James Albert Sackett

(1880-1954)
FatherMark Sackett (1842-1917)
MotherJennie Remington (c 1846-1885)
James Albert Sackett, railroad conductor, son of Mark Sackett and Jennie Remington, was born in Geneva, Ashtabula County, OhioG, on 19 November 1880.1 He died aged 73 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OhioG, on 17 April 1954 and was buried at Sunset Memorial Park, North Olmsted, Cuyahoga CountyG.2 He married in about 1905, Grace J Mueller, daughter of Henry Mueller and Louisa Dunkhorst.3 Grace was born in OhioG, on 24 April 1886.4 She died aged 54 in OhioG, on 13 December 1940 and was buried at Sunset Memorial ParkG.5,6
     In 1900 James was living in ClevelandG, in the household of his father Mark and stepmother Mamie, and was recorded in the census as James Alvert [sic], a machinist, aged 18 and born in Ohio.7
     In 1910 he was living at Bucyrus Avenue, ClevelandG, and was recorded as James A Sackett, a streetcar conductor, head of household, aged 29. Living with him were his wife Grace, 24, and their daughter Grace, aged two. Also in the household were James's wife's sisters, Annabel, 20, and Florence, 13.8
     James completed a World War I draft registration card on 12 September 1918. He was aged 38 and was a yard brakeman at the Pennsylvania Railway Company. He was living at 4206 Spokane, ClevelandG with his wife Grace.9
     In 1920 he was living at Spokane Avenue, ClevelandG, and was recorded as James A Sackett, a railroad brakeman, head of household, aged 39. He owned his home on a mortgage. Living with him were his wife Grace, 33, and their daughter Grace, aged eleven. His wife's unmarried sister Florence, 23, was also in the household.10
     In 1930 he was living at Spokane Avenue, ClevelandG, and was recorded as James A Sackett, a railroad conductor, head of household, aged 48. He owned his home. Living with him were his wife Grace, 43, and their children, Grace, 21, and Warren, aged nine.11
     In 1940 he was living at Spokane Avenue, ClevelandG, and was recorded as James Sackett, a railroad conductor, head of household, aged 59. Living with him were his wife Grace, 54, and their unmarried children, Grace, 32, and Warren, 19.12
     He completed a World War II draft registration card on 27 April 1942. He was then aged 61 and was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad. He was living at 4206 Spokane Avenue, ClevelandG with his daughter Grace.13
     James was listed in the Cleveland City Directory from 1904 onwards as a conductor.14

Children of James Albert Sackett and Grace J Mueller

ChartsTree 7. Simon Sackett the colonist descendant chart

 Notes & Citations

  1. "Ohio, County Births, 1841–2003", digital image, FamilySearch, "Sackett, James A, b. Geneva, Ashtabula County, Ohio, 19 Nov 1880, father Mark Sackett, mother Jennie, of Geneva."
  2. Cleveland Press (Cuyahoga County, Ohio), transcript, Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com), 20 Apr 1954, "Sackett, James A., beloved husband of the late Grace J. (nee Mueller), dear father of Grace L. and J. Warren, grandfather of J. Michael and Thomas W., brother of Mary Corlew of Orla Vista, Fla., suddenly, Saturday p. m., late residence, 1950 Wooster Rd., (formerly of 4206 Spokane Ave). Family will receive friends at the Wischmeier Funeral Home, 2709 Archwood Ave., From 7-10 P. M., Monday, From 2-5 and 7-10 P. M. Tuesday. Services Wednesday, Apr. 21, at 1:30 p. m. Interment Sunset Memorial Park."
  3. Census.
  4. Website Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com).
  5. "Ohio Deaths, 1908–1953", digital image, FamilySearch, "Certificate 72922, Grace J. Sackett, 54 years 7 months 8 days, b. Cleveland, Ohio, 24 Apr 1886, married, occupation At Home, of 4206 Spokane Ave., d. Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, 13 Dec 1940, bur. Sunset Memorial Cem, 14 Dec 1940, spouse James A. Sackett, father Henry Mueller b. Germany, mother Louisa Dunkhorst b. Oswego, N.Y., informant Grace L Sackett, 4206 Spokane Ave."
  6. Unknown newspaper, 14 Dec 1940 [Find A Grave transcript]
    "Sackett: Grace J. (nee Mueller), beloved wife of James A., mother of Grace L. and Warren, daughter of Henry and Louisa (Dunkhorst) Mueller, sister of Mrs. Annabelle Jones of Leesburg, O., and the late Florence Mueller, Thursday a. m., late residence 4206 Spokane ave., funeral service Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2 p. m. from Wischmeier Funeral Home, 2709 Archwood ave."
  7. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: 1260; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0198; FHL microfilm: 1241260
    Cleveland Cuyahoga County, Ohio, 2 Jun 1900
    Sackett, Mark, head, b. Jul 1843, 56, m. 12y, b. OH, father b. MA, mother b. MA, machine agent, home rented
    Sackett, Mamie, wife, b. Nov 1867, 32, m. 12y, 4 ch, 2 living, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. OH
    Alvert, James [sic: James Albert Sackett], son, b. Nov 1881, 18, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. OH, machinist
    Sacket, Mary, dau, b. May 1883, 17, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. OH, housemaid
    Sacket, Shirley M, dau, b. Sep 1889, 10, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. OH, at school
    Sacket, Clara E, dau, b. Jul 1891, 8, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. OH, at school.
  8. 1910 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T624_1168; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0134; FHL microfilm: 1375181
    Bucyrus Avenue, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, 18 Apr 1910
    Sackett, James A, head, 29, m1. 5y, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. OH, conductor, street car
    Sackett, Grace J, wife, 24, m1. 5y, 1 ch, living, b. OH, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Sackett, Grace M, dau, 2, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. OH
    Mueller, Annabel M, sister-in-law, 20, single, b. OH, father b. NY, mother b. NY, telephoner, telephone company
    Mueller, Florence L, sister-in-law, 13, b. OH, father b. NY, mother b. NY.
  9. "US, World War I draft registrations records 1917–1918", digital image, FamilySearch, Ohio, Film 1831701, Cleveland City Number 4.
    "Serial No. 813, Order No. 4121, James Albert Sackett, age 38, of 4206 Spokane, Cleveland, Cuy, Ohio, b. 19 Nov. 1880, native born, white, yard brakeman, Penn. Ray. Co., nearest relative Grace J..? Sackett, of 4206 Spokane, Clev. Cuy. Ohio, ht. tall, med build, blue eyes, brown hair, Reg. 12 Sept. 1918."
  10. 1920 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T625_1362; Page: 19A; Enumeration District: 99
    Spokane Ave, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, 15 Jan 1920
    Sackett, James A, head, home owned on mortgage, 39, b. PA, father b. US, mother b. US, brakeman, rail road
    Sackett, Grace J, wife, 33, b. OH, mother b. OH, mother b. NY
    Sackett, Grace L, dau, 11, b. OH, father b. PA, mother b. OH
    Mueller, Florence, sister-in-law, 23, single, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. NY, operator, bank.
  11. 1930 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: 1766; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0133; FHL microfilm: 2341500
    Spokane Avenue, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, 2 Apr 1930
    Sackett, James A, head, home owned $8,000, 48, m. at 25, b. OH, father b. PA, mother b. PA, conductor, steam railroad
    Sackett, Grace J, wife, 43, m. at 19, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. NY
    Sackett, Grace L, dau, 21, single, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. OH, teacher, public school
    Sackett, Warren J, son, 9, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. OH.
  12. 1940 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T627_3212; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 92-220
    Spokane Avenue, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, 12 Apr 1940
    Sackett, James, head, 59, b. OH, conductor, railroad
    Sackett, Grace, wife, 54, b. OH
    Sackett, Warren, son, 19, b. OH
    Sackett, Grace Louise, dau, 32, single, b. OH, teacher, public school
    All, same house in 1935.
  13. "US World War II draft registration cards 1942", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Serial no. U847, James Albert Sackett, 4206 Spokane Ave, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, age 61, b. Geneva, Ohio, 19 Nov 1880, contact Miss Grace L Sackett (daughter), same address, employer Penn Railroad, East 84 & Kinsman, Cleveland, race white, ht 5' 10", wt 170, eyes blue, hair gray, complexion ruddy. Reg Cleveland, Ohio, 27 Apr 1942."
  14. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, Cleveland, Ohio, City Directory, 1904, 1905, "Sackett James A condr r 1550 Clark av"; 1906, "Sackett James A condr r 3709 (old 365) Walton av"; 1909–1912, "Sackett Jas A condr r 4110 Bucyrus av SW"; 1915, 1916, "Sackett Jas A conductor r 4223 Spokane av SW"; 1917, "Sackett Jas A conductor r 4615 Henritze av"; 1922–1926, "Sackett Jas A cond h4206 Spokane av."
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Last Edited20 November 2017