In September 1860, Elizabeth P Nutter of Sanford, petitioned for and received guardianship of Isadore. The probate documents do not indicate if there was a relationship between them but Elizabeth had been living with Isadore in 1860 before her mother died along with a Mary A Shackford.
Isadore married James M Ricker who had been born in Effingham in 1865 when she was only 14 and gave birth to a son, Charles M Ricker when she was 16. James worked in a woolen mill and Isidore (as spelled in the 1860 census), kept house. Isadore died in 1875 when her son was seven. Thanks to Paul Robie who posted a picture of her gravestone at FindAGrave, we know that she was buried at the Oakdale Cemetery in Sanford, Maine.
It is possible that Isadore had a brother Benjamin who was 13 years older than her but the only mention of him is found in an 1850 Sanford census when he was 12 years old.
I wish we knew more about Isadore Shackford -- what she liked, or what schooling she may have attended, or how she met James. Hopefully some of her descendants or others researching Sanborn, Maine may see this blog someday and learn this little bit about her life that we do know or share any new information.
JAMES M RICKER
May 14, 1875
24 years 10 mos
Thanks to Paul Robie who took this photograph of Isadore's Gravestone at Oakdale Cemetery, Sanford, York, Maine, posted it to FindAGrave, and gave permission for it to be included in this blog.
1860 United States Federal Census, York, Maine, population schedule, Sanford, Page 42, Dwelling 354, Family 324, Jerusha Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 August 2013).
1860 United States Federal Census, York, Sanford, persons who died during the year ending 1st june, 1860, Sanford, Page 2, Samuel Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 August 2013).
Emery Edwin, William Morell Emery, The History of Sanford, Maine 1661-1900. (1901), Page 497; digital images, Google eBook (http://www.books.google : accessed 15 August 2013.
Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 15 August 2013), Isadore Shackford Ricker, Find A Grave Memorial# 97793033
Maine, Maine, York County, Probate Estate Files, Isadore Shackford Case 16902; "Maine, York County, Probate Estate Files, 1690-1917," digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: accessed 15 August 2013); Case no 16831-16928, Seaward, W-Shackley, R, Images 1172
Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 15 August 2013), Isadore Shackford Ricker, Find A Grave Memorial# 97793033, Gravestone Transcript Isadore E, Wife of James M Ricker, Died May 14, 1874, 24 years 10 mo
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