Tuesday Tips – Searching for Shackfords in Newspapers (Blog 429)

Newspaper articles about Shackfords re precious because the describe details of their lives, mention family members, include obituaries and often tell us facts that aren’t available in vital documents, census records, or other formal documents.  It isn’t always easy to find articles but as Ken Marks explains in his recent blog about finding more ancestors in newspapers using OCR scanning, alternative spellings can help us find more articles of the people we are searching.  Here’s the results showing new articles found using his methodology as we search for variations of the spelling of Shackford in Chronicling America.

VARIATIONS OF SHACKFORD Results  in Chronicling America
Shackford 2949 Shackfords
Sbackford 316 Shackfords
Shaekford 166 Shackfords
Snackford 26 Shackfords
Sbaekford 27 Shackfords
8hackford 27 Highlights numbers, not names but articles containing Shackford are present
Shackf0rd 2 Shackfords
Snaekford 2 Shackfords
Sbackf0rd 0
Snackf0rd 0
sbaekf0rd 0
snaekf0rd 0
5hackford 1 Highlights numbers, not names but articles containing Shackford are present
Sha|<ford 49 Shackelford and Shacklefords
Sba|<ford 25 Variations of Ford, not Shackfords
Sna|<ford 66 not Shackford’s

We’ve verifies that Ken Mark’s spelling variations work to help find many more articles and will be trying the alternative spellings that find more names as we continue searching for stories about Shackfords in other newspapers.

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Sunday’s Obituary – Jethro Lillicrap, (1880-1922), Husband of Blanche Abbie Shackford (Blog 428)

Blanche Abbie Shackford, the daughter of Luther L and Miranda (Houghton) Shackford) was born on May 17, 1875 in Lyndon, Vermont.  In 1880 she lived with her parents and brother Willie in Concord, Vermont where her father worked as a harnessmaker.  At that age of 7 she was listed in the newspaper among other students who had neither absent or tardy marks while her brother was listed with one absence.  Four years later she lost her brother to diptheria.

Blanche continued to live with her parents in Concord until age 27 when on March 11, 1903 she married 22 year old Jethro Lillicrap, a stone cutter who had been born in England.  Shortly after their marriage he headed to Hardwick to work in the quarries.

Blanche and her husband appear frequently in the Vermont newspapers attending weddings of friends and families, family events, and funerals.  In 1910 they were in Concord with their two sons Paul and William and Blanche’s mother Miranda.  The family was enumerated in the 1920 census in Concord.

Sadly Jethro died on November 14, 1922 at the age of 42.  His life is described in this obituary published in The Caledonian-Record on Nov 21, 1922.

Obituary Jethro Lillicrap Concord Death of Jethro Lillicrap, The Caledonian-record (St Johnsbury, Vermont), 21 November 1922
The Caledonian-Record, Nov 21 1922

Concord

Death of Jethro Lillicrap

A gloom was cast over the com-
munity when it was known that
Jethro Lillicrap has passed away
at his home here, Tuesday after-
noon, Nov. 14. He had been ill
and a great sufferer for many
months, all that professional skill
could do proved of no avail, he
failed rapidly the last few days
until the end.
Mr. Lillicrap was born in Corn-
wall, England, June 3, 1880, son
of John and Hannah Rex Lillicrap.
He was one of a family of 11 chil-
dren, and is survived by four
brothers, Fred Lillicrap, Warsaw,
Wis., William Lillicrap, Philadel-
phia, Penn, Emanuel and Harry
Lillicrap of this town. The fam-
ily came to America when Mr. Lil-
licrap was 11 years old. He re-
ceived his education in the public
schools at Quincy, Mass., and after
spending a year in Harwick, this
state, he came to Concord in 1900
where he has since worked at this
occupation a a granite manufac-
turer.
March 11, 1903 he was married
to Blanche A. Shackford of this
town who with two sons, Paul
Jethro and William Houghton are
left to mourn the loss of a devoted
husband and father. He is also
survived by several nephews and
nieces. Mr. Lillicrap was a mem-
ber of the B. P. O. Elks, St.
Johnsbury, a large delegation
from this order attended the fun-
eral. He was also a member of
the U. C. T. of that place. The
funeral was held from the home
Friday at 11 o’clock, Rev. ZC. F.
McIntyre, pastor of the Universa-
list church officiating. The in-
ternment was in Lyndon cemetery.
Among those called here to attend
the funeral were Mr. and Mrs.
Freeman Pierce, Mr. and Mrs L
V. hastings, St. Johnsbury, Mr
and Mrs. W. W. Houghton, Mr
and Mrs Howard Johnson, Paul
and Milo Johnson, Mrs. Sarah
Houghton, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin
Houghton, Lyndonville; Mr. and
Mrs W. C. Lewis, Littleton, N. H.
and Lavilla Marshall, West Burke.

Blanche lived with her mother in St Johnsbury in 1930 where she worked as a private housekeeper and her two sons worked a traveling salesmen and returned to Concord where she and her mother lived together.  Her mother died in 1942 and Blanche died on July 12, 1946 at the age of 71 of cancer of the colon.  She was buried next to her husband in the Lyndon Center Cemetery in Lyndon, Vermont.

CHILDREN:

Paul Jethro Lillicrap (1904-1994) – lived in St Johnsbury, Vermont, married Eva Henrietta Beaulieu.

William Houghton Lillicrap (1908-1994) – lived in Newport, Vermont, married Marguerite Italia McGill.

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SOURCES:

1880 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Vermont, population schedule, Concord, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 91, Page No 27 (penned), 330 C (stamped), dwelling 256, family 277, Shackford Laforest L; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 4 December 2013).

1900 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Vermont, population schedule, Concord, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 95, Sheet No 2 B, dwelling 48, family 55, Luther L Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 4 December 2013).

1910 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Vermont, population schedule, Concord, enumeration district (ED) 99, Sheet No 2B, dwelling 37, family 43, Jethro Lillicrap; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 April 2017).

1920 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Vermont, population schedule, Concord, enumeration district (ED) 31, Sheet No 2A, dwelling 31, family 36, Jethro Lillicrap [indexed as Tillicrap]; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 April 2017).

1930 United States Federal Census, Caldenonia County, Vermont, population schedule, St Johnsbury, enumeration district (ED) 3-23, sheet No 15A, dwelling 222, family 347, Mianda Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 April 2017).

1940 United States Federal Census, Essex County, Vermont, population schedule, Concord, enumeration district (ED) 5-9, Sheet No 4A, dwelling no 75, Blanche Lillicrap; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 April 2017).

Vermont, Vermont Vital Records, 1760-2008, p. 259, Blanch Abbie Shackford Birth Record, 17 May 1875; digital images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 6 June 2013).

Vermont, Vermont Vital Records, 1760-2008, Image 2355, Lillicrap, Jethro and Shackford, Blanch Abby, 11 March 1903; digital images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : 4/29/2013 29 April 2013).

Vermont, Vermont Vital Records, 1760-2008, , Blanche A Lillicrap, d, 12 July 1946; digital images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 4 December 2013).

“West Concord,” St. Johnsbury Caledonian (St. Johnsbury, Vermont), 7 July 1882; digital images, Library of Congress Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 26 April 2014), Image provided by: University of Vermont.

“WEST CONCORD,” St. Johnsbury Caledonian (St. Johnsbury, Vermont), 24 June 1903; digital images, Library of Congress Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 21 April 2017), Image provided by: University of Vermont.

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Sympathy Saturday – Eugene F Shackford (1918-1918) (Blog 409)

Eugene F Shackford, the son of Eugene Dellmont and Eva Mable (Flood) Shackford was born Oct 18, 1918 in Springvale, Maine.  He only lived for 15 days and died on Nov 3 1918 in Springvale.  His death record states his cause of death was asphyxia with a contributing cause of gastritis with vomiting.

Eugene was buried on Nov 5, 1918 in the Hope Cemetery in Kennebunk, Maine.

This was the second child that this family lost  — their daughter Beulah May who was just a year old died  on Dec 5, 1917.  We hope this small blog helps memorialize these young children.

death-notice-eugene-f-shackford-eugene-f-shackford-the-sanford-tribune-sanford-maine-15-november-1918Eugene F., infant son of Mr
and Mrs Eugene Shackford,
aged 16 days passed away on
Nov. 3. The funeral was held
Nov. 5, with Rev. C. C. Koch of-
ficiating. Burial was in Hope
cemetery, Kennebunk.

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:

“Eugene F. Shackford,” The Sanford Tribune (Sanford, Maine), 15 November 1918; digital images, (http://springvale.advantage-preservation.com/ : accessed 23 August 2016).

Maine, Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921, , Eugene F Shackford, 3 November 1918; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 10 February 2017).

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