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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Shopping Saturday – Diary of Joseph Wesley Shackford – Available on ebay (Blog 447)

Diary of Joseph Wesley Shackford On Sale at e-BayThe book, Diary of Joseph Wesley Shackford is being sold on ebay – we’d be normally be interested in this book but already have a copy.

Here’s our summary of this wonderful book:

In 1868, Joseph Wesley Shackford, who had grown up in Virginia during the Civil War, was sent to New England at age 20 to meet his New England relatives. He had grown up in the South because his father, John William Shackford had moved from New Hampshire to Virginia to pursue the ministry, leaving nine siblings in New England. Fortunately, Joseph described the relatives he encountered on this trip in his diary documenting his relationships to those individuals and in some cases how, “love for his fallen country” is stirred during conversations with family.

After Joseph returns home from his trip, he describes his life in exceptional detail, his personal growth as a minister, and his love for his future wife Cora.  His writing style is elegant and is one a few documents that provides and excellent description of the life of someone who lived through the Civil War.

We’re hoping that a descendant of Joseph Wesley Shackford or someone interested in Shackford family history ends up with this book.

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SOURCES:

Parkes Joanne Shackford, “The Diary of Joseph Wesley Shackford – Joseph meets Fred Hayes, son of his father’s sister Caroline (Blog 10),” Parkes, Joanne Shackford, SHACKFORD Family History Blog 010, 31 December 2012 (http://shackfordgenealogy.weebly.com/shackford-blog/the-diary-of-joseph-wesley-shackford-joseph-meets-fred-hayes-son-of-his-fathers-sister-caroline : accessed 14 July 2017).

Parkes Joanne Shackford, “Sunday’s Obituary – Joseph Wesley Shackford (1848-1909) (Blog 118),” Parkes, Joanne Shackford, SHACKFORD Family History, 9 February 2014 (http://shackfordgenealogy.weebly.com/1/post/2014/02/sundays-obituary-joseph-wesley-shackford-1848-1909-blog-118.html : accessed 9 February 2014).

Parkes Joanne Shackford, “,” , Friday Faces from the Past – Joseph Wesley Shackford (Blog 141), 25 April 2014 (http://shackfordgenealogy.weebly.com/1/post/2014/04/friday-faces-from-the-past-joseph-wesley-shackford-blog-141.html : accessed 25 April 2014).

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Military Monday – Headstone for Nathaniel H Shackford (1801-1877) (Blog 437)

The application for Nathaniel H Shackford’s headstone reads:

N H Shackford Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1861-1904Shackford N H
Pvt Co B Regt 21
Mass Infy
City or Town Fitchburg
County and State Worcester Mass
Date of death Mch 14-1877
by Sheldon & Sons
Contract dated July 8-1887

Nathaniel’s military record shows he enlisted in the 28th Regiment, Massachusetts, Infantry Co B in Worcester, Massachusetts on Oct 9, 1861, mustered in the military on 12/13/1861 and was discharged for disability on 1/20/1862.  We believe he lied about his age stating he was 41 when he was actually 60 years old which made it difficult to place him amid the Shackford family tree due to the age discrepancy.

Nathaniel, the son of Theodore and Dorothy (Kimball) Shackford was born July 22, 1801 in Chester, New Hampshire and married Abigail Bailey in Pembroke on Feb 20, 1823.  He’s mentioned in his father’s will which was written in 1837 and is found in the 1850 census with wife Abigail and children Mary (22), Charlotte (15), Charles H (11), and Ellen (7).

We suspect the marriage with Abigail ended before 1855 as we find Nathaniel living alone in Fitchburg, Massachusetts in 1855 and find Abby Shackford living with some of her children in Pembroke in 1860 where she is working as a boarding housekeeper.  Also by 1858, Nathaniel is pursuing custody of his son Albert Eugene Shackford from his wife Emeline Shackford in Worcester, Massachusetts.  Nathaniel and Emeline must have worked things out as they are found together in the 1860 and 1865, and 1870 censuses and had two other children Elmer Ellsworth Shackford born in 1862 and Charles Hiram Shackford born in 1867.  They lived at multiple other residences – 46 Blossom St, Laurel St, 9 Mill St, 10 Mill St, and 7 Newton Place before Nathaniel died in Fitchburg on March 14, 1877 at the age of 75.  He was buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

Nathaniel’s wife Emeline filed for a widow’s pension on Feb 28, 1885.  She lived in Fitchburg and Leominister where she died on Nov 7, 1895.

Children

(with Abigail Bailey)

Mary Bailey Shackford (1827-1904) – married Charles Runlett Emerson

Leonard Shackford (1830-1899) – policeman in Cambridge, Mass., married Lydia L Gove

Betsy Shackford (1831-1832)

Theodore Bailey Shackford (1833-1907) – omnibus conductor in Cambridge, married Melvina Grant, Almira, and Sarah Jane Hooper

Charlotte Jane Shackford (1834-1887) – married Nathaniel Chapman

Charles Henry Shackford (1838-1911) – Teamster, Boston, married Minerva E Dow

Ellen Shackford (1843-1926) – married John Gilman Bartlett

(with Emeline E (Lovering) Bliss)

Albert Eugene Shackford (1857-1905) – moved to Rutland, Vermont, worked in a mill, toy factory, life insurance agent, married Betsey Jane Sparks

Elmer Ellsworth Shackford (1862-1938) – train conductor, railroad manager.  Moved to Texas, Louisiana, Ohio, and Indiana.  Married Elmira Isabelle (Holman) Shackford, his brother’s widow

Charles Hiram Shackford (1867-1887) – married Elmira Isabelle Shackford, died of typhoid fever age 19

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SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Allenstown, page number crossed out, dwelling 474, family 479, Nathaniel Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 27 November 2013).

1855 Massachusetts State Census, Worchester County, population schedule, Fitchburg, page 2, dwellng 25, family 34, Nathaniel Shackford in household of L P Newell; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 June 2015).

1860 United States Federal Census, Middlesex, Massachusetts, population schedule, Groton, Page 70, Dwelling 541, Family 541, Nathaniel Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 August 2013).

1865 Massachusetts State Census, Fitchburg, Worcester, population schedule, , Dwelling 350, Family 413, N H Shackford; digital image, Family Search (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 17 June 2013).

1870 United States Census, Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, population schedule, , Page No 119, Dwelling 769, Family 1036, Nathaniel Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 17 June 2013).

28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company B (http://www.28thmasscob.org : accessed Nathaniel Shackford),

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, 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 Marriages, 1720-1920, , Nathaniel Shackford m Abigail Bayley, 20 February 1823; database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 27 July 2013).

“U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934,” digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 August 2013), Emeline Shackford widow of Nathaniel Shackford.

“U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865,” database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 May 2013), Nathaniel Shackford, 28th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry; citing M544 roll 36.

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Charles E Shackford Awarded a Medal in Guadalajara, Mexico for Gallantry Rescuing Lives in a Sinking Ship (Blog 436)

We don’t know exactly when Charles E Shackford of Kittery, Maine, moved to Mexico but are pretty certain it was after June 1880 when he was living in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  We do know he was living in Guadalajara, Mexico working as a master mechanic.

His gallant service rescuing many lives when the steamer La Libertad was sunk in Lake with a party of two hundred excursionists was reported in many newspapers around November – December 1889 which was the same year his son Robert Smith Shackford was born in Mexico.

C E Shackford Honored for Rescue in Mexico The Worthington advance., November 14, 1889, Image 2
Waterbury Evening Democrat, 13 Dec 1889

Five brave Americans were recently awarded medals and diplomas in Mexico for gallantly rescuing many lives when the steamer La Libertad was sunk in Lake Chapala with a party of two hundred excursionists on board. The Mexican Congress decorated the five men at Guadalajara in the presence of over 4,000 spectators. The names of the distinguished Americans are: C. E. Shackford, master mechanic; C. E. Halbert, superintendent; H. R. Comforth, passenger conductor; Joseph H. Feehan, chief train dispatcher, and L. Rosenthal, messenger of Wells, Fargo & Co.’s express. They were well worthy the honor.

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SOURCES

1880 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Cambridge, enumeration district (ED) 431, Page No 29, dwelling 144, family 323, Charles E Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 June 2017).

“Five brave Americans,” Waterbury Evening Democrat (Waterbury, Connecticut), 13 December 1889; digital images, Library of Congress Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov : accessed 2 June 2017).

“Five brave Americans,” The Worthington (Worthington, Minnesota) Advance, 14 November 1889; digital images, Library of Congress (www.chroniclingamerica.loc.gov : accessed 6 August 2013).

“Five Brave Americans Were Recently Awarded Medals,” Semi-weekly Interior Journal (Stanford, Kentucky), 3 December 1889; digital images, Library of Congress Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 21 February 2014).

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Wednesday Wedding – Ernest Tyler Shackford marries Miss Lettie E Greene in 1903 in Malden, Mass (Blog 435)

Ernest Tyler Shackford, the son of John Tyler and Sarah A (Ayers) Shackford was born September 18, 1874 in Malden, Massachusetts.  When he was five, his father was working as a clerk in a store in Malden.  He continued to live at home at 20 Church Street in Malden until he was at least 25 years old and joined the Masons in early 1903 slight before his wedding on June 3, 1903 to Lettie Emily Greene, the daughter of Charles A and Abbie (Marson) Greene.

Ernest Shackford Lettie Greene Wedding Boston Post June 5, 1903
Boston Post, 5 Jun 1903

SHACKFORD-GREENE

MALDEN, June 4.-A very pretty home
wedding took place this evening at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Greene,
156 Belmont street, when their daughter,
Miss Lettie E. Greene, became the bride
of Mr. Ernest T. Shackford of Maple-
wood.
Miss Greene is a graduate of the high
school and the groom is the son of As-
sessor J. Tyler Shackford.
The ceremony was performed by the
Rev. William F. Dusseault of Hyde Park/
The bridesmaid was Miss Lillian A.
Greene, sister of the bride, and the best
man Edward D. Henderson.
After a tour to New York Mr. and Mrs.
Shackford will reside at 20 Church street,
Maplewood.

In 1910, the family was living at 31 Spruce St and Ernest was working as a clerk in an electric office but shortly thereafter when he registered for the draft they had moved to 17 Garland street and he was working for the Edison Electric Company at 39 Boylston Street in Boston. In 1920 he was a clerk at an electric house and the next year the family moved to 99 Hancock St where he lived until he died on September 3, 1932.

We wish we knew more about Ernest but are thankful for the descriptive wedding announcement that we’ve found and shared.

CHILDREN:

Theodore Tyler Shackford (1905-1981) – attended Dartmouth College, married Frances Holmes Waugh, lived in Malden and Freedom, New Hampshire

Miriam O Shackford (1910-2002) – married Clifford Alden Phalen, lived in Burlington, Massachusetts

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SOURCES:

1880 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, That part of Malden called Maplewood, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 398, Supervisor’s Dist. No 60, Page No 27 (penned), 403 stamped), dwelling 275, family 290, John T Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 25 November 2013).

1900 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Malden City, Ward 6, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 847, Supervisor’s District No 115, Sheet No 4 B F, 20 Church Street, dwelling 88, family 91, J Tyler Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 25 November 2013).

1910 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Malden, enumeration district (ED) 904, Sheet No 4B, visited no 70, family number 88, Ernest T Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 May 2017).

1920 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Malden, enumeration district (ED) 254, Sheet No 9B, dwelling 154, visited no 224, Ernest T Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 May 2017).

1930 United States Federal Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, , enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 9-264, Supervisor’s District No 11, Sheet No 9B, 99 Hancock Street, dwelling 188, family 213, Ernest T Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 25 November 2013).

Boston Post (Boston, Massachusetts), 5 June 1903; digital images, Access Newspaper Archive (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 9 May 2017).

“Massachusetts, Mason Membership Cards, 1733-1990,” digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 June 2013), Ernest Tyler Shackford

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 25 November 2013), Ernest Tyler Shackford

“U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995,” database, Ancestry.com (www/ancestry.com : accessed 10 May 2017), Shackfords in Malden 1934

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Thriller Thursday – William Shackford Dying for Six Cent Poker Pot (Blog 433)

William Shackford, the son of Alphonso and Margaret Elizabeth (O’Connor) Shackford was born August 21, 1874 in Providence, Rhode Island.   We find him in the Rhode Island 1875 and the 1880 censuses with his family and then in this descriptive news article.

William Shackford Shot Boston Daily Globe 15 Jun 1895 Part 1

THe Globe

EXTRA!

3 O’CLOCK

Young Man Dying Who

Won the “Pot”

Little Chance Wm. Shackford

of East Providence.

Story of an Old Feud and

Murderous Assault.

PROVIDENCE. June 15 – Wm. Shack-
ford, a young man residing in the lower
end of East Providence, near the Bar-
rington line, won a poker pot of six
cents, and now he is dying from wounds
inflicted by cronies.
The case was reported to the East
Providence police yesterday, but at first
the affair looked anything but serious.
Daniel and Henry Thompson are under
arrest, and today they were arraigned
before Judge Bliss of East Providence
and held in heavy bonds to await the
result of Shackford’s injuries.
The case was first reported as a high-
way robbery, in which it was made to
appear that two strangers had waylaid
Shackford and knocked him out for his
money.
Investigators by police and newspa-
per reporters shows clearly another
kind of a story.
Shackford with others had been in an
old barn near the place where the as-
sault took place, playing poker or som
other such game. Money was up, and
Shackford was unfortunate enough to
take the “pot” and hence the trouble.
The Globe correspondence was this morn-
ing informed that the entire amount
was six cents.
This barn in which the games were
played has been a favorite place for
some of the young men in the neighbor-
hood to spend their evenings in gam-
bling and the other diversions which
generally go with sporting of that kind.
There was an old feud which was
said to have existed between Shackford
and some of the men whom he was
playing with. Two of these, it was
claimed, were Daniel and Henry Thomp-
son, young men well known in Drown-
ville, their native place, and in River-
side. The cause of the old trouble is
said to have been a bicycle which one
of the Thompson boys owned about a
year ago. The owner alleged that
Shackford in some way damaged one of
the wheel, and he desired renumera-
tion for the damage. This has never
been paid, and so the Thompsons asked
Shackford to turn over what money he
had gained at poker, and upon meeting
with a refusal became angered and
sought to obtain it by intimidation.
They did not scare him, however.
A row was then started, it is alleged,
in which the Thompson boys pitched
into Shackford and knocked him out
with several weapons.
Shackford escaped to the highway,
and, it is claimed, was then pitched
upon again by the brothers.
Shackford was taken to his home,
and his folks, not realizing that his
condition was so serious, neglected to
call a doctor. When Dr Hibbard was
finally called, however, he found Shack-
ford’s skull was hadly fractured, and
also that the face, neck and body of the
victim were a mass of cuts and bruises
all more or less serious. Some of the
cuts resembled vary much those which
would be made with a sharp knife.
A revolver was one of the weapons of
assault, and over the right eye of the
victim is a bad wound, made by strik-
ing with the butt of the weapon It is
in this place that the skull is seriously
fractured. His mouth and lips are also
very badly cut, so that he can speak
only with the greatest difficulty.
Almost the entire time since the as-
sault he has been in a semi-unconscious
condition, and toward evening yester-
day. he became delirious. Shortly after
7 o’clock last night it was thought that
he was dying, and Dr Hibbad of Riv-
erside was summoned.
The injured man passed the night un-
comfortably as could be expected. This
morning there was a change for the
worse, and Shackford may die at any
moment.
The Thompson boys make no state-
ments and no admissions. Daniel was
home on furlough from the west, where
he is a private in the regular army.
Others were present when the fight
took place, and more arrivals are to fol-
low.

William survived the plot and participated in a trial about a year later.  He moved home by 1900 where he was working as a hotel clerk and living in East Providence.  On February 18, 1909 he married Maud L (Sumner) (MacConnell) Estey.  Sady the marriage did not last – we only know that it ended before 1920 as William was listed as divorced in the 1920 census when he was living with his sister Celeste (Shackford) Barsantee. Before the census William registered for the draft in 1918 where he was shown as working as a waiter for the Hotel Grand in Providence.

In 1925 and 1930 we find William again with his sister working as a clerk in a lunch room.  He died December 18 1932 in East Providence and was buried in Princes Hill Burial Ground in Barrington, Rhode Island.

CHILDREN:  None known

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SOURCES:

1880 United States Federal Census, Providence County, Rhode Island, population schedule, Providence, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 48, Page No 11, 1203 Eddy St, dwelling 72, family 114, Alphonzo Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 25 February 2016).

1900 United States Federal Census, Providence County, Rhode Island, population schedule, East Providence Town, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 130, Sheet No 28, dwelling 353, family 594, Alphonzo Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 24 February 2016).

1920 United States Federal Census, Providence County, Rhode Island, population schedule, Providence, enumeration district (ED) 113, Sheet 9A, dwelling 203, family 298, Edwin R Barsantee; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 4 May 2017).

1925 Rhode Island State Census, Providence County, population schedule, East Providence, Page 43, 850 Willett Avenue, dwelling 346, family 372, Edwin R Barsantie; digital images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 28 February 2016).

1930 United States Federal Census, Providence County, Rhode Island, population schedule, East Providence, enumeration district (ED) 4-219, Sheet No 14B, dwelling 332, family 348, Edwin Barsante; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 4 May 2017).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 2 August 2014), William Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 116959473.

“ONLY SIX CENTS. Young Man Dying Who Won the “Pot” Little Chance for Wm Shackford of East Providence. Story of an Old Feud and Murderous Assault Daniel and Henry Thompson in Heavy Bonds Former a Private in U S Army Home on a Furlough,” Boston Daily Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), 15 June 1895; digital images, Access Newspaper Archives (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 2 May 2017).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915, , William Shackford m Maude Cornell, 27 February 2016; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 February 2016).

Rhode Island, State Census, 1875, Providence, Rhode Island, population schedule, Providence, page 298, street no 50, dwelling 122, family 272, Alfonso Shackford; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 3 April 2015).

“Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914,” index, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 17 November 2016), William Shackford.

Rhode Island “Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950,” database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 9 May 2013), William Shackford.

“SAD ENDING TO GAME OF POKER W.M. Shackford Tells Story in Providence Court of Famous Contest of June, 95, and Subsequent Assault,” Boston Daily Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), 12 May 1896; digital images, Access Newspaper Archives (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 2 May 2017).

“U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 4 May 2017), William Shackford; citing : United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.

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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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