The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois, 2 May 1940, Thu, Page 5
William Sackett Dies at 82 Years
William H. Sackett, 82, died at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Walsh, 503 South Moore street. Mr. Sackett was a retired carpenter and had been in ill health for some time.
Funeral services will be held at home at 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Chester B. Grubb will officiate. Burial will be in Park Hill cemetery.
He was born Jan 15, 1858, near Bloomington. On Sept. 1, 1880, he was married in Normal to Addie Scoville who died Oct. 30, 1895. Three sons, an infant and Fay and Lucius D. Sackett and two daughters, Mrs. Lester Armstrong and Mrs. Pearl Downey, preceded him in death.
He is survived by a son, Guy W. Sackett, Anderson, Ind.; a daughter, Mrs. T. M. Walsh, Bloomington; two brothers, Irvin Sackett of Downs and Seth S. Sackett of Arrowsmith, and a sister Effie M. Doty, 923 West Moulton street. There are several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
[Researched and transcribed by Erin Dennis]