Sunday’s Obituary – Clara E (Burke) Shackford of Newburyport (1860-1941) (Blog 470)

DEATH OF MRS CLARA SHACKFORD, Newburyport Daily News (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 18 April 1941
Newburyport Daily News, 18 April 1941

Mrs Clara E Shackford, 80 died
at her home 64 Bromfield street this
morning  She was born in New-
buryport a daughter of John Burke and Mary (Sayward) Burke She
was the widow of Charles H Shack-
ford and leaves a daughter Mrs
Grace N Hills and a son Charles
Corliss Shackford whose home is at
Medford Hillsdale five grandchildren
and one great grandchild The fune-
ral will be held at the home Sun-
day at 2 30 p m

Clara, the daughter of John and Mary Nelson (Sawyer) Shackford was born July 31, 1860 in Newburyport, Massachusetts.  She was 21 when she married Charles Henry Shackford, a shoe operative.  He then became a barber, was elected to city council, and was a prominent member of the American Yacht Club with the title of Commodore.  About 1916, Charles became an invalid.  Clara became his caretaker for the next twelve years before he died in September 1928.  In 1930 and 1940, Clara and her daughter Grace who was also a widow were living together at 64 Bromfield, in Newburyport .  She died in 1941 and was honored with the above obituary.

CHILDREN:

Charles Corliss Shackford (1882-1947) – inspector at lumber company, married Florence Hey

Grace N Shackford Hills (1886-1940) – married Forrest Glover Hills

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SOURCES:

1870 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, Page No 31, dwelling 236, family 279, John Burke; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 6 May 2018).

1900 United States Federal Cenus, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, enumeration district (ED) 415, Sheet No 8, dwelling 155, family 171, Charles H Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 18 April 2018).

1920 Unites States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, enumeration district (ED) 224, Sheet No 3A, dwelling 61, family 64, Charles H Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 6 May 2018).

1930 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, enumeration district (ED) 5-214, Sheet No 3A, dwelling 56, family 61, Clara E Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 6 May 2018).

1940 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, enumeration district (ED) 5-276, Sheet No 1B, Home Visited – 17, Clara E Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://ancestry.com : accessed 6 May 2018).

“DEATH OF MRS CLARA SHACKFORD,” Newburyport Daily News (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 18 April 1941; digital images, Newburyport Public Library(http://newburyport.advantage-preservation.com : digital images 17 April 2018).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915, , Clara Eva Burke, b, 31 July 1860; digital images, FamilySearch(http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 7 December 2017).

Massachusetts “Massachusetts, Death Index, 1901-1980,” index book, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 September 2013), Clara Eva (Burke) Shackford d. Newburyport 1941.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915, MARRIAGES REGISTERED in the City of Newburyport for the Year eighteen hundred and eighty two page 327, Charles H Shackford m Clara E Burke, 29 March 1882; digital images, FamilySearch(http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 30 March 2014).

“U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995,” database, Ancestry.com(www/ancestry.com : accessed 6 May 2018), Charles H Shackford, Newburyport, 1925.

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