Wedding Wednesday – Gladys Stella Shackford of Kennebunkport marries Harry G Smith in 1920 (Blog 389)

Gladys Stella Shackford, the daughter of Stephen Frank and Ada (Smith) Shackford) was born about 1902 in Maine.  We find her with many of her siblings in the 1905 Kennebunk Town Register and in the 1920 census which was enumerated on January 28, 1920.

On March 27, 1920 Gladys married Harry G Smith – the marriage was announced in the Biddeford Journal.  We believe that the Mrs Campbell mentioned in the wedding announcement was Nellie Lena (Shackford) Campbell.

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Biddeford Journal 29 Mar 1920

Harry G. Smith of Limerick and
Gladys S. Shackford of Kennebunk-
port were united in marriage at the
First Baptist parsonage, late Satur-
day afternoon. The double ring ser-
vice was used and the couple were at-
tended by Mrs. Campbell, sister of
the bride.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith will reside in
Kennebunkport.

 

We haven’t found birth records but believe Harry and Gladys had a daughter, Doris Smith and a son.  We’re not certain what happened to Harry but believe that before 1930 Gladys had a son with the last name Libby.

Gladys then married George Elliot Flower, the son of Charles and Mary E Flower on 21 Jun 1930 in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.  We find them in the 1940 census with son Libby who is listed with the last name Flower and two daughters – the middle daughter Gertrude, age 6 is living in Dover with cousins Alfred and Thelma Mairs.

From the 1953 Newburyport phone directory, we learn that George died on April 26, 1952 followed shortly by Gladys who died on April 18, 1953.  We’re not sure where they were buried.

CHILDREN:

Doris Smith (1921-1999) – married Mr Starkweather, moved to Utica, New York.  may have had other husbands.

Son Smith – living

Son Libby – living

Geneva Whitcomb Flowers (1931-2003) – went by Jean, married William Dorfler and William Robitelle, worked as computer operator for Kidder-Peabody at the New York Stock Exchange and was member of the American Legion Auxillary in Newmarket.

Gertrude Estella Flower (1933-1987) – married Robert Edward Irving and Roger Silva

Daughter Flower – living

Back in 2000 we had help with this genealogy line from some of Glady’s descendents. They were very busy at the time but shared some birth dates, relationship information, and corrected some errors from earlier drafts.  We wish to thank them for their help!

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SOURCES:

1920 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Kennebunkport, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 120, Sheet no 4B, dwelling 89, family 89, Stephen Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 25 November 2016).

1940 United States Federal Census, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Sharon, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District 11-256, Sheet No 12B, 454 Main St,, George E Flower; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 November 2016).

Mitchell Holt and Lawton, compilers, The Town Register Kennebunk and Wells 1905 (Brunswick, Maine: The H. E> Mitchell Co, 1905), page 56; digital, Google Books (https://play.google.com/books : accessed 28 November 2016.

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL8X-MW9, George E. Flower and Gladys E. Smith, 21 June 1930; index and images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 16 March 2016).

Polk’s Newburyport and Amesbury (Essex County, Mass.) City Directory Vol 1953 (Boston, Mass: R. L. Pol & Co, 1953), page 62, Geo E and Gladys E Flower; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 26 November 2016).

Seacoast Online (http://www.seacoastonline.com/ : accessed 25 November 2016), Jean G. Robitille

“SMITH-SHACKFORD,” Biddeford Journal (Biddeford, Maine), 29 March 1920; digital image, Access Newspaper Archive (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 14 July 2015).

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Tombstone Tuesday – Elizabeth (Wells) Shackford, wife of Joseph Greenleaf Shackford (Blog 388)

Elizabeth Wells who went by Betsey was born about July 9, 1796 (calculated off the dates on her gravestone) to the Wells family who we believe lived in Newburyport. We’re pretty certain she had an older sister named Joanna who was born about 1791 but are not certain who their parents were.

Elizabeth married Joseph Greenleaf Shackford, the son of Levi and Tamizen (Greenleaf) Shackford in Boston – the marriage was formally announced on March 20, 1825, and they were married by Rev James Saine on May 5, 1825. Elizabeth’s sister Joanna Wells married Aaron Robinson in Newburyport and they moved to Gilford, New Hampshire.

We find Joseph working as a laborer in Norfolk in 1929, living at the rear of 415 Washington in 1831.  In 1836 we find him working as a sign painter and living at 29 Boylston Street with a William B Shackford, either his brother or his nephew William Brown Shackford.

The 1840 census shows two individuals in Joseph’s residence which is now in Newburyport – we assume the second person is his wife Elizabeth.  The couple is still in Newburyport in 1850.  Joseph’s occupation is showing as mariner in the 1855 census but is listed as laborer in the 1860 census.

Joseph,  died in Newburyport on March 25, 1863 of dropsy at the age of 64.  His death record lists his occupation as a mariner.  He was buried in the First Parish Burying Ground in Newburyport.  His wife Betsy lived at 13 School Street in Newburyport and was living with a Mary Pike in 1870. By 1880 Elizabeth moved to Gilford and was living with her niece Marietta Gilman, the daughter of Joanna Wells.  Elizabeth on Aug 11, 1886 – while the death is registered in Newburyport, a review of the register shows the death occurred in Gilford.  She was buried near her husband in the First Parish Burying Ground.  Her tombstone reads

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ELIZABETH
WIFE OF
JOSEPH G. SHACKFORD
DIED
AUG 11, 1886
AGED 90 YRS 1 MO
2 DAYS

We thank Jeffrey James for sharing this image of Elizabeth’s tombstone at FindAGrave and giving us permission to use the image in our blog.

Children:

Bridget Shackford – possible child

 

 

 

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SOURCES:

1840 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, Joseph G. Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 August 2014).

1850 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, page 731, dwelling 262, family 380, Joseph Shakford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 August 2014).

1855 Massachusetts State Census, Essex County, population schedule, Newburyport, Ward 2, page 278, dwelling 214, family 309, Joseph G Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 16 July 2014).

1860 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, Page No 74, dwelling 528, family 567, Joseph G Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 13 July 2014).

1870 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, Ward Two, Page No 27, dwelling 213, family 251, Eliza Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 July 2014).

1880 United States Federal Census, Belknap County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Gilford, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 5, Page No 29, dwelling 250, family 349, Joseph R Gilman; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 November 2016).

The Boston Directory Containing Names of the Inhabitants, their Occupations, Places of Business and Dwelling Houses, with Lists of the Streets, Lanes and Wharves; the Town Officers, Public Offices and Banks,and Other Useful Information (Boston: Charles Stimpson, Jr, 1829), page 238, Joseph G Shackford; digital images, Boston Athenaeum (http://cdm.bostonathenaeum.org/ : accessed 8 October 2016).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 17 July 2014), Elizabeth Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 131556511

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, DEATHS REGISTERED in the City of Newburyport from other towns for the Year eighteen hundred and eighty-six, page 280, Elizabeth Shackford, 11 August 1886; digital images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 16 July 2014).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , Joseph Shackford & Betsy Wells, 20 March 1825; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 November 2016); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records..

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, DEATHS REGISTERED in the City of Newburyport from other towns for the Year eighteen hundred and eighty-six, page 280, Elizabeth Shackford, 11 August 1886; digital images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 16 July 2014).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Boston Marriages, 1825-1840, page 352, Joseph Shackford & Betsey Wells, 5 May 1825; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 August 2014); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915, , Joseph G Shackford, 25 March 1863; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 July 2013); Massachusetts Vital Records, 1840–1911. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.

Newburyport Directory, Containing the City Record, the Names of the Citizens, and a Business Directory, Number XI (Boston: Hosea T. Crofoot, No 19 State Street, 1864), page 113, Elizabeth Shackford, widow of Joseph G. h 13 School; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 August 2014).

Stimpson’s Boston Directory: Containing the Names of the Inhabitants, Their Occupations, Places of Busiess, and Dwelling Houses, and the City Register (Boston: Stimpson and Clapp., 1831), page 287, Joseph G Shackford and William Shackford; digital image, InterNet Archive (https://archive.org : accessed 8 October 2016).

Stimpson’s Boston Directory;: Containing The Names of the Inhabitants, Their Occupations, Place of Business, and Dwelling Houses, and the City Register, with Lists of Streets, Lanes and Wharves, The City Officers, Public Offices and Banks and Other Useful Information (Boston: Stimpson and Clapp, 1836), p. 329, Joseph Shackford; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://archive.org : accessed 13 May 2013).

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Shopping Saturday – Ebed Shackford’s Leather Company Advertised in Echo de l’Ouest in 1895 (Blog 387)

We expected to get 0 hits when we searched Chronicling America’s  update for the newspaper Echo de l’Ouest, but checked anyway because we’d just watched Tammy Hepps’s excellent Webinar The Ancestor Deep-Dive: How to Find Out Evertything There Possibly is to Know About Your Ancestor where she used an example of finding a relative in a foreign language newspaper.

We were quite surprised to find 16 ads for the firm of Shackford & Hume, a leather store in this Minnesota French-Canadian newspaper which ran between May 3, 1895 and August 23, 1895.  Ebed L. Shackford who was part of the firm Shackford, Hume & Drebert a wholesale paper company which closed in June 1892 was part owner of the new leather dealer Shackford & Hume. More about Ebed can be found in previous blogs mentioned below.

ebed-shackford-advertisement-shackford-hume-echo-de-lquest-minneapolis-minnesota-3-may-1895SHACKFORD & HUME,
– MARCHANDS DE-
Cur & Outils
pour Cordonniers
Semelles
decoupees etc.
MANUFACTURIESR D’
Empeignes de
Bottes et
Souliers.
Le magasin de ce genre le plus consi-
derable de la ville
Commandes pr la malle remplies,
No 11 2d St. N.
Minneapolis Minn.
Prix Raisonnables.
(translated by Google translator)

– MARCHANDS DE-
Cur & Tools
for Shoemakers
Insoles
Cut outs etc.
MANUFACTURERSR D ‘
Uppers of
Boots and
Shoes.
The most
Of the city
Orders for the trunk filled,
No. 11 2d St. N.
Minneapolis Minn.
Reasonable prices.

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SOURCES:

Davison’s Minneapolis City Directory for 1894-5. Containing An Alphabetical List of Business Firms, Corporations and Private Citizens (Minneapolis: Minneapolis Directory Company, 1894), Page 861, Ebed L Shackford; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 August 2013).

Parkes Joanne Shackford, “Faces from the Past-Eben Lincoln Shackford – Saint Paul Commercial Club 1892 (Blog 58),” Parkes, Joanne Shackford, SHACKFORD Family History Blog 58, 6 September 2013 (http://shackfordgenealogy.weebly.com/1/post/2013/09/faces-from-the-past-eben-lincoln-shackford-saint-paul-commercial-club-1892.html : accessed 23 September 2013), Eben Shackford.

Parkes Joanne Shackford, “Military Monday – Ebed L Shackford’s US Veteran’s Administration Pension Card (Blog 66),” Parkes, Joanne Shackford, SHACKFORD Family History – Blog 66, Ebed L Shackford, 23 September 2013 (http://shackfordgenealogy.weebly.com/shackford-blog/military-monday-ebed-l-shackfords-us-veterans-administration-pension-card : accessed 24 November 2016).

Marquis Albert Nelson, The Book of Minnesotans: A Biographical Dictionary of Leading Living Men of the State of Minnesota (Chicago: A. N. Marquis & Company, 1907), page 248; digital images, Google Books (http://books.google.com/ : accessed 24 November 2016

Parkes Joanne Shackford, “Sports Center Saturday – Eben Shackford’s 1883 Hardenberg Nine BaseBall Team loses 4-54 to Gotzian Nine (Blog 94),” Shackford, Joanne Parkes, SHACKFORD Family History, 7 December 2013 (http://shackfordgenealogy.weebly.com/1/post/2013/12/sports-center-saturday-eben-shackfords-1883-hardenberg-nine-baseball-team-loses-4-54-to-gotzian-nine-blog-94.html : accessed 7 December 2013).

Parkes Joanne Shackford, “: On This Veteran’s Day We Recognize 74 Shackford’s Who Served in the Military (Blog 384),” Parkes, Joanne Shackford, SHACKFORD Family History Blog 384, 11 November 2016 (https://shackfordfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/2016/11/11/on-this-veterans-day-we-recognize-74-shackfords-who-served-in-the-military-blog-384/ : accessed 15 January 2016).

“SHACKFORD & HUME,” Echo de l’Ouest (Minneapolis, Minnesota), 3 May 1895-Aug 23 1895; digital images, Library of Congress Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 24 November 2016).

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Thursday Treasure Chest – Frank Shackford’s Marriage Application Record Found in the Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records (Blog 386)

We discovered that Family Search had recently updated it’s Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945 from Randy Seaver’s Nov 14, 2016 Genea-Musing blog Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org – Week of 6 to 12 November 2016.  His blog makes it easy to find the Family Search Collection – you just click on his link, log into Family Search, and in our case, search for the surname Shackford.

The record of the marriage application of Frank Shackford and Florence Cutler Wilson helps us answer many questions about Frank – telling us he was the son of Alphonso and Margaret T (O’Connor) Shackford and was born Dec 8, 1887. We learn from this record that Frank was working as a carriage maker when he married Florence Cutler Wilson, the daughter of Charles and Sarah (Stowe) Wilson.  We learn the birth dates and locations of the couple about to be married and their parents, the occupations of the fathers (a carriage manufacturer and a physician).

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Marriage Application Frank Shackford and Florence Cutler Wilson

No 1304
1. Full name of Groom? Frank Shackford
2. Place of Residence? Providence
3. Age in years? 20-12.8.87 4. Color? White
5. Occupation? Carriage Maker
6. Place of birth? Providence
7. Father’s name? Alphonso Shackford
8. Mother’s Maiden name? Margaret T. O’Connor
Parent’s Birthplace? Fa. Concord NH Mo. Providence
Parent’s Occupations? Fa Carriage Mfr
9. Full name of Bride? Florence Cutler Wilson
10. Place of residence? Providence
11. Age in years? 21-12.10.87 12. Color? White
13. Place of birth? Central Falls, RI
14. Father’s name? Charles Wilson
15. Mother’s Maiden name? Sarah Stowe
Parent’s Birthplace? Fa. Providence Mo. Providence
Parent’s Occupation? Fa. Physician
16. No. of the Marriage? Of Groom? 1st Of Bride? 1st
17. Widower, Widow, or Divorced? Groom? – Bride? –
Date of record? Nov. 27, 1888
To be married by Rev. S. H. Webb at Prov.
Name of Applicant? Groom

We find Frank in the 1870 census with his parents in Providence, Rhode Island, in the 1875 Rhode Island State Census. In 1880 we’re pretty sure we find him at age 12 with his grandparents in Concord, New Hampshire – he’s listed as a son but the head of household, William is 73 yrs old and his wife Mary is 64.  She is listed as blind so perhaps he was sent to help out his grandparents for the summer (the census was recorded June 8, 1880). Frank is back in Providence for the 1885 census.  In 1887 he was living at 1002 Eddy Street in Providence and in 1890 he’s living at 1039 Eddy.

From other records, we learn that on April 25, 1890 Florence gave birth to a daughter, Marguerite Wilson Shackford and that Frank died less than a year later after his daughter’s birth on Jan 28, 1891. He was only 23 years old – we’re not sure of his cause of death or where he was buried.

John’s widow Florence C Shackford then married Charles Waldo Jones on November 29, 1898, moved to Massachusetts and died at the age of 39 of cancer of the uterus.  Their daughter Marguerite who had been living with her grandfather Charles Wilson stayed with her grandfather until she married Harold Preston Salisbury.

For a while we had Frank listed as John Francis or John Frank but as we reviewed all the source data mentioning him we only find him listed as Frank so have updated the spelling of his name to just Frank.  If we find more sources, we’ll review this decision.

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SOURCES:

1870 United States Federal Census, Providence County, Rhode Island, population schedule, Providence, ward 5, Page No 176, dwelling 900, family 1472, Alphanso Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 20 July 2014).

1880 United States Federal Census, Merrimack County, population schedule, Concord East, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District 167, Page No 16, dwelling 178, family 178, William Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 25 February 2016).

1885 Rhode Island State Census, Providence County, population schedule, Providence, Frank Shackford; digital images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 28 February 2016).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915, , Florence C Wilson Shackford m Charles W Jones, ; database with images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 28 July 2015).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, , Florence Cutler Jones, 26 August 1905; digital images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 2 March 2016).

“Rhode Island, Births, 1636-1930,” database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 November 2016), Frank Shackford

“Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914,” index, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 27 February 2016), Marguerite Wilson Shackford, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FZ1H-WLZ.

Rhode Island “Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950,” database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 3 April 2015), Frank Shackford d. 28 Jan 1891, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8ND-KR2.

Rhode Island, State Census, 1875, Providence, Rhode Island, population schedule, Providence, page 298, street no 50, dwelling 122, family 272, Alfonso Shackford; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 3 April 2015).

“Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945,” database and images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 15 November 2016), Frank Shackford m Florence Cutler Wilson.

Rhode Island “Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950,” database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 2 March 2016), Florence Cutler Jones, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F8X8-D9L.

White Almira Larkin, Genealogy of the Ancestors and Descendants of John White of Wenham and Lancaster, Massachusetts. 1638-1900 in Two Volumes, Volume 2 (Haverhill, Mass: Chase Brothers, 1900), page 15, 20; digital image, Google Books (https://books.google.com : accessed 2 March 2016.

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Tuesday Tip – The Maine, J. Gary Nichols Cemetery Collection Tells Us that Four Year Old Franklin S Shackford Died in 1869 in Lewiston, Maine (Blog 385)

We wish to thank Belanger & Rafferty who collected information regarding cemetery records in Maine and for the folks who saved that information in the Maine, J. Gary Nichols Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1999.  These records list the gravesite of four year old Franklin S Shackford and the only information we have about him comes from this database and FindAGrave so without these records we’d know nothing about Franklin.

From the Maine, J. Gary Nichols Collection record we find that Franklin was the son of William A. and Elizabeth Shackford, as buried at the Riverside Cemetery in Lewiston, Maine and was 4 years, 6 months and 4 days old when he died.  We’ve written about his parents William Albert and Elizabeth Frances (Leighton) Shackford and know that they  moved to Utica, New York around 1913 when they were in their 80s probably to be with their son George Albert Shackford. It must have been heartbreaking when their young son Franklin died and difficult to leave the area near his gravesite.

franklin-shackford-maine-j-gary-nichols-cemetery-collection-ca-1780-1999Surname SHACKFORD First Franklin Middle S.
Died Day, Month, Year 3 May 1869 Age Year 4 Mo 6 Day 4
Name of Cemetery Riverside Street or Route Riverside Town Lewiston County Andr
NAME
son of William A., no dates
Elizabeth S., no dates
Submitted By
Belanger & Rafferty Sep 1995

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SOURCES;

SOURCES:

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 15 November 2016), Franklin S Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 126567774.

“Maine, J. Gary Nichols Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1999,” database with images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 14 November 2016), Franklin Shackford.

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On Veteran’s Day We Recognize 77 Shackford’s Who Served in the Military (Blog 384)

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US Department of Veteran’s Affairs – History of Veteran’s Day

We know of seventy seven SHACKFORD descendants of the immigrant William Shackford who served in the military. We’d love to hear about any details of the military service of these or other Shackford veterans who may be missing from this list.  (Note: We do not write about living Shackfords unless they give permission or comment directly on the WEB page)

ABNER R SHACKFORD  (1827-1900) – 11th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Co K

ALONZO C SHACKFORD (1879-1947) – 23rd Infantry in China, 1916, WWI, Pvt 24th Infantry, Sgt QMC 328th, at Fort Riley, Kansas in 1920

BARTLETT CHAUNCY SHACKFORD (1895-1984) – Naval Reserve 1937, served Dec 17, 1941 to March 19, 1946 – gravestone says also served in WWI

CARY RICHARD SHACKFORD (1941-2017) – per his obituary, he was an US Army Veteran, discharged in 1965

CHARLES ALBERT SHACKFORD (1848-1903) – 61st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, survived Andersonville Prison Camp

CHARLES AUGUSTUS SHACKFORD (1922-2013) – son of Charles Augustus Shackford and Alice May Short enlisted at age 19 in Boston, Mass on June 27, 1942.

CHARLES BEACHAM SHACKFORD (1892-1939) – WWI, 151 Depot Brigade

CHARLES E SHACKFORD (1844-1897) – 17th Regiment, Maine Infantry

CHARLES FREDERICK SHACKFORD (1883-1965) – 2nd Lt, Fifteenth Regiment Infantry Regiment, commissioned July 22, 1919

CHARLES J SHACKFORD (1834-1894) – Sixth Regiment Infantry Co D, Lowell, April 7, 1857

CHARLES LEE SHACKFORD (1919-2006) – son of Charles Lee Shackford and Katherine Howard Gay enlisted on 31 August 1943 at age 24.  He served in Europe in the 16th Armored Division, was transferred to the 1st Infantry Division, saw duty in Bamberg, Hammelburg and Deggendorf.  He has living children.

CHAUNCEY SHACKFORD (1877-1964) – Spanish American War, Naval Aide under President Roosevelt, WWI Navy Cross Recipient, WWII, retired Naval Captain

CLARA LINCOLN SHACKFORD (1873-1958) – Red Cross Nurse – served France during WWI

CLYDE ERWIN SHACKFORD (1914-1992) – son of Foye Clayson Shackford and Emily Julia Hill enlisted at age 28 on June 30, 1943. He has living children.

DANIEL ROBERT SHACKFORD (1882-1926) – served on the crew of U. S. S. Louisiana 1907

DAVID SHACKFORD (1826-1862)- 8th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

EBEN LINCOLN SHACKFORD – (1842-1908) 1st Regiment, Maine Calvary Civil War

EDWARD SHACKFORD (1834-????) – 140th Regiment, New York Infantry

ELBRIDGE GARLAND SHACKFORD (1820-1893) – on 1850 rolls of Massachusetts Militia

FRANK ARTHUR SHACKFORD (1868-1935) – Enlisted April 29, 1898, served in Spanish American War

GEORGE CROSBY SHACKFORD (1903-1998) – civilian in the Army Corps of Engineers at Oak Ridge TN.  Has living children.

GILMAN SHACKFORD (1828-1864) – 8th Regiment, Maine Infantry, died of wounds, buried at Arlington, Civil War

GRANVILLE SHACKFORD (1840-1916) – Corp of Engineers (Regular Army)

HENRY FRANCIS SHACKFORD (1928-2006) – son of Henry David Shackford and Frances Riley enlisted at age 17 at Fort Banks, Boston, Massachusetts on Feb 7, 1946.

HIRAM SHACKFORD (1829-1892) – 1st Regiment, New Hampshire Heavy Artillery, Civil War

HORATIO H SHACKFORD (1834-1901) – 18th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry, Civil War

JAMES ATKINS SHACKFORD (1912-1957), son of John Walter Shackford and Love Branner Atkins enlisted at the age of 30 on January 17, 1942.  From his obituary we know that he served as a chaplain and then as editor-in-chief in the Army’s Atlanta headquarters., WWII

JOANNE SHACKFORD PARKES (living) – served 26 years in the USAF retiring in 2006 as a LtCol.  Served as a Medical Support Squadron Commander in Japan and Korea

JOHN SHACKFORD (abt 1678-1738) – Served in 1708 in Her Majesty’s Fort William and Mary in the Province of New Hampshire

JOHN SHACKFORD (abt 1698-1786) – Served in Expedition against the French Forts in 1755

JOHN SHACKFORD (1753-1840) – enlisted July 17, 1775.   When John Shackford died in Eastport, Maine, the New York Spectator published his obituary stating that he was a “soldier of the revolution, accompanied Arnold in his expedition to Quebec”, and was taken prisoner in that city.  It also said that his “discharge from the Army bore the signature of Washington and he treasured it as a precious relic.”

JOHN DOWNING SHACKFORD (1795-1844) – Served under Capt Jacob Dearborn in 1814

JOHN E SHACKFORD (1825-1873) – 3rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry, Civil War

JOHN TYLER SHACKFORD (1841-1910) – 44th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Civil War

JOSEPH AARON SHACKFORD (1919-2003) – son of Jessie Elmer Shackford and Pauline Hurd. enlisted at age 22 in Manchester, New Hampshire on April 2, 1941., WWII

JOSHUA C SHACKFORD (1840-1917) – US Navy – served aboard USS Iroquois

JOSIAH SHACKFORD (1747-1829)  – Josiah served as a 3rd Lieutenant on the “Raleigh” in 1776.

LESLIE THEODORE SHACKFORD (1913-1968) – son of Edwin Augusta Shackford and Bessie Littlefield enlisted at age of 28 in Manchester, NH on Jan 27, 1942. WWII

LESTER BORDON SHACKFORD (1893-1971) – he enlisted May 27, 1919, per gravestone served as Hospital Sgt, US Army, WWI

LEVI SHACKFORD (1766-1833) – Kilby’s Eastport and Passamaquoddy: A Collection of Historical and Background Sketches states that Levi who was a brother of John, was wounded at the Battle of Bunker Hill, however, we can not find any other documentation of this and based on Levi’s death record he was 67 when he died in 1833 and therefore would have been about eight years old when the battle of Bunker Hill occurred.

LOREN BROUGHTON SHACKFORD (1920-1984) – Enlisted May 27, 1942, served aboard the U.S.S. Salamonie

MOSES AUSTIN CARTLAND SHACKFORD (1873-1944) – served Aug 1900 at Fort Douglas, Utah

NATHANIEL H SHACKFORD (1801-1877) – 28th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

NATHANIEL SHACKFORD (1826-1920) – 12th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry

NATHANIEL SHACKFORD  (1836-1899) – 6th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

OTIS HENRY SHACKFORD – 60th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

PAUL SHACKFORD (1702-1786) – A Miss Maria Louise Grouard references Paul Shackford in her Daughters of the American Revolution application stating that “Paul Shackford, who had served in the early wars, was a patriot of the Revolution. He was born in Portsmouth, N.H.; died in 1787 in Newburyport, Mass.”  The Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War states that he was a Private in Capt Tobias Lord’s Co, marching Jan 29, 1776 and that he served for 9 months and 28 days defending the seacoast at Falmouth.

PAUL SHACKFORD (abt 1720-????) – served 1755-1760 in French-Indian War

PAUL SHACKFORD (abt 1750-abt 1840) -Appears with rank of Private on Muster and Pay Roll of Capt Tobias Lords York Co

RICHARD LEWIS SHACKFORD (1914-1974) – son of Irwin Lewis Shackford and Annette Mabel Parsons enlisted at age 27 in Springfield, Mass on August 7, 1942. WWII

RICHMOND IRVING SHACKFORD (1925-1997), son of Richmond I Shackford and Josephine E Severance enlisted at age 18 on January 13, 1944. WWII

ROBERT LEWELLYN SHACKFORD (1926-2010) – served about 1945 in Navy Seabees, also the USAF Reserves, WWII

ROBERT SMITH SHACKFORD (1916-2008) – son of Robert Smith Shackford and Carolyn Hildegard Payne enlisted at age 26 in Los Angeles, California on April 10, 1943, WWII

ROBERT WALTON SHACKFORD (1918-1987) – World War II Ace, a VF-2 F6F pilot, buried at Fort Rosencrans National Cemetery, San Diego

ROLAND ALFRED SHACKFORD (1901-1961) – enlisted Nov 9, 1919, stationed in Niedermendig, Germany

SAMUEL SHACKFORD (1728-1812) – Mrs Martha Shackford Meserve Jordan references Samuel Shackford in her Daughters of the American Revolution application stating that he served in the Burgoyne and Rhode Island Campaigns.  Also John Shackford Meserve mentions that he served in Langdon’s New Hampshire Light Horse Volunteers. His service is also documented in the American Series of Popular Biographies. We also know that on April 12, 1776, he signed the Declaration by the Inhabitants of New Hampshire.

SAMUEL SHACKFORD (1761-1844) – Samuel Shackford of Sanford received a pension for his service in the Revolutionary War and is listed in the June 1, 1840 York County list of Pensioners where he is recorded as living with his son Christopher Shackford. His gravestone is visible at FindAGrave, Memorial# 41683165.

SAMUEL SHACKFORD (1840-1909) – 1st Regiment1840-19 California Calvary

SAMUEL ADAMS SHACKFORD (1810-1864) – Commissioned by Gov. Edward Everett brigade inspector, First Brigade, Fourth Division, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia

SAMUEL BURNHAM SHACKFORD (1888-1949) – enlisted in Pennsylvania on May 18, 1917, WWI

SAMUEL GARLAND SHACKFORD (1818-1885) – 8th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Company G, Civil War

SETH RING SHACKFORD (1754-1777) – Private Seth Ring Shackford was killed in action at Saratoga on October 7, 1777. American Revolution

SILAS THAYER SHACKFORD (1843-1880)- 44th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Civil War

SUMNER SHACKFORD (1737-????) – served 1756 on Capt. Beniah Youngs’ Company on the late Crown Point Expedition

THEODORE SHACKFORD (1842-1920)- 5th Regiment, Maine Infantry, Civil War

THOMAS LEON SHACKFORD (1892-1959) – enlisted in Marine Corp May 27, 1917, commissioned Dec 16, 1918, discharged about Jan 20, 1920, has living children

WALTER EMORY SHACKFORD (1847-1865) – 5th Regiment, Virginia Calvary.  Mortally wounded April 1, 1865 at Five Forks, Virginia

WALTER HAROLD SHACKFORD (1874-1937) – served in US Army 1894-1897

WILLIAM SHACKFORD (abt 1641-1720) – soldier in the militia, called Captain, fought Indians at Breakfast Hill

WILLIAM SHACKFORD (1706-1773) – Invasion of Canda 1746, Capt at Fort Drumner 1750

WILLIAM SHACKFORD (1753-????) – Private Wm Shackford marched with Capt Moses Nowell (Newell?) from Newburyport, April 19, 1775 against the British troops.  The Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War also documents that he served in Capt Ezra Lunt’s company, Col Moses Litttle’s regiment.

WILLIAM SHACKFORD (1830-1900) – Served 1864-1865 aboard USS Home, Nahant,

WILLIAM SHACKFORD (1834-1887)- 4th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

WILLIAM BROWN SHACKFORD (1812-1866) – 1st Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

WILLIAM GARDNER SHACKFORD (1840-1907) – US Navy 1864, Acting Ensign aboard USS Savanah and  USS Maumee

WILLIAM WALLACE SHACKFORD (1826-1902) – 15th Regiment, New Jersey Infantry

WILLIAM WALLACE SHACKFORD (1897-1973) – Georgia Sgt US Army World War I

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Treasure Chest Thursday – Gracie N Shackford’s Eleventh Birthday Party (Blog 383)

The Newburyport Daily News published this cute article on Dec 8, 1894:

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Gracie N. Shackford, daughter of Commo
dore C H Shackford, had 20 of her little
girl friends over last evening to cel-
ebrate her 11th birthday. Songs, recita-
tions, supper and magic lantern views
made up a pleasant evening The presents were very nice, to the number of 28.

Grace N Shackford, the daughter of Charles Henry and Clara Eva (Burke) Shackford and granddaughter of David and Lydia Eva (Short) Shackford.was born December 6, 1883 in Newburyport.  From the age of 19 to 29, Grace worked as a telephone operator and married Forrest Glover Hills on Jan 22, 1913. Forrest was only 40 when he died on January 11, 1927.  Grace lived with her mother and three daughters, Helen, Eva, and Ruth in 1930, then with her mother and two granddaughters in 1940.  We’re not sure when she died or where she was buried.

We’re not sure yet how her father Charles obtained the title of Commodore.

This (and all other posts on this website) are a work in progress.  We’d love to learn of any corrections or additions to the information shared here as we are hoping to learn more of these families or hear from any descendants.  We’re also looking for any other source information pertaining to this family line.  And if you liked or learned something new from this post, please like the post or at Facebook  www.facebook.com/shackfordgenealogy) as that helps share the post with others. Thanks!

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“Birthday Party,” Newburyport Daily News (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 8 December 1894; digital images, Newburyport Public Library (http://newburyport.advantage-preservation.com/ : accessed 10 November 2016).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , Grace N Schackford m Forrest G Hills, 22 January 1913; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 6 September 2016); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records..

“U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995,” database, Ancestry.com (www/ancestry.com : accessed 7 September 2016), Grace N Shackford.