Military Monday – Remembering the Shackfords Who Served in World War I (Blog 425)

As we pass the 100th anniversary of the week that the US President, the Senate, and the House endorsed the decision to formally enter the First World War, we’re joining the many family history researchers who are recognizing  Americans who served during WWI.   Because a 1973 fire destroyed over 75% of the Official Military Personnel Record files we’ve used many alternate sources (ship transport lists, gravestones, newspaper articles, Marine Corp Listings) to develop this list. We’d love to hear about anyone we’ve missed and will be working in the future to flush out the stories of these and the many other Shackford veterans.  Also in the future we plan to review what we can learn about Shackfords from their WWI Draft Registrations.

ALONZO C SHACKFORD (1879-1947) – WWI, Pvt 34th Infantry, Sgt QMC 328th, at Fort Riley, Kansas in 1920

BARTLETT CHAUNCY SHACKFORD (1895-1984) – Naval Reserve 1937, served Dec 17, 1941 to March 19, 1946 – gravestone says also served in WWI

CHARLES BEACHAM SHACKFORD (1892-1939) – WWI, 151 Depot Brigade

CHARLES FREDERICK SHACKFORD (1883-1965) – 2nd Lt, Fifteenth Regiment Infantry Regiment, commissioned July 22, 1919

CHAUNCEY SHACKFORD (1877-1964) – Spanish American War, Naval Aide under President Roosevelt, WWI Navy Cross Recipient, WWII, retired Naval Captain

CLARA LINCOLN SHACKFORD (1873-1958) – Red Cross Nurse – served in France WWI

LESTER BORDON SHACKFORD (1893-1971) – he enlisted May 27, 1919, per gravestone served as Hospital Sgt, US Army, WWI

ROLAND ALFRED SHACKFORD (1901-1961) – enlisted Nov 9, 1919, stationed in Niedermendig, Germany

SAMUEL BURNHAM SHACKFORD (1888-1949) – enlisted in Pennsylvania on May 18, 1917

THOMAS LEON SHACKFORD (1892-1959) – enlisted in Marine Corp May 27, 1917, commissioned Dec 16, 1918, discharged about Jan 20, 1920, has living children

WILLIAM WALLACE SHACKFORD (1897-1973) – Georgia Sgt US Army World War I

Also these Shackford families grieved the loss of a child during WWI

LESTER HARLOW HICKS, son of Joseph Waldo and Bertha Ann (Shackford) Hicks – contracted pneumonia while aboard the Battleship Maine and died June 23, 1917.

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Military Monday – Charles Frederick Shackford of Revere Commissioned a 2nd Lt on July 22, 1919 (Blog 401)

Our only record of Charles Frederick Shackford’s military service comes from the Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts For the Year Ending December 31, 1919 which lists Charles’ commission to 2nd Lt on July 22, 1919.

charles-frederick-shackford-u-s-adjutant-general-military-records-1631-1976-google-booksFifteenth Regiment Infantry
Second Lieutenant
Charles F. Shackford, Revere, Commissioned July 22, 1919
Original Entry to Service: State Guard, 15th regt., D co., June 7, 1917 to July 22, 1919

We do not know what Charles did in the Massachusetts Guard but know that he during his time of service he completed a WWI draft card which stated that he resided at 12 Montfern Ave in Revere on Sept 12, 1918 and was working for the A E Little Company on 70 Blake Street in Lynn.

Charles was born on November 17, 1883 in Chelsea to Frederick Stowe and Jessie Ann (MacQuillon) Shackford who were very young when he was born – 17 and 15.  We’re not sure why we can’t find Charles in the 1900 census (we do find his parents) but we do find him in the 1902 and 1904 Revere Directories listed as a clerk boarding in his parent’s home at 153 State Road.  We also know he was 19 when his younger sister Lillian May Shackford was born in 1902.

In 1909 Charles married Nellie Elizabeth Gibby, the daughter of Samuel and Nellie (Loring) Gibby. By 1910 they were living at 12 Montfern Av in Revere.  We find them at this address in every census and directory until their deaths with Charles working as a clerk in a shoe factory, distribution clerk at a Gas Light Company, and with General Electric in Malden.  Charles was also at this address when he registered for the draft in 1942 and was working for the Malden Gas & Electric Company.

Nellie died in 1943 in Malden and Charles died in April 1965.  We only know of their deaths from the Massachusetts  and the Social Security Death Index and do not know of any burial records at this time.

CHILDREN:

None known.

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SOURCES:

1910 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Revere, enumeration district (ED) 1680, Sheet No 19A, house visited 336, family no 433, Charles Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 January 2017).

1920 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Revere, enumeration district (ED) 656, Sheet No 11A, dwelling 102, family 231, Charles F Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 January 2017).

1930 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Revere, enumeration district (ED) 13-551, Sheet No 10B, dwelling 159, family 243, Charles F Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 January 2017).

Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts For the Year Ending December 31, 1919 (Boston: Wright & Potter, State Printers, 1920), 178; digital images, Google Books (https://books.google.com : accessed 8 January 2017.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915, , Frederick S Shackford, 17 November 1883; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 21 October 2016).

Massachusetts “Massachusetts, Death Index, 1901-1980,” index book, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 September 2013), Nellie E (Gibby) Shackford d. Revere 1943.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915, , Charles F Shackford, 17 November 1909; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 January 2017).

“U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014,” index, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 January 2017), Charles Shackford.

“U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 January 2017), Charles Frederick Shackford; citing : United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.

“U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 January 2017), Charles Frederick Shackford.

Copyright 2017 Joanne Shackford Parkes  (sharing a link to this post is appreciated but please do not just copy this material and paste it elsewhere)