A. W. Sackett
SACKETT, WEST, MOORE, CRANE
Posted By: Oregon Rain
Date: 1/19/2007 at 22:41:55
A. W. Sackett is a prosperous business man of Delaware, this county, where he has a general store. He was born in Garnavillo, Clayton county, Iowa, January 3, 1873, a son of Moses and Mary (West) Sackett, natives of Ohio and Wisconsin respectively. In the '50s they came to Iowa and their marriage was solemnized in this state. The father passed away in 1881 and the mother is still living. The subject of this review is one of two children born to their union, the other being Martha, the wife of V. S. Martin of Manchester.
A. W. Sackett started upon his business career at the early age of fifteen years and for five years was employed as a laborer upon a farm. He then clerked in a store for thirteen years, but in 1907 established a general store at Delaware, which he is still conducting. He also has a garage and an implement store here. All of his ventures are proving profitable, as he is thoroughly familiar with modern business methods and as he keeps in stock the goods for which there is a demand in his locality. He also owns his residence in Delaware and is considered one of the prosperous citizens of the town.
In 1898 Mr. Sackett was married to Miss Gertrude Moore, who was born in Fayette county, this state, a daughter of Rev. J. S. and Mary (Crane) Moore. Both of her parents are natives of Iowa and both are living. She is one of a family of six children.
Mr. Sackett is a republican in his political belief and fraternally is a member of Golden Rod Lodge, No. 598, I. O. O. F., of Arlington, Iowa. In addition to owning his mercantile establishments here, he is interested in the Delaware Savings Bank, incorporated in 1914, of which he is a director. His success is especially commendable in that it has been attained entirely through his own efforts, as he was compelled to rely upon his own resources when but a youth and as he had but a common school education. However, he did not waste time in wishing for advantages which he could not have, but applied himself resolutely to making the most of the opportunities that presented themselves, with the result that he is now one of the respected and substantial business men of Delaware.
~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 63-64. Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.
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