Alfred Ward "Fred" Sackett

(1895-1947)
FatherJoseph Hunting Sackett (1860-1939)
MotherIdella Dillavou (1867-1951)
Alfred Ward Sackett, known as Fred, of Danville, Illinois, son of Joseph Hunting Sackett and Idella Dillavou, was born in New York CityG on 16 February 1895.1 He died aged 52 in Danville, Vermilion County, IllinoisG, on 18 April 1947 and was buried at Roselawn Cemetery, Champaign, IllinoisG, on 21 April 1947.2,3
     In 1910 Fred was living at Lagon Avenue, Danville, Vermilion County, IllinoisG, in the household of his parents Joseph and Idella, and was recorded in the census as Fred W Sackett, a newsboy, aged 15.4
     Fred went up to the University of Illinois in 1915.5
     He completed a World War I draft registration card in 1917. He was aged 22 and was a student at Illinois University in Urbana. He was living at 815 North Clarke Street, DanvilleG.6
     He served in the US Army as a 2nd Lieutenant during the First World War, enlisting on 22 June 1917 and being discharged on 21 August 1919.3
     In 1920 he was living at Oak Street, DanvilleG, in the household of his parents Joseph and Idella, and was recorded as Fred Sackett, a waiter at a school, aged 24.7
     In 1930 he was living at Kentucky Avenue, DanvilleG, in the household of his parents Joseph and Idella, and was recorded as Fred W Sackett, a laborer in a secondhand store, aged 35, single.8
     Fred was listed in the Danville City Directory from 1922 to 1945. He was a chemist from 1923 before joining his father's secondhand furniture business in about 1935. He continued this business after his father's death in 1939. He was a hospital attendant from 1943 to 1945.9
     Fred completed a World War II draft registration card on 27 April 1942. He was aged 47, unemployed, and was living at 106 Kentucky Avenue, DanvilleG, with his mother Idella.10
Fred Ward Sackett (1895–1947), Roselawn Cemetery, Champaign, Illinois
(Src: Find A Grave, David Kleiboeker)
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 Notes & Citations

  1. "New York, New York City Births, 1846–1909", database, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Alfred, b. Manhattan, New York, 16 Feb 1895, father Joseph Sackett age 34 b. US, mother Idella Dillavon age 28 b. US."
  2. "Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916–1947", database, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Fred W, of Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, b. New York, NY, 16 Feb 1895, d. Danville, 18 Apr 1947, bur. Roselawn Cemetery, Champaign, Champaign County, IL, 21 Apr 1947, age 52, librarian, US Veterans, single, father Joseph H Sackett b. NY, mother Idella Dillavou b. IL."
  3. "US, Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925–1963", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Fred Ward, b. 16 Feb 1895, d. 18 Apr 1947, 2nd Lt, enlisted 22 Jun 1917, commissioned 28 Feb 1918, discharged 21 Aug 1919, Roselawn Cemetery, Champaign, IL, flat granite marker, Christian emblem, applicant Mrs Idella Sackett, 106 Kentucky Ave, Danville, IL, 9 Nov 1948."
  4. 1910 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T624_330; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0154; FHL microfilm: 1374343
    Lagon Avenue, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, 21 Apr 1910
    Sackett, Joseph H, head, 48, m1. 24y, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. US, merchant, retail, own account, home rented
    Sackett, Idella, wife, 43, m1. 24y, 4 ch, all living, b. IL, father b. IN, mother b. IL
    Sackett, Artimus D, son, 24, single, b. IL, father b. NY, mother b. IL, salesman, dry goods
    Sackett, Fred W, son, 15, b. IL, father b. NY, mother b. IL, news boy
    Sackett, Edna C, dau, 11, b. IL, father b. NY, mother b. IL
    Reardon, Susiana M, boarder, 50, m1. 25y, 1 ch, living, b. GA, father b. US, mother b. US, own income.
  5. "US School Catalogs, 1765–1935", digital image, Ancestry.com, University of Illinois, 1916, "Sackett Fred Ward (la 1915- ) Stu 915 N Oak St Danville Ill."
  6. "US, World War I draft registrations records 1917–1918", digital image, FamilySearch, Illinois, Danville, Vermillion, Roll 8, Precinct 4 Danville, "Serial no. 2148, Fred Ward Sackett, age 22, of 815 N. Clarke St., Danville, Ill, b. 16 Feb 1895, natural born, New York City, New York, student, Illinois University, Urbana, Ill, no dependents, single, causasian, Corp., University Branch, 2 yrs, Ill, claim no exemption, med ht, slender build, blue eyes, lt brown hair, not bald, no disabilities. Not dated."
  7. 1920 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T625_411; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 175
    Oak Street, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, 18 Jan 1920
    Sackett, Joseph, head, 58, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. US, manager, second hand
    Sackett, Idell, wife, 52, b. IL, father b. IN. mother b. US
    Sackett, Fred, son, 24, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. US [sic], table waiter, school
    Sackett, Edna, dau, 20, b. IL, father b. TN [sic], mother b. US [sic], language teacher, at home.
  8. 1930 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 0021; FHL microfilm: 2340299
    Kentucky, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, 14 Apr 1930
    Sackett, Joseph H, head, home owned $3,500, 69, m. at 25, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY, store keeper, second hand store
    Sackett, Idella, wife, 63, m. at 18, b. IL, father b. IN, mother b. IL
    Sackett, Fred W, son, 35, single, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. IL, laborer, second hand store.
  9. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, Danville, Illinois, City Directory, 1922, "Sackett Fred W student r 915 Oak."; 1923, "Sackett Fred W chemist r 915 Oak."; 1927, 1928, 1929, 1931, "Sackett Fred W chemist r106 Kentucky av."; 1932, "Sackett Edw W [sic] chemist r106 Kentucky av."; 1933, "Sackett Fred W chemist r106 Kentucky av."; 1935, 1936, "Sackett Fred W clk r106 Kentucky av."; 1937, "Sackett Fred W slsmn Jos H Sackett r106 Kentucky av."; 1938, "Sackett Fred W asst r106 Kentucky av."; 1939, "Sackett Fred W clk Jos H Sackett r106 Kentucky av."; 1940, 1941, "Furniture Dealers—Second Hand: Sackett Fred W 425 E Main.", "Sackett Fred W 2d hd furn 425 E Main r106 Kentucky."; 1942, "Furniture Dealers—Second Hand: Sackett Fred W 425 E Main."; 1943, 1944, "Sackett Fred W atndt VAF r106 Kentucky av."; 1945, "Sackett Fred W hosp atndt VAF r106 Kentucky av."
  10. "US World War II draft registration cards 1942", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Serial U592, Fred Ward Sackett, 106 Kentucky Ave, Danville, Illinois, age 47, b. New York City, 16 Feb 1895, unemployed, contact Idella Sackett, 106 Kentucky Ave, race white, ht 5' 9", wt 135, eyes blue, hair brown, complexion light, crippled little finger on left hand. Reg. Danville City, 27 Apr 1942."
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Sackett line5th great-grandson of John Sackett of New Haven
Last Edited21 April 2019
 

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