Edward Austin "Blind Ed" Sackett

(1878-1941)
FatherSeymour Austin Sackett (1835-1896)
MotherHannah Louisa Sibley (1842-)
Edward Austin "Blind Ed" Sackett, son of Seymour Austin Sackett and Hannah Louisa Sibley, was born in MassachusettsG, in May 1878.1 He died aged 62 in Great Falls, Cascade County, MontanaG, on 7 January 19412,3 and was buried at Highland Cemetery, Great FallsG.4
     In 1880 Edward was living in Westfield, MassachusettsG, and was recorded in the census as Eddie Sackett, aged two and born in Massachusetts. He was living in the Poor House with about 20 other paupers.5
     In 1900 Edward was living at the News & Working Boys Home, San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CaliforniaG, and was recorded in the census as Edward R Sackett, a "working boy", aged 22.6
     In 1910 he was living at Barrett Street, RevereG, in the household of his brother George and and sister-in-law Katherine, and was recorded as Edward W? Sackett, blind, a rattan worker, aged 32.7
     Edward completed a World War I draft registration card on 12 September 1918. He was aged 40 and was a self-employed news dealer. He was living in Room H, Cary Building, Great FallsG and was described as having "lost both eyes". He was, however, able to sign his registration card.8
     Edward was listed in the Great Falls City Directory from 1918 until his death in 1941.9
     In 1920 he was living at Central Avenue, Great FallsG, and was recorded as Edward R Sackett, a news dealer on the city streets, aged 41.10
     In 1930 he was living at Central Avenue, Great FallsG, and was recorded as Edward A Sackett, a newsboy, aged 51. He was living in a lodging house of 21 lodgers. Also in the lodging house was Theodore Frederick Sackett, although they were not listed together. They were presumably aware of each other but it is unlikely that they knew they were 7th cousins.11
Edward Sackett (1878–1941), Highland Cemetery, Great Falls, Montana
(Src: Find A Grave, Sarah Gruwell)
Edward's signature on World War I draft registration card
ChartsTree 7. Simon Sackett the colonist descendant chart

 Notes & Citations

  1. Census.
  2. "Montana, Death Index, 1907–2015", database, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Edward A, d. Cascade, Montana, 7 Jan 1941."
  3. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, Great Falls, Montana, City Directory, 1942, "Sackett Edw A died Jan 7th 1941 age 61."
  4. Website Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com).
  5. 1880 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, FHL 1254535, NA T9-0535/70B(2) (TEK)
    Eddie Sackett, boarder, 2, b. MA, pauper, father b. MA, mother b. MA
    [In Poor House with about 20 paupers. Household of Franklin F Auther, married, 52, b. NY, keeps town poor.].
  6. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Page: 15; Enumeration District: 0062; FHL microfilm: 1240090
    News & Working Boys Home, San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
    Sackett, Edward R, boarder, b. May 1878, 22, single, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA, working boy.
  7. 1910 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T624_626; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 1685; FHL microfilm: 1374639
    Barrett Street, Revere, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 16 Apr 1910
    Sackett, George R, head, 42, m1. 14y, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA, supervisor machinery, Met Park Commission
    Sackett, Catherine, wife, 40, m1. 14y, 4 ch, 3 living, b. MA, father b. Ireland, mother b. Ireland
    Sackett, George A, son, 13, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA
    Sackett, William, son, 10, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA
    Sackett, Harry, son, 7, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA
    Sackett, Edward W?, brother, 32, single, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA, rattan worker, at home, blind.
  8. "US, World War I draft registrations records 1917–1918", digital image, FamilySearch, Draft Division# 2477 n/a Roll# 1684107, "Serial#1312 Order#, Edward Austin Sackett, Room H Cary Bldg Great Falls Montana, Age: 40 b. 31 May 1878, single, white, native born, news dealer self employed, nearest relative: George R Sackett at 32 Barrett St Revere Massachusetts, Registrant: Med Ht, Slight Build, eyes blue, hair brown, disabilities lost both eyes, Reg: 12 Sep 1918 at Great Falls, Montana."
  9. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, Great Falls City Directory, 1918, "Sackett Edw news agt rms 318½ 1st av S."; 1919, "Sackett Edw news agt rms 424½ Central av."; 1923, "Sackett Edw news agt r 424½ Central av."; 1925, "Sackett Edw clk r424½ Central av."; 1928, 1929, "Sackett Edw r424½ Central av."; 1930,"Sackett Ed news boy r424½ Central av."; 1931, "Sackett Edw news vender r424½ Central av."; 1932, "Sackett Edw r424½ Central av."; 1934, "Sackett Edw slsmn r424½ Central av."; 1935, "Sackett Edw newsboy r424½ Central av."; 1937, "Sackett Ed r424½ Central av."; 1940, "Sackett Ed slsmn r413½ Central av."; 1942, "Sackett Edw A died Jan 7th 1941 age 61."
  10. 1920 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T625_968; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 20
    Central Avenue, Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, 13 Jan 1920
    Sackett, Edward R, roomer, 41, single, b. MA, father b. US, mother b. US news dealer, city streets.
  11. 1930 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0008; FHL microfilm: 2340988
    Central Avenue, Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, 2 Apr 1930
    Sacket, Theodore F, lodger, 58, divorced, b. MO, father b. NY, mother b. VA, conductor, railroad
    ... 11 other lodgers ...
    Sackett, Edward A, lodger, 51, single, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA, newsboy, street
    [In a lodging house of 21 lodgers].
Generation.Tree9Q.7
Sackett line8th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
Last Edited1 January 2019