Sunday’s Obituary – Increase Jordan Shackford (1855-1933) (Blog 323)

According to his obituary, Increase Jordan Shackford  was born at Cooper, Maine on June 17, 1855 to Jeremiah and Sarah J (Jordan) Shackford.  In 1860 he was living with his parents on their farm in Cooper with siblings Eunice and Sybil. The family moved to Ellsworth, Maine the next year and in 1870 we find Increase living there with his parents.

Increase’s intention to marry Almira S Grace was announced on June 29, 1876 and they married on July 5, 1876. We find the family in the 1880, 1890 (with his mother Sarah G listed as having 5 children, 1 living), 1910, 1920, and 1930 censuses.

The only other records we’ve found so far involving Increase are various property records, deeds and references to a small bank account at Hancock County Savings Bank.  We may review some of the deeds at a later date as they substantiate his family relationships.

Children:

Mabel A Shackford (1878-1930)

Richmond I Shackford (1901-1964) – listed as a foster child in Almira’s obituary.  His birth record is a deposition reported by Elmira S. Shackford on Dec 1, 1942. married Josephine E Severence.  Interestingly he is not mentioned in Increase’s obituary.

Dorothy A Shackford (1902-1986) – married Millard B Bowden

Thanks to the Ellsworth Library, we have this copy of Increase’s obituary which tells us a bit about his life and who attended his funeral.  We’re particularly interested in the last three people listed, Mrs. Fannie Young, Mr and Mrs Arthur Moore and Mrs Frank Watts of Otis, Maine as we believe they are descendants of Increase’s sister Sarah W Shackford.

OBITUARY, INCREASE JORDAN SHACKFORD

Obituary Increase Jordan Shackford Ellsworth American Mar 15 1933Increase J. Shackford died at his
home on the Mariaville road Wed-
nesday, March 8, after ten days
illness of bronchial pneumonia.
Mr. Shackford was born at Cooper
June 17, 1885, son of Jeremiah and
Sarah J. Shackford, and at the
age of five came with his parents
to the home where he passed
away. On July 5, 1876, he married
Elmira Grace of Harrington, who
survives him with one daughter,
Dorothy Bowden. An older daugh-
ter, Mabel, died three years ago.
Mr. Shackford had been in ill
health and unable to walk for
nearly eight years. He had been
patiently and tenderly cared for
by his wife and daughter. The
funeral was held at the home Fri-
day afternoon, with Rev. J. G.
Snapp officiating. Internment was
at Juniper cemetery. The bearers
were Scott Moore, Gary Moore,
Kidder Moore and Daniel Hayes.
Those from out of town here to at-
tend the funeral were Mr and Mrs
Frank McDevitt of Addison, Mrs
Herbert Tucker, Cherryfield, Mr
and Mrs Harley Grover and El
mer Grace Harrington; Mr. and
Mrs Walter Grace, Bar Harbor;
Mr. and Mrs. Gleason Foss, Han-
cock; Mrs. Sarah Strout, Elis-
worth; Mrs. Fannie Young, Mr
and Mrs Arthur Moore and Mrs
Frank Watts, Otis.

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SOURCES:

1860 United States Federal Census, Washington County, Maine, population schedule, Cooper, page 235, dwelling 57, family 55, Jeremiah Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 November 2013).

1870 United States Federal Census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Ellsworth, Page No 123, dwelling 927, family 927, Jereh Shackford; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 4 February 2015).

1880 United States Federal Census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Ellsworth, Ward 3, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 143, Page No 42 (B), dwelling 398, family 447, Increase J Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 December 2013).

1900 United States Federal Census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Ellsworth City, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 55, Sheet No 22 (A), dwelling 405, family 408 (406, 419 written above), Increase Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 25 December 2013).

1910 United States Federal Census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Ellsworth, Ward 3, ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ).

1920 United States Federal Census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Ellsworth City, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 18, Sheet No 1 B, Fm, Dwelling no 23, Visited No 23, Increase J Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 December 2013).

1930 United States Federal Census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Ellsworth City, Ward 3, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 5-17, Sheet No 3A (penned), 117 (stamped), North Street, dwelling 68, family 68, Increase Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 December 2013).

Forty-Second Annual Report of the Bank Examiner of the State of Maine of the Condition of the Savings Banks Trust and Banking Companies Loan and Building Associations and Foreign Banking Companies Having License to do Business in the State 1898 (Augusta: Kennebec Journal Print, 1898), page 491; digital images, Google Books (books.google.com : accessed 30 December 2013

Increase Jordan Shackford, obituary clipping, Ellsworth American, Ellsworth, Maine, 15 March 1933. Accessed on Feb 2015 thanks to the Ellsworth Library.

Newell C. Hall, Downeast ME Genealogy (http://home.comcast.net/~downeastgenealogy/CenIntro.html : accessed 11 February 2015), http://home.comcast.net/~downeastgenealogy/Vital_Records/HMRecds_FO.html, permission received from Mr Newell to share information in the database about Increase Shackford.

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