A. L. Shackford, Landscape Gardener and Florist, Cut Flowers, Plants and Seeds and Funeral Designs, 149 No. Main Street, Concord, N. H. - Mr A. L. Shackford is the only florist in this vicinity who makes a specialty at landscape gardening, and as he is experienced and skilled in his profession and uniformly moderate in his charges, it is not surprising that there should be a brisk and steadily increasing demand for his services. All orders are assured prompt and careful attention, and shade trees, fruit trees, vines and rose bushes, etc. will be pruned and otherwise cared for, and in short order all the duties incidental to practical landscape gardening discharged in a faithful and satisfactory manner. Mr Shackford deals largely in plants, cut flowers, floral emblems, etc., and has every facility at his command to enable him to fill orders without delay and at the lowest market rates. He utilized two greenhouses, each of the dimensions of 75 x 11 feet, together with a third, used as a rosehouse and measuring 22 x 35 feet. A full assortment of cut flowers is constantly on hand, and wedding decorations, funeral emblems and floral designs suited to any occasion will be made to order at very short notice. Mr. Shackford showing some original and tasteful designs, and being prepared to satisfy the most fastidious. He makes it a rule to deliver goods promptly at the time promised, and his customers are thus saved all annoyance and the interests of all parties are better served.
We believe Alfred is the fifth child of John Laurent Shackford and Mary Jane Rollins and are currently researching the possibility that he may have changed his last name to Laurence, then Lawrence.
More to come.
Bacon Geo. F, The Leading Business Men of Concord and Vicinity (Boston: Mercantile Publishing Company, 1890), page 57; digital image, Google Books (https://books.google.com : accessed 2 June 2013
Massachusetts "Massachusetts, Death Index, 1901-1980," index book, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 September 2013), Alfred Shackford d 1853
Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , Alfred Lawrence, 6 June 1953; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 May 2015); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records