John Lemuel "Lem" Sackett

FatherJames Lemuel Sackett (1859-)
MotherMargaret A Mustard (c 1869-)
Marriage1923, Clarence, Erie County, New York StateGFlorence Minerva Wells4
John Lemuel "Lem" Sackett, son of James Lemuel Sackett and Margaret A Mustard, was born in Riga, Monroe County, New York StateG, on 24 May 1892.1,2 He died aged 83 in Rochester, Monroe CountyG, on 9 February 19763,2 and was buried at Wheatland Baptist Cemetery, Belcoda, Monroe CountyG.5,6 An inscription on his gravestone reads,
Lem Sackett
Loving husband and father
agricultural leader, mechanic
hunter, competitive shooter
Sunday School supt, Town Assessor
and Mason.
He married in Clarence, Erie County, New York StateG, on 29 June 1923, Florence Minerva Wells, daughter of Jerrid Uzirl Wells and Grace A Wright.4 Florence was born in Gowanda, Cattaraugus County, New York StateG, on 2 February 1893.7 She died aged 76 in New York StateG on 18 July 19698 and was buried at Wheatland Baptist CemeteryG.5
     In 1900 John was living in Riga, Monroe County, New York StateG, in the household of his parents James and Margaret, and was recorded in the census as John L Sackett, aged eight and born in New York.9
     In 1910 he was living at Brady Road, Riga, Monroe County, New York StateG, in the household of his parents James and Margaret, and was recorded as John L Sackett, a laborer on the home farm, aged 17.10
     John completed a World War I draft registration card on 5 June 1917. He was aged 25 and was a farmer employed by his father. He was living at Churchville, Monroe CountyG. He had previously served as an infantryman in Purdue, Indiana.11
     In 1920 he was living at Emmons Road, RigaG, in the household of his parents James and Margaret, and was recorded as J Lemuel Sackett, a farmer on the home farm, single, aged 27.12
     In 1930 he was living in RigaG and was recorded as John L Sackett, a farmer, head of household, aged 37. Living with him were his wife Florence, 37, and their children, Jane, 6, Janice, 4, John, 1, and Joan, aged five months.13
     In 1940 he was living at Palmer Road, RigaG, and was recorded as J Lemuel Sackett, a farmer, head of household, aged 47. He owned his home. Living with him were his wife Florence, 47, and their children, Jane Ann, 16, [Janice] Elizabeth, 14, John, 11, and Joan, aged ten.14
     John completed a World War II draft registration card on 25 April 1942. He was aged 49 and was self-employed. He was living at Palmer Road, RigaG, with his wife.15
     In 1950 he was living at Palmer Road, RigaG, and was recorded as John L Sackett, a farmer, head of household, aged 58. His wife Florence, 57, was living with him. Their daughters Janice, 29, and Joan, 20, were also listed in the household but their entries were struck through.16
John Lemuel Sackett (1892–1976), Wheatland Baptist Cemetery, Belcoda, New York
(Src: Find a Grave, PaPa G)
John Lemuel Sackett (1892–1976), Wheatland Baptist Cemetery, Belcoda, New York
(Src: Find a Grave, PaPa G)

Children of John Lemuel "Lem" Sackett and Florence Minerva Wells


Sackett, John L.
84, of Elmcrest Nursing Home, Churchville and formerly of Palmer Rd., Churchville. Feb. 9, 1976, in Rochester, husband of the late Florence Wells. Survived by three daughters, Mrs Otto (Jane) Uhle, Rochester, Mrs. Merle (Janice) Williams, Corfu and Mrs. Ralph (Joan) Spalding, Madison, Wis; a son, John L Jr., Byron and four grandchildren.
     Memorial service 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 at Clifton Community Church. Memorials to the Memorial Fund of the Church or the American Cancer Society.

Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York, 13 Feb 1976, p 48

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "8902. John Lemuel Sackett, b. May 24, 1892, at Riga, N.Y."
  2. US Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index" (American Ancestors transcript), "John Sackett, b. May 24, 1892, d. Feb, 1976, SSN 061-20-5000 issued NY, residence Rochester, New York, 14626, county Monroe."
  3. Obituary.
  4. "New York, County Marriages, 1908–1935" (FamilySearch image), "29 Jun 1923, at Clarence, Erie County, NY, John Lemuel Sackett, of Churchville, NY, age 31, farmer, b. Monroe Co, NY, father James L Sackett b. US, mother Margaret Mustard b. US; to Florence Minerva Wells, of Gowanda, NY, age 30, teacher, b. Gowanda, NY, father J N Wells b. USA, mother Grace Wright b. USA; both 1st m. Witnesses: J U Wells, Mrs J U Wells."
  5. Find a Grave.
  6. Gravestone, Sackett/ Florence Wells, Feb 2 1893–1969, John Lemuel, May 24 1892–1976/
    Parents of/ Jane A, Mar 23 1924, Janice E, July 20 1925, John L Jr, July 17 1928, Joan C, Nov 4 1929/
    Spouses [below Janice E] Merle I Williams, Sept 20 1915–1988
    [On back] Lem Sackett/ Loving husband and father/ Agricultural leader, mechanic/ Hunter, competitive shooter/ Sunday School supt, Town Assessor/ and Mason.
  7. "U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936–2007" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, Florence Wells, b. Gowanda Catt, New York, 2 Feb 1893, father Jerrid U Wells, mother Grace A Wright. Nov 1963 listed as Florence Wells Sackett."
  8. "New York State, Death Index, 1957–1969" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, Florence, d. New York, 18 Jul 1969, aged 76, of Riga, Monroe, New York."
  9. 1900 United States Federal Census, Roll 1073, p. 13A, Enumeration District 0028, FHL microfilm 1241073
    Riga, Monroe County, New York, 13/14 Jun 1900
    Sackett, James, head, b. Nov 1859, 40, m. 9y, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. NY, farmer
    Sackett, Margaret A, wife, b. Sep 1868, 31, m. 9y, 3 ch, all living, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. OH
    Sackett, John L, son, b. May 1892, 8, b. NY, father b. MI, mother b. PA
    Sackett, Jean F, dau, b. Jun 1894, 6, b. NY, father b. MI, mother b. PA
    Sackett, Jim L, son, b. Jul 1896, 3, b. NY, father b. MI, mother b. PA
    Haddridge?, 33, farm laborer.
  10. 1910 United States Federal Census, Roll T624_988, p. 11A, Enumeration District 0037, FHL microfilm 1375001
    Brady Road, Riga, Monroe County, New York, 27 Apr 1910
    Sackett, James L, head, 50, m1. 19y, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. NY, farmer, general farm
    Sackett, Margaret A, wife, 41, m1. 19y, 6 ch, all living, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. OH
    Sackett, John L, son, 17, b. NY, father b. MI, mother b. PA, laborer, home farm
    Sackett, Jean F, son [sic: dau], 16, b. NY, father b. MI, mother b. PA, laborer, home farm [sic]
    Sackett, James L, son, 13, b. NY, father b. MI, mother b. PA
    Sackett, Josephine M, dau, 8, b. NY, father b. MI, mother b. PA
    Sackett, Jeannette E, dau, 3, b. NY, father b. MI, mother b. PA
    Sackett, Helen E, 3/12, dau, b. NY, father b. MI, mother b. PA
    Brown, Coble, hired man, 49, wd, b. New Brunswick.
  11. "US, World War I draft registrations records 1917–1918" (FamilySearch image), New York, Monroe. Draft Division#1 Roll#001753844, "Serial#1516 Order#1016, John L Sackett, Address: R.F.D. Churchville NY, Age: 25, b. 24 May 1892 at Riga NY, single, white, native born, farmer employed by father, nearest relative: no name, served as private with infantry 1½ yrs Purdue U U Indiana, no exemptions, Registrant: Tall Ht, Med Build, eyes brown, hair brown, not bald, no disabilities, Reg: 5 Jun 1917 at Riga NY."
  12. 1920 United States Federal Census, Roll T625_1120, p. 9B, Enumeration District 45, Image 336
    Emmons Road, Riga, Monroe County, New York, 27/28 Jan 1920
    Sackett, James L, head, home owned on mortgage, 60, married, b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. NY, farmer, general farm, employer
    Sackett, Margaret A, wife, 51, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. OH
    Sackett, J Lemuel, son, 27, single, b. NY, father b. NY [sic], mother b. PA, farmer, home farm
    Sackett, Jean F, dau, 26, single, b. NY, father b. NY [sic], mother b. PA, teacher, physical training
    Sackett, James L, son, 23, single, b. NY, father b. NY [sic], mother b. PA, farmer, home farm
    Sackett, Josephine M, dau, 18, single, b. NY, father b. NY [sic], mother b. PA
    Sackett, Janet E, dau, 13, b. NY, father b. NY [sic], mother b. PA
    Sackett, Helen E, dau, 10, b. NY, father b. NY [sic], mother b. PA.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. "US World War II draft registration cards 1942" (Ancestry image), "John Lemuel Sackett, Palmer Road, Riga, New York, mailing address Churchville, NY, age 49, b. Riga, New York, 24 May 1892, nok Mrs John L Sackett, Churchville, emp. self, at Riga, ht 5 9½, eyes brown, hair gray, wt 186, complexion ruddy, scar on right forefinger. Reg Churchville, Monroe, NY, 25 Apr 1942."
  16. 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].
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