Fleeta Marie Sackett

FatherRobert Franklin "Frank" Sackett (1875-1950)
MotherLillie May Meldrum (1876-1970)
Birth1905, Provo, Utah County, UtahG,1,2
Marriage1929, American Falls, Power County, IdahoGWilliam Earnest Wells4,5
Marriage1947, Dillon, Beaverhead County, MontanaGReginald Arthur Wamsley6
Marriage1965Roy E Smith7
Fleeta Marie Sackett
(Src: Newspaper obituary)
Fleeta Marie Sackett, daughter of Robert Franklin "Frank" Sackett and Lillie May Meldrum, was born in Provo, Utah County, UtahG, on 10 January 1905.1,2 She died aged 71 on 13 December 19761,3 and was buried at Mountain View Cemetery, Pocatello, Bannock County, IdahoG.8 She married first at American Falls, Power County, IdahoG, on 20 April 1929, William Earnest Wells, son of Erastus Nelson Wells and Mary Etta Moon.4,5 William was born in Woodruff, Oneida County, IdahoG, on 24 April 1887.8 He died aged 50 at American FallsG on 26 February 1938 and was buried at Springfield-Sterling Cemetery, Springfield, Bingham County, IdahoG.8 She married second in Dillon, Beaverhead County, MontanaG, on 4 June 1947, Reginald Arthur Wamsley, son of Charles J Wamsley and Dora Bell Crouse.6 Reginald was born in Phillipsburg, Phillips County, KansasG, on 25 September 1902.7 He died aged 45 in Phoenix, Maricopa County, ArizonaG, on 1 September 19487 and was buried at Springfield-Sterling CemeteryG.7,8 She married third in March 1965, Roy E Smith.7
     In 1910 Fleeta was living at Upper Bingham, Salt Lake County, UtahG, in the household of her parents Frank and Lillie, and was recorded in the census as Fleeta Sacket, aged five and born in Utah.9
     In 1930 she was living in Springfield, Bingham County, IdahoG, in the household of her husband Earnest Wells, 42, a farmer, and was recorded as Fleeta M Wells, aged 25. Living with them were their daughter Bonnie Jean, aged seven months, and a son and daughter from Earnest's first marriage.10
Fleeta Marie (Sackett) Smith (1905–1976), Mountain View Cemetery, Pocatello, Idaho
(Src: Find a Grave, Bill E Doman)
William Earnest Wells (1887–1938), Springfield-Sterling Cemetery, Springfield, Idaho
(Src: Find a Grave, has2beshasta)
Reginald Arthur Wamsley (1902–1948), Springfield-Sterling Cemetery, Springfield, Idaho
(Src: Find a Grave, has2beshasta)

Children of Fleeta Marie Sackett and William Earnest Wells

Fleeta Marie Smith
Mrs. Fleeta Marie Sackett Smith, 71, a longtime Pocatello resident, died from injuries sustained in an auto accident Monday.
     She was born Jan. 10, 1905 at Provo, Utah to Robert F. and Lillie May Meldrum Sackett. She spent her early life at Bingham, Utah, coming to Idaho with her family at the age of 10.
     They settled first at Aberdeen and then homesteaded at Sterling. In March of 1929 she married William E. Wells. He died Feb. 25, 1938. On June 1, 1947 she married Reginal [sic] A. Wamsley. He died Sept. 1, 1948. In March of 1965 she married Roy E. Smith.
     She was a member of the LDS Church.
     Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Jean Simmons of Pocatello; three sons, Orian Lyle Wells of Portland, Ore., Franklin Dee Wells of Blackfoot, and Earl Wells of Boise; two sisters, Mrs. William (Genevieve) Klockentager of Vancouver, Wash., and Mrs. Robert (Donna) Hickok of Paw Paw, Mich; two brothers, Frank B. Sackett of Shelley, and Harold Sackett of Placenta, Calif; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. One grandson preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Downard Chapel with Bishop Charles Jensen of the LDS 11th Ward officiating.
     The family will receive friends at the Downard Chapel Wednesday from 7 - 8 p.m.
     Burial will be at Mountainview Cemetery under the direction of Downard Funeral Home.

Idaho State Journal, Pocatello, Idaho, 14 Dec 1976, p 2

Reginald Wamsley buried Monday
Blackfoot, Sept. 7. — Reginald A. Wamsley, 46, died at Phoenix, Arizona, Sept. I, 1948, of a sudden illness. He resided at Springfield, Bingham county, for the past three years, and left there four months ago.
     He was born Sept. 25. 1902, at Phillipsberg, Kansas, and spent his early life in Nebraska. He married Fletta Wells cf Springfield, Idaho, in July of 1947.
     Surviving besides his widow are his mother, Dora Wamsley of Springfield; a son Gary Lee Wamsley by a former marriage, North Platte. Nebraska; and the following brothers and sisters, Bernard O. Wamsley, Springfield, Idaho; Harold Wamsley, North Platte; Mrs. Roma Still. Springfield; Mrs. A. E. Coleman, Ogden. Utah; and Mrs. O. W. Cook, Eugene. Oregon.
     Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p. m. at the Springfield LDS church, with Bishop Dean Lloyd in charge. Burial was in the Springfield cemetery.

The Post-Register, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 7 Sep 1948, p 9

 Notes & Citations

  1. "U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936–2007" (Ancestry transcript), "Wamsley, Fleeta Maria, b. Provo City, Utah, 10 Jan 1905, d. Dec 1976, father Frank Sackett, mother Lillie M Meldrum. Oct 1949 listed as Fleeta Maria Wamsley; 05 Jan 1988 listed as Fleeta Wamsley."
  2. "Utah, Birth Registers, 1892–1944" (Ancestry image), "Sackett, female, b. Utah, 10 Jan 1905, father Frank Sackett, mother Lillie Meldrum, residence Tucker."
  3. "Social Security Death Index" (Ancestry transcript), "Fleeta Wamsley, b. 10 Jan 1905, d. Dec 1976, SSN 519-32-8698 issued ID, residence."
  4. "Idaho Marriages 1842–1996" (Ancestry transcript), "20 Apr 1929 William E Wells & Fleeta Sackett, at American Falls, Power County, Idaho. Src: Power County Courthouse, marriage book 2:503."
  5. "Idaho, U.S., County Marriages, 1864-1950" (Ancestry image), "20 Apr 1929, William E Wells, of Springfield, Bingham County, Idaho, & Fleeta Sackeet [sic], of Sterling, Bingham County, at American Falls, Power County, Idaho. Witnesses: Lucea S McCoullough, Genevieve Sackeet [sic]. By S H McCoullough, JP. Record at Power County Courthouse, 2:503."
  6. "Montana, U.S., Marriage Records, 1943-1988" (Ancestry image), "4 Jun 1947, Dillon, Beaverhead County, Montana, Reginald A Wamsley, of Springfield, Idaho, 44, b. Philipburg, Kansas, divorced, father Charles Wamsley, mother Dora Crouse; and Fleeta Wells, of Springfield, Idaho, 42, b. Provo, Utah, widowed, father Frank Sackett, mother Lillie Meldrum. By Geo E Baker, JP."
  7. Obituary.
  8. Find a Grave.
  9. 1910 United States Federal Census, T624_1605, p. 18A, image 447, FHL 1375618
    Upper Bingham, Salt Lake County, Utah
    Sacket, Frank, head, 33, married 6y, b. CA, father b. KS, mother b. KS, craneman, steamshovel, home rented
    Sacket, Lillie, wife, 33, married 6y, 3 ch. all living, b. UT, father b. Scotland, mother b. UT,
    Sacket, Fleeta, dau, 5, b. UT, father b. CA, mother b. UT
    Sacket, Harold, son, 3, b. UT, father b. CA, mother b. UT
    Sacket, Genevieve, dau, 1, b. UT, father b. CA, mother b. UT
    Pickesin, Robt, lodger, 40, single, b. ID, father b. CO, mother b. CO, engineer, RR.
  10. 1930 United States Federal Census, Page 2B, Enumeration District 0028, FHL microfilm
    Springfield, Bingham, Idaho, 23 Apr 1930
    Wells, W Earnest, head, 42, m. at 27, farmer, own farm, b. UT, father b. UT, mother b. UT, home owned
    Wells, Fleeta M, wife, 25, m. at 24, b. UT, father b. CA, mother b. UT
    Wells, Laverda, daughter, 15, b. ID, father b. UT, mother b. UT
    Wells, Verian, son, 12, b. ID, father b. UT, mother b. UT
    Wells, Bonnie Jean, daughter, 7/12, b. ID, father b. UT, mother b. UT.
Sackett line2nd great-granddaughter of Nathaniel Sackett
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Sackett Family Association descendants
Franklin D Wells.
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