Rebecca Shakett/Sackett

(1877-1947)
FatherMoses Shakett/Sackett (c 1832-1897)
MotherLena Bowman (c 1837-)
Rebecca Shakett/Sackett, daughter of Moses Shakett/Sackett and Lena Bowman, was born in Whitechapel, London, EnglandG, on 2 May 1877.1,2,3 She died aged 70 at the Memorial Hospital, Houston, Harris County, TexasG, on 25 September 19474 and was buried at Beth Yeshurun Cemetery, HoustonG.5 She married at McLennan County, TexasG, on 17 March 1907, William Cohen.6 William was born in Rogowo, PolandG, on 6 June 1881, and immigrated to the United States in 1890.7
     Rebecca immigrated to the United States with her parents, arriving in New York CityG from Rotterdam, Netherlands, on 15 December 1879 on the SS Maas.8
     In 1880 she was living at Hester Street, New York CityG, in the household of her parents Moses and Leah, and was recorded as Rebecca Shachett, aged three and born in England.9
     In 1900 she was living at North Fourth Street, Waco, McLennan County, TexasG, and was recorded as Rebecka Sackett, a dry goods saleswoman aged 23 and single. She was a boarder in the household of Julia Hyman.10
     In 1910 she was living at San Antonio Street, San Marcos, Hays County, TexasG, in the household of her husband William, 32, a retail merchant, and was recorded as Rebecca Cohen, aged 35. Her nephew Maurice Sackett, aged twelve, was living with them.11

 Notes & Citations

  1. Website England & Wales Birth Index (GRO Civil Registration Index) (Ancestry.com) (http://search.ancestry.co.uk/), "Sep qtr 1877. Shaket, Rebecca. Mother: Bowman. Whitechapel. 1C:321."
  2. "U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936–2007", database, Ancestry.com, "Cohen, Rebecca Sackett, b. Rochester, NY, 2 May 1884, father Moses Sackett, mother Lena Bowman. Listed Dec 1936 as Rebecca Sackett Cohen."
  3. Death certificate has b. 2 May 1881. SS claims record has 2 May 1884. Gravestone has 1875.
  4. "Texas Death Certificates 1903–1982", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Cohen, Rebecca, d. Memorial Hospital, Houston, Harris County, Texas, 25 Sep 1947, age 66-4-23, b. Rochester, NY, 2 May 1881, res. 605 Tuam, Houston, widowed, housework, father Moses Sackett b. Poland, mother Leah Bowman b. Poland, informant Ben Sackett, Houston, cause adeno-carcinoma uterus, bur. Beth El, Houston, 26 Sep 1947."
  5. Website Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com).
  6. "Texas, Select County Marriage Index, 1837–1965", database, Ancestry.com, "17 Mar 1907, at McLennan, Texas, William Cohen and Rebecca Sackett."
  7. "Texas, Naturalization Records, 1852–1991", digital image, Ancestry.com, "USA Declaration of Intention, William Cohen, 37, merchant, color white, complexion dark, ht 5' 4", wt 145, hair black, eyes brown, b. Rogowo (Poland), Germany, 6 Jun 1881, res. 605 Tuam Ave, Houston, Texas, emigrated from Hamburg, Germany, last foreign res. Posen, Germany, arr. New York, 1890, wife Rebecca, b. Rochester, NY, res. 605 Tuam Ave. Sworn 4 Jun 1919, US District Court, Houston."
  8. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820–1957", digital image, Ancestry.com, "SS Maas, arr. New York, 15 Dec 1879, from Rotterdam, Netherlands, Moses Shakett, 49, tailor, Leah Shakett, 43, Yolly Shakett, 15, Marks Shakett, 9, Sarah Shakett, 7, Joseph Shakett, 5, Rebecca Shakett, 3, Benjamin Shakett, 10 months, all of England, all intending to become US inhabitants, steerage class."
  9. 1880 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: 873; Page: 212D; Enumeration District: 147
    Hester Street, New York City, New York, 7 Jun 1880
    Shachett, Moses, 48, tailor, b. Poland, father b. Poland, mother b. Poland
    Shachett, Leah, 43, wife, keeping house, b. Poland, father b. Poland, mother b. Poland
    Shachett, Polly, 18, dau, tailoress, b. Poland, father b. Poland, mother b. Poland
    Shachett, Marx, 10, son, school, b. Poland, father b. Poland, mother b. Poland
    Shachett, Joseph, 5, son, b. Poland, father b. Poland, mother b. Poland
    Shachett, Sarah, 8, dau, school, b. Poland, father b. Poland, mother b. Poland
    Shachett, Rebecca, 3, dau, b. England, father b. Poland, mother b. Poland
    Shachett, Benjamin, 2, son, b. England, father b. Poland, mother b. Poland
    Shachett, John, 4/12, son, b. NY, father b. Poland, mother b. Poland.
  10. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Page: 9; Enumeration District: 0070; FHL microfilm: 1241656
    N Fourth Street, Waco, McLennan County, Texas, 7 Jun 1900
    Sackett, Rebecka, boarder, b. May 1877, 23, single, b. NY, father b. Russia, mother b. Russia, saleswoman dry goods
    [In household of Julia Hyman].
  11. 1910 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T624_1563; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0037; FHL microfilm: 1375576
    San Antonio Street, San Marcos, Hays County, Texas, 20 Apr 1910
    Cohen, William, head, 32, m1. 3y, b. Germany, father b. Germany, mother b. Germany, retail merchant, ladies' furnishing, employer, home rented
    Cohen, Rebecca, wife, 35, m1. 3y, b. NY, father b. Germany, mother b. Germany
    Sackett, Maurice, nephew, 12, b. TX, father b. NY, mother b. MI.
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