Wilbur F. Sackett. Wilbur F. Sackett was born in Romulus, Seneca county, New York, May 30th, 1857, and died June 11th, 1918, at Emerson, at the age of 61 years, 11 days. He moved with his parents from Romulus, New York, to Craig, Nebraska in the winter of '79 and has lived continuously there and at Emerson with the exception of 3 years at Cumberland, Wis., until his sudden death, June 11th, of heart failure. He was married in Tekamah, July 11th, 1888, to Carrie McNab of Huron, Ind. Three children were born to them, Wilbur Jr, who died in infancy; Clyde M. and Flossie M. The mother and latter two children remain to mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband and father. Mr. Sackett was a devout Christian and a life-long member of the Methodist church. Funeral services were held at the home Thursday, June 13, at 2:30 p.m., Rev. Lewis officiating, and interment had in the Craig cemetery beside his father, mother, and son, who preceded him.
—The Craig News, Craig, Nebraska, 20 Jun 1918, p 5.
1870 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll M593_1093, p. 160A, image 329, FHL film 552592 Romulus, Seneca County, New York Sackett, Samuel, 39, grain dealer, real estate $1,800, personal estate $350, b. NY Sackett, Ann, 38, keeping house, b. Ireland Sackett, Sarah, 15, domestic servt, b. NY Sackett, Mary J, 14, at home, b. NY Sackett, Wilbur F, 13, farm laborer, b. NY Sackett, Henrietta G, 12, at school, b. NY Sackett, Samuel, 9, at school, b. NY Sackett, Hamlin B, 5, at home, b. NY Sackett, Helen D, 1, b. NY Sackett, Charles W, 1/12, b. NY.