Lawrence Melvin Sackett

(1893-1951)
FatherHarry Hayes (1864-1926)
MotherMyrtle Della Sackett (1876-1929)
Lawrence Melvin Sackett, son of Harry Hayes and Myrtle Della Sackett, was born in Dexter, Washtenaw County, MichiganG, on 5 October 1893.1 He died aged 57 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw CountyG, on 7 April 19512 and was buried at Forest Home Cemetery, Townsend, Oconto County, WisconsinG.3 He married in Marshall, Calhoun County, MichiganG, on 3 November 1914, Nettie Elizabeth Shepherd, daughter of William Shepherd and Helen Fuller.4 Nettie was born in Maine, Outagamie County, WisconsinG, on 13 October 1895. According to Lawrence's death record they were divorced. She died in Blackwell, Forest County, WisconsinG, on 4 April 19845 and was buried at Forest Home CemeteryG.3
     In 1900 Lawrence was living at 4th Street, Scio, Washtenaw CountyG, in the household of his grandparents George and Mary, and was recorded in the census as Melvin Sackett, at school, aged six and born in Michigan. He was listed as a son but was George and Mary's grandson.6
     In 1910 Lawrence was living at Cleveland Street, Battle Creek, Calhoun County, MichiganG, in the household of his mother Myrtle and stepfather Orson Goodrich, and was recorded in the census as Melvin Sackett, aged 17. He was described as Orson's brother-in-law, i.e. Myrtle's brother, but was actually her son.7
     In 1920 he was living at Elm Street, Townsend, Oconto CountyG, and was recorded as Lorence M Sackett, a laborer on the steam railroad, head of household, aged 26. Living with him were his wife Nettie, 24, and their children, Lawrence, 4, twins Roland and Russell, 2, and Gordon, aged one.8
     In 1930 he was living at Forest Avenue, TownsendG, and was recorded as Lawrence M Sackett, a section hand on the railroad, head of household, aged 36. Living with him were his wife Nettie, 34, and their children, Lawrence V, 15, twins Roland and Russell, 13, Gordon, 12, Robert, 8, and Helen, aged five.9
     In 1937 Lawrence was employed as a laborer by the Chicago & North Western Railway Company, in Wabeno, Forest County, WisconsinG. The record identifies his father as Harry Hayes.10

Sackett Rites Are Set at Townsend
Special to Press-Gazette
Suring, Wis. — Funeral services for Laurence M. Sackett, 58, will be held at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon in the Community Bible church at Townsend. The Rev Neil Martin will conduct the rites, and burial will be in the Townsend cemetery.
     The body was at the Soulek Funeral home, and was taken to the church today to lie in state until the time of the rites.
     Mr. Sackett died Friday at Ann Arbor, Mich., from a heart ailment. He had lived in Ann Arbor for the last several years. Born in Dexter, Mich., Oct. 5, 1893, he came to Oconto county 38 years ago. In 1914 he married Miss Nettie Shepherd of Townsend. He worked as a section hand for the North Western railroad 25 years.
     Survivors include his wife, of Wishram, Wash; two daughters, Miss Helen, of Wishram, and Mrs. Charles (Norine) Ross, Long Beach, Calif; five sons, Laurence of Beaver Dam, Wis., Richard of Carter, Wis., Russel of Newburg, Wis., Gordon of Milwaukee, and Robert, Beaver Dam, and 11 grandchildren.

Green Bay Press-Gazette, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 10 Apr 1951, p 52.


Nettie E. Sackett
Nettie E. Sackett, 88, Townsend, died Wednesday at a Town of Blackwell nursing home. She was bom Oct. 13, 1895, in the Town of Maine, Wis. to William and Helen (Fuller) Shepherd. She grew up in Townsend and resided in the State of Washington for 20 years, returning to Townsend in 1960. She was retired from Connor Forest Industries.
     She married Lawrence Sackett Sr. on Nov. 4, 1914.

Green Bay Press-Gazette, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 6 Apr 1984, p 27.

Lawrence Melvin Sackett (1893–1951), Forest Home Cemetery, Townsend, Wisconsin
(Src: Find a Grave, Ash)

Children of Lawrence Melvin Sackett and Nettie Elizabeth Shepherd

 Notes & Citations

  1. Death record.
  2. "Michigan Death Records 1867–1952", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Laurence Melvin, d. Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, 7 Apr 1951, aged 57, divorced, b. Michigan, 5 Oct 1893, father George Hayes, mother Myrta Sackett."
  3. Website Find a Grave.
  4. "Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867–1952", digital image, Ancestry.com, "3 Nov 1914, Marshall, Calhoun, Michigan, Lawrence Melvin Sackett, 21, of Battle Creek, Michigan, b. Dexter, Michigan, stove mounter, father Hayes Sackett, mother Myrtle Sackett; to Nettie Elizabeth Shepherd, 19, of Townsend, Wisconsin, b. Town of Maine, Wisconsin, father William Shepherd, mother Helen Fuller. By A Watson Brown, Minister of Gospel. Witnesses: Mrs Kate Hopkins, Ettroile Brown."
  5. Obituary.
  6. 1900 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Page 1, Enumeration District 0103, FHL microfilm 1240746
    4th Street, Scio, Washtenaw, Michigan, 1 Jun 1900
    Sackett, George, head, b. Apr 1841, 59, m. 32y, carpenter, b. OH, father b. MA, mother b. NY, home owned free of mortgage
    Sackett, Mary Ann, wife, b. Aug 1841, 58, m. 32y, 8 ch, 7 living, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    Sackett, Wm, son, b. Mar 1873, 26, carpenter, b. MI, father b. OH, mother b. PA
    Sackett, John F, son, b. Mar 1878, 22, laborer, b. MI, father b. OH, mother b. PA
    Sackett, Warren W, son, b. Aug 1880, 19, laborer, b. MI, father b. OH, mother b. PA
    Sackett, Cora, daughter, b. Sep 1883, 16, at school, b. MI, father b. OH, mother b. PA
    Sackett, Melvin, son, b. Oct 1893, 6, at school, b. MI, father b. OH, mother b. PA.
  7. 1910 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll T624_640, p 2A, Enumeration District 0032, FHL microfilm 1374653
    Cleveland Street, Battle Creek Ward 1, Calhoun, Michigan, 15/16 Apr 1910
    Goodrich, Orson, head, 32, m1. 6y, machinist, foundry, b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. MI, home rented
    Goodrich, Myrtle, wife, 29, m1. 6y, no ch., b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. PA
    Sackett, Melvin, brother-in-law, 17, b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. PA.
  8. 1920 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll T625_2007, p 2A, Enumeration District 179
    Elm street, Townsend, Oconto, Wisconsin, 22 Jan 1920
    Sackett, Lorence M, head, 26, laborer, steam railroad, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. MI, home rented
    Sackett, Nettie, wife, 24, b. WI, father b. Canada, mother b. WI
    Sackett, Lorence, son, 4 7/12, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. WI
    Sackett, Rolland, son, 2 11/12, b. WI, father b. MI, mother b. WI
    Sackett, Russell, son, 2 11/12, b. WI, father b. MI, mother b. WI
    Sackett, Gordon, son, 1 9/12, b. WI, father b. MI, mother b. WI.
  9. 1930 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Page 3B, Enumeration District 0036, FHL microfilm 2342336
    Forest Ave, Townsend, Oconto, Wisconsin, 22 Apr 1930
    Sackett, Lawrence M, head, 36, m. at 21, section hand, railroad, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. MI, home rented, $8
    Sackett, Nettie E, wife, 34, m. at 19, b. WI, father b. Canada English, mother b. WI
    Sackett, Lawrence V, son, 15, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. WI
    Sackett, Roland M, son, 13, b. WI, father b. MI, mother b. WI
    Sackett, Russell M, son, 13, b. WI, father b. MI, mother b. WI
    Sackett, Gordon H, son, 12, b. WI, father b. MI, mother b. WI
    Sackett, Robert F, son, 8, b. WI, father b. MI, mother b. WI
    Sackett, Helen D, daughter, 5, b. WI, father b. MI, mother b. WI.
  10. "U.S., Chicago and North Western Railroad Employment Records, 1935-1970", digital image, Ancestry.com, Social Security-Carrier Employee Registration, "Lawrence Melvin Sackett, of Townsend, Wisconsin, employer Chicago & North Western Railway Company, Wabeno, Wisconsin, section laborer, age 43, b. 5 Oct 1893, at Dexter, Washineau, Michigan, father Harry Hayes, mother Myrtle Della Sackett. Dated 6 Jan 1937."
See alsoThurmon King's Database, 32547
Sackett line5th great-grandson of Captain Richard Sackett of New York
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Generation.Tree11S.3
Last Edited17 Dec 2021
 

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