Grant Talbot Sackett

(1914-1952)
FatherCharles Albert Sackett (1882-1931)
MotherClara G Arpen (1882-1969)
Grant Talbot Sackett (1914–1952) and Ethel Dolores (Murphy) Sackett (1918–1952)
(Src: Grant Werner)
Grant Talbot Sackett, son of Charles Albert Sackett and Clara G Arpen, was born in Keene, Cheshire County, New HampshireG, on 26 June 1914.1,2 He died aged 37 in Babylon, Suffolk County, New York StateG, on 23 March 1952.3 He was buried at Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, Nassau County, New York StateG, on 27 March 1952.4 He married first before 1940, Mabel Agnes ___.5 He married second in Babylon, Suffolk County, New York StateG, on 9 August 1950, Ethel Dolores Murphy, daughter of Walter H Murphy and Anna F Godfrey.6 Ethel was born in Brooklyn, New York CityG, on 30 December 1918.7 She died aged 33 in BabylonG on 23 March 19528 and was buried at Long Island National CemeteryG on 27 March 1952.9 Ethel served as a nurse in the US Army during the Second World War. Grant and Ethel were drowned when their sailboat capsized.
     In 1920 Grant was living at James Avenue, West SpringfieldG, in the household of his parents Charles and Clara, and was recorded in the census as Grant Sackett, aged five and born in New Hampshire.10
     In 1930 he was living at Main Street, Agawam, Hampden CountyG, in the household of his parents Charles and Clara, and was recorded as Grant Sackett, aged 15.11
     Grant completed a World War II draft registration card on 16 October 1940. He was aged 26 and was employed at the Agawam Woolen Company. He was living at 2 Leonard Street, Agawam, Hampden CountyG, with his wife Mabel.12

Bodies of 3 Men, Woman, Recovered
AMITYVILLE, March 24. (AP)—The bodies of three men and a woman, drowned when two small sailboats capsized, were recovered today from Great South Bay.
The dead, all employees of the Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corp., of Farmingdale, were identified as:
Mrs. Ethel Sackett, 33, Lindhurst, a nurse at the plant; her husband Grant T. Sackett, 35, head of quality control of the stratos division; George DeScheppcr, a junior administration engineer of guided missiles, Babylon; and Edwin L. Anning, layout draftsman of guided missiles, Babylon.
Search for the missing boats was begun early today by the Coast Guard when Mrs. Anning reported them overdue. The four persons had put out in the two 15-foot boats Sunday.

The Post-Standard, Syracuse, New York, 25 Mar 1952, p 1
(also syndicated to other newspapers.)

Sackett line10th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
See alsoThurmon King's Database, 49141
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Grant Werner.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Death record.
  2. Website Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com).
  3. "New York, Death Index, 1852–1956", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Grant T, d. Babylon, New York, 23 Mar 1952, age 37."
  4. "U.S. Veterans Gravesites", database, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Grant T, b. 26 Jun 1914, d. 23 Mar 1952, aged 37, bur. Long Island National Cemetery, 2040 Wellwood Avenue Farmingdale, NY 11735-1211, Section D Site 1157, 27 Mar 1952, relative Ethel Dolores Murphy Sackett, notes: Nurse US Army."
  5. Draft.
  6. "New York State, Marriage Index 1881–1967", digital image, Ancestry.com, "9 Aug 1950, Babylon, New York, Grant T Sackett, Murp, certificate 31902."; "9 Aug 1950, Babylon, New York, Ethel D Murphy, Sack, certificate 31903."
  7. "New York, New York, Birth Index, 1910–1965", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Murphy, Ethel D, b. Brooklyn, New York City, New York, 30 Dec 1918, certificate 3664."
  8. "New York, Death Index, 1852–1956", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Ethel D, d. Babylon, New York, 23 Mar 1952, age 33."
  9. "U.S. Veterans Gravesites", database, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Ethel Dolores, b. 30 Dec 1918, d. 23 Mar 1952, aged 33, bur. Long Island National Cemetery, 2040 Wellwood Avenue Farmingdale, NY 11735-1211, Section D Site 1157A, 27 Mar 1952, service start 15 Jun 1943, service end 6 Apr 1946, notes: Lt/Jg US Army World War II."
  10. 1920 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll T625_699, p 17A, Enumeration District 188
    James Ave., West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, 14 Jan 1920
    Sackett, A Charles, head, 37, storekeeper, railroad, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. Canada, home rented
    Sackett, Clara, wife, 37, b. MA, father b. VT, mother b. Canada
    Sackett, Grant, son, 5, b. NH, father b. MA, mother b. MA
    Gee, F Arthur, boarder, 28, cashier, restaurant, b. VT, father b. VT, mother b. VT.
  11. 1930 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Page 13B, Enumeration District 0099, FHL microfilm 2340640
    Main Street, Agawam, Hampden, Massachusetts, 8 Apr 1930
    Arpin, Josephine A, head, 76, wd, b. Canada French, father b. Canada French, mother b. Canada French, home owned, $6500
    Sackett, Clara, daughter, 47, m. at 20, b. MA, father b. VT, mother b. Canada French
    Sackett, Charles, son-in-law, 47, m. at 20, inspector, steam railroad, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. Canada French
    Sackett, Grant, grandson, 15, b. NH, father b. MA, mother b. MA.
  12. "U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940–1947", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Grant Talbot Sackett, 2 Leonard St, Agawam, Hampden, Massachusetts, age 26, b. Keene, New Hampshire, 26 Jun 1914, nok Mrs Mabel Agnes Sackett, wife, 2 Leonard St, emp Agawan Woolen Co, Inc, Elm St, Agawam, race white, ht 5' 11", eyes gray, wt 141, hair brown, complexion light. Reg Agawam, Massachusetts, 16 Oct 1940."
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