Sunday’s Obituary – Edward Warren Shackford, of Eastport, Maine, Weymouth, Massachusetts, and Belfast, Maine (1846-1921) (Blog 486)

Obituary Edward W Shackford The Republican journal. [volume], November 17, 1921Edward W. Shackford died at his home
at the corner of High and Peach streets
last Sunday night at the age of 75 years.
He came to Belfast about four years ago
from East Weymouth, Mass., when his
health failed and he was obliged to give
up his occupation as a house painter. At
that time he had a shock but was able to
be about as usual until two months ago
he had a severe one from which he never
rallied and failed gradually until the end
In all this time he had the unremitting
care of his devoted wife. During his
residence he had made many friends, par-
ticularly among the Odd Fellows, as for
over fifty years he had been a member of
Crescent Lodge, I. O. O. F., of East
Weymouth. Waldo Lodge members have
been attentive to him in his illness. His
widow and one son, Charles L. Shack-
ford of Brookline, Mass., survive him.
Their only daughter, Mrs. A. D. Brewer
of Stockton Springs, died here last sum-
mer. His son and wife arrived here last
Saturday and remained until after the
funeral which took place at his late home
Tuesday evening at 7 o’clock under the
auspices of Waldo Lodge with Rev. N. F.
Atwood of Searsport officiating. His
remains will be taken to East Weymouth
for interment next Friday.

Edward Warren Shackford, the son of Charles William Shackford and Sophia Roberts was born on May 25, 1846 in Eastport, Maine.  He moved into his grandfather’s home when he was seven after his father, master of the Brig Esther Elizabeth was reported lost at sea. Edward then worked in the dry goods business, and eventually became a house painter.

On January 12, 1871 Edward married Georgianna Lee in East Weymouth, Massachusetts.  The marriage was reported in the Ellsworth American.  Edward continued to work as a housepainter in the Boston area while he and his wife raised two children.  As his obituary stated, in 1917 he moved to Belfast, Maine after an illness.  He made many friends in Belfast where he became involved in the Walden Lodge Odd Fellows.  Unfortunately Edward died from a cerebral hemorrhage in Belfast on November 13, 1921 four years after his move. His body was returned to Massachusetts and he was buried in the Fairmont Cemetery in Weymouth, Massachusetts.


Charles William Shackford (1871-1871)

Carrie Reed Shackford (1873-1876)

Charles Lee Shackford (1877-1867) – worked as a designer and insurance agent, married Alice Leonard Bridgmen, Ida Mary Litchfield, Bernice Shurtleff, and Katherine Howard Gay

Carrie Marie Shackford (1880-1921) – married William M Healey and Ancel Dawson Brewer

Edward corresponded with Samuel Burnham Shackford of Boston as he compiled his Shackford Genealogy Manuscript.

Edward Warren’s Shackford ancestry:  Charles William (1813-1853), John (1782-1866), John (1753-1840), Samuel (1720-1796), Joshua (1674-1760), William (abt 1641-1720)

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1850 United States Federal Census, Washington County, population schedule, Eastport, page 48? (penned), 244 (stamped), dwelling 271, family 359, Charles Shackford; digital images, : accessed 9 June 2014).

1860 United States Federal Census, Washington County, Maine, population schedule, Eastport, page 728, dwelling 169, family 175, John Shackford; digital images, : accessed 9 June 2014).

1865 Massachusetts Census, Suffolk County, population census, Boston, Ward 8, dwelling 977, family 2192, Silas T Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch( : accessed 23 October 2013).

1870 United States Federal Census, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Hingham, Page 53, dwelling 156, family 576, Edward Shackford; digital images, : accessed 24 June 2014).

1880 United States Federal Census, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Weymouth, enumeration district (ED) 533, Page No 17, dwelling 146, family 186, Edward Shackford; digital images, : accessed 24 June 2014).

1900 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Roxbury District, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 1483, Sheet No 12 (A), 3 Hazelwood Street, dwelling 161, family 173, Edward W Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch( : accessed 7 November 2013).

1910 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Boston, Ward 20, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 1572, Sheet No 1B, 11 Roxton Street, House visited 13, Family No 18, Edward W Shackford; digital images, : accessed 24 June 2014).

“DEATHS,” Boston Post (Boston, Massachusetts), 16 November 1921; digital images, Access Newspaper Archive( : accessed 4 August 2015).

“EDWARD W. SHACKFORD,” The Republican Journal (Belfast, Maine), 17 November 1921; digital images, Library of Congress Chronicling America( : accessed 29 December 2018).

Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922, , Edward W Shackford, 13 November 1921; digital records, : accessed 7 July 2014); Maine State Archives; Cultural Building, 84 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0084; 1908-1922 Vital Records; Roll #: 10.

Maine State of Maine, “Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” database, FamilySearch( : accessed 29 August 2013), Edward Warren Shackford b 25 May 1846.

“Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910,” index, FamilySearch( : accessed 24 June 2014), Edward W Shackford m Georgeana Lee.

Ward Jean Ellen Rhodes and Mrs Shirley Rhodes, Jean’s Maine Genealogy Page, Index of DEATHS and MARRIAGES as published in the ELLSWORTH HERALD its successor, the ELLSWORTH AMERICAN October 24, 1851 through December 29, 1865( : accessed 17 August 2013), .

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