Here’s the little that we know about Mary Ann Shackford, the daughter of David and Lydia Eva (Short) Shackford who died at too young an age.
She was born July 19, 1859 in Newburyport.
She was listed in the 1860 census with parents David and Lydia, siblings Emily (age 5), Charles (age 3), and Sarah E (age 10).
She was listed in the 1865 census with siblings Sarah J (age 15) and Charles Henry (age 8) – we’re not sure why sister Emily, age 10 who was alive was not listed in this census with the family but perhaps she was living elsewhere due to financial reasons or perhaps she just got missed.
Her death was recorded in the City of Newburyport on April 10, 1869, cause scarlet fever and the April 13, 1869 Newburyport Daily Herald included this notice in the DEATHS section of the newspaper announcing that the funeral . We hoped to find an additional notice about the sadness of a death of a nine year old but unfortunately did not find another other articles regarding young Mary Ann.
1860 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Newburyport, Page No 16, dwelling 115, family 135, David Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 27 August 2016).
1865 Massachusetts State Census, Essex County, population schedule, Newburyport, dwelling 1, family 1, Lydia Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 16 August 2014).
“DEATHS,” Newburyport Daily Herald (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 13 April 1869; digital images, Newburyport Public Library (http://newburyport.advantage-preservation.com/ : accessed 4 September 2016).
Massachusetts, Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915, , Mary Ann Shackford, 19 July 1859; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 4 September 2016).
Massachusetts, Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, , Mary Anne Shackford, death, 10 April 1869; digital images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 10 August 2013).