Harry Sacofsky/Sackett

(1881-1948)
FatherLouis Sacofsky (1848-1921)
MotherRose/Florence Frankel (1852-)
Harry Sakofsky, son of Louis Sacofsky and Rose/Florence Frankel, was born in Ekaterinoslav (now Dnipro, Ukraine), RussiaG, on 15 December 1881.1 He changed his name to Sackett after immigrating to the United States. He died aged 66 in Brooklyn, New York CityG, on 27 March 1948 and was buried at Beth David Cemetery, New York CityG, on 28 March 1948.2,3 He married in Manhattan, New York CityG, on 2 August 1909, Gussie Cohen, daughter of Hans Cohen and Annie Stafkoff.4,5 Gussie was born in Minsk, RussiaG, on 12 March 18876,7 and died aged 73 in Queens County, New York StateG, on 28 August 1960.8
     Harry immigrated to the United States from Russia, arriving in New York on 15 June 1896 on the ship Shalet from Bremen, Germany. Gussie immigrated sometime between 1901 and 1903.9
     In 1900 Harry was living at Watkins Street, Brooklyn, New York CityG, in the household of his parents Louis and Rose, and was recorded in the census as Harris Sacofsky, a tailor, aged 19 and born in Russia.10
     In 1905 he was living at Stone Avenue, Brooklyn, New York CityG, in the household of his parents Louis and Rose, and was recorded as Harry Sacofsky, a tailor, aged 20.11
     Harry removed to Bridgeport, Connecticut, by 1908 when he was listed in the Bridgeport City Directory as a partner in the firm of Sackett Bros (Myer, Harry, Harris and Samuel Sacofsky), tailors, trading at 32 P O Arcade and 1986 Main, BridgeportG. Harry was living with his parents at 56 Highland Avenue. In 1910 he was also engaged in a dry goods business with his brother Myer. They used the name Sackett for the dry goods business while continuing to use Sacofsky for the tailoring business.12
     In 1910 Harry was living at 56 Highland Avenue, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, ConnecticutG, and was recorded in the census as Harry Sackett, a tailor, head of household, aged 29. His wife Gussie, 22, was living with him. They were living next door to Harry's parents Louis and Rose.13
     In 1913 Sackett Brothers, clothing manufacturers and tailors, now comprising Harris, Harry, and Samuel, had premises at 983 State, BridgeportG. Harry was living at 44 Highland Avenue with his brothers Harris and Samuel. In 1914 Harry and his brother Samuel were in business as grocers at 666 Harral Avenue, Bridgeport. Harry appears to have been sole proprietor of the grocery business by 1916. In 1918 he was again listed as a tailor, now living at 183 Madison Avenue. In 1921 he was a tailor, living at 214 James.12
     Harry completed a military census questionnaire at BridgeportG on 17 February 1917. He was aged 36, married with four dependents, living at 664 Harrall Avenue. He was a grocery merchant, with experience as a tailor. He was a Russian Jew and had taken out first papers for US citizenship. He had no military experience but could drive an automobile and was a good swimmer.14
     Harry completed a World War I draft registration card on 12 September 1918. He was then aged 36, and was living at 183 Madison Avenue, BridgeportG with his wife Gussie. He was employed as a tailor by B Weinkofsky.15
     Harry became a naturalized US citizen by grant of the Fairfield County Superior Court at Bridgeport, Connecticut, on 24 September 1918, having declared his intention to become a US citizen on 18 September 1914. In 1918 he was living at 183 Madison Avenue, BridgeportG with his wife Gussie and their children, Esther, Lester, and Harold. Harry's brother Samuel petitioned at the same court. Their brother Myer was a witness to the petitions.16
     In 1930 he was living at 48th Avenue, Queens County, New York StateG, and was recorded as Harry Sackett, proprietor of a stationery business, head of household, aged 46 and born in Russia. He rented his home. Living with him were his wife Gussie, 42, and their children, Esther, 19, Lester, 18, Harold, 15, and Irving, aged six.17
     In 1940 he was living at 48th Avenue, Queens County, New York StateG, and was recorded as Harry Sackett, a tailor (own store), head of household, aged 57. Living with him were his wife Gussie, 53, and their children, Lester, 28, Harold, 25, and Irving, aged 16. Also in the household were Harry's married sister Jessie Greenman, 44, and her son Milton, aged 19.18
     Harry completed a World War II draft registration card on 27 April 1942. He was aged 60, unemployed, and living at 41-23-39 Palace, Long Island City, Queens County, New York StateG with his wife Gussie.19

Children of Harry Sacofsky/Sackett and Gussie Cohen

ChartsLouis Sacofsky descendant chart

 Notes & Citations

  1. Petition for naturalization.
  2. "New York, Death Index, 1862–1948", database, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Harry, d. Kings, New York, 27 Mar 1948, age 65."
  3. "New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795–1949", database, FamilySearch, "Sackett, Harry, d. Brooklyn, Kings, New York, 27 Mar 1948, res. L.I. City, Queens, New York, age 65, married, tailor, retired, b. Russia, 5 Dec 1882, bur. Beth David Cemetery, New York City, 28 Mar 1948, father Louis b. Russia, mother Florence Frankel b. Russia, spouse Gussie."
  4. "New York City, Marriage Indexes, 1907–1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, License, 1 Aug 1909, Manhattan, New York, Harry Sackett & Gussie Cohen, license 17146.
  5. "New York City Marriages, 1829–1940", database, FamilySearch, "2 Aug 1909, Manhattan, New York, Harry Sacket, age 24, single, b. Russia, father Louis Sacket, mother Fanne Fru...; to Gussie Cohen, age 20, single, b. Russia, father Hans Cohen, mother, Annie Stafkoff."
  6. Census.
  7. Petition of husband Harry Sackett for naturalization.
  8. "New York, New York, Death Index, 1949–1965", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Gussie, d. Queens, New York, 28 Aug 1960, age 73."
  9. Naturalization papers.
  10. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: 1065; Page: 26A; Enumeration District: 0480; FHL microfilm: 1241065
    Watkins Street, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, 13 Jun 1900
    Sacofsky, Louis, head, b. Jan 1848, 52, m. 29y, b. Poland/Russ, father b. Poland/Russ, mother b. Poland/Russ, tailor, home rented
    Sacofsky, Rosa, wife, b. Mar 1852, 48, b. Poland/Russ, father b. Poland/Russ, mother b. Poland/Russ
    Sacofsky, Samuel, son, b. Jan 1879, 21, b. Poland/Russ, father b. Poland/Russ, mother b. Poland/Russ, tailor
    Sacofsky, Harris, son, b. Mar 1881, 19, b. Poland/Russ, father b. Poland/Russ, mother b. Poland/Russ, tailor
    Sacofsky, Lilly, dau, b. Nov 1883, 16, b. Poland/Russ, father b. Poland/Russ, mother b. Poland/Russ, tailoress
    Sacofsky, Jessie, dau, b. Nov 1892, 7, b. Poland/Russ, father b. Poland/Russ, mother b. Poland/Russ, tailoress. [sic]
    [Jessie's birth date and age appear to be in error; all other records indicate she was born in 1894]
  11. 1905 New York state census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1905; Election District: A.D. 21 E.D. 12; City: Brooklyn; County: Kings
    Stone Avenue, Brooklyn
    Sacofsky, Louis, head, 56, b. Russia, tailor
    Sacofsky, Eva [sic], wife, 53, b. Russia, housework
    Sacofsky, Harry, son, 20, b. Russia, tailor
    Sacofsky, Lillie, dau, 18, b. Russia, seamstress
    Sacofsky, Jessie, dau, 11, b. Russia, to school.
  12. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, Bridgeport, Connecticut, City Directory, 1908, The Price & Lee Co., publishers, p. 424, "Sackett Bros (Myer, Harry, Harris and Samuel Sacofsky) tailors 32 P O Arcade and 1986 Main.", "Sacofsky, Harry (Sackett Bros) 32 P O Arcade and 1986 Main bds 56 Highland av."; 1910, "Sackett, Harry emp H Dry Goods Co h 56 Highland av.", "Sacofsky, Harry tailor bds 56 Highland av."; 1913, "Sackett Bros (Harris, Harry and Samuel Sackett) tailors 983 State.", "Sackett Harry (Sackett Bros) 983 State h 44 Highland av.", "Clothing Mfrs., Tailors. Sackett Bros 983 State."; 1914, "Sackett Bros (Harry and Samuel Sackett) grocers 666 Harral av.", "Sackett Harry (Sackett Bros) 666 Harral av h 664 do.", 1916, "Sackett Harry grocer 666 Harral av h 664 do.", "Grocers. Sackett Harry 666 Harral av.", 1918, "Sackett Harry tailor h 183 Madison av."; 1921, "Sackett Harry tailor res 214 James."
  13. 1910 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T624_128; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0032; FHL microfilm: 1374141
    56 Highland Ave, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 23 Apr 1910
    Sackett, Harry, head, 29, m. less than a yr, b. Russ Yiddish, father b. Russ Yiddish, mother b. Russ Yiddish, immigrated 1896, language English, taylor, employee
    Sackett, Gussie, wife, 22, m. less than a yr, no ch., b. Russ Yiddish, father b. Russ Yiddish, mother b. Russ Yiddish, language English, immigrated 1901
    [Next door to Louis Sackett].
  14. "Connecticut, Military Census, 1917", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Harry, 664 Harrall Ave, Bridgeport, occ. grocery merchant, other experience tailor, age 36, ht 5' 9", wt 160, married, 4 dependents, US citizen no, first papers [for citizenship] taken out, nationality Russian Jew, no military service, no serious physical disability, can drive automobile, good swimmer. Signed at Bridgeport, 17 Feb 1917."
  15. "US, World War I draft registrations records 1917–1918", digital image, FamilySearch, Bridgeport City no 3, Fairfield, Connecticut. Roll 1561880. Draft Board 3.
    "Serial 554, order 3171, Harry Sackett, of 183 Madison Ave, Bridgeport, Conn, age 36, b. 15 Dec 1881 citizen of Russia, declared alien, tailor, emplr B. Weinkofsky, medium height, stout, grey eyes, black hair, defective eye, wife Gesy Sackett, of 183 Madison Ave. Reg Bridgeport, Conn, 12 Sep 1918."
  16. "Connecticut, Federal Naturalization Records, 1790–1996", digital image, Ancestry.com, Declaration of Intention 18 Sep 1914; Petition for Naturalization 16 Mar 1918; Oath of Allegiance 24 Sep 1918; Certificate of Citizenship 24 Sep 1918.
  17. 1930 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: 1585; Page: 22B; Enumeration District: 0081; FHL microfilm: 2341320
    48th Avenue, Queens, New York City, 10 Apr 1930
    Sackett, Harry, head, home rented $55 pm, 46, m. at 26, b. Russia, father b. Russia, mother b. Russia, immigrated 1895, proprietor, stationery, own account
    Sackett, Gussie, wife, 42, m. at 22, b. Russia, father b. Russia, mother b. Russia, immigrated 1903
    Sackett, Esther, dau, 19, b. NY, father b. Russia, mother b. Russia, bookkeeper, electric
    Sackett, Lester, son, 18, b. NY, father b. Russia, mother b. Russia, bookkeeper, glass
    Sackett, Harold, son, 15, b. NY, father b. Russia, mother b. Russia
    Sackett, Irving, son, 6, b. NY, father b. Russia, mother b. Russia.
  18. 1940 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: m-t0627-02724; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 41-218
    48 Avenue, Queens, New York, 11 Apr 1940
    Sackett, Harry, head, 57, b. Russia, res. 1935 same, tailor, own store
    Sackett, Gussie, wife, 53, b. Russia, res. 1935 same
    Sackett, Lester, son, 28, single, b. CT, res. 1935 same, policeman, NY City
    Sackett, Harold, son, 25, single, b. CT, res. 1935 same, shipping clerk, electrical
    Sackett, Irving, son, 16, b. CT, res. 1935 same
    Greenman, Jessie, sister, 44, married, b. Russia, res. 1935 same
    Greenman, Milton S, nephew, 19, b. NY, res. 1935 same, errand boy, dry goods store.
  19. "US World War II draft registration cards 1942", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Serial no. U3222, Harry Sackett, 41-23-39 Palace LIC, Queens, NY, age 60, b. Petro, Russia, 15 Dec 1881, contact Gussie Sackett, unemployed, race white, ht 5' 9", wt 160, eyes hazel, hair gray, complexion light, cast in left eye, scar on right leg. Reg. 46th Street, Long Island City, Queens County, NY, undated [assume Apr 1942]."
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