Wednesday Wedding – Ernest Tyler Shackford marries Miss Lettie E Greene in 1903 in Malden, Mass (Blog 435)

Ernest Tyler Shackford, the son of John Tyler and Sarah A (Ayers) Shackford was born September 18, 1874 in Malden, Massachusetts.  When he was five, his father was working as a clerk in a store in Malden.  He continued to live at home at 20 Church Street in Malden until he was at least 25 years old and joined the Masons in early 1903 slight before his wedding on June 3, 1903 to Lettie Emily Greene, the daughter of Charles A and Abbie (Marson) Greene.

Ernest Shackford Lettie Greene Wedding Boston Post June 5, 1903
Boston Post, 5 Jun 1903

SHACKFORD-GREENE

MALDEN, June 4.-A very pretty home
wedding took place this evening at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Greene,
156 Belmont street, when their daughter,
Miss Lettie E. Greene, became the bride
of Mr. Ernest T. Shackford of Maple-
wood.
Miss Greene is a graduate of the high
school and the groom is the son of As-
sessor J. Tyler Shackford.
The ceremony was performed by the
Rev. William F. Dusseault of Hyde Park/
The bridesmaid was Miss Lillian A.
Greene, sister of the bride, and the best
man Edward D. Henderson.
After a tour to New York Mr. and Mrs.
Shackford will reside at 20 Church street,
Maplewood.

In 1910, the family was living at 31 Spruce St and Ernest was working as a clerk in an electric office but shortly thereafter when he registered for the draft they had moved to 17 Garland street and he was working for the Edison Electric Company at 39 Boylston Street in Boston. In 1920 he was a clerk at an electric house and the next year the family moved to 99 Hancock St where he lived until he died on September 3, 1932.

We wish we knew more about Ernest but are thankful for the descriptive wedding announcement that we’ve found and shared.

CHILDREN:

Theodore Tyler Shackford (1905-1981) – attended Dartmouth College, married Frances Holmes Waugh, lived in Malden and Freedom, New Hampshire

Miriam O Shackford (1910-2002) – married Clifford Alden Phalen, lived in Burlington, Massachusetts

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SOURCES:

1880 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, That part of Malden called Maplewood, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 398, Supervisor’s Dist. No 60, Page No 27 (penned), 403 stamped), dwelling 275, family 290, John T Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 25 November 2013).

1900 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Malden City, Ward 6, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 847, Supervisor’s District No 115, Sheet No 4 B F, 20 Church Street, dwelling 88, family 91, J Tyler Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 25 November 2013).

1910 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Malden, enumeration district (ED) 904, Sheet No 4B, visited no 70, family number 88, Ernest T Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 May 2017).

1920 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Malden, enumeration district (ED) 254, Sheet No 9B, dwelling 154, visited no 224, Ernest T Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 May 2017).

1930 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, , enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 9-264, Supervisor’s District No 11, Sheet No 9B, 99 Hancock Street, dwelling 188, family 213, Ernest T Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 25 November 2013).

Boston Post (Boston, Massachusetts), 5 June 1903; digital images, Access Newspaper Archive (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 9 May 2017).

“Massachusetts, Mason Membership Cards, 1733-1990,” digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 June 2013), Ernest Tyler Shackford

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 25 November 2013), Ernest Tyler Shackford

“U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995,” database, Ancestry.com (www/ancestry.com : accessed 10 May 2017), Shackfords in Malden 1934

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Maritime Monday – Schooner Boundary, Shackford, Eastport Changes now listed as Brig Boundary, Shackford, Eastport (Blog 434)

This delightful article points out a few issues regarding the maritime reports and ship captains

  1.  The Boundary which was captained by John Shackford (1782-1866), son of John and Esther (Woodwell) Shackford (or mostly captained by him), had a regular route from Eastport, Maine to Boston, Mass
  2. We’re never exactly sure which Shackford is the Captain of a ship listed in the maritime reports with a Shackford as captain
  3. The author of this article may have missed some shipping announcements – we’ve found the Boundary listed as a Brig on June 6, 1845 and Nov 20, 1845 – there may be more. (Capt John would have been 63 yrs old).  The last record we’ve found so far (and there may be more) was APr 27, 1847.
  4. We hadn’t noticed the change & along with the author of the article also wonder if the ship was rerigged or was a new ship, or was being captained by one of John’s sons.

And onto the creative article about the Boundary

John Shackford Schooner Boundary, Shackford, Eastport, New Hampshire Statesman and State Journal (Concord, New Hampshire), 2 April 1847 Part 1
New Hampshire Statesman and State Journal (Concord, New Hampshire), 2 April 1847

“SCHOONER BOUNDARY, SHACKFORD, EASTPORT,”
For a long series of years, extending onwards from 1820, the ship news of Boston papers every few days announced the arrival or departure of a coaster as above. The line was found under the marine head with as much certainty as old Mr. Pierce, the barber, might be looked for in his 7×9 ship in Marshall’s Lane, or Major Russell at the corner of State and Congress Street, on Wednesday and Saturday forenoons (publication days of the Centinel) dressed in best attire; broad, well plaited ruffle, powdered hair, cane under his arm, and snuff box full of the yellow, wide open to the fingers of those who always gathered about the Major as soon as he howe in sight at the corner of State and Congress sts. “Schooner Boundary, Shackford, Eastport:” – the compositors upon the daily papers doubtless set that line more times than any under the marie head; and if they never had any inclination to know something of Mr. Shackford, who was so closely adhering to the same line of operation-remaining fast by the schooner, and sailing all the while back and forth between Eastport and Boston; constituting no greater variety in his life than that of the Vicar of Wakefield, in changing from the blue bed to the brown-wh, they were not very inquisitive fellows, that’s all.
But, for several immediately preceding years, we have not found the schooner nor her skipper announced. Perhaps, though we, Mr. Shackford has charge of a larger craft, and is sailing over wider seas; or, perhaps, gone to the bottom, or taken to agriculture, or has died in his bed. Last week, however, we met the familiar line again, with a slight variation. It is now “Brig Boundary, Shackford, Eastport:” whether the schooner, rigged as a brig, or a new brig and the same old master, or a son of old Mr. Shackford, or some other Shackford, we don’t know, and probably
never shall. Be that as it may, the old familiar line has got into the ship news.

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SOURCES:

“For Eastport, Saturday.,” The Boston (Massachusetts) Daily Atlas, 20 November 1845; digital images, Godfrey Memorial (http://godfrey.org : accessed 10 June 2014).

Kilby William Henry, Eastport and Passamaquoddy: A Collection of Historical and Background Sketches (Eastport, Maine: Edward E Shead & Company, 1888), page 157, 447-448; digital images,, Chapter, XIV. CAPTAIN JOHN SHACKFORD AND FAMILY. By Samuel Shackford, of Chicago, Ill., Google eBooks (http://books.google.com : accessed 13 June 2014.

“MARINE LIST – PORT OF BALTIMORE. MEMORANDA.,” American Republican and Baltimore daily clipper (Baltimore, Maryland), 6 June 1845; digital images, Library of Congress Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 25 July 2014).

“Schooner Boundary, Shackford, Eastport,” New Hampshire Statesman and State Journal (Concord, New Hampshire), 2 April 1847; digital images, GaleGroup (find.galegroup.com : accessed 2 May 2017).

Copyright 2017 Joanne Shackford Parkes  (sharing a link to this post is appreciated but please do not just copy this material and paste it elsewhere)  Updated 5/8/2017 to reflect Eastport, Me and Boston, Mass, to add the last date we have a record of the Boundary’s travels and John’s age at that time.

Thriller Thursday – William Shackford Dying for Six Cent Poker Pot (Blog 433)

William Shackford, the son of Alphonso and Margaret Elizabeth (O’Connor) Shackford was born August 21, 1874 in Providence, Rhode Island.   We find him in the Rhode Island 1875 and the 1880 censuses with his family and then in this descriptive news article.

William Shackford Shot Boston Daily Globe 15 Jun 1895 Part 1

THe Globe

EXTRA!

3 O’CLOCK

Young Man Dying Who

Won the “Pot”

Little Chance Wm. Shackford

of East Providence.

Story of an Old Feud and

Murderous Assault.

PROVIDENCE. June 15 – Wm. Shack-
ford, a young man residing in the lower
end of East Providence, near the Bar-
rington line, won a poker pot of six
cents, and now he is dying from wounds
inflicted by cronies.
The case was reported to the East
Providence police yesterday, but at first
the affair looked anything but serious.
Daniel and Henry Thompson are under
arrest, and today they were arraigned
before Judge Bliss of East Providence
and held in heavy bonds to await the
result of Shackford’s injuries.
The case was first reported as a high-
way robbery, in which it was made to
appear that two strangers had waylaid
Shackford and knocked him out for his
money.
Investigators by police and newspa-
per reporters shows clearly another
kind of a story.
Shackford with others had been in an
old barn near the place where the as-
sault took place, playing poker or som
other such game. Money was up, and
Shackford was unfortunate enough to
take the “pot” and hence the trouble.
The Globe correspondence was this morn-
ing informed that the entire amount
was six cents.
This barn in which the games were
played has been a favorite place for
some of the young men in the neighbor-
hood to spend their evenings in gam-
bling and the other diversions which
generally go with sporting of that kind.
There was an old feud which was
said to have existed between Shackford
and some of the men whom he was
playing with. Two of these, it was
claimed, were Daniel and Henry Thomp-
son, young men well known in Drown-
ville, their native place, and in River-
side. The cause of the old trouble is
said to have been a bicycle which one
of the Thompson boys owned about a
year ago. The owner alleged that
Shackford in some way damaged one of
the wheel, and he desired renumera-
tion for the damage. This has never
been paid, and so the Thompsons asked
Shackford to turn over what money he
had gained at poker, and upon meeting
with a refusal became angered and
sought to obtain it by intimidation.
They did not scare him, however.
A row was then started, it is alleged,
in which the Thompson boys pitched
into Shackford and knocked him out
with several weapons.
Shackford escaped to the highway,
and, it is claimed, was then pitched
upon again by the brothers.
Shackford was taken to his home,
and his folks, not realizing that his
condition was so serious, neglected to
call a doctor. When Dr Hibbard was
finally called, however, he found Shack-
ford’s skull was hadly fractured, and
also that the face, neck and body of the
victim were a mass of cuts and bruises
all more or less serious. Some of the
cuts resembled vary much those which
would be made with a sharp knife.
A revolver was one of the weapons of
assault, and over the right eye of the
victim is a bad wound, made by strik-
ing with the butt of the weapon It is
in this place that the skull is seriously
fractured. His mouth and lips are also
very badly cut, so that he can speak
only with the greatest difficulty.
Almost the entire time since the as-
sault he has been in a semi-unconscious
condition, and toward evening yester-
day. he became delirious. Shortly after
7 o’clock last night it was thought that
he was dying, and Dr Hibbad of Riv-
erside was summoned.
The injured man passed the night un-
comfortably as could be expected. This
morning there was a change for the
worse, and Shackford may die at any
moment.
The Thompson boys make no state-
ments and no admissions. Daniel was
home on furlough from the west, where
he is a private in the regular army.
Others were present when the fight
took place, and more arrivals are to fol-
low.

William survived the plot and participated in a trial about a year later.  He moved home by 1900 where he was working as a hotel clerk and living in East Providence.  On February 18, 1909 he married Maud L (Sumner) (MacConnell) Estey.  Sady the marriage did not last – we only know that it ended before 1920 as William was listed as divorced in the 1920 census when he was living with his sister Celeste (Shackford) Barsantee. Before the census William registered for the draft in 1918 where he was shown as working as a waiter for the Hotel Grand in Providence.

In 1925 and 1930 we find William again with his sister working as a clerk in a lunch room.  He died December 18 1932 in East Providence and was buried in Princes Hill Burial Ground in Barrington, Rhode Island.

CHILDREN:  None known

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SOURCES:

1880 United States Federal Census, Providence County, Rhode Island, population schedule, Providence, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 48, Page No 11, 1203 Eddy St, dwelling 72, family 114, Alphonzo Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 25 February 2016).

1900 United States Federal Census, Providence County, Rhode Island, population schedule, East Providence Town, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 130, Sheet No 28, dwelling 353, family 594, Alphonzo Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 24 February 2016).

1920 United States Federal Census, Providence County, Rhode Island, population schedule, Providence, enumeration district (ED) 113, Sheet 9A, dwelling 203, family 298, Edwin R Barsantee; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 4 May 2017).

1925 Rhode Island State Census, Providence County, population schedule, East Providence, Page 43, 850 Willett Avenue, dwelling 346, family 372, Edwin R Barsantie; digital images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 28 February 2016).

1930 United States Federal Census, Providence County, Rhode Island, population schedule, East Providence, enumeration district (ED) 4-219, Sheet No 14B, dwelling 332, family 348, Edwin Barsante; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 4 May 2017).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 2 August 2014), William Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 116959473.

“ONLY SIX CENTS. Young Man Dying Who Won the “Pot” Little Chance for Wm Shackford of East Providence. Story of an Old Feud and Murderous Assault Daniel and Henry Thompson in Heavy Bonds Former a Private in U S Army Home on a Furlough,” Boston Daily Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), 15 June 1895; digital images, Access Newspaper Archives (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 2 May 2017).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915, , William Shackford m Maude Cornell, 27 February 2016; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 February 2016).

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 Births and Christenings, 1600-1914,” index, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 17 November 2016), William Shackford.

Rhode Island “Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950,” database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 9 May 2013), William Shackford.

“SAD ENDING TO GAME OF POKER W.M. Shackford Tells Story in Providence Court of Famous Contest of June, 95, and Subsequent Assault,” Boston Daily Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), 12 May 1896; digital images, Access Newspaper Archives (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 2 May 2017).

“U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 4 May 2017), William Shackford; 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.

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Wedding Wednesday – William Wallace Shackford marries Ann Kelley in 1849 in Nashua, New Hampshire (Blog 432)

We’ve written about William Wallace Shackford in the past but just found a newspaper article mentioning his marriage so have taken the time to review and update the information we now know about him.

William Wallace Shackford who first went by Wallace, then William W making it difficult to gather information about him, was born Feb 1826 in Suncook or Epsom New Hampshire to John and Susan (Gibson) Shackford. (There’s no birth record so this is based off of the 1900 census & his children’s marriage records).

In 1844, William’s grandfather Theodore died leaving William a home and land in Pembroke but included a clause stating that the home could be occupied by William’s father John as long as he wished.  Theodore had many grandchildren so we wonder why William was listed in the will and other children in the family weren’t.  John lived until March 18, 1859 – we haven’t traced land sales yet to learn what happened to the property.

Our first record of William is found in his marriage record documenting a May 2, 1849 marriage to Ann Maria Kelley in Nashville, New Hampshire, a district of Nashua.  His marriage was also announced in the 18 May 1849 New Hampshire Statesmen.

Wallace Shackford m Ann Kelley Marriages, New Hampshire Statesman (Concord New Hampshire), 18 May 1849
New Hampshire Statesman (Concord New Hampshire), 18 May 184

At Nashville, by Rev. A. Richards, … Also by
the same, Mr. Wallace Shackford of Suncook, N. H., Miss
Ann Marie Kelly, of Montpelier, Vt.

William worked as a blacksmith in Epsom, New Hampshire in 1850 but by 1860 had settled in Paterson, New Jersey with children Ann, Norman, Frank, and Estella. We’re unsure where his wife Ann was when the census was taken but perhaps she was ill as we believe she on December 14, 1860.

Death Notice Ann M Shackford, wife of William W Shackford The Daily Guardian (Paterson, New Jersey), 15 December 1860
The Daily Guardian (Paterson, New Jersey), 15 December 1860

SHACKFORD – At her residence, No. 111 Willis street, Friday, Dec. 14, 1860, Ann M. Shackford, wife of William W Shackford, in the thirty-
fourth year of her age.
The friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral from the Sandy Hill Chapel on Sunday at 3 o’clock.

The 1860s were busy for William. He married Pamelia Burrows around 1862, was included on a Class II Civil War draft list in June 1863, enrolled and mustered in the war as a private on Feb 23, 1865 in the New Jersey Volunteers, Company D, Fifteenth Regiment and was discharged at the U.S. Army General Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. on June 8, 1865. In 1870 we find him working as a blacksmith with Pamelia who was born in New York. The census lists children Norman, Estilla, William, Esther, and Edrick.

In 1879 William filed for a military pension, application 317, 814, certificate no 194, 980. We may find more information about him when the details of that pension request are digitized. In 1880 we find him in the census working as a blacksmith in Paterson, New Jersey with his wife Pamelia and children William, Esther, and Edrick. An 1887 directory lists them living at 26 Oak in Paterson. We believe that Pamelia died in 1891 and was buried at Laurel Grove Memorial Park in Totowa, New Jersey. Sometime thereafter William became a resident of the New Jersey Home for Disabled Soldiers in Kearny, New Jersey. He died in 1902 and was buried next to his wife in Totowa, New Jersey.

We’re still hoping to learn more about William’s military service, his life in Paterson, and more about the New Jersey Home for Disabled Soldiers. We’d love to also discover what brought him from New Hampshire to New Jersey in the 1850s.

CHILDREN:

with Ann Marie Kelley

Norman H Shackford (1849-1903) – born in New Hampshire, grew up in New Jersey and moved back to New Hampshire where he remained.  Married Emma Elmira Hodgman

??? Shackford (1851-????)

Estilla Shackford (1857-????) Born in Paterson, NJ, married Thomas Charles Wilson

Frank P Shackford (1857-1862)

with Pamelia C Burrows

William Wallace Shackford (1862-1952) – lived in Paterson, NJ, married Isabella Wilson Donaldson

Roderick C Shackford (1864-1864)

Robert Shackford (1864-1864)

Esther A Shackford (1866-1892) – lived in Paterson, NJ married Angus Macdonald

Charles Edrick Shackford (1869-1939) – lived in NJ, married Minetta Campbell

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SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Epsom, Page No 454, dwelling 672, family 677, Wallace Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ).

1860 United States Federal Census, Passaic County, New Jersey, population schedule, Paterson East Ward, Page no 82, household 491, family 640, Wm W Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 March 2016).

1870 United States Federal Census, New Jersey, Passaic, Paterson, population schedule, Ward 5, p. 82 (penned), Dwelling 407, Family 709, Shackford Wm; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 May 2013).

1880 United States Federal Census, Passaic County, New Jersey, population schedule, Paterson, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 162, Page No 16, 107 Madison St, dwelling 103, family 188, Wm W Shakford [William W Shackford jsp]; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 November 2015).

1900 United States Federal Census, Passaic County, New Jersey, population schedule, Kearny Township, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 180, Sheet No 1, New Jersey Home for Disabled Soldiers, Belgrove Dr, William Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 November 2015).

“DEATHS,” The Daily Guardian (Paterson, New Jersey), 15 December 1860; digital images, Fulton History (http://fultonhistory.com : accessed 13 March 2016).

“Marriages,” New Hampshire Statesman (Concord New Hampshire), 18 May 1849; digital images, Godfred Memorial (http://godfrey.org : accessed 26 April 2017), 19th Century Newspapers

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947, , Wallace Shackford and Ann Maria Kelley, 2 May 1849; index and images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 15 November 2015).

“New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988,” database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 15 November 2015), Ann M. Shackford, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FZGT-TQL.

Report of Gen. William W. Averell, U. S. Army, Assistant Inspector-General to Gen. William B Franklin, on Inspection of Branches of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, and Soldiers and Sailor’s Homes in States November 30, 1897 (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1897), page 350; digital images, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 9 November 2016.

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