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  • Winn Parish Enterprise, 18 Apr 1935
    "Mrs. Mary E. Lasyone, 83 years, 1 month, and 25 days of age, died at the home of her son, R. A. Lasyone, in Verda, Saturday, April 13, 1935.
    Funeral services were conducted at the Verda Baptist Church Sunday, April 14th with the Rev. G. B. Foster in charge.
    Mrs. Lasyone was born February 18, 1852, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Sackett of the Black Creek Community. She was the wife of John B. Lasyone. She was a devoted member of the Baptist Church of Verda, a loving mother, and a friend to all who knew her.
    The surviving children are R. A. Lasyone, Verda; R. J. and R. R. Lasyone, Winnfield; W. S. Lasyone, Dry Prong; step children: Mrs. J. M. Lashley and F. E. Lasyone, Atlanta, Route 2; Mrs. A. J. Keith, Dry Prong, Route 2; A. Lasyone and Mrs. Senda [sic Serena] Lashley of Verda."
    [Src: Find A Grave, Ron Manley]


  • The Daily News, Genesee County, New York, 3 Apr 2017.
    "Ralph E Sackett, 91, passed away on April 2, 2017 at Cedar Ridge Center in Skowhegan, Maine.
    He was born Sept. 27, 1925 in Bergen, last of nine children of Burt and Mary Sackett (seven boys, two girls)—all born in the family home located on Rochester Street. In 1932, at the age of 7 he was inflicted with polio. This was the same year the buildings on east side of Main Street burned.
    He attended Bergen High School, leaving when he was a senior to work on an agricultural farm (Curtis Brothers) due to war, working there until August of 1950. In 1950, he began work at Gerber Baby Foods, working there until 1980 when the plant moved to North Carolina. At this time, he began work for the DOT in Spencerport and The Park Way until his retirement in 1992.
    He married Dorothy Stein in 1947 and they had three children. He built his home on Leroy Street in Bergen in 1950 to 1951, living there until 1993 when he moved to Florida. He lived in Florida 1993 to 2007, moving to Maine to live with his son Michael.
    He was an active member of the Bergen Fire Department until 1980, being assistant chief for many years. He was one of the five founding members of Bergen Rod & Gun Club started in 1949. He was a member for a short time of Odd Fellows.
    He is predeceased by his wife Dorothy and a daughter MaryBeth. He is survived by a son Michael Sackett (Nancy) of Solon, Maine and a daughter Anne Maturi (George) of Gettysburg, Pa.; five grandchildren—Teresa Matthews, Jennifer Park, Sarah Raji, Nicholas Maturi and Brenda Maturi; nine great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mount Rest Cemetery Association, 76 South Lake Road, Bergen, NY 14416.
    Graveside services will be held at Mount Rest Cemetery at a later date."
    [The Daily News ( Researched by Chris Sackett]


  • Steele Enterprise, Steele, Missouri, 1 Apr 1937
    "Like a thief in the night death called to rest Mrs. Mandy Margaret Johnson, the beloved wife of Samuel Roy Johnson, of the Gobler vicinity. She was age 39 years, 2 months and 7 days.
    Mrs. Johnson died at her home March 20, 1937 after a short illness of acute indigestion.
    Mrs. Johnson was born in Kewanee in New Madrid County. In 1920 she moved to near New Survey and has since made her home there. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson had been married almost 25 years. To this union eight children, seven boys and one daughter, were born, who with the husband survive. They are as follows: Leroy James of St. Francesville, Ill., James Franklin of Berkley, Calif., Rufus R., Wesley Vines, Margaret Ann, Dallas Terry, Hubert Elmer, and Richard Ralph of Steele.
    The deceased had many friends and was one to always lend a helping hand in sickness and death and it is said that she would lay down her life for a friend—no greater love has no man that he that lays down his life for a friend.
    She is sadly missed by all who loved her. She has gone to Heaven and we cling to the thought that "she cannot come to us, but we can go to her."
    The body was laid to rest in the Coleman Cemetery near Denton on March 23rd. Services were conducted by friends."
  • Daily Republic, Mitchell, South Dakota, 6 Jul 1971
    "Funeral services for Edmund S. Sackett, 82, will be at 9:30 pm Wednesday at the United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joel Rickenbach officiating.
    The body will lie in state Tuesday evening at the Cazer Funeral home in Plankinton. Burial will be in the White Lake Cemetery.
    Mr. Sackett was born March 3, 1889 in Plainview, Brule County, Dakota Territory to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sackett and died July 2 at a Mitchell hospital.
    Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Edgar (Alice) Nelson, Seattle, Wash. and Mrs. Floyd (Lorraine) Mahoney, Detroit; one sister, Dora Beddoe, Kasson, Minn., nine grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Maude Overman, and a brother, LaRoy, 1 daughter Elsie Ruth Briggs,1 grandson and 2 great grandchildren."
    [Find A Grave transcription]
  • State, Columbia, South Carolina, 29 Sep 1993
    "Loretta Sackett
    Services for Loretta M Gille Sackett, 81, will be private in Minnesota at a later date. Dunbar Funeral Home, Gervais Street Chapel, is in charge. Memorials may be made to the National Wildlife Federation.
    Mrs Sackett, wife of the late Richard R. Sackett, died Monday, Sept. 27, 1993. Born in Minneapolis, she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Katherine Gille. She retired from the Department of Social Services and was a former member of the Pilot's Club.
    Surviving are a son, David Sackett of Darlington; a daughter, Katherine McLeod of Columbia; and one grandchild."
    [Transcribed from GenealogyBank image]


  • San Diego Union, 23 Jul 1954
    "Mrs. Matilda S. Borden, 94, of 4659 Mississippi St. died yesterday in her home. A native of San Luis Obispo, she had lived here 22 years. She was a member of the Native Daughters of the Golden West. Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. today at Lewis Colonial Mortuary with graveside rites to be at 2:30 p.m. at Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach. Survivors include two daughters, Ida M. Kennedy and Mrs. Ross M. Wilsie of San Diego." [Transcribed from Find A Grave 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."


  • New York Herald, New York City, 16 Nov 1872
    "Orchard–Sackett.—On Thursday, November 14, at St. Luke's church, Darien, Conn., by the Rev. Louis M. French, William Henry Orchard, of New York, to Hattie A. Sackett, daughter of the late James Sackett, Esq., and stepdaughter of John Jay Bell, Esq., of Darien, Conn. No cards."
    [CRS Jan 2017]