Sunday’s Obituary – Franklin Pierce Shackford (1854-1926) (Blog 424)

Franklin Pierce Shackford, the eldest son of Jonathan and Harriet N (Farnham) Shackford was born on June 1, 1854 in  Chester, New Hampshire.  We find him with his parents in the 1860, 1870, and 1880 censuses where his father worked as a farmer and Frank began working in the shoe business.  He married Helen A Lewis in Portsmouth on Dec 14, 1887.  By 1900, Franklin was working as a mason.  He also became a selectman of  Chester and the overseer of the poor.  In 1906 he and his siblings were recipients of the will of his uncle Rufus and moved from Chester to Derry.  Being the recipient of a will might be why Franklin wrote his own will four years later.

By 1920 Franklin was still in Derry working in the shoe business again.  He died on July 5, 1926 at the age of 72, 16 months after the death of his wife.  We learn a lot more about Franklin who also went by F. P. from his obituary which was published in The Derry News on July 9, 1926.

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The Derry News, July 9, 1926

DEATH OF F. P. SHACKFORD

Franklin F. P. Shackford of 7
Everett street, passed away in Man-
chester, at the Lucy Hastings hospital
at an early hour Tuesday morning. He
went to the hospital some two or three
weeks ago for an operation for hernia
and passed the illness in find shape and
was s nearly recovered that he was
planning soon to come home. The shock
came very suddenly and unexpected. The
body was brought to the home here
Tuesday forenoon by undertaker Homer
A. White.
Mr. Shackford was born in Chester,
January 1, 1854, and was a stone mason
and bricklayer bytrade. He came from
Chester to Derry some 20 years ago. He
was a member of the O. U. A. M. And
while in in Chester was eleted to the of-
fice of selectmen. He was a very in-
dustrious and reliable man, and had
many friends. His wife passed away
a few years ago.
Mr Shackford is survived by one
daughter, Mrs. Benj. S. Hoisington of
this town, and a son I. Lewis Shack-
ford of Boston, also four grandchil-
dren, Richard, Barbara, Robert and
Eleanor.
The funeral services were held at
the home Tuesday afternoon at 3
p’clock and were conducted by the
Rev. I. J. Enslin, pastor of the Bap-
tist church. The singing was by Mrs.
Alice C. Kingsbury. There were
many very beautiful flowers from
relatives and friends. the interment
was in the family lot in Forest Hill
cemetery by undertakers H. A. White
& Son. Burnside Council J. O. U.
A. M. held their services at the grave.

We wish to thank the Deery Library for sharing these wonderful newspaper articles that help us learn more about the Shackfords!

CHILDREN:

Elsie M Shackford (1888-1973) – married Benjamin Shubel Hoisington, lived in Derry

Irwin Lewis Shackford (1892-1964) – married Annette Mabel Parsons, lived in Derry

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SOURCES

1860 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Chester, Page No 23, dwelling 188, family 195, Jonathan Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 21 May 2015).

1870 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Chester, Page No 7, dwelling 53, family 56, Jonathan Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 21 May 2015).

1880 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Chester, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 200, Page No 9, dwelling 93, family 97, Jonathan Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 May 2015).

1900 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Chester, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 184, Sheet No 7, dwelling 172, family 189, Frank Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 21 May 2015).

1910 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Derry, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 240, Sheet No 33B, 7 Covenant St, visited house 739, family 754, Frank P Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 May 2015).

1920 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Derry, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 117, Sheet No 18B, 7 Everett, dwelling 332, family 422, Franklin P Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 May 2015).

“DEATH OF F. P. SHACKFORD,” The Derry News (Derry, New Hampshire), 9 July 1926; digital images, Derry Public Library (http://derry.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 24 February 2017).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FSVP-QBX, Franklin P Shackford, 5 July 1926; index and digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 20 May 2013).

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