Good work Ted.
On Monday, October 30, 2017 1:23 PM, Ted Smith <tcsmith(a)surewest.net> wrote:
During the past few weeks, I have been researching the descendants of
Morton B. Sackett, who was born about 1813 in New York State. So far, I
have not found a link to his parents. On 9 Mar 1937, he married Maria
Treat (b. c1813 in Canada) in Will County, Illinois. He is listed in the
1840 census in Will County with his wife and eldest son indicated in the
tally. The couple and their five children still are in Will County in
November 1850, but by July 1860 they are in Vacaville Township, Solano
County, California, which is between San Francisco and Sacramento. So
far I have not located death and burial information for either Morton or
Maria, but the 1880 census indicates that Maria is widowed, living with
her daughter, Rhoda Chase in Colusa County, California.
So far the most interesting and fruitful part of my efforts have focused
on tracing the descendants of Lydia A. Sackett, most of whom were born
in Lake or Mendocino County, California. Lydia was born on 15 Dec 1845
in Channahan, Will County, Illinois and died 25 Apr 1873 in California.
She married Ebenezer Allen Graham. Before her death, they had four
children. including Dolly M. Graham (1862-1954) who married Milton Dihue
Wambold (1856-1929). One of Dolly's seven children was Edward M.
Wambold, who was born in Lakeport, Lake County, California in August
1898. Edward was killed in a logging accident in Mendocino County,
California on 15 Sep 1921. The news report of his death mentioned a wife
and newborn son but did not name them. Digging further, I found that
Edward had married Verta Pool (1898-1983), and their child was William
Henry Wambold (1919-2000). (Verta remarried and had at least two more
A few days ago, shortly after locating the obituary for Lt. Col. William
Henry Wambold, I found that his 1950 marriage had been announced in
newspapers all across the USA. First, several newspapers carried word
of his betrothal, then of his marriage, then of him moving back to the
US from overseas, and then of his family moving to Grandview Air Force
Base, Missouri in 1956. You see, in 1950 while he was air attache for
the US Embassy in Tehran, Iran, then-Major Wambold became engaged to
Guity Afrouz Kadjar, princess, member of Iran's royal family, and by
1956, daughter of the crown prince.
I have posted photos and the text of the 1956 news article at
those who are interested.
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