May Belcher Sackett
|Father||Charles Edgar Sackett (1841-1927)|
|Mother||Caroline Ball Wilson (1844-1904)|
In 1870 May was living in Albany, New York StateG, in the household of her parents Charles and Caroline, and was recorded in the census as May Sacket, aged one month and born in New York.5
In 1880 she was living in Wayne, Mifflin County, PennsylvaniaG, in the household of her parents Charles and Caroline, and was recorded as May Sackett, aged ten.6
May was listed in the DanburyG City Directory from 1889.7
In 1900 she was living at Library Place, DanburyG, in the household of her parents Charles and Caroline, and was recorded as May B Sackett, single, aged 30.8
Suicide by Hanging.
May Belcher Sackett. Member of Prominent Danbury, Conn, Family, Found Dead In Cellar.
Danbury. Conn. July 25. — May Belcher Sackett, aged 35. a member of a prominent family here, committed suicide by hanging today at her home. Her body was discovered suspended from a beam in the cellar and cut down by her sister. No reason is assigned for the suicide.
—The Boston Globe, Boston, Massachusetts, 26 Jul 1907, p 1
Suicide in Danbury.
One of the Best Known Women of the City Hangs Herself.
Danbury, July 25.—Miss May Belcher Sackett, thirty-five, one of the best-known women of this city, committed suicide by hanging to-day at her home on Terrace Place. Her body was discovered suspended from a beam in the cellar and cut down by her sister, Miss Hope Sackett. Physicians found that the young woman had been dead several hours. Miss Sackett had been in exceptionally good spirits and the only reason assigned for the suicide is a sudden attack of suicidal mania.
—The Morning Journal-Courier, New Haven, Connecticut, 26 Jul 1907, p 3
Notes & Citations
- Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "8377. Mary Belcher Sackett."
- "Connecticut, U.S., Death Records, 1897-1968" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, May, d. Danbury, Connecticut, 25 Jul 1907."
- Find a Grave.
- 1870 United States Federal Census
Roll M593_900, p 16B, FHL film, 23 Jun 1870
Albany Ward 10, Albany, New York
Sacket, Charles E, 28, architect, b. NY
Sacket, Caroline B, 26, b. NY
Sacket, Hope, 6, b. NY
Sacket, May, 1/12, b. NY, b. Apr.
- 1880 United States Federal Census
Roll 1156, p 192D, Enumeration District 179
Wayne, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, 4 Jun 1880
Sackett, Charles, head, 38, iron master, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY
Sackett, Caroline, wife, 36, keeping house, b. NJ, father b. NJ, mother b. NJ
Sackett, Hope, daughter, 17, at home, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NJ
Sackett, May, daughter, 10, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NJ
Yapple, Anna, servant, single, 16, b. PA, housekeeper, father b. PA, mother b. PA.
- "US City Directories, 1822-1995" (Ancestry image), Danbury City Directory, 1889, 1890, "Sackett Miss May, h 15 Terrace pl."; 1891–1897, "Sackett Miss May B, h 15 Terrace pl."; 1899–1904, "Sackett Miss May Belcher, h 15 Terrace pl."
- 1900 United States Federal Census
Page 6, Enumeration District 0053, FHL microfilm
Library Place, Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, 6 Jun 1900
Sackett, Charles, head, b. Dec 1840, 59, m. 38y, patent lawyer, b. NY, father b. CT, mother b. NY
Sackett, Caroline B, wife, b. Feb 1844, 56, m. 38y, 2 ch, both living, b. NJ, father b. NY, mother b. NJ
Sackett, Hope W, daughter, b. Aug 1862, 37, single, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NJ
Sackett, May B, daughter, b. May 1870, 30, single, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NJ.
|Sackett line||9th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet|
|Charts||Line 3a (American)|
|Last Edited||22 Dec 2022|