Treasure Chest Thursday – Joseph Edward Shackford Marries May Chadwick Roe May 8, 1912 (Blog 396)

Joseph Edward Shackford, Jr, the son of Joseph Edward and Elizabeth (Lizzie) A (Myers) Shackford was born September 25, 1876 in Watertown, Massachusetts. He was living in Watertown in 1880 with his parents (father working as a bookkeeper), and brother William H, and his mother’s brother who is listed as Linus in the census.

Joseph’s parents won prizes in Watertown at the Grand Army Fair which was held Dec 14, 1881 so it was probably sometime after this when the family moved to Syracuse and shortly thereafter when his parents divorced.  Joseph was only 10 and custody was awarded to Joseph’s father. We find Joseph at age 15 in the 1892 census living with his father his new wife Donna (Evans), his brother William, and a new brother Arthur, in the 1893 Syracuse City Directory living at 104 E Castle with his father and grandmother.  We also find him in Syracuse in the 1900 census working as a billing clerk and in the 1910 census as a salesman for a glass company.

On May 8, 1912 he applied for a marriage license and on the same day married May Chadwick Roe, the daughter of Frank A and Emilie Chadwick.  From their marriage application we learn that Joseph was living with his parents at 210 W Beard Ave and was working as a bookkeeper.  He was 35 and this was his first marriage.   May had previously been married to a Mr Roe who had died.  [We believe this was Frederick William Roe who died in Nov 1905 from appendicitis but haven’t found enough proof yet.]

May’s parents are listed as Frank A Chadwick and Emma Young  who was born in Canada.  [May’s mother might have been Emilie Amelia Fose but we’re still checking]  May had been living at 1668 S Salina St.  From their marriage record ( not pictured), we learn that their minister was Frederick W Betts and the witnesses to their marriage were both fathers, J E Shackford and F A Chadwick.

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Application for Marriage Joseph Edward Shackford and May Chadwick Roe

STATE OF NEW YORK 4695
Affidavit for Licence to Marry
STATE OF NEW YORK
County of Onondaga
City of Syracuse
Joseph Edward Shackford and Mary Chadwick Roe
applicants for a license for marriage, being severally sworn, depose and say, that to the best of their knowledge and beliefe the following statement respectively signed by them is true, and that no legal impediment exists as to the right of the applicants to enter into the marriage state.
FROM THE GROOM:
Full name [left blank]
Color White
Place of residence 210 W Beard ave
Age 35
Occupation Bookkeeper
Place of birth Watertown, Mass.
Name of father Joseph E
Country of birth US
Maiden name of mother Elizabeth Myers
County of birth US
Number of marriage 1st
Former wife or wives living or dead
Is applicant a divorced person
If so, when and where divorce or divorces were granted
[signed] Joseph Edward Shackford, Jr GROOM
FROM THE BRIDE:
Full name [left blank]
Color White
Place of residence 1668 S Salina St
Age 35
Occupation none
Place of birth Rochester, NY
Name of father Frank A Chadwick
Country of birth US
Maiden name of mother Emma Young
Country of birth Canada
Number of marriage Second
Former husband or husbands living or dead Dead
Is applicant a divorced person No
If so, when and where divorce or divorces were granted
[signed] May Chadwick Roe BRIDE
Subscribed and sworn to before me this
8 day of May 1912
Thomas E Kennedy
Deputy City Clerk

Joseph registered for the World War I draft in 1918 listing his address as 400 James Street, Syracuse stating he was working a manager at the Syracuse Glass Co.  His wife was listed as his nearest relative.  Interestingly we find the newly married couple listed in two census records for 1920 – on January 2 at 721 E Genesee,Syracuse working for a wholesale glass company and on January 30th in Scranton Pennsylvania as a manager for a glass company.  (They probably moved to Pennsylvania during the month of January)

By 1930 the couple had moved to Washington State and Joseph was working as a commercial traveler for a stamping company.  They continued to live in Washington in 1940 where May died on Oct 23 in Seattle.  Her death record states she was 74 but we believe she was actually 64 [This matches her age at marriage & census records].  Joseph died in Seattle eight years later on March 18, 1948.  The Seattle Times published an obituary which stated that he had been a salesman with the Puget Sound Stamp Works, was a member of the Seattle Commodity Club and the Christian Science Church.  According to FindAGrave, Joseph was cremated and the location of his ashes is not known.

CHILDREN:

Edward K Shackford (1916-1916) – stillborn, buried in Syracuse Oakwood Cemetery

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SOURCES:

1880 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Watertown, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District 420, Supervisor’s District do, Sheet A, Page 21 (penned), Page 11 (stamped), Dwelling 188, Family 220, Joseph E Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 July 2013).

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).

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).

1920 United States Federal Census, Lackawanna County, Pennslyvania, population schedule, Scranton, enumeration district (ED) 220, Sheet No 1A, dwelling 5, home visited no 11, Joseph Schackford; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 22 December 2016).

1920 United States Federal Census, Onondaga County, New York, population schedule, Syracuse, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 200, Sheet No 1A, dwelling 11, family 12, Joseph Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 December 2016).

Boston Daily Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), 14 December 1881; digital images, Access Newspaper Archives (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 16 July 2013).

EDCRF, “Re: Obituary Joseph SHACKFORD New,” , ancestry message boards, 26 April 2013 (http://boards.ancestry.com : accessed 30 May 2013), King – Family History & Genealogy Message Board.

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 22 November 2016), Joseph E. Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 109555156.

The Journal (Syracuse, New York), 20 December 1886; digital images, Fulton History (http://fultonhistory.com : accessed 22 January 2014).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915, , Joseph Edward Jr Mhackford, 25 September 1876; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 16 February 2016).

New York, New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936, , Joseph Edward Shackford and Mary Chadwick Roe, 8 May 1912; digital image, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 16 February 2016).

New York, New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936, , Joseph Edward Shackford m May Chadwick Roe, 8 May 1912; digital image, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 21 December 2016).

“U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 December 2016), Joseph Edward Shackford, Syracuse, Onon, N.Y.; citing : United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.

“Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 16 February 2016), May Rowe Shackford, death, 23 Oct 1940; citing Seattle, King, Washington, reference 849, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 2,023,754.

Washington, Select Death Certificates, 1907-1960, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : accessed 22 November 2016), Joseph E Shackford, d. 18 Mar 1948.

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