Sunday’s Obituary – Mrs Melvina (Currier) Shackford (1840-1917) – Died on her 77th Birthday (Blog 465)

Obituary Melvina ShackfordMrs. Melvina C. Shackford, widow
of the late Granville Shackford, and
a highly esteemed lady, died Monday
morning at 4 o’clock in this city, at
the age of 77 years. Mrs. Shackford
made her home in Saco for many
year and went from there to Old
Orchard where she took an active
part in the Methodist church. She
was of a loving and kind disposition,
and her friends speak of her in glow-
ing terms for her many acts of kind-
ness.
Mrs. Shackford died on her birth-
day.
She is survived by one daughter,
Mrs. Howard Gilpatric of Hingham,
and one grandson, Howard Gilpatric,
also of Hingham.

 

Melvina Currier was born to Oren and Patience (Hanson) Currier on July 30, 1840 in Dover, Maine.   Her mother died in Dec 1856 when she was 16 and father remarried in September 1857.  In 1860 Melina was living at home in Athens working as a factory hand and her father died in 1864.  By 1870 she had moved to Biddeford where she was running a boarding house for a cotton mill.

On June 12, 1872 Melvina married Granville Shackford, a civil war veteran.  They moved to Saco and lived on Boom Road where Granville had a farm and served on the city council.  By 1900 they had moved to Old Orchard where they resided until Granville’s death on December 11, 1916.  Granville’s pension was transferred to her on January 5, 1917 but she died six months later on July 30, 1917 in Biddeford.  She was buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Saco.  We’re fortunate to have found her obituary which lets us know that she was very involved in the Methodist church and was loved by many in her community.

CHILDREN:

Jesse Maria Shackford (1873-1939) – married Howard Gilpatric in 1899.

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SOURCES:

1860 United States Federal Census, Somerset County, Maine, population schedule, Athens, page 357, dwelling 24, family 25, Oren Currier; digital image, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 April 2018).

1870 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Biddeford, Page 82, dwelling 529, family 573, Melvina Currier; digital images, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 8 April 2018).

1880 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Saco, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 203, Page No 29 crossed out and replaced with 30, dwelling 274, family 379, Granville Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 April 2015).

1900 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Old Orchard Town, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration Distric No 246, Supervisor’s District No 109, Sheet No 10 (A), dwelling 191, family 291, Granville Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 27 October 2013).

1910 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Old Orchard Town, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 254, Sheet No 5B, Everolln Avenue, dwelling 187, family 202, Granville Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 October 2013).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 8 April 2018), Patience Currier.

Maine State of Maine, “Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” database, FamilySearch(www.familysearch.org : accessed 27 October 2013), Melvina Currier b. 30 Jul 184

“OBITUARY. MRS. MELVINA C. SHACKFORD,” The Biddeford Weekly Journal (Biddeford, Maine), 3 August 1917; digital images, Biddeford Library(http://biddeford.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 8 February 2018).

“United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934,” digital image, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 18 May 2014), Granville Shackford.

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Sunday’s Obituary – Serena (Shackford) Sawyer (1843-1905), daughter of Christopher Shackford of Sanford and Saco, Maine (Blog 464)

Serena Shackford the daughter of Christopher and Mehitable (Maddox) Shackford was born April 6, 1905 in Sanford, Maine and lived with her parents in Sanford, then Saco till sometime after 1860.  Her father died on April 2, 1870 and his will stated she should receive $100 and housing in his home.  It does not appear that she stayed in his home as she was living on her own in 1870 in Saco where she worked in a cotton mill.

Serena married Elbridge L Sawyer on April 8, 1872 and had two children, Charles Elbridge Sawyer and Harry Shackford Sawyer in 1874 and 1877 respectively before Elbridge’s death on June 8, 1878 in South Hadley, Massachusetts of pyemia or sepsis. Serena raised her two young sons at 9 Dyer Street in Saco, Maine where she lived with her step mother Louisa and sister Georgianna and then lived with her son Harry.  She died in Saco, Maine at age 62 of pneumonia on October 18, 1905 and was buried in the Laurel Hill Cemetery.  Her obituary was published in the Biddeford Weekly Journal:

Mrs Serena Shackford Sawyer ObituarySerena, widow of Elbridge L. Saw-
yer, formerly residing at No. 9 Dyer
street, Saco, died on Wednesday
morning, after a two week illness
from congestion of the liver and
pneumonia.
Besides one brother, Granville
Shackford of Old Orchard, she leaves
two sons, Charles E., an attorney
at Haverhill, Mass., and Harry S. of
Saco.

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SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Town of Sanford, Page 275 (penned), 138 (stamped), Dwelling 341, Family 355, Christopher Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.com : accessed 12 August 2013).

1860 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Saco, Page No 146, dwelling 1078, family 1083, Christopher Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 October 2013).

1870 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Saco, Page No 2, dwelling 6, family 7, Syrena Shackford in home of Cordelia Turkey; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 18 March 2018).

1880 United States Federal Census, York, Maine, population schedule, Saco, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District 203, Supervisor’s Dist. No 1, Page No 20 D, Georgia Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 August 2013).

1900 United States Federal Census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Saco, enumeration district (ED) 248, Sheet No 2, dwelling 39, family 41, Serena Sawyer; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 18 March 2018).

Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922, , Serena Sawyer, death, 18 October 1905; digital records, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 August 2013); Maine State Archives; Cultural Building, 84 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0084; 1908-1922 Vital Records; Roll #: 10.

(Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980), Family Search, digital images (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2241461 : accessed 25 December 2013), Serena Shackford Sawyer, image, 1321; Nathan Hill Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980, Sears, Louisa-Sharp, Lee.

Maine “Maine Marriages, 1771-1907,” database index, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 25 December 2013), Elbridge L Sawyer m Sirena Shackford 8 Apr 1872.

Maine, Maine, York County, Probate Estate Files, Christopher Shackford; “Maine, York County, Probate Estate Files, 1690-1917,” digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: accessed 30 May 2013); Case no 16831-16928, Seaward, W-Shackley, RCase 16899 (Image 1120-1126).

Maine, Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921, , Serena Sawyer, death, 18 October 1905; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 12 August 2013).

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915, , Elbridge D Sawyer, ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 March 2018); Massachusetts Vital Records, 1840–1911. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.

“MRS SERENA SAWYER,” The Biddeford Weekly Journal (Biddeford, Maine), 20 October 1905; digital images, Biddeford Library (http://biddeford.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 8 February 2018).

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Military Monday – Notice Anything Wrong with Roy Frank Shackford’s Maine WWI Draft Card? (Blog 463)

Have you ever filled out a form and listed today’s year instead of the year of your birth date?  We suspect this is what happened when someone created this card for the state of Maine documenting that Roy Frank Shackford, born in 1918 registered for the WWI draft in 1918.

Roy Frank Shackford WWI Draft Registration MaineName, Shackford, Roy Frank;  Age 38; Residence 10 Turner Ct, Bath, Maine; Serial No 26; Order No A1181; Date of Birth 1-17-18; Nationality, Native Born; Race, White; Occupation, Candy Maker; M or S, M; Local Board Sagadahoc Co; Relative, Alice Frances Shackford; Relationship Wife; Address 10 Turney Ct, Bath, Maine

Roy’s birth year is still filled with a bit of uncertainty as his Vermont birth record shows a birth date of January 17, 1881 but his US World War I draft card shows a birth date of January 17, 1880.  We’re recording the year of 1881 in our genealogy software because the birth record was most likely recorded closer to the time of his birth.

Roy Frank Shackford Birth RecordBIRTH-MALE
Shackford, Roy Frank p1303, Date of Birth 1881 January 11, Maiden Name of Mother Jennie Sparks, Mother’s Birthplace Dover, Mother’s Residence Brattleboro, Full Name of Father Albert Shackford, Father’s Birthplace Worcester Mass, Father’s Occupation Mechanic, Townshend, Henry Salisbury Town Clerk.

but his US draft card shows a birth date of Jan 17, 1880.

World War I Draft Registration Roy Shackford

REGISTRATION CARD
SERIAL NUMBER 26 ORDER NUMBER a1181
1 Roy Frank Shackford
2 Permanent Home Address 10 Turner Court Bath Sagadahoc Maine
3 Age in Years 38 4 Date of Birth January 17 1880
RACE 5 White
U.S. CITIZEN 10 Native Born
PRESENT OCCUPATION 16 Candy Maker EMPLOYER’S NAME 17 John F Clary
18 PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT OR BUSINESS 170 Rout Bath Sagadahoc Maine
NEAREST RELATIVE
Name 19 Alice Francis Shackford Wife
Address 10 10 Turner Court Bath Sagadahoc Maine
signed Roy H Shackford
REGISTRAR’S REPORT
DESCRIPTION OF REGISTRANT
HEIGHT 22 Medium
BUILD 25 Medium
COLOR OF EYES 23 Light Brown
COLOR OF HAIR 28 Slightly Bald
signature of registrar Edward William Champion
Date of Registration September 12, 1918

We’ve written about Roy’s marriage to Alice Francis Savage but hadn’t mentioned their children.

CHILDREN:

Jeannette Frances Shackford (1915-1992) – married John Alden Green

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SOURCES:

“Maine, World War I Draft Registration Index, 1917-1919,” database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 29 January 2018), Roy Frank Shackford.

Parkes Joanne Shackford, “Wedding Wednesday – Roy F Shackford and Alice Savage (Blog 32),” Parkes, Joanne Shackford, SHACKFORD Family History – Blog 32, 13 May 2013 (http://shackfordgenealogy.weebly.com/shackford-blog/wedding-wednesday-roy-f-shackford-and-alice-savage : accessed 29 January 2018).

Vermont, Vermont Vital Records, 1760-2008, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XFCQ-8X7, Roy Frank Shackford, 17 January 1881; digital images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 5 June 2013).

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 29 January 2018), Roy Frank Shackford.

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Shackford Family History Blog is Mentioned in New England Historic Genealogical Society’s American Ancestors Magazine! (Blog 462)

Cover American Ancestors Winter 2018
NEHGS’s American Ancestor’s Winter 2018 Cover

We were pleasantly surprised to receive our copy of American Ancestors and discover an article describing how we used the New England Historic Genealogical Society’s Historic Catholic Records Online Project to help discover Catherine (Mullet) Shackford’s parents.

We’d written multiple blogs that described our research about Catherine (Mullet) Shackford describing steps which first took us in the wrong direction.  We wrote a blog wondering why Catherine, my second great grandmother was buried in a plot belonging to Edward W Rowland,  finding the will of Edward’s wife Anna which mentions Catherine and assuming the names of her mother, then rereading Anna’s  will and finding documents in the Historic Catholic Records which helped us realize that Anna was not Catherine’s sister but her step-sister-in-law and helped us find Catherine’s mother’s parents names which are Daniel and Mary Dulley.

This article titled Discoveries from Historic Catholic Records Online which was written by Jean Maguire can be found on page 31 of the Winter edition of American Ancestors by New England Historic Genealogical Society.  We wish to thank all the members of the team of individuals who helped create images of these important records, transcribe them, and fund the project to help ensure that many folks can see them online!  Also a large thanks to Jean who publishes many interesting articles for the New England Historic Genealogical Society!

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SOURCES:

Maguire Jean, “Discoveries from Historic Catholic Records Online,” American Ancestors by New England Historic Genealogical Society (Winter 2018, Vol 18, No 4), page 31.

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Sunday’s Obituary – Lizzie May (Shackford) Burke (1884-1984), aged 99 Volunteered 10,000 Hours at the VA!! (Blog 461)

Lizzie May Shackford, the daughter of William Bell and Mary Eliza (Howe) Shackford was born Aug 3, 1884 in Chelsea, Massachusetts.  In 1900 she and her mother were living with Lizzie’s grandfather William T Howe.

On April 27, 1904, Lizzie married William H Burke who worked as a commercial traveler, a traffic clerk for a rubber factory, and a salesman for a bedding company.

From Lizzie’s obituary, we know she died January19, 1984, lived at 195 North Main Street, worked as a secretary at the First Savings & Loan Association, and spent 10,000 hours volunteering at the Veteran’s Association (what an amazing service to veterans!!!) and also helped the Sharon Advocate operate when the person who ran the paper went on vacation .

Obituary, Lizzie (Shackford) Burke

Obituary Lizzie May Shackford Burke The Sharon Advocate (Sharon, Massachusetts), 26 January 1984
The Sharon Advocate, 26 Jan 1984

Lizzie M. (Shackford) Burke,
99 of Sharon, died Jan 19, 1984
at the Home for Aged Women in
Jamaica Plain.
She was the wife of the late
William H Burke, a longtime Sha-
ron resident and for many years
lived at 195 North Main Street.
After retiring as a secretary
from the first Federal Savings &
Loan Assn in Boston, she did
10,000 hours of volunteer work at
the VA Hospitals in Boston.
There were no visiting hours
and the funeral service and burial
were private, with arrangements
made by the John L. Keeling &
So Funeral Home, 8 Front St,
Walpole
Years ago, while Mrs Reeve’s
mother, Mrs E. Gilmore Richards
who then ran the paper was on
vacation, Lizzie Burke stepped in
and took care of the Sharon Ad-
vocate’s office for her.

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SOURCES:

1900 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Chelsea, enumeration district (ED) 1568, Sheet No 18A, dwelling 233, family 296, William Howe; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 12 November 2017).

1910 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Chelsea, enumeration district (ED) 1678, Sheet No 4B, William H Burke; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 January 2018).

1920 United States Federal Census, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Sharon, enumeration district (ED) 266, Sheet No 25A, dwelling 569, family594, William H Burke; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 6 January 2018).

1930 United States Federal Census, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Sharon, ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ).

1940 United States Federal Census, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Sharon, enumeration district (ED) 11-254, Sheet No 15A, house no 195, visited no 317, William H Burke; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 January 2018).

“LIZZIE BURKE,” The Sharon Advocate (Sharon, Massachusetts), 26 January 1984; digital images, Sharon Public Library (http://sharon.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 8 November 2017).

Massachusetts “Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 5 June 2017), Lizzie M Shackford, b 3 Aug 1884.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915, , William H. Burke and Lizzie M. Shackford, 27 April 1904; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 29 July 2015).

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Sunday’s Obituary – Donna May (Shackford) (Brown) (Nole) Barber (1896-1965) (Blog 460)

We actually haven’t found an obituary for Donna May Shackford (my grand aunt) but since we recently obtained her death record and aren’t sure if an obituary exists, we thought we’d compile what we could find about her life.

Donna May Shackford, the daughter of Joseph Edward and Donna Lovilla (Evans) Shackford was born on April 11, 1896 in Syracuse, New York.  Donna was six when she attended her parent’s 15th anniversary and only twelve when her mother who had been ill for three years died in July 1908 of chronic obstruction of the bile duct.  The Syracuse Herald mentions that after her mother’s death, she spent a week at Skanteles Lake with the Huber family.

Donna May Shackford performs Piano CONCERT AT HOLY NAMES,The Rome Daily Sentinel, 28 April 1916; digital images, Fulton History
Rome Daily Sentinel, 28 Apr 1916

Donna attended Brighton School until she was fourteen, Syracuse Central High School where in 1912 she participated in a school production of “The Merchant of Venice.” and the Academy of Holy Names in Rome, New York where she won many awards and performed in multiple recitals and solos.

Donna is listed in her father’s Nov 1920 obituary as Mrs William J Brown but as of yet we have not found a marriage record or any information about William.  Our next record of Donna is found in the 1925 census in Buffalo, New York living at 23 Tenth Street with roomer Victor Nole – her occupation is housework and his is storekeeper.  According to the Buffalo Courier, a Victor A Nole of 64 Myrtle St and Donna M Shackford, 68 Prospect applied for a marriage license about a year later on 12 Feb 1926.  We haven’t found a marriage record yet but find Victor A and Donna in multiple Buffalo city directories over the next years. We also find Victor listed in multiple news stories related to illegally selling liquor, car accidents, and driving without an operator’s permit.

We believe that Donna and Victor divorced on June 18, 1947 based on his second marriage application.  The Buffalo Courier lists that she and Oscar James Barber who both listed the address of 25 Olsen applied for a marriage license on July 15, 1947.  While we can’t find a marriage record, we find them listed together in multiple Buffalo directories where they continued to live at 25 Olsen.

Donna and Oscar moved to Los Angeles around 1963 where they lived at 421 South Chapel in Alhambra, California.  She died two years later on February 23, 1965 of arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease at the age of 68 and was buried at the Resurrection Cemetery on Feb 27, 1965.

Unfortunately the research we’ve done doesn’t tell us much about Donna other than her musical skills but perhaps it will help someone someday know a bit more about her.  We’ll keep looking for an obituary and any additional articles that tell us more.  We haven’t found any source information regarding that marriage at this time but since the marriage records for Erie are not easily available, we’re not ruling out another marriage.

Here’s a copy of Donna’s death record

Death Record Donna May Shackford Barber

 

STATE OF CALIFORNIA

CERTIFICATION OF VITAL RECORDSTATE OF CALIFORNIA

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

State File Number 65-027003 CERTIFICATE OF DEATH DISTRICT AND 7001 CERTIFICAT NUMBER 7871

1a NAME OF DECEASED – FIRST NAME Donna MIDDLE NAME May LAST NAME Barber

2a DATE OF DEATH February 23, 1965 2D HOUR 7:45 P M

3 SEX Female 4 COLOR OR RACE Cauc.  5 BIRTHPLACE New York 6 DATE OF BIRTH April 11, 1896 7 AGE 68

8 NAME AND BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Joseph Shackford, Unknown 9 MAIDEN NAME AND BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Donna Evans, Unknown, 10 CITIZEN OF WHAT COUNTRY USA  11 SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER 066-12-2426

12 LAST OCCUPATION Housewife 13 NUMBER OF YEARS IN THIS OCCUPATION 46  14 NAME OF LAST EMPLOYING COMPANY Own Home

16 DECEASED WAS EVER IN U S ARMED FORCES No 17 SPECIFY MARRIAGE Married  16 a NAME OF PRESENT SPOUSE Oscar J. Barber 18s PRESENT OR LAST OCCUPATION OF SPOUSE Maintenance Man

19c STREET ADDRESS 421 S. Chapel Avenue

19c CITY OR TOWN Alhambra 19s COUNTY Los Angeles 19c LENGTH OF STAY IN COUNTY OF DEATH 2 YEARS 19F LENGHT OF STAY IN CALIFORNIA 2 YEARS

20a LAST USUAL ADDRESS 421 So. Chapel Avenue 20s IF CITY CORPORATE LIMITS X 21a NAME OF INFORMANT Oscar J. Barber

20c CITY OR TOWN Alhambra 20S COUNTY Los Angeles 20c STATE CALIFORNIA 21s ADDRESS OF INFORMANT 421 S. Chapel Avenue

PHYSICIAN OR CORONER’S CERTIFICATION  22 PHYSICIANS Theo J. Carpenter???  MD CORONER

S Baras In MD Sep Med Exam

22a CORONER Investigation                                   22 ADDRESS Los Angeles Hall of Justice Feb 29 1965

FUNERAL DIRECTOR AND LOCAL REGISTRAR

23 Burial 24 DATE 2-27-65 25 NAME OF CEMETERY Resurrection Cemetery Signature Allison Moore 3256

27 NAME OF FUNERAL DIRECTOR Mater Mortuary Alhambra, Calif.  DATE Feb 25, 1965

30 CAUSE OF DEATH Arteriosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

33 AUTOPSY Autopsy

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SOURCES:

1900 United States Federal Census, , Syracuse City, Ward 19, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District 161, Supervisor’s District 12, Sheet No 6, B, House No 210, Dwelling 121 (corrected), Family 128, Joseph Shackford head; digital images, (: accessed 14 August 2013).

1910 United States Federal Census, Onondaga County, New York, population schedule, Syracuse City, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 189, Sheet No 9A, 210 Beard Avenue, Visited No 175, Family No 190, Joseph E Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com)

1925 New York State Census, Erie County, population schedule, Buffalo, page 46, Donna M Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ).

“CONCERT AT HOLY NAMES,” The Rome Daily Sentinel (Rome, New York), 28 April 1916; digital images, Fulton History (http://fultonhistory.com/ : accessed 12 January 2014).

Donna May Barber, death certificate Certificate Number 7871 (23 February 1965), State of California, Department of Public Health, Sacremento, California.

“THE ACADEMY OF THE HOLY NAMES RECEIVES A REPORT OF THE REGENTS ON MUSIC THE SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS,” The Rome Daily Sentinel (Rome, New York), 15 August 1914; digital images, Fulton History (http://fultonhistory.com/ : accessed 9 December 2017).

“FOR ANNIVERSARIES.,” The Syracuse Journal, 25 October 1902; Fulton History (http://www.fultonhistory.com : accessed 24 January 2014).

“Marriage Licenses,” Buffalo Courier (Buffalo, New York), 12 February 1926; digital images, Fulton History (http://fultonhistory.com/ : accessed 30 October 2017).

Pennslyvania, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950, , Victor A Nole, ; digital images of short records, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 30 October 2017).

Sixtieth and Sixty-First Annual Reports of the Department of Public Instruction of the City of Syracuse for the years Ending July 31, 1908-1909 (Syracuse, New York: Single Press, 1909), page 81-86; digital images, HathiTrust (https://babel.hathitrust.org : accessed 10 December 2017.

“Students Present Play,” Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, New York), 13 January 1912; FultonHistory (www.fultonhistory.com : accessed 9 December 2017).

The Syracuse Herald (Syracuse, New York), 9 August 1908; digital images, FultonHistory (http://fultonhistory.com : accessed 24 January 2014).

The Utica Sunday Tribune (Utica, New York), 31 January 1915; ditial images, FultonHistory (www.fultonhistory.com : accessed 9 December 2017).

“U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995,” database, Ancestry.com (www/ancestry.com : accessed 9 December 2017), Oscar J Barber; Buffalo Directory, 1951.

“U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995,” database, Ancestry.com (www/ancestry.com : accessed 30 October 2017), Victor A Nole; Buffalo Directory, 1932.

“U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995,” database, Ancestry.com (www/ancestry.com : accessed 30 October 2017), Victor Nole; Buffalo Directory, 1942.

“U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007,” database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 October 2017), Donna M Barber.

“VITAL STATISTICS,” Buffalo Courier-Express (Buffalo, New York), 16 July 1947; digital images, Fulton History (http://fultonhistory.com/ : accessed 7 December 2017).

Copyright 2018 Joanne Shackford Parkes  (sharing a link to this post is appreciated but please do not copy this material and paste it elsewhere)

Updated 12/11/2017 title and section to add that Donna was listed as Mrs William J Brown in her father’s obituary.

Military Monday – Emma (Robbins) (Cogswell) Shackford Receives Widow’s Pension (Blog 459)

Emma Frances Robbins, the daughter of Wells and Emma Baldwin (Youngsman) Robbins was born December 1843 in Antrim, New Hampshire.  She married Joseph Henry Lyman Cogswell. on October 18, 1861 at the young age of 17.  Her husband had enlisted  in Company I of the New Hampshire 7th Infantry.  Joseph died of pneumonia only three months later on January 4, 1862 while serving in the 7th Infantry.

About three years later, on February 12, 1865, Emma married Byron W Shackford the son of Edrick and Caroline (Huntoon) Shackford. Byron, a blacksmith died six months later on Sept 19, 1865 of typhoid fever leaving Emma, a widow at the age of 21.

After the death of her second husband, Emma who had been living in Canaan moved to Concord where she worked as domestic servant and housekeeper for Daniel C Allen’s household.  While living in this household she applied for and was granted a pension as the Army widow of Joseph H L Cogswell.  She was paid at the rate of 16, then 20, 25, and 30 during the last year of her life.

Pension Emma F Robbins Cogswell Shackford

Name Cogswell [crossed out, jsp] Shackford Emma F
Certificate No 12255 ARMY WIDOW Law: Civil War
Name of Solder Joseph H L Cogswell
Service Pri 27″ N H Vol Inf
Class Rate 16 Date of Commencement 16 May 1901 Date of Certificate 3 May 1902
Act of March 3, 1901
Class Inc 20 Sept 8 1918 Date of Certificate Sept 27 1916
Class Inc 25 Oct 6, 1917
Inc 30 May 1, 1920
Transferred from CONCORD
Died April 9/21 Bureau notified Jul 23 1921
Former Roll No 1091 Oct 3, 1918

Emma remained in Concord until 1920 when she moved to Lyme where she died at the age of 77 on April 12, 1921 of arteriosclerosis and bronchitis’s.  She was buried in Dorchester.

SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Cenus, Grafton County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Dorchester, page 235, dwelling 1708, family 1803, Wells Robbins; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 5 November 2017).

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1870 United States Federal Census, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Concord, dwelling 60, family 80, Frances Shackford in home of Daniel Allen; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 5 November 2017).

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