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 (http-:conway.advantage-preservation.com

Mr. J. Fred Shackford, the mem-
ber from Conway, was born July 21,
1862, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Caleb
Shackford.
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
daughter.

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 (http-::conway.advantage-preservation.com - 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.

CHILDREN:

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

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

 

SOURCES:

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

“JESSE F. SHACKFORD,” The Reporter (North Conway, New Hampshire), 6 June 1940; digital images, Conway Public Library(http://conway.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 6 September 2019).

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

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

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