Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - Albert Byron Sackett

Albert Byron Sackett - husband's 2nd cousin, 3x removed
buried West Avenue Cemetery, Ontario County, New York

Albert Byron Sackett
(Prepared by Henry C. Lammert.)

Mr. Sackett, who died September 10, 1905, was born at Rock Stream, Yates county, N. Y., March 18, 1869. In 1898 he became clerk of the Senate Railroad Committee at Albany, and was thenceforth connected with legislative matters. For six years he was the official stenographer of the Senate, and since 1987 he was Chairman of the Ontario Republican Committee, and for two years was private

secretary to Lieut.-Gov. Woodruff. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, prominent in the Red Jacket Club of Canandaigua and had a wide circle of friends at home and in Albany, and enjoyed the confidence of men high in State and party councils. He endured the stenographer's strenuous life of long hours and close application with faithfulness and credit in the Senate. He was suddenly taken ill while upon his wedding tour, having married on August 17, and died of septic poisoning. He was preparing to engage in the reporting of the now famous Insurance Investigation, and the Committee, upon September 12, took occasion to spread upon its minutes an appropriate mark of its esteem for Mr. Sackett, in which was noted:

"He was personally known to every member of this Committee as a very able and efficient stenographer, and a very genial and modest gentleman. It is a loss to the Committee, and a very serious one to the Senate, of a faithful and competent public servant, and it will be difficult to obtain one who will perform the duties and more satisfactorily or any more faithfully to the Senate of this State, and impossible to procure one who will combine with efficiency and loyalty to his service so many other charming qualities as did Mr. Sackett."

Courtesy : Proceedings of the New York State Stenographer's Association, volumes 28-33, by the New York State Stenographer's Association, published 1903.

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