Sunday’s Obituary – Bernice Evagaline (Norton) Shackford (1885-1916) (Blog 496)

Bernice Evagaline Norton was born Feb 11, 1885 in Buxton, Maine to Jonathan G and Josephine (Elder) Norton.  She attended Buxton High School and married Marshall Frank Shackford, the son of  Robert F and Caroline P (Usher) Shackford on Sept 8, 1908.  After their marriage, Marshall worked as a brakeman on the steam railroad.

On February 2, 1914, Bernice who was now the mother of a three year old became the postmistress in White Rock, Maine.  Sadly she died at the age of 31 on October 10, 1916 of uremia and complications of a pregnancy.  She was buried in the Highland Cemetery in Buxton, Maine.

This obituary was published on December 8, 1916 in the Biddeford Weekly by one of Bernice’s friends in the:

BERNICE NORTON SHACKFORD The Tribute of a Friend, The Biddeford Weekly Journal (Biddeford, Maine), 8 December 1916In the first shock of the tidings of
the sudden and unexpected passing
of a deer and tried friend, it is not
easy to think of anything but the
blow of the loss. But after a little,
we wish to tell others of the beauty,
and truth of the spirit which has
gone from earth; to sat what, per-
haps, we have all too sparingly said
to the departed in life.
It is thus that I wish to bear my
testimony to the character and life
of my friend who is gone. I knew her
well as a girl hardly past child-
hood, as young woman, wife and
monther, and each of these posit-
ions, she was amply worthy of the
love and appreciation which ever
followed her. Schoolmates know each
other very well, classmates even
better. We were both. As I look
back over the years we then spent
together, I wonder at the beauty of
the character which I then apprecia-
ted too little.
I knew her as a brilliant scholar,
who never did anything which was
not the soul of scholastic honor; as a
faithful, earnest teacher, and as a
loyal, true wife and mother, and a
dutiful and affectionate daughter,
even when family cares had come
into her life and occupied much of
her time.
Wherever she went she won and
kept the love of those about her. She
was a sweet, sunny Christian who
carried her profession into her work
and play. And she was a true, loving
friend. To her, those who were her
friends appeared to possess virtues
which they themselves realized where
not what she though them; but her
beautiful faith made them anxious to
be as near what she thought them as
they could. Her influence was ever
upward, ever towards making us
better.
She has gone from our sight, but
she has drawn our hearts with her,
nearer to heaven; and in our grief,
we seem to hear her say, “Come
dear ones whom I loved, I can’t be
quite happy, even here, until you
come too.”
The following poem, written by a
neighbor, touchingly expresses the
feelings of those of us who knew and
loved her.
Lines written on the death of Ber-
nice Norton Shackford wife of Mar-
shall Shackford, White Rock, Maine.
You have laid her away in her beau-
ty to rest,
And sad, oh sad, is the home!
The Savior has taken the fairest,
the best;
The light of the household is gone!
We shall miss that dear form from
its love-wonted place.
We shall miss the footsteps light
fall
And the sweet smile and the dear
winning face,
And the voice that was sweetest of
all.
For the cheer that she gave, and the
words that she spake
Were filled with the music of love;
Forget not, dear friends, that Ber-
nice is gone.
For God in His wisdom knew best
He took her from earth, and all of
its cares,
And gave her eternal rest
Just a little while longer to want,
watch and weep,
A little while longer to pray,
And the voice of the Savior will
call us all home
And we’ll meet her, some beautiful
day.
– Flora Gustin
White Rock, Maine

Marshall who was now raising a young child on his own married Mary M Chadbourne and moved to Haverhill, Massachusetts where he continued to work on the railroad.  He died September 6, 1952.

CHILDREN:

Louise Josephine Shackford (1911-1991) married Chester Hope Stamps

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SOURCES:

1900 United States Federal Census, York, Maine, population schedule, Buxton, enumeration district (ED) 231, Sheet No 5A, dwelling 82, family 83, John G Norton; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 September 2019).

1910 United States Federal Census, Cumberland County, Maine, population schedule, Gorham, enumeration district (ED) 52, Sheet No 5A, 51 Greene St, household 98, family 118, Marshall F Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 September 2019).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 17 July 2014), Bernice E Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 33980562.

Harmon Max C, Editor In Chief, The Crescent(Buxton, Maine: March 1914), page 28; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 September 2017.

Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922, , Bernice E Shackford, 10 October 1916; digital records, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 6 December 2013); Maine State Archives; Cultural Building, 84 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0084; 1908-1922 Vital Records; Roll #: 10.

Maine State of Maine, “Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” database, FamilySearch(www.familysearch.org : accessed 7 September 2019), Bernice E. Norton.

“WEDDED. NORTON-SHACKFORD,” The Springvale Advocate (Springvale, Maine), 18 September 1908; digital image, The Springvale Public Library & Goodall Memorial Library(http://springvale.advantage-preservation.com/ : accessed 19 August 2019).

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Sunday’s Obituary – Harry L Shackford of Kennebunk and Biddeford, ME, (1884-1953) (Blog 495)

Birth Record Harry L ShackfordHarry L Shackford, the fourth child of Stephen Frank and Ada Louise (Smith) Shackford was born May 9, 1884 in Freedom, New Hampshire.    By the age of 16 he was working as a day laborer at his brother-in-law’s home in Wakefield, Massachusetts.

Harry married Pauline Fielding, the daughter of Thomas and Mary A (Nedeau) Fielding in Kennebunk, Maine on October 28, 1903 and by 1910 they were raising two children and both working as shoe makers in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Harry Lumon Shackford WWI draft registration clipping

Harry’s September 9, 1918 draft registration seems to show a middle name of Luman (while the writing is decipher, assuming this is correct spelling as this is the middle name of one of the grandchildren).

By 1920, Harry had six children and was working as a fish dealer.  After the birth of his seventh child, Ernest Byron Shackford, he and his wife Pauline and his two daughters and their husbands who also had just had newborns all baptized their children together in one baptismal ceremony at the Methodist Episcopal Church!

Harry continued working in the fish business and purchased the fish business of E.C. Snowden on a wharf in Kennebunk in November 1829.  In the 1930 census he listed his occupation as a fish salesman and as a proprietor of a fish shop in the 1940 census.  Shackford & Gooch Marketing abt 1953We’re not sure when he and his son-in-law opened the famous Shackford & Gooch fish store but we do know it was a very well known and popular local and tourist spot in Kennebunk.

The Shackford’s also hosted many holiday and celebratory events with their eight children in their home in Biddeford and at Sebago Lake.  In  their later years they started to spend their winters in Saint Petersburg, Florida.

Harry died suddenly in Biddeford on July 7, 1953.  His obituary reads:

Kennebunk, Harry L Shackford, The Sanford Tribune (Sanford, Maine), 16 July 1953 Part 1Harry L. Shackford, 69, a res-
ident of the Lower Village, died
suddenly Tuesday evening last
week in a Biddeford hospital.
Born in Freedom, N. H., the son
of Stephen and Ada F. Smith
Shackford, he was a retired
wholesale and retail fish dealer
in Kennebunkport. He was a
member of the Kennebunk
Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Paul-
ine Fielding Shackford five
daughters, Mrs. Mildred Robin-
son, Mrs. Florence Rand, Mrs
Marguerite Hubbard, Mrs Ruth
Twombly and Mrs. Bernice
Gooch, all of Kennebunkport;
three sons Frederick, of Wells,
Harry T of Biddeford and Er-
nest of Berwick; four sisters,
Mrs. Myrtle Dupree, of Wash-
ington D C., Mrs Helen Mairs,
and Mrs. Ethel Arnold, of Dov-
er, N. H., and Mrs Addie Davis,
of Wolfeboro N.H.; two brothers
Roland Shackford of Wells and
William K Shackford of Canal
Point. Fla, and several grand-
children
Funeral services were held
Friday afternoon from the Ken-
nebunk Methodist Church with
the Rev. William C. Landis of-
ficiating. Internment was in Ever-
green Cemetery, Kennebunk
Landing.

CHILDREN:

Florence Viola Shackford (1904-1984) – married Clyde E Rand, lived in Kennebunk, Maine and Lee, Florida

Bernice Viola Shackford (1906-1999) – married Byron Otto Gooch, lived in Kennebunk, Maine

Harry T. Shackford, (1911-1990) – married Eugene Mae Perry, Irene Alice LaPoint, and Viola Patent, worked for electronics company.  Lived in Kennebunk and Brevard, Florida

Mildred Irene Shackford (1913-2008) – married Charles William Robinson, lived in Kennebunk, Maine

Frederick Ellsworth Shackford (1916-1978) – married Margaret Crissell, lived in Kennebunk and Wells, Maine

Marguerite Louise Shackford (1918-2016) – married Charles S Hubbard

Ruth Lillian Shackford (1921-2007) – married George Twombly, lived in Kennebunk, Maine

Ernest Byron Shackford (1925-2006 – married Celestine Farwell and Sally.  Worked as a carpenter.

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SOURCES:

1900 United States Federal Census, Carroll County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Wakefield, enumeration district (ED) 163, Sheet No 12, dwelling 266, family 266, Herbert N Fowler; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 August 2019).

1910 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Exeter, enumeration district (ED) 243, Sheet No 9A, house number 62, dwelling 154, family 138, Harry L Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 August 2019).

1920 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Kennebunk, enumeration district (ED) 109, Sheet No 17A, dwelling 437, family 451, Harry S Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 August 2019).

1930 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Kennebunk, enumeration district (ED) 16-23, Sheet No 16A, dwelling 391, family 481, Harry L Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 August 2019).

1940 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Kennebunk, enumeration district (ED) 16-36, Sheet No 17A, House No 57, Harrry L Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 August 2019).

CaseText (https://casetext.com : accessed 18 August 2918), Harry L Shackford.

“A joint anniversary, birthday and Mothers Day party was held,” Biddeford Daily Journal (Biddeford, Maine), 12 May 1941

“KENNEBUNK,” The Biddeford Weekly Journal (Biddeford, Maine), 11 December 1925; digital images, Biddeford Library (http://biddeford.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 8 February 2018).

“Kennebunk, Harry L Shackford,” The Sanford Tribune (Sanford, Maine), 16 July 1953; digital images, Springvale Public Library & Goodall Memorial Library (http://springvale.advantage-preservation.com/ : accessed 19 August 2019).

“Lower Village Couple Has Large Family Gathering,” Biddeford Daily Journal (Biddeford, Maine), 29 December 1942; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 22 August 2019).

“Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996,” index, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 28 November 2013), Henry L Shackford m Pauline Fielding 28 Oct 1903.

“Mr and Mrs Harry L. Shackford of Western avenue entertained,” Biddeford Daily Journal (Biddeford, Maine), 29 November 1943; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 22 August 2019)

New Hampshire, New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900, , Shackford, 9 May 1884; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 21 May 2015).

“REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS IN KENNEBUNK,” Biddeford Weekly Journal (Biddeford, Maine), 8 November 1929; digital images, McArthur Public Library (http://biddeford.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 23 August 2019). Harry Shackford purchased fish business.

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Tombstone Tuesday – Rosana (Shackford) York (1824-1910) of Waterbury, Vermont (Blog 494)

Rosana Shackford, the daughter of Samuel and Susanna (Hobbs) Shackford was born August 25, 1824 in Duxbury, Vermont.  She was seven when her father died, 10 when her mother married Ezra French, and 16 when she married 33 year old Alfred York, the son of John Bradbury and Mary Polly (Emerson) York in Waterbury, Vermont on June 23, 1841.  Albert had six children from a previous marriage – Bradbury, George, Daniel W, Ann, Jonas, and John W.  We have not yet learned what happened to Albert’s first wife Abigail (Watson) York.

In 1850 George, Jonas, and John were living with Alfred and Rosana.  After George died in Virginia during the Civil War, his youngest daughter Lizzie moved in with Alfred and Rosana.

Alfred died on August 4, 1890 in Waterbury and was buried in the Hope Cemetery in Waterbury, Vermont.  His will which was written in 1886 mentioned his children Bradbury York, Ann Simonds, Janus York, John W. York, Daniel York and his grandchildren  Lizzie York and Imagine Jones, both children of his son George York who died in the Civil War.

Death Record Rosanna Shackford FamilySearch

Rosana died at the age of 85 on August 4, 1890 of uranemia and nephritis.  She had been living in the home of her step-granddaughter Lizzie and her step-great-granddaughter Rosie.

Gravestone Rosana Shackford Parkes - permission to use from Vermont Grave Walker

 

Rosana was buried in the Waterbury Cemetery in Waterbury, Vermont. Thank you to Vermont Grave Walker who gave permission to share a copy of the photo of Rosana’s gravestone in this blog.

Rosana’s wrote a will  and two codicils between Dec 11, 1897 and May 19, 1910 which mention her step-granddaughter Mrs Lizzie Gibson, her step-great granddaughter Rosie Gibson, Mrs Malinda Hart, her sister Susanna Sabrina Lanfair of Deerfield, Mass., (her only living sibling), Mrs Mandana Dillingham (her niece), Malanda Hart (her niece), Samuel Hart (her nephew), the Freewill Baptist Home Mission Society, the Freewill Baptist Foreign Mission Society, her step-son John W York, her step-son Jonas M. York and Samuel S. Foster., Emogene Jones, and step-grandson Fred E. York. She also left a legacy to the Waterbury cemetery to maintain the Alfred York gravesites.

Children:

None

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SOURCES:

1850 US Federal Census, Washington County, population schedule, Waterbury, page 609 (handwritten), 305 (stamped), dwelling 1969, family 1977, Alfred York; digital images, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 29 May 2019).

1860 US Federal Census, Washington County, population schedule, Waterbury, Page No 187, dwelling 1425, family 1520, Alfred York; digital images, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 28 May 2019).

1870 US Federal Census, Washington County, population schedule, Waterbury, Page No 32, dwelling 250, family 273, Alfred York; digital images, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 28 May 2019).

1880 US Federal Census, Washington County, population schedule, Waterbury, enumeration district (ED) 218, Page No 45, dwelling 477, family 578, Alfred York; digital images, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 28 May 2019).

1900 US Federal Census, Washington County, population schedule, Waterbury Village, enumeration district (ED) 239, Sheet No 9, dwelling 226, family 252, Rozanna York; digital images, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 28 May 2019).

1910 US Federal Census, Washington County, population schedule, Waterbury Village, enumeration district (ED) 237, Sheet No 14A, Rosanna York in home of Lizzie A Gibson; digital images, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 28 May 2019).

“Shackford Genealogy Manuscript,” 13 October 1925; SG SGA 5; Shackford collection by Samuel Burnham Shackford; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts. (56) William Shackford, Shackford Genealogy Manuscript, #251 Rosanna Shackford

Vermont, Vermont Vital Records, 1760-2008, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2V7N-9BN, Rosana York, 19 May 1910; digital images, FamilySearch(www.familysearch.org : accessed 25 December 2015).

Vermont, Vermont Vital Records, 1760-2008, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V8MB-BBM, Rosana Shackford/Alfred York, 23 June 1841; digital images, FamilySearch(www.familysearch.org : accessed 5 June 2013).

“Vermont, Wills and Probate Records, 1749-1999,” digital images, Ancestry(www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 June 2019), Alfred York; page 102-104.

“Vermont, Wills and Probate Records, 1749-1999,” digital images, Ancestry(www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 June 2019), Rosana York.

Updated June 12 adding Alfred’s death

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Conway’s Representatives to Legislature in 1909: Jesse Fred Shackford (1862-1940) of Conway, New Hampshire (Blog 493)

J. FRED SHACKFORD, The Reporter (North Conway, New Hampshire), 7 January 1909; digital images, Conway Public Library (http-:conway.advantage-preservation.com

Mr. J. Fred Shackford, the mem-
ber from Conway, was born July 21,
1862, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Caleb
Shackford.
He received his education in Eaton
and New Hampton Institute. He
commenced business with his father
in 1886 as grain dealers, which was
afterward extended to a general mer-
chandise carried on in the store he
now occupies.
Mr. Shackford is a member of
Mr. Washington lodge, A. F. & A.
M., Signet Royal Arch Chapter, Swift
River lodge, I. O. O. F., Moat Mount-
tain lodge, K. of P., and Chataque
Tribe of Red Men. In politics he has
always been a republican, and in re-
ligion a Congregationalist.
Mr. Shackford married a Miss
Beecham of Berwick, Dec. 15, 1886,
and they have two children, a son at
Holderness School for boys, and a
daughter.

Jesse Fred Shackford’s obituary was published in The Reporter:

JESSE F. SHACKFORD, The Reporter (North Conway, New Hampshire), 6 June 1940; digital images, Conway Public Library (http-::conway.advantage-preservation.com - accessed 6 September 2019).The death of J. Fred Shackford
Shackford at Memorial Hospital,
North Conway removed one of Con-
way’s best known citizens who has
been closely associated with the vil-
lage for more than half a century.
He was a native of Eaton being the
only child of Caleb and Lydia Ham-
ilton Shackford of Eaton Center. He
was seventy-eight years old. He re-
ceived his education in the town
schools and at the New Hampton
Institute. In his youth he taught
school for a few years and married
Miss Edith Beecham of Somersworth.
With his father he established the
mercantile business of C. Shackford
& Son in Conway Village. It grew
and prospered and after the death of
his father he continued in business
until the death of his wife three years
ago after which he sold his store and
retired from active participation.
The couple had two children, Hazel,
now Mrs Hazel Bohanan of Glen-
dale, California, and Charles who died
in Sandwich a year ago. Mr. Shack-
ford was a member of various fra-
ternal organizations, being a Mason,
Odd Fellow Red Man, and Knight of
Pythias. He was a charter member
of the Chatague Tribe of Red Men
and of the K. of P. Lodge of Con-
way. Two years ago he received the
badge of fifty years of membership
in the Masonic Lodge . In the past
he had been active in community
afairs and had served the Precinct
as commissioner.
Funeral services were held Tues-
day at 2 p.m. in the Congregational
Church with the Rev. Charles Moor-
house in attendance. The Masonic
rites were conducted by members of
Mount Washington Lodge. The in-
terment was in the family lot in the
Eson cemetery.

CHILDREN:

Hazel Shackford (1889-1961) – married George Frederick Bohannan

Charles B Shackford (1892-1939) – married Mildred Beatrice Leavitt

 

SOURCES:

“J. FRED SHACKFORD,” The Reporter (North Conway, New Hampshire), 7 January 1909; digital images, Conway Public Library (http://conway.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 20 April 2019).

“JESSE F. SHACKFORD,” The Reporter (North Conway, New Hampshire), 6 June 1940; digital images, Conway Public Library(http://conway.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 6 September 2019).

“J. FRED SHACKFORD,” The Reporter (North Conway, New Hampshire), 6 June 1940; digital images, Conway Public Library (http://conway.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 20 April 2019).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920, , Jessee F Shackford m Edith M Beacham, 8 December 1885; database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 3 February 2015).

Obituary of Mrs Lucy Marie (Shackford) Davis (1850-1929) of Conway, New Hampshire (Blog 492)

MRS LUCY SHACKFORD DAVIS, The Reporter (North Conway, New Hampshire), 20 June 1929; digital images, http-::conway.advantage-preservation.com:MRS. LUCY SHACKFORD DAVIS
Nearly fourscore years ago a little
girl was welcomed to a home of love
and comfort near Conway village. It
would seem as if good faries smiled
upon her coming, for she was en-
dowed with talent, charm, intelligence
and health. The gift of making
friends and the power to hold them
fast were given her, and th eunder-
standing heart that could feel sympa-
thy and offer comfort. Friends clus-
tered around her and fortune gave its
benefits. Fewer griefs were hers
than usually fall to the lot of humans.
Her devoted family of children, grand-
children and husband was intact and
her interest in life unabated. Last
Thursday that singularly fortunate
and happy life was rounded out and
she went as each of us might hope
to go; without pain or suffering or
the dread of the inevitable which
must be always with the hopeless
invalid who is under sentence of death.
The little girl was the daughter of
Major Samuel Shackford and his wife,
Lydia Pendexter who lived on the
West Side on the farm now owned
and occupied by G. A. Taylor. When
the daughter, Lucy was a maiden in
her teens the family moved to Con-
way Village and occupied the place
which has veer since beeh home to the
lady whose mortal remains were car-
ried from there last Sunday by loving
hands and taken to their last resting
place in the family lot in the West
Side cemetery.
Fifty-three years ago when twenty-
five years of age Miss Shackford mar-
ried Frank W. Davis of Conway.
Three chidlren, Philip S., Ruth now
the wife of Dr. B. F Horne, and
Maidee, now Mrs. Glen Rich of Port-
land came to them. Eight grand-
children have shared the love and
interest of Mrs. Davis whose death
causes the first break in the family.
She was a charter member of the Con-
way Woman’s Club and has always
been much interested in its activities
and helpful in its work. She was a
regular attendant of the Congrega-
tional Church and aided its undertak-
ing; and was anxious for the general
good. Funeral services were held at
her home on Washington Street, Sun-
day afternoon and were conducted by
Rev. Alfred Hillman of Pembroke,
assisted by Rev. Charles Moorehouse of
Conway. The services were very
simple as her loved ones knew she
would have wished. A prayer was
said over the casket which was buried
in flowers and a poem “The Great
Adventure” writen by Mrs. Horne
was read by Mr. Hillman.
Her death occurred as she was a pre-
paring for a trip to Portland to visit
her son-in-law, Dr. B. F. Horne in the
Maine General Hospital. She was
found in her room unconscious and
died in a few moments.

SOURCES:

“MRS LUCY SHACKFORD DAVIS,” The Reporter (North Conway, New Hampshire), 20 June 1929, page 8; digital images, Conway Public Library(http://conway.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 20 April 2019).

Mrs Edith (Beecham) Shackford of Conway, New Hampshire (1865-1937) (Blog 491)

Edith Beecham Shackford Mrs. Edith B. Shackford, The Reporter (North Conway, New Hampshire), 22 April 1937; digital images, http-::conway.advantage-preservation.com:Mrs. Edith Shackford died Sunday
morning of pneumonia, after a ten
days’ illness. She was 71 years of
age and was born in Berwick, the
daughter of Charles and Belinda
Stillings Beecham. Fifty-two years
ago she married J. Fred Shackford of
Eaton and the couple came to Conway
where their home has been during
the whole of their married life. They
have a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Bohanan
of Glendale, Calif, and a son, Charles,
Shackford of Eaton.
For many years Mrs. Shackford
was closely associated with her hus-
band in the general store which they
conducted and later in the periodical
store which succeeded the larger enter-
prise.
Although not taking an active part
in the social life of the village, Mrs.
Shackford was well known to a wide
circle of friends, and was a familiar
figure in the community. She leaves
few near relatives as she had no
brothers or sisters. Besides her hus-
band and children she leaves one
granddaughter, Ruth Bohanan of
Glendale, California.
Funeral services at the Congrega-
tional Church at 2 p. m. with the
Rev. Charles Moorehouse in attend-
ance. The interment was in the vil-
lage cemetery.

SOURCES:

“Mrs. Edith B. Shackford,” The Reporter (North Conway, New Hampshire), 22 April 1937; digital images, http://conway.advantage-preservation.com/ (http://conway.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 19 April 2019).

Sunday’s Obituary – Arthur Evans Shackford of Syracuse, New York (1889-1965) (Blog 490)

Arthur Evans Shackford Arthur Shackford Rites Tomorrow, The Post Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.), 27 April 1965; digital images, Fulton History
            The Post Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.),               27 April 1965

Arthur Shackford

Rites Tomorrow

Arthur E. Shackford, 76,
of 122 Harvard Place died yesterday
at Memorial Hospital after a
short illness.
A native Syracusan, Mr.
Shackford was employed by the
City of Syracuse’s Bureau of
Transportation. He was a for-
mer widely known musician.
He was a member of the Dan-
forth Congregational Church,
the Pastime Athletic club and
a former member of the Citi-
zen’s Club.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Claire J. Essig Shackford; a
daughter, Mrs Harold Van Bus-
kirk; four grandchildren and
seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m.
tomorrow at the John Wysocki
Funeral Home, 1066 W. Gen-
esee St., the Rev. Howard
Horn officiating. Burial will be
in Morningside Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the
funeral home.

Arthur Evans Shackford, my great-uncle was born on January 17, 1889 in Syracuse, New York to Joseph Edward and Donna Lovilla (Evans) Shackford. He performed in a piano recital at the age of 14, graduated from Brighton Grammar school, and was working as a clerk at the age of 19 in 1908.

Arthur married Josephine Clara Essig on January 2, 1912.  They lived in Syracuse and Niagara where he worked as a clerk, a gear cutter, an inspector at a gem shop, a clerk in a clothing store, a salesman, an inspector at a factory, at the Smith & Corona Typewriter company, and at Syracuse’s Bureau of Transportation.

Arthur’s obituary says he was also a musician.  Our only reference to his music is a mention that he conducted a jazz orchestra in 1919 — it would be nice to know what type of musician he was and where he performed!

CHILDREN:

Marion Donna Shackford (1913-1947) – married Thomas Francis King

Alice Josephine Shackford (1914-2009) – married Harold Ernest Van Buskirk

Mary Eloise Shackford (1917-1918)

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SOURCES:

“#601 Arthur Evans Shackford,” 13 October 1925; typed manuscript, Shackford Manuscript, SG SGA5; Shackford collection by Samuel Burnham Shackford; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.

1892 New York State Census, Onondaga County, population index, Syracuse, Ward 11, Page 4, Joseph E Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 28 November 2013)

1900 United States Federal Census, Onondaga County, New York, population schedule, Syracuse City, Ward 19, enumeration district (ED) Supervisors District No 12, Enumeration District No 161, B, Sheet Np 6, House No 210, Dwelling 121, Family 128, Joseph E Shackford head; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 July 2013).

1905 New York State Census, New York County, population schedule, Onadaga, Syracuse, Page 14, 210 West Beard St, Joseph Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 August 2018).

1910 United States Federal Census, Onondaga County, New York, population schedule, Syracuse City, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 189, Sheet No 9A, 210 Beard Avenue, Visited No 175, Family No 190, Joseph E Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 November 2013).

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