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Surnames: Sackett, Cole, Coggeshall
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While searching for some Appleby and Sackett material, I found the following entry in
Marquis, A. N. (1939). Who's who in Pennsylvania: A biographical dictionary of leading
living men and women of the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and
West Virginia (Vol. 1). Chicago: The. A. N. Marquis Company.
page 765 says
SACKETT, Robert Lemuel, civil engr.; b. Mt. Clemens. Mich., Dec. 2, 1867; s. Lemuel Miller
and Emily Lucinda (Cole) S. B.S. in C.E., U. of Mich., 1891, C.E., 1896. Dr. Engring.,
1937; m. Mary Lyon Coggeshall, July 22, 1896; children--Ralph L., Mrs. Frances L. Kramer
(deceased). Prof. applied mathematics, Earlham Coll., 1891-1907; prof. sanitary and
hydraulic engring., Purdue U., 1907-15; dean Sch. Of Engring., Pa. State Coll., Sept. 1.
1915 to June 30, 1937; dean emeritus; also dir. Engring. Expt. Sta., and of engring.
extension. Fellow A.A.A.S. (v.p., 1928); Am. Soc. C.E., Sec. for Promotion Engring. Edn.
(pres., 1927-28), Engrs. Council for Professional Development, Am. Soc. M.E. (v.p.), Sigma
Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Gamma Delta. Republican. Mem. Friends Ch. Consulting
engr. to Ind. State Bd. of Health, 1910-15, and to other state commns. Author: The
Engineer, His Work and His Education; also numerous technical articles. Home: State
I also did a web search and found him mentioned at
(where, it appears,
Indiana University might actually have a copy of a letter that he wrote in their