Military Monday – Mrs Abby Augusta (Hill) Meserve References Samuel Shackford’s Service as Basis of Her Daughters of the American Revolution Application (Blog 458)

Abby Augusta Hill, the daughter of Levi Gerrish and Abigail  Burnham (Shackford) Hill was born August 16, 1842 in Somersworth, New Hampshire.  She lived with her parents until her marriage to Major William Neal Meserve on November 30, 1864.

William served another term in the military from  December 14, 1864 to June 17, 1865 and then the new family lived in Roxbury, Massachusetts with William’s father Isaac in 1865.  He must have needed time to rest as he had served at the Battles of South Mountain, Antietam, Sulphur Springs, Fredericksburg, Vicksburg, Jackson, Campbell’s Sta., Knoxville, Spottslyvania, North Anna, Cold Harbor, Petersburgh, Weldon R. R., and Peebles Farm.  They moved to Norfolk, Virginia before 1870 where William worked as a dentist.  He then pursued the ministry obtaining a degree from the Theological Institute and was ordained in 1874 in Santa Cruz, California.  He lived in Oakland, Antioch, Philadelphia and Durango before the family settled in Litchfield, Connecticut in 1880 where William worked as a clergyman.

By 1881 the family was in Durango, Colorado and in June 1885 William moved the family to El Paso, Colorado.  Sometime thereafter William abandoned the family and moved to California alone.

Abby remained in Colorado and around 1897 applied for and was accepted into the Daughters of the American Revolution as member 21103.

DAR Lineage Mrs Abby Hill Meserve Dolliver Louise Pearsons, Historian General, Lineage Book National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Vol XXII. 21001-22000 1897 (Wash

MRS. ABBY HILL MESERVE. 21103
Born in Somersetworth, New Hampshire [should probably be Somersworth, New Hampshire, jsp]
Wife of Maj. William Neal Meserve.
Descendant of Capt. Samuel Shackford and of Solomon
Buzell, of New Hampshire.
Daughter of Levi Gerrish Hill, A. M., M. D., and Abigail Burn-
ham Shackford, his wife.
Granddaughter of Andrew Neal Hill and Sallie Leighton, his wife;
Samuel Shackford and Nancy Buzell, his wife.
Gr.-granddaughter of Samuel Shackford, Jr., and Nancy Walker, his
wife; Solomon Buzell and Elizabeth Burnham, his wife.
Gr.-gr-grandaughter of Samuel Shackford and Mary Elizabeth
Marshall King, his wife.
Samuel Shackford (1728-1812), served in the Rhode Is-
land and Burgoyne campaignes. He was born in Newington;
died in Portsmouth, N.H.
Solomon Buzell, (1761-1812), served in the Rhode Island
campaign, 1778. He died in Northwood, N.H.
Also Nos. 14175, 15093, 19352

In 1900, Abby was living in Grand Junction, Colorado with her son Richard and a cousin, Mary Kingsley Shackford. She remained in Grand Junction until her death due to pneumonia at the age of 70 on December 21, 1912.  She was buried with her parents in the Pine Hill Cemetery in Dover, New Hampshire.   Her husband William Neal Meserve who had moved to California around 1886 died in  San Diego and was buried there in the Mount Hope Cemetery

CHILDREN:

Frederick Hill Meserve (1865-1962) – dry goods, textile manufacturing, collector of civil war photographs, married Edith Turner

William Curtis Meserve (1868-1950) – married Olive A Dodgion

Richard Earle Meserve (1871-1953) – mechanical engineer, married Lola Eudora

John Shackford Meserve (1873-1955) – physician,  married Edith Johnson Connor

Philip French Meserve (1876-????) – believe he died young

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Note:  Information found in these older Lineage Books is not necessarily sufficient proof to use for a descendent’s application for acceptance into the Daughters of the American Revolution – a future DAR applicant may also need to provide additional information proving their descendent relationships.

SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, Strafford County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Dover, page 109 (penned), 55 (stamped), dwelling 567, family number 857, Levi G Hill; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 November 2015).

1860 United States Federal Census, Strafford County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Ward 3, Dover City, Page No 103, dwelling 542, family 835, Levi G Hill; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 November 2015).

1865 Massachusetts State Census, Norfolk County, population schedule, Roxbury, dwelling 105, family 117, Isaac H Meserve; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 October 2017).

1870 United States Federal Census, Norfolk County, Virginia, population schedule, Norfolk, Page No 25, dwelling 171, family 226, Wm N Meserve; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 October 2017).

1880 United States Federal Census, Litchfield, County, Connecticut, population schedule, Harwinton, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 28, Page No 1, dwelling 3, family 3, Wm N Meserve; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 August 2015).

1885 Colorado State Census, El Paso, population schedule, , William Meserve; digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 October 2017)

1900 United States Federal Census, Mesa County, Colorado, population schedule, Grand Junction, enumeration district (ED) 74, Sheet No 7A, dwelling 182, family 163, Abby H Meserve; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 October 2017).

1910 United States Federal Census, Mesa County, Colorado, population schedule, Grand Junction, enumeration district (ED) 94, Sheet 5A, dwelling 91 family 97; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 October 2017).

Dolliver Louise Pearsons, Historian General, Lineage Book National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Vol XXII. 21001-22000 1897 (Washington, D.C.: 1906), page 37; digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com :

Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States San Francisco (San Francisco: 20 November 1895), Meeting Agenda Nov 20, 1895; digital images, HathiTrust (https://babel.hathitrust.org : accessed 23 October 2017.

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947, , Wm. N. Meserve and Abbie A. Hill, 30 November 1864; index and images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 11 August 2015).

“North American Cemetery Transcriptions from NEHGS Manuscripts, 1642-1977: NH, Strafford: Dover-Pine Hill,” digital images, AmericanAncestors (https://www.americanancestors.org : accessed 13 September 2017), Buckleys buried in Pine Hill (no 1074, p, 256).

Note:  Update re proper spelling of Somersworth NH thanks to a suggestion by Janice at Genealogy Bloggers on 1 Nov 2017.

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Treasure Chest Thursday – Bartlett Chauncy Shackford’s Marriage Record (Blog 456)

In Nov 2015 we could not find a marriage record for Bartlett Chauncey Shackford and Rose Winchester Karnan and wrote a blog about using a source from Bartlett’s College Directory to determine their marriage date.  Last week through Randy Seaver’s Oct 2, 2017 post titled “Mining the “Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920″ Collection on FamilySearch” we discovered that this marriage record for Bartlett had been added to Family Search.  From this source we see the names of their parents:  Charles Chauncy and Flora A (Wood) Shackford and Robert W and Harriet (Winchester) Karnan.  We also learn where Bartlett and Rose lived at the time of their marriage, learn that they were married at her house at 48 Birch St, Roslindale, Mass.  We also discovered that she was working as a School teacher at the time of their marriage and that he was a physician.  Here’s a copy of the marriage Record.

Marriage Record Bartlett Chauncey Shackford Rose Winchester Karnan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE

1 PLACE OF MARRIAGE City or Town Boston, Mass 2 Date of Marriage August 5, 1919 Registered No 220 Intention No 216

GROOM

3 FULL NAME Bartlett Chauncy Shackford

4 AGE AT LAST BIRTHDAY  24 5 COLOR White

6 RESIDENCE AT TIME OF MARRIAGE 74 Bennington St, Newton, Mass

7 NUMBER OF MARRIAGE 1st 8 SINGLE, WIDOWED, OR DIVORCED Single

9 OCCUPATION Physician

10 BIRTHPLACE Hyde Park, Mass.

11 NAME OF FATHER Charles C.

12 MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Flora A. Wood

BRIDE

13 FULL NAME Rose Winchester Karnan

14 AGE AT LAST BIRTHDAY 23 15 COLOR White

16 RESIDENCE AT TIME OF MARRIAGE 48 Birch St., (Roslindale) Boston, Mass.

17 NUMBER OF MARRIAGE 1st

18 SINGLE, WIDOWED, OR DIVORCED Single

19 OCCUPATION School teacher.

20 BIRTHPLACE Cambridge, Mass.

21 NAME OF FATHER Robert W.

22 MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Henrietta Winchester

23 THE INTENTION OF MARRIAGE by the above-named persons was duly entered by me in the records of the City of Newton according to law, this 18th day of July 1919.

Certificate issued July 23, 1919, by Frank M Grant

24 I HEREBY CERTIFY that I joined the above-named persons in marriage at No 48 Birch St., 23 Ward Boston on August 5 1919.

Name Charles Wesley Casson Official station Clergyman

Residence No 21, Tappan St, City of Boston

Residence, St, and No, 48 Birch St Roslindale, Mass, Occupation School Teacher

Birthplace, City, or Town, Cambridge, Mass

Father’s Name, Robert Wilson Karnan

Mother’s Maiden Name Henrietta Winchester

I, Rose Winchester Karnan being one of the parties to the foregoing notice of intention, do hereby declare under oath to the truth of all the statements therein, whereof I could have knowledge, and also declare under oath that there are no legal impediments to this intended marriage.  Rose W Karnan

Middlesex, s.s. July 18, 1919

I hereby certify that the above named subscribed to the foregoing statement in my presence, and that -he made oath to the truth of the statements and further made oath that there are no legal impediments to this intended marriage

Gertrude M B??? City Clerk

CHILDREN:

Winchester Bartlett Shackford (1923-1998)

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SOURCES:

Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841-1920, , Bartlett Chauncey Shackford m Rose Winchester, 5 August 1919; images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 19 October 2017).

Parkes Joanne Shackford, “Wednesday Wedding – Finding An Exact Marriage Date for Bartlett Chauncy Shackford and Rose Winchester Karnan in a College Directory (Blog 286),” Parkes, Joanne Shackford, SHACKFORD Family History Blog 286, 4 November 2015 (http://shackfordgenealogy.weebly.com/shackford-blog/wednesday-wedding-finding-an-exact-marriage-date-for-bartlett-chauncy-shackford-and-rose-winchester-karnan-in-a-college-directory-blog-286 : accessed 6 November 2015).

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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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