Wedding Wednesday – Carrie Marie Shackford in the 1900 Census on the Same Page Twice — with Her Parents as Single and 10 Lines Later as Married with Her New Husband (Blog 466)

Carrie Marie Shackford, the daughter of Edward Warren and Georgiana (Lee) Shackford was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts on March 15, 1880.  On June 5, 1880 the census taker recorded the 2/12 year old Carrie as living with her parents, her three year old brother Charles.

On April 15, 1900, twenty year old Carrie who was listed as 21 on her marriage record, married William M Healey, a widow who was listed as 39 years old on the marriage record. Marriage Record Carrie M Shackford William M Healey 1900We’re not sure of William’s age as he is listed in the 1860 census as 3, the 1870 census as age 14, the 1880 census as age 21, in his first marriage in 1892 as age 34, and in the 1900 census as age 37.  We’d assume the earlier records are correct and that William was 44 when he married Carrie.

One June 7, 1900 Carrie was listed in the census records twice, once as the single daughter of Edward W Shackford living at 3 Hazelwood Street and later on the same page as the wife of William M Healey, living at 38 Munroe Street.

1900 Census Carrie M Shackford Healey

Carrie M Shackford Healey 1900 census street map
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We don’t know who the census taker spoke to when they listed Carrie as single living with her parents – was it a neighbor who didn’t know she was now married or was it her parents who she hadn’t told that she’d gotten married?  What we can tell is that the two residencies were 1/3 mile from one another.

Two weeks after the census was taken, Carrie gave birth to a son, Lee S Healey, born on on June 26, 1900 who died of meningitis six months later.  Her second son, Stanley Kenneth Healey was born on December 10, 1901.

In 1910, Carrie had returned home to live with her parents while William was living elsewhere in Boston.  We haven’t learned what happened to William.  Carrie moved to Maine and married Ancel Dawson Brewer, a carpenter from Canada on July 23, 1919 who was eight years her junior.  They were married two years until she died of peritonitis at the age of 41 on May 11, 1921.  Mr Brewer married again in 1924 and died at the age of 83 on Dec 24, 1971.


Lee S Healey (1900-1901)

Stanley Kenneth Healey (1901-????) – married Mary Ellen Wilson and Alice Edith Southworth

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1880 United States Federal Census, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Weymouth, enumeration district (ED) 533, Page No 17, dwelling 146, family 186, Edward Shackford; digital images, : accessed 24 June 2014).

1900 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Roxbury District, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 1483, Sheet No 12 (A), 3 Hazelwood Street, dwelling 161, family 173, Edward W Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch( : accessed 7 November 2013).

1900 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Boston, enumeration district (ED) 1483, Sheet No 12, dwelling 161, family 173, William H Healey; digital images, FamilySearch( : accessed April 2018)

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