William Hudson Sackett

FatherFreeman William Sackett (1847-1917)
MotherAnn Eliza Meiklejohn (1848-1876)
Marriage1901, Manhattan, New York CityGMargaret Mary McKelvy3,4
Marriage1906, GuanajuatoGCarmen Maria Santoyo5
William Hudson Sackett
(Src: Kristopher Tate)
William Hudson Sackett, son of Freeman William Sackett and Ann Eliza Meiklejohn, was born in Weyauwega, Waupaca County, WisconsinG, on 27 November 1875.1 He died aged 65 at the City-County Hospital, El Paso, TexasG, on 4 February 19412 and was buried at Restlawn Memorial Park, El PasoG.6 He married first in Manhattan, New York CityG, on 1 April 1901, Margaret Mary McKelvy, daughter of James McKelvy and Margaret Garlington.3,4 Margaret was born in St Cloud, MinnesotaG, in about 1875.7 He married second in Guanajuato, MexicoG, on 30 September 1906, Carmen Maria Santoyo, daughter of Jose M Santoyo and Paula Becerra.5 Carmen was born in Guanajuato, MexicoG, on 31 January 1893.8 She died aged 36 at home at 905 North Florence Street, El PasoG, on 1 April 1929.9 Carmen would have been thirteen at the date of her marriage.
     In 1880 William was living in Phillips, Price County, WisconsinG, in the household of his father Freeman and stepmother Emma, and was recorded in the census as William H Sackett, aged five and born in Wisconsin.10 William was enumerated twice in the 1880 census. The first listing, in his father's household, was on 2 June. On 5 June 1880 he was listed with his maternal grandparents, Peter and Hannah Meiklejohn, at Weyauwega, Waupaca County, WisconsinG.11
     William completed a World War I draft registration card on 12 September 1918. He was then aged 42 and was a clerk at Camp Cody, the World War I training camp. He was living at 507 South Silver Street, Deming, Luna County, New MexicoG.12
     William was issued a US passport at Deming, Luna County, New MexicoG, on 15 February 1919 prior to taking up an appointment as Superintendent of the Suchi Timber Company of El Oro, Mexico. William's wife Carmen was issued with a US passport at the American Embassy, Mexico City, on 2 January 1920.13,14
     In 1920 he was living at North Campbell Street, El PasoG, and was recorded as William H Sackett, a stenographer at a lumber company, head of household, aged 42. He rented his home. Living with him were his wife Carmen, 26, and their children, William, 12, Charles, 8, and James, aged two.15
     In 1930 he was living at North Mesa Street, El PasoG, and was recorded as William H Sackett, manager of an auto truck line, head of household, a widower, aged 51. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War. He rented his home. Living with him were his children, William, 21, Charles, 16, James, 10, and Carmen, aged seven.16
     William was listed in the El Paso City Directory from 1916 to 1940, except for the years 1919–21 when he was working in Mexico.17
William Hudson Sackett, wife Carmen, and son William Joseph
(Src: Ann L Archuleta)
Carmen (Santoyo) Sackett
(Src: Passport)

Children of William Hudson Sackett and Carmen Maria Santoyo

W. H. Sackett Services Set For Thursday
William pic
Funeral service for William Hudson Sackett, 64, who died in a local hospital Tuesday, will be held in Peak-Hagedon Chapel at 4 p.m. Thursday with Rev. D. W. McElroy officiating.
     Mr. Sackett was one of El Paso's prominent writers and took active interest in various literary groups organized to promote writing. He was a member of the Night Writers Club and the Manuscript Club. He was interested in poetry and Aztec lore and had translated a number of pieces of Aztec poetry.
     For many years, he served as an American consul in Mexico.
     He had recently started publication of a new magazine, "The Southwestern Home Magazine," which provided an outlet for El Paso writers. One of his books, "Xochitl, My Aztec Queen," will be made into a moving picture by a Mexican company.
     He is survived by his mother, a daughter, Ann, and three sons, Charles, James and William, all of El Paso.
     Pallbearers at the funeral will be Tom Powers, Floyd Crews, Herman Kemp, J. J. Hill, Joe Evans and Herman Rosch. Burial will be in Restlawn.

El Paso Times, El Paso, Texas, 6 Feb 1941, p. 2

Mrs. Carmen Sackett, 36, of 905 North Florence street, died at her residence yesterday morning. She is survived by her husband, W. H. Sackett, three sons, William J., Charles E., and James H. Sackett, a daughter, Carmen Ann Sackett, her mother, Mrs. Paula B. Vda. Santoyo, and two brothers, Jose and Eduardo Santoyo, all of El Paso, and two sisters, Mrs. Maria Serndon of St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Anne Manrique of Mexico City, Mexico. Funeral arrangements are pending with Peak-Hagedon.

El Paso Times, El Paso, Texas, 2 Apr 1929, p. 7

 Notes & Citations

  1. William's World War I draft registration, his passport application, and his death certificate give his date of birth as 27 Nov 1876. However, his mother Ann died on 2 Jan 1876, evidenced by the date on her gravestone and by a newspaper obituary published on 6 Jan 1876. It is therefore assumed that he was born on 27 Nov 1875. The application for the passport was supported by a sworn statement from his stepmother Emma in which she confirmed that he was born at Weyauwega, Wisconsin, on 27 Nov 1876, that his father was her late husband Freeman W Sackett, and that his mother was Ann Sackett, nee Meiklejohn, deceased.
  2. "U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936–2007" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, William Hudson, b. Weyauwega, Wisconsin, 27 Nov 1876, d. 6 Feb 1941, claim date 25 Mar 1941. Name listed 2 Dec 1977 as William Hudson Sackett."
  3. "New York, New York, Marriage Index 1866–1937" (Ancestry transcript), "1 Apr 1901, Manhattan, William H Sackett & Margaret McKelvy, cert 7183."
  4. "New York City Marriages, 1829–1940" (FamilySearch transcript), "1 Apr 1901, Manhattan, New York, William Sackett, 26, single, b. Weyauwega, WI, father Freman W, mother Anna Merklejohn; to Margaret Mary Mckelvy, 25, single, b. St Cloud, MN, father James, mother Margaret Garlington."
  5. "Guanajuato, Mexico, Civil Registration Marriages, 1866-1929" (Ancestry image), "30 Sep 1906, Guillermo Sackett, father Freeman, mother Ana; to Maria Carmen Santoyo, father Jose M Santoyo, mother Paula Becerra."
  6. "Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982" (Ancestry image), "Sackett, William Hudson, d. City-County Hospital, El Paso, Texas, 4 Feb 1941, b. Weyauwega, Wisconsin, 27 Nov 1876, age 64-2-8, widower, writer, residence 705 N St Main, El Paso, Texas, father Frank D Sackett* b. Weyauwega, mother Emma Hunt* b. Milwaukee Wisc, informant Charles E Sackett, 3650 Bishop, El Paso, cause cardiac decompensation, bur. Restlawn Memorial Park, 6 Feb 1941."
    *The informant was evidently mistaken in identifying William's parents. These were Freeman Sackett and Anna Meiklejohn. Emma Hunt was William's stepmother, but would have brought William up from an early age, Anna having died following William's birth.
  7. Marriage record.
  8. Passport application.
  9. Obituary.
  10. 1880 United States Federal Census, FHL 1255443 NA T9-1443/208B
    Phillips, Price, Wisconsin, 2 Jun 1880
    Freman W Sackett, head, male, married, 32, editor, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. PA
    Emma Sackett, wife, 27, keeping house, b. NY, father b. VT, mother b. NY
    William H Sackett, son, 5, b. WI, father b. OH, mother b. NY
    George E Sackett, brother, single, 18, printer, b. WI, father b. OH, mother b. PA.
  11. 1880 United States Federal Census, Roll 1452, p. 232B, ED 182
    Weyauwega, Waupaca County, Wisconsin, 5 Jun 1880
    Micklejohn, Peter, head, 61, farmer, b. NY, father b. Scotland, mother b. NY
    Micklejohn, Hannah, wife, 60, house keeper, b. NY, father b. England, mother b. England
    Micklejohn, William, -, 16, b. WI, father b. -, mother b. -
    Sackett, William, grandson, 5, b. WI, father b. WI, mother b. WI.
  12. "US, World War I draft registrations records 1917–1918" (FamilySearch image), New Mexico, Luna. Draft Division# n/a Roll#1711803.
    "Serial#1478 Order#563, William Hudson Sackett, 507 S Silver Deming Luna New Mexico, Age: 42, b. 27 Nov 1876, clerk at Field [?] Office, N S Wen? Dept, Camp Cody, Deming, nearest relative: Carmen Sackett at 507 S Silver Deming Luna New Mexico, Registrant: Short Ht, Med Build, eyes blue, hair brown, no disabilities, Reg: 12 Sep 1918 at Deming New Mexico."
  13. "US Passport Applications, 1795–1925" (Ancestry image), "William Hudson Sackett, 42, b. Weyauwega, Waupaca County, Wisconsin, 27 Nov 1876, residence Deming, New Mexico, clerk in constructing quartermaster's office, father William Freeman Sackett dec'd b. near Akron OH, spouse Carmen S Sackett, purpose of application to accept position of Superintendent of the Suchi Timber Co., Ltd. of El Oro, Mexico. [Words struck through on application form: "I will be accompanied by my wife Carmen S Sackett and by my sons William Jose Sackett, age 11, Carlos Edwin Sackett, aged six and James Hudson Sackett, aged 11 months."], application sworn at Dist Court, Deming, NM, 29 Jan 1919, passport issued 15 Feb 1919, with annotation "letter refusing wife"."
  14. "US Passport Applications, 1795–1925", (Ancestry image), "Carmen S Sackett, 27, b. Guanajuato, Mexico, 31 Jan 1893, residence El Paso, Texas, left US June 1919 arrived Palizada Mexico July 1919, lived in Mexico from birth to 1913 and from Jun 1919 to date, spouse William Hudson Sackett b. Weyauwega WI residing Palizada Mexico purpose Lumber business, child James H b. El Paso TX 8 Jan 1917, identification by husband Wm H Sackett of 510 North Campbell St, El Paso, TX, at American Embassy, Mexico City, emergency passport issued American Embassy, Mexico City, Mexico, 2 Jan 1920."
  15. 1920 United States Federal Census, Roll: T625_1799; Page 16A; Enumeration District: 76
    North Campbell St, El Paso Precinct 28, El Paso, Texas, 21/22 Jan 1920
    Sackett, William H, head, home rented, 42, stenographer, lumber co, b. WI, father b. OH, mother b. WI
    Sackett, Carmen, wife, 26, immigrated 1913, naturalized 1895, b. Mexico, father b. Mexico, mother b. Mexico
    Sackett, William J, son, 12, b. Mexico, father b. WI, mother b. Mexico
    Sackett, Charles M, son, 8, b. Mexico, father b. WI, mother b. Mexico
    Sackett, James H, son, 2 0/12, b. TX, father b. WI, mother b. Mexico.
  16. 1930 United States Federal Census, Page 9A, Enumeration District 0062, FHL microfilm 2342063
    N. Mesa, El Paso, El Paso, Texas, 11 Apr 1930
    Sackett, William H, head, home rented $22 pm, 51, wd, manager, auto truck line, Spanish War veteran, b. WI, father b. WI, mother b. WI
    Sackett, William J, son, 21, file clerk, ... office, b. TX, father b. WI, mother b. Mexico
    Sackett, Charles E, son, 16, b. TX, father b. WI, mother b. Mexico
    Sackett, James H, son, 10, b. TX, father b. WI, mother b. Mexico
    Sackett, Carmen A, daughter, 7, b. TX, father b. WI, mother b. Mexico.
  17. "US City Directories, 1822-1995" (Ancestry image), El Paso City Directory, 1916, "Sackett William H bkpr Rathbun-Mix Company rms 1100 Texas", Sackett Carmen A Miss h 2921 E Missouri; 1917, "Sackett Wm H chf clk James L Marr & Co r 510 N Campbell"; 1918, "Sackett William H chf clk James L Marr & Co r 510 N Campbell"; 1919, 1920, 1921, not listed; 1922, "Sackett William H cashr Fischbein Bros r 511 E Missouri", "Sackett Carman clk White House rms 511 E Missouri"; 1923, "Sackett William H bkpr Fischbein Bros r 511 E Missouri"; 1924, "Sackett William H office mgr Fischbein Bros r 511 E Missouri"; 1925, "Sackett William H office mgr Fischbein Bros r 2211 Tremont"; 1926, "Sackett William H (Carmen) office mgr Fischbein Bros r 2211 Tremont"; 1927, "Sackett William H (Carmen) slsmn L B Price Merc Co r 510 Wyoming"; 1928, "Sackett Wm H (Carmen) slswmn [sic] Internatl Brokerage Co r 510 Wyoming"; 1929, "Sackett Wm H (Carmen) clk La Industria Azteca h905 N Florence"; 1930, "Sackett Wm H office mgr El Paso-Roswell-Carlsbad Truck Lines r708 N Mesa"; 1931, "Sackett Wm H traffic mgr El Paso-Roswell-Carlsbad Truck Lines h511 N Stanton"; 1932, "Sackett Wm H trafficmgr El Paso-Roswell-Carlsbad Truck Line r28, 1015 Myrtle"; 1933, "Sackett Wm H (Phone Your Letter Serv) r1114 Ange"; 1935, "Sackett Wm H bkpr West Texas Constr Co h 10, 705 Arizona"; 1937, "Sackett Wm H sten Texas Bitulithic Co h10, 705 Arizona"; 1939, "Sackett Wm H r316 E Missouri"; 1940, "Sackett Wm H r1, 316 E Missouri."
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