Gertrude Adella Sackett

FatherSeymour Austin Sackett (1835-1896)
MotherMary Elizabeth Norwood (1867-1929)
Marriage1915David Albert Tucker4
Gertrude Adella Sackett, daughter of Seymour Austin Sackett and Mary Elizabeth Norwood, was born in Greenfield, Franklin County, MassachusettsG, on 16 July 1887.1,2,3 Her birth was registered twice, as Emily in the Greenfield register and as Gertrude Adella in the Cambridge register, both registers giving her birthplace as Greenfield and birth date as 16 July 1887. She died aged 80 in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, ConnecticutG, on 18 November 1967 and was buried at Lakeview Cemetery, BridgeportG.5,6,7 She married in about 1915, David Albert Tucker, son of David Tucker and Mary ___.4 David Albert Tucker was born in ConnecticutG on 20 September 1885.8 He died aged 41 in BridgeportG on 7 May 1927 and was buried at Lakeview Cemetery, BridgeportG.6,9
     Gertrude's parents divorced in 1895 when Gertrude was eight. Her father Seymour died the following year, and her mother Mary married second in 1897, Edwin Balbier.
     In 1900 Gertrude was living at Ashman Street, New Haven, ConnecticutG, in the household of her mother Mary and stepfather Edwin Balbier, and was recorded in the census as Gertrude Sackett. She was aged twelve years but, as a result of an enumeration error, was recorded as aged one year.10
     In 1910 she was living at Ashman Street, New HavenG, in the household of her mother Mary and stepfather Edwin Balbier, and was recorded as Gertrude Balbier, a trainee hospital nurse, aged 22.11
     In 1910 Gertrude and her sister Bertha were the subjects of a public search, having been identified as heirs to the estate of their aunt Ellen Shattuck who had died the previous year. They had presumably been identified in the name Sackett by family members unaware of their name change to Balbier.
     In 1920 she was living at Plymouth Street, BridgeportG, in the household of her husband David A Tucker, 37, a salesman in a soap shop, and was recorded as Gertrude A Tucker, aged 32. Living with them were their son David V, aged three, and Gertrude's widowed father-in-law David Tucker Sr, 78.12
     In 1930 she was living at Plymouth Street, BridgeportG, and was recorded as Gertrude A Tucker, a nurse, head of household, a widow, aged 42. Her son David, 13, was living with her. There was also a female boarder in the household.13
     In 1940 she was living at Asylum Street, BridgeportG, and was recorded as Gertrude Tucker, a social worker, head of household, aged 52. Her son David, 23, was living with her.14
     In 1950 she was living at 2209 Main Street, BridgeportG, and was recorded as Gertrude A Tucker, a case worker at the City Welfare Department, head of household, aged 62.15

New Haven Directory

1909Balbier Gertrude A bds 139 Ashmun

Bridgeport Directory

1932Tucker Gertrude A wid David A nurse Dept of Public Welfare h 84 Asylum
1951Tucker Gertrude A wid David A socialwkr Dept of Public Welfare h (B59) 2209 Main
David Albert Tucker (1885–1927), Lakeview Cemetery, Bridgeport, Connecticut
(Src: Find a Grave, GM Genealogy)

Child of Gertrude Adella Sackett and David Albert Tucker


City News in Brief.
Chief-of-Pollce William F. Gunn has received a letter from Harold P. Moseley of Westfield, Mass., inquiring as to the whereabouts of Bertha and Gertrude Sackett, children of Seymour A. Sackett, formerly of Westfield and sometimes known as S. Arthur Sackett, who are supposed to be living in this city. Chief Gunn is having the matter investigated.

Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, 3 Mar 1910, p 16

Searching for Sackett Girls.
Atty. Harold P. Moseley is trying to locate Bertha and Gertrude Sackett daughters of Seymour A. Sackett, sometimes known as S. Arthur Sackett, who lived in Westfield more than 30 years ago. The two women are heirs to the estate left by Mrs. Ellen Shattuck, who died a short time ago. When last located they lived in Hartford, Conn., but are believed to have married and left that section, as no information concerning them has been secured.

Hampden County Leader, Westfield, Massachusetts, 11 Mar 1910, p 8

 Notes & Citations

  1. This record of Gertrude Adella Sackett is based substantially on research carried out by Ralph Silberman, husband of Sackett Family Association member 594 Margaret Clark.
  2. "Massachusetts, Town and Vital records, 1620–1988" (Ancestry image), Greenfield, MA, births, "16 July 1887, Emily [blank], f, illegitimate, d. of Seymour A Sackett & Mary A Norwood, of Greenfield, father a sewing machine agent b. Westfield, mother b. New Haven CT, registered 1 Feb 1888."
  3. "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910" (American Ancestors image), v377, p84, Cambridge, birth, "1887 July 16, Gertrude Adella Sackett, female, at Greenfield, d. Seymour A & May Elizth, of Cambridge, father an agent, b. Westfield, mother b. CT."
  4. Date of marriage based on birth of first child.
  5. "Social Security Death Index" (Ancestry transcript), "Gertrude Tucker, b. 16 Jul 1887, d. Nov 1967, SSN 048-36-6006 issued CT, residence 06606, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut."
  6. Find a Grave.
  7. "Connecticut Death Index 1949–2012" (Ancestry transcript), "Tucker, Gertr A, d. Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut, 18 Nov 1967, age 80 Years, widowed, res. Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut, spouse Davi."
  8. "US, World War I draft registrations records 1917–1918" (Ancestry image), birth date 20 Sep 1882.
  9. "Connecticut, U.S., Death Records, 1897-1968" (Ancestry transcript), "Tucker, David, d. Bridgeport, Connecticut, 7 May 1927."
  10. 1900 United States Federal Census, Roll 146, p 31, Enumeration District 0381, FHL microfilm
    Ashman Street, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, 14 Jun 1900
    Balbier, Edwin J, head, b. Feb 1864, 36, m. 3y, cabinet maker, b. CT, father b. Germany, mother b. Ireland
    Balbier, Mary E, wife, b. May 1867, 33, m. 3y, 4 ch, all living, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Balbier, Louisa, daughter, b. Jul 1887, 12, student, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. CT
    Balbier, Ivirine, daughter, b. Nov 1889, 10, student, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. CT
    Sackett, Gertrude, stepdaughter, b. Sep 1898, 1, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Sackett, Bertha, stepdaughter, b. Apr 1900, 1/12, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Cooley, Charles, boarder, b. May 1863, 37, rr switchman, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    [The children's birth dates and places were transposed in the census record. They should have read: Sackett, Gertrude, b. MA, Jul 1887; Sackett, Bertha, b. MA, Nov 1889; Balbier, Louisa, b. CT, Sep 1898; Balbier, Ivirine, was Balbier, Urban, son, not daughter, b. CT, Apr 1900.].
  11. 1910 United States Federal Census, Roll T624_140, p 3b, Enumeration District 0414, FHL microfilm 1374153
    Ashman Street, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, 16 Apr 1910
    Balbier, Edwin, head, 46, m1, 13y, carpenter, car barn, b. CT, father b. Germany, mother b. Ireland, home owned on mortgage
    Balbier, Mary E, wife, 43, m2, 13y, 4 ch all living, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Balbier, Gertrude, daughter, 22, train-nurse, hospital, b. MA, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Balbier, Bertha, daughter, 20, stenographer, oil refining co, b. MA, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Balbier, Louise, daughter, 11, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Balbier, Urban, son, 10, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT.
  12. 1920 United States Federal Census, Roll T625_176, p 17A, Enumeration District 67
    Plymouth Street, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, Jan 1920
    Tucker, David A, head, 37, salesman, soap shop, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. USA, home rented
    Tucker, Gertrude A, wife, 32, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. CT
    Tucker, David V, son, 3, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. MA
    Tucker, David, father, 78, wd, b. CT, father b. USA, mother b. USA.
  13. 1930 United States Federal Census, Page 36A, Enumeration District 0060, FHL microfilm 2339991
    Plymouth St, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 30 Apr 1930
    Tucker, Gertrude A, head, 42, wd, m. at 28, nurse, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. CT, home rented, $33.00
    Tucker, David U, son, 13, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. MA
    Johnson, Grace A, boarder, 27, teacher, public school, b. CT, father b. Sweden, mother b. Sweden.
  14. 1940 United States Federal Census, Roll m-t0627-00532, p 3B, ED 9-111
    Asylum Street, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 4 Apr 1940
    Tucker, Gertrude, head, 52, wd, social worker, public welfare, b. MA, home rented, $23, 1935 same house
    Tucker, David, son, 23, stock clerk, brass co, b. CT.
  15. 1950 United States Federal Census, Roll 5999, sheet , district 9-119
    2209 Main Street, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut
    Tucker, Gertrude A, head, 62, wd, case worker, City Welfare Dept, b. MA.
Sackett line8th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
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Last Edited11 Oct 2023
 

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