William Edgar Sackett Jr
|Father||William Edgar Sackett (1823-1896)|
|Mother||Josephine Findlay (1826-1901)|
Extract from The Sacketts of America
Extract from Encyclopedia of New Jersey2,5
A veteran reporter for the New York Times and New York Herald, Sackett is perhaps best known for his delightful two-volume work aptly titled Modern Battles of Trenton. The first volume, which chronicles New Jersey politics from 1868 to 1894 ranks as a classic in muckraker literature. The second volume, published in 1914, covers the gubernatorial administrations extending from George Werts to Woodrow Wilson. Although there is much hearsay and exaggeration in both volumes, they offer an invaluable chronicle of the state politics from just after the Civil War to World War I. A reform democrat disillusioned with machine politics and political bossism, Sackett made a futile attempt to seek his party's nomination for governor in 1913 during the high noon of progressivism.
Sackett, William E. Modern Battles of Trenton. 2 vols. Trenton: J. L. Murphy, 1895–1914.
In 1900 William was living at 111 Maryland Avenue NE, Washington, DCG, and was recorded in the census as William E Sackett, a government official, head of household, a widower, aged 52, born May 1848 in New York. Living with him were his children, Edith, 19, Edward, 17, Chester, 14, Leon, 11, and Gladys, aged seven. Also in the household was a housekeeper, Elizabeth Gulick, who was to become William's second wife.6
In 1910 he was living at Orleans Street, Newark, Essex County, New JerseyG, and was recorded as William E Sackett, a newspaper editor, head of household, aged 62, and born in New York. His house was rented. Living with him was his second wife Elizabeth, 36, and their children, William, 8, Eileen, 7, Gloria, 3, and Muriel, aged nine months.7
In 1920 he was living at Fourth Avenue, NewarkG, and was recorded as William E Sackett, a newspaper writer, head of household, married, aged and born in New York. Living with him were his wife Elizabeth, 48, and their daughters, Eileen, 16, and Floria, aged 13.8
Children of William Edgar Sackett Jr and Edith Freeman
- Eunice Sackett b. 15 Jul 1870
- Wallace Sackett b. 1 Jul 1878
- Edith Sackett b. 20 Dec 1879
- Irving Sackett b. 15 Mar 1881
- Edward Sackett b. 3 May 1883, d. 14 Sep 1901
- Mabel Sackett b. 4 Jan 1885, d. 19 Jul 1885
- Chester Arthur Sackett b. 3 Dec 1886
- Leon Abbett Sackett b. 7 Mar 1889
- Melville Sackett b. Feb 1890, d. 12 Dec 1891
- Gladys May Sackett+ b. 14 Sep 1892, d. 1 Feb 1987
Children of William Edgar Sackett Jr and Elizabeth (Van Iderstine) Gulick
Notes & Citations
- Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "5080. William Edgar Sackett, b. May 23, 1848, m. Edith Freeman."
- Maxine N Lurie, editor, Encyclopedia of New Jersey (Rutgers University Press, 2004).
- Date of birth based on age at death.
- New York Times, 15 February 1895, "Died. / SACKETT.—Wednesday evening, Edith Sackett, wife of William E. Sackett, aged 41 years.
Funeral services at her late residence, 83 Walnut St., near Park Av., East Orange, Saturday morning, at 10:30. Interment in Greenwood at convenience of family."
- Researched by Ted Smith.
- 1900 United States Federal Census
ED 120, sheet 1A; 1 June 1900
111 Maryland Avenue NE
Sackett, William E., Head, W, M, May 1848, 52, Wd, NY, NY, NY, Official - Govt
Sackett, Edith, Dau, W, F, Dec 1880, 19, S, NY, NY, PA
Sackett, Edward Y., Son, W, M, May 1883, 17, S, NY, NY, PA
Sackett, Chester A., Son, W, M, Dec 1885, 14, S, NY, NY, PA
Sackett, Leon A., Son, W, M, Mar 1889, 11, S, NY, NY, PA
Sackett, Gladys, Dau, W, F, Sept 1892, 7, S, NY, NY, PA
Gulick, Elizabeth M Housekeeper, W, F, May 1872, 28, M, 5, 1-1, NY, NY, NY, Housekeeper.
- 1910 United States Federal Census
Newark Ward 2, Essex, New Jersey. Roll T624_876, p. 3B, FHL 1374889
Sackett, William E, head, 62, 2nd m 10y, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY, editor, newspaper, house rented
Sackett, Elizabeth M?, wife, 36, 2nd m 10y, 4 ch all living, b. NJ, father b. NJ, mother b. NY
Sackett, William E, son, 8, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NJ
Sackett, Eilleen, dau, 7, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NJ
Sackett, Gloria, dau, 3, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NJ
Sackett, Muriel, dau, 9/12, b. NJ, father b. NY, mother b. NJ.
- 1920 United States Federal Census
T625_1034, p. 16B
Fourth Ave, Newark Ward 8, Essex, New Jersey
Sackett, William E, head, home rented, 71, married, b. NY, father b. CT, mother b. NY, writer, newspaper
Sackett, Elizabeth M, wife, 48, b. NJ, father b. NJ, mother b. NJ
Sackett, Eileen, dau, 16, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NJ
Sackett, Floria, dau, 13, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NJ.
|Appears in||Notable Sacketts|
|Sackett line||8th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet|
|Charts||Line 3a (American)|
|Last Edited||15 Sep 2019|