Gilbert H "Bert" Sackett

FatherGilbert Sackett (1825-c 1865)
MotherSabra Jane Cook (1832-1881)
Marriage1890Martha A "Mattie" High3
Gilbert H "Bert" Sackett, son of Gilbert Sackett and Sabra Jane Cook, was born in MichiganG in 1864.1,2 He died aged about 38 in Goodland, Sherman County, KansasG, on 23 October 19022 and was buried at Norton Cemetery, KansasG.2 He married in about 1890, Martha A "Mattie" High, daughter of Francis Marion High and Sarah Jane English.3 Martha was born in IowaG on 29 July 1870.4,5 She died aged 22 in Norton County, KansasG, on 7 June 1893 and was buried at Norton CemeteryG.5
     In 1870 he was living in Rollin, Lenawee County, MichiganG, in the household of his mother Jane and stepfather William Beaty [Bentley], and was recorded as Bertie Beaty, aged seven and born in Michigan.6
     Gilbert was enumerated twice in the 1880 census, first on 2 June in the household of his mother Jane and stepfather William Bentley in Jefferson, Michigan, and then on 9 or 10 June as a laborer on a farm in Wheatland, Michigan. In both records he was described as Gilbert Sackett, a farm laborer, aged 17.7,8
Martha A (High) Sackett (1870–1893)
(Src: Find A Grave, Dave H)
Martha A (High) Sackett (1870–1893), Norton Cemetery, Kansas
(Src: Find A Grave, Joe Gibbens)

Child of Gilbert H "Bert" Sackett and Martha A "Mattie" High

Bert Sackett Dead.
     Bert Sackett, a consumptive, died at the home of Mr. Dickinson, where he was being cared for, Thursday morning, October 23, at about 7:45 a.m. Rev. Miller, of the Methodist church, held a brief service at the house and his remains were taken to Norton, Kan., for interment. A.D. Rummell, representing the Odd Fellows' lodge, accompanied the remains and attended to the interment beside his wife and child.
     He had been in poor health for about three years, and having no family, and having once resided here, he came to Goodland about three months ago. He was evidently in a decline when he came here and failed rapidly until the end came.
     Mr. Sackett was born in Michigan in 1864. He came to Sherman county in July 1885, and took a claim one mile west of town. He was postmaster at Itasca for about a year and was also a notary public in Sherman Center. When Goodland became the county seat and Mr. Spencer was appointed postmaster he worked awhile in the office, instructing the new postmaster in his duties. He was a very pleasant man and a gentleman in every respect.

The Goodland Republic and Goodland News, Goodland, Kansas, 31 Oct 1902, p 1

 Notes & Citations

  1. Census.
  2. Obituary.
  3. Date of marriage based on date of birth of child.
  4. Gravestone.
  5. Find a Grave.
  6. 1870 United States Federal Census, Roll M593_686, p 477A, FHL film 552185
    Rollin, Lenawee, Michigan
    Beaty, William J, 51, farmer, real estate $1400, personal estate $629, b. NY
    Beaty, Jane, 36, keeping house, b. NY
    Beaty, Ada, 14, at home, b. MI
    Beaty, Bertie, 7, b. MI
    Beaty, Willie, 4, b. MI.
  7. 1880 United States Federal Census, FHL 1254580 NA T9-0580/158D
    Jefferson, Hillsdale, Michigan, 2 Jun 1880
    Bentley, William J, head, married, 62, b. NY, farmer, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Bentley, Jane, wife, 46, b. NY, keeping house, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Bentley, Willie, son, 14, b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Sackett, Gilbert, stepson, single, 17, b. MI, farm laborer, father b. NY, mother b. NY.
  8. 1880 United States Federal Census, FHL 1254581 NA T9-0581/310B
    Wheatland, Hillsdale, Michigan, 9-10 Jun 1880
    Sackett, Gilbert, hired man, 17, farm laborer, b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. NY.
    [In the household of William and Rebecca Timms, a farmer]
Sackett line8th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
6th great-grandson of Simon Sackett the colonist
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Descendants of Charles Sackett (Frederick Plummer Sackett's grandfather)
Last Edited24 Dec 2020

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