illness."
  • The Scranton Tribune (Scranton, Pa.), August 10, 1900, Morning, p. 2, col. 1.
    J. N. Sackett, of Great Bend, aged seventy-two, a few days ago rode a wheel from Great Bend to five miles west of Owego, N. Y."
  • The Scranton Tribune (Scranton, Pa.), April 13, 1901, p. 1, col. 5.
    [Report of Wyoming conference] "West Pittston, Pa., April 12.—…
    C. H. Sackett presented the report of the board of stewards."
  • The Scranton Tribune (Scranton, Pa.), April 16, 1901, p. 1, col. 5.
    "[Report from] West Pittson, Pa., April 15 [of Wyoming conference]
    After the reading of the minutes, C. H. Sackett read the report of the board of stewards, 58 per cent. of the yearly allowance to superannuated ministers being paid."
  • The Scranton Tribune (Scranton, Pa.), April 16, 1901, p. 8, col. 4.
    Wyoming District

    Plains—C. H. Sackett.
  • The Scranton Tribune (Scranton, Pa.), June 15, 1901, p. 5, whole page.
    The Most Brilliant Social Event in the History of the City
    The great function with which the Thirteenth Regiment's magnificent armory was formally opened last night is now but a memory, but a memory that will long be sacredly cherished by those who had a part in that brilliant scene.
    It has been many and many a year since Scranton had a military ball. …
    Arrival of Visitors.
    … General Stewart arrived on the 5.24 o'clock train at the Delaware and Hudson station. He was accompanied by the following members of the governor's staff: …, and Colonel William Sackett. …"
  • The Scranton Tribune (Scranton, Pa.), July 16, 1901, p. 7, col. 2.
    Edward Sackett has sold his farm in Mountain Valley to his son-in-law, Orvil Broush."
  • The Scranton Tribune (Scranton, Pa.), April 17, 1902, p. 8, col. 1.
    "OPENING OF CONFERENCE [Wyoming conference]
    Stewards—A. W. Cooper, chairman; C. H. Sackett, secretary; …."
  • The Scranton Tribune (Scranton, Pa.), April 22, 1902, p. 5, col. 1.
    "[Report from] Waverly, N. Y., April 21 [of Wyoming Methodist? conference]
    … Rev. C. H. Sackett read the report of the stewards. The total receipts are $7,349.80. Disbursements $7,318, distributed among fifty-five claimants. The stewards then distributed the envelopes.
  • The Scranton Tribune (Scranton, Pa.), May 15, 1902, p. 9, col. 1.
    A number of friends of Miss Ruth Mack made her a very pleasant surprise one day lasy week, it being Miss Ruth's second birthday. Those present were Ruth Ward, Floy Sackett, Herald and Mary Flynn and Ettie Wheaton."
  • The Scranton Tribune (Scranton, Pa.), June 13, 1902, p. 1, col. 3.
    Troops Ordered Out to Control Mobs—Result of Traction Strike
    By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
    Pawtucket, R. I., June 12.—For the first time in the history of the city bayonets in the hands of soldiers ordered out by the governor of the state to suppress riotous disturbances, glistened in the streets of Pawtucket today.
    The astonishlng increase in the number of lawless acts directed against the United Traction company, whose union men have been on strike since June 2 and the inability of the limited police force and deputy sheriffs to suppress rioting induced Governor Kimball to call out the militia.
    Numerous scenes of disorder occurred during the day und more than a score of persons were injured, one fatally.
    In the presence of about 1,000 persons and the militia this evening Adjutant General Sackett read the riot act.
    Tho city was taken possession of by the militia. A provisional regiment was formed composed of companies from the First and Second regiment, with the First battalion of cavalry. In the afternoon orders were issued calling out the Third division of the naval reserves and the machine gun battery.
    [lengthy details omitted]
    There was no further disturbances of a serious nature during the afternoon and everything was quiet during the evening."
  • The Scranton Tribune (Scranton, Pa.), November 20, 1902, p. 9, col. 2.
    Reference to "Rev. Mr. Sackett, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church" conducting a marriage ceremony.

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