May Belcher Sackett

(1870-1907)
FatherCharles Edgar Sackett (1841-1927)
MotherCaroline Ball Wilson (1844-1904)
May Belcher Sackett, daughter of Charles Edgar Sackett and Caroline Ball Wilson, was born in New York StateG in April 1870.1,2 She died aged 37 by suicide in Danbury, Fairfield County, ConnecticutG, on 25 July 19073 and was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York StateG.4
     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
May Belcher Sackett (1870–1907), Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York
(Src: Find a Grave, Linda L)

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

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "8377. Mary Belcher Sackett."
  2. Census.
  3. "Connecticut, U.S., Death Records, 1897-1968" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, May, d. Danbury, Connecticut, 25 Jul 1907."
  4. Find a Grave.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. "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."
  8. 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 line9th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Generation.Tree10R.3
Last Edited22 Dec 2022
 

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