Sunday’s Obituary – Alonzo Crosby Shackford (Blog 427)

Obituary Alonzo Crosby Shackford Shackford, S. P. Conductor, Passes, San Bernardino Sun (San Bernardino, California), 31 October 1947
San Bernardino Sun, Oct 31, 1947

Shackford, S. P.
Conductor, Passes
Alonzo Shackford, 67, freight
conductor for the Southern Pacific
railroad for more than 25 years,
died Wednesday at San Bernardino
Community hospital.
Mr. Shackford was a native of
Boston, Mass., and had resided in
San Bernardino 30 years, making
his home at 1429 Rialto avenue.
He is survived by his widow,
Margaret, of San Bernardino; a
son, George Shackford, of Boston,
and one granddaughter. He was
a member of the Masonic lodge
and the Shrine.
Funeral services will be held at
2 p.m. Monday at Mark B. Shaw
Memorial chapel with a Masonic
lodge officiating. Interment will
follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

Alonzo’s son was George is George Crosby Shackford (1903-1998) by Alonzo’s first wife and Margaret, his second wife is Margaret H Barber (1870-1952).  We’re researching some resources pertaining to Alonzo’s WWI service which we’ll share at a later date.

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“Shackford, S. P. Conductor, Passes,” San Bernardino Sun (San Bernardino, California), 31 October 1947; digital images, California Digital Newspaper Collection ( : accessed 11 March 2017).

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