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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