George William Sackett

(1859-1905)
FatherSabina Sackett (1828-1909)
MotherMartha Elizabeth Hill (1838-1920)
George William Sackett, son of Sabina Sackett and Martha Elizabeth Hill, was born in McLean County, IllinoisG, on 16 December 1859.1,2 He died by suicide aged 45 in Colfax, McLean CountyG, on 29 November 1905.2 He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Arrowsmith, McLean County, IllinoisG.3 He married in McLean CountyG, on 23 September 1886, Zelia A Freed.4 Zelia was born in Lewistown, Fulton County, IllinoisG, on 5 December 1861.3 After William's death, Zelia married second in 30 June 1921 William F Liestman.3 Zelia died in Bloomington, McLean County, IllinoisG, on 19 September 1932 and was buried at Greenwood Cemetery, ArrowsmithG.3
     In 1870 George was living in Arrowsmith, McLean County, IllinoisG, in the household of his parents Sabina and Martha, and was recorded in the census as George Sackett, aged ten and born in Illinois.5
     In 1880 he was living in Arrowsmith, McLean CountyG, in the household of his parents Sabina and Martha, and was recorded as George W Sackett, aged 20.6
     In 1900 he was living at Wood Street, Martin, McLean CountyG, and was recorded as George Sackett, a carpenter, head of household, aged 40. He owned his home on a mortgage. Living with him were his wife Zelia, and their children, Plumah, 10, Paul, 5, and a two-month-old unnamed son.7
     In 1910 George's widow Zelia was living at West Harrison Street, Martin, McLean CountyG, and was recorded in the census as Zelia A Sackett, a nurse, head of household, a widow, aged 48. She owned her home on a mortgage. Living with her were her son Paul, 15, and her married daughter Plumah, 20, with her husband Frank, 22, and their one-year-old son Kenneth.8
     Zelia moved before 1913 to Bloomington, McLean County, IllinoisG where she was listed in the city directory from 1913 to 1919. Her son Paul was living with her during those years.9
George W Sackett (1859–1905), Greenwood Cemetery, Arrowsmith, Illinois
(Src: Find A Grave, Bob & Nancy Cannon)

Children of George William Sackett and Zelia A Freed

ChartsThomas Sackett of Hopewell NJ descendant chart

 Notes & Citations

  1. Census.
  2. Thurmon King's database.
  3. Website Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com).
  4. "Illinois, Marriage Index, 1860–1920", database, Ancestry.com, "23 Sep 1886, McLean, Illinois, George W Sackett & Zelia A Freed."
  5. 1870 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: M593_258; Page: 20A; Family History Library Film: 545758
    Arrowsmith, McLean County, Illinois, 26 Jul 1870
    Sackett, Sabina, 41, farmer, real estate $6,400, personal estate $1,000, b. OH
    Sackett, Martha, 31, keeping house, b. IL
    Sackett, William, 12, b. IL
    Sackett, George, 10, b. IL
    Sackett, Effa M, 2, b. IL
    Sackett, Anonymous, 1/12, male, b. IL, b. May.
  6. 1880 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: 231; Page: 565A; Enumeration District: 180
    Arrowsmith, McLean County, Illinois
    Sackett, Sabina, head, 52, married, farmer, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. NY
    Sackett, Martha, wife, 42, keeping house, b. IL, father b. KY, mother b. OH
    Sackett, George W, son, 20, b. IL, father b. OH, mother b. IL
    Sackett, Mary, dau, 12, at school, b. IL, father b. OH, mother b. IL
    Sackett, Irwin, son, 10, at school, b. IL, father b. OH, mother b. IL
    Sackett, Seth, son, 8, at school, b. IL, father b. OH, mother b. IL.
  7. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Page: 12; Enumeration District: 0112; FHL microfilm: 1240322
    Wood Street, Martin, McLean, Illinois, 9 Jun 1900
    Sackett, George, head, b. Dec 1859, 40, m1. 14y, b. IL, father b. OH, mother b. IL, carpenter, home owned on mortgage
    Sackett, Zelia, wife, b. Dec 1861, 38, m. 14y, 6 ch, 4 living, b. IL, father b. VA, mother b. VA
    Sackett, Plumah, dau, b. Mar 1890, 10, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    Sackett, Paul, son, b. Mar 1895, 5, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    Sackett, Baby, son, b. Mar 1900, 2/12, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL.
  8. 1910 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T624_305; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0111; FHL microfilm: 1374318
    West Harrison St, Martin, McLean County, Illinois, 15 Apr 1910
    Sackett, Zelia A, head, 48, wid, 6 ch, 3 living, b. IL, father b. VA, mother b. VA, nursing, private family, home owned on mortgage
    Hutson, Pluma M, dau, 20, m1. 1y, 1 ch, living, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    Hutson, Frank, son-in-law, 22, m1. 1y, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL, laborer, farm
    Hutson, Kenneth P, grandson, 1 2/12, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    Sackett, Paul, son, 15, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL, waiter, restaurant.
  9. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, Bloomington, Illinois, City Directory, 1913, "Sackett Zelia (wid George) r 301 S Low."; 1915, "Sackett Zela A (wid Geo W), r 203½ S Center."; 1917, "Sackett Zelia A (wid George) r 306 S Center."; 1919, "Sackett Zelia A (wid George) r 306 S Center."
Reference10R.7
Last Edited1 September 2018