Flora Susannah Sackett
|Father||Homer Sacket (1801-1871)|
|Mother||Flora Skiff (1808-1859)|
In 1850 Flora was living in Warren, Litchfield CountyG, and was recorded in the census as Flora Sackett, aged three and born in Connecticut. She was living with her parents Homer and Flora in the household of her grandparents Homer and Sarah.4
In 1880 Flora was living at Watertown, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, in the household of her husband Isaac Russell, a dentist, and was recorded in the census as Flora Russell, a housewife, aged 33 and born in Connecticut. Living with them were their children, Annie, 9, and Homer, aged six. There was also a female servant in the household.5
In 1900 she was living at 43 Hillside Avenue, Waterbury, New Haven County, ConnecticutG, in the household of her husband Isaac, 65, and was recorded as Flora S Russell, aged 53 and born in Connecticut. Living with them were their unmarried children, Homer, 26, and Florence, 17. Also in the household were their married daughter Annie, 29, Annie's husband R William Hampson, 31, and their son Edmund, aged five.6
Two of her brothers served in the Civil War and wrote letters home to her.
She was deeply connected to the Congregational Church. She must have been concerned with community and individual well-being as indicated by the goals of her association with the Waterbury Women's Club and The Central Band of King's Daughters. In 1888 she and her daughter Annie helped to found the latter organization with the motto "Bear Ye One Another's Burdens."
Flora was petite and soft spoken and ill with arthritis for many years. Her husband, dentist Isaac Newton Russell, died 31 years before her creating a straightened financial situation. Her home at 43 Hillside in Waterbury remained in the family for 59 years. After her death her live-in helper married Flora's son, Homer, who continued to live in the home until his death. Several lovely items from the home remain in the family.
—Anne Murray, Port Angeles, Washington, June 2012
Children of Flora Susannah Sackett and Isaac Newton Russell
|Sackett line||7th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet|
|Charts||Line 3a (American)|
Descendants of Homer Sackett
Notes & Citations
- Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "3942. Flora S. Sacket, b. May 4, 1847."
- Emails from Anne Murray to Chris Sackett, May 2009, birthplace.
- Emails from Anne Murray to Chris Sackett, May 2009.
- 1850 US census, database, LDS, FamilySearch, Roll M432_43, p. 85
Warren, Litchfield, Connecticut
Sackett, Homer, 85, m, farmer, b. CT
Sackett, Sarah, 81, f, b. CT
Sackett, Homer Jr., 48, m, farmer, b. CT
Sackett, Flora, 42, f, b. CT
Sackett, Edward, 14, m, b. CT
Sackett, Homer S., 11, m, b. CT
Sackett, Augustine, 9, m, b. CT
Sackett, Flora J., 3, f, b. CT
Hogan, John, 22, m, laborer, b. IRE
Pratt, James, 21, m, laborer, b. IRE
Kerney, Margaret, 18, f, b. IRE.
- 1880 US census, database, LDS, FamilySearch, NA film T9-0101, p 480D,
"Watertown, Litchfield, Connecticut
Isaac Russell, head, married, 45, b. CT, dentist, father b. CT, mother b. CT
Flora Russell, wife, 33, b. CT, keeping house, father b. CT, mother b. CT
Annie Russell, dau, 9, b. CT, attended school, father b. CT, mother b. CT
Homer S. Russell, son, 6, b. CT, attended school, father b. CT, mother b. CT
Kate Barlow, other, single, white, 18, b. CT, servant, father b. CT, mother b. CT."
- 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll 148, p. 15B, Enumeration District 425, FHL microfilm 1240148
43 Hillside Avenue, Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, 9 Jun 1900
Russell, Isaac N, head, b. Nov 1834, 65, m. 31y, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT, dentist, house owned free of mortgage
Russell, Flora S, wife, b. May 1847, 53, m. 31y, 3 ch, all living, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT
Russell, Homer S, son, b. Feb 1874, 26, single, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT, billing clerk
Russell, Florence H, dau, b. Aug 1882, 17, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT, at college
Hampson, Annie R, dau, b. Dec 1870, 29, m. 6y, 1 ch, living, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT
Hampson, Edmund R, grandson, b. Jul 1894, 5, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT, at school
Hampson, R William, son-in-law, b. Jul 1868, 31, m. 6y, b. Eng, father b. Eng, mother b. Eng, immigrated 1884, naturalized, furniture dealer.
|Last Edited||28 July 2012|