Myer Sacofsky/Sackett

(1874-1962)
FatherLouis Sacofsky (1848-1921)
MotherRose/Florence Frankel (1852-)
Meyer Sacofsky, also known by his Hebrew given names Dov Ber, son of Louis Sacofsky and Rose/Florence Frankel, was born in Ekaterinoslav (now Dnipro, Ukraine), RussiaG, on 18 July 1874.1,2 He changed his name to Myer Sackett after immigrating to the United States. He died aged 87 in Los Angeles, CaliforniaG, on 5 February 1962.3 He married in Rhode IslandG, on 20 February 1899, Rebecca H Robinson.4 Rebecca was born in Tavrick, RussiaG, on 25 January 18795 and died aged 74 in Los AngelesG, on 12 July 1953.6
     Myer immigrated to the United States from Russia, making the Atlantic crossing on the California from Hamburg, Germany, and arriving at Boston, MassachusettsG on 14 August 1895. He was the first of his family to immigrate, with his parents and brothers and sisters following in the next year.7
     In 1905 Myer was living at Osborn Street, Brooklyn, New York CityG, and was recorded in the census as Meyer Sackett, tailor, head of household, aged 30. Living with him were his wife Rebecca, 26, and their children, Bennie, 5, Ruth, 4, and Florence, aged two. There were two male boarders in the household.8
     Myer 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. Myer was living at 103 James Street. In 1910 he was also engaged in a dry goods business with his brother Harry. They used the name Sackett for the dry goods business while continuing to use Sacofsky for the tailoring business.9
     In 1910 he was living at 44 Highland Avenue, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, ConnecticutG, and was recorded as Myer Sackett, tailor and dry goods, head of household, aged 34. He rented his home. Living with him were his wife Rebecca, 30, and their children, Benjamin, 10, Ruth, 8, Florence, 6, Minnie, 4, and Bernard, aged eight months.10
     Myer became a United States citizen on 4 October 1912 by grant of the Superior Court of Fairfield County, Connecticut, having declared his intention to become a US citizen on arrival in the United States in 1895. He also formally changed his name from Meyer Sacofsky to Myer Sackett at the Bridgeport Court. He was then living at 1223 Park Avenue, BridgeportG with his wife Rebecca and their children, Benjamin, Ruth, Florence, Minnie, and Bernhard.11
     From 1913 Myer operated his own business, specializing as a ladies' tailor. He was listed in the Bridgeport Directory form 1913 to 1919 working from his home at 1223 Park Avenue, BridgeportG, in 1920 at 114 James, and in 1921 at 176 Brewster.12
     Myer completed a World War I draft registration card on 12 September 1918. He was aged 45, a naturalized citizen and employed as a guard for the Bullard Company. He was living at 1223 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, ConnecticutG with his wife.13
     Myer was a witness to his brothers Samuel and Harry's petitions for naturalization in 1918.
     In 1920 he was living at James Street, BridgeportG, and was recorded as Meyer Sackett, tailor, head of household, aged 45. Living with him were his wife Rebecca, 40, and their children, Benjamin, 21, Ruth, 18, Florence, 16, Minnie, 14, Bernard, 11, and Harold, aged four.14
     In 1930 he was living at Stratford Avenue, BridgeportG, and was recorded as Myer Sackett, tailor, head of household, aged 55. Living with him were his wife Rebecca, 50, and their children, Bernard, 21, and Harold, aged 14.15
     In 1932 Myer and Rebecca were living at 421 Catherine, BridgeportG. In 1936 they were at 954 Stratford Avenue, Bridgeport.12
     In 1940 he was living at Park Avenue, BridgeportG, and was recorded as Meyer Sackett, tailor, head of household, aged 65. His wife Rebecca, 64, was living with him. There was also a male lodger in the household.16

Children of Myer Sacofsky/Sackett and Rebecca H Robinson

ChartsLouis Sacofsky descendant chart

 Notes & Citations

  1. Draft registration has 18 Jul 1873. Petition for naturalization has 18 Jul 1874. Death index has b. 18 Jul 1874.
  2. Referred to as Dov Ber on son Bernard's burial record.
  3. "California, Death Index, 1940–1997", database, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Meyer, b. 18 Jul 1874, d. Los Angeles, 5 Feb 1962."
  4. "Rhode Island, Marriage Index, 1851–1920", database, Ancestry.com, "20 Feb 1899 Myer Sacofsky & Rebecca Robinson."
  5. Myer's petition for naturalization has Rebecca's birthplace as Tavrick, Russia. 1905 census has b. Russia and 18 years in US. 1910 and 1920 censuses and death record have b. NY. 1930 and 1940 censuses have b. RI.
  6. "California, Death Index, 1940–1997", database, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Rebecca, b. New York, 25 Jan 1879, d. Los Angeles, 12 Jul 1953, father Robinson."
  7. Naturalization papers.
  8. 1905 New York state census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1905; Election District: A.D. 21 E.D. 14; City: Brooklyn; County: Kings; Page: 201
    Osborn Street, Brooklyn
    Sackett, Meyer, head, 30, b. Russia, 12y in US, alien, tailor
    Sackett, Rebecca, wife, 26, b. Russia, 18y in US, alien, housework
    Sackett, Bennie, son, 5, b. US, at home
    Sackett, Ruth, dau, 4, b. US, at home
    Sackett, Florence, dau, 2, b. US, infant
    Rabnowitz, Abe, boarder, 28, b. Russia, 5y in US, alien, tailor
    Jaffe, Philip, boarder, 20, b. Russia, 5y in US, alien, button hole mkr.
  9. "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, Myer (Sackett Bros) 32 P O Arcade and 1986 Main h 103 James."; 1910, "Sackett, Myer emp H Dry Goods Co h 44 Highland av.", "Sacofsky, Myer h 44 Highland av."; 1913, "Sackett Meyer ladies' tailor 1223 Park av h do.", "Clothing Mfrs.
    Tailors. Sackett Bros 983 State.", "Ladies' Tailors. Sackett Meyer 1223 Park av."; 1914, 1916, 1918, 1919, "Sackett Meyer ladies' tailor 1223 Park av h do.", "Ladies' Tailors. Sackett Meyer 1223 Park av."; 1921, "Sackett Meyer tailor h 176 Brewster."; 1932, "Sackett Meyer (Rebecca) tailor h 421 Catherine."; 1936, "Sackett Myer (Rebecca H) tailor 954 Stfd Av h rear do."
  10. 1910 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T624_128; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0032; FHL microfilm: 1374141
    44 Highland Avenue, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 25 Apr 1910
    Sackett, Myer, head, 34, m. 11y, b. Russ Yiddish, father b. Russ Yiddish, mother b. Russ Yiddish, immigrated 1894, naturalized, tailor & dry goods, home rented
    Sackett, Rebecca, wife, 30, m. 11y, 5 ch, all living, b. NY, father b. Russ Yiddish, mother b. Russ Yiddish
    Sackett, Benjamin, son, 10, b. NY, father b. Russ Yiddish, mother b. NY
    Sackett, Ruth, dau, 8, b. RI, father b. Russ Yiddish, mother b. NY
    Sackett, Florence, dau, 6, b. RI, father b. Russ Yiddish, mother b. NY
    Sackett, Minnie, dau, 4, b. NY, father b. Russ Yiddish, mother b. NY
    Sackett, Bernard, son, 8/12, b. CT, father b. Russ Yiddish, mother b. NY.
  11. "Connecticut, Federal Naturalization Records, 1790–1996", digital image, Ancestry.com, Petition for Naturalization 26 Jun 1912; Certificate of Citizenship 4 Oct 1912.
  12. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, Bridgeport, Connecticut, City Directory.
  13. "US, World War I draft registrations records 1917–1918", digital image, FamilySearch, Bridgeport City no 2, Fairfield, Connecticut. Roll 1561879. Draft Board 2.
    "Serial 2631, order 2039, Meyer Sackett, of 1223 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, Conn, age 45, b. 18 Jul 1873, naturalized citizen, Guard, Bullard Company, Fairfield, CT, married, tall, stout, dark blue eyes, dark grey hair, no disabilities, wife Mrs. Meyer Sackett, of 1223 Park Ave. Reg Bridgeport, Conn, 12 Sep 1918."
  14. 1920 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T625_175; Page: 22B; Enumeration District: 49
    James St, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut
    Sackett, Meyer, head, 45, married, immigrated 1896, naturalized 1908, b. Russia (Jewish), father b. Russia, mother b. Russia, tailor, tailor shop
    Sackett, Rebecca, wife, 40, b. NY, father b. Russia (Jewish), mother b. Russia
    Sackett, Benjamin, son, 21, b. NY, father b. Russia (Jewish), mother b. NY, machine opr, factory
    Sackett, Ruth, dau, 18, b. RI, father b. Russia (Jewish), mother b. NY, clerk, office
    Sackett, Florence, dau, 16, b. RI, father b. Russia (Jewish), mother b. NY, packer, shipping room
    Sackett, Minnie, dau, 14, b. NY, father b. Russia (Jewish), mother b. NY
    Sackett, Bernard, son, 11, b. CT, father b. Russia (Jewish), mother b. NY
    Sackett, Harold, son, 4, b. CT, father b. Russia (Jewish), mother b. NY.
  15. 1930 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: 254; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0094; FHL microfilm: 2339989
    Stratford Avenue, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 4 Apr 1930
    Sackett, Myer, head, home rented $25 pm, 55, m. at 24, b. Russia, father b. Russia, mother b. Russia, immigrated 1894, naturalized, tailor, tailor shop
    Sackett, Rebecca, wife, 50, m. at 19, b. RI, father b. Russia, mother b. Russsia
    Sackett, Bernard, son, 21, single, b. CT, father b. Russia, mother b. RI, occ. none
    Sackett, Harold, son, 14, b. CT, father b. Russia, mother b. RI.
  16. 1940 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: m-t0627-00530; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 9-42
    Park Avenue, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 9 Apr 1940
    Sackett, Meyer, head, 65, married, b. Russia, naturalized, 1935 same place, tailor, coats
    Sackett, Rebecca, wife, 64, b. RI
    Burke, William, lodger, 50, b. CT.
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Last Edited17 February 2018