Conway’s Representatives to Legislature in 1909: Jesse Fred Shackford (1862-1940) of Conway, New Hampshire (Blog 493)

J. FRED SHACKFORD, The Reporter (North Conway, New Hampshire), 7 January 1909; digital images, Conway Public Library (

Mr. J. Fred Shackford, the mem-
ber from Conway, was born July 21,
1862, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Caleb
He received his education in Eaton
and New Hampton Institute. He
commenced business with his father
in 1886 as grain dealers, which was
afterward extended to a general mer-
chandise carried on in the store he
now occupies.
Mr. Shackford is a member of
Mr. Washington lodge, A. F. & A.
M., Signet Royal Arch Chapter, Swift
River lodge, I. O. O. F., Moat Mount-
tain lodge, K. of P., and Chataque
Tribe of Red Men. In politics he has
always been a republican, and in re-
ligion a Congregationalist.
Mr. Shackford married a Miss
Beecham of Berwick, Dec. 15, 1886,
and they have two children, a son at
Holderness School for boys, and a

Jesse Fred Shackford’s obituary was published in The Reporter:

JESSE F. SHACKFORD, The Reporter (North Conway, New Hampshire), 6 June 1940; digital images, Conway Public Library ( - accessed 6 September 2019).The death of J. Fred Shackford
Shackford at Memorial Hospital,
North Conway removed one of Con-
way’s best known citizens who has
been closely associated with the vil-
lage for more than half a century.
He was a native of Eaton being the
only child of Caleb and Lydia Ham-
ilton Shackford of Eaton Center. He
was seventy-eight years old. He re-
ceived his education in the town
schools and at the New Hampton
Institute. In his youth he taught
school for a few years and married
Miss Edith Beecham of Somersworth.
With his father he established the
mercantile business of C. Shackford
& Son in Conway Village. It grew
and prospered and after the death of
his father he continued in business
until the death of his wife three years
ago after which he sold his store and
retired from active participation.
The couple had two children, Hazel,
now Mrs Hazel Bohanan of Glen-
dale, California, and Charles who died
in Sandwich a year ago. Mr. Shack-
ford was a member of various fra-
ternal organizations, being a Mason,
Odd Fellow Red Man, and Knight of
Pythias. He was a charter member
of the Chatague Tribe of Red Men
and of the K. of P. Lodge of Con-
way. Two years ago he received the
badge of fifty years of membership
in the Masonic Lodge . In the past
he had been active in community
afairs and had served the Precinct
as commissioner.
Funeral services were held Tues-
day at 2 p.m. in the Congregational
Church with the Rev. Charles Moor-
house in attendance. The Masonic
rites were conducted by members of
Mount Washington Lodge. The in-
terment was in the family lot in the
Eson cemetery.


Hazel Shackford (1889-1961) – married George Frederick Bohannan

Charles B Shackford (1892-1939) – married Mildred Beatrice Leavitt



“J. FRED SHACKFORD,” The Reporter (North Conway, New Hampshire), 7 January 1909; digital images, Conway Public Library ( : accessed 20 April 2019).

“JESSE F. SHACKFORD,” The Reporter (North Conway, New Hampshire), 6 June 1940; digital images, Conway Public Library( : accessed 6 September 2019).

“J. FRED SHACKFORD,” The Reporter (North Conway, New Hampshire), 6 June 1940; digital images, Conway Public Library ( : accessed 20 April 2019).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920, , Jessee F Shackford m Edith M Beacham, 8 December 1885; database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 3 February 2015).

Obituary of Mrs Lucy Marie (Shackford) Davis (1850-1929) of Conway, New Hampshire (Blog 492)

MRS LUCY SHACKFORD DAVIS, The Reporter (North Conway, New Hampshire), 20 June 1929; digital images, LUCY SHACKFORD DAVIS
Nearly fourscore years ago a little
girl was welcomed to a home of love
and comfort near Conway village. It
would seem as if good faries smiled
upon her coming, for she was en-
dowed with talent, charm, intelligence
and health. The gift of making
friends and the power to hold them
fast were given her, and th eunder-
standing heart that could feel sympa-
thy and offer comfort. Friends clus-
tered around her and fortune gave its
benefits. Fewer griefs were hers
than usually fall to the lot of humans.
Her devoted family of children, grand-
children and husband was intact and
her interest in life unabated. Last
Thursday that singularly fortunate
and happy life was rounded out and
she went as each of us might hope
to go; without pain or suffering or
the dread of the inevitable which
must be always with the hopeless
invalid who is under sentence of death.
The little girl was the daughter of
Major Samuel Shackford and his wife,
Lydia Pendexter who lived on the
West Side on the farm now owned
and occupied by G. A. Taylor. When
the daughter, Lucy was a maiden in
her teens the family moved to Con-
way Village and occupied the place
which has veer since beeh home to the
lady whose mortal remains were car-
ried from there last Sunday by loving
hands and taken to their last resting
place in the family lot in the West
Side cemetery.
Fifty-three years ago when twenty-
five years of age Miss Shackford mar-
ried Frank W. Davis of Conway.
Three chidlren, Philip S., Ruth now
the wife of Dr. B. F Horne, and
Maidee, now Mrs. Glen Rich of Port-
land came to them. Eight grand-
children have shared the love and
interest of Mrs. Davis whose death
causes the first break in the family.
She was a charter member of the Con-
way Woman’s Club and has always
been much interested in its activities
and helpful in its work. She was a
regular attendant of the Congrega-
tional Church and aided its undertak-
ing; and was anxious for the general
good. Funeral services were held at
her home on Washington Street, Sun-
day afternoon and were conducted by
Rev. Alfred Hillman of Pembroke,
assisted by Rev. Charles Moorehouse of
Conway. The services were very
simple as her loved ones knew she
would have wished. A prayer was
said over the casket which was buried
in flowers and a poem “The Great
Adventure” writen by Mrs. Horne
was read by Mr. Hillman.
Her death occurred as she was a pre-
paring for a trip to Portland to visit
her son-in-law, Dr. B. F. Horne in the
Maine General Hospital. She was
found in her room unconscious and
died in a few moments.


“MRS LUCY SHACKFORD DAVIS,” The Reporter (North Conway, New Hampshire), 20 June 1929, page 8; digital images, Conway Public Library( : accessed 20 April 2019).

Mrs Edith (Beecham) Shackford of Conway, New Hampshire (1865-1937) (Blog 491)

Edith Beecham Shackford Mrs. Edith B. Shackford, The Reporter (North Conway, New Hampshire), 22 April 1937; digital images, Edith Shackford died Sunday
morning of pneumonia, after a ten
days’ illness. She was 71 years of
age and was born in Berwick, the
daughter of Charles and Belinda
Stillings Beecham. Fifty-two years
ago she married J. Fred Shackford of
Eaton and the couple came to Conway
where their home has been during
the whole of their married life. They
have a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Bohanan
of Glendale, Calif, and a son, Charles,
Shackford of Eaton.
For many years Mrs. Shackford
was closely associated with her hus-
band in the general store which they
conducted and later in the periodical
store which succeeded the larger enter-
Although not taking an active part
in the social life of the village, Mrs.
Shackford was well known to a wide
circle of friends, and was a familiar
figure in the community. She leaves
few near relatives as she had no
brothers or sisters. Besides her hus-
band and children she leaves one
granddaughter, Ruth Bohanan of
Glendale, California.
Funeral services at the Congrega-
tional Church at 2 p. m. with the
Rev. Charles Moorehouse in attend-
ance. The interment was in the vil-
lage cemetery.


“Mrs. Edith B. Shackford,” The Reporter (North Conway, New Hampshire), 22 April 1937; digital images, ( : accessed 19 April 2019).