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From: Gina Reasoner <>
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1999 11:50:28 -0400

HIstory of Ohio
The American Historical Society Inc., !925
Volume III, page 336

WILLIAM AARON SACKETT, M.D. This is one of the honored names in the
medical fraternity of Akron, where Dr. Sackett has labored earnestly for a
period of over thirty years. He has been a lifelong resident of Summit
county, and his family has been American for generations.
He was born on a farm at Copley, near Akron, March 27, 1866. The Sackett
family is of Norman French stock. John Sackett founded the family in the
colony of Connecticut in 1632. Doctor Sackett's father, William Chester
Sackett, and grandfather, Aaron Sackett, were both natives of Warren,
Connecticut. Aaron Sackett brought his family to Ohio and settled in Summit
County in 1837, spending the rest of his life as a farmer in Talmadge
Township. William Chester Sackett was a farmer, dairyman and to some extent
a manufacturer, and died in 1902, at the age of seventy-five. His wife,
Harriet H. Galbraith, who died in 1906, in her sixty-ninth year, was born
at Mogadore, Ohio. Her father, Henry H. Galbraith, a native of Belfast,
came to Canada as a boy with his father, a Scotch general in the British
army. At the age of twenty he came to the States, and passed away in Ohio
in 1893, at the age of 77 years.
William Aaron Sackett had the advantages of the public schools at Akron
during his youth, and is a man of very liberal education and culture, the
result of a lifetime of study, thought and observation. he took the
Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees at Oberlin College, and in 1893
graduated with the Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of
Pennsylvania. Since that year he has been engaged in a general medical
practice at Akron, being a member of the Summit County, Ohio State, and
American Medical associations.
Doctor Sackett is a lover of flowers and garden, and his hobby is Masonry,
in which order he has enjoyed some of the highest honors. He is past master
of Akron Lodge No. 83, Free and Accepted Masons; past high priest of
Washington Chapter No. 25, Royal Arch Masons, past thrice illustrious
master of Akron Council No. 80, royal and Select Masters; and instituted
and was the first eminent commander of Bethany Commandery, Knights Templar.
He is active in lake Erie Consistory of the Scottish Rite, and at Cleveland
in September, 1922, was awarded the supreme honorary thirty-third degree in
the Northern Jurisdiction. On September 30, 1915, Doctor Sackett married
Mrs. Della A. Shaffer Stotler, of Akron.

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