Alice M (Shackford) Powell (1873-1905) of Barnstead, NH died of Heart Disease at age 32 (Blog 502)

Alice M Shackford, the daughter of William Henry Shackford and Mary Augusta Smart was born in Barnstead, New Hampshire on Feb 14, 1873. In June 1880 she was living in Barnstead with her parents and two siblings where her father worked as a hotelkeeper.

Alice was working as a sticher when she married Harry Lewis Powell, a shoemaker on October 27, 1894.

They remained in Barnstead living with Alice’s step grandmother in 1900 – he worked as a stock fitter in a shoe shop and she as a forelady in a shoe shop

Sadly, Alice died at the age of 32 on June 28, 1905 of a long term heart condition which seems to have been diagnosed when she was about 17 years old. She was buried in Riverview Cemetery in Barnstead. Her husband Harry Lewis Powell remarried widow Mary E (Emery) Higgins in August 1930.

CHILDREN:

None

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SOURCES:

1880 United States Federal Census, Belknap County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Belknap, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 2, Supervisors District No 82, Page No 11, dwelling 117, family 122, William Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 October 2013).

1900 United States Federal Census, Belknap County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Barnstead, enumeration district (ED) 2, Sheet No 10, dwelling 257, family 261, Harry Powell; digital images, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 10 June 2020).

New Hampshire, Death and Disinterment Records, 1754-1947, , Alice M Powell d., 28 June 1905; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 May 2015).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947, , Harry L. Powell and Alice M. Shackford, 27 October 1894; index and images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 29 December 2015); Fillm 004243164.

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Alice Baldwin Shackford (1873-1936) married William Frederick Pickard on April 11, 1900 (Blog 501)

Alice Baldwin Shackford, the youngest child of Benjamin Franklin and Grace Grizella (Watson) Shackford was born March 2, 1876 in Chelsea, Massachusetts. She was only three when her 40 year old father suddenly died of heart disease. Alice lived at home with her mother and at age 24 was working as a cashier when she married William Frederick Pickard, the son of William Pickard and Ann Fitzgerald.

Unfortunately we don’t know much about Alice other than finding her name on documents – she lost a day old child on November 23, 1903 in Chelsea and is listed on her husband’s Sept 12, 1918 WWI draft registration. She’s also listed in the 1920, the 1930, and the 1940 census records, and in multiple city directories. From those records, we can tell the family lived at 154 Sagamore in Chelsea, 16 Harvard St in Everett, and 35 Glendale in Everett. We’d love to know more about Alice’s life.

Alice’s husband William died on January 15, 1936 in Everett and she lived with her daughter, Lena G Pickard, a school teacher until she died on October 21, 1943 in Everett.

CHILDREN:

Lena G Pickard (1900-1960) – lived in Everett, Massachusetts, worked as a school teacher

unnamed (daughter) Pickard (1903-1903)

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SOURCES:

1880 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population census, Chelsea, enumeration district (ED) 787, Page No 40, dwelling 306, family no 436, Grace Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 June 2017).

1900 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Chelsea, enumeration district (ED) 1572, Sheet No 11, dwelling 189, family 243, William T Pickard; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 1 June 2020).

1920 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Everett, enumeration district (ED) 123, Sheet No 9801, 16 Harvard St, dwelling 85, family 123, William Pickard; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 June 2020).

1930 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Everett, enumeration district (ED) 9-220, Sheet No 17A, 35 Glendale St, dwelling 195, famiy 390, Wm F Pickard; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 1 June 2020).

1940 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Everett, enumeration district (ED) 9-112, Sheet No 9A, 35 Glendale St, Alice B Pickard; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 June 2020).

Massachusetts, Birth Records, 1840-1915, , Alice B Shackford, 2 March 1876; digital images, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 June 2020).

“United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011,” database, FamilySearch (FamilySearch.org : accessed 19 March 2020), Alice B Shackford.

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 1 June 2020), William Frederick Pickard.

“U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995,” database, Ancestry.com (www/ancestry.com : accessed 1 June 2020), Wm F Pickard

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Memorial Day – Honoring SHACKFORDs who Died While Serving in the United States Armed Forces (Blog 500)

Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, was a day to commemorate the men who died while serving on either side of the Civil War.   Today it is a national holiday for remembering the men and women who died while while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  Today we recognize the three SHACKFORDs who died while serving in the military.  If I missed any, I’d love to hear from you!

REVOLUTIONARY WAR

Seth Ring Shackford (1754-1777) – son of Samuel Shackford and Elizabeth Ring.  He was 23 when he was killed in action on October 7, 1777 while serving in Capt Frye’s Company, Colonel Scammell’s 3rd New Hampshire Regiment. at Saratoga, New York. We assume he was one of many soldiers buried on the battlefield.

CIVIL WAR

Gilman Shackford (1828-1864), son of Andrew and Hannah Shackford of Alfred, Maine served with Co B, 8th Maine Infantry.  He was 35 when he died at Hammond Hospital from wounds on August 14, 1864.  He is buried in grave 12609 in Arlington. He left a wife – Celia (Wormwood) Shackford.

Walter Emory Shackford (1847-1865) – son of John William Shackford and Mary Cole McLelland.  Walter served as a Private in Company H, 5th Regiment, Virginia Calvary. He was only 18 when he died on April 27, 1865 from injuries incurred at “Five Forks” in Dinwiddie.

SOURCES:

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 5 January 2013), Pvt Gilman Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 33842603, photo taken by Hope

History of York County, Maine: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers (York County (Me): Higginson Book Company, 1880), Page 123; digital images, Google eBooks (http://books.google.com : accessed 12 August 2013

Johnston Joseph S, editor, The Diary of Joseph Wesley Shackford King and Queen County Virginia 1868-1893 (Library of Congress: Library of Congress, 1991), p. ix.

McClintock John Norris, Colony Province State 1623-1888 History of New Hampshire (Boston: B. B Russell, Cornhill, 1888), page 389; digital images, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 16 February 2014

“U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865,” database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 May 2013), W. E. Shackford, 5th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry; citing M382 roll 49

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Eva Etta (Shackford) (Towle) Hurd of Laconia, NH and Malden, MA had 18 Children, Died at Age 44 of Empyema after 3 weeks of the Flu (Blog 499)

Eva Etta Shackford, the daughter of Orra Leonard and Victoria (Rundlett) Shackford was born Feb 25, 1881 in Laconia, New Hampshire.  Although her marriage record stated she was 18, she was still 17 on April 9, 1898 when she married Albert Clifton Towle, a machinist in Malden, Massachusetts.  On January 12, 1900 Eva filed for divorce and in June 4, 1900, both Eva and Albert were living with their respective parents in Malden, Massachusetts.  The divorce was finalized on June 12, 1900 with the custody of minor child given to Eva.  Soon thereafter Eva married Robert James Hurd, also a machinist on June 22, 1901 — Albert married Martha Alice Barnes on June 5 of the same year.

Eva and Robert remained in Malden, Massachusetts living in at least three different locations – 439 Lynn, 916 Easton, 46 Fenwick – in the 1910 census Eva reported having had seven children, five of which were living.

In 1913 they moved to Lakeport, New Hampshire where Robert continued to work as a machinist and also served on the Hook and Ladder Company.  By 1920 the family included 10 children and Robert was working as the foreman of a machine shop.  Again the family had to move every few years and living at 177 Valley, 16 Rowen, and 2 Moulton Street in Lakeport.

Eva Etta Shackford Hurd Death RecordEva had four more children including a set of twins before she died of empyema and influenza on Jan 8, 1926 in Laconia.  She was buried in the Bayside Cemetery in Laconia.  Robert remarried Jan 1, 1935 the widow Cora M (Forrest) Smith and lived to age 74.

If you’d like to see a photograph of Eva Etta or her large family, there are a few photographs that have been shared on Ancestry.com – we’re not sure who is the owner of these photos but have started asking permission to share them on this blog. We’d love to learn more about Eva as a person beyond birth and census records — we’re searching for any newspaper articles or information from others.

CHILDREN:

Florence Hazel Towle (1899-1907) –  the birth record shows a Lawrence H Towle, male but the census and death record list this child who died young as Florence, female.  There is a question if these are two separate children but Eva mentioned only Florence when cooresponding with Samuel Burnham Shackford, her divorce record says minor child, and the 1900 census shows a Florence.

Leonard Robert Hurd (1901-1959) – married Irene Parker Philbrick – served in WWII

Louise Victoria Hurd (1903-1985) – married Earl George Clough

William Edgar Hurd (1905-1989) – married Eunice Ruth Ludlow

Joseph T Hurd (1906-1910) – died of pleurisy

Eva May Hurd (1908-2002) – married Clarence Bruce Papps

Walter Shackford Hurd (1909-1980) – married Jennie Louise Ferri

Arthur Edgar Hurd (1910-1975) – married Gladys Blackey

Ernest Hurd (1910-1993) – served in WWII

Oscar Leroy Hurd (1913-1922)

Evelyn Mae Hurd (1915-1997) – married Edward Harry Miner

Harry Hurd (1916-1987) – married Rita Dorothy Boucher, served in Navy in WWII

Lawrence Edward Hurd (1917-2009) – married Florence Ellen Blackey, served in the Navy in WWII

Marshall A Hurd (1919-1992) – married Jeannette Morin, served in the Army in WWII

Frances Hurd (1920 (twin)-2008) – married Lionel Joseph Cloutier

Frank Randlet Hurd (1920 (twin) -1993) – married Alice Sina Wilson, served in the Army in WWII

Charles Augustus Hurd (1922-2011) – married Dorothy Pearl Stone), served in Navy in WWII

Keith Lewis Hurd (1923-2002) – married Amelia Mildred Nelson), served in Army in WWII (was only 17 when enlisted)

Eva’s Shackford Ancestry includes Captain Samuel Shackford who served in the Revolutionary War and is mentioned in multiple Lineage Books:  Eva Etta Shackford (1881-1926), Orra Leonard Shackford (1856-1927), George W. Shackford (1832-1869), Josiah Ring Shackford (1796-1874), Josiah Shackford (1767-1843), Capt Samuel Shackford (1728-1812), William Shackford (1706-1773), Samuel Shackford (abt 1674-1731), William Shackford (abt 1641-1720)

Eva is my seventh cousin removed with a common ancestor of William Shackford & Deborah Trickey.  The relationship is too distant to share DNA with her descendants.

Research Questions:  Are there any newspaper articles that mention members of this family which may help us learn more about their lives?

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SOURCES:

1900 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Malden, enumeration district (ED) 848, Sheet No 8, dwelling 160, family 182, Orra Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 January 2020).

1910 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Malden, enumeration district (ED) 905, Sheet No 9, House Visited, 169, Family No 209, Robert J Hurd; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 April 2019).

1920 United States Federal Census, Belknap County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Laconia, Sheet No 25A, dwelling 594, Robert J Hurd; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 28 April 2019).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 12 January 2020), Eva Etta Shackford Hurd, MEMORIAL ID 201280906.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915, , Albert C Towle m Eva E Shackford, 9 April 1898; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 31 March 2014).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915, , Eva Shackford Towle m. Robert J Hurd, 22 June 1901; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 31 March 2014).

“Middlesex County, Massachusetts, divorce docket books 1887-1938,” Digital Images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ : accessed 3 February 2020), Vols. 1 – 5 (to #3853) : 1887-1903, Film 8297355, Image 637 of 1090, Eva Towle vs Albert C Towle.

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Birth Index, 1659-1900, , – Shackford, 25 February 1881; database with images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 February 2020).

New Hampshire, Death and Disinterment Records, 1754-1947, , Eva Etta Hurd, ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 February 2020); New England Historical Genealogical Society. Citing New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records, Concord, New Hampshire.

“Shackford Genealogy Manuscript,” 13 October 1925; SG SGA 5; Shackford collection by Samuel Burnham Shackford; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts. (56) William Shackford, Shackford Genealogy Manuscript, #667 Eva Etta Shackford. – refers to letters with Etta that mention one child with Edward – Florence Hazel and a Middlesex Divorce 2818

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Susan K (Shackford) Morrison of Pembroke (1809-1894) (Blog 498)

Susan K Shackford, the daughter of Theodore and Dorothy (Kimball) Shackford was born November 7, 1809 in Allenstown, New Hampshire.

Susan married James Morrison, a farmer in Pembroke, on June 14, 1832.  Five years later her father died leaving Susan and her sister two dollars. James died in Pembroke on August 27, 1853.  In 1860 Susan was living with two of her children, Henry and Mary and reported real estate value of $2500 and a personal estate of $600.  In 1870 and 1880, Susan’s son Henry was listed as head of household.

Susan died on February 11, 1894 in Pembroke of bronchitis.  Susan had no will and during probate, her three children declined administration and agreed that her grandson, Horace Fowler should be the administrator .  He became responsible to distribute about $600.

Probate Susan K Shackford MorrisonMerrimack Probate Records, Vol 84-87, 1892-1927

To the Hon. Judge of Probate for the County of Merrimack:
Respectfully Represents, Henry C. Morrison and Mary W. Morrison of
Pembroke and Abbie J Holt of Epsom,
in said county, that Susan K Morrison late of Pembroke, and
last an inhabitant, died on the 11th day of February A.D. 1894, intestate,
having at the time of her death, estate in said County; that the said petitioners are the only
children and heirs of said deceased who left no husband surviving her, that they
each decline to administrate upon said estate and recommend Horace
Lawler of Epsom in said County as a suitable person for that trust.

CHILDREN:

Abigail Jane Morrison (1833-1905) – married Philip Fife Holt

Henry Curtis Morrison (1840-1903)

Mary White Morrison (1842-1922)

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Note:  The only mention of a middle initial K is in Susan’s death record.

SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Pembroke, Page 34 (stamped), 67 (penned), dwelling 36, family 40, James Morrison; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org

1860 United States Federal Census, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Pembroke, Page No 116, dwelling 930, family 964, Susan Morrison; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 January 2019).

1870 United States Federal Census, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Pembroke, Page No 9 (handwritten), 428 (stamped, dwelling 84, household 88, Henry C Morrison; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 26 December 2019).

1880 United States Federal Census, Merrimack County, population schedule, Pembroke, enumeration district (ED) 189, Page No 6, dwelling 52, family 56, Henry C Morrison; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 26 December 2019).

Carter N. F., Rev, History of Pembroke, N. H. 1730-1895: In Two Volumes, Vol. II.-Genealogical (Concord, N. H.: Republican Press Association, 1895), page 295; digital images, Hathi Trust (http://babel.hathitrust.org/ : accessed 17 March 2016.

New Hampshire, Death and Disinterment Records, 1754-1947, , Susan K Morrison, death record, 11 February 1894; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 July 2013); New England Historical Genealogical Society. Citing New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records, Concord, New Hampshire.

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, County Probate Records, 1660-1973, ; digital images, FamilySearch, http://www.familysearch.org (: accessed 26 December 2019); Susan Morrison’s Probate Records.

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, County Probate Records, 1660-1973, Theodore Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch, http://www.familysearch.org (: accessed 24 February 2014); Merrimack, Probate Records 1839-1875 vol 16, page 219-220 (Image 114).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947, , James Morrison married Susan Shackford, 14 June 1832; index and images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLX5-MK3, accessed 8 July 2017).

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Susie A (Shackford) Tucker of Canaan, New Hampshire (1862-1934) (Blog 497)

Susie A Shackford, the daughter of Alfred Marshall and Martha Jane (Barber) Shackford was born October 30, 1862 in Canaan, New Hampshire.  Marriage Record Susie A ShackfordAlthough Susie’s marriage record shows she was 18, she was still 17 when she married William H Tucker (also known as Willie H Tucker), the son of Joseph and Betsy (Smith) Tucker.  At the time of their marriage, William was a railroad station agent at the West Lebanon station and Susie was working as a telegraphic operator.  William continued to work as a railroad station manager until around 1910 when he became a proprietor of a livery stable. Susie worked as a housekeeper and raised five children.

Susie’s husband William died on August 3, 1911 of pulmonary tuberculis and lived next to her son Lawrence and and raised her youngest son Albert who was working as a carpenter at the age of 18.   By 1930, Susie and her sister Addie had moved into  Lawrence’s home.

Death Record Susie A Tucker

Susie died on July 28, 1934 in Lebanon of arteriosclerosis and was buried next to her husband in the Wells Cemetery in Canaan, New Hampshire.

CHILDREN:

Howard Marshall Tucker (1881-1953) – married Laura B Atwood

Edrick Shackford Tucker (1883-1951) – married Katherine Gertrude Coppinger

Joseph Marshall Tucker (1888-????) – married Edith G Neily and Ollie White

Lawrence Clyde Tucker (1895-1937) – married Dorothy Mary Mason

Alfred Barber Tucker (1901-1966) – married Hilma Evelyn Ouimett

Susie A Shackford is my seventh cousin 1x removed.

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SOURCES:

1870 United States Federal Census, Grafton County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Canaan, Page No 1, dwelling 3, family 3, Marshall Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 December 2018).

1880 United States Federal Census, Grafton County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Canaan, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 78, Supervisor’s District No 82, Page 3??B, dwelling 375, family 400, Alfred M Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 September 2013).

1900 United States Federal Census, Grafton County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Lebanon, enumeration district (ED) 63, Sheet No 4A, Wm H Tuck; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.amazon.com : accessed 7 December 2019).

1910 United States Federal Census, Grafton County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Lebanon, enumeration district (ED) 91, Sheet No 27B, dwelling 330, family 592, William H Tucker; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 December 2019).

1920 United States Federal Census, Grafton County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Canaan, enumeration district (ED) 35, Sheet No 4B, dwelling 88, family 93, Susie A Tucker; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 December 2019).

1930 United States Federal Census, Grafton County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Canaan, enumeration district (ED) 5-9, Sheet No 3A, dwelling 66, family 77, Lawrence C Tucker; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 December 2019).

Book of Biographies. The Volume Contains Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens of Grafton County, New Hampshire (Buffalo, N. Y.: Biographical Publishing Company, 1897), page 423-424; digital images, Archive.com (us.archive.org : accessed 17 January 2014

“Concord Div. No. 43,” The Railroad Telegrapher, Vol XVI No 1 (January 1899) (: accessed 8 December 2019).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 6 July 2017), Susie A Shackford Tucker, Find A Grave Memorial# 65906657.

New Hampshire, New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947, , Susie A Tucker, 25 July 1934; index and digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 7 March 2014).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947, , Willie N Tucker, ; index and digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 7 December 2019).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920, , William H Tucker m. Susie A Shackford, 27 October 1880; database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 20 September 2013).

Wallace William Allen, edited by James Burns Wallace, The History of Canaan New Hampshire (Concord, N. H.: The Rumford Press, 1910), page 636; digital images, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 7 March 2014.

“WEST LEBANON ITEMS,” Boston & Maine Railroad Men, March 1900, Archive.org (https://archive.org/ : accessed 8 December 2019), page 54.

“WEST LEBANON’s RAILROAD MEN,” The Lebanonian, April 10, 1898, HathiTrust (https://babel.hathitrust.org/ : accessed 7 December 2019); digital image.

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Sunday’s Obituary – Harry L Shackford of Kennebunk and Biddeford, ME, (1884-1953) (Blog 495)

Birth Record Harry L ShackfordHarry L Shackford, the fourth child of Stephen Frank and Ada Louise (Smith) Shackford was born May 9, 1884 in Freedom, New Hampshire.    By the age of 16 he was working as a day laborer at his brother-in-law’s home in Wakefield, Massachusetts.

Harry married Pauline Fielding, the daughter of Thomas and Mary A (Nedeau) Fielding in Kennebunk, Maine on October 28, 1903 and by 1910 they were raising two children and both working as shoe makers in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Harry Lumon Shackford WWI draft registration clipping

Harry’s September 9, 1918 draft registration seems to show a middle name of Luman (while the writing is decipher, assuming this is correct spelling as this is the middle name of one of the grandchildren).

By 1920, Harry had six children and was working as a fish dealer.  After the birth of his seventh child, Ernest Byron Shackford, he and his wife Pauline and his two daughters and their husbands who also had just had newborns all baptized their children together in one baptismal ceremony at the Methodist Episcopal Church!

Harry continued working in the fish business and purchased the fish business of E.C. Snowden on a wharf in Kennebunk in November 1829.  In the 1930 census he listed his occupation as a fish salesman and as a proprietor of a fish shop in the 1940 census.  Shackford & Gooch Marketing abt 1953We’re not sure when he and his son-in-law opened the famous Shackford & Gooch fish store but we do know it was a very well known and popular local and tourist spot in Kennebunk.

The Shackford’s also hosted many holiday and celebratory events with their eight children in their home in Biddeford and at Sebago Lake.  In  their later years they started to spend their winters in Saint Petersburg, Florida.

Harry died suddenly in Biddeford on July 7, 1953.  His obituary reads:

Kennebunk, Harry L Shackford, The Sanford Tribune (Sanford, Maine), 16 July 1953 Part 1Harry L. Shackford, 69, a res-
ident of the Lower Village, died
suddenly Tuesday evening last
week in a Biddeford hospital.
Born in Freedom, N. H., the son
of Stephen and Ada F. Smith
Shackford, he was a retired
wholesale and retail fish dealer
in Kennebunkport. He was a
member of the Kennebunk
Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Paul-
ine Fielding Shackford five
daughters, Mrs. Mildred Robin-
son, Mrs. Florence Rand, Mrs
Marguerite Hubbard, Mrs Ruth
Twombly and Mrs. Bernice
Gooch, all of Kennebunkport;
three sons Frederick, of Wells,
Harry T of Biddeford and Er-
nest of Berwick; four sisters,
Mrs. Myrtle Dupree, of Wash-
ington D C., Mrs Helen Mairs,
and Mrs. Ethel Arnold, of Dov-
er, N. H., and Mrs Addie Davis,
of Wolfeboro N.H.; two brothers
Roland Shackford of Wells and
William K Shackford of Canal
Point. Fla, and several grand-
children
Funeral services were held
Friday afternoon from the Ken-
nebunk Methodist Church with
the Rev. William C. Landis of-
ficiating. Internment was in Ever-
green Cemetery, Kennebunk
Landing.

CHILDREN:

Florence Viola Shackford (1904-1984) – married Clyde E Rand, lived in Kennebunk, Maine and Lee, Florida

Bernice Viola Shackford (1906-1999) – married Byron Otto Gooch, lived in Kennebunk, Maine

Harry T. Shackford, (1911-1990) – married Eugene Mae Perry, Irene Alice LaPoint, and Viola Patent, worked for electronics company.  Lived in Kennebunk and Brevard, Florida

Mildred Irene Shackford (1913-2008) – married Charles William Robinson, lived in Kennebunk, Maine

Frederick Ellsworth Shackford (1916-1978) – married Margaret Crissell, lived in Kennebunk and Wells, Maine

Marguerite Louise Shackford (1918-2016) – married Charles S Hubbard

Ruth Lillian Shackford (1921-2007) – married George Twombly, lived in Kennebunk, Maine

Ernest Byron Shackford (1925-2006 – married Celestine Farwell and Sally.  Worked as a carpenter.

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SOURCES:

1900 United States Federal Census, Carroll County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Wakefield, enumeration district (ED) 163, Sheet No 12, dwelling 266, family 266, Herbert N Fowler; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 August 2019).

1910 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Exeter, enumeration district (ED) 243, Sheet No 9A, house number 62, dwelling 154, family 138, Harry L Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 August 2019).

1920 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Kennebunk, enumeration district (ED) 109, Sheet No 17A, dwelling 437, family 451, Harry S Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 August 2019).

1930 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Kennebunk, enumeration district (ED) 16-23, Sheet No 16A, dwelling 391, family 481, Harry L Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 August 2019).

1940 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Kennebunk, enumeration district (ED) 16-36, Sheet No 17A, House No 57, Harrry L Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 August 2019).

CaseText (https://casetext.com : accessed 18 August 2918), Harry L Shackford.

“A joint anniversary, birthday and Mothers Day party was held,” Biddeford Daily Journal (Biddeford, Maine), 12 May 1941

“KENNEBUNK,” The Biddeford Weekly Journal (Biddeford, Maine), 11 December 1925; digital images, Biddeford Library (http://biddeford.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 8 February 2018).

“Kennebunk, Harry L Shackford,” The Sanford Tribune (Sanford, Maine), 16 July 1953; digital images, Springvale Public Library & Goodall Memorial Library (http://springvale.advantage-preservation.com/ : accessed 19 August 2019).

“Lower Village Couple Has Large Family Gathering,” Biddeford Daily Journal (Biddeford, Maine), 29 December 1942; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 22 August 2019).

“Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996,” index, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 28 November 2013), Henry L Shackford m Pauline Fielding 28 Oct 1903.

“Mr and Mrs Harry L. Shackford of Western avenue entertained,” Biddeford Daily Journal (Biddeford, Maine), 29 November 1943; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 22 August 2019)

New Hampshire, New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900, , Shackford, 9 May 1884; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 21 May 2015).

“REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS IN KENNEBUNK,” Biddeford Weekly Journal (Biddeford, Maine), 8 November 1929; digital images, McArthur Public Library (http://biddeford.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 23 August 2019). Harry Shackford purchased fish business.

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Conway’s Representatives to Legislature in 1909: Jesse Fred Shackford (1862-1940) of Conway, New Hampshire (Blog 493)

J. FRED SHACKFORD, The Reporter (North Conway, New Hampshire), 7 January 1909; digital images, Conway Public Library (http-:conway.advantage-preservation.com

Mr. J. Fred Shackford, the mem-
ber from Conway, was born July 21,
1862, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Caleb
Shackford.
He received his education in Eaton
and New Hampton Institute. He
commenced business with his father
in 1886 as grain dealers, which was
afterward extended to a general mer-
chandise carried on in the store he
now occupies.
Mr. Shackford is a member of
Mr. Washington lodge, A. F. & A.
M., Signet Royal Arch Chapter, Swift
River lodge, I. O. O. F., Moat Mount-
tain lodge, K. of P., and Chataque
Tribe of Red Men. In politics he has
always been a republican, and in re-
ligion a Congregationalist.
Mr. Shackford married a Miss
Beecham of Berwick, Dec. 15, 1886,
and they have two children, a son at
Holderness School for boys, and a
daughter.

Jesse Fred Shackford’s obituary was published in The Reporter:

JESSE F. SHACKFORD, The Reporter (North Conway, New Hampshire), 6 June 1940; digital images, Conway Public Library (http-::conway.advantage-preservation.com - accessed 6 September 2019).The death of J. Fred Shackford
Shackford at Memorial Hospital,
North Conway removed one of Con-
way’s best known citizens who has
been closely associated with the vil-
lage for more than half a century.
He was a native of Eaton being the
only child of Caleb and Lydia Ham-
ilton Shackford of Eaton Center. He
was seventy-eight years old. He re-
ceived his education in the town
schools and at the New Hampton
Institute. In his youth he taught
school for a few years and married
Miss Edith Beecham of Somersworth.
With his father he established the
mercantile business of C. Shackford
& Son in Conway Village. It grew
and prospered and after the death of
his father he continued in business
until the death of his wife three years
ago after which he sold his store and
retired from active participation.
The couple had two children, Hazel,
now Mrs Hazel Bohanan of Glen-
dale, California, and Charles who died
in Sandwich a year ago. Mr. Shack-
ford was a member of various fra-
ternal organizations, being a Mason,
Odd Fellow Red Man, and Knight of
Pythias. He was a charter member
of the Chatague Tribe of Red Men
and of the K. of P. Lodge of Con-
way. Two years ago he received the
badge of fifty years of membership
in the Masonic Lodge . In the past
he had been active in community
afairs and had served the Precinct
as commissioner.
Funeral services were held Tues-
day at 2 p.m. in the Congregational
Church with the Rev. Charles Moor-
house in attendance. The Masonic
rites were conducted by members of
Mount Washington Lodge. The in-
terment was in the family lot in the
Eson cemetery.

CHILDREN:

Hazel Shackford (1889-1961) – married George Frederick Bohannan

Charles B Shackford (1892-1939) – married Mildred Beatrice Leavitt

 

SOURCES:

“J. FRED SHACKFORD,” The Reporter (North Conway, New Hampshire), 7 January 1909; digital images, Conway Public Library (http://conway.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 20 April 2019).

“JESSE F. SHACKFORD,” The Reporter (North Conway, New Hampshire), 6 June 1940; digital images, Conway Public Library(http://conway.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 6 September 2019).

“J. FRED SHACKFORD,” The Reporter (North Conway, New Hampshire), 6 June 1940; digital images, Conway Public Library (http://conway.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 20 April 2019).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920, , Jessee F Shackford m Edith M Beacham, 8 December 1885; database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 3 February 2015).

Obituary of Mrs Lucy Marie (Shackford) Davis (1850-1929) of Conway, New Hampshire (Blog 492)

MRS LUCY SHACKFORD DAVIS, The Reporter (North Conway, New Hampshire), 20 June 1929; digital images, http-::conway.advantage-preservation.com:MRS. LUCY SHACKFORD DAVIS
Nearly fourscore years ago a little
girl was welcomed to a home of love
and comfort near Conway village. It
would seem as if good faries smiled
upon her coming, for she was en-
dowed with talent, charm, intelligence
and health. The gift of making
friends and the power to hold them
fast were given her, and th eunder-
standing heart that could feel sympa-
thy and offer comfort. Friends clus-
tered around her and fortune gave its
benefits. Fewer griefs were hers
than usually fall to the lot of humans.
Her devoted family of children, grand-
children and husband was intact and
her interest in life unabated. Last
Thursday that singularly fortunate
and happy life was rounded out and
she went as each of us might hope
to go; without pain or suffering or
the dread of the inevitable which
must be always with the hopeless
invalid who is under sentence of death.
The little girl was the daughter of
Major Samuel Shackford and his wife,
Lydia Pendexter who lived on the
West Side on the farm now owned
and occupied by G. A. Taylor. When
the daughter, Lucy was a maiden in
her teens the family moved to Con-
way Village and occupied the place
which has veer since beeh home to the
lady whose mortal remains were car-
ried from there last Sunday by loving
hands and taken to their last resting
place in the family lot in the West
Side cemetery.
Fifty-three years ago when twenty-
five years of age Miss Shackford mar-
ried Frank W. Davis of Conway.
Three chidlren, Philip S., Ruth now
the wife of Dr. B. F Horne, and
Maidee, now Mrs. Glen Rich of Port-
land came to them. Eight grand-
children have shared the love and
interest of Mrs. Davis whose death
causes the first break in the family.
She was a charter member of the Con-
way Woman’s Club and has always
been much interested in its activities
and helpful in its work. She was a
regular attendant of the Congrega-
tional Church and aided its undertak-
ing; and was anxious for the general
good. Funeral services were held at
her home on Washington Street, Sun-
day afternoon and were conducted by
Rev. Alfred Hillman of Pembroke,
assisted by Rev. Charles Moorehouse of
Conway. The services were very
simple as her loved ones knew she
would have wished. A prayer was
said over the casket which was buried
in flowers and a poem “The Great
Adventure” writen by Mrs. Horne
was read by Mr. Hillman.
Her death occurred as she was a pre-
paring for a trip to Portland to visit
her son-in-law, Dr. B. F. Horne in the
Maine General Hospital. She was
found in her room unconscious and
died in a few moments.

SOURCES:

“MRS LUCY SHACKFORD DAVIS,” The Reporter (North Conway, New Hampshire), 20 June 1929, page 8; digital images, Conway Public Library(http://conway.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 20 April 2019).

Mrs Edith (Beecham) Shackford of Conway, New Hampshire (1865-1937) (Blog 491)

Edith Beecham Shackford Mrs. Edith B. Shackford, The Reporter (North Conway, New Hampshire), 22 April 1937; digital images, http-::conway.advantage-preservation.com:Mrs. Edith Shackford died Sunday
morning of pneumonia, after a ten
days’ illness. She was 71 years of
age and was born in Berwick, the
daughter of Charles and Belinda
Stillings Beecham. Fifty-two years
ago she married J. Fred Shackford of
Eaton and the couple came to Conway
where their home has been during
the whole of their married life. They
have a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Bohanan
of Glendale, Calif, and a son, Charles,
Shackford of Eaton.
For many years Mrs. Shackford
was closely associated with her hus-
band in the general store which they
conducted and later in the periodical
store which succeeded the larger enter-
prise.
Although not taking an active part
in the social life of the village, Mrs.
Shackford was well known to a wide
circle of friends, and was a familiar
figure in the community. She leaves
few near relatives as she had no
brothers or sisters. Besides her hus-
band and children she leaves one
granddaughter, Ruth Bohanan of
Glendale, California.
Funeral services at the Congrega-
tional Church at 2 p. m. with the
Rev. Charles Moorehouse in attend-
ance. The interment was in the vil-
lage cemetery.

SOURCES:

“Mrs. Edith B. Shackford,” The Reporter (North Conway, New Hampshire), 22 April 1937; digital images, http://conway.advantage-preservation.com/ (http://conway.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 19 April 2019).