Wedding Wednesday – Hazel Shackford of New Hampshire married George F Bohannan in California June 1, 1921 (Blog 400)

Hazel Shackford was sure adventurous!  Sometime before the age of 24 she moved from Conway, New Hampshire to California where she is mentioned in a 1913 newspaper article as assisting the hostesses of an affair at the Ebell Clubhouse hosted by a Mrs Andrew James Copp.  Then in 1916 we find Hazel listed in the Glendale California Voter Registrations – she’s a student living at 406 W Third St.  In 1917 she’s in the same residence working as a secretary working for Dr Hurtt.

We’re not sure what brought Hazel to California — she was born about 1888 in Conway, New Hampshire to Jesse Fred and Edith Beacham Shackford.  We find her in the 1900 census twice, once with her parents and brother Charles in Conway on June 12th and with her grandparents in Eaton on June 19th.  She’s also listed with her family in the Conway 1905 Register and in the 1910 census in Conway.  By the 1920 census she is recorded in Glendale California as a secretary for a real estate firm.

Hazel’s marriage license and Certificate of Marriage told us the name of her husband (George F Bohannan), his birthplace (Michigan), his parents (Willis George and Agnes J Wilkenson), his occupation (a printer).  It stated that Hazel was 29 but based on previous census records, we believe she was 32.

marriage-record-hazel-shackford-george-bohannan-familysearchMarriage License County of Los Angeles
These Presents Are to authorize and licence any Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice of the District Court of Appeal; Judge of the Superior Court, Justice of the Peace, Judge of any Police Court, City Recorder, Priest or Minister of the Gospel of any denomination, to solemnize within said County, the marriage of George F Bohannan a native of Michigan aged 32 years, resident of Glendale County of Los Angeles State of California, and Hazel Shackford a native of New Hampshire aged 29 years resident of Glendale, County of Los Angeles, State of California, said parties being of sufficient age to be capable of contracting marriage.
In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the Superior
Court of said County, this 27 day of May A. D. 1921
L E LAMPTON
By E Higgins, Deputy Clerk

STATE OF CALIFORNIA ss: I hereby certify, that I believe the facts stated in the within and above License to be true, and that upon due inquiry there appears to be no legal impediments to the marriage of said George F. Bohannan and Hazel Shackford that said parties were joined in marriage by me on the 1st day of June 1921, in North Glendale said County and State, that W. H. Nerndorf a resident of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, State of Calif and Mrs R. C. Wells, a resident of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, State of Calif were present as witnesses of said ceremony.
I have hereunto set my hand this 1st day of June A. D. 1921
Julius Saper
Minister of the Gospel
A full, true and correct copy of the original recorded this 3 day of June 1921 at 5 P. M. at request of Minister C L. Logan County Recorder
By L E Young, Deputy

California State Board of Health
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS Local Register No 4211
FULL NAME OF BROOM George F Bohannan
RESIDENCE Glendale, Cal
AGE AT LAST BIRTHDAY 32 years
COLOR OR RACE White
Single, Widowed, Divorced, Single
Number of Marriage 1st
Birthplace Michigan
Occupation Printer
Name of Father Willis George
Birthplace of Father N. Y.
Maiden Name of Mother Agnes J Wilkinson
Birthplace of Mother Canada
Full Name of Bride Hazel Shackford
Residence Glendale Cal
Age at last birthday 29 years
Color or Race White
Single Widowed or Divorced Single
Numer of Marriage 1st
Birthplace ew Hampshire
Occupation —-
Name of Father J Fred Shackford
Birthplace of Father New Hampshrie
Maiden Name of Mother Edith M Beach
Birthplace of Mother N. H.
We, the groom and bride named in this certificate hereby certify that the information given therein is correct, to the best of our knowledge and belief. Signed George F Bohannan and Hazel Shackford

CERTIFICATE OF PERSON PERFORMING CEREMONY
I Hereby Certify that George F Bohannan and Hazel Shackford
Were joined in marriage by me in accordance with the laws of the State of California at North Glendale, Calif.
Signaature of Witness
R D Stinson Julius Soper
Residence Glendale Calif

We suspect that George and Hazel divorced shortly after having a daughter Ruth born about 1923.  We find Hazel and Ruth living  together in the 1930 and 1940 censuses and George living with Gladys in San Francisco.

Hazel died in Los Angeles on July 23, 1961.  We hope she met her dreams by moving to California at such a young age!

CHILDREN:

Ruth Bohannan (1923-????)  Married Kenneth Neville Jones and Albert Riggs Downing – do not believe she had any children

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RESEARCH QUESTIONS:  Find Hazel’s birth record

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SOURCES:

1900 United States Federal Census, Carroll County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Conway, enumeration district (ED) 17, Sheet No 16A, dwelling 339, family 380, Fred Shackford; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 January 2017).

1900 United States Federal Census, Carroll County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Eaton Town, Freedom Town, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 18, Sheet No 7, dwelling 22, family 22, Caleb Shackford; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 July 2014).

1910 United States Federal Census, Carroll County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Conway, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 19, Sheet No 3A, dwelling 51, family 58, Jesse F Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 3 February 2015).

1920 United States Federal Census, Los Angeles County, California, population schedule, Glendale, enumeration district (ED) 27, Sheet No 4B, dwelling 91, family 97, Hazel Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 January 2017).

1930 United States Federal Census, Los Angeles County, California, population schedule, Glendale, enumeration district (ED) 19-9, Sheet No 11B, dwelling 218, family 342, Hazel Bohannan; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 January 2017).

1940 United States Federal Census, Los Angeles County, California, population schedule, Glendale, enumeration district (ED) 19-225, Sheet No 10B, visited no 336, home value 2500, Hazel Bohannan; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 2 January 2017).

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1804002 : accessed 12 May 2014), George F Bohannan m Hazel Shackford 1 Jun 1921.

California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 2 January 2017), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPCC-MNW, Hazel Bohannan, 23 Jul 1961, Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“California, Voter Registrations, 1900-1968,” digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 January 2017), Miss Hazel Shackford

In Honor of Her Three Daughters-in Law… Mrs Andrew James Copp,” Los Angeles Herald (Los Angeles, California), 28 January 1913; digital images, California Digital Newspaper Collection (http://cdnc.ucr.edu/ : accessed 2 January 2017

Mitchell Hartford & Bean, The Conway, N. H. Town Register 1905 (Brunswick, Maine: H. E. Mitchell Company, 1905), CENSUS page 87; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 January 2017.

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