William Wallace Sackett

FatherJames Noble Sackett (1822-1873)
MotherUrsula Makepeace (1827-1913)
Marriage1898Emma M Watkins1
(Src: Sheridan County Heritage Book)
William Wallace Sackett, son of James Noble Sackett and Ursula Makepeace, was born in Forest, Livingston County, IllinoisG, on 18 August 1866.1 He died aged 49 in Big Horn, Sheridan County, WyomingG, on 25 November 1915.2 He married on 30 March 1898, Emma M Watkins.1
     In 1870 William was living in Pleasant Ridge, Livingston County, IllinoisG, in the household of his parents James and Ursula, and was recorded in the census as William W Sacket, aged three and born in Illinois.3
(Src: Sheridan County Heritage Book)

Children of William Wallace Sackett and Emma M Watkins

  • Le Roy Ottice Sackett b. Feb 1899, d. Feb 1987
  • Ursula Mae "Lulu" Sackett b. 17 May 1901, d. 13 Jun 1974
  • Mabel M. Sackett b. 29 Oct 1903, d. Dec 1976
  • Dorothy D. Sackett b. 16 Jun 1906, d. 17 Nov 1975
  • Shirley M. Sackett b. c 1913, d. after 1930

William Wallace Sackett family
William W. Sackett came to Wyoming in 1893, where he hauled freight for his brother Jack and Mr. Skinner, for the building of the Big Horn Mercantile. He and John Fordice started freighting.
     Emma Watkins came to Sheridan from Ohio in 1898 and they were married in Sheridan. They had six children, one lived only ten days. They were LeRoy O. Sackett, Ursula S. Dellit, Harold Sackett, Mabel S. Delzell, Dorothy S. Kay, and Shirley S. Drysdale, all but LeRoy are gone. LeRoy lives ¼ mile north of the Big Horn Mercantile and Post Office.
     Mr. Sackett and Mr. Fordice started hauling cement and other materials as needed for the building of the Big Horn reservoir. They also hauled equipment, supplies and groceries for a little town that started with the building of the Park reservoir.
     Mr. and Mrs. Sackett bought the Edmund Harlbutt place at the foot of the Big Horn mountains, and owned it until 1926.
     William liked to hunt and fish. The love of these sports was handed down to his son Leroy.
     Mr. Sackett passed away November 25, 1915 and Emma October 10, 1960, both are buried in the Big Horn cemetery.
     LeRoy married Bessie Collins, they were married at her cousin's in Sheridan, and lived on the ranch until it was sold in 1926. They then bought the Hurlbert place south of Big Horn, across the creek from the O. P. Hanna homestead. There is a sundial and apple trees where the Hanna cabin stood. The trees were hauled in by wagon and the Big Horn Women's club built the sundial. This cabin was the first one in the area.
     LeRoy and Bessie had two children, Delores S. Clifton of Greybull and Kenneth L. of Newcastle.

—Sheridan County Extension Homemakers Council, Sheridan County Heritage Book, State Publishing Co, 1983

 Notes & Citations

  1. Sackett database.
  2. Sheridan County Heritage Book, pp 787-8, researched by Myra Roper.
  3. 1870 United States Federal Census, Roll: M593_247; Page: 276B; Family History Library Film: 545746
    Pleasant Ridge, Livingston County, Illinois, 4 Aug 1870
    Sacket, James, 47, farmer, personal estate $100, b. NY
    Sacket, Ersula, 43, keeping house, personal estate $800, b. NY
    Sacket, Mary C, 16, at home, b. IL
    Sacket, J E, 17, farm laborer, b. IL
    Sacket, Ellen E, 13, b. IL
    Sacket, Lida, 10, b. IL
    Sacket, Hattie B, 7, b. IL
    Sacket, William W, 3, b. IL
    Sacket, John, 24, farm laborer, real estate $1,600, b. NY.
Sackett line8th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited9 Jul 2021

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