Lila had lost her father when she was 17 and a brother Henry (who had fallen under a runaway wagon) when she was 20. She was living in Tulare in 1910 but by 1912 was living with her mother and brother at 1016 N Harrison in Stockton where she worked as a stenographer.
Her tragic death was reported in the March 2, 1914 edition of the Oakland Tribune which stated that she and two friends were returning from Oakland to Stockton in a car that broke down. One friend borrowed a car which was used to tow the disabled car in which Lila and the second friend rode. Unfortunately the tow rope broke causing the car where Lila sat to roll into a ditch crushing Lila. She was transported to the County Hospital but died of her injuries.
Her older brother Frank Anthony Shackford was the informant on the death certificate who most likely coordinated her burial in the Stockton Rural Cemetery on March 4, 1914.
LILA SHACKFORD'S DEATH CERTIFICATE
State Index No 411 Local Registered No 81
CALIFORNIA STATE BOARD OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
STANDARD CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH County of San Joaquin City of Near Stockton, County Hospital
FULL NAME Lila Shackford
Color or Race White, Single, Married, Widowed or Divorced Single
Date of Birth May 26 1892
Age 21 years 9 months 2 days
Name of Father Samuel Shackford
Birthplace of Father Mass
Maiden Name of Mother Emma Anthony
Birthplace of Mother Califonia
Length of Residence In California life
Informant F. A. Shackford, Stockton
Date of Death Feb. 28, 1914
I Hereby Certify that I took charge of the remains described
above, held an inquest thereon, and from the evidence
obtained by said inquest, find that said deceased came
to hs death on the day stated above.
The Cause of Death was as follows
Crushed under an overturned
Signed B. C. Wallace Coroner
March 3, 1914
Special Information Former or Usual Residence 1016 N. Harrison How long at site of death 2 hour
Place of Burial Rural Cemetery
Date of Burial March 4, 1914
Undertaker B C Wallace Stockton
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