Wedding Wednesday – Stephen Frank Shackford marries Ada Louise Smith March 21, 1878 in Eaton, NH (Blog 426)

Stephen Frank Shackford who sometimes went by Stephen and other times by Frank was the son of Bradley and Hannah B (Shackford) Shackford.  He was born in Eaton, New Hampshire on April 23, 1855 and we find him with his parents in Eaton in the 1860 and 1870 censuses.

On March 21, 1878 when Stephen was 22 he married Ada Louise Smith.  While his parents were listed on the back page of the marriage record, the marriage record does not list any information about her parents, just that her place of birth was Parsonfield but other records list her birth location as Belfast, ME.  Since Smith is such common name, it’s difficult to learn more about Ada’s ancestry.

Marriage Record Stephen F Shackford m Ada S SmithGroom Stephen F Shackford
Bride Ada S Smith
Residence of Groom Eaton
Residence of Bride Parsonfield, Me.
Color of Groom White
Color of Bride White
Occupation of Groom Farmer
No of Marriage of Groom 1st
No of Marriage of Bride 1st
By whom Married Jos E Perlsine
Residence Eaton
Official Station Just
Date of Marriage March 21, 1878
Place Eaton
Reported from Eaton, N.H.
GROOM’S FATHER AND MOTHER
Father’s Name Bradley Shackford
Father’s Residence Eaton
Father’s Color White
Mother’s Name Hannah B Shackford
Mother’s Residence Eaton
Mother’s Color White
BRIDE’S FATHER AND MOTHER
section blank
Certified by Irving A Watson, Registrar of Vital Statistics

We find the newly married couple in 1880 in Porter Maine – Stephen is working as a laborer and they have a two year old son Eugene.  Thanks to another Shackford family history researcher, we’re aware that Stephen made many small land transactions during the next 15 years.  We have not found him in the 1900 census but do find him listed as a farmer in the 1905 Kennebunk and Wells Town Register with an occupation of farmer. He is not listed in the 1910 census but from city directories we find him in many cities with many different occupations Manchester, Salem, gardener; Beverly; Sanford, shoemaker;  Kennebunkport.  In 1920 we find stephen in Kennebunkport working as a farm laborer living with Ada and their daughter Gladys who was 18 at the time.

Frank’s wife Ada died in Canal Point, Florida on December 8, 1925 and was buried in Hope Cemetery in Kennebunk, Maine.  It is from these death records that we find her birth date listed as March 24, 1859.   She had given birth to fourteen children!

Frank died in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire on May 25, 1932 of myocarditis  – his death record says that he he had lived there the last 15 years.

CHILDREN:

Eugene Delmont Shackford (1878-1952)

Addie May Shackford (1880-????)

Bertha G Shackford (1882-1935)

Harry Lemman Shackford (1884-1953)

Frank O Shackford (1887-1909)

Walter Raymond Shackford (1889-1965)

Ada Shackford (1891-1891)

Archie A Shackford (1893-????)

Mildred Myrtle Eldora Shackford (1894-????)

Ethel Louise Shackford (1896-1981)

Nellie Lena Shackford (1898-1975)

Roland Alfred Shackford (1901-1961) – WWI veteran

Gladys Stella Shackford (1901-1953)

Unknown Shackford (1903-????) –

We have more research to do on this Shackford family – researching them has been a bit difficult because many documents seem to contradict each other, probably because the information was not known and they did the best they could to fill in the blanks in forms. Many of Stephen’s children have multiple marriages making it difficult to track the women.  Also we want to find the original sources and analyze the specifics regarding Stephen and Ada’s land purchases as some have to do with sales of family land which may help us understand more about the family history.

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:

1860 United States Federal Census, Carroll County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Eaton, page no 65, dwelling 501, family 693, Bradley Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 September 2013).

1870 United States Federal Census, Carroll County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Eaton, Page No 15 (penned), 288 (stamped), dwelling 113, family 120, Bradley Shackford; digital image, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 1 February 2015).

1880 United States Federal Census, Oxford County, Maine, population schedule, Porter, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 136, Page No 21, dwelling 203, family 215, Stephen Shackford; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 May 2015).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 16 July 2014), Ada L Smith Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 121154535

Mitchell Holt and Lawton, compilers, The Town Register Kennebunk and Wells 1905 (Brunswick, Maine: The H. E> Mitchell Co, 1905), page 56; digital, Google Books (https://play.google.com/books : accessed 28 November 2016

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Death Records 1654-1947, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FSLH-XZW, Ada Shackford, 30 September 1891; digital images, FamilySearch, New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947 (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 31 May 2014).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FSVP-QB8, Frank Stevens Shackford, 25 May 1932; index and digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 20 May 2013).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947, , Stephen F Shackford m Ada S Smith, 21 March 1878; index and images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 12 April 2017).

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)

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.

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!

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)