Harris Sacofsky/Sackett

(c 1870-1914)
FatherLouis Sacofsky (1848-1921)
MotherRose/Florence Frankel (1852-)
Harris Sacofsky, son of Louis Sacofsky and Rose/Florence Frankel, was born in RussiaG in about 1870.1 He changed his name to Harris Sackett after immigrating to the United States. He died aged 43 on 30 March 1914 and was buried at the Jewish Cemetery (Agudas Achim), Fairfield, ConnecticutG.2,3 He married in RussiaG in about 1892, Irene ___, daughter of Samuel ___.4 Irene was born in RussiaG in about 1871.4 She died aged about 77 in BridgeportG, on 18 October 1948 and was buried at the Jewish Cemetery (Agudas Achim), FairfieldG.5
     Harris and Irene immigrated to the United States in 1896 or 1897 (records are contradictory but they probably came with with Harris's parents and most of his siblings in 1896.)4
     In 1905 Harris was living at Christopher Avenue, Brooklyn, New York CityG, and was recorded in the census as Harris Sacofsky, a tailor, head of household, aged 34 and born in Russia. He had immigrated to the United States ten years earlier and was a US citizen. Living with him were his wife Ida (assumed to be the same as Irene), 33, and their children, Yetta, 9, Max, 5, and Hattie, aged two months.6
     Harris removed to Bridgeport, Connecticut, by 1907 when he was listed in the Bridgeport City Directory as a tailor. In 1908 he was 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. Harris was living with his parents at 56 Highland Avenue. In 1910 he was listed under Empire Cloak and Suit Company at 32 P O Arcade, and was living at 206 Beardsley.7
     In 1910 Harris was living at Beardsley Street, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, ConnecticutG, and was recorded in the census as Harris Sackett, a tailor, head of household, aged 38, immigrated 1897, naturalized. Living with him were his wife Irene, 38, and their children, Henrietta, 14, Maxwell, 10, and Helen, aged five.8
     In 1913 Sackett Brothers, clothing manufacturers and tailors, now comprising Harris, Harry, and Samuel, had premises at 983 State, BridgeportG. Harris was living at 44 Highland Avenue with his brothers Harry and Samuel.9
     Harris's widow Irene was listed in the Bridgeport City Directory from 1914.9
     In 1920 Harris's widow Irene was living at French Street, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, ConnecticutG, and was recorded in the census as Irene Sackett, head of household, a widow aged 48. She rented her home. Living with her were her children, Max, 20, and Helen, aged 14. Irene's married daughter Henrietta Postol was living next door.10
     In 1930 she was living at Garfield Avenue, BridgeportG, and was recorded as Irene Sackett, head of household, aged 59. Her daughter Henrietta was living next door with her family.11
     In 1932 Irene was living at 270 Garfield Avenue, BridgeportG.9
     In 1940 she was living at Capital Avenue, BridgeportG in the household of her daughter Henrietta and son-in-law Norman Postol and was recorded as Irene Sackett, a widow aged 66.12
     In 1941–1949 Irene was living at 1175 Capitol Avenue, BridgeportG.9

Children of Harris Sacofsky/Sackett and Irene ___

ChartsLouis Sacofsky descendant chart

 Notes & Citations

  1. Date of birth based on age at death.
  2. "Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629–1934", digital image, Ancestry.com, 407:10, Inscription, Jewish Cemetery, Fairfield, Fairfield County, "Sacofsky, Harris, died March 30, 1914, age 43."
  3. "JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry", database, Ancestry.com, "Sacofsky, Harris, d. 30 Mar 1914, age 43, bur. plot L13A, Agudas Achim Cemetery, Reid Street, Fairfield, Connecticut."
  4. Census.
  5. "JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry", database, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Irene, d. 18 Oct 1948, bur. plot L13, Agudas Achim Cemetery, Reid Street, Fairfield, Connecticut, father Samuel."
  6. 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. 12; City: Brooklyn; County: Kings; Page: 39
    Christopher Avenue, Brooklyn
    Sacofsky, Harris, head, 34, b. Russia, 10y in US, citizen, tailor
    Sacofsky, Ida R, wife, 33, b. Russia, 9y in US, citizen, housework
    Sacofsky, Yettta, dau, 9, b. Russia, 9y in US, citizen, to school
    Sacofsky, Max, son, 5, b. US, at home
    Sacofsky, Hattie, dau, 2/12, b. US.
  7. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, Bridgeport, Connecticut, City Directory, 1907, "Sacofsky, Harris tailor 780 Broad h 56 Highland av."; 1908, "Sackett Bros (Myer, Harry, Harris and Samuel Sacofsky) tailors 32 P O Arcade and 1986 Main.", "Sacofsky, Harris (Sackett Bros) 32 P O Arcade and 1986 Main h 56 Highland av."; 1910, "Sacofsky, Harris (Empire Cloak and Suit Co) 32 P O Arcade h 206 Beardsley."; 1913, "Sackett Bros (Harris, Harry and Samuel Sackett) tailors 983 State", "Sackett Harris (Sackett Bros) 983 State h 44 Highland av.", "Clothing Mfrs., Tailors. Sackett Bros 983 State."; 1932, "Sackett Irene wid Harris r 270 Garfield av."; 1941, 1943, 1949, "Sackett Irene wid Harris r 1175 Capitol av."
  8. 1910 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T624_129; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0053; FHL microfilm: 1374142
    Beardsley St, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 20 Apr 1910
    Sackett, Harris, head, 38, m. 17y, b. Russ Yiddish, father b. Russ Yiddish, mother b. Russ Yiddish, immigrated 1897, naturalized, tailor, shop
    Sackett, Irene, wife, 38, m. 17y, 6 ch, 3 living, b. Russ Yiddish, father b. Russ Yiddish, mother b. Russ Yiddish
    Sackett, Henrietta, dau, 14, b. Russ Yiddish, father b. Russ Yiddish, mother b. Russ Yiddish
    Sackett, Maxwell, son, 10, b. NY, father b. Russ Yiddish, mother b. Russ Yiddish
    Sackett, Helen, dau, 5, b. NY, father b. Russ Yiddish, mother b. Russ Yiddish.
  9. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, Bridgeport, Connecticut, City Directory.
  10. 1920 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T625_176; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 56
    French Street, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 10 Jan 1920
    Sackett, Irene, head, home rented, 48, wid, immigrated 1896, naturalized, b. Russia, father b. Russia, mother b. Russia
    Sackett, Max, son, 20, b. NY, father b. Russia, mother b. Russia, bookkeeper, cracker bakery
    Sackett, Helen, dau, 14, b. NY, father b. Russia, mother b. Russia.
    [Next door to Norman Postol]
  11. 1930 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: 255; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0040; FHL microfilm: 2339990
    Garfield Avenue, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 7 Apr 1930
    Sackett, Irene, head, home rented $10 pm, 59, wid, m. at 21, b. Russia, father b. Russia, mother b. Russia, immigrated 1897, alien.
  12. 1940 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: m-t0627-00531; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 9-74
    Capital Avenue, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 19 Apr 1940
    Postol, Norman, head, 47, b. Russia, 1935 same house, salesman owner, retail meat market
    Postol, Henrietta, wife, 44, b. Russia
    Postol, Hilda, dau, 24, b. CT, dental hygienist, private dentist
    Postol, Sidney, son, 21, b. CT
    Postol, Roslyn, dau, 20, b. CT, dental nurse, private dentist
    Postol, Natalie, dau, 17, b. CT
    Postol, Earl L, son, 12, b. CT
    Sackett, Irene, mother-in-law, 66, wid, b. Russia.
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Last Edited13 July 2018