Janice Elizabeth Sackett
|Father||John Lemuel "Lem" Sackett (1892-1976)|
|Mother||Florence Minerva Wells (1893-1969)|
In 1930 Janice was living in RigaG in the household of her parents John and Florence, and was recorded in the census as Janice E Sackett, aged four and born in New York State.8
In 1940 she was living at Palmer Road, RigaG, in the household of her parents John and Florence, and was recorded as Elizabeth Sackett, aged 14.9
Janice was listed, with the entry struck through, in the 1950 census in the household of her parents John and Florence at Palmer Road, RigaG.10
Janice Sackett Williams
Much beloved Sister, Aunt, Teacher, Coach, Mentor, and Friend, Janice Sackett Williams, born in Riga, New York, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 27, 2015, at the age of 89.
Janice graduated from Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA, and went on to teach physical education and coach women's field hockey for over 45 years, the predominance of which were spent at Akron Central School, Akron, NY. She still holds a record as one of the most "winning" coaches in women's high school field hockey in the state of New York. More importantly, she was ahead of her time in teaching young women that they were not second class citizens to young men, and impressing upon her corner of the world that she expected her female students and athletes to be treated equally with the male students and athletes. After her retirement, she spent time with her friends and family, travelled the world, and enjoyed her life to the fullest. She will be greatly missed, was one of a kind, a force to be reckoned with, and loved dearly.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Lemuel and Florence Wells Sackett, her husband, Merle F. Williams, and her nephew John L. (Rose) Sackett, III.
Janice is survived by her three siblings, Jane S. Uhle, Joan S. (Ralph) Spaulding and John L. (Jean) Sackett, Jr., her two nieces, Deborah S. (Jay) Miller and Alexandra Spaulding, a nephew, Charles (Amy) Sackett , several grand-nieces and nephews, and many, many dear friends.
A Celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the Akron Masonic Lodge, 63 John Street, Akron, N.Y., from 3-6pm, with a Tribute to Janice beginning at 4pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the U.S. Field Hockey Association, Lock Haven University, The Heifer Project, The Community School of South Tamworth, N.H., your local Humane Society or the charity of your choice would be appropriate. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.
—The Batavian, New York, 3 Jun 2015
Notes & Citations
- Date of birth from father's gravestone.
- "New York State, Marriage Index 1881–1967" (Ancestry image), "2 May 1952, Rochester, New York, Merle F Williams, certificate 12817."; "2 May 1952, Rochester, New York, Janice Sackett, certificate 12817."
- "Social Security Death Index" (Ancestry transcript), "Merle F. Williams, b. 26 Sep 1913, d. 4 Jun 1988, SSN 003-16-7674 issued NH, residence 14036, Corfu, Genesee, New York."
- "U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936–2007" (Ancestry transcript), "Williams, Merle Frank, b. Springfield, Massachusetts, 26 Sep 1913, d. 4 Jun 1988, father Frank E Williams, mother Jennie H Martin. Mar 1945 listed as Merle Frank Williams; 14 Jun 1988 listed as Merle F Williams."
- Find a Grave.
- 1930 United States Federal Census
Page 6A, Enumeration District 0254, FHL microfilm 2341183
Riga, Monroe County, New York
Sackett, John L, head, 37, m. at 31, farmer, general farm, b. NY, father b. MI, mother b. PA, home owned
Sackett, Florence M, wife, 37, m. at 31, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY
Sackett, Jane A, daughter, 6, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY
Sackett, Janice E, daughter, 4, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY
Sackett, John L, son, 1, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY
Sackett, Joan K, daughter, 5/12, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY.
- 1940 United States Federal Census
Roll m-t0627-02680, p 5A, ED 28-84
Palmer Road, Riga, Monroe County, New York
Sackett, J Lemuel, head, 47, farmer, b. NY, home owned, $3000
Sackett, Florence, wife, 47, b. NY
Sackett, Jane Ann, daughter, 16, b. NY
Sackett, Elizabeth, daughter, 14, b. NY
Sackett, John L, son, 11, b. NY
Sackett, Joan K, daughter, 10, b. NY.
- 1950 United States Federal Census
Roll 3766, sheet 4, district 28-140
North on Palmer Rd, Riga, Monroe County, New York
Sackett, John L, head, 58, farmer, farm, b. NY
Sackett, Florence W, wife, 57, b. NY
Sackett, Janice E, daughter, 29, b. NY
Sackett, Joan, daughter, 20, b. NY
[Entries for Janice & Joan are struck through].
|Sackett line||10th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet|
|Charts||Line 3a (American)|
|Last Edited||23 Feb 2023|