Military Monday – Charles Augustus Shackford, WWII Veteran (1922-2013) (Blog 397)

We don’t know much about Charles Augustus Shackford.  From the Massachusetts Birth Index we learn that he was born in 1922.  We’re not sure who his parents were – in the 1930 census he is listed as the grandson of the widow Alice M (Short) Shackford, the widow of Charles Augustus Shackford (1868-abt 1927) and we also find him in the 1940 census living with Alice and her two children Herbert and Alice, this time listed as a son.

We do know that Charles enlisted in the Army from Boston on June 27, 1942 as a Private in the Signal Corp.  His enlistment record states that he had a civilian occupation as a welder and was single at the time of his enlistment. Unfortunately we don’t know anything more about his service.

At some time Charles married Vivienne June Aitken of Canada – we find them at 18 Cedar Street in Boston in 1966 – his occupation listed as retired.  They moved to Ruskin Florida sometime before 1990, then to Sun City.  By 1994 he moved to Dothan, Alabama.

Charles’ January 15, 2013 death was announced in the January 22, 2013 Dothan Eagle stating he was now a resident of Bonifay, Florida and stated that his wife Vivienne June Aitken Shackford was still living.  Vivian died in Dothan on March 7, 2013.


Who were Charles’ parents, who were Vivienne June’s parents, when and where did Charles get married, where did Charles serve in WWII?

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1930 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Boston, Ward 2, Block 22, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 13-60, Sheet No 7B, 21 Salem St, Dwelling no 101, family 153, Alice M Shackford; digital images, ( : accessed ).

1940 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Boston City Ward 2 (Tract E-1, part), enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 15-83, Sheet No 12B, dwelling 223, renter, Alice Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 25 August 2014).

Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 – 1946,” database, The National Archives Access to Archival Databases (AAD) ( : accessed 31 March 2014), Charles A Shackford

“Massachusetts, Birth Index, 1901-1960 and 1967-1970,” index, ( : accessed 27 November 2014), Charles Agustus Shackford.

RickeyStokesNews ( : accessed 26 November 2014), Charles Augustus Shackford.

“United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries,” digital images (if at Family History Center), otherwise indexed information, FamilySearch ( : accessed 22 November 2016), Mr Charles Augustus Shackford.

“U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930 – 2015,” database, ( : accessed 26 December 2016), Vivienne June Aiken Shackford.

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