Sidney Sackett

FatherHenry Sackett (1803-1879)
MotherSusannah Rea (c 1811-1883)
Sidney Sackett
(Src: Coleman Democrat-Voice)
Sidney Sackett, son of Henry Sackett and Susannah Rea, was born in Orsett, EssexG, on 20 March 18581,2,3 and baptized at St Giles and All Saints, OrsettG, on 1 May 1858.4 He died aged 86 in Gregg Memorial Hospital, Longview, Gregg County, TexasG, on 9 March 1945 and was buried at Grace Hill Cemetery, LongviewG, on 11 March 1945.5,6 He married in TexasG on 9 February 1898, Charlotta Albertina Paulina "Pauline" Sjöholm, daughter of Nils Petter Sjöholm and Charlotta Berg.7 Pauline was born in Falköping, Västra Götaland, SwedenG, on 21 June 1875 (not 23 June 1878 as stated on her death certificate and on her gravestone.)8 She emigrated, at age 15, from Sweden to the United States, with her brother Julius, 25, and sister Elfva, 5, leaving their home town of Jönköping on 2 August 1890.9 She died aged 82 at home at 1815 Bell Street, LongviewG, on 2 March 1958 and was buried at Grace Hill CemeteryG.10,11
     In 1861 Sidney was living in Orsett, EssexG, in the household of his mother Susannah Sackett, a farmer's wife, and was recorded in the census as Sidney Sackett, aged three and born in Orsett.12
     In 1871 he was living at the Old Rectory, Orsett, EssexG, in the household of his parents Henry and Susannah, and was recorded as Sidney Sackett, a scholar, aged 13.13
     Sidney emigrated from England to the United States on 7 July 1876, sailing from Liverpool on the SS San Antonio. He settled in Texas.14
     In 1880 Sidney was living at Camp Colorado, Coleman County, TexasG, in the household of his brother Henry and sister-in-law Maria, and was recorded in the census as Sidney Sackett, a store clerk, aged 21 and born in England.15
     Sidney Sackett was a census enumerator in Coleman CountyG in 1890 (the records of which were subsequently lost in a fire.)16
     In 1900 he was living in Coleman, TexasG, and was recorded as Sidney Sackett, manager of a flour mill, head of household, aged 42. Living with him was his wife Pauline, 22.17
     In 1910 he was living in Justice Precinct 1, Shackelford County, TexasG, and was recorded as Sidney O Sackett, a hotel keeper, head of household, aged 52. He owned his home free of mortgage. Living with him were his wife Pauline, 32, and their daughter Minnie [Mamie], aged nine. Also in the household were Pauline's unmarried sister Elva Perry, 22, and a 65-year-old male boarder.18
     In 1920 he was living at Meander, Abilene, Taylor County, TexasG, and was recorded as S Sackett, a self-employed hotel keeper, head of household, aged 61. He owned his home on a mortgage. Living with him was his wife Pauline, 40. Also in the household was Pauline's niece Violet Nason, 16.19
     In 1930 he was living at East Pecan Street, Coleman, TexasG, and was recorded as Sidney Sackett, a typewriter salesman, head of household, aged 72. He rented his home. Living with him were his wife Pauline, 52, their daughter Mamie, 29, and Mamie's husband Malcolm Broadfoot. There were also two lodgers in the household.20

Sidney Sackett, 87, Former Resident of Coleman, Dies Following Fall in Longview Home; Buried Last Saturday
The ranks of pioneer Coleman countians was thinned during the past week of another of its intrepid old-timers when Sidney Sackett, 87, died early Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Malcolm Broadstreet, in Longview, the result of a fall which crushed his hip last Wednesday.
     A native of England, Mr. Sackett was born March 20, 1858, in Orsett, a small village located in Essex. His parents were the late Henry and Susannah Rea Sackett. He was the youngest in his family and the last surviving member of his family group. He came to Coleman county when yet a lad of 18 to make his home with his brother, the late Henry Sackett at Camp Colorado, where he became associated with his kinsman in the mercantile business. Later the Sackett Brothers established and operated a gin and mill on the banks of the Jim Ned Creek at Camp Colorado. This venture it is believed established the first mill in Coleman county.
     In 1898 or 1899 he married Miss Pauline Nason, and to this union one daughter, Mamie Broadfoot, was born. The young couple came to Coleman and operated the Coleman Roller Mill and still later the Round Bale Gin.
     It was in 1905 that Mr. Sackett moved with his family to Albany where he became proprietor of the Albany House which was later known as the Sackett Hotel. This venture lasted 10 years during which time Mr. Sackett's hostelry gained wide acclaim. He then moved to Abilene where he continued in the hotel business as well as managing a farm.
     Three years later he purchased a typewriter repair shop at Sweetwater and soon moved it to Coleman where he operated it until 1937 or 1938 before retiring from active business. In 1940 he moved to Longview to make his home with his daughter. Since that time Mr. Sackett had been in failing health which was climaxed with his fatal fall last Wednesday.
     Mr. Sackett at one time in the early days of the county had served a brief period as a member of the famed Texas Rangers.
     He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Pauline Nason Sackett, Longview; a daughter, Mrs. Broadfoot, Longview, and a host of nephews and nieces in Coleman county and in England.
     Funeral services were held from the Longview Episcopal Church Saturday afternoon, and interment was in the Longview cemetery."

Coleman Democrat-Voice, Texas, Mar 1945

Sidney Sackett, Former Ranger, Dies from Fall
Sidney Sackett, 87, former Ranger scout and father of Mrs. Malcolm Broadfoot, 104 Bivins court, died at Gregg Memorial hospital about 9:30 a.m. Friday as the result of a fall at the family home Wednesday which broke his hip.
     Born in Orsett, Essex county, England, in 1858, Mr. Sackett came to America when 18 to join his brother in Coleman county, becoming a West Texas pioneer and Ranger scout. Operating hotels at Albany, Ranger, Cisco and Abilene, he was well known throughout West Texas. In ill health, he had made his home with his daughter the past three years and was going to the dining room at noon when he suffered his fatal fall.
     Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pauline Sackett, his daughter, Mrs. Mamie Broadfoot, and granddaughter, Sidney Lynn Broadfoot. Funeral services will be held at Welch chapel at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dr. E. W. M. Johnson of Trinity Episcopal church officiating, with burial in Grace Hill cemetery.

Longview News-Journal, Longview, Texas, 9 Mar 1945, p 1.

Mrs. Pauline Sackett Dies Here Sunday
Mrs. Pauline Sackett. mother of Mrs. Malcolm Broadfoot of Longview, died Sunday morning at the Broadfoot home, 1815 Bell street, following a prolonged illness. Mrs. Sackett would have observed her 80 birthday anniversary on June 23.
     Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at Welch's Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Warrin Fry officiating. Interment was in the family plot in Grace Hill Cemetery.
     A native of Stockholm, Sweden, Mrs. Sackett moved to America with her father when she was a tiny child. The family settled in Coleman, Texas and her father operated hotels in the West Texas area. For many years Mrs. Sackett served as postmaster in Coleman. She came to Longview 18 years ago to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Broadfoot. She was a devout, longtime member of the Episcopal church and was a member of the Trinity church, Longview, where she had been active in the work of the church and Guild.
     Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Malcolm Broadfoot, one granddaughter, Miss Sidney Broadfoot, Longview and a brother, Nelson Seaholm, Kansas City, Mo.
     Pallbearers were Tom Lathrop, J. O. Parker, Richard Johnston, James McLure, John L. Allen and Bill Harper.

Longview News-Journal, Longview, Texas, 3 Mar 1958, p 10.

Sidney Sackett (1858–1945), Grace Hill Cemetery, Longview, Texas
(Src: Find a Grave, Ruth Hathaway)
Pauline Sackett (1878–1958), Grace Hill Cemetery, Longview, Texas
(Src: Find a Grave, Ruth Hathaway)

Child of Sidney Sackett and Charlotta Albertina Paulina "Pauline" Sjöholm

 Notes & Citations

  1. General Register Office, Online Index to Births, "Jun qtr 1858. Sackett, Sidney. Mother: Rea. Orsett. 4a:105."
  2. Census.
  3. Death record.
  4. Baptisms Register, St Giles & All Saints, Orsett, Essex (Ancestry transcript), "1 May 1858, Sidney Sackett, son of Henry & Susannah Sackett."
  5. "Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982" (Ancestry image), "Sackett, Sidney, d. at Gregg Memorial Hospital, Longview, Gregg County, Texas, 9 Mar 1945, res. 104 Biving [?Irving] St, Longview, res. Longview 3y 6m, b. Orsett, Essex, Eng, 20 Mar 1858, age 86-9-9, married, retired hotel operator, father ? Sackett b. Eng, mother Susannah Rea b. Eng, informant Mrs M..? Broadfoot, Longview, cause coronary occlusion, bur. Longview, 11 Mar 1945."
  6. Find a Grave.
  7. Petition for citizenship.
  8. "Sweden, Indexed Birth Records, 1859-1947" (Ancestry image), "21 Jun 1875, Falköping stadsförsamling, Skaraborg (Västra Götaland), Sverige (Sweden), Charlotta Albertina Paulina Sjöholm, dau. of Nils Petter Sjöholm & Charlotta Berg."
  9. "Sweden, Emigrants Registered in Church Books, 1783-1991" (Ancestry transcript), "Charlotta Albertina P Nilsdotter Sjöholm, b. Skaraborg (Västra Götaland), Falköping, 21 Jun 1875, dep. Jönköping, Jönköpings Kristina, 2 Aug 1890, to Nordamerika." [Travelling with siblings, Julius Wilhelm Nilsson Sjöholm, b. Skaraborg, 17 May 1865, & Elfva Amanda H Nilsdotter Sjöholm, b. Jönköping, 13 Jun 1885.]
  10. "Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982" (Ancestry image), "Sackett, Pauline, d. 1815 Bell St, Longview, Gregg County, Texas, 2 Mar 1958, res. 1815 Bell St, housewife, b. Sweden, 23 Jun 1878, age 79, father Victor S W J'holm, mother Berg, informant, Mamie Broadfoot, cause heart disease, bur. Grace Hill Cemetery, Longview, 3 Mar 1958."
  11. Her death certificate and gravestone have date of birth 23 Jun 1878. She was born 21 Jun 1875. She died aged 82, not just before her 80th birthday as stated in her obituary.
  12. 1861 England census
    Orsett, Essex
    Susannah Sackett, wife, 45, farmer's wife, b. St Peter's, Wor
    William Sackett, son, 21, farmer's son, b. Orsett
    Ellen Sackett, dau, 19, b. Orsett
    Fanny Sackett, dau, 7, b. Orsett
    Grace Edith Sackett, dau, 5, b. Orsett
    Sidney Sackett, son, 3, b. Orsett
    Harriet Ellingford, cook, 19, b. Hosudon, Essex
    Mary Bradd, housemaid, 17, b. Chadwell, Essex.
  13. 1871 England census
    Old Rectory, Orsett, Essex
    Henry Sackett, head, 67, farmer and grazier, 300 acres, 5 men or more, b. Orsett
    Susannah Sackett, wife, 55, b. St Peter's, Worc
    Ellen Sackett, dau, unm., 28, b. Orsett
    Frank Sackett, son, unm., 22, b. Orsett
    Fanny Sackett, dau, unm., 17, scholar, b, Orsett
    Grace Edith Sackett, dau, 15, scholar, b. Orsett
    Emma Kimmings, serv., unm., 19, cook, b. Orsett
    Susan Goodwin, serv., unm., 17, housemaid, b. Orsett
    Sidney Sackett, son, 13, scholar, b. Orsett.
  14. "Texas, Naturalization Records, 1852–1991" (Ancestry image), USA Petition for Citizenship, "San Angelo, Texas, Sidney Sackett, 411 W Elm St, Coleman, Texas, typewriter mechanic, b. Orsett, England, 20 Mar 1858, wife Pauline, m. 9 Feb 1898, b. Sweden, Jun 1880 or 1881, entered US at New York, I think in about 1886 (she is naturalized). one ch. Mamie Broadfoot, b. US, res. Longview, Texas. My last foreign res. Orsett, England. Emigrated from Liverpool, England, 7 Jul 1876, SS San Antonio. Sworn San Angelo, 29 Dec 1936. Witnesses: Kenneth W Brown, real estate; R Wilbur Brown Jr, real estate. Oath of Allegiance sworn 27 Apr 1937."
  15. 1880 United States census
    Roll 1296, FHL Film 1255296, p. 550A, Enumeration District 045
    Camp Colorado, Coleman County, Texas, 1 Jun 1880
    Sackett, Henry, 30, [head], merchant, b. England, father b. England, mother b. England
    Sackett, Maria A, 22, wife, keeping house, b. KS, father b. Ireland, mother b. WI
    Sackett, May, 3, dau, b. TX, father b. Eng, mother b. KS
    Sackett, William H, 2, son, b. TX, father b. Eng, mother b. KS
    Sackett, Annie M, 3/12, dau, b. TX, father b. Eng, mother b. KS
    Sackett, Sidney, 21, brother, clerk in store, b. Eng, father b. Eng, mother b. Eng
    Noble, Joseph, 22, boarder, laborer, b. AR, father b. IL, mother b. IL.
  16. Fort Worth Daily Gazette (Texas), digital image, Library of Congress, Chronicling America, 17 May 1890, p 3, col 2, "Census Enumerators. The Complete List for the Sixth Texas District Announced. Special to the Gazette. … Coleman county—1, James Gipson; 2, J. N. Sewell; 3, J. A. Wood; 4, Sidney Sackett. …."
  17. 1900 United States census
    Roll 1620, p. 13B, Enumeration District 0021, FHL microfilm 1241620
    Coleman, Coleman County, Texas, 13 Jun 1900
    Sackett, Sidney, head, b. Mar 1858, 42, m. 2y, b. England, father b. Eng, mother b. Eng, mgr. flour mill
    Sackett, Pauline, wife, b. Jun 1877, 22, m. 2y, b. Sweden, father b. Sweden, mother b. Sweden.
  18. 1910 United States census
    Roll T624_1586, p. 7A, Enumeration District 0238, FHL microfilm 1375599
    Justice Precinct 1, Shackelford County, Texas, Apr 1910
    Sackett, Sidney O, head, 52, m1. 11y, immigrated 1876, keeper, hotel, home owned free of mortgage, b. England, father b. Eng, mother b. Eng
    Sackett, Pauline A, wife, 32, m1. 11y, 1 ch, living, b. Sweden, immigrated 1888, father b. Sweden, mother b. Sweden
    Sackett, Minnie L, dau, 9, b. TX, father b. Eng, mother b. Sweden
    Burns, Nathan H, boarder, 65, wd, president, feed mill, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Perry, Elva, sister-in-law, 22, single, own income, b. Sweden, immigrated 1888, father b. Sweden, mother b. Sweden.
  19. 1920 United States census
    Roll T625_1851, p. 14B, Enumeration District 263, Image 265
    Meander, Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, 11 Feb 1920
    Sackett, S, head, home owned on mortgage, 61, married, immigrated 1876, naturalised 1887, keeper, hotel, own account, b. England, father b. Eng, mother b. Eng
    Sackett, Pauline, wife, 40, immigrated 1882, naturalised 1898, b. Sweden, father b. Sweden, mother b. Sweden
    Nason, Violet, niece, 16, immigrated 1913, b. Sweden, father b. Sweden, mother b. Sweden.
  20. 1930 United States census
    Roll 2308, p. 17B, Enumeration District 0001, Image 635.0, FHL microfilm 2342042
    E Pecan, Coleman, Coleman County, Texas, 12 Apr 1930
    Sackett, Sidney, head, home rented $65 pm, age 72, m. at 40, salesman, typewriters, b. England, father b. Eng, mother b. Eng
    Sackett, Laurine, wife, 52, m. at 20, b. Sweden, immigrated 1892, father b. Sweden, mother b. Sweden
    Broadfoot, Malcom G, son-in-law, 52 [sic], m. at 25, salesman, hardware, b. TX, father b. MS, mother b. MS
    Broadfoot, Mame L, dau, 29, m. at 20, b. TX, father b. Eng, mother b. Sweden
    Navis, Elva K, lodger, 22, single, house keeper, homes, b. TX, father b. TX, mother b. TX
    Harnson, Russel F, lodger, 18, single, salesman, store, b. TX, father b. GA, mother b. TX.
Sackett line3rd great-grandson of Richard Sackett of South Weald, Essex
ChartsLine 6 (English)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Sidney Faust.
Last Edited22 Feb 2022

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