Wednesday Wednesday – Charles Corliss Shackford married Florence Hey on Oct 22, 1907 (Blog 467)

Charles C Shackford m Florence J Hey
Newburyport Daily News, 23 October 1907

A very pretty wedding occurred
yesterday afternoon in Lawrence
when Miss Florence Hey, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Walton Hey, and Cor-
liss C. Shackford, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles H. Shackford of this city
were united in marriage.
The ceremony was performed by
Rev. Frank D Smith at his home of
the bride, 76 Tremont street amidst
about 100 guests. The wedding party
was formed upstairs and marched
down into the parlor where the cere-
monytook place to the strains of the
wedding march from Lengrin On
leaving the parlor Mendelsson’s wed-
ding march was played Professor
Harld P Gaunt presided at the or-
gan The room was artificially dec-
orated with ferns, potted plants and
cut flowers by Thornjon brothers of
Lawrence
Miss Sadie Brown was bridesmaid
and Earl Forster Filmore of this city
acted as best man
The bride was prettily attired in a
beautiful white silk gown trimmed
with valenciennes lace and baby rib-
bons and she carried bride roses The
bridesmaid wore a pretty pale blue
silk gown with lace trimmings and
carried boquet.
After the ceremony a reception was
held and was followed by a bounteous
wedding repast The remainder of the
evening was passed in enjoyment and
an excellent musical programme was
carried out.
The young couple received many
useful and valuable presents, includ-
ing furniture, cut glass, silverware,
table linen and chinaware.
Mr. and Mrs. Shackford left on the
9 32 train for a two weeks’ honey-
moon. They were followed to the de-
pot by a large number of the guests
and were given a royal sendoff. Con-
fetti and rice were showered upn
them and they left with the best
wishes of a host of friends. On their
return they will reside at 12 Allen
street, this city, and they will be at
home to friends after December 1.

                            Charles Corliss Shackford (1882-1947)

Charles Corliss Shackford, the son of Charles Henry and Clara Eva (Burke) Shackford was born on Sept 28, 1882 in Newburyport, Massachusetts where he was living in 1900 with his parents and sister Grace.  On October 22, 1907 he married Florence Janet Hey, the daughter of John and Mary Nelson (Sayward) Burke.  He worked as a lumber inspector, a lumber foreman in Philadelphia, and in Medford.  Charles died on November 17, 1947 in Medford and was buried in the Bellevue Cemetery.

CHILDREN:

Ruth Janet Shackford (1908-1983) – married Carl Skyllberg

Charles Corliss Shackford, Jr (1910-1937) – married Pauline

Robert Walton Shackford (1918-1987) – aeronautical engineer, WWII ace, married Mary J Gibbons, Margaret Helena Capitanich, and Joan.

 

SOURCES:

1900 United States Federal Cenus, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, enumeration district (ED) 415, Sheet No 8, dwelling 155, family 171, Charles H Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch.org

1910 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, enumeration district (ED) 429, Sheet No 15A, dwelling 302, family 321, Corliss Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 April 2018).

1920 United States Federal Census, Philadelphia County, Pennslyvania, population census, Philadelphia, enumeration district (ED) 1391, Sheet No 14A, dwelling 336, family 348, Charles C Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 April 2018).

1930 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Medford, enumeration district (ED) 9-333, Sheet No 26A, dwelling 410, family 688, Charles Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://ancestry.com : accessed 18 April 2018).

1940 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Medford, enumeration district (ED) 9-347, Sheet No 6B, dwellig 140, Charles C Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com

“CemeteryFind,” database, CemeteryFind.com(https://www.cemeteryfind.com: accessed 7 January 2014), Charles Corliss Shackford.

“Charles C. Shackford,” Newburyport Daily News (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 18 November 1947; digital images, Newburyport Public Library(http://newburyport.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 17 April 2018).

Massachusetts “Massachusetts, Death Index, 1901-1980,” index book, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 September 2013), Charles Corliss Shackford, d. Medford 1947.

“WED AT LAWRENCE Corliss Shackford Takes Bride in Up-River City,” Newburyport Daily News (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 23 October 1907; digital images, Newburyport Public Library(http://newburyport.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 17 April 2018).

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” digital image, FamilySearch(http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 5 July 2014), Charles Corliss Shackford

“U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007,” database, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 April 2018), Charles C Shackford.

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Wedding Wednesday – Carrie Marie Shackford in the 1900 Census on the Same Page Twice — with Her Parents as Single and 10 Lines Later as Married with Her New Husband (Blog 466)

Carrie Marie Shackford, the daughter of Edward Warren and Georgiana (Lee) Shackford was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts on March 15, 1880.  On June 5, 1880 the census taker recorded the 2/12 year old Carrie as living with her parents, her three year old brother Charles.

On April 15, 1900, twenty year old Carrie who was listed as 21 on her marriage record, married William M Healey, a widow who was listed as 39 years old on the marriage record. Marriage Record Carrie M Shackford William M Healey 1900We’re not sure of William’s age as he is listed in the 1860 census as 3, the 1870 census as age 14, the 1880 census as age 21, in his first marriage in 1892 as age 34, and in the 1900 census as age 37.  We’d assume the earlier records are correct and that William was 44 when he married Carrie.

One June 7, 1900 Carrie was listed in the census records twice, once as the single daughter of Edward W Shackford living at 3 Hazelwood Street and later on the same page as the wife of William M Healey, living at 38 Munroe Street.

1900 Census Carrie M Shackford Healey

Carrie M Shackford Healey 1900 census street map
Google Maps

We don’t know who the census taker spoke to when they listed Carrie as single living with her parents – was it a neighbor who didn’t know she was now married or was it her parents who she hadn’t told that she’d gotten married?  What we can tell is that the two residencies were 1/3 mile from one another.

Two weeks after the census was taken, Carrie gave birth to a son, Lee S Healey, born on on June 26, 1900 who died of meningitis six months later.  Her second son, Stanley Kenneth Healey was born on December 10, 1901.

In 1910, Carrie had returned home to live with her parents while William was living elsewhere in Boston.  We haven’t learned what happened to William.  Carrie moved to Maine and married Ancel Dawson Brewer, a carpenter from Canada on July 23, 1919 who was eight years her junior.  They were married two years until she died of peritonitis at the age of 41 on May 11, 1921.  Mr Brewer married again in 1924 and died at the age of 83 on Dec 24, 1971.

CHILDREN:

Lee S Healey (1900-1901)

Stanley Kenneth Healey (1901-????) – married Mary Ellen Wilson and Alice Edith Southworth

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SOURCES:

1880 United States Federal Census, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Weymouth, enumeration district (ED) 533, Page No 17, dwelling 146, family 186, Edward Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 24 June 2014).

1900 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Roxbury District, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 1483, Sheet No 12 (A), 3 Hazelwood Street, dwelling 161, family 173, Edward W Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 7 November 2013).

1900 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Boston, enumeration district (ED) 1483, Sheet No 12, dwelling 161, family 173, William H Healey; digital images, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed April 2018)

1910 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Boston, Ward 20, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 1572, Sheet No 1B, 11 Roxton Street, House visited 13, Family No 18, Edward W Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 24 June 2014)

1920 United States Federal Census, Waldo County, Maine, population schedule, Stockton Village, enumeration district (ED) 147, Sheet No 1B, Ansel Brewer; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 April 2018).

“Maine Death Index, 1960-1996,” index, FamilySearch(familysearch.org : accessed 11 April 2018), Ansel D Brewer.

Maine, Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921, , A Dawson Brewer m Carrie Shackford Hegley, 23 July 1919; digital images, FamilySearch(http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 16 March 2018).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915, , Carrie Maria Shackford, 15 March 1880; digital images, FamilySearch(http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 1 August 2015).

Massachusetts “Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database, FamilySearch(http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 23 November 2015), Healey.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915, , Lee S Healey, ; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 April 2018); Massachusetts Vital Records, 1840–1911. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts..

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Sunday’s Obituary – Mrs Melvina (Currier) Shackford (1840-1917) – Died on her 77th Birthday (Blog 465)

Obituary Melvina ShackfordMrs. Melvina C. Shackford, widow
of the late Granville Shackford, and
a highly esteemed lady, died Monday
morning at 4 o’clock in this city, at
the age of 77 years. Mrs. Shackford
made her home in Saco for many
year and went from there to Old
Orchard where she took an active
part in the Methodist church. She
was of a loving and kind disposition,
and her friends speak of her in glow-
ing terms for her many acts of kind-
ness.
Mrs. Shackford died on her birth-
day.
She is survived by one daughter,
Mrs. Howard Gilpatric of Hingham,
and one grandson, Howard Gilpatric,
also of Hingham.

 

Melvina Currier was born to Oren and Patience (Hanson) Currier on July 30, 1840 in Dover, Maine.   Her mother died in Dec 1856 when she was 16 and father remarried in September 1857.  In 1860 Melina was living at home in Athens working as a factory hand and her father died in 1864.  By 1870 she had moved to Biddeford where she was running a boarding house for a cotton mill.

On June 12, 1872 Melvina married Granville Shackford, a civil war veteran.  They moved to Saco and lived on Boom Road where Granville had a farm and served on the city council.  By 1900 they had moved to Old Orchard where they resided until Granville’s death on December 11, 1916.  Granville’s pension was transferred to her on January 5, 1917 but she died six months later on July 30, 1917 in Biddeford.  She was buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Saco.  We’re fortunate to have found her obituary which lets us know that she was very involved in the Methodist church and was loved by many in her community.

CHILDREN:

Jesse Maria Shackford (1873-1939) – married Howard Gilpatric in 1899.

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SOURCES:

1860 United States Federal Census, Somerset County, Maine, population schedule, Athens, page 357, dwelling 24, family 25, Oren Currier; digital image, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 April 2018).

1870 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Biddeford, Page 82, dwelling 529, family 573, Melvina Currier; digital images, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 8 April 2018).

1880 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Saco, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 203, Page No 29 crossed out and replaced with 30, dwelling 274, family 379, Granville Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 April 2015).

1900 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Old Orchard Town, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration Distric No 246, Supervisor’s District No 109, Sheet No 10 (A), dwelling 191, family 291, Granville Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 27 October 2013).

1910 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Old Orchard Town, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 254, Sheet No 5B, Everolln Avenue, dwelling 187, family 202, Granville Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 October 2013).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 8 April 2018), Patience Currier.

Maine State of Maine, “Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” database, FamilySearch(www.familysearch.org : accessed 27 October 2013), Melvina Currier b. 30 Jul 184

“OBITUARY. MRS. MELVINA C. SHACKFORD,” The Biddeford Weekly Journal (Biddeford, Maine), 3 August 1917; digital images, Biddeford Library(http://biddeford.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 8 February 2018).

“United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934,” digital image, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 18 May 2014), Granville Shackford.

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Sunday’s Obituary – Serena (Shackford) Sawyer (1843-1905), daughter of Christopher Shackford of Sanford and Saco, Maine (Blog 464)

Serena Shackford the daughter of Christopher and Mehitable (Maddox) Shackford was born April 6, 1905 in Sanford, Maine and lived with her parents in Sanford, then Saco till sometime after 1860.  Her father died on April 2, 1870 and his will stated she should receive $100 and housing in his home.  It does not appear that she stayed in his home as she was living on her own in 1870 in Saco where she worked in a cotton mill.

Serena married Elbridge L Sawyer on April 8, 1872 and had two children, Charles Elbridge Sawyer and Harry Shackford Sawyer in 1874 and 1877 respectively before Elbridge’s death on June 8, 1878 in South Hadley, Massachusetts of pyemia or sepsis. Serena raised her two young sons at 9 Dyer Street in Saco, Maine where she lived with her step mother Louisa and sister Georgianna and then lived with her son Harry.  She died in Saco, Maine at age 62 of pneumonia on October 18, 1905 and was buried in the Laurel Hill Cemetery.  Her obituary was published in the Biddeford Weekly Journal:

Mrs Serena Shackford Sawyer ObituarySerena, widow of Elbridge L. Saw-
yer, formerly residing at No. 9 Dyer
street, Saco, died on Wednesday
morning, after a two week illness
from congestion of the liver and
pneumonia.
Besides one brother, Granville
Shackford of Old Orchard, she leaves
two sons, Charles E., an attorney
at Haverhill, Mass., and Harry S. of
Saco.

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SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Town of Sanford, Page 275 (penned), 138 (stamped), Dwelling 341, Family 355, Christopher Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.com : accessed 12 August 2013).

1860 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Saco, Page No 146, dwelling 1078, family 1083, Christopher Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 October 2013).

1870 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Saco, Page No 2, dwelling 6, family 7, Syrena Shackford in home of Cordelia Turkey; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 18 March 2018).

1880 United States Federal Census, York, Maine, population schedule, Saco, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District 203, Supervisor’s Dist. No 1, Page No 20 D, Georgia Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 August 2013).

1900 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Saco, enumeration district (ED) 248, Sheet No 2, dwelling 39, family 41, Serena Sawyer; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 18 March 2018).

Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922, , Serena Sawyer, death, 18 October 1905; digital records, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 August 2013); Maine State Archives; Cultural Building, 84 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0084; 1908-1922 Vital Records; Roll #: 10.

(Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980), Family Search, digital images (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2241461 : accessed 25 December 2013), Serena Shackford Sawyer, image, 1321; Nathan Hill Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980, Sears, Louisa-Sharp, Lee.

Maine “Maine Marriages, 1771-1907,” database index, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 25 December 2013), Elbridge L Sawyer m Sirena Shackford 8 Apr 1872.

Maine, Maine, York County, Probate Estate Files, Christopher Shackford; “Maine, York County, Probate Estate Files, 1690-1917,” digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: accessed 30 May 2013); Case no 16831-16928, Seaward, W-Shackley, RCase 16899 (Image 1120-1126).

Maine, Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921, , Serena Sawyer, death, 18 October 1905; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 12 August 2013).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915, , Elbridge D Sawyer, ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 March 2018); Massachusetts Vital Records, 1840–1911. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.

“MRS SERENA SAWYER,” The Biddeford Weekly Journal (Biddeford, Maine), 20 October 1905; digital images, Biddeford Library (http://biddeford.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 8 February 2018).

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Military Monday – Notice Anything Wrong with Roy Frank Shackford’s Maine WWI Draft Card? (Blog 463)

Have you ever filled out a form and listed today’s year instead of the year of your birth date?  We suspect this is what happened when someone created this card for the state of Maine documenting that Roy Frank Shackford, born in 1918 registered for the WWI draft in 1918.

Roy Frank Shackford WWI Draft Registration MaineName, Shackford, Roy Frank;  Age 38; Residence 10 Turner Ct, Bath, Maine; Serial No 26; Order No A1181; Date of Birth 1-17-18; Nationality, Native Born; Race, White; Occupation, Candy Maker; M or S, M; Local Board Sagadahoc Co; Relative, Alice Frances Shackford; Relationship Wife; Address 10 Turney Ct, Bath, Maine

Roy’s birth year is still filled with a bit of uncertainty as his Vermont birth record shows a birth date of January 17, 1881 but his US World War I draft card shows a birth date of January 17, 1880.  We’re recording the year of 1881 in our genealogy software because the birth record was most likely recorded closer to the time of his birth.

Roy Frank Shackford Birth RecordBIRTH-MALE
Shackford, Roy Frank p1303, Date of Birth 1881 January 11, Maiden Name of Mother Jennie Sparks, Mother’s Birthplace Dover, Mother’s Residence Brattleboro, Full Name of Father Albert Shackford, Father’s Birthplace Worcester Mass, Father’s Occupation Mechanic, Townshend, Henry Salisbury Town Clerk.

but his US draft card shows a birth date of Jan 17, 1880.

World War I Draft Registration Roy Shackford

REGISTRATION CARD
SERIAL NUMBER 26 ORDER NUMBER a1181
1 Roy Frank Shackford
2 Permanent Home Address 10 Turner Court Bath Sagadahoc Maine
3 Age in Years 38 4 Date of Birth January 17 1880
RACE 5 White
U.S. CITIZEN 10 Native Born
PRESENT OCCUPATION 16 Candy Maker EMPLOYER’S NAME 17 John F Clary
18 PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT OR BUSINESS 170 Rout Bath Sagadahoc Maine
NEAREST RELATIVE
Name 19 Alice Francis Shackford Wife
Address 10 10 Turner Court Bath Sagadahoc Maine
signed Roy H Shackford
REGISTRAR’S REPORT
DESCRIPTION OF REGISTRANT
HEIGHT 22 Medium
BUILD 25 Medium
COLOR OF EYES 23 Light Brown
COLOR OF HAIR 28 Slightly Bald
signature of registrar Edward William Champion
Date of Registration September 12, 1918

We’ve written about Roy’s marriage to Alice Francis Savage but hadn’t mentioned their children.

CHILDREN:

Jeannette Frances Shackford (1915-1992) – married John Alden Green

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SOURCES:

“Maine, World War I Draft Registration Index, 1917-1919,” database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 29 January 2018), Roy Frank Shackford.

Parkes Joanne Shackford, “Wedding Wednesday – Roy F Shackford and Alice Savage (Blog 32),” Parkes, Joanne Shackford, SHACKFORD Family History – Blog 32, 13 May 2013 (http://shackfordgenealogy.weebly.com/shackford-blog/wedding-wednesday-roy-f-shackford-and-alice-savage : accessed 29 January 2018).

Vermont, Vermont Vital Records, 1760-2008, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XFCQ-8X7, Roy Frank Shackford, 17 January 1881; digital images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 5 June 2013).

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 29 January 2018), Roy Frank Shackford.

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Shackford Family History Blog is Mentioned in New England Historic Genealogical Society’s American Ancestors Magazine! (Blog 462)

Cover American Ancestors Winter 2018
NEHGS’s American Ancestor’s Winter 2018 Cover

We were pleasantly surprised to receive our copy of American Ancestors and discover an article describing how we used the New England Historic Genealogical Society’s Historic Catholic Records Online Project to help discover Catherine (Mullet) Shackford’s parents.

We’d written multiple blogs that described our research about Catherine (Mullet) Shackford describing steps which first took us in the wrong direction.  We wrote a blog wondering why Catherine, my second great grandmother was buried in a plot belonging to Edward W Rowland,  finding the will of Edward’s wife Anna which mentions Catherine and assuming the names of her mother, then rereading Anna’s  will and finding documents in the Historic Catholic Records which helped us realize that Anna was not Catherine’s sister but her step-sister-in-law and helped us find Catherine’s mother’s parents names which are Daniel and Mary Dulley.

This article titled Discoveries from Historic Catholic Records Online which was written by Jean Maguire can be found on page 31 of the Winter edition of American Ancestors by New England Historic Genealogical Society.  We wish to thank all the members of the team of individuals who helped create images of these important records, transcribe them, and fund the project to help ensure that many folks can see them online!  Also a large thanks to Jean who publishes many interesting articles for the New England Historic Genealogical Society!

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SOURCES:

Maguire Jean, “Discoveries from Historic Catholic Records Online,” American Ancestors by New England Historic Genealogical Society (Winter 2018, Vol 18, No 4), page 31.

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Sunday’s Obituary – Lizzie May (Shackford) Burke (1884-1984), aged 99 Volunteered 10,000 Hours at the VA!! (Blog 461)

Lizzie May Shackford, the daughter of William Bell and Mary Eliza (Howe) Shackford was born Aug 3, 1884 in Chelsea, Massachusetts.  In 1900 she and her mother were living with Lizzie’s grandfather William T Howe.

On April 27, 1904, Lizzie married William H Burke who worked as a commercial traveler, a traffic clerk for a rubber factory, and a salesman for a bedding company.

From Lizzie’s obituary, we know she died January19, 1984, lived at 195 North Main Street, worked as a secretary at the First Savings & Loan Association, and spent 10,000 hours volunteering at the Veteran’s Association (what an amazing service to veterans!!!) and also helped the Sharon Advocate operate when the person who ran the paper went on vacation .

Obituary, Lizzie (Shackford) Burke

Obituary Lizzie May Shackford Burke The Sharon Advocate (Sharon, Massachusetts), 26 January 1984
The Sharon Advocate, 26 Jan 1984

Lizzie M. (Shackford) Burke,
99 of Sharon, died Jan 19, 1984
at the Home for Aged Women in
Jamaica Plain.
She was the wife of the late
William H Burke, a longtime Sha-
ron resident and for many years
lived at 195 North Main Street.
After retiring as a secretary
from the first Federal Savings &
Loan Assn in Boston, she did
10,000 hours of volunteer work at
the VA Hospitals in Boston.
There were no visiting hours
and the funeral service and burial
were private, with arrangements
made by the John L. Keeling &
So Funeral Home, 8 Front St,
Walpole
Years ago, while Mrs Reeve’s
mother, Mrs E. Gilmore Richards
who then ran the paper was on
vacation, Lizzie Burke stepped in
and took care of the Sharon Ad-
vocate’s office for her.

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SOURCES:

1900 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Chelsea, enumeration district (ED) 1568, Sheet No 18A, dwelling 233, family 296, William Howe; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 12 November 2017).

1910 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Chelsea, enumeration district (ED) 1678, Sheet No 4B, William H Burke; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 January 2018).

1920 United States Federal Census, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Sharon, enumeration district (ED) 266, Sheet No 25A, dwelling 569, family594, William H Burke; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 6 January 2018).

1930 United States Federal Census, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Sharon, ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ).

1940 United States Federal Census, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Sharon, enumeration district (ED) 11-254, Sheet No 15A, house no 195, visited no 317, William H Burke; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 January 2018).

“LIZZIE BURKE,” The Sharon Advocate (Sharon, Massachusetts), 26 January 1984; digital images, Sharon Public Library (http://sharon.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 8 November 2017).

Massachusetts “Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 5 June 2017), Lizzie M Shackford, b 3 Aug 1884.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915, , William H. Burke and Lizzie M. Shackford, 27 April 1904; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 29 July 2015).

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