Wentworth W Sackett

(1840-1932)
FatherDelaney Sackett (between 1810 & 1820-before 1850)
MotherCharlotte Ann Phelps (c 1823-1897)
Wentworth W Sackett, son of Delaney Sackett and Charlotte Ann Phelps, was born in Dearborn County, IndianaG, on 17 May 1840.1 He died aged 92 in Cameron, Clinton County, MissouriG, on 2 June 1932 and was buried at Evergreen Cemetery, CameronG.2,3,4,5 He married in Decatur County, IndianaG, on 2 August 1870, Henrietta Stone, daughter of Daniel C Stone and Lucinda Lane.6,7 Henrietta was born in Kokomo, Howard County, IndianaG, on 2 August 1845.2 She died aged 87 in CameronG on 5 November 1932 and was buried at Evergreen Cemetery, CameronG.2,8
     There is doubt about the identity of Wentworth's parents. Wentworth was listed in the 1850 census in the household of Elijah and Charlotte Sacket. Charlotte had married Delaney Sackett in 1838, and it would seem most likely that they were his parents. Delaney's household in 1840 comprised one male 20-29, one female 15-19, and one male under five. These would match Delaney, his wife Charlotte, and son Wentworth. Sarah A Sacket, born 1848, also listed in the household in 1850 and assumed to be Wentworth's sister, is recorded at her marriage as the daughter of Delaney and Charlotte.
     Wentworth's census records suggest that the family had little knowledge of his parentage, the records stating variously that they were born in England (1900 census), in Germany (1910), in the USA (1920), and in Indiana (1930). His newspaper obituary states that his parents were Thomas and Mary Sackett. No evidence of this couple has been found and they would appear to be an imaginary construct. Entries on Wentworth's death certificate, informed by his son Herbert, have his parents as unknown.
     In 1850 Wentworth was living in Logan, Dearborn County, IndianaG, in the household of his mother Charlotte and (assumed) stepfather Elijah Sacket, and was recorded in the census as Wentworth Sacket, aged ten and born in Indiana.9
     Wentworth became a member of the Methodist Church in Greensburg, Decatur CountyG, on 7 March 1858.10
     Wentworth served the Union as a soldier during the American Civil War. Then living in Greensburg, Decatur CountyG, he enlisted in the 26th Independent Battery Indiana Light Artillery on 12 June 1861 and was mustered out at Indianapolis on 19 July 1865 in the rank of Sergeant.5,11,12,13
     According to his newspaper obituary, Wentworth removed from Indiana to Cameron, Missouri, in 1868, returning to Greenburg, Indiana, to marry Henrietta in 1870.
     In 1870 he was living in Cameron, Clinton CountyG, in the household of E Smithers, a merchant, and was recorded as W Sacket, a painter, aged 30 and born in Indiana. He owned real estate valued at $1,000.14
     There is an inconsistency in the date of Wentworth's marriage registration (assumed to mean the issuing of a license) in Greensburg, Indiana, on 30 July 1870 and his census listing, without Henrietta, 500 miles away in Cameron, Missouri, on 1 August 1870. It would seem likely that he had provided his census details before leaving Cameron for Greensburg, where he and Henrietta were married on 2 August. Henrietta had been enumerated in Marion, Decatur County, Indiana, on 25 June 1870 in the household of her parents D C and Lucinda Stone. She was then a schoolteacher, aged 23.15
     A record for Wentworth in the 1880 census has not been found. Henrietta, aged 32, was listed living in CameronG. Living with her were their children, Olive, 8, Ira, 5, and Gertrude, aged three. Also in the household was Henrietta's brother James Stone, 23.16
     In 1900 Wentworth was living at Chestnut Street, Shoal, Clinton CountyG, and was recorded in the census as Wentworth Sackett, a house painter, head of household, aged 59. Living with him were his wife Henrietta, 47, their son Herbert, 18, and Henrietta's widowed mother Lucinda Stone, 79. There were also six male boarders in the household.17
     In 1910 he was living at South Chestnut Street, Cameron, Clinton CountyG, and was recorded as Wentworth Sackett, a house painter, head of household, aged 69. Living with him were his wife Henrietta, 64, and their son Herbert.18
     In 1920 he was living at Chestnut Street, CameronG, and was recorded as Wentworth Sackett, a house painter, head of household, aged 79. Living with him were his wife Henrietta, 73, and their unmarried son Herbert, 35.19
     In 1930 he was living at South Chestnut Street, CameronG, and was recorded as Wentworth W Sackett, head of household, aged 92. Living with him were his wife Henrietta, 83, their son Ira, 54, and Ira's wife Gertrude, 43.20
Wentworth Sackett (1840–1932), Evergreen Cemetery, Cameron, Missouri
(Src: Find a Grave, Steve Jones)
Henrietta (Stone) Sackett (1845–1932), Evergreen Cemetery, Cameron, Missouri
(Src: Find a Grave, Steve Jones)

Children of Wentworth W Sackett and Henrietta Stone


W. W. Sackett Dies
Wentworth W. Sackett, aged 92 years, passed away at his home on South Chestnut street at 2 o'clock this morning. Death was due to general debility and followed several years of ill health.
     Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.
     Mr. Sackett had resided in Cameron many years and bore the respect of all who knew him. Sympathy of the entire community is extended the family in their hour of grief.

The Cameron Sun, Cameron, Missouri, 2 Jun 1932, p 1

Wentworth W. Sackett
Wentworth Sackett, son of Thos. and Mary Sackett, was born in Dearborn County, Indiana, May 17, 1840. He died at his home in Cameron, Mo. June 2, 1932; aged 92 years and 15 days.
     He was united in marriage to Henrietta Stone August 2, 1870, at Greenburg, Indiana. He is survived by his wife and four children, the latter being Mrs. Olive Miller, Pilot Grove, Mo; Mrs. Gertrude Everett, Winston, Mo; Ira G., Hinton, Okla; and Herber[t] D., Cameron, Mo. There are also ten grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
     Mr. Sackett served in the Union Army four years as private and as sergeant of Wilder Battery 26, Indiana Veteran Voluntee an unknown person Light Artillery. He enlisted at Indianapolis, Ind., and was discharged December, 1865, at the same place. He came to Cameron in 1868, bringing his bride here two years later, and has made his home here ever since. He was a member of the Cameron G. A. R. and for many years was flag bearer of the Post.
     His funeral service, held at the home Saturday afternoon, June 4, was attended by a large number of old friends and neighbors. Interment was made in Evergreen cemetery. The Elmer Ellis Post of the American Legion acted as guard of honor at his funeral, and fired a farewell salute over his grave.
     Thus has passed one of Cameron's oldest citizens, a man respect[ed] by all who knew him for his industry and integrity.

The Cameron Sun, Cameron, Missouri, 9 Jun 1932, p 5

See also
Delaney Sackett's page for commentary on this family

 Notes & Citations

  1. Gravestone.
  2. Find a Grave.
  3. Obituary.
  4. "Missouri, Death Certificates 1910–1969" (Ancestry image), "Sackett, Wentworth, d. Shoal, Cameron, Clinton County, Missouri, 2 Jun 1932, married, b. 17 May 1840, age 92-0-15, retired painter, b. Ohio, father unk, mother unk, informant Herbert Sackett, Cameron, Mo, cause arteriosclerosis, bur. Packard Cemetery, 4 Jun 1932."
  5. "US, Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925–1970" (Ancestry image), "Sackett, Wentworth, Sergeant, Wilder Company, Bat 26 Indiana, Vol. L. Artillery, d. 2 Jun 1932, bur. Evergreen Cemetery, Cameron, Missouri, applicant H D Sackett, 413 S Chestnut, Cameron, Clinton County, Mo., 22 Oct 1934."
  6. "Indiana, Marriages, 1810–2001" (Ancestry transcript), "Marriage Registration, Indiana, 30 Jul 1870, Wentworth Sacket & Henrietta Stone."
  7. "Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800–1941" (Ancestry transcript), "Marriage Index, Decatur, Indiana, 2 Aug 1870, Wentworth Sacket & Henrietta Stone."
  8. "Missouri, Death Certificates 1910–1969", , "Sackett, Henrietta, d. Cameron, Clinton County, Missouri, 5 Nov 1932, widow of W W Sackett, age 87-3-3, b. Kokomo, Indiana, 2 Aug 1845, father Daniel C Stone b. Rochester NY, mother Lucinda Lane b. Cincinnatti OH, informant Gertrude Everett, Winston, MO, cause arteriosclerosis, bur. Evergreen Cemetery, 7 Nov 1932."
  9. 1850 United States Federal Census, Roll M432_141, p. 324A
    Logan, Dearborn, Indiana
    Elijah Sacket, 48, cooper, b. NY
    Charlotte A Sacket, 36, b. NY
    Wentworth Sacket, 10, b. IN
    Margaret C Sacket, 6, b. IN
    William H Sacket, 5, b. IN
    Mary J Sacket, 3, b. IN
    Sarah A Sacket, 1, b. IN.
  10. "Indiana, U.S., United Methodist Church Records, 1837-1970" (Ancestry image), "Sacket, Wentworth, membership, 7 Mar 1858, Greensburg, Indiana."
  11. "US Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861–1865" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, Wentworth, of Greensburg, Indiana, Union, enlisted 12 Jun 1861, Private, mustered Indiana, 12 Jun 1861, 26th LA, Artillery, mustered out Indianapolis, Indiana, 19 Jul 1865, rank Sergt."
  12. "US Civil War Soldiers, 1861–1865" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, Wentworth, Union, Wilder Battery, Indiana Light Artillery, rank in Private, rank out Sergeant."
  13. "US Civil War Pension Index 1861–1934" (Ancestry image), "Sackett, Wentworth, Soldier, 26 Indpt. Batty. Ind. L.A.; A 17 Ind. Infantry, filing 16 Feb 1887 class invalid, filing 30 Aug 1932 class widow Sackett, Henrietta."
  14. 1870 United States Federal Census, Roll M593_771, p 170B, FHL film
    Cameron, Clinton County, Missouri, 1 Aug 1870
    Sacket, W, 30, painter, real estate $1000, b. IN.
    [In household of E Smithers, a merchant]
  15. 1870 United States Federal Census.
  16. 1880 United States Federal Census, Roll 682, p 496C, Enumeration District 105
    Cameron, Clinton County, Missouri
    Sacket, Henrietta, head, 32, keeping house, b. OH, father b. NY, mother b. OH
    Sacket, Olive, daughter, 8, b. MO, father b. IN, mother b. OH
    Sacket, Ira G., son, 5, b. MO, father b. IN, mother b. OH
    Sacket, Gertrude, daughter, 3, b. MO, father b. IN, mother b. OH
    Stone, James B., brother, 23, clerks in store, b. IN, father b. NY, mother b. OH.
  17. 1900 United States Federal Census, Roll 849, p 12, Enumeration District 0042, FHL microfilm
    Chestnut Street, Shoal, Clinton County, Missouri
    Sackett, Wentworth, head, b. May 1841, 59, m. 29y, house painter, b. IN, father b. England, mother b. England, home owned free of mortgage
    Sackett, Henrietta, wife, b. Dec 1852, 47, m. 29y, 4 ch, all living, b. OH, father b. NY, mother b. OH
    Sackett, Herbert, son, b. Nov 1881, 18, house painter, b. MO, father b. IN, mother b. OH
    Stone, Lucinda, mother-in-law, b. Feb 1821, 79, wd, b. OH, father b. KY, mother b. OH
    [+ 6 male boarders].
  18. 1910 United States Federal Census, Roll T624_777, p 12b, Enumeration District 0043, FHL microfilm 1374790
    South Chestnut Street, Cameron, Clinton County, Missouri, 22 Apr 1910
    Sackett, Wentworth, head, 69, m1. 29y [sic: 39y], painter, house, b. IN, father b. Germany, mother b. Germany, home owned
    Sackett, Henrietta, wife, 64, m1. 39y, 8 ch, 4 living, keeper, boarding house, b. OH, father b. NY, mother b. OH
    Sackett, Herbert S, son, 22 [sic: 28], occ. none, b. OH, father b. IN, mother b. OH
    Horn, Buel E, boarder, 21, salesman, meal shop, b. MO, father b. USA, mother b. USA.
  19. 1920 United States Federal Census, Roll T625_913, p 3A, Enumeration District 46
    Chesnut Street, Shoal, Cameron, Clinton County, Missouri
    Sackett, Wentworth, head, 79, painter, house, b. IN, father b. USA, mother b. USA, home owned
    Sackett, Henrietta, wife, 73, boarding house, b. OH, father b. NY, mother b. KY
    Sackett, Herbert, son, 35, single, paper hanger, house, b. MO, father b. IN, mother b. OH.
  20. 1930 United States Federal Census, Page 2A, Enumeration District 0020, FHL microfilm 2340918
    South Chestnut Street, Cameron, Clinton County, Missouri
    Sackett, Wentworth W, head, 92, m. at 33, b. IN, father b. IN, mother b. IN, home owned, $3,000
    Sackett, Henrietta, wife, 83, m. at 24, b. IN, father b. NY, mother b. IN
    Sackett, Ira G, son, 54, m. at 29, painter, house, b. MO, father b. IN, mother b. IN
    Sackett, Gertrude, daughter-in-law, 43, m. at 20, b. IA, father b. NY, mother b. NY.
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line4th great-grandson of John Sackett of New Haven
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Sackett Family Association descendants
David C Sackett.
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Last Edited25 Jul 2023
See also Thurmon King's New Sackett Family Database
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