Shopping Saturday – Ebed Shackford’s Leather Company Advertised in Echo de l’Ouest in 1895 (Blog 387)

We expected to get 0 hits when we searched Chronicling America’s  update for the newspaper Echo de l’Ouest, but checked anyway because we’d just watched Tammy Hepps’s excellent Webinar The Ancestor Deep-Dive: How to Find Out Evertything There Possibly is to Know About Your Ancestor where she used an example of finding a relative in a foreign language newspaper.

We were quite surprised to find 16 ads for the firm of Shackford & Hume, a leather store in this Minnesota French-Canadian newspaper which ran between May 3, 1895 and August 23, 1895.  Ebed L. Shackford who was part of the firm Shackford, Hume & Drebert a wholesale paper company which closed in June 1892 was part owner of the new leather dealer Shackford & Hume. More about Ebed can be found in previous blogs mentioned below.

ebed-shackford-advertisement-shackford-hume-echo-de-lquest-minneapolis-minnesota-3-may-1895SHACKFORD & HUME,
Cur & Outils
pour Cordonniers
decoupees etc.
Empeignes de
Bottes et
Le magasin de ce genre le plus consi-
derable de la ville
Commandes pr la malle remplies,
No 11 2d St. N.
Minneapolis Minn.
Prix Raisonnables.
(translated by Google translator)

Cur & Tools
for Shoemakers
Cut outs etc.
Uppers of
Boots and
The most
Of the city
Orders for the trunk filled,
No. 11 2d St. N.
Minneapolis Minn.
Reasonable prices.

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Davison’s Minneapolis City Directory for 1894-5. Containing An Alphabetical List of Business Firms, Corporations and Private Citizens (Minneapolis: Minneapolis Directory Company, 1894), Page 861, Ebed L Shackford; digital image, ( : accessed 9 August 2013).

Parkes Joanne Shackford, “Faces from the Past-Eben Lincoln Shackford – Saint Paul Commercial Club 1892 (Blog 58),” Parkes, Joanne Shackford, SHACKFORD Family History Blog 58, 6 September 2013 ( : accessed 23 September 2013), Eben Shackford.

Parkes Joanne Shackford, “Military Monday – Ebed L Shackford’s US Veteran’s Administration Pension Card (Blog 66),” Parkes, Joanne Shackford, SHACKFORD Family History – Blog 66, Ebed L Shackford, 23 September 2013 ( : accessed 24 November 2016).

Marquis Albert Nelson, The Book of Minnesotans: A Biographical Dictionary of Leading Living Men of the State of Minnesota (Chicago: A. N. Marquis & Company, 1907), page 248; digital images, Google Books ( : accessed 24 November 2016

Parkes Joanne Shackford, “Sports Center Saturday – Eben Shackford’s 1883 Hardenberg Nine BaseBall Team loses 4-54 to Gotzian Nine (Blog 94),” Shackford, Joanne Parkes, SHACKFORD Family History, 7 December 2013 ( : accessed 7 December 2013).

Parkes Joanne Shackford, “: On This Veteran’s Day We Recognize 74 Shackford’s Who Served in the Military (Blog 384),” Parkes, Joanne Shackford, SHACKFORD Family History Blog 384, 11 November 2016 ( : accessed 15 January 2016).

“SHACKFORD & HUME,” Echo de l’Ouest (Minneapolis, Minnesota), 3 May 1895-Aug 23 1895; digital images, Library of Congress Chronicling America ( : accessed 24 November 2016).

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