Elijah Sackett

FatherElijah Sackett (1784-1851)
MotherCynthia Sackett (1784-1862)
Marriage1846, West SpringfieldGOlive Antoinette "Nett" Dunham4,5
Elijah Sackett, farmer and contractor, son of Elijah Sackett and Cynthia Sackett, was born in West Springfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, on 29 January 1825.1,2 He died aged 69 in Springfield, Hampden CountyG, on 12 May 18943 and was buried at Springfield CemeteryG.6 He married in West SpringfieldG on 11 November 1846, Olive Antoinette "Nett" Dunham, daughter of Samuel Dunham and Olive Cadwell.4,5 Olive Dunham was born in Wilbraham, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, on 10 October 1829.7 She died aged 69 in SpringfieldG on 31 January 18998 and was buried at Springfield CemeteryG.6
     In 1870 Elijah was living in SpringfieldG and was recorded in the census as Elijah Sackett, landscape gardener, aged 45, and born in Massachusetts. Living with him were his wife Olive, aged 40 and born in Massachusetts, and children, William, 19, Frank, 14, and Freddie, aged four. Also in the household was Charlie Smith, a teamster.9
     In 1880 he was living in SpringfieldG and was recorded as Elijah Sackett, a contractor, head of household, aged 58. His wife Olive, 50, and their son Frederick, 14, were living with him. Also in the household were Elijah and Olive's son William, 29, with his wife Leonora, and their children, Clara Bell, 2, and George, aged one; and Elijah and Olive's son Frank, 24, with his wife Sarah.10

Springfield City Directory

1854Sackett Elijah, farmer, h Factory st
1866Sackett Elijah, laborer, h 152 E Worthington st
1868Sackett Elijah, gardener, h Summer st
1869Sackett Elijah, landscape gardener, h Summer st
1874Sackett Elijah, (Sackett & Reynolds) house 164 Summer street
Sackett & Reynolds, landscape gardeners rear 156 Spring street: Justin Sackett, house 156 Spring street; George Reynolds, house 355 Maple street; Elijah Sackett, house 164 Summer street
1880, 82Sackett Elijah, grader, h 164 Summer
1888Sackett Elijah, h 164 Summer
1891Sackett Elijah, h 418 Worthington
Elijah Sackett (1825–1894), Springfield Cemetery, Massachusetts
(Src: Find a Grave, Angie Robinson)

Children of Elijah Sackett and Olive Antoinette "Nett" Dunham

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "1152. Elijah Sackett."
  2. Date of birth based on age at death.
  3. Website Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910 (New England Historic Genealogical Society), Sackett, Elijah, Springfield, 1894, v445, p740, Death
    "1894 May 12, Elijah Sackett, married, 69-3-13, hypertrophy of prostate, cystitis, at Springfield, contractor, b. W Springfield, s. Elijah & Cynthia (Sackett), both b. Westfield."
  4. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "Sackett, Elijah Jr., of West Springfield, m. Olive A. Dunham, of Springfield, Nov. 11, 1846, by Rev. A. C. Washburn. [?Town] Vital Records, NB1:403."
  5. "Massachusetts, Town and Vital records, 1620–1988" (Ancestry image), West Springfield marriages, "Sackett, Elijah Jr of W.S. and Olive A Dunham of Springfield, int. 7 Nov 1846."
  6. Find a Grave.
  7. Gravestone.
  8. Website Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910, Sackett, Olive Antoinette (Dunham), Springfield, 1899, v493, p167, Death
    "1899 Jan 31, Olive Antoinette (Dunham), widow of Elijah Sackett, 69-4-21, cancer of uterus, of Springfield, at Springfield, burial Springfield, occ. at home, b. Brimfield, d. Samuel & Olive Cadwell, parents' birthplaces unknown."
  9. 1870 United States Federal Census, M593_618/222/446
    Springfield Ward 4, Hampden, Massachusetts
    Sackett, Elijah, 45, landscape gardener, $6,000, $2,000, b. Mass
    Sackett, Olive A, 40, keeping house, b. Mass
    Sackett, William H, 19, works landscape gardening, b. Mass
    Sackett, Frank H, 14, at school, b. Illinois
    Sackett, Freddie E, 4, at home, b. Mass
    Smith, Charlie, 20, teamster, b. Mass.
  10. 1880 United States Federal Census, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
    FHL 1254536, NA T9-0536/183B
    Elijah Sackett, head, married, 58, b. MA, contractor, father b. MA, mother b. MA
    Olive A. Sackett, wife, 50, b. MA, keeping house, father b. MA, mother b. MA
    William H. Sackett, son, married, 29, b. MA, contractor, father b. MA, mother b. MA
    Leonora I. Sackett, dau-in-law, married, 24, b. MA, at home, father b. ME, mother b. MA
    Frank H. Sackett, son, married, 24, b. IL, contractor, father b. MA, mother b. MA
    Sarah J. Sackett, dau-in-law, married, 30, b. MA, at home, father b. MA, mother b. MA
    Frederick Sackett, son, 14, b. MA, at school, father b. MA, mother b. MA
    Clara Bell Sackett, gdau, 2, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA
    George I. Sackett, gson, 1, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA.
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