Wedding Wednesday – Charles Chauncy Shackford marries Martha Gould Bartlett Sept 22 1846 (Blog 341)

Charles Chauncy Shackford, the son of William Moore and Joanna Chauncy (Moore) Shackford was born on September 26, 1815 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  He attended Harvard and the Theological Seminary at Andover.  He was ordained at Hawes Place Church in South Boston on May 1841, married Charlotte Louisa Shackford, his first cousin on June 3, 1841 and soon thereafter moved to Burlington, Iowa where he ran a flour mill, preached, and gave lectures.

The next five years must have been very difficult for Charles.  He had attended Harvard with his older brother, William Henry, a well known teacher at Exeter  who died of typhoid fever in 1842;  Then on October 13, 1845, his wife Charlotte died in Burlington.  On April 27, 1846 his flour mill burned and one of his employees died in the fire.  And on August 17, 1846 his younger brother Albert Samuel died while traveling from Burlington to Portsmouth.

Charles’ marriage to Martha Gould Bartlett on September 22, 1846 must have been the first happy event over those past dark years.  It was announced on September 23d in the Lowell Daily Courier.

Marriage Announcement to Martha G Bartlett in Emancipator and Republican

Marriages.
In this city, 22d inst, by Rev Mr Edson, the Rev. Charles C. Shackford, of Burlington, Iowa, to Miss Martha G., daughter of Mr Wait Bartlett, of Granby.

Two days later Charles accepted a call from the Unitarian Society in Lynn, Massachusetts.  He went on to preach, run a school for young women, write, translate, and then taught Rhetoric at Cornell University from 1871 to 1886.  He and his wife retired in Norfolk Massachusetts where he died of the grip on December 25, 1891.  His wife Martha lived with their daughter Alice Ellis and died in Brookline on March 16, 1903.

CHILDREN

Elen Louisa Shackford (1842-1843) – daughter of Charles and Charlottte, died in Boston

Clara Bartlett Shackford (1847-1851)

Alice M Shackford (1849-1932) – married Edward E Ellis; lived in Boston, Gloucester, and Brookline

Charles Chauncy Shackford (1852-1931) – married Flora Adelaide Wood; worked as a leather salesman, lived in Boston and Los Angeles

Martha Bartlett Shackford (1855-1932) – married Gram Curtis; lived in Brooklyn, New Castle, and Swarthmore

Lucy Bartlett Shackford (1857-1934) – married Charles Edward Payn Babcock; lived in Ithaca and Buffalo.

 

SOURCES:

Burlington (Burlington, Iowa) Hawk Eye, 8 October 1846; Newspaper Archive (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed ).

“Died.,” Burlington (Burlington, Iowa) Hawk Eye, 16 October 1845, Died Mrs Charlotte consort of Mr C C Shackford; Newspaper Archive (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 11 July 2013).

“Died,” Obituary, Burlington (Burlington, Iowa) Hawk Eye, 3 September 1846, page 3, column 2; Newspaper Archive (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 11 July 2013).

General Catalogue of the Theological Seminary Andover, Massachusetts 1808-1908 (Boston, Ma: Thomas Todd, 1908), page 184; digital images, Google eBooks (https://play.google.com : accessed 26 August 2013; Charles Chauncey Shackford

“Marriages,” Courier (Lowell, Massachusetts), 23 September 1846; Fulton History (http://www.fultonhistory.com : accessed ).

“PROF. CHARLES C. SHACKFORD,” New York Times (New York, New York), 27 December 1891; digital images, ProQuest Obituaries (http://proquest.com : accessed 17 December 2014).

“Public Calamity–Fire and Loss of Life,” Burlington (Burlington, Iowa) Hawk Eye, 30 April 1846; Newspaper Archive (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 11 July 2013).

 

Wedding Wednesday – Alice M Shackford marries Edward E Ellis (Blog 335)

Alice M Shackford, the daughter of Charles Chauncy and Martha Gould (Bartlett) Shackford was born May 28, 1849 in Lynn, Massachusetts.  We find her with her parents in Lynn, Boston, and Ithaca, NY in the 1850, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1870, and 1875 census.

On Dec 2 1875, when she was 26, Alice was given in marriage by her father to Edward E Ellis.  Her marriage was announced in the Watkin’s Express and Ithaca Daily Journal.

Marriage Alice Shackford to Edward Ellis Ithaca Daily Journal (Ithaca, New York), 3 December 1875MARRIED.

Yesterday afternoon Miss Alice
Shackford, eldest daughter of the Rev. Prof. C. C. Shackford, of Cornell University, was married to a young gentleman of Boston, Mr. Edward Ellis. The ceremony was performed by the bride’s father, at his residence, in the presence of a few invited friends, consisting of the Professors of the University and
their wives, Dr. and Mrs. Stebbins, and
a few relatives. All the arrangements were beautiful in their simplicity. After receiving the congratulations of their friends, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis started on a short wedding trip which will terminate at Boston, where they will purpose taking up their residence.

Alice and Edward lived with his mother Charlotte in Boston where he worked as a commission merchant and manager of a cotton factory while she raised their twin daughters Kate and Harriet. They moved to Brookline and spent their summers in Gloucester at the corner of Nautilus rd and Bass Rocks.   Edward died in 1925 in Gloucester and Alice died in 1932.  Edward, Alice and their two daughters who both died in 1955 were buried at  Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.

CHILDREN:

Katherine (Kate) Ellis – (1878-1955) – never married, worked as a teacher and social worker

Harriet May Ellis (1878-1955) – never married, worked as a social worker in her later years

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1850 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Lynn, page 646, dwelling 1256. family 1854, Charles C Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 July 2015).

1855 Massachusetts State Census, Essex County, population schedule, Lynn, page 78? [number cut off], dwellling 62, image 99, Charles C Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 15 July 2014).

1860 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Lynn, Page No 361, dwelliing 2255, famliy 3092, Charles C Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 18 April 2015).

1865 Massachusetts Census, Suffolk County, population schedule, , dwelling 719, family 1002, Charles C Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 23 October 2013).

1870 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Boston, Page No 37, dwelling 214, family 243, Charles Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 4 November 2015).

1875 New York State Census, Tompkins County, population schedule, Ithaca, Page 75, family 782, Charles C Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 4 July 2014).

1880 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population census, Boston, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 657, Page No 25, 12 Gloucester St, dwellng 150, family 150, Charlotte Ellis; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 March 2016).

1900 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Boston, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 1505, Sheet No 5, Orchard St, dwelling 64, family, Edward Ellis; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed //).

1910 United States Federal Census, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Brookline, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 1089, Sheet No 2A, 173 Davis Avenuel family 22, Edward Ellis; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 March 2016).

1920 United States Federal Census, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Brookline, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 172, Sheet No 3A, 173 Davis, family 54, Edward Ellis; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 March 2016).

“Married: Thursday afternoon Miss Alice Shackford,” Watkin’s Express (Watkins, N. Y.), 9 December 1875; digital images, Fulton History (http://fultonhistory.com/ : accessed 28 November 2014).

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Massachusetts, Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915, , Shakfield, 28 May 1849; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 28 March 2016)

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