William Trelawney Sackett

(1880-1951)
FatherTrelawney L Sackett (1842-1924)
MotherEmily E Leffingwell (1850-1919)
William Trelawney Sackett, farmer, son of Trelawney L Sackett and Emily E Leffingwell, was born in North Canaan, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, on 3 April 1880. He died aged 71 in MassachusettsG on 29 July 1951.1 He married in Sheffield, Berkshire County, MassachusettsG, on 14 March 1905, Ruth Alta Guile, daughter of James L Guile and Emma A Follett.2 Ruth was born in Greene, Chenango County, New York StateG, in about 1882.3 She died aged about 42 in CanaanG in 1924 and was buried at Sackett (Ashley Falls) Cemetery, Ashley FallsG.4
     In 1880 William was living in North Canaan, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, in the household of his parents Trelawney and Emily, and was recorded in the census as William Sackett, aged three months and born in Connecticut.5
     In 1900 he was living in North Canaan, Litchfield CountyG, in the household of his parents Trelawney and Emily, and was recorded as Wm Sackett, a farm laborer, single, aged 20 and born in Connecticut.6
     In 1910 he was living at Sodom Road, North Canaan, Litchfield CountyG, and was recorded as William T Sackett, a carpenter, head of household, aged 31. Living with him were his wife Ruth, 27, and their children, Trelawney, 3, and Marion, aged eight months.7
     William completed a World War I draft registration card on 12 September 1918. He was aged 38 and was living in North CanaanG with his wife Ruth. He was a self-employed farmer.8
     In 1920 he was living in Canaan, Litchfield CountyG, in the household of his father Trelawney, 77, and was recorded as William Sackett, a farmer, aged 39. Living with him were his wife Ruth, 36, and their children, Trelawney, 13, and Marion, aged ten.9
     In 1930 he was living at Sodom Road, North CanaanG, and was recorded as William T Sackett, a farmer, head of household, a widower, aged 50. He owned his home. Living with him were his son Trelawney, 23, and daughter Marion, aged 20.10
     He completed a World War II draft registration card in 27 April 1942. He was then aged 62 and was self-employed. He was living at Sodom Road, North CanaanG.11

Children of William Trelawney Sackett and Ruth Alta Guile

 Notes & Citations

  1. "Connecticut Death Index 1949–2012", database, Ancestry.com, "William T Sackett, of Canaan, Litchfield, CT, d. Massachusetts, 29 Jul 1951, aged 71, widowed."
  2. "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841–1915", digital image, FamilySearch, 119:3, "Sheffield, 14 Mar 1905, William T Sackett, 24, first m., of Canaan, Ct, farmer, b. North Canaan, Ct, father Trelawney L Sackett, mother Emily Leffingwell; to Ruth A Guile, 22, first m., of Sheffield, at home, b. Green, NY, father James L Guile, mother Emma A Follett; m. by John W Bohlmann, Minister of the Gospel, Sheffield, Mass."
  3. Marriage record.
  4. Website Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com).
  5. 1880 US census, database, LDS, FamilySearch, North Canaan, Litchfield, Connecticut
    Trenway Sackett, head, married, 37, b. CT, carpenter, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Emily Sackett, wife, 29, b. MA, keep house, father b. MA, mother b. CT
    William Sackett, son, 3 months, b. CT, father b. CT, mother, b. MA
    FHL 1254100, NA T9-0100/57B.
  6. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll 140, p. 7A, Enumeration District 0247, FHL microfilm 1240140
    North Canaan, Litchfield County, Connecticut, 12 Jun 1900
    Sackett, Trelawney, head, b. Nov 1842, 57, m. 21y, b. CT, father b. Canada, mother b. CT, carpenter
    Sackett, Emily, wife, 49, m. 21y, b. MA, father b. NY, mother b. CT
    Sackett, Wm, son, 20, single, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT, farm laborer
    Wyckoff, George, boarder, b. Jan 1842, 58, m. 35y, b. NJ, father b. NJ, mother b. NJ, farm laborer.
  7. 1910 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll:T624_135, p. 21A, Enumeration District 0266, FHL microfilm 1374148
    Sodom Road, North Canaan, Litchfield County, Connecticut, 20 May 1920
    [Next door to Trelawney L Sackett]
    Sackett, William T, head, 31, m1. 5y, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. MA, carpenter, odd jobs
    Sackett, Ruth A, wife, 27, m1. 5y, 2 ch, both living, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Sackett, Trelawney W, son, 3, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. NY
    Sackett, Marion R, dau, 8/12, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. NY.
  8. "US, World War I draft registrations records 1917–1918", digital image, FamilySearch, Litchfield County no 19, Connecticut. Roll 1570490. Draft Board 19.
    "Serial 849, order A2274, William Trelawney Sackett, of Canaan RFD, No Canaan, Litch, Conn, age 38, b. 3 Apr 1880, farmer with own farm in North Canaan, med height and build, brown eyes, black hair, no disabilities, wife Ruth Alta Sackett, North Canaan, Litchfield. Reg Litchfield, Conn, 12 Sep 1918."
  9. 1920 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll T625_186, p. 17A, Enumeration District 202, Image 598
    Canaan, Litchfield County, Connecticut, 23/24 Jan 1920
    Sackett, T L, head, home owned free of mortgage, 77, married, b. CT, father b. Canada, mother b. CT, farmer, own account
    Sackett, William, head, home rented, 39, married, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. MA, farmer, worker
    Sackett, Ruth, wife, 36, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY, laundress, private position
    Sackett, Trelawney, son, 13, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. NY
    Sackett, Marion, dau, 10, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. NY
    [Despite two "heads", this is listed as one household].
  10. 1930 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll 269, p. 12B, Enumeration District 0020, Image 964.0, FHL microfilm 2340004
    Sodom Road, North Canaan, Litchfield County, Connecticut, 16 Apr 1930
    Sackett, William T, head, home owned, value $2,000, 50, wd, b. Ct father b. CT, mother b. CT, farmer
    Sackett, Marion R, dau, 20, single, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. NY
    Sackett, Trelawney, son, 23, single, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. NY, laborer, creamery.
  11. "US World War II draft registration cards 1942", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Serial no. U1619, William Trelawney Sackett, Sodom Rd, East Canaan, Litchfield, Connecticut, tel Canaan 1562, age 62, b. North Canaan, Connecticut, 3 Apr 1880, nok Trelawney Sackett, Canaan, Conn, employer Self at Canaan, ht 6', wt 180, eyes hazel, hair gray, complexion dark, no distinuishing marks. Reg Norfolk, Litchfield County, Connecticut, 27 Apr 1942."
Last Edited19 January 2015