Ruth Helen Sackett

(1901-1997)
FatherMyer Sacofsky/Sackett (1874-1962)
MotherRebecca H Robinson (1879-1953)
Ruth Helen Sackett, daughter of Myer Sacofsky/Sackett and Rebecca H Robinson, was born in Providence, Rhode IslandG, on 15 October 1901.1 She died aged 95 in Los Angeles, CaliforniaG, on 8 May 1997.2 She married in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, ConnecticutG, on 22 August 1920, David Chalfin, son of Louis Chalfin and Molly Shenker. David was born in RussiaG on 2 October 1900.3 He died aged 91 in Los AngelesG, on 12 May 1992.4,5,6
     In 1905 Ruth was living at Osborn Street, Brooklyn, New York CityG, in the household of her parents Myer and Rebecca, and was recorded in the census as Ruth Sackett, aged four.7
     In 1910 she was living at 44 Highland Avenue, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, ConnecticutG, in the household of her parents Myer and Rebecca, and was recorded as Ruth Sackett, aged eight and born in Rhode Island.8
     In 1920 she was living at James Street, BridgeportG, in the household of her parents Myer and Rebecca, and was recorded as Ruth Sackett, a clerk, aged 18.9
     In 1930 she was living at Arlington Avenue, Brooklyn, New York CityG, in the household of her husband David, 32, an automobile sales manager, and was recorded as Ruth H Chalfin, aged 28. Their daughter Blanche, aged seven, was living with them.10
     David Chalfin became a US citizen on 14 June 1957. He had immigrated to the United States from Russia in 1908 and served in the US Army from 1916 to 1919. His petition for naturalization was witnessed by his wife Ruth and by Ruth's brother Benjamin. David and Ruth were living at 6404 Orange Street, Los Angeles, CaliforniaG in 1957, and Benjamin was living in the same street.11

Children of Ruth Helen Sackett and David Chalfin

ChartsLouis Sacofsky descendant chart

 Notes & Citations

  1. Father's naturalization papers give Ruth's date of birth as 25 Nov 1902. Husband David Chalfin's naturalization papers give Ruth's date of birth as 15 Oct 1902. SS death index has 15 Oct 1901.
  2. US Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index", database, American Ancestors, "Ruth H Chalfin, b. 15 Oct 1901, d. 8 May 1997, last res. 90048 Los Angeles, CA, SSN issued CT before 1951."
  3. Naturalization papers.
  4. "U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936–2007", database, Ancestry.com, "Chalfin, David, b. New York City, 2 Oct 1900, d. 12 May 1992, claim date 15 Dec 1965, father Louis Chalfin, mother Molly Shenker, US citizen, listed 25 Jul 1988 as David Chalfin."
  5. "California, Death Index, 1940–1997", database, Ancestry.com, "Chalfin, David, b. New York, 2 Oct 1901, d. Los Angeles, 12 May 1992."
  6. US Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index", database, American Ancestors, "Chalfin, David, b. 2 Oct 1899, d. 12 May 1992, last res. 90048 Los Angeles, CA, SSN issued CT before 1951."
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 1930 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: 1540; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 0478; FHL microfilm: 2341275
    Arlington Ave, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, 15 Apr 1930
    Chalfin, David, head, home rented $60 pm, 32, m. at 22, b. NY, father b. Rumania, mother b. Russia, sales manager, automobiles
    Chalfin, Ruth H, wife, 28, m. at 18, b. RI, father b. Russia, mother b. RI
    Chalfin, Blanche S, dau, 7, father b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. RI.
  11. "California, Federal Naturalization Records, 1843–1999", digital image, Ancestry.com.
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Last Edited13 July 2018