Leonard Marvin Sackett

(1872-1954)
FatherAlbert Henry Sackett (1846-1927)
MotherIda May Snyder (1855-1920)
Leonard Marvin Sackett, son of Albert Henry Sackett and Ida May Snyder, was born in Eckford, Calhoun County, MichiganG, on 18 May 1872.1,2,3,4 He died aged 82 in Warsaw, Wyoming County, New York StateG, on 23 May 19545 and was buried at Union Cemetery, Scottsburg, Livingston CountyG.6,7 He married at the Methodist Episcopal Church, Scottsburg, Livingston CountyG, on 9 March 1893, Frances D "Fannie" Dunn, daughter of Daniel D Dunn and Adaline H ___.1,8 Frances was born in New York StateG in about 1871.9 She died aged 67 in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York StateG, on 7 April 194010 and was buried at Union Cemetery, ScottsburgG.6
     In 1880 Leonard was living in Murray, Orleans County, New York StateG, in the household of his parents Albert and Ida, and was recorded in the census as Leonard Sackett, aged seven. He was stated incorrectly to have been born in New York.11
     In 1905 he was living at Wawarsing, Ulster County, New York StateG, and was recorded as L M Sackett, a grocery salesman, head of household, aged 32. Living with him were his wife Frances, 32, and their children, Leland, 10, and Gertrude, aged one.12
     In 1910 he was living at Center Street, Geneseo, Livingston County, New York StateG, and was recorded as Leonard Sackett, proprietor of a general store, head of household, aged 38 and born in Michigan. He owned his home on a mortgage. Living with him were his wife Frances, 39, and their children, Leland, 15, and John, aged two.13
     In 1920 he was living at Center Street, GeneseoG, and was recorded as Leonard M Sackett, a decorator, head of household, aged 47. He owned his home on a mortgage. Living with him were his wife Frances, 49, who was working in a jam kitchen, and their children, Leland, 25, and John, aged twelve. Also in the household was Frances's unmarried sister Elisabeth Dunn, 47.14
     In 1930 he was living at Center Street, GeneseoG, and was recorded as Leonard M Sackett, a a building contractor, head of household, aged 58. He owned his home. Living with him were his wife Frances, 59, and their married son Leland, 35.15
     In the early 1920s Leonard established a business on the west side of Conesus Lake, a few miles from his home in Geneseo. He had a cottage there which he used in the summer. The business grew to include a boat livery, several cottages, a traditional country general store, and a gas station. The whole facility became known as Sackett's Harbor—not to be confused with the better-known village of Sackets Harbor on the shore of Lake Ontario.

8834. Leonard Marvin Sackett, 1872–, son of (5237) Albert H. and Ida May Snyder Sackett, was married, May 9, 1893, to Frances Dunn, daughter of Daniel Dunn and his wife Electa Colman, of Scottsbury, Livingston County, N. Y.
Children.
12260. Leland Dunn Sackett, b. Nov. 22, 1894.
12261. Gertrude Sackett, b. May 22, 1904.


Livingston.
—Last Thursday at Scottsburg took place the wedding of Fannie, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Dunn, and Leonard M. Sackett, of Conesus. The ceremony took place in the Methodist Episcopal Church and the ushers were Messrs. W. W. Boies, of Scottsburg, J. L. Brownell, of Honeoye Falls, Professor C. S. Williams, of Livonia Station, and H. Hiler, of Brockport. Mrs. J. B. Arnold presided at the organ. The best man was Fred Dunn, of Caledonia, and the bridesmaid was Miss Edith Herrick, of Dansville. Rev. J. B. Arnold, pastor of the church, performed the ceremony. After a reception and lunch at the bride's home the bridal couple left for a short wedding trip.

Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York, 11 Mar 1893, p 4.


Sackett—On Sunday, May 23, 1954, Leonard M. Sackett of 534 West Lake Rd., Geneseo, N.Y. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. William J. Dany [sic] of Bergen, N.Y; two sons, Leland D. of Geneseo, N.Y., and John V. of Syracuse, N.Y.
Friends may call at the Findlay Funeral Home, 129 Main St., Geneseo, N.Y., where Masonic service will be conducted Tuesday evening, May 25 at 8 o'clock and funeral service Thursday afternoon, May 27 at 2 o'clock. Interment Scottsburg Cemetery, Scottsburg, N.Y. The Reverend William H. Dilts officiating. Syracuse papers please copy.

Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York, 25 May 1954, p 24

Conesus Lake's L. M. Sackett Dies
The summer won't be quite the same at Conesus Lake this year. Leonard M. Sackett, known to cottagers past and present along the lake, died Sunday (May 23, 1954) following an extended period of poor health.
     About 50 years ago Mr. Sackett located at Conesus Lake and about 30 years ago opened up a business in what is now known as Sackett's Harbor on the west side of the lake. The business included a boat livery, cottages, an old-fashioned country general store, gasoline station, real estate and insurance.
     As one friend put it, "He was too busy for many hobbies." For years his store and other establishments were the center of activity for cottagers in the area. Until last year, when his health began to fail, Mr. Sackett personally ran the store.
     Only last week, Mr. Sackett returned to the lake after spending the winter with his son, John V. Sackett, in Syracuse. A few hours before his death, Mr. Sackett was taken to the Wyoming Community Hospital in Warsaw where he died.
     Mr. Sackett was born in Eckford, Mich., and attended Brockport Normal School (now Brockport State Teachers College). He held teaching posts in Geneseo and Conesus and at one time was principal of Margaretville High School as well as president of Margaretville Training School for Teachers.
     He was a member and past master of Margaretville Masonic Lodge, 389, and a member of the Odd Fellows. He was a charter member of Geneseo Grange.
     In addition to his son, John, Mr. Sackett is survived by another son, Leland D. Sackett of Geneseo, and a sister, Mrs. William J. Davy of Bergen.
     Masonic rites will be held at 8 p.m. today in the Findlay Funeral Home, Geneseo. Funeral services will be conducted there at 2 p.m. Thursday by the Rev. William H. Dilts, pastor of Geneseo Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Scottsburg Cemetery, Scottsburg.

Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York, 25 May 1954, p 19.


Mrs. Frances D. Sackett
The body of Mrs. Frances D. Sackett of Geneseo, who died Sunday at the home of her son, John V. Sackett, 161 Hope Avenue, was taken to Geneseo by Frank C. Snyder, funeral director, and the funeral will be held there at 2 P.M. Tuesday. The Rev. Joseph Sunter of Geneseo Presbyterian Church will officiate and burial will be in Scottsburg. Besides her son, who is head of the music department at Nottingham High School, Mrs. Sackett is survived by her husband, Leonard M. Sackett, and two other sons, Leland D. and John Sackett of Geneseo; a sister, Miss F. Elizabeth Dunn of Syracuse, and a brother, Benjamin H. Dunn of Albany.

Syracuse Herald-Journal, Syracuse, New York, 8 Apr 1940, p 22

Mrs. L. M. Sackett
Geneseo—Mrs. Frances D. Sackett, 69, wife of L. M. Sackett of Sackett's Harbor, Conesus Lake, died Sunday in Syracuse after a long illness.
     Mrs. Sackett was born in Scottsburg and was educated in Geneseo State Normal School following which she taught in Arkport and Napanoch high schools. In later years she assisted her husband in the operation of the Conesus Lake summer resort section, known as Sackett's Harbor.
     Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Leland D. Sackett, Conesus Lake, and John V. Sackett, Syracuse; a sister, F. Elizabeth Dunn, Syracuse, and a brother, Benjamin H. Dunn, Albany.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon in the mortuary in Geneseo. Interment will be in Scottsburg Cemetery.

Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York, 9 Apr 1940, p 30.

Children of Leonard Marvin Sackett and Frances D "Fannie" Dunn

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "8834. Leonard Marvin Sackett, b. Sept. 8, 1872; m. Frances Dunn."
  2. "Michigan Births 1867–1902", digital image, FamilySearch, "18 May 1872, Eckford, Calhoun, Michigan, Leonard M. Sackett, father Albert Sackett b. New York, school teacher, mother Ida Sackett b. New York."
  3. "U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936–2007", database, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Leonard Marvin, b. Eckford, Michigan, 8 Sep 1872, claim date 30 Apr 1951. 30 Apr 1951 listed as Leonard Marvin Sackett."
  4. The certified Return of Births for 1872 submitted to the Secretary of State of Michigan on 15 Aug 1873 gives Leonard's date of birth as 18 May 1872. The birth date of 8 Sep 1872, recorded by Weygant, presumably from correspondence with the family, and also as reported by Leonard himself in Social Security records, would appear to have been a deliberately delayed date to fit better with his parents marriage date of 2 Nov 1871. It seems likely that Leonard never knew his true date of birth.
  5. "New York, State Death Index, 1880–1956", digital image, FamilySearch, "Sackett, Leonard M, d. Warsaw, Wyoming, New York, 23 May 1954, age 82."
  6. Website Find A Grave.
  7. Obituary.
  8. "New York State, Marriage Index 1881–1967", digital image, Ancestry.com, "9 Mar 1893, Scottsburg, New York, Leonard M Sackett, certificate 4492."; "9 Mar 1893, Scottsburg, New York, Fannie D Dunn, certificate 4492."
  9. Census.
  10. "New York, State Death Index, 1880–1956", digital image, FamilySearch, "Sackett, Frances D, d. Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, 7 Apr 1940, age 67."
  11. 1880 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll 912, p 196B, Enumeration District 149
    Murray, Orleans, New York, 14 Jun 1880
    Sacket, Albert H., head, 34, produce merchant, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Sacket, Ida, wife, 25, keeping house, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Sacket, Leonard, son, 7, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Sacket, Robert, son, 2, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Sacket, Baby, daughter, 1/12, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY.
  12. 1905 New York state census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Wawarsing, Ulster, New York, 1 Jun 1905
    Sackett, L M, head, 32, b. US, salesman (grocery)
    Sackett, Frances, 32, b. US, housework
    Sackett, Leland D, 10, b. US, at school
    Sackett, Gertrude E, 1, b. US.
  13. 1910 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll T624_986, p 6B, Enumeration District 0043, FHL microfilm 1374999
    Center Street, Geneseo, Livingston, New York, 25 Apr 1910
    Sackett, Leonard, head, 38, m1. 17y, proprietor, general store, b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. NY, home owned on mortgage
    Sackett, Frances, wife, 39, m1. 17y, 3 ch, 2 living, b. NY, father b. MI, mother b. NY
    Sackett, Leland, son, 15, b. NY, father b. MI, mother b. NY
    Sackett, John, son, 2, b. NY, father b. MI, mother b. NY.
  14. 1920 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll T625_1118, p 17A, Enumeration District 43
    Center Street East, Geneseo, Livingston, New York, 17 Jan 1920
    Sackett, Leonard M, head, 47, decorator, b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. NY, home owned on mortgage
    Sackett, Frances D, wife, 49, day work, jams kitchen, b. NY, father b. MI, mother b. NY
    Sackett, Leland D, son, 25, auto mechanic, garage, b. NY, father b. MI, mother b. NY
    Sackett, John B, son, 12, none, b. NY, father b. MI, mother b. NY
    Dunn, F Elisabeth, sister-in-law, 47, single, dress maker, in private families, b. NY, father b. MI, mother b. NY.
  15. 1930 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Page 20A, Enumeration District 0006, FHL microfilm 2341180
    Center Street, Geneseo, Livingston, New York, undated
    Sackett, Leonard M, head, 58, m. at 20, contractor, building, b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. NY, home owned, $5,000
    Sackett, Frances D, wife, 59, m. at 21, b. NY, father b. MI, mother b. NY
    Sackett, Leland D, son, 35, m. at 27, contractor, permonet installation, b. NY, father b. MI, mother b. NY.
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