Walter Morgan Sackett

(1885-1975)
FatherDuane G Sackett (1854-)
MotherFrances A Wilcox (-1888)
Walter Morgan Sackett, son of Duane G Sackett and Frances A Wilcox, was born in Ashville, Chautauqua County, New York StateG, on 5 December 1885.1,2 He died aged 89 at St Luke's Hospital, Columbus, Polk County, North CarolinaG, on 13 April 19753,4,5 and was buried at Polk Memorial Gardens, ColumbusG, on 16 April 1975.2 He married on 4 November 1922, Ruth G Porter.3
     In 1900 Walter was living at Becker Road, Portland, Chautauqua County, New York StateG, and was recorded in the census as Walter M Sackett, a schoolboy, aged 14 and born in New York. He and his sister Florence, 18, were living as boarders in the household of their widowed grandfather Edson Wilcox and unmarried aunt Ester Wilcox.6
     In 1910 he was living at Center Street, Pomfret, Chautauqua CountyG, in the household of his father Duane and stepmother Esther, and was recorded as Walter M Sackett, a travelling salesman, aged 24 and born in New York.7
     Walter Sackett served in the US Army during the First World War. He was called to service in the rank of Captain on 15 August 1917. He was posted to France in June 1918, promoted Major in November 1918, and completed his overseas posting in May 1919 before being discharged in June of that year.8
     In 1920 he was living at Park Avenue, Rochester, Monroe County, New York StateG, in the household of his sister Florence and her husband Henry Weiler, and was recorded as Walter M Sackett, a travelling salesman (lithographic), unmarried, aged 34 and born in New York.9
     In 1930 he was living at Kilbourne Road, Pittsford, Monroe County, New York StateG, and was recorded as Walter M Sackett, an advertising manager in a lithographic business, head of household, aged 44 and born in New York. He owned his home and was a veteran of the World War. Living with him were his wife Ruth, 32, and their children, Walter Jr, 4, and David, aged two. Also in the household were two female servants.10
     In 1940 he was living at Forest Avenue, Evanston, Cook County, IllinoisG, and was recorded as Walter Sackett, a print sales manager, head of household, married, aged 54 and born in New York. He rented his house. Living with him were his wife Ruth, 42, and their children, Walter Jr, 14, David, 12, Richard, 9, and Virginia, aged five. There was also a female servant in the household.11
     He completed a World War II draft registration card in 1942. He was then aged 56 and was employed by R R Donnelley & Sons Company in Chicago. He was living at 1218 Forest Avenue, Evanston, Cook County, IllinoisG, with his wife Elizabeth.12

Children of Walter Morgan Sackett and Ruth G Porter

See alsoThurmon King's Database, 8827
Sackett Family Association descendants
Julianne DuBois and Melissa Stanislaw.
Appears inSacketts in the Military
ChartsLine 4 (American)

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "10797. Walter M. Sackett, b. Dec. 5, 1885."
  2. Death record.
  3. Email from Julianne DuBois to Chris Sackett, Oct 2013.
  4. US Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index", database, American Ancestors, "Walter Sackett, b. Dec 5, 1885, d. Apr, 1975, SSN 344-09-0794 issued IL, residence Tryon, North Carolina, 28782, county Polk."
  5. "North Carolina Death Certificates 1909–1975", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Walter Morgan Sackett, d. 4/13/75, b. New York 12/5/85, age 89, d. St Luke's Hospital, Columbus, Polk County, res Tryon, Polk, N Car, street address Oak Hall Hotel, widowed, SS no 344-09-0794, occ Gen Sales Mgr, paper business, father Duane G Sackett, mother Frankie Wilcox, informant Horace Smith, PO Box 1000, Tryon, NC 28782, cause gastrointestinal bleeding, other diabetes, burial 4/16/75 Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbus, N Car, funeral home McFarland Funeral Chapel Inc, Tryon, NC."
  6. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll 1015, p. 12B, Enumeration District 0122, FHL microfilm 1241015
    Becker Road, Portland Township, Chautauqua County, New York
    Wilcox, Edson, head, b. Jul 1824, 75, wid, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY, farmer, farm rented
    Wilcox, Ester S, dau, b. Feb 1862, 38, single, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Sackett, Florence A, boarder, b. May 1882, 18, single, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY, at school
    Sackett, Walter M, boarder, b. Dec 1885, 14, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY, at school.
  7. 1910 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, T624_930, p. 1B, Enumeration District 0173, FHL microfilm 1374943
    Center Street, Pomfret Town, Chautauqua County, New York
    Sackett, Duane G, head, 56, marriage 3, b. OH, father b. NY, mother b. NY, agent, insurance, house owned free of mortgage
    Sackett, Ester L, wife, 48, marriage 1, m. 6y, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Smith, Lydia, boarder, 75, single, b. NY, father b. MA, mother b. MA
    Weiler, Henry Jr, boarder, 29, marriage 1, m. 2y, b. NY, father b. Germany, mother b. Germany, laborer, selling post cards
    Weiler, Florence A, boarder, 27, marriage 1, 2y, b. NY, father b. OH, mother b. NY
    Sackett, Walter M, boarder, 24, single, b. NY, father b. OH, mother b. NY, traveling salesman, post cards
    Bender, Eva E, servant, 26, single, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. England, laborer, housework.
  8. "New York, Abstracts of World War I Military Service, 1917–1919", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Walter Morgan, white, res 40 Temple St, Fredonia, New York, b. Ashville, NY, Dec 5/1885; called to service as Capt FA Aug 15/17 Fr CL, Ft Harrison, Ind, training camp; promotions Maj Nov 3/18; assignments 324 FA to–; Casual to disch.; principal stations Chillicothe, O Cp Mills, NY; AEF; Cp Sherman, O.; engagements None; served overseas June 11/18 to May 22/19; hon disch June 20/19."
  9. 1920 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, T625_1123, p. 5B, Enumeration District 251, Image 438
    Park Avenue, Rochester, Monroe County, New York
    Weiler, Henry, head, home rented, 40, married, b. NY, father b. Germany, mother b. Germany, sales manager, lithograph
    Weiler, Florence, wife, 37, b. NY, father b. OH, mother b. NY
    Weiler, Robert J, son, 6, at school, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Sackett, Walter M, bro-in-law, 34, single, b. NY, father b. OH, mother b. NY, travelling salesman, lithographic
    Motz, Marjorie, servant, 23, single, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY, housework, private family.
  10. 1930 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll 1448, p. 16A, Enumeration District 250, image 214.0, FHL microfilm 2341183
    Kilbourne Road, Pittsford Township, Monroe County, New York
    Sackett, Walter M, head, home owned, value $20,000, 44, m. at 37, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY, advertising manager, lithographic, veteran WW
    Sackett, Ruth P, wife, 32, m. at 25, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA
    Sackett, Walter M Jr, son, 4 11/12, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. MA
    Sackett, David P, son, 2 3/12, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. MA
    Lapham, Frances A, servant, 46, m. at 20, b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. MI, servant, private family
    Travis, Nellie M, servant, 24, single, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA, servant, private family.
  11. 1940 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll T627_778, p. 7B, Enumeration District 16-178
    Forest, Evanston Township, Cook, Illinois
    Home rented, $150
    Sackett, Walter, head, 54, married, b. NY, sales mgr, printing, income $5,000+
    Sackett, Ruth, wife, 42, b. MA
    Sackett, Walter Jr, son, 14, b. NY
    Sackett, David, son, 12, b. NY
    Sackett, Richard, son, 9, b. NY
    Sackett, Virginia, dau, 5, b. IL
    Basch, Harriett, maid, 24, b. WI, servant, private home.
  12. "US World War II draft registration cards 1942", digital image, Ancestry.com, Illinois, series M2097, roll 252, "Serial no. U1249, Walter Morgan Sackett, 1218 Forest Ave, Evanston, Cook, Illinois, tel Uni2331, age 56, b. Ashville, New York, 5 Dec 1885, nok Mrs Walter M Sackett, 1218 Forest Ave, employer R R Donnelley & Sons Co, 350 E 22nd St, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, ht 5' 11½", wt 170, eyes gray, hair gray, complexion light, scar on right elbow."
Generation.Tree10797.10R.4
Sackett line6th great-grandson of John Sackett of New Haven
Last Edited12 March 2018