George Henry Sackett

(1859-1939)
FatherGeorge Levi Sackett (1839-1916)
MotherAnn Ellen Nicholson (c 1840-)
George Henry Sackett, son of George Levi Sackett and Ann Ellen Nicholson, was born in Chicopee, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, on 15 December 1859.1 He died aged 79 in Springfield, Hampden CountyG, on 5 February 19392,3 and was buried at Paucatuck Cemetery, West Springfield, Hampden CountyG.4 He married in West SpringfieldG on 27 April 1880, Ellen Charles "Nellie" Grant, daughter of Charles Grant and Elizabeth ___.5,6 Ellen was born in CanadaG in January 1861.7,4 She died aged about 73 in 1934 and was buried at Paucatuck CemeteryG.4
     In 1860 George was living in Springfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, in the household of his parents George and Ann, and was recorded in the census as George L Sacket Jr, aged four months and born in Massachusetts.8
     In 1870 he was living in SpringfieldG in the household of his father George and stepmother Mary, and was recorded as Geo H Sackett, aged ten and born in Massachusetts.9
     In 1880 he was living in West SpringfieldG and was recorded as George H Sackett, a railroad fireman, head of household, aged 21. His wife Nellie, 19, was living with him.10
     In 1900 he was living at Cottage Street, West SpringfieldG, and was recorded as George H Sackett, a locomotive engineer, head of household. He owned his home on a mortgage. Living with him were his wife Ellen, 39, and their children, Charles, 17, and Elizabeth, aged 14.11
     George was a member of the Hampden lodge of freemasons from 9 June 1903.12
     In 1910 he was living at Cottage Street, West SpringfieldG, and was recorded as George H, a railroad engineer, head of household, aged 50. He owned his home free of mortgage. Living with him were his wife Ellen, 49, and his widowed father George L Sackett, aged 70. George Henry's daughter Elizabeth was living next door with her husband Murray Root and their daughter Doris.13
     In 1920 he was living at Cottage Street, West SpringfieldG, and was recorded as H George Sackett, a railroad engineer, head of household, aged 60. His wife Ellen, 59, was living with him.14
     In 1930 he was living at Cottage Street, West SpringfieldG, and was recorded as George H Sackett, head of household, aged 70. He owned his home. His wife Ellen, 69, was living with him.15
Sackett family grave, Paucatuck Cemetery, West Springfield, Massachusetts
(Src: Find A Grave, Anne Woods)

Children of George Henry Sackett and Ellen Charles "Nellie" Grant


SACKETT—At Wesson Memorial Hospital, the 5th, George H. Sackett, 79, of 42 Cottage street, West Springfield, retired engineer, B. & A. railroad. Funeral will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd in West Springfield, Wednesday at 2:30. Mr. Sackett may be seen at the Merrill parlors until noon Wednesday.

Springfield Republican, Springfield, Massachusetts, 6 Feb 1939

GEORGE H. SACKETT, RAILROAD MAN, DEAD
Retired B. & A. Engineer Was Member of Masons and Odd Fellows
George H. Sackett, 79, of 42 Cottage street, West Springfield, retired veteran of 51 years service as an engineer and fireman with the Boston & Albany railroad, died yesterday at Wesson Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
He was born in Chicopee, but had lived in West Springfield for 65 years. He began his service with the railroad in 1877 as a fireman for his engineer-father, and was promoted to an engineer berth four years later. He retired 10 years ago.
Mr. Sackett was a member of the Hampden lodge of Masons, the Craft club, Amity lodge of Odd Fellows and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He leaves one granddaughter, Mrs. Doris Hendrickson; one grandson, Grant Sackett, and two great-grandchildren, all of West Springfield.
The funeral will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd, of which Mr. Sackett was a member, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. Burial will be in Tatham cemetery. The body may be seen at the Morrill funeral parlors until noon Wednesday.

Springfield Republican, Springfield, Massachusetts, 6 Feb 1939, p 4.

Sackett line8th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
See alsoThurmon King's Database, 11308
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Grant Werner.

 Notes & Citations

  1. "Massachusetts, Town and Vital records, 1620–1988", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, George, b. Chicopee, 15 Dec 1859, parents George & Ellen Sackett, residence Center, father a laborer b. Northampton, mother b. Bloomfield, NJ."
  2. Mason's membership record.
  3. "Massachusetts, Death Index, 1901–1980", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, George H, Springfield, 1939. 79:36."
  4. Website Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com).
  5. Vital Records, West Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, v316, p436, marriage, "1880 April 27, George H Sackett, 21, first m., of W. Springfield, fireman, b. Chicopee, s. George L & Nellie, & Ellen Charles Grant, 19, first m., of East Cambridge, b. Canada, d. Charles & Elizabeth. Married by Rev A W G Allen, Epis. Theol. School, Cambridge."
  6. Vital Records, Cambridge, Massachusetts, v317, p56, marriage, "1880 April 27, George H Sackett, of West Springfield, 21, fireman, b. Chicopee, s. George L & Nellie, & Ellen Charles Grant, of Cambridge, 19, b. Canada, d. Charles & Elizabeth. Married by A V G Allen, Prof. Epis. Theol. Sem."
  7. Census.
  8. 1860 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Page 229, FHL film 803503
    Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, 17 Jul 1860
    Sacket, George L, 22, fireman, personal estate $300, b. MA
    Sacket, A E, 20, b. NJ
    Sacket, George L Jr, 4/12, b. MA
    James, Fran M, 19, machinist, b. VT.
  9. 1870 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll M593_618, p 92A, FHL film 552117
    Springfield Ward 2, Hampden, Massachusetts, 15 Jul 1870
    Sackett, Geo L, 30, machinist, b. MA
    Sackett, Mary A, 28, keeping house, b. MA
    Sackett, Geo H, 10, at school, b. MA
    Holmes, George, 37, carriage maker, b. MA.
  10. 1880 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll 535, p 88C, Enumeration District 297
    West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, 5 Jun 1880
    Sackett, George H, head, 21, RR fireman, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. CT
    Sackett, Nellie C, wife, 19, keeping house, b. Canada, father b. Canada, mother b. Canada.
  11. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Page 1, Enumeration District 0611, FHL microfilm 1240653
    Cottage Street, West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, 1 Jun 1900
    Sackett, George H, head, b. Dec 1860, 39, m. 20y, locomotive engineer, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA, home owned on mortgage
    Sackett, Ellen C, wife, b. Jan 1861, 39, m. 20y, 2 ch, both living, b. Canada, father b. Canada, mother b. Canada
    Sackett, Charles A, son, b. Sep 1882, 17, machinist typewriter, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. Canada
    Sackett, Elizabeth M, daughter, b. Nov 1885, 14, at school, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. Canada.
  12. New England Historic Genealogical Society, "Massachusetts: Grand Lodge of Masons Membership Cards, 1733–1990", digital image, American Ancestors, "Sackett, George Henry, res. W. Springfield, occ. loco engineer, nativity 1860-12-15 Chicopee, lodge Hampden, initiated 1903-6-9, passed 1903-8-4, raised 1903-10-20, membership 1903-10-20, dec'd 1939-2-5."
  13. 1910 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll T624_591, p 26B, Enumeration District 0671, FHL microfilm 1374604
    Cottage Street, West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, 2 May 1910
    Sackett, George H, head, 50, m1. 30y, engineer, railroad, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA, home owned free of mortgage
    Sackett, Ellen C, wife, 49, m1. 30y, b. Canada, father b. Canada, mother b. Canada
    Sackett, George L, father, 70, wd, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA.
    [Next door to Murry J Root]
  14. 1920 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll T625_699, p 17B, Enumeration District 188
    Cottage Street, West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, 14 Jan 1920
    Sackett, H George, head, 60, engineer, railroad, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA, home owned
    Sackett, C Ellen, wife, 59, b. Canada, father b. Canada, mother b. Canada.
    [Next door to Murray J Root]
  15. 1930 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Page 22A, Enumeration District 0195, FHL microfilm 2340643
    Cottage Street, West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, 25 Apr 1930
    Sackett, George H, head, 70, m. at 20, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA, home owned, $5500
    Sackett, Ellen C, wife, 69, m. at 19, b. Canada English, father b. Canada English, mother b. Canada English.
    [Next door to Murray Root]
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