Thomas Chester Sackett

FatherFrancis Marion "Frank" Sackett (1853-)
MotherEmma J "Jennie" Fox (1861-)
Marriage1911, Marion, Linn County, IowaGEmma Pearson3
Marriage1932, Redwood County, MinnesotaGIrene Dubois Johnson4,5
Thomas Chester Sackett, son of Francis Marion "Frank" Sackett and Emma J "Jennie" Fox, was born in Monticello, Jones County, IowaG, on 22 November 1889.1 He died aged 56 in Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, OklahomaG, on 15 October 1946.2 He married first in Marion, Linn County, IowaG, on 21 February 1911, Emma Pearson, daughter of George Pearson and Almeada Brezz.3 Emma was born in Mount Pleasant, Green County, WisconsinG, on 6 July 1887.6 They divorced sometime before 1930.7 She died aged 50 in Manchester, Delaware County, IowaG, on 7 December 19378,9 and was buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Delhi, Delaware CountyG.10 Thomas married second in Redwood County, MinnesotaG, on 4 January 1932, Irene Dubois Johnson.4,5 Irene was born in Greenfield, Adair County, IowaG, on 27 August 1892.11,2 She died aged 91 in Des Moines, Polk County, IowaG, on 2 May 1984 and was buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Polk County, IowaG.10,12
     In 1900 Thomas was living in Castle Grove, Jones County, IowaG, in the household of his parents Frank and Jennie, and was recorded in the census as Tommie Sackett, aged ten and born in Iowa.13
     In 1910 he was living at Sherman Street, Monticello, Jones CountyG, in the household of his widowed sister Nettie, and was recorded as Tommy Sackett, a laborer, aged 19.14
     Thomas completed a World War I draft registration card on 5 June 1917. He was aged 27 and was a steamfitter at Cross Hardware Company. He was living in MonticelloG with his wife and three children.15
     In 1920 he was living at Angle Street, Lovell, Jones CountyG, and was recorded as Thomas C Sackett, a plumber's laborer, aged 29. Living with him were his wife Emma, 31, and their children, Lawrence, 8, Orville, 7, and Almeda, aged five.16
     In 1925 he was living in MonticelloG and was recorded as Thomas C Sackett, aged 35. Living with him were his wife Emma, 37, and their children, Lawrence, 13, Orville, 12, and Almeada, aged ten. Emma's parents were named on the census return as George Pearson, born in England, and Almeada Brezz, born in Wisconsin.17
     In 1930 Emma, now divorced, was living in Delhi, Delaware County, IowaG. Her children, Lawrence, 18, Orville, 17, and Almeada, 15, were living with her. Also in the household was her brother-in-law Harvey.18
     In 1940 Irene was living at Central Park Place East, St Paul, Ramsey County, MinnesotaG, and was recorded as Irene D Sackett, aged 47, married, a travelling saleslady for a church organisation.19
     Thomas completed a World War II draft registration card on 26 April 1942. He was aged 52 and had his own business, the Commonwealth Feed Company, which he operated from his home at 670 Central Park Place, St PaulG.20
Irene D (Johnson) Sackett
(Src: Des Moines Register, 3 May 1984)
Irene D (Johnson) Sackett (1892–1984), Oakwood Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Iowa
(Src: Find a Grave, Lance Wilson)

Children of Thomas Chester Sackett and Emma Pearson

Thomas Chester Sackett
Shawnee—Thomas Chester Sackett, 57, who moved here from Sulphur about a month ago, died Tuesday night in his home. Services had not been completed Wednesday.
     Sackett was a salesman for a milling company at New Richmond, Wis., and had lived at St. Paul, Minn., until about a year ago. Thereafter he lived at Maud and Sulphur. He was a member of the Methodist church at Monticello, Iowa.
     Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Irene D. Sackett, Shawnee; two sons, Lawrence Sackett, Delhi, Iowa, and Orvil Sackett, Hopkington, Iowa: and one daughter, Almeada Baldwin, Iowa.

The Daily Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 17 Oct 1946, p 4

Rites Pending for Thomas Sackett
The funeral arrangements for Thomas Chester Sackett are still incomplete. Sackett died Tuesday at his home, 509 North Broadway. He had lived in Shawnee one month.
     The body will be shipped to Earlsville, Iowa, for funeral services and burial.
     Roesch Brothers are in charge of arrangements.

Shawnee News-Star, Shawnee, Oklahoma, 17 Oct 1946, p 2

Delhi — Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Sackett, 50, were held Thursday at the Methodist church, conducted by the Rev. W. D. Bostron, pastor. Burial was in Evergreen cemetery. As Emma Pearson, she was born at Mount Pleasant, Wis., June 6, 1887, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Pearson. She was married at Cedar Rapids Feb. 1, 1911, to Thomas C. Sackett, who survives with two sons and one daughter, Laurence Sackett of Delhi, Orville Sackett of Manchester and Mrs. Almeada Foss of Forks, Wash; one sister, Mary Townsend of Ainsworth; and two grandsons.

The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 10 Dec 1937, p 18

Irene D. Sackett
Irene D. Sackett, 91, of Parkridge Manor, 4755 Parkridge Ave. in Pleasant Hill, died of a heart ailment Wednesday at Mercy Hospital Medical Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hamilton's Funeral Home, and burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Pleasant Hill.
     Born in Greenfield, Mrs. Sackett lived in Des Moines many years and was a retired saleswoman for Wallaces Farmer magazine. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary.
     Survivors include three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
     Friends may call after 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa, 3 May 1984, p 21

 Notes & Citations

  1. "Iowa, Birth Records, 1856–1944" (Ancestry image), Delayed birth certificate, "Sackett, Thomas Chester, b. Monticello, Jones, Iowa, 22 Nov 1889, father Francis Marion Sackett b. Wisconsin, mother Jane Fox b. Indiana."
  2. Obituary.
  3. "Iowa Marriage Records, 1880–1951" (Ancestry image), "21 Feb 1911, Marion, Linn, Iowa, Thomas Sackett, of Cedar Rapids, fireman, age 22, 1st m., b. Monticello, Iowa, father Frank Sackett, mother Jennie Fox; and Emma Pearson, of Cedar Rapids, age 23, 1st m., b. Mel?o?le, Wis, father George Pearson, mother Almeda Pearson. Witness: J A McCreedy. By James A Smith, Minister."
  4. "Minnesota, Marriages from the Minnesota Official Marriage System, 1850–2019" (Ancestry transcript), "4 Jan 1932, Redwood, Minnesota, Thomas C Sackett & Irene Duboris Johnson."
  5. Assumed Duboris a mistranscription for Dubois.
  6. Sackett database.
  7. Census.
  8. "Iowa, Death Records, 1880–1972" (Ancestry image), "Sackett, Emma, d. Manchester, Delaware, Iowa, 7 Dec 1937, age 50-6-1, b. Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, 6 Jun 1887, housekeeper, spouse Thomas Sackett, father Albert Pearson b. WI, mother Fox b. WI, informant Lawrence Sackett of Delhi, IA, cause bronchitis and collapse of left lung, mitral insufficiency."
  9. Emma's parentage was stated incorrectly on her death certificate. Her father was George, not Albert, Pearson, and mother's name Fox would have referred to her husband Thomas, not to Emma.
  10. Find a Grave.
  11. Gravestone.
  12. US Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index" (American Ancestors transcript), "Irene Sackett, b. Aug 27, 1892, d. May, 1984, SSN 484-30-5601 issued IA, residence Des Moines, Iowa, 50317, county Polk."
  13. 1900 United States Federal Census, Roll 440, p 6, Enumeration District 0050, FHL microfilm
    Castle Grove, Jones County, Iowa
    Sackett, Frank, head, b. Apr 1853, 47, m. 23y, farmer, b. WI, father b. WI, mother b. IN, home owned
    Sackett, Jennie, wife, b. Oct 1861, 38, m. 23y, 11 ch, all living, b. IN, father b. CT, mother b. PA
    Sackett, Lottie, daughter, b. Jun 1880, 19, b. IA, father b. WI, mother b. IN
    Sackett, Harvey, son, b. Mar 1884, 16, b. IA, father b. WI, mother b. IN
    Sackett, Nettie, daughter, b. Mar 1882, 18, b. IA, father b. WI, mother b. IN
    Sackett, Mable, daughter, b. Dec 1885, 14, student, b. IA, father b. WI, mother b. IN
    Sackett, Elma, daughter, b. Dec 1887, 12, student, b. IA, father b. WI, mother b. IN
    Sackett, Tommie, son, b. Nov 1889, 10, student, b. IA, father b. WI, mother b. IN
    Sackett, Bessie, daughter, b. Dec 1891, 8, b. IA, father b. WI, mother b. IN
    Sackett, Fred, son, b. Jan 1894, 6, b. IA, father b. WI, mother b. IN
    Sackett, Blanchie, daughter, b. Mar 1896, 4, b. IA, father b. WI, mother b. IN
    Sackett, Leroy, son, b. Mar 1898, 2, b. IA, father b. WI, mother b. IN.
  14. 1910 United States Federal Census, Roll T624_409, p 10a, Enumeration District 0066, FHL microfilm 1374422
    Sherman Street, Monticello, Jones County, Iowa
    Aldrich, Nettie B, head, 28, wd, b. IA, father b. WI, mother b. IN, home owned on mortgage
    Sackett, Tommy, brother, 19, laborer, odd jobs, b. IA, father b. WI, mother b. IN
    Sackett, Harvey, brother, 26, engineer, electric co, b. IA, father b. WI, mother b. IN
    Aldrich, Delilah, daughter, 9, b. IA, father b. IA, mother b. IA.
  15. "US, World War I draft registrations records 1917–1918" (FamilySearch image), Roll# 1643120, "Serial# 1351 Order# 1436, Thomas C Sackett, Monticello, Iowa, age 27, b. 22 Nov 1890, married, white, native born, steamfitter at Cross Hardware Co., nearest relative wife, 3 children, no prior military experience, no exemptions, Registrant: tall ht, slender build, eyes blue, hair light, not bald, no disabilities. Reg: 5 Jun 1917 at Monticello, Iowa."
  16. 1920 United States Federal Census, Roll T625_495, p 21B, Enumeration District 73
    Angle Street, Lovell, Jones, Iowa
    Sackett, Thomas C, head, 29, laborer, plumber, b. IA, father b. USA, mother b. USA, home rented
    Sackett, Emma L, wife, 31, b. WI, father b. WI, mother b. WI
    Sackett, Lawrence L, son, 8, b. IA, father b. IA, mother b. WI
    Sackett, Orville A, son, 7, b. IA, father b. IA, mother b. WI
    Sackett, Almeda, daughter, 5, b. IA, father b. IA, mother b. WI.
  17. 1925 Iowa state census, Sackett, Thomas C, head, 35, home rented $20pm, b. IA, father Frank Sackett, b. unk, 65, mother Jane Fox, b. ME, 60, m. MN
    Sackett, Emma L, wife, 37, b. WI, father George Pearson, b. England, age blank, mother Almeada Brezz, b. WI, age blank, m. WI
    Sackett, Lawrence L, son, 13, b. IA
    Sackett, Orvil Arthur, son, 12, b. IA
    Sackett, Almeada, dau, 10, b. IA.
  18. 1930 United States Federal Census, Page 1A, Enumeration District 0013, FHL microfilm 2340387
    Delhi, Delaware County, Iowa
    Sackett, Emma, head, 42, divorced, b. WI, father b. England, mother b. WI, home rented, $8.00
    Sackett, Lawrence L, son, 18, b. IA, father b. IA, mother b. WI
    Sackett, Orville A, son, 17, b. IA, father b. IA, mother b. WI
    Sackett, Almeada, daughter, 15, b. IA, father b. IA, mother b. WI
    Sackett, Harvey E, brother-in-law, 45, single, electrician, lumber mill, b. IA, father b. WI, mother b. United States
    Hart, Joseph, lodger, 42, single, millright, lumber mill, b. NH, father b. Scotland, mother b. Ireland.
  19. 1940 United States Federal Census, Roll m-t0627-02000, p 9B, Enumeration District 90-198
    Central Park Place East, St Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota
    Sackett, Irene D, head, 47, married, traveling saleslady, church organisation, b. IA, res. in 1935 Canton, Missouri.
  20. "US World War II draft registration cards 1942" (Ancestry image), "Thomas Chester Sackett, 670 Central Park Place, St Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, age 52, b. Monticello, Iowa, 22 Nov 1889, contact Mrs Rode, 670 Central Park Place, occ. own business Commonwealth Feed Co, ht 5' 8½", eyes gray, hair brown, wt 180, complexion ruddy. Reg 26 Apr 1942."
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