Sunday’s Obituary – Antoinette C Laurette Shackford of Paris, France Died in Newmarket, NH (1809-1895) (Blog 450)

Antoinette C Laurette, the daughter of Jean B Laurette, a Napoleon sympathizer who left France for the United States when she was just ten years old was born in May 1808 in Paris, France.  When she turned twenty, she married William A Shackford of Newington, New Hampshire.  We find her living with William in Newmarket in the 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 census records.  They raised five children before her husband died in Newmarket on September 3, 1885.  She died ten years later in Newmarket on November 22, 1895 where this obituary was published.  She was buried in Riverside Cemetery.

 

Obituary Mrs Antoinette C Shackford MRS. ANTOINETTE C SHACKFORD, The Newmarket Advertiser (Newmarket, New Hampshire), 23 November 1805
The Newmarket Advertiser, 23 Nov 1805

MRS. ANTOINETTE C SHACKFORD.

Mrs Antoinette C Shackford, widow
of William A. Shackford, died at her
home in Newmarket this (Friday) morn-
ing, after a few day’s illness, of peri-
tonitis. She was born in Paris, France,
May 24, 1808, and came to Boston with
her parents Dec 31, 1818. Her father,
Jean B Laurette, was a sympathizer
with Napoleon I., and was obliged to
flee to America, with his wife, two sons
and two daughters. M. Laurette was an
intimate friend of Gen Lafayette, and
entertained him on his visit to America.
The deceased was married to William
A. Shackford in 1829 and has resided
in Newmarket ever since her marriage.
She was the mother of three sons and
two daughters, only one of whom, Miss
Mary, survives her. Some six years
ago she lost her eyesight, and has been
tenderly cared for ever since by her sur-
viving child. Mrs. Shackford was of a
kindly, genial disposition, and was high-
ly esteemed by all who knew her.
The funeral will occur on Monday at
2 o’clock P.M., from her late residence.

CHILDREN:

John Laurent Shackford (1829-1892) – married Mary Jane Rollins

Mark William Walker Shackford (1831-after Aug 9, 1887)

Charles Henry Shackford (1833-1865)

Martha Catherine Shackford (1840-1886) – married Henry Clay Howard and moved to Hot Springs, AK until she became ill and returned home to Newmarket

Mary Elizabeth Shackford (1842-1921)

Note:  We find Antoinette’s name listed as Mrs Antoinette C. Laurette Shackford, Widow Agnette Shackford, Miss Entwinnett C Laurent, Miss Entwinett C. Lanveat, Entwinett A Lambert, Entwinett C Lamest, Entwinett C Laureat, Antonett Shackford, Catherine Shackford, Annie C Shackford, Annette C Shackford.  We have searched multiple sources using all these variants of her last name for any information about her father Jean B (we’ve also tried John…) but have found no records of him or her mother who is listed as Catherine Jessop in Antoinette’s obituary.  We did however find her will which we’ll share in a future blog.

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SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Newmarket, page 315 (penned), 158 (stamped), dwelling 671, family 743, Wm Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed ).

1860 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Newmarket, Page No 8, dwelling 41, family 52, William A Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 February 2014).

1870 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, New Market, Page No. 24, dwelling 127, family 188, William A Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 16 February 2014).

1880 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Newmarket, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 218, Page no 441, dwelling 338, family 472, William Shackford; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 February 2014).

“DIED IN HER 88TH YEAR. Mrs Antoinette C. Laurette Shackford of Newmarket Passes Away,” Boston Daily Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), 23 November 1895; digital images, Access Newspaper Archives (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 20 June 2017).

Hammond Priscilla, Vital Records of Newmarket, New Hampshire 1734-1866 Compiled from the Original Town Records (1935), page 21; digital image, Newmarket Historical Society (http://www.newmarketnhhistoricalsociety.org/reports : accessed 18 May 2015.

“HOME HAPPENINGS,” The Newmarket Advertiser (Newmarket, New Hampshire), 30 November 1895; digital images, Lee Public Library (http://lee.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 13 August 2017).

“Married.,” Dover Gazette & Strafford Advertiser (Dover, New Hampshire), 31 March 1829; digital image, Godfred Memorial (http://godfred.org : accessed 20 August 2013), 19th Century U. S. Newspapers.

“MRS ANTOINETTE C SHACKFORD,” The Newmarket Advertiser (Newmarket, New Hampshire), 23 November 1895; digital images, Lee Public Library (http://lee.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 13 August 2017).

New Hampshire, Death and Disinterment Records, 1754-1947, , William A Shackford, 3 September 1885; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 February 2014); New England Historical Genealogical Society. Citing New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records, Concord, New Hampshire.

The New Hampshire Genealogical Record No 1 Volume VII (n.d.), page 44; digital images, Mocavo (http://www.mocavo.com : accessed 18 January 2014.

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Sunday’s Obituary – Mary Elizabeth Shackford of Newmarket NH (1842-1923) (Blog 410)

We found this wonderful obituary of Mary Elizabeth Shackford in the Nov 18, 1921 edition of the Newmarket Advertiser!  Before we found the obituary all we knew of Mary Elizabeth Shackford was that she appeared in the 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 census records with her father William A Shackford and his family, was listed in the 1918 and 1921 Exeter directory living on Elm Street where she died on Nov 8, 1921.

obituary-mary-elizabeth-shackford-in-memoriam-newmarket-advertiser-18-november-1921-digitalimages-lee-public-libraryThe passing of Miss Mary Eliza-
beth Shackford on Nov. 8th, in her
eightieth year takes from the com-
munity the last member of a family
that has been identified with the life
of the town for nearly a hundred and
twenty years. John Shackford came
from Newington to the Bayside just
at the opening of the nineteenth
century, and for two generations his
family lived on the farm at Shack-
ford’s Point. Seth R. Shackford,
son of John, built the large house still
standing on Shackford’s Hill, and his
eldest son, William Adams Shackford,
established the home opposite his
father’s dying there in 1885.
Mary was the youngest child of
William Adams Shackford and his wife,
Antoinette Catherine (Laurent), who
was born in France and emigrated, as
a child, with her family, who fled dur-
ing the terrors of the Napoleonic
wars, lived quite alone in the old
house on the hill since the death of
her mother in 1896. She was a
woman of unusual mental endowment,
with keen wit and a gift of mimicry
that made her an always entertaining
companion. She loved little child-
ren and was loved by them. Many,
now fathers and mothers themselves,
remember charming hours of child-
hood spent in her company, when she
arranged delightful pastimes for their
amusement.
The last months were full of weak-
ness and suffering and the end came
as a happy release. She was laid to
rest with her kindred in Riverside
cemetery, after a simple service, on
Friday afternoon.

We have to thank the Lee Public Library (in Lee, NH) for digitizing it’s newspapers as it is allowing us to learn more about the Shackford family from our home in Arizona!!!  You can find the link to the Newmarket Advertiser here.  Also we want to thank  Kenneth Marks for his blog The Ancestor Hunt which describes updates in digital newspapers.  It was because of his February 3, 2017 blog about the Advantage Preservation Hosting 292 Free Newspaper Collections that we discovered these newspapers now available from the Lee library!

All posts on this website are a work in progress.  We’d love to learn of any corrections or additions to the information shared.  Also we’d love it if  you’d like the post here or at http://www.facebook.com/shackfordgenealogy) as that helps share the post with others. Thanks!

SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, Rockingham, New Hampshire, population schedule, Newmarket, page 315 (penned), 158 (stamped), dwelling 671, family 743, Wm Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed ).

1860 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Newmarket, Page No 8, dwelling 41, family 52, William A Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 16 February 2014).

1870 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, New Market, Page No. 24, dwelling 127, family 188, William A Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 16 February 2014).

1880 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Newmarket, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 218, Page no 441, dwelling 338, family 472, William Shackford; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 February 2014).

“IN MEMORIAM,” Newmarket Advertiser, 18 November 1921; digitalimages, Lee Public Library (http://lee.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 12 February 2017).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Death Records 1654-1947, , Mary E Shackford, 8 November 1921; digital images, FamilySearch, New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947 (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 16 February 2014).

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)