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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Sunday’s Obituary – Alonzo Crosby Shackford (Blog 427)

Obituary Alonzo Crosby Shackford Shackford, S. P. Conductor, Passes, San Bernardino Sun (San Bernardino, California), 31 October 1947
San Bernardino Sun, Oct 31, 1947

Shackford, S. P.
Conductor, Passes
Alonzo Shackford, 67, freight
conductor for the Southern Pacific
railroad for more than 25 years,
died Wednesday at San Bernardino
Community hospital.
Mr. Shackford was a native of
Boston, Mass., and had resided in
San Bernardino 30 years, making
his home at 1429 Rialto avenue.
He is survived by his widow,
Margaret, of San Bernardino; a
son, George Shackford, of Boston,
and one granddaughter. He was
a member of the Masonic lodge
and the Shrine.
Funeral services will be held at
2 p.m. Monday at Mark B. Shaw
Memorial chapel with a Masonic
lodge officiating. Interment will
follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

Alonzo’s son was George is George Crosby Shackford (1903-1998) by Alonzo’s first wife and Margaret, his second wife is Margaret H Barber (1870-1952).  We’re researching some resources pertaining to Alonzo’s WWI service which we’ll share at a later date.

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SOURCES;

“Shackford, S. P. Conductor, Passes,” San Bernardino Sun (San Bernardino, California), 31 October 1947; digital images, California Digital Newspaper Collection (https://cdnc.ucr.edu : accessed 11 March 2017).

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Wedding Wednesday – Stephen Frank Shackford marries Ada Louise Smith March 21, 1878 in Eaton, NH (Blog 426)

Stephen Frank Shackford who sometimes went by Stephen and other times by Frank was the son of Bradley and Hannah B (Shackford) Shackford.  He was born in Eaton, New Hampshire on April 23, 1855 and we find him with his parents in Eaton in the 1860 and 1870 censuses.

On March 21, 1878 when Stephen was 22 he married Ada Louise Smith.  While his parents were listed on the back page of the marriage record, the marriage record does not list any information about her parents, just that her place of birth was Parsonfield but other records list her birth location as Belfast, ME.  Since Smith is such common name, it’s difficult to learn more about Ada’s ancestry.

Marriage Record Stephen F Shackford m Ada S SmithGroom Stephen F Shackford
Bride Ada S Smith
Residence of Groom Eaton
Residence of Bride Parsonfield, Me.
Color of Groom White
Color of Bride White
Occupation of Groom Farmer
No of Marriage of Groom 1st
No of Marriage of Bride 1st
By whom Married Jos E Perlsine
Residence Eaton
Official Station Just
Date of Marriage March 21, 1878
Place Eaton
Reported from Eaton, N.H.
GROOM’S FATHER AND MOTHER
Father’s Name Bradley Shackford
Father’s Residence Eaton
Father’s Color White
Mother’s Name Hannah B Shackford
Mother’s Residence Eaton
Mother’s Color White
BRIDE’S FATHER AND MOTHER
section blank
Certified by Irving A Watson, Registrar of Vital Statistics

We find the newly married couple in 1880 in Porter Maine – Stephen is working as a laborer and they have a two year old son Eugene.  Thanks to another Shackford family history researcher, we’re aware that Stephen made many small land transactions during the next 15 years.  We have not found him in the 1900 census but do find him listed as a farmer in the 1905 Kennebunk and Wells Town Register with an occupation of farmer. He is not listed in the 1910 census but from city directories we find him in many cities with many different occupations Manchester, Salem, gardener; Beverly; Sanford, shoemaker;  Kennebunkport.  In 1920 we find stephen in Kennebunkport working as a farm laborer living with Ada and their daughter Gladys who was 18 at the time.

Frank’s wife Ada died in Canal Point, Florida on December 8, 1925 and was buried in Hope Cemetery in Kennebunk, Maine.  It is from these death records that we find her birth date listed as March 24, 1859.   She had given birth to fourteen children!

Frank died in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire on May 25, 1932 of myocarditis  – his death record says that he he had lived there the last 15 years.

CHILDREN:

Eugene Delmont Shackford (1878-1952)

Addie May Shackford (1880-????)

Bertha G Shackford (1882-1935)

Harry Lemman Shackford (1884-1953)

Frank O Shackford (1887-1909)

Walter Raymond Shackford (1889-1965)

Ada Shackford (1891-1891)

Archie A Shackford (1893-????)

Mildred Myrtle Eldora Shackford (1894-????)

Ethel Louise Shackford (1896-1981)

Nellie Lena Shackford (1898-1975)

Roland Alfred Shackford (1901-1961) – WWI veteran

Gladys Stella Shackford (1901-1953)

Unknown Shackford (1903-????) –

We have more research to do on this Shackford family – researching them has been a bit difficult because many documents seem to contradict each other, probably because the information was not known and they did the best they could to fill in the blanks in forms. Many of Stephen’s children have multiple marriages making it difficult to track the women.  Also we want to find the original sources and analyze the specifics regarding Stephen and Ada’s land purchases as some have to do with sales of family land which may help us understand more about the family history.

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SOURCES:

1860 United States Federal Census, Carroll County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Eaton, page no 65, dwelling 501, family 693, Bradley Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 September 2013).

1870 United States Federal Census, Carroll County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Eaton, Page No 15 (penned), 288 (stamped), dwelling 113, family 120, Bradley Shackford; digital image, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 1 February 2015).

1880 United States Federal Census, Oxford County, Maine, population schedule, Porter, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 136, Page No 21, dwelling 203, family 215, Stephen Shackford; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 May 2015).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 16 July 2014), Ada L Smith Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 121154535

Mitchell Holt and Lawton, compilers, The Town Register Kennebunk and Wells 1905 (Brunswick, Maine: The H. E> Mitchell Co, 1905), page 56; digital, Google Books (https://play.google.com/books : accessed 28 November 2016

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Death Records 1654-1947, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FSLH-XZW, Ada Shackford, 30 September 1891; digital images, FamilySearch, New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947 (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 31 May 2014).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FSVP-QB8, Frank Stevens Shackford, 25 May 1932; index and digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 20 May 2013).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947, , Stephen F Shackford m Ada S Smith, 21 March 1878; index and images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 12 April 2017).

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Military Monday – Remembering the Shackfords Who Served in World War I (Blog 425)

As we pass the 100th anniversary of the week that the US President, the Senate, and the House endorsed the decision to formally enter the First World War, we’re joining the many family history researchers who are recognizing  Americans who served during WWI.   Because a 1973 fire destroyed over 75% of the Official Military Personnel Record files we’ve used many alternate sources (ship transport lists, gravestones, newspaper articles, Marine Corp Listings) to develop this list. We’d love to hear about anyone we’ve missed and will be working in the future to flush out the stories of these and the many other Shackford veterans.  Also in the future we plan to review what we can learn about Shackfords from their WWI Draft Registrations.

ALONZO C SHACKFORD (1879-1947) – WWI, Pvt 34th Infantry, Sgt QMC 328th, at Fort Riley, Kansas in 1920

BARTLETT CHAUNCY SHACKFORD (1895-1984) – Naval Reserve 1937, served Dec 17, 1941 to March 19, 1946 – gravestone says also served in WWI

CHARLES BEACHAM SHACKFORD (1892-1939) – WWI, 151 Depot Brigade

CHARLES FREDERICK SHACKFORD (1883-1965) – 2nd Lt, Fifteenth Regiment Infantry Regiment, commissioned July 22, 1919

CHAUNCEY SHACKFORD (1877-1964) – Spanish American War, Naval Aide under President Roosevelt, WWI Navy Cross Recipient, WWII, retired Naval Captain

CLARA LINCOLN SHACKFORD (1873-1958) – Red Cross Nurse – served in France WWI

LESTER BORDON SHACKFORD (1893-1971) – he enlisted May 27, 1919, per gravestone served as Hospital Sgt, US Army, WWI

ROLAND ALFRED SHACKFORD (1901-1961) – enlisted Nov 9, 1919, stationed in Niedermendig, Germany

SAMUEL BURNHAM SHACKFORD (1888-1949) – enlisted in Pennsylvania on May 18, 1917

THOMAS LEON SHACKFORD (1892-1959) – enlisted in Marine Corp May 27, 1917, commissioned Dec 16, 1918, discharged about Jan 20, 1920, has living children

WILLIAM WALLACE SHACKFORD (1897-1973) – Georgia Sgt US Army World War I

Also these Shackford families grieved the loss of a child during WWI

LESTER HARLOW HICKS, son of Joseph Waldo and Bertha Ann (Shackford) Hicks – contracted pneumonia while aboard the Battleship Maine and died June 23, 1917.

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Sunday’s Obituary – Franklin Pierce Shackford (1854-1926) (Blog 424)

Franklin Pierce Shackford, the eldest son of Jonathan and Harriet N (Farnham) Shackford was born on June 1, 1854 in  Chester, New Hampshire.  We find him with his parents in the 1860, 1870, and 1880 censuses where his father worked as a farmer and Frank began working in the shoe business.  He married Helen A Lewis in Portsmouth on Dec 14, 1887.  By 1900, Franklin was working as a mason.  He also became a selectman of  Chester and the overseer of the poor.  In 1906 he and his siblings were recipients of the will of his uncle Rufus and moved from Chester to Derry.  Being the recipient of a will might be why Franklin wrote his own will four years later.

By 1920 Franklin was still in Derry working in the shoe business again.  He died on July 5, 1926 at the age of 72, 16 months after the death of his wife.  We learn a lot more about Franklin who also went by F. P. from his obituary which was published in The Derry News on July 9, 1926.

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The Derry News, July 9, 1926

DEATH OF F. P. SHACKFORD

Franklin F. P. Shackford of 7
Everett street, passed away in Man-
chester, at the Lucy Hastings hospital
at an early hour Tuesday morning. He
went to the hospital some two or three
weeks ago for an operation for hernia
and passed the illness in find shape and
was s nearly recovered that he was
planning soon to come home. The shock
came very suddenly and unexpected. The
body was brought to the home here
Tuesday forenoon by undertaker Homer
A. White.
Mr. Shackford was born in Chester,
January 1, 1854, and was a stone mason
and bricklayer bytrade. He came from
Chester to Derry some 20 years ago. He
was a member of the O. U. A. M. And
while in in Chester was eleted to the of-
fice of selectmen. He was a very in-
dustrious and reliable man, and had
many friends. His wife passed away
a few years ago.
Mr Shackford is survived by one
daughter, Mrs. Benj. S. Hoisington of
this town, and a son I. Lewis Shack-
ford of Boston, also four grandchil-
dren, Richard, Barbara, Robert and
Eleanor.
The funeral services were held at
the home Tuesday afternoon at 3
p’clock and were conducted by the
Rev. I. J. Enslin, pastor of the Bap-
tist church. The singing was by Mrs.
Alice C. Kingsbury. There were
many very beautiful flowers from
relatives and friends. the interment
was in the family lot in Forest Hill
cemetery by undertakers H. A. White
& Son. Burnside Council J. O. U.
A. M. held their services at the grave.

We wish to thank the Deery Library for sharing these wonderful newspaper articles that help us learn more about the Shackfords!

CHILDREN:

Elsie M Shackford (1888-1973) – married Benjamin Shubel Hoisington, lived in Derry

Irwin Lewis Shackford (1892-1964) – married Annette Mabel Parsons, lived in Derry

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SOURCES

1860 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Chester, Page No 23, dwelling 188, family 195, Jonathan Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 21 May 2015).

1870 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Chester, Page No 7, dwelling 53, family 56, Jonathan Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 21 May 2015).

1880 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Chester, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 200, Page No 9, dwelling 93, family 97, Jonathan Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 May 2015).

1900 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Chester, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 184, Sheet No 7, dwelling 172, family 189, Frank Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 21 May 2015).

1910 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Derry, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 240, Sheet No 33B, 7 Covenant St, visited house 739, family 754, Frank P Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 May 2015).

1920 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Derry, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 117, Sheet No 18B, 7 Everett, dwelling 332, family 422, Franklin P Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 May 2015).

“DEATH OF F. P. SHACKFORD,” The Derry News (Derry, New Hampshire), 9 July 1926; digital images, Derry Public Library (http://derry.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 24 February 2017).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FSVP-QBX, Franklin P Shackford, 5 July 1926; index and digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 20 May 2013).

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Sunday’s Obituary – Mrs Helen A (Lewis) Shackford (1860-1925) of Derry, NH (Blog 423)

Helen A Lewis, the daughter of John E and Helen Lewis, was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on Feb 10, 1860.  Her mother died shortly after her birth as we find her in the 1860 census in Portsmouth five months after her birth with her father and three siblings all under the age of 9.

By 1870 the family had moved to Kittery where Helen was listed as Nellie in the census and in 1880 she was contributing to the family income by working as a domestic servant.

Helen was 27 when she married Franklin Pierce Shackford on Dec 14, 1887 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. had settled in Chester where she had two children.  In 1900 they were in Chester where Franklin was working as a mason and Helen was working as a dressmaker.  By 1910 they had moved to Derry New Hampshire where Franklin was farming.  They moved to Lawrence in 1912 but by 1920 were back in Derry.

Helen died on March 12, 1925 of influenza and was buried on March 15, 1935 in Forest Hill Cemetery in Derry.  Her husband Franklin died less than a year later.  We are grateful to have found her obituary as it provides more details of her life and reiterates that she was a kind, loving, and thoughtful woman who was of exemplary character.

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The Derry News,  March 20, 1925

MRS HELEN A SHACKFORD

The funeral of Mrs. Helen A. Shack
ford who died Thursday March 13,
1925 was held from the home of
Everett St, Derry, Sunday afternoon,
March 16, at 300 o’clock.
Mrs. Shackford, the daughter of
John A and Helen A. Lewis was
born in Portsmouth Feb 11, 1861.
After three years the family moved to
Kittery, Maine where her child
hood days were passed.
She was married Dec. 14, 1887 to
Frank P. Shackford of Chester, where
they made their home, living there un
til 1907, when they moved to Derry.
While residing in Chester, Mrs
Shackford became a member of the
Baptist church and all during the fol-
lowing years was an active religious
worker. She was also a member of
the Bell W R C of Chester, holding
from time to time every office in that
organization.
Through her kindness and loving
thoughtfulness she gained a large
number of lifelong friends. After
taking up her residence in Derry she
became a member of the Derry grange
and the West Rockingham Pomona.
Besides her husband Frank P. Shack-
ford she leaves a sister, Mrs. Laura
E Lotham, of Boston, a brother
Charles E Lewis of Stoughton, Mass,
a daughter Mrs B S Hoisington, of
Derry, a son I. Lewis Shackford of
Somerville, also four grandchildren,
Richard Lewis, Barbara May, Robert
Irwin and Eleanor Gertrude Shack
ford.
Rev Irving J Enalin of the Bap-
tist church officiated at the funeral.
????? and appropriate ritual
ace service of the Bell W. R. C. was
performed by the officers of that or-
ganization “Served by grace” and
“Nearer My God to Thee” were ren-
dered by Mrs Alice C. Kingsbury.
The bearers were William T. Morse,
Clifton H McAlmon. A Burnaide
Pillsbury and Allie Parshley and in-
ternent was in Forest Hill cemetery
by Undertaker Homer A White and
Son.
Mrs Shackford was a woman of
exemplary character a devoted wife
and other and true Christian.
Among the beautiful floral tributes
which attested high esteem in
which she was held by all, were
noted the following. Pillow, mixed
flowers with word “wife” from hus-
band; Pillow mixed flowers “mother’
from daughter and son; wreath of
Roses “Sister” from sister and brother;
spray of moxes flowers Mr and Mrs
Chermth and family of Poston
pray carnations cousin Ed
(continues but is very difficult to read)

CHILDREN:

Elsie M Shackford (1888-1973) – married Benjamin Shubel Hoisington, lived in Derry

Irwin Lewis Shackford (1892-1964) – married Annette Mabel Parsons, lived in Derry

RESEARCH QUESTION:  Clarify Helen’s mother – believe she died Feb 24, 1860 but the record is very hard to read — last name may be Stevens or Stevenson, not sure which at this time

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SOURCES:

1860 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Portsmouth, Page 23, dwelling 1667, family 2011, John E Lewis; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 February 2016).

1870 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Kittery, Page No 25, dwelling 180, family 226, John E Lewis; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 19 February 2016).

1880 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Kittery, enumeration district (ED) 195, Page No Twenty-two, dwelling 191, family 226, John E Lewis; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 April 2017).

1900 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Chester, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 184, Sheet No 7, dwelling 172, family 189, Frank Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 21 May 2015).

1910 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Derry, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 240, Sheet No 33B, 7 Covenant St, visited house 739, family 754, Frank P Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 May 2015).

1920 United States Federal Census, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Derry, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 117, Sheet No 18B, 7 Everett, dwelling 332, family 422, Franklin P Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 May 2015).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900, , Lewis, 10 February 1860; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 19 February 2016).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Death Records 1654-1947, , Helen A. Shackford, d. 12 Mar 1925, 26 May 2014; digital images, FamilySearch, New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947 (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 26 May 2014).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947, , Franklin P Shackford m Helen A Lewis, 14 December 1887; index and images, Family Search (http://familysearch.org : accessed 21 May 2015).

“U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995,” database, Ancestry.com (www/ancestry.com : accessed 22 March 2017), Frank P Shackford.

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Sunday’s Obituary – Bessie E Hicks, young daughter of Bertha Ann Shackford (Blog 422)

According to birth records, Bessie E Hicks, the daughter of Joseph E and Bertha Ann (Shackford) Hicks was born on July 6, 1905 and had a male twin who died on the date of her birth. For some reason her death record lists her birth date as Sept 17, 1904 which is most likely incorrect as there was a child born on Oct 12, 1904 who only lived a few minutes. One other possibility is that Bessie is the female Hicks with a birth record of Sept 16, 1903 but if that Bessie were still living, it would be odd for the family to name a second child with the same name…

Sadly Bessie died of leukemia on Sept 28, 1911 at a very young age, somewhere between the age of 7 and 8.

Obituary Bessie E Hicks Hillsborough Messenger (Hillsboro, N. H.), 5 October 1911Bessie E Hicks

Daughter of Joseph W. and Bertha
M. Hicks, passed away last Thursday
afternoon at the home of her parents on
Butler street, after an illness of several
months, which was borne with great
patience. She was born in Canaan,
coming home with her parents several
months ago, and her age was 8 years
and 11 days.
Prayers were held at the home by the
Rev. Walter F. Whitney at 3 o’clock

Sunday afternoon and George Boyston
sang “Safe in the Arms of Jesus”
The body was taken to Canaan Monday
for internment.
The immediate relatives are the pa-
rents, a brother and two sisters, who
have the sympathy of friends in their
bereavement.
There were many floral tributes as
folows: Pillow “Our Darling,” famil;
closed book, “Bessie” neighbors and
friends, Hillsboro; spray of pinks, Mr.
and Mrs James Melrose; spray of pinks,
Mr. and Mrs Chester Young and son;
cresent, Brotherhood I B. M W. E.,
Concord, spray of pinks, auxillary of I.
B. M. W. E.; spray of pinks, Mr. and
Mrs. Bert Robinson and daughter of
Canaan; spray of pinks, Mr. and Mrs
Herbert Brown, Hillsboro; sray of
pinks, Rev. and Mrs. W> F. Whitney
pink roses MR and Mrs Harry Clough,
bouquet Florencee Colby, arias and cut
flowers, Mr and Mrs Jack Wheeler,
wreath Mr and Mrs E E Wet; cut
flowers Mrs Gould, spray of pinks,
Mr and Mrs R R Hicks, Canaan, spray
of cut flowers Ethewys Gordoe
Canaan.
Card of Thanks
We desire to extend our most heart-
felt thanks to all who so kindly assisted
at the sickness, death and burial of our
darling Bessie Especially would we
thank the singer and those who sent
flowers
Mr and Mrs Joe Hicks and Family

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SOURCES:

1910 United States Federal Census, Grafton County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Canaan, enumeration district (ED) 80, Sheet No 11A, visited 389, family 403, Joseph Hicks; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 March 2017).

“Bessie E Hicks,” Hillsborough Messenger (Hillsboro, N. H.), 5 October 1911; digital images, (http://fuller.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 19 March 2017)

New Hampshire “New Hampshire Birth Certificates, 1901-1915,” digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 25 April 2016), Bessie Hicks

New Hampshire “New Hampshire Birth Certificates, 1901-1915,” digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 24 February 2017), Hicks, b. 16 Sep 1903.

New Hampshire, New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947, , Hicks, 6 July 1905; index and digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 26 March 2017).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Death Records 1654-1947, , Bessie E Hicks d., 28 September 1911; digital images, FamilySearch, New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947 (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 25 January 2015).

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