William C. Sackett

William C. Sackett

Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 14 Nov 1902 (aged 75)
Summit County, Ohio, USA
Burial Akron, Summit County, Ohio, USA
Plot Sec. H, lot 1
Memorial ID 61403466 · View Source
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Akron Daily Democrat, Saturday, 15 November 1902:


William C. Sackett Died Friday of Exhaustion

William C. Sackett, aged 75 years, one of Summit county's oldest and most highly respected citizens, died at his home in Coventry township, Friday, of exhaustion. Mr. Sackett had been failing for nearly four years and for a long time before the end came it was know that he was dangerously ill.

Mr. Sackett was the father of Dr. W.A. Sackett, of this city, and leaves a widow. He was one of Summit county's most progressive farmers. He had lived in Summit county for 65 years and came with his parents from Connecticut when a small boy. The story of his life is interwoven with the history and development of the county. For 38 years Mr. Sackett lived in Copley, and only in his declining years did he reside in Coventry.

Funeral services will be held at the residence Sunday, at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Glendale cemetery."


History of Summit County, with an outline sketch of Ohio - Edited by William Henry Perrin. - Illustrated. - Chicago: Baskin & Battey, Historical Publishers, 186 Dearborn Street - 1881 - Page 1036:

WILLIAM C. SACKETT, farmer, P. O. Akron; born in Litchfield Co., Conn., Oct. 29, 1827, the son of Aaron and Huldah C. (Tanner) Sackett; Aaron was born Jan. 7, 1791, and Huldah Aug. 10, 1793; they were married May 15, 1816, and the parents of ten children as follows: Theodosia, now Mrs. W. A. Hanford, of Cuyahoga Falls; George, now of Cuyahoga Falls; Sarah, died aged 14; Emeline, died in 1867, aged 42; William C., of Copley; Seth, now of Colorado; Maria C., now Mrs. Cornelius Kellogg, of Freedom, Portage Co.; Frances A., married Bruice Baldwin and moved to Missouri, where she died; Sarah M., now Mrs. H. C. Grant, of Cuyahoga Falls. Aaron was always a farmer; he died at the residence of his son William, June 8, 1872. The father of Huldah C. Tanner served in the Revolutionary war, and his widow drew a pension for many years previous to her death; Huldah was a member of the Congregational Church at Tallmadge; she died Apr. 24, 1855.

When the subject of this sketch was about 10 years of age, his parents removed to Ohio and settled in Tallmadge Township; William was educated mostly in the schools of Tallmadge; he attended the High School of Akron during the winter of 1848-49, when M. D. Leggett formerly U. S. Commissioner of Patents, was Principal; then farmed land on Chuckery Plains north of Akron for about two summers. In the fall of 1851, he left Summit County for California and Oregon, where he remained four years. During most of this time he was engaged in mining, at first near Shasta City, which was then at the head of wagon navigation, and then for about one year in the neighborhood of Jacksonville, Oregon, situated at the head of Rogue River Valley. Mr. Sackett returned to Ohio in the summer of 1855, and in the fall purchased from George Sackett, his brother, the farm upon which he now resides; the land was then known as the Isaac C. Isbel property, and familiar to most people as the "Copley Swamp."

Mr. Sackett was married in the year 1857, to Miss Hatty L., daughter of Henry Galbraith, of Akron; he is the father of four children - Clarence, died, aged 18; Hattie, died, aged 6; Ina, died, aged 4; William A., his only living child, is now a student of the Akron High Schools; he was born in March 1866.


from Don (47194125):

"Mr. Sackett was born in Warren, Conn. When about ten years of age he removed with his parents to Tallmadge, O., and was brought up to the business of general farming. In 1851 he went to California, in which state, and Oregon, he remained for four years. Returning to Ohio he purchased from his brother, George, an extensive farm in Copley Township, Summit County, on which he resided until 1893, when he removed to a farm in Portage Township, on which he lived until the Spring of 1898, when he removed to a farm he had purchased in Coventry Township, on which he ended his days."

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