Sylvia Martha Sackett

FatherWilliam George Sackett (1869-1960)
MotherMary Jane Eliza McLean1 (1871-1928)
Sylvia Martha Sackett (1889–1985)
(Src: Heather Jones)
Sylvia Martha Sackett, daughter of William George Sackett and Mary Jane Eliza McLean, was born in Egremont, Grey County, Ontario, CanadaG, on 20 October 1889.2 She was registered at birth as Martha Sylvia but changed to Sylvia Martha when a young girl. She died aged 95 in Bolton, Peel Regional Municipality, OntarioG, on 22 June 1985.3 She is named on her husband's gravestone at St John's Cemetery, Mono, Dufferin County, OntarioG.3 She married in Toronto, York County, Ontario, CanadaG, on 9 September 1908, James Edward Howatt, a carpenter, son of Richard Howatt and Eliza Lee.4 James was born in OntarioG on 14 November 1881.5 He died aged 75 in Orangeville, Dufferin County, OntarioG, on 7 April 1957 and was buried at St John's Cemetery, MonoG.3
     In 1891 Sylvia was living in Proton, Grey East, OntarioG, in the household of her parents William and Mary, and was recorded in the census as Martha S Sacket, aged one and born in Ontario.6
     In 1901 Sylvia was living in Egremont, Grey South, OntarioG, in the household of her parents William and Mary, and was recorded in the census as Sylva M Sackett, aged 11, born 20 October 1889.1
     In 1911 she was living in TorontoG in the household of her husband James Howett, 28, a carpenter, and was recorded as Selina? Howett, aged 21. Her sister Olive, 18, was living with them.7
     In 1921 she was living at 229 Maria Road, Weston, OntarioG, in the household of her husband James, 38, a carpenter, and was recorded as Sylvia Howitt, aged 31. Living with them were their children, Eileen, 11, Newton, 9, Roy, 7, and Ivan, aged six.8

Howatt, Sylvia Martha (Sackett)
Peacefully at King Nursing Home, Bolton on Saturday, June 22, 1985, Sylvia Martha Sackett, in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late James Edward Howatt and dear mother of Eileen (Mrs. Palmer Barton), Milton; Newton, Weston; Roy, Georgetown; Bruce, Stroud and predeceased by Ivan. Fondly remembered by 6 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Gordon, Sunderland; Lawrence, Hazel (Mrs. Lawrence Barton) and Etta Littler all of Toronto.
     Funeral service was held at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S., Bolton on Monday, June 24 at 2:00 o’clock followed by cremation.

Caledon Citizen, Bolton, Ontario, 26 Jun 1985, p 9.

Howatt gravestone naming Sylvia Sackett, St John's Cemetery, Mono, Ontario
(Src: Find A Grave, Sheila Davidson)

Children of Sylvia Martha Sackett and James Edward Howatt

 Notes & Citations

  1. 1901 Canada census
    Egremont, Grey (South), Ontario
    William Sackett, head, married, 31, b. 20 Dec 1869
    Mary Sackett, wife, 30, b. 26 Mar 1871
    Sylva M Sackett, dau, 11, b. 20 Oct 1889
    Lilian Sackett, dau, 8, b. 8 Jun 1892
    Olive Sackett, dau, 7, b. 12 Sep 1893
    Gordon Sackett, son, 5, b. 6 Oct 1895
    Edna Sackett, dau, 2, b. 22 Nov 1898
    Alva E Sackett, dau, 1 month, b. 21 Feb 1901.
  2. "Ontario, Canada, Births, 1832–1914" (Ancestry image), "Egremont, Grey County, Ontario, 20 Oct 1889, Martha Sylvia Sackett, d. of Wm Sackett & Mary McLean, father a farmer, informant Wm Sackett, of Egremont, reg. 14 Apr 1890."
    "Statement of birth. Proton, Grey County. Sackett, Martha Sylvia, b. 20 Oct 1889, d. of William George Sackett & wife Mary Jane McLean, of Proton Twp, both Canadian citizens; father, 19, b. Ont, of Irish origin, woodman, lumbering; mother, 18, b. Ont, of Scottish origin, first child. Signed: Martha Sylvia Howatt, 29 Apr 1952."
  3. Find a Grave.
  4. "Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826–1938" (Ancestry image), "9 Sep 1908, at Toronto, York County, Ontario, James Edward Howatt, 25, of Toronto, b. Munro, Ont, bachelor, carpenter, Ch Eng, father Richard Howatt, mother Eliza Lee; to Sylvia Sackett, 18, of Toronto, b. Grey Co, Ont, spinster, Presby, father William Sackett, mother Mary McLean. License. Witnesses: John Howatt, of Toronto, Christina Dunbar, of Pomona, Ont."
  5. Gravestone.
  6. 1891 Canada census
    Roll T-6338, Family No 74
    Proton, Grey East, Ontario, 17 Apr 1891
    Sacket, William, 22, married, farm labourer, b. O, father b. O, mother b. O, C Presb
    Sacket, Mary, 20, wife, b. O, father b. Scotland, mother b. O, C Presb
    Sacket, Martha S, 1, dau, b. O, father b. O, mother b. O, C Presb.
  7. 1911 Canada census
    Page 4, Family No: 47
    Ward 6, Toronto West, Ontario
    Howett, James, head, b. Apr? 1883, 28, Ont, origin English, Canadian national, Anglican?, carpenter
    Sackett, Olive, sister-in-law, single, b. Sept 1892, 18, Ont, origin Irish, Canadian national, Presbyterian
    Howett, Selina, wife, b. Oct 1889, 21, origin Irish, Canadian national, Anglican.
  8. 1921 Canada census
    RG 31, folder 103, p 6
    229 Maria, Weston, York West, Ontario
    Howitt, James, head, 38, b. O, father b. Canada, mother b. Canada, carpenter
    Howitt, Sylvia, wife, 31, b. O, father b. O, mother b. O
    Howitt, Aileen, dau, 11, b. O, father b. O, mother b. O, student
    Howitt, Newton, son, 9, b. O, father b. O, mother b. O
    Howitt, Roy, son, 7, b. O, father b. O, mother b. O, student
    Howitt, Ivan, son, 6, b. O, father b. O, mother b. O, student.
Sackett line6th great-granddaughter of John Sackett of New Haven
ChartsLine 4 (American)
Descendants of William George Sackett
Last Edited30 Nov 2020

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