tal. MARY LINCOLN SHACKFORD, wife of
Andrew W. French, formerly of Eastport, Me.
Services Thurs, 11 A. M. at 2317 St Alban's
place. Friends will please refrain from send-
MARY LINCOLN SHACKFORD FRENCH
Mary Lincoln Shackford was William and Mary Cutter (Lincoln) Shackford's third child born on March 24, 1841 in Eastport, Washington. We've written about her brothers: John William, a famous captain, Edward Wallace, another famous seaman who served as state senator, Eben Lincoln who served in the military and then became a merchant in Minnesota, and Charles Joseph who died at sea. While there were many articles in newspapers describing the lives of the men in this family, the only information we can find about Mary is a marriage record, census listings which we found by her husband's name and the death notice shown above. We are trying to learn more about her husband which is proving a bit difficult due to the common nature of the name French.
On August 22, 1864, Mary married Andrew Washington French, the son of John French, an Eastport merchant and Olive P Lamphrey. Sometime thereafter they moved to Chicago where Andrew worked as a clerk in a store and two sons, William Shackford and Ferdinand Lampher were born. Sometime before 1880 they resettled in Philadelphia where Andrew worked as a clerk and Mary's sister, Sarah was living with them working as a housekeeper, and the two boys were now 15 and 10. During this year, Andrew's mother died leaving a third of the family estate to him and his two brothers. The family remained in Philadelphia where Andrew worked as a clerk at a Railroad. Mary died on August 25, 1913 followed by Andrew's death due to nephritis on March 22, 1918. They are both buried at the Woodlands Cemetery in Philadelphia.
William Shackford French (1865-1884) - died at age 19 of congestion of the brain.
Ferdinand Lampher French (1870-1947) - dry goods and department store manager, married Mary Fisher Moore
1870 United States Federal Census, Cook County, Illinois, population schedule, Chicago, Ward 14, page 81, dwelling 612, family 737, Andrew French; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 November 2014).
1880 United States Federal Censu, Philadelphia County, Pennslyvania, population schedule, Philadelphia, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 659, Page No 22, 2334 Urban St, dwelling 189, family 202, Mary W French; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com
Biographical Review Volume XXIX Containing Life Sketches of Leading Citizens of Somerset, Piscataquis, Hancock, Washington, and Aroostock Counties, Maine (Boston: Biographical Review Publishing Company, 1898), page 37; digital images, University of Maine (www.library.umaine.edu : accessed 13 September 2013; Captain Edward Wallace Shackford.
Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 11 January 2015), Mary Lincoln Shackford French, Find A Grave Memorial# 141182134
Maine "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907," database index, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 9 August 2013), Andrew Washington French m Mary Lincoln Shackford 22 Aug 1864
Maine State of Maine, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900," index," database index, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 11 January 2015), Mary L. Shackford, b. 24 Mar 1841
Maine, Washington County, Probate Case Files, Olive P French; "Maine, Washington County Courthouse Records, 1795-1950," digital images, FamilySearch (FamilySearch.org: accessed 11 January 2015); >Probate records>Probate records, 1877-1881, v. 27 pt. 2>Image 8 of 185, (page 405).
"Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963," images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 29 November 2014), Andrew W French
Philadelphia, Pennslyvania, Philadelphia Death Certificates, 1803-1915 index and images, , Mary French, 25 August 1913; digital images, Family Search, Family Search.org (www.familysearch.org : accessed 11 April 2013).
Wiley Kenneth L., editor, Vital Records from the Eastport Sentinel of Eastport, Maine 1818-1900: Note: Cover and title page of my hard copy edition are misspelled as "Eastport Sentinal" (Camen, Maine: Picton, Press, 1996), p. 366
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