George Howard Sackett

28 July 1900–March 1983 (Age 82)
Carroll, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of George Howard

When George Howard Sackett was born on 28 July 1900, in Carroll, Iowa, United States, his father, Frank Alvan Sackett, was 31 and his mother, Ida Wilson, was 31. He married Lillian Victoria Berglund on 4 April 1926, in Nashua, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States for about 5 years and Spring Valley Township, Dallas, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died in March 1983, at the age of 82.

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George Howard Sackett
Lillian Victoria Berglund
Marriage: 4 April 1926
George Robert Sackett

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 April 1926Nashua, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
    Age 1
    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
    1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam
    Age 13
    The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
    1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi
    Age 22
    The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

    Name Meaning

    English (Kent): nickname, perhaps for a maker of purses, from Middle English sa(c)ket ‘small sack, purse’. Compare Saker .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (16)

    • George Howard Sackett in entry for George Robert Sackett, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"
    • George H Sackett, "United States Census, 1930"
    • George Howard Sackett, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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