Mrs Edith (Beecham) Shackford of Conway, New Hampshire (1865-1937) (Blog 491)

Edith Beecham Shackford Mrs. Edith B. Shackford, The Reporter (North Conway, New Hampshire), 22 April 1937; digital images, http-::conway.advantage-preservation.com:Mrs. Edith Shackford died Sunday
morning of pneumonia, after a ten
days’ illness. She was 71 years of
age and was born in Berwick, the
daughter of Charles and Belinda
Stillings Beecham. Fifty-two years
ago she married J. Fred Shackford of
Eaton and the couple came to Conway
where their home has been during
the whole of their married life. They
have a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Bohanan
of Glendale, Calif, and a son, Charles,
Shackford of Eaton.
For many years Mrs. Shackford
was closely associated with her hus-
band in the general store which they
conducted and later in the periodical
store which succeeded the larger enter-
prise.
Although not taking an active part
in the social life of the village, Mrs.
Shackford was well known to a wide
circle of friends, and was a familiar
figure in the community. She leaves
few near relatives as she had no
brothers or sisters. Besides her hus-
band and children she leaves one
granddaughter, Ruth Bohanan of
Glendale, California.
Funeral services at the Congrega-
tional Church at 2 p. m. with the
Rev. Charles Moorehouse in attend-
ance. The interment was in the vil-
lage cemetery.

SOURCES:

“Mrs. Edith B. Shackford,” The Reporter (North Conway, New Hampshire), 22 April 1937; digital images, http://conway.advantage-preservation.com/ (http://conway.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 19 April 2019).

Advertisements

Samuel B Shackford and son Charles B Shackford die hours apart on Jan 1 and Jan 2 1881 (Blog 305)

Multiple newspaper articles document that Samuel B Shackford and his son Charles B Shackford died within hours of each other on Jan 1 and Jan 2, 1881 – Samuel died of hand cancer and Charles of consumption.  Many articles mention that Charles knew that his father was also dying.  Many of the articles mistakenly state that father and son died on the same day but this particular article has the dates of their deaths correct.

While Samuel was 63, his son Charles was only 40 years old and left three young children – Samuel Burnham, age 9; Moses A C Shackford, age 7; and Martha Hale Shackford with his wife Caroline Burnham Shackford, age 5.

Second Sight, The Mohawk Valley Register (Fort Plain, New York), 25 March 1881 Samuel B Shackford and Charles B Shackford

Second Sight

A remarkable case of second sight of a dying man is mentioned by the Dover (N.H.) Enquirer. Charles B. Shackford, solicitor of the country, died on the morning of January 2, aged forty, after a lingering illness, from consumption. His father died in Chelsea, Mass. a few hours earlier, on the midnight of January 1-2, the former day being the sixty-fourth anniversary of his birth. About that hour Charles told persons about his bedside that he knew his father was dying, or would die before morning. This case recalls the well-known instance of the Buckministers, distinguished clergyman of the early years of the present century, the only difference being that the father was forewarned of the death of his son. The father died while on a visit to Vermont in 1812, and shortly before he breathed his last said, solemnly: “Joseph is dead.” The announcement proved true, for the younger Buckminister died in Boston on the same day, but a little earlier than the elder. Those interested in this strange incident will find further facts in the memorials of her relatives by Mrs. Eliza Buckminister Lee.

SOURCES:

“DEATHS,” Boston Post (Boston, Massachusetts), 4 January 1881; digital images, Access Newspaper Archive (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 2 September 2014).

“MAJOR S. B. SHACKFORD,” National Republican (Washington City (DC)), 8 January 1881; digital images, Library of Congress Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov : accessed 26 July 2013).

“News and Notes,” Davenport Daily Gazette (Davenport, Iowa), 12 January 1881; digital images, Access Newspaper Archive (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 2 September 2014).

“PERSONAL,” Anglo American Times (London, England), 28 January 1881, page 16-17; Access Newspaper Archive (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 2 September 2014).

“PERSONALITIES,” National Republican (Washington City (DC)), 8 January 1881; digital images, Library of Congress Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov : accessed 31 August 2014).

“Second Sight,” The Mohawk Valley Register (Fort Plain, New York), 25 March 1881; digital images, Fulton History (http://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html : accessed 1 January 2016).

“SINGULAR COINCIDENCES,” New Albany Public Press, 25 April 1883; digital images, Access Newspaper Archive (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 2 September 2014).