Wedding Wednesday – Stephen Frank Shackford marries Ada Louise Smith March 21, 1878 in Eaton, NH (Blog 426)

Stephen Frank Shackford who sometimes went by Stephen and other times by Frank was the son of Bradley and Hannah B (Shackford) Shackford.  He was born in Eaton, New Hampshire on April 23, 1855 and we find him with his parents in Eaton in the 1860 and 1870 censuses.

On March 21, 1878 when Stephen was 22 he married Ada Louise Smith.  While his parents were listed on the back page of the marriage record, the marriage record does not list any information about her parents, just that her place of birth was Parsonfield but other records list her birth location as Belfast, ME.  Since Smith is such common name, it’s difficult to learn more about Ada’s ancestry.

Marriage Record Stephen F Shackford m Ada S SmithGroom Stephen F Shackford
Bride Ada S Smith
Residence of Groom Eaton
Residence of Bride Parsonfield, Me.
Color of Groom White
Color of Bride White
Occupation of Groom Farmer
No of Marriage of Groom 1st
No of Marriage of Bride 1st
By whom Married Jos E Perlsine
Residence Eaton
Official Station Just
Date of Marriage March 21, 1878
Place Eaton
Reported from Eaton, N.H.
GROOM’S FATHER AND MOTHER
Father’s Name Bradley Shackford
Father’s Residence Eaton
Father’s Color White
Mother’s Name Hannah B Shackford
Mother’s Residence Eaton
Mother’s Color White
BRIDE’S FATHER AND MOTHER
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Certified by Irving A Watson, Registrar of Vital Statistics

We find the newly married couple in 1880 in Porter Maine – Stephen is working as a laborer and they have a two year old son Eugene.  Thanks to another Shackford family history researcher, we’re aware that Stephen made many small land transactions during the next 15 years.  We have not found him in the 1900 census but do find him listed as a farmer in the 1905 Kennebunk and Wells Town Register with an occupation of farmer. He is not listed in the 1910 census but from city directories we find him in many cities with many different occupations Manchester, Salem, gardener; Beverly; Sanford, shoemaker;  Kennebunkport.  In 1920 we find stephen in Kennebunkport working as a farm laborer living with Ada and their daughter Gladys who was 18 at the time.

Frank’s wife Ada died in Canal Point, Florida on December 8, 1925 and was buried in Hope Cemetery in Kennebunk, Maine.  It is from these death records that we find her birth date listed as March 24, 1859.   She had given birth to fourteen children!

Frank died in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire on May 25, 1932 of myocarditis  – his death record says that he he had lived there the last 15 years.

CHILDREN:

Eugene Delmont Shackford (1878-1952)

Addie May Shackford (1880-????)

Bertha G Shackford (1882-1935)

Harry Lemman Shackford (1884-1953)

Frank O Shackford (1887-1909)

Walter Raymond Shackford (1889-1965)

Ada Shackford (1891-1891)

Archie A Shackford (1893-????)

Mildred Myrtle Eldora Shackford (1894-????)

Ethel Louise Shackford (1896-1981)

Nellie Lena Shackford (1898-1975)

Roland Alfred Shackford (1901-1961) – WWI veteran

Gladys Stella Shackford (1901-1953)

Unknown Shackford (1903-????) –

We have more research to do on this Shackford family – researching them has been a bit difficult because many documents seem to contradict each other, probably because the information was not known and they did the best they could to fill in the blanks in forms. Many of Stephen’s children have multiple marriages making it difficult to track the women.  Also we want to find the original sources and analyze the specifics regarding Stephen and Ada’s land purchases as some have to do with sales of family land which may help us understand more about the family history.

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:

1860 United States Federal Census, Carroll County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Eaton, page no 65, dwelling 501, family 693, Bradley Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 September 2013).

1870 United States Federal Census, Carroll County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Eaton, Page No 15 (penned), 288 (stamped), dwelling 113, family 120, Bradley Shackford; digital image, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 1 February 2015).

1880 United States Federal Census, Oxford County, Maine, population schedule, Porter, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 136, Page No 21, dwelling 203, family 215, Stephen Shackford; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 May 2015).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 16 July 2014), Ada L Smith Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 121154535

Mitchell Holt and Lawton, compilers, The Town Register Kennebunk and Wells 1905 (Brunswick, Maine: The H. E> Mitchell Co, 1905), page 56; digital, Google Books (https://play.google.com/books : accessed 28 November 2016

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Death Records 1654-1947, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FSLH-XZW, Ada Shackford, 30 September 1891; digital images, FamilySearch, New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947 (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 31 May 2014).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FSVP-QB8, Frank Stevens Shackford, 25 May 1932; index and digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 20 May 2013).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947, , Stephen F Shackford m Ada S Smith, 21 March 1878; index and images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 12 April 2017).

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Wedding Wednesday – Gladys Stella Shackford of Kennebunkport marries Harry G Smith in 1920 (Blog 389)

Gladys Stella Shackford, the daughter of Stephen Frank and Ada (Smith) Shackford) was born about 1902 in Maine.  We find her with many of her siblings in the 1905 Kennebunk Town Register and in the 1920 census which was enumerated on January 28, 1920.

On March 27, 1920 Gladys married Harry G Smith – the marriage was announced in the Biddeford Journal.  We believe that the Mrs Campbell mentioned in the wedding announcement was Nellie Lena (Shackford) Campbell.

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Biddeford Journal 29 Mar 1920

Harry G. Smith of Limerick and
Gladys S. Shackford of Kennebunk-
port were united in marriage at the
First Baptist parsonage, late Satur-
day afternoon. The double ring ser-
vice was used and the couple were at-
tended by Mrs. Campbell, sister of
the bride.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith will reside in
Kennebunkport.

 

We haven’t found birth records but believe Harry and Gladys had a daughter, Doris Smith and a son.  We’re not certain what happened to Harry but believe that before 1930 Gladys had a son with the last name Libby.

Gladys then married George Elliot Flower, the son of Charles and Mary E Flower on 21 Jun 1930 in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.  We find them in the 1940 census with son Libby who is listed with the last name Flower and two daughters – the middle daughter Gertrude, age 6 is living in Dover with cousins Alfred and Thelma Mairs.

From the 1953 Newburyport phone directory, we learn that George died on April 26, 1952 followed shortly by Gladys who died on April 18, 1953.  We’re not sure where they were buried.

CHILDREN:

Doris Smith (1921-1999) – married Mr Starkweather, moved to Utica, New York.  may have had other husbands.

Son Smith – living

Son Libby – living

Geneva Whitcomb Flowers (1931-2003) – went by Jean, married William Dorfler and William Robitelle, worked as computer operator for Kidder-Peabody at the New York Stock Exchange and was member of the American Legion Auxillary in Newmarket.

Gertrude Estella Flower (1933-1987) – married Robert Edward Irving and Roger Silva

Daughter Flower – living

Back in 2000 we had help with this genealogy line from some of Glady’s descendents. They were very busy at the time but shared some birth dates, relationship information, and corrected some errors from earlier drafts.  We wish to thank them for their help!

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:

1920 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Kennebunkport, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 120, Sheet no 4B, dwelling 89, family 89, Stephen Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 25 November 2016).

1940 United States Federal Census, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Sharon, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District 11-256, Sheet No 12B, 454 Main St,, George E Flower; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 November 2016).

Mitchell Holt and Lawton, compilers, The Town Register Kennebunk and Wells 1905 (Brunswick, Maine: The H. E> Mitchell Co, 1905), page 56; digital, Google Books (https://play.google.com/books : accessed 28 November 2016.

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL8X-MW9, George E. Flower and Gladys E. Smith, 21 June 1930; index and images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 16 March 2016).

Polk’s Newburyport and Amesbury (Essex County, Mass.) City Directory Vol 1953 (Boston, Mass: R. L. Pol & Co, 1953), page 62, Geo E and Gladys E Flower; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 26 November 2016).

Seacoast Online (http://www.seacoastonline.com/ : accessed 25 November 2016), Jean G. Robitille

“SMITH-SHACKFORD,” Biddeford Journal (Biddeford, Maine), 29 March 1920; digital image, Access Newspaper Archive (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 14 July 2015).