Jacob A Shackford, the son of John Shackford and his second wife Elizabeth F (Davis) Shackford was born July 2, 1855 in Malden, Massachusetts. He worked first as a bookkeeper and then followed his father’s career as a grocer and merchant in the community of Malden where on June 4, 1878 he married Caroline C Fernald, daughter of Guy C and Phoebe C Fernald. Around 1882 Jacob began working as a milkman, a career which he continued until his death living at 30 Spruce and then 4 Maplewood Street in Malden, Massachusetts, a property we believe he inherited from his father in 1893.
John died on May 17, 1917, about a month after his wife Carolyn died. He was buried in the Forestdale Cemetery.
From his obituary we also learn that Jacob was very well known, played in the local brass band and had also been a known boxer and athlete in his youth.
JACOB A. SHACKFORD FUNERAL IN MALDEN THIS AFTERNOON
MALDEN, May. 12 – The funeral of Jacob A. Shackford, who was one of the best known residents of the East Side, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 at the home, 30 Spruce st. Deceased was
62 years old and had always lived here. His wife died four weeks ago. For many years he was also engaged in the milk business and also was a well-known farmer. Mr Shackford was one of the original members of the old Maplewood Brass Band and in his younger days was well known as a boxer and athlete. He was an expert accountant and a fine penman.
Mabel F Shackford (1880-1905) – married George F Ramsdell, lived in Malden, Massachusetts – died age 24 of tuberculosis leaving a five year old son
Guy F Shackford (1889-1907) – died age 18 of pneumonia
Research Question: Find the 1902 Middlesex County, Massachusetts Probate Record 28927 to learn why Jacob A Shackford is listed in this record
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Massachusetts, Birth Records, 1840-1915, BIRTHS registered in the Town of Malden for the year, 1854-1855 Page 126, Jacob A Shackford, 2 July 1855; digital images, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 September 2013); Massachusetts Vital Records, 1840–1911. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.
Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915, MARRIAGES REGISTERED in the Town of Malden for the Year eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, page 127, Jacob A Shackford Caroline C Fernald, 4 June 1878; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 September 2013).
W. A. Greenough & Co.’s DIRECTORY of the Inhabitants, Institutions, Manufacturing Establishments, Societies, Business, Business Firms, Etc., Etc., in the City of Malden, for 1882. (Boston: W. A. Greenough & Co, 1882), page 136, Adeline Shackford; digital image, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 15 August 2014).
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