Military Monday – Notice Anything Wrong with Roy Frank Shackford’s Maine WWI Draft Card? (Blog 463)

Have you ever filled out a form and listed today’s year instead of the year of your birth date?  We suspect this is what happened when someone created this card for the state of Maine documenting that Roy Frank Shackford, born in 1918 registered for the WWI draft in 1918.

Roy Frank Shackford WWI Draft Registration MaineName, Shackford, Roy Frank;  Age 38; Residence 10 Turner Ct, Bath, Maine; Serial No 26; Order No A1181; Date of Birth 1-17-18; Nationality, Native Born; Race, White; Occupation, Candy Maker; M or S, M; Local Board Sagadahoc Co; Relative, Alice Frances Shackford; Relationship Wife; Address 10 Turney Ct, Bath, Maine

Roy’s birth year is still filled with a bit of uncertainty as his Vermont birth record shows a birth date of January 17, 1881 but his US World War I draft card shows a birth date of January 17, 1880.  We’re recording the year of 1881 in our genealogy software because the birth record was most likely recorded closer to the time of his birth.

Roy Frank Shackford Birth RecordBIRTH-MALE
Shackford, Roy Frank p1303, Date of Birth 1881 January 11, Maiden Name of Mother Jennie Sparks, Mother’s Birthplace Dover, Mother’s Residence Brattleboro, Full Name of Father Albert Shackford, Father’s Birthplace Worcester Mass, Father’s Occupation Mechanic, Townshend, Henry Salisbury Town Clerk.

but his US draft card shows a birth date of Jan 17, 1880.

World War I Draft Registration Roy Shackford

REGISTRATION CARD
SERIAL NUMBER 26 ORDER NUMBER a1181
1 Roy Frank Shackford
2 Permanent Home Address 10 Turner Court Bath Sagadahoc Maine
3 Age in Years 38 4 Date of Birth January 17 1880
RACE 5 White
U.S. CITIZEN 10 Native Born
PRESENT OCCUPATION 16 Candy Maker EMPLOYER’S NAME 17 John F Clary
18 PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT OR BUSINESS 170 Rout Bath Sagadahoc Maine
NEAREST RELATIVE
Name 19 Alice Francis Shackford Wife
Address 10 10 Turner Court Bath Sagadahoc Maine
signed Roy H Shackford
REGISTRAR’S REPORT
DESCRIPTION OF REGISTRANT
HEIGHT 22 Medium
BUILD 25 Medium
COLOR OF EYES 23 Light Brown
COLOR OF HAIR 28 Slightly Bald
signature of registrar Edward William Champion
Date of Registration September 12, 1918

We’ve written about Roy’s marriage to Alice Francis Savage but hadn’t mentioned their children.

CHILDREN:

Jeannette Frances Shackford (1915-1992) – married John Alden Green

SOURCES:

“Maine, World War I Draft Registration Index, 1917-1919,” database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 29 January 2018), Roy Frank Shackford.

Parkes Joanne Shackford, “Wedding Wednesday – Roy F Shackford and Alice Savage (Blog 32),” Parkes, Joanne Shackford, SHACKFORD Family History – Blog 32, 13 May 2013 (http://shackfordgenealogy.weebly.com/shackford-blog/wedding-wednesday-roy-f-shackford-and-alice-savage : accessed 29 January 2018).

Vermont, Vermont Vital Records, 1760-2008, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XFCQ-8X7, Roy Frank Shackford, 17 January 1881; digital images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 5 June 2013).

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 29 January 2018), Roy Frank Shackford.

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Shackford Family History Blog is Mentioned in New England Historic Genealogical Society’s American Ancestors Magazine! (Blog 462)

Cover American Ancestors Winter 2018
NEHGS’s American Ancestor’s Winter 2018 Cover

We were pleasantly surprised to receive our copy of American Ancestors and discover an article describing how we used the New England Historic Genealogical Society’s Historic Catholic Records Online Project to help discover Catherine (Mullet) Shackford’s parents.

We’d written multiple blogs that described our research about Catherine (Mullet) Shackford describing steps which first took us in the wrong direction.  We wrote a blog wondering why Catherine, my second great grandmother was buried in a plot belonging to Edward W Rowland,  finding the will of Edward’s wife Anna which mentions Catherine and assuming the names of her mother, then rereading Anna’s  will and finding documents in the Historic Catholic Records which helped us realize that Anna was not Catherine’s sister but her step-sister-in-law and helped us find Catherine’s mother’s parents names which are Daniel and Mary Dulley.

This article titled Discoveries from Historic Catholic Records Online which was written by Jean Maguire can be found on page 31 of the Winter edition of American Ancestors by New England Historic Genealogical Society.  We wish to thank all the members of the team of individuals who helped create images of these important records, transcribe them, and fund the project to help ensure that many folks can see them online!  Also a large thanks to Jean who publishes many interesting articles for the New England Historic Genealogical Society!

SOURCES:

Maguire Jean, “Discoveries from Historic Catholic Records Online,” American Ancestors by New England Historic Genealogical Society (Winter 2018, Vol 18, No 4), page 31.

Sunday’s Obituary – Lizzie May (Shackford) Burke (1884-1984), aged 99 Volunteered 10,000 Hours at the VA!! (Blog 461)

Lizzie May Shackford, the daughter of William Bell and Mary Eliza (Howe) Shackford was born Aug 3, 1884 in Chelsea, Massachusetts.  In 1900 she and her mother were living with Lizzie’s grandfather William T Howe.

On April 27, 1904, Lizzie married William H Burke who worked as a commercial traveler, a traffic clerk for a rubber factory, and a salesman for a bedding company.

From Lizzie’s obituary, we know she died January19, 1984, lived at 195 North Main Street, worked as a secretary at the First Savings & Loan Association, and spent 10,000 hours volunteering at the Veteran’s Association (what an amazing service to veterans!!!) and also helped the Sharon Advocate operate when the person who ran the paper went on vacation .

Obituary, Lizzie (Shackford) Burke

Obituary Lizzie May Shackford Burke The Sharon Advocate (Sharon, Massachusetts), 26 January 1984
The Sharon Advocate, 26 Jan 1984

Lizzie M. (Shackford) Burke,
99 of Sharon, died Jan 19, 1984
at the Home for Aged Women in
Jamaica Plain.
She was the wife of the late
William H Burke, a longtime Sha-
ron resident and for many years
lived at 195 North Main Street.
After retiring as a secretary
from the first Federal Savings &
Loan Assn in Boston, she did
10,000 hours of volunteer work at
the VA Hospitals in Boston.
There were no visiting hours
and the funeral service and burial
were private, with arrangements
made by the John L. Keeling &
So Funeral Home, 8 Front St,
Walpole
Years ago, while Mrs Reeve’s
mother, Mrs E. Gilmore Richards
who then ran the paper was on
vacation, Lizzie Burke stepped in
and took care of the Sharon Ad-
vocate’s office for her.

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SOURCES:

1900 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Chelsea, enumeration district (ED) 1568, Sheet No 18A, dwelling 233, family 296, William Howe; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 12 November 2017).

1910 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Chelsea, enumeration district (ED) 1678, Sheet No 4B, William H Burke; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 January 2018).

1920 United States Federal Census, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Sharon, enumeration district (ED) 266, Sheet No 25A, dwelling 569, family594, William H Burke; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 6 January 2018).

1930 United States Federal Census, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Sharon, ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ).

1940 United States Federal Census, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Sharon, enumeration district (ED) 11-254, Sheet No 15A, house no 195, visited no 317, William H Burke; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 January 2018).

“LIZZIE BURKE,” The Sharon Advocate (Sharon, Massachusetts), 26 January 1984; digital images, Sharon Public Library (http://sharon.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 8 November 2017).

Massachusetts “Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 5 June 2017), Lizzie M Shackford, b 3 Aug 1884.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915, , William H. Burke and Lizzie M. Shackford, 27 April 1904; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 29 July 2015).

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