Flora Susannah Sackett

(1847-1933)
FatherHomer Sacket (1801-1871)
MotherFlora Skiff (1808-1859)
Flora Susannah Sackett
(1847–1933)
(Src: Anne Murray)
Flora Susannah Sackett, daughter of Homer Sacket and Flora Skiff, was born in Warren, ConnecticutG, on 4 May 1847.1,2 She died aged 85 in Waterbury, ConnecticutG, on 2 February 1933.3 She married in December 1868, Isaac Newton Russell, son of Samuel Russell and Betsy Tomlinson. Isaac was born in Great Hill, ConnecticutG, on 2 November 18343 and died aged 67 in Waterbury, ConnecticutG, on 11 April 1902.3
     In 1850 Flora was living in Warren, Litchfield CountyG, and was recorded in the census as Flora Sackett, aged three and born in Connecticut. She was living with her parents Homer and Flora in the household of her grandparents Homer and Sarah.4
     In 1880 Flora was living at Watertown, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, in the household of her husband Isaac Russell, a dentist, and was recorded in the census as Flora Russell, a housewife, aged 33 and born in Connecticut. Living with them were their children, Annie, 9, and Homer, aged six. There was also a female servant in the household.5
     In 1900 she was living at 43 Hillside Avenue, Waterbury, New Haven County, ConnecticutG, in the household of her husband Isaac, 65, and was recorded as Flora S Russell, aged 53 and born in Connecticut. Living with them were their unmarried children, Homer, 26, and Florence, 17. Also in the household were their married daughter Annie, 29, Annie's husband R William Hampson, 31, and their son Edmund, aged five.6
Flora Susannah Sackett was raised in Warren, Connecticut, among a tribe of Sacketts. Her beloved mother died when Flora was twelve years old, but she retained an attachment to Warren throughout her life. She returned to Warren for the birth of her third child, and her grandchildren remember visiting Lake Waramaug.
     Two of her brothers served in the Civil War and wrote letters home to her.
     She was deeply connected to the Congregational Church. She must have been concerned with community and individual well-being as indicated by the goals of her association with the Waterbury Women's Club and The Central Band of King's Daughters. In 1888 she and her daughter Annie helped to found the latter organization with the motto "Bear Ye One Another's Burdens."
     Flora was petite and soft spoken and ill with arthritis for many years. Her husband, dentist Isaac Newton Russell, died 31 years before her creating a straightened financial situation. Her home at 43 Hillside in Waterbury remained in the family for 59 years. After her death her live-in helper married Flora's son, Homer, who continued to live in the home until his death. Several lovely items from the home remain in the family.

—Anne Murray, Port Angeles, Washington, June 2012

Children of Flora Susannah Sackett and Isaac Newton Russell

Association member descendants
Sackett Family Association descendants and researchers of Flora Susannah Sackett and Isaac Newton Russell:
Anne Murray.
ChartsDescendants of Homer Sackett
Reference3942.8P.7

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "3942. Flora S. Sacket, b. May 4, 1847."
  2. Emails from Anne Murray to Chris Sackett, May 2009, birthplace.
  3. Emails from Anne Murray to Chris Sackett, May 2009.
  4. 1850 US census, database, LDS, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org), Roll M432_43, p. 85
    Warren, Litchfield, Connecticut
    1265/1336
    Sackett, Homer, 85, m, farmer, b. CT
    Sackett, Sarah, 81, f, b. CT
    Sackett, Homer Jr., 48, m, farmer, b. CT
    Sackett, Flora, 42, f, b. CT
    Sackett, Edward, 14, m, b. CT
    Sackett, Homer S., 11, m, b. CT
    Sackett, Augustine, 9, m, b. CT
    Sackett, Flora J., 3, f, b. CT
    Hogan, John, 22, m, laborer, b. IRE
    Pratt, James, 21, m, laborer, b. IRE
    Kerney, Margaret, 18, f, b. IRE.
  5. 1880 US census, database, LDS, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org), NA film T9-0101, p 480D,
    "Watertown, Litchfield, Connecticut
    Isaac Russell, head, married, 45, b. CT, dentist, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Flora Russell, wife, 33, b. CT, keeping house, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Annie Russell, dau, 9, b. CT, attended school, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Homer S. Russell, son, 6, b. CT, attended school, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Kate Barlow, other, single, white, 18, b. CT, servant, father b. CT, mother b. CT."
  6. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), Roll 148, p. 15B, Enumeration District 425, FHL microfilm 1240148
    43 Hillside Avenue, Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, 9 Jun 1900
    Russell, Isaac N, head, b. Nov 1834, 65, m. 31y, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT, dentist, house owned free of mortgage
    Russell, Flora S, wife, b. May 1847, 53, m. 31y, 3 ch, all living, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Russell, Homer S, son, b. Feb 1874, 26, single, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT, billing clerk
    Russell, Florence H, dau, b. Aug 1882, 17, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT, at college
    Hampson, Annie R, dau, b. Dec 1870, 29, m. 6y, 1 ch, living, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Hampson, Edmund R, grandson, b. Jul 1894, 5, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT, at school
    Hampson, R William, son-in-law, b. Jul 1868, 31, m. 6y, b. Eng, father b. Eng, mother b. Eng, immigrated 1884, naturalized, furniture dealer.
Last Edited28 July 2012