Sunday’s Obituary – Donna May (Shackford) (Brown) (Nole) Barber (1896-1965) (Blog 460)

We actually haven’t found an obituary for Donna May Shackford (my grand aunt) but since we recently obtained her death record and aren’t sure if an obituary exists, we thought we’d compile what we could find about her life.

Donna May Shackford, the daughter of Joseph Edward and Donna Lovilla (Evans) Shackford was born on April 11, 1896 in Syracuse, New York.  Donna was six when she attended her parent’s 15th anniversary and only twelve when her mother who had been ill for three years died in July 1908 of chronic obstruction of the bile duct.  The Syracuse Herald mentions that after her mother’s death, she spent a week at Skanteles Lake with the Huber family.

Donna May Shackford performs Piano CONCERT AT HOLY NAMES,The Rome Daily Sentinel, 28 April 1916; digital images, Fulton History
Rome Daily Sentinel, 28 Apr 1916

Donna attended Brighton School until she was fourteen, Syracuse Central High School where in 1912 she participated in a school production of “The Merchant of Venice.” and the Academy of Holy Names in Rome, New York where she won many awards and performed in multiple recitals and solos.

Donna is listed in her father’s Nov 1920 obituary as Mrs William J Brown but as of yet we have not found a marriage record or any information about William.  Our next record of Donna is found in the 1925 census in Buffalo, New York living at 23 Tenth Street with roomer Victor Nole – her occupation is housework and his is storekeeper.  According to the Buffalo Courier, a Victor A Nole of 64 Myrtle St and Donna M Shackford, 68 Prospect applied for a marriage license about a year later on 12 Feb 1926.  We haven’t found a marriage record yet but find Victor A and Donna in multiple Buffalo city directories over the next years. We also find Victor listed in multiple news stories related to illegally selling liquor, car accidents, and driving without an operator’s permit.

We believe that Donna and Victor divorced on June 18, 1947 based on his second marriage application.  The Buffalo Courier lists that she and Oscar James Barber who both listed the address of 25 Olsen applied for a marriage license on July 15, 1947.  While we can’t find a marriage record, we find them listed together in multiple Buffalo directories where they continued to live at 25 Olsen.

Donna and Oscar moved to Los Angeles around 1963 where they lived at 421 South Chapel in Alhambra, California.  She died two years later on February 23, 1965 of arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease at the age of 68 and was buried at the Resurrection Cemetery on Feb 27, 1965.

Unfortunately the research we’ve done doesn’t tell us much about Donna other than her musical skills but perhaps it will help someone someday know a bit more about her.  We’ll keep looking for an obituary and any additional articles that tell us more.  We haven’t found any source information regarding that marriage at this time but since the marriage records for Erie are not easily available, we’re not ruling out another marriage.

Here’s a copy of Donna’s death record

Death Record Donna May Shackford Barber

 

STATE OF CALIFORNIA

CERTIFICATION OF VITAL RECORDSTATE OF CALIFORNIA

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

State File Number 65-027003 CERTIFICATE OF DEATH DISTRICT AND 7001 CERTIFICAT NUMBER 7871

1a NAME OF DECEASED – FIRST NAME Donna MIDDLE NAME May LAST NAME Barber

2a DATE OF DEATH February 23, 1965 2D HOUR 7:45 P M

3 SEX Female 4 COLOR OR RACE Cauc.  5 BIRTHPLACE New York 6 DATE OF BIRTH April 11, 1896 7 AGE 68

8 NAME AND BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Joseph Shackford, Unknown 9 MAIDEN NAME AND BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Donna Evans, Unknown, 10 CITIZEN OF WHAT COUNTRY USA  11 SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER 066-12-2426

12 LAST OCCUPATION Housewife 13 NUMBER OF YEARS IN THIS OCCUPATION 46  14 NAME OF LAST EMPLOYING COMPANY Own Home

16 DECEASED WAS EVER IN U S ARMED FORCES No 17 SPECIFY MARRIAGE Married  16 a NAME OF PRESENT SPOUSE Oscar J. Barber 18s PRESENT OR LAST OCCUPATION OF SPOUSE Maintenance Man

19c STREET ADDRESS 421 S. Chapel Avenue

19c CITY OR TOWN Alhambra 19s COUNTY Los Angeles 19c LENGTH OF STAY IN COUNTY OF DEATH 2 YEARS 19F LENGHT OF STAY IN CALIFORNIA 2 YEARS

20a LAST USUAL ADDRESS 421 So. Chapel Avenue 20s IF CITY CORPORATE LIMITS X 21a NAME OF INFORMANT Oscar J. Barber

20c CITY OR TOWN Alhambra 20S COUNTY Los Angeles 20c STATE CALIFORNIA 21s ADDRESS OF INFORMANT 421 S. Chapel Avenue

PHYSICIAN OR CORONER’S CERTIFICATION  22 PHYSICIANS Theo J. Carpenter???  MD CORONER

S Baras In MD Sep Med Exam

22a CORONER Investigation                                   22 ADDRESS Los Angeles Hall of Justice Feb 29 1965

FUNERAL DIRECTOR AND LOCAL REGISTRAR

23 Burial 24 DATE 2-27-65 25 NAME OF CEMETERY Resurrection Cemetery Signature Allison Moore 3256

27 NAME OF FUNERAL DIRECTOR Mater Mortuary Alhambra, Calif.  DATE Feb 25, 1965

30 CAUSE OF DEATH Arteriosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

33 AUTOPSY Autopsy

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SOURCES:

1900 United States Federal Census, , Syracuse City, Ward 19, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District 161, Supervisor’s District 12, Sheet No 6, B, House No 210, Dwelling 121 (corrected), Family 128, Joseph Shackford head; digital images, (: accessed 14 August 2013).

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)

1925 New York State Census, Erie County, population schedule, Buffalo, page 46, Donna M Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ).

“CONCERT AT HOLY NAMES,” The Rome Daily Sentinel (Rome, New York), 28 April 1916; digital images, Fulton History (http://fultonhistory.com/ : accessed 12 January 2014).

Donna May Barber, death certificate Certificate Number 7871 (23 February 1965), State of California, Department of Public Health, Sacremento, California.

“THE ACADEMY OF THE HOLY NAMES RECEIVES A REPORT OF THE REGENTS ON MUSIC THE SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS,” The Rome Daily Sentinel (Rome, New York), 15 August 1914; digital images, Fulton History (http://fultonhistory.com/ : accessed 9 December 2017).

“FOR ANNIVERSARIES.,” The Syracuse Journal, 25 October 1902; Fulton History (http://www.fultonhistory.com : accessed 24 January 2014).

“Marriage Licenses,” Buffalo Courier (Buffalo, New York), 12 February 1926; digital images, Fulton History (http://fultonhistory.com/ : accessed 30 October 2017).

Pennslyvania, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950, , Victor A Nole, ; digital images of short records, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 30 October 2017).

Sixtieth and Sixty-First Annual Reports of the Department of Public Instruction of the City of Syracuse for the years Ending July 31, 1908-1909 (Syracuse, New York: Single Press, 1909), page 81-86; digital images, HathiTrust (https://babel.hathitrust.org : accessed 10 December 2017.

“Students Present Play,” Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, New York), 13 January 1912; FultonHistory (www.fultonhistory.com : accessed 9 December 2017).

The Syracuse Herald (Syracuse, New York), 9 August 1908; digital images, FultonHistory (http://fultonhistory.com : accessed 24 January 2014).

The Utica Sunday Tribune (Utica, New York), 31 January 1915; ditial images, FultonHistory (www.fultonhistory.com : accessed 9 December 2017).

“U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995,” database, Ancestry.com (www/ancestry.com : accessed 9 December 2017), Oscar J Barber; Buffalo Directory, 1951.

“U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995,” database, Ancestry.com (www/ancestry.com : accessed 30 October 2017), Victor A Nole; Buffalo Directory, 1932.

“U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995,” database, Ancestry.com (www/ancestry.com : accessed 30 October 2017), Victor Nole; Buffalo Directory, 1942.

“U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007,” database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 October 2017), Donna M Barber.

“VITAL STATISTICS,” Buffalo Courier-Express (Buffalo, New York), 16 July 1947; digital images, Fulton History (http://fultonhistory.com/ : accessed 7 December 2017).

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Updated 12/11/2017 title and section to add that Donna was listed as Mrs William J Brown in her father’s obituary.

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Military Monday – Emma (Robbins) (Cogswell) Shackford Receives Widow’s Pension (Blog 459)

Emma Frances Robbins, the daughter of Wells and Emma Baldwin (Youngsman) Robbins was born December 1843 in Antrim, New Hampshire.  She married Joseph Henry Lyman Cogswell. on October 18, 1861 at the young age of 17.  Her husband had enlisted  in Company I of the New Hampshire 7th Infantry.  Joseph died of pneumonia only three months later on January 4, 1862 while serving in the 7th Infantry.

About three years later, on February 12, 1865, Emma married Byron W Shackford the son of Edrick and Caroline (Huntoon) Shackford. Byron, a blacksmith died six months later on Sept 19, 1865 of typhoid fever leaving Emma, a widow at the age of 21.

After the death of her second husband, Emma who had been living in Canaan moved to Concord where she worked as domestic servant and housekeeper for Daniel C Allen’s household.  While living in this household she applied for and was granted a pension as the Army widow of Joseph H L Cogswell.  She was paid at the rate of 16, then 20, 25, and 30 during the last year of her life.

Pension Emma F Robbins Cogswell Shackford

Name Cogswell [crossed out, jsp] Shackford Emma F
Certificate No 12255 ARMY WIDOW Law: Civil War
Name of Solder Joseph H L Cogswell
Service Pri 27″ N H Vol Inf
Class Rate 16 Date of Commencement 16 May 1901 Date of Certificate 3 May 1902
Act of March 3, 1901
Class Inc 20 Sept 8 1918 Date of Certificate Sept 27 1916
Class Inc 25 Oct 6, 1917
Inc 30 May 1, 1920
Transferred from CONCORD
Died April 9/21 Bureau notified Jul 23 1921
Former Roll No 1091 Oct 3, 1918

Emma remained in Concord until 1920 when she moved to Lyme where she died at the age of 77 on April 12, 1921 of arteriosclerosis and bronchitis’s.  She was buried in Dorchester.

SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Cenus, Grafton County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Dorchester, page 235, dwelling 1708, family 1803, Wells Robbins; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 5 November 2017).

1860 United States Federal Census, Grafton County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Dorchester, Page No 86, dwelling 705, family 686, Wells Robbins; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 5 November 2017).

1870 United States Federal Census, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Concord, dwelling 60, family 80, Frances Shackford in home of Daniel Allen; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 5 November 2017).

1880 United States Federal Census, Merrimack County, population schedule, Concord, enumeration district (ED) 169, Page No 11, dwelling 85, family 120, Emma F Shackford in home of Daniel C Allen; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 4 November 2017).

1900 United States Federal Census, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Concord, enumeration district (ED) 152, Sheet No 15, dwelling 339, family 378, Emma F Shackford in home of Daniel C Allen; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 5 November 2017).

1910 United States Federal Census, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Concord, 194, dwelling 39, family 58, Emma F Shackford in home of Daniel C Allen; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 5 November 2017).

1920 United States Federal Census, Grafton County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Lyme, enumeration district (ED) 58, Sheet No 4, dwelling 88, family 91, Emma F Shackford boarder in home of Ezra B Alden; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 5 November 2017).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FSVP-QB4, Emma Robins Shackford, 9 April 1921; index and digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 20 May 2013).

New Hampshire, Death and Disinterment Records, 1754-1947, , Joseph H L Cogswell, 4 January 1862; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 November 2017); New England Historical Genealogical Society. Citing New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records, Concord, New Hampshire.

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Death Records, 1654-1947, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FSLH-XZK, Byron W Shackford, 19 September 1865; digital images, FamilySearch, New Hampshire, Death Records, 1654-1947 (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 28 May 2014).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947, , Byron W. Shackford and Emma F. Cogswell, 23 February 1865; index and images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 21 December 2015).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947, , Joseph H. L Cogswell and Emma F. Robbins, 18 October 1861; index and images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 21 December 2015).

“United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933,” digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1832324 : accessed 18 September 2013), Emma F Cogswell Shackford (Robins); citing Pension Payment Cards, Bureau of Pensions and Veterans Administration, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C..

Military Monday – Mrs Abby Augusta (Hill) Meserve References Samuel Shackford’s Service as Basis of Her Daughters of the American Revolution Application (Blog 458)

Abby Augusta Hill, the daughter of Levi Gerrish and Abigail  Burnham (Shackford) Hill was born August 16, 1842 in Somersworth, New Hampshire.  She lived with her parents until her marriage to Major William Neal Meserve on November 30, 1864.

William served another term in the military from  December 14, 1864 to June 17, 1865 and then the new family lived in Roxbury, Massachusetts with William’s father Isaac in 1865.  He must have needed time to rest as he had served at the Battles of South Mountain, Antietam, Sulphur Springs, Fredericksburg, Vicksburg, Jackson, Campbell’s Sta., Knoxville, Spottslyvania, North Anna, Cold Harbor, Petersburgh, Weldon R. R., and Peebles Farm.  They moved to Norfolk, Virginia before 1870 where William worked as a dentist.  He then pursued the ministry obtaining a degree from the Theological Institute and was ordained in 1874 in Santa Cruz, California.  He lived in Oakland, Antioch, Philadelphia and Durango before the family settled in Litchfield, Connecticut in 1880 where William worked as a clergyman.

By 1881 the family was in Durango, Colorado and in June 1885 William moved the family to El Paso, Colorado.  Sometime thereafter William abandoned the family and moved to California alone.

Abby remained in Colorado and around 1897 applied for and was accepted into the Daughters of the American Revolution as member 21103.

DAR Lineage Mrs Abby Hill Meserve Dolliver Louise Pearsons, Historian General, Lineage Book National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Vol XXII. 21001-22000 1897 (Wash

MRS. ABBY HILL MESERVE. 21103
Born in Somersetworth, New Hampshire [should probably be Somersworth, New Hampshire, jsp]
Wife of Maj. William Neal Meserve.
Descendant of Capt. Samuel Shackford and of Solomon
Buzell, of New Hampshire.
Daughter of Levi Gerrish Hill, A. M., M. D., and Abigail Burn-
ham Shackford, his wife.
Granddaughter of Andrew Neal Hill and Sallie Leighton, his wife;
Samuel Shackford and Nancy Buzell, his wife.
Gr.-granddaughter of Samuel Shackford, Jr., and Nancy Walker, his
wife; Solomon Buzell and Elizabeth Burnham, his wife.
Gr.-gr-grandaughter of Samuel Shackford and Mary Elizabeth
Marshall King, his wife.
Samuel Shackford (1728-1812), served in the Rhode Is-
land and Burgoyne campaignes. He was born in Newington;
died in Portsmouth, N.H.
Solomon Buzell, (1761-1812), served in the Rhode Island
campaign, 1778. He died in Northwood, N.H.
Also Nos. 14175, 15093, 19352

In 1900, Abby was living in Grand Junction, Colorado with her son Richard and a cousin, Mary Kingsley Shackford. She remained in Grand Junction until her death due to pneumonia at the age of 70 on December 21, 1912.  She was buried with her parents in the Pine Hill Cemetery in Dover, New Hampshire.   Her husband William Neal Meserve who had moved to California around 1886 died in  San Diego and was buried there in the Mount Hope Cemetery

CHILDREN:

Frederick Hill Meserve (1865-1962) – dry goods, textile manufacturing, collector of civil war photographs, married Edith Turner

William Curtis Meserve (1868-1950) – married Olive A Dodgion

Richard Earle Meserve (1871-1953) – mechanical engineer, married Lola Eudora

John Shackford Meserve (1873-1955) – physician,  married Edith Johnson Connor

Philip French Meserve (1876-????) – believe he died young

All posts on this website are a work in progress.  We’d love to learn of any corrections or additions to the information shared.  Also we’d love it if  you’d like the post here or at http://www.facebook.com/shackfordgenealogy) as that helps share the post with others. Thanks!

Note:  Information found in these older Lineage Books is not necessarily sufficient proof to use for a descendent’s application for acceptance into the Daughters of the American Revolution – a future DAR applicant may also need to provide additional information proving their descendent relationships.

SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, Strafford County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Dover, page 109 (penned), 55 (stamped), dwelling 567, family number 857, Levi G Hill; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 November 2015).

1860 United States Federal Census, Strafford County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Ward 3, Dover City, Page No 103, dwelling 542, family 835, Levi G Hill; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 November 2015).

1865 Massachusetts State Census, Norfolk County, population schedule, Roxbury, dwelling 105, family 117, Isaac H Meserve; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 October 2017).

1870 United States Federal Census, Norfolk County, Virginia, population schedule, Norfolk, Page No 25, dwelling 171, family 226, Wm N Meserve; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 October 2017).

1880 United States Federal Census, Litchfield, County, Connecticut, population schedule, Harwinton, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 28, Page No 1, dwelling 3, family 3, Wm N Meserve; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 August 2015).

1885 Colorado State Census, El Paso, population schedule, , William Meserve; digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 October 2017)

1900 United States Federal Census, Mesa County, Colorado, population schedule, Grand Junction, enumeration district (ED) 74, Sheet No 7A, dwelling 182, family 163, Abby H Meserve; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 October 2017).

1910 United States Federal Census, Mesa County, Colorado, population schedule, Grand Junction, enumeration district (ED) 94, Sheet 5A, dwelling 91 family 97; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 October 2017).

Dolliver Louise Pearsons, Historian General, Lineage Book National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Vol XXII. 21001-22000 1897 (Washington, D.C.: 1906), page 37; digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com :

Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States San Francisco (San Francisco: 20 November 1895), Meeting Agenda Nov 20, 1895; digital images, HathiTrust (https://babel.hathitrust.org : accessed 23 October 2017.

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947, , Wm. N. Meserve and Abbie A. Hill, 30 November 1864; index and images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 11 August 2015).

“North American Cemetery Transcriptions from NEHGS Manuscripts, 1642-1977: NH, Strafford: Dover-Pine Hill,” digital images, AmericanAncestors (https://www.americanancestors.org : accessed 13 September 2017), Buckleys buried in Pine Hill (no 1074, p, 256).

Note:  Update re proper spelling of Somersworth NH thanks to a suggestion by Janice at Genealogy Bloggers on 1 Nov 2017.

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Sunday’s Obituary – George Shackford of East Boston (1818-1888) “Life’s Contract Fulfilled” (Blog 457)

We love the title of George Shackford’s obituary – “LIFE’S CONTRACT FILLED”

George Shackford, the seventh child of Samuel and Hannah (Currier) Shackford was born on August 6, 1818 in Chester, New Hampshire.  When he was 23, his father died and left him $1 as a token of remembrance – the homestead in Chester given to George’s older brother Jonathan.

According to William Cutter’s Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs relating to the Families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Volume 4, George moved to Boston at a young age beginning his profession as a wharf and bridge builder.  We find him in Boston by 1845 living at 7 Gouch St.  He was listed as wharf builder at the age of 33 on April 13, 1853 when he married Rutha Elizabeth Crosby, the daughter of Alonzo and Rutha (Bemis) Crosby.  The next year, he and his brother Richard were formally authorized to build a wharf in East Boston.  According to Cutter he was responsible for repairing wharfs along Atlantic Avenue in Boston and in East Boston and rebuilt the Meridian Street Bridge in Chelsea.  George continued with his occupation of wharf building and bridge contractor living at 98 Decatur, Boston, 69 Saratoga St, and eventually 76 Saratoga St where he died.  George died of complications of Bright’s Disease in Boston at the age of 70 on December 30, 1888. This obituary was published in the Boston Globe the next day:

Obituary George Shackford 1818-1888 Boston Daily Globe December 31, 1889
Boston Daily Globe, 31 Dec 1888

LIFE’S CONTRACT FILLED

Death of George Shackford of East Boston

George Shackford, one of the oldest and
most prominent citizens of East Boston,
died at his home, 76 Saratoga street, yester-
day after a lingering illness, of
Bright’s disease. Mr. Shackford was 70
years of age and resided nearly all his life
in East Boston. He carried on a very suc-
cessful business as a bridge contractor until
two years ago when he was stricken down
with the disease which caused his death.
He was a most interesting companion and
was universally respected. The date of the
funeral has not yet been settled upon. Mr
Shackford leaves a widow, one son and a
daughter, both of whom are married and
reside in East Boston.

George’s wife Rutha died at the age of 84 on June 13, 1914 in Boston.  They were both buried at the Mt Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.

CHILDREN:

George Alonzo Shackford (1854-1942) – worked with his father in the bridge and wharf building business – married  Mary Pinkham and Alice Blaker Pote.

Hannah Elizabeth Shackford (1856-1907) – married William G Grady

All posts on this website are a work in progress.  We’d love to learn of any corrections or additions to the information shared.  Also we’d love it if  you’d like the post here or at http://www.facebook.com/shackfordgenealogy) as that helps share the post with others. Thanks!

SOURCES:

Cutter William Richard, A. M , editor, Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs relating to the Families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Volume 4 (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1908), page 1804; digital images, Google E-Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 13 September 2013.

“LIFE’S CONTRACT FILLED Death of George Shackford of East Boston,” Boston Daily Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), 31 December 1888; digital images, Access Newspaper Archives (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 19 September 2017).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915, , George Shackford m Ruth E Crosby, 13 April 1853; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 31 March 2014).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, DEATHS REGISTERED in the City of Boston for the Year eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, page 438, George Shackford, death, 30 December 1888; digital images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 11 August 2013).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, , Rutha E Shackford, 13 June 1914; digital images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 15 August 2015).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Birth Records, 1659-1900, , George Shackford, 6 August 1818; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 September 2013); “New Hampshire, Birth Records, through 1900.” Online index and digital images. New England Historical Genealogical Society. Citing New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records, Concord, New Hampshire.

Secretary of the Commonwealth, Acts and Resolves Passed By the General Court of Massachusetts in the Year 1854 Together With the Rolls and Messages (Boston: William White, Printer to the State, n.d.), Page 81; 1854, Google eBooks (http://books.google.com : accessed 12 July 2017.

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Treasure Chest Thursday – Bartlett Chauncy Shackford’s Marriage Record (Blog 456)

In Nov 2015 we could not find a marriage record for Bartlett Chauncey Shackford and Rose Winchester Karnan and wrote a blog about using a source from Bartlett’s College Directory to determine their marriage date.  Last week through Randy Seaver’s Oct 2, 2017 post titled “Mining the “Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920″ Collection on FamilySearch” we discovered that this marriage record for Bartlett had been added to Family Search.  From this source we see the names of their parents:  Charles Chauncy and Flora A (Wood) Shackford and Robert W and Harriet (Winchester) Karnan.  We also learn where Bartlett and Rose lived at the time of their marriage, learn that they were married at her house at 48 Birch St, Roslindale, Mass.  We also discovered that she was working as a School teacher at the time of their marriage and that he was a physician.  Here’s a copy of the marriage Record.

Marriage Record Bartlett Chauncey Shackford Rose Winchester Karnan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE

1 PLACE OF MARRIAGE City or Town Boston, Mass 2 Date of Marriage August 5, 1919 Registered No 220 Intention No 216

GROOM

3 FULL NAME Bartlett Chauncy Shackford

4 AGE AT LAST BIRTHDAY  24 5 COLOR White

6 RESIDENCE AT TIME OF MARRIAGE 74 Bennington St, Newton, Mass

7 NUMBER OF MARRIAGE 1st 8 SINGLE, WIDOWED, OR DIVORCED Single

9 OCCUPATION Physician

10 BIRTHPLACE Hyde Park, Mass.

11 NAME OF FATHER Charles C.

12 MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Flora A. Wood

BRIDE

13 FULL NAME Rose Winchester Karnan

14 AGE AT LAST BIRTHDAY 23 15 COLOR White

16 RESIDENCE AT TIME OF MARRIAGE 48 Birch St., (Roslindale) Boston, Mass.

17 NUMBER OF MARRIAGE 1st

18 SINGLE, WIDOWED, OR DIVORCED Single

19 OCCUPATION School teacher.

20 BIRTHPLACE Cambridge, Mass.

21 NAME OF FATHER Robert W.

22 MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Henrietta Winchester

23 THE INTENTION OF MARRIAGE by the above-named persons was duly entered by me in the records of the City of Newton according to law, this 18th day of July 1919.

Certificate issued July 23, 1919, by Frank M Grant

24 I HEREBY CERTIFY that I joined the above-named persons in marriage at No 48 Birch St., 23 Ward Boston on August 5 1919.

Name Charles Wesley Casson Official station Clergyman

Residence No 21, Tappan St, City of Boston

Residence, St, and No, 48 Birch St Roslindale, Mass, Occupation School Teacher

Birthplace, City, or Town, Cambridge, Mass

Father’s Name, Robert Wilson Karnan

Mother’s Maiden Name Henrietta Winchester

I, Rose Winchester Karnan being one of the parties to the foregoing notice of intention, do hereby declare under oath to the truth of all the statements therein, whereof I could have knowledge, and also declare under oath that there are no legal impediments to this intended marriage.  Rose W Karnan

Middlesex, s.s. July 18, 1919

I hereby certify that the above named subscribed to the foregoing statement in my presence, and that -he made oath to the truth of the statements and further made oath that there are no legal impediments to this intended marriage

Gertrude M B??? City Clerk

CHILDREN:

Winchester Bartlett Shackford (1923-1998)

All posts on this website are a work in progress.  We’d love to learn of any corrections or additions to the information shared.  Also we’d love it if  you’d like the post here or at http://www.facebook.com/shackfordgenealogy) as that helps share the post with others. Thanks!

SOURCES:

Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841-1920, , Bartlett Chauncey Shackford m Rose Winchester, 5 August 1919; images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 19 October 2017).

Parkes Joanne Shackford, “Wednesday Wedding – Finding An Exact Marriage Date for Bartlett Chauncy Shackford and Rose Winchester Karnan in a College Directory (Blog 286),” Parkes, Joanne Shackford, SHACKFORD Family History Blog 286, 4 November 2015 (http://shackfordgenealogy.weebly.com/shackford-blog/wednesday-wedding-finding-an-exact-marriage-date-for-bartlett-chauncy-shackford-and-rose-winchester-karnan-in-a-college-directory-blog-286 : accessed 6 November 2015).

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Sunday’s Obituary – Benjamin Franklin Shackford (1835-1879), painter, upholster, musician (Blog 455)

Benjamin Franklin Shackford, the son of William and Sarah (Dearborn) Shackford was born in 1835 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  His father must have died before 1850 as he and his siblings Nathaniel and Edwin were supporting his mother Sarah in Portsmouth by working as a clerk, shoemaker, and chairmaker respectively.  By 1855 he was living with his brother Edwin in Boston and the next year he was boarding at 49 South Margin working as a painter.

Benjamin married Grace Grizzela Watson, the daughter of John B Watson on June 28, 1860. They lived in Boston at 17 Auburn and 46 Tileston where he was living and working as a painter when he was included on a draft registration list ,  By 1870 he was living in Chelsea, Massachusetts working as an upholsterer and moved to 125 Division Street.

While we haven’t found that he served in the military, we know that in 1876 he performed for the Grand Army Quartette.

Benjamin was only 44 when he died of heart disease on May 20, 1879.   He had at least three obituaries, one in the Fitchburg Daily Sentinel, one in the Boston Post, and a short notice in the Boston Daily Globe.  From the Fitchburg Daily Sentinel, we learn that he had been working as a steward and a clerk at the Appleton Arms at D. A. Putnum, a hotel agency and performed for the Cynthias Quartette. We believe he also played for the Mystic Quartet because a miniature wooden chair with an inscription “B Franklin Shackford Mystic Quartette Boston 1858 was being sold online years ago.”

Benjamin’s wife Grace was only 37 when she became a widow responsible for raising five children.  By 1900 she was living with son Harry,  She  died on Dec 30, 1915 in Everett at the age of 73

Obituary Benjamin F Shackford Boston Post May 21, 1879

Sudden Death.

At 7:30 o’clock on Tuesday evening, as the Chelsea
ferry-beat Delaware was nearing the Boston slip, a
commotion was caused among the passengers by an
unknown man who suddenly dropped upon the cabin
floor. He was taken into the waiting room at the
ferry, where he died in about fifteen minutes. He
was identified as Benjamin F. Shackford, aged 40
years, and upholsterer by trade, living at No. 152
Division street Chelsea. The body was taken to
Station Eight and Medical Examiner Harris called
who pronounced it a case of heart disease.

CHILDREN:

William Bell Shackford (1860-1922) – married Hannah F Haley and Mary Eliza Howe, worked as a driver and clerk for the grocery store Cobb, Bates, Yerxa

Julie Mae Shackford (1863-1878) – died at age 15

Frederick Stowe Shackford (1866-1945) – married Jessie Ann MacQuillon, worked as a watchman for a department store

Stillborn Shackford (1869-1869)

Harry Willard Shackford (1870-1926) – married Alice Maud Ordway, worked as a bakery as a teamster

Lillian Augusta Shackford (1874-aft 1931) – married William Greenfield Phillips

Alice Baldwin Shackford (1876-aft 1930) – married William F Pickard

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SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Portsmouth, page 179 (penned), 90 (stamped), dwelling [unclear]. family 1402, Sarah Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 29 July 2014).

1855 Massachusetts State Census, Suffolk County, population schedule, Boston, Edwin Shackford; digital images, Family Search (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 29 July 2014).

1860 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Boston, Page No 150, dwelling 321, family 1196, Benjamin F Shackford in home of John L Drew; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 September 2017).

1870 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Chelsea, dwelling 1488, family 1640, Benj J Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 19 June 2017).

1880 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population census, Chelsea, enumeration district (ED) 787, Page No 40, dwelling 306, family no 436, Grace Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 June 2017).

1900 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Revere, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 1576, Sheet No 19A, 16 Page St, dwelling 326, family 362???, Harry W Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 1 February 2016).

“DIED.,” Boston Daily Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), 22 May 1879, Benjamin F Shackford; digital images, ProQuest Obituaries (http://obituaries.proquest.com : accessed 10 December 2014).

“Grand Army Entertainment,” Cambridge Chronicle (Cambridge, Massachusetts), 15 April 1876; digital images, Cambridge Public Library (http://cambridge.dlconsulting.com : accessed 10 September 2017).

“Massachusetts City Directories,” digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry : accessed 10 September 2017), Benjamin F Shackford.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915, , Benjamin F Shackford m Grace G Watson, 28 June 1860; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 30 March 2014).

“New Ipswich,” Fitchburg Daily Sentinel (Fitchburg, Massachusetts), 12 June 1879; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 6 January 2015).

“Sudden Death,” Boston Post (Boston, Massachusetts), 21 May 1879; digital images, Access Newspaper Archive (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 20 June 2017).

“U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865,” digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 September 2017), B T Shackford

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Sunday’s Obituary – Lydia A (Shackford) Buck (1832-1892) born in Alfred, Maine (Blog 454)

Obituary Lydia A. Buck, Cambridge Chronicle (Cambridge, Massachusetts), 9 January 1892
Cambridge Chronicle, 9 Jan 1892

Lydia A. Buck.

Lydia A. Buck, wife of Abijah R. Buck,
clerk of the Wood Memorial Church, died
at the her home, 180 Windsor street, Cam-
bridge, Tuesday. Mrs. Buck had been
an invalid for twenty years, and death
has ended a life of long suffering. She
bore her affliction with remarkable for-
titude and patience, and loved her family
dearly. A husband, son and daughter
survive her. The funeral was held Thurs-
day afternoon at her residence. Rev.
Isaiah W. Sneath of the Wood Memorial
Church conducted the service. The burial
was private.

Lydia, the daughter of Noah and Hannah (Smith) Shackford was born about 1829 in Alfred, Maine.  In 1850 we find her in Alfred with her father Noah, his second wife Bethulah and siblings Japhet, Abigail, William K, Bethular J, and Stephen S. When the 1860 census was taken in September, she was living at home in Alfred, Maine with her father, Noah, stepmother, and siblings William and Bethular next to brother Japhet but on September 13, 1860 she married Abijah R Buck, a machinist in Boston, Massachusetts.

The family was in Boston in 1865 but moved to Cambridge by 1870 where they settled on Winsor Street where Abijah continued his profession as a machinist and they raised two children.

Lydia died on January 5, 1892 in Cambridge from exhaustion from pneumonia at the age of 63. Lydia’s husband Abijah remained in Cambridge until his death at age 74 on September 22, 1908.  We’re thankful for this obituary which gives us a bit more information about Lydia’s life than we can gather from the vital records we’ve found.

CHILDREN:

Fred Maye Buck (1863-1900) – worked as a machinist, married Lillian E Merrill

Mary Lucille Buck (1868-1900) – single

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SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Alfred, page 392, dwelling 118, page 128, Noah Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 December 2013).

1860 US Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Alfred, Page No 1, dwelling 7, family 7, Noah Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 August 2017).

1865 Massachusetts census, Suffolk County, population schedule, Boston, dwelling 1382, family 2408, Abijah R Buck; digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MQHD-MH9 : accessed 30 August 2017).

1870 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Cambridge, Page No 47, dwelling 351, family 377, Abijah R Buck; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 August 2017).

1880 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Cambridge, enumeration district (ED) 431, Page 1, dwelling 8, family 11, Abijah R Buck; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 August 2017).

“Lydia A. Buck,” Cambridge Chronicle (Cambridge, Massachusetts), 9 January 1892; digital images, Cambridge Public Library (http://cambridge.dlconsulting.com : accessed 30 August 2017).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, DEATHS REGISTERED in the City of Cambridge for the Year eighteen hundred and ninety-two, page 100, Lydia A Shackford w. of Abijah R Buck, death, 5 January 1892; digital images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 11 August 2013).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915, , Abijah B Buck m Lydia A Shackford, 13 September 1860; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 30 August 2017).

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