Mert Sellwyn Sackett1

(1877-1954)
FatherDaniel Webster Sackett (1853-1935)
MotherLua Louisa Burdick (c 1856-before 1920)
Mert Sellwyn Sackett, son of Daniel Webster Sackett and Lua Louisa Burdick, was born in IllinoisG on 14 September 1877.2,3 He died aged 76 on 10 June 1954 and was buried at Park Lawn Cemetery, Barry, Pike County, IllinoisG.3 He married in Pike CountyG on 29 June 1922, Cora Lulu Franklin, daughter of Marshall Nathan Franklin and Hattie Rose Harlow, and former wife of Mert's cousin Claude Thomas Sackett.4 Cora was born in Nebo, Pike County, IllinoisG, on 27 April 1893.5 She died aged 91 in Pittsfield, Pike CountyG, on 12 August 1984 and was buried at Park Lawn Cemetery, Barry, Pike CountyG.3
     In 1880 Mert was living in Hadley, Pike County, IllinoisG, in the household of his parents Daniel and Lua, and was recorded in the census as Mirt Sackett, aged two and born in Illinois.6
     In 1900 he was living in Hadley, Pike County, IllinoisG, in the household of his parents Daniel and Lua, and was recorded as Myrt S Sackett, a farm laborer, aged 22, single.7
     In 1910 he was living in HadleyG in the household of his parents Daniel and Lua, and was recorded as Mert S Sackett, a farmer on the home farm, aged 31, single.8
     Mert completed a World War I draft registration card on 12 September 1918. He was aged 40 and was a self-employed farmer living at Baylis, Pike County, IllinoisG.9
     In 1920 he was living in HadleyG in the household of his widowed father Daniel, and was recorded as Mert S Sackett, a section hand on the railroad, aged 43, single.10
     In 1930 he was living in New Salem, Pike County, IllinoisG, and was recorded as Mert D Sackett, a farmer, head of household, aged 52. He rented his home. Living with him were his wife Cora, 36, Cora's children, Russel, 18, Lacy, 15, and Annabell, aged 12, and his and Cora's children, Hattie, 7, twins Willis and Willard, 4, Mary, 2, and Lulu, aged two months.11
     Mert completed a World War II draft registration card in 1942 (assumed date). He was stated to be 54 but would have been 64 and was a self-employed farmer. He was living in New Salem, Pike CountyG, with his wife Cora.12
Mert Sellwyn Sackett (1877–1954), Park Lawn Cemetery, Barry, Illinois
(Src: Find A Grave, Donna Barnes)

Children of Mert Sellwyn Sackett and Cora Lulu Franklin

Sackett Family Association descendants
Elizabeth Hoening.
ChartsLine 3a (American)

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, not recorded.
  2. Email from Elizabeth Hoening to Sackett List, September 2007.
  3. Website Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com).
  4. "Illinois, County Marriages, 1800–1940", database, Ancestry.com, "29 Jun 1922, Pike County, IL, Mert Sackett & Cora Sackett."
  5. Thurmon King's database.
  6. 1880 US census, database, LDS, FamilySearch, NA T9-0242/482C
    Hadley, Pike, Illinois
    Daniel SACKETT, head, married, 26, b. IL, farmer, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Lua SACKETT, wife, 23, b. IL, keeping house, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Mirt SACKETT, son, 2, b. IL, at home, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    Almeron SACKETT, son, 1, b. IL, at home, father b. IL, mother b. IL.
  7. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: 337; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0116; FHL microfilm: 1240337
    Hadley, Pike County, Illinois, 2 Jun 1900
    Sackett, Daniel, head, b. Mar 1852, 48, m. 22y, b. IL, father b. NY, mother b. IL, farmer
    Sackett, Lua L, wife, b. Jan 1857, 43, m. 22y, 12 ch, 7 living, b. IL, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Sackett, Myrt S, son, b. Sep 1888, 22, single, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL, farm laborer
    Sackett, Joaham A, son, b. Jun 1879, 20, single, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL, farm laborer
    Sackett, Wallace E, son, b. Jul 1883, 16, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL, farm laborer
    Sackett, James A, son, b. Apr 1885, 15, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL, farm laborer
    Sackett, Johnthan H, son, b. Jun 1895, 4, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    Sackett, Dewey S, son, b. Jul 1897, 2, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL.
  8. 1910 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T624_318; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0130; FHL microfilm: 1374331
    Hadley, Pike County, Illinois, 9 May 1910
    Sackett, Daniel, head, 57, m1. 32y, b. IL, father b. NY, mother b. OH, farmer, general farm, own account, home owned on mortgage
    Sackett, Louisa, wife, 53, m1. 32y, 10 ch, 6 living, b. IL, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Sackett, Mert S, son, 31, single, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL, farmer, home farm
    Sackett, Jonathon M, son, 30, single, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL, farmer, home farm
    Sackett, John H, son, 15, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    Sackett, Dewey S, son, 12, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL.
  9. "US, World War I draft registrations records 1917–1918", digital image, FamilySearch, Illinois, Baylis, Pike. Roll 263. Draft Board not readable.
    "Serial no. 897, Mert Sellwyn Sackett of R.F.D.2, Baylis, Pike, Ill, age 40, b. 14 Sep 1877, white, native born, farmer, self, n.o.k. Daniel Webster Sackett, R.F.D.2, Baylis, Pike, Ill. Registrant: med ht, med build, blue eyes, d. brown hair, blind right eye. Reg 12 Sep 1918."
  10. 1920 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T625_401; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 159; Image: 225
    Farm, Hadley, Pike County, Illinois, 15 Jan 1920
    Sackett, Daniel W, head, home owned on mortgage, 66, wid, b. IL, father b. NY, mother b. OH, farmer, general farm, employer
    Sackett, Mert S, son, 43, single, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL, section hand, railroad, worker
    Sackett, Josephtham A, son, 41, single, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL, farm laborer, general farm, worker
    Sackett, Johnathan, son, 25, single, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL, farm laborer, home farm
    Sackett, Dewey S, son, 22, single, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL, section hand, railroad, worker.
  11. 1930 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0028; FHL microfilm: 2340286
    New Salem, Pike County, Illinois, 19 Apr 1930
    Sackett, Mert D, head, home rented, 52, m. at 44, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL, farmer, general farm
    Sackett, Cora L, wife, 36, m. at 19, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    Sackett, Russel E, stepson, 18, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    Sackett, Lacy L, stepson, 15, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    Sackett, Annabell, stepdau, 12, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    Sackett, Hattie L, dau, 7, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    Sackett, Willis W, son, 4 9/12, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    Sackett, Willard W, son, 4 9/12, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    Sackett, Mary D, dau, 2 5/12, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    Sackett, Lulu M, dau, 2/12, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL.
  12. "US World War II draft registration cards 1942", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Serial U958, Mert Sylvan [sic] Sackett, New Salem, Pike County, IL, age 54 [sic]: 64], b. Hadley Twp, Pike County, 14 Sep 1877, self-employed, farmer, contact Mrs Cora Sackett, New Salem, race white, ht 5' 6", eyes blue, wt 135, hair black, complexion dark. Reg. Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois, [assume Apr 1942]."
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Last Edited1 December 2018