30 April 2014

New on SackettFamily.info

The Sackett Family Association website has been updated with the following:
The Great Migration update includes a sketch of William Bloomfield, second husband of Isabel Pearce, widow of Simon Sackett the colonist. The record details William and Isabel's moves from Cambridge to Long Island, via Hartford and New London. The Bloomfield sketch has some data on Simon and Isabel's son Simon, who married his stepsister Sarah Bloomfield. Extracts from sketches of William Hannum and John Stiles have data on Simon and Isabel's second son, John Sackett, who married Abigail Hannum and later Sarah Stiles.

11 April 2014

Ivy Sackett Alger is 107 today!

Sackett Association member Sandy Alger writes:

"I just wanted to note that today April 11, 2014, Ivy Sackett Alger turned 107.

I have attached a photo taken last night when we went to visit.  She is an amazing woman. I just needed to share my joy at having her in my life.

Have a wonderful day
Sandy Alger"

Ivy was born in Canterbury, Kent, and emigrated as a 13-year-old orphan to Canada in 1921. We wish her a very happy birthday.

More on Ivy Sackett.

02 April 2014

Longest Sackett marriage

George and Arabella Sackett have sent in this newspaper cutting of George's grandparents Gordon Russell Sackett and Elsie Ellen Pocock on the occasion of Elsie's 90th birthday in November 1989.

Gordon died aged 94 the following year, on 14 March 1990, by when the couple had been married 73 years 2 months 26 days.

Elsie survived her husband by almost ten years, until her death on 28 February 2000 at the age of 100 years 3 months 14 days.