Sunday’s Obituary – Arthur Evans Shackford of Syracuse, New York (1889-1965) (Blog 490)

Arthur Evans Shackford Arthur Shackford Rites Tomorrow, The Post Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.), 27 April 1965; digital images, Fulton History
            The Post Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.),               27 April 1965

Arthur Shackford

Rites Tomorrow

Arthur E. Shackford, 76,
of 122 Harvard Place died yesterday
at Memorial Hospital after a
short illness.
A native Syracusan, Mr.
Shackford was employed by the
City of Syracuse’s Bureau of
Transportation. He was a for-
mer widely known musician.
He was a member of the Dan-
forth Congregational Church,
the Pastime Athletic club and
a former member of the Citi-
zen’s Club.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Claire J. Essig Shackford; a
daughter, Mrs Harold Van Bus-
kirk; four grandchildren and
seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m.
tomorrow at the John Wysocki
Funeral Home, 1066 W. Gen-
esee St., the Rev. Howard
Horn officiating. Burial will be
in Morningside Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the
funeral home.

Arthur Evans Shackford, my great-uncle was born on January 17, 1889 in Syracuse, New York to Joseph Edward and Donna Lovilla (Evans) Shackford. He performed in a piano recital at the age of 14, graduated from Brighton Grammar school, and was working as a clerk at the age of 19 in 1908.

Arthur married Josephine Clara Essig on January 2, 1912.  They lived in Syracuse and Niagara where he worked as a clerk, a gear cutter, an inspector at a gem shop, a clerk in a clothing store, a salesman, an inspector at a factory, at the Smith & Corona Typewriter company, and at Syracuse’s Bureau of Transportation.

Arthur’s obituary says he was also a musician.  Our only reference to his music is a mention that he conducted a jazz orchestra in 1919 — it would be nice to know what type of musician he was and where he performed!

CHILDREN:

Marion Donna Shackford (1913-1947) – married Thomas Francis King

Alice Josephine Shackford (1914-2009) – married Harold Ernest Van Buskirk

Mary Eloise Shackford (1917-1918)

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SOURCES:

“#601 Arthur Evans Shackford,” 13 October 1925; typed manuscript, Shackford Manuscript, SG SGA5; Shackford collection by Samuel Burnham Shackford; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.

1892 New York State Census, Onondaga County, population index, Syracuse, Ward 11, Page 4, Joseph E Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 28 November 2013)

1900 United States Federal Census, Onondaga County, New York, population schedule, Syracuse City, Ward 19, enumeration district (ED) Supervisors District No 12, Enumeration District No 161, B, Sheet Np 6, House No 210, Dwelling 121, Family 128, Joseph E Shackford head; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 July 2013).

1905 New York State Census, New York County, population schedule, Onadaga, Syracuse, Page 14, 210 West Beard St, Joseph Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 August 2018).

1910 United States Federal Census, Onondaga County, New York, population schedule, Syracuse City, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 189, Sheet No 9A, 210 Beard Avenue, Visited No 175, Family No 190, Joseph E Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 November 2013).

1915 New York Census, Onondoga County, New York, population census, Syracuse, Ward 13, page 26, Arthur Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 December 2013).

1920 United States Federal Census, Onondaga County, New York, population schedule, Syracuse City, Ward 13, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 186, Sheet 8 A, ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ).

1930 United States Federal Census, Niagara County, New York, population schedule, Niagara Falls, Second Ward, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 32-40, Sheet No 3B, ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com :

1940 United States Federal Census, Onondaga County, New York, population schedule, Syracuse City, Ward 12, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 66-171, Sheet No 7A, dwelling 148,, Thomas F King; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 December 2013).

“Arthur Shackford Rites Tomorrow,” The Post Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.), 27 April 1965; digital images, Fulton History (http://fultonhistory.com/ : accessed 7 February 2019).

“ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT BY STAR SOCIAL CLUB,” The Post Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.), 21 October 1919; digital images, Fulton History (http://fultonhistory.com/ : accessed 10 February 2019).

“OUT OF GRAMMAR SCHOOL,” The Syracuse Herald (Syracuse, New York), 1904, can’t see date; FultonHistory (http://fultonhistory.com : accessed 10 February 2019).

“PIANO RECITAL,” The Syracuse Journal, 19 June 1903; Fulton History (http://www.fultonhistory.com : accessed 9 February 2019).

“U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995,” database, Ancestry.com (www/ancestry.com : accessed 29 January 2019), Arthur E Shackford; 1908, Syracuse.

“U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 February 2019), Arthur Evans Shackford.

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