We found this obituary for William Bell Shackford which was published on August 12, 1922 in the Cambridge Chronicle. From Somerville City Directories, we learn that the William Shackford who lived at 71 Prentiss Street was married to Hannah and that he worked as a driver and clerk for the grocery store which is shown in his obituary as Cobb, Bates, Yerxa. We find the family in the 1920 and 1910 census with children Harry and Louise. We haven’t found a death record yet, just a notice in a city directory showing the death of a William on July 20, 1922 – we believe this is the same William but will keep looking so we can verify which William this obituary belongs to – we’ve identified more of William’s children but find different last names for Hannah – King and Haley which we’ll be using to help see if we can find a maiden name and perhaps a marriage record…
We do find son Harry with William in the 1900 census in Cambridge but his wife is listed as Mary B so we’ve decided to do a bit more research before verifying William’s parents. Meanwhile we’ll share the obituary we found.
Funeral services for William Shack-
ford were held last week Wednesday at
his home, 71 Prentiss street. He had
been a resident of this city for many
years and had been employed by Cobb,
Bates, Yerxa Co., for the last 49 years.
He leaves a wife and two children. Burial
was in Cambridge cemetery.
Harry Francis Shackford (1897-????) – married Ethel Elizabeth Gay and Margaret E Curran, lived in Somerville
Louise Lillian Shackford (1902-????) – married John Willy Holloway from Georgia, lived in Somerville
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1900 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Cambridge, enumeration district (ED) 682, Sheet No 7, dwelling 63, family 147, William B Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 April 2017).
1910 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Somerville, enumeration district (ED) 1009, Sheet No 5B, dwelling 93, family 93, William Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 April 2017).
1920 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Somerville, enumeration district (ED) 441, Sheet No 4B, dwelling 43, family 74, William Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 April 2017).
“NORTH CAMBRIDGE,” Cambridge Chronicle (Cambridge, Massachusetts), 12 August 1922; digital images, Cambridge Public Library (http://cambridge.dlconsulting.com : accessed 30 April 2017).
“U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995,” database, Ancestry.com (www/ancestry.com : accessed 30 April 2017), Shackfords in Somerville 1919.
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