Sunday’s Obituary – Curtis Arthur Shackford (1911-1928) (Blog 398)

Curtis Arthur Shackford was born in Utica, New York on July 12, 1911 to Arthur William and Ethel (Irving) Shackford. We find him in the 1920 census at age 8 with his parents and his sister Florence and read about his death due to scarlet fever in the Nov 24, 1928 Utica Press. From Curtis’ death notice we learn that he attended public schools, the Utica Free Academy, attended the Memorial church of the Holy Cross and was active in the Boy Scouts.  We also learn that his sister Florence, married a Mr. Painter.

Curtis was buried in the New Forest Cemetery in Utica, New York.

Utica Daily Press, 24 Nov 1928

Curtis Arthur Shackford, 17, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Shack-
ford, 18 Hampden Place, died in a
local hospital Friday morning from
scarlet fever.
He was born in Utica and at-
tended the public schools. He was
a junior in Utica Free Academy
and a member of the Memorial
Church of the Holy Cross, Boy
Scout Troop F and ?/???????
??????, Besides his
parents he leaves a sister, Mrs.
Edgar Painter and his grandfather
George A. Shackford, all of this

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1920 United States Federal Census, Oneida, New York, population schedule, Utica Ward 11, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 166, Sheet No 11B and 12A, 18 Hampden Rd, dwelling no 112, visited no 160, Arthur Shackford; ://, (http : accessed 28 January 2014).

“BORN,” Utica Herald-Dispatch (Utica, New York), 12 July 1911; digital images, Fulton History ( : accessed 28 November 2014).

“Curtis Arthur Shackford Dies of Scarlet Fever,” Utica Press, 24 November 1928; FultonHistory ( : accessed 1 January 2017).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images ( : accessed 17 July 2014), Curtis A Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 41384308.

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