Lieutenant Chauncey Shackford, the genial young naval aide at the White House, has come to be very popular with the administrative circle that usually attends all the official and social events in which President Roosevelt participates. He was noted as a fine athlete during his naval academy, and his berth at the White House is one coveted by all junior officers, as it invariably leads to quick promotion. Lieutenant Shackford is quite a young man and so far has remained a bachelor. ("Lieutenant Chancey Shackford," Deseret News, 4 July 1908; (http://udn.lib.utah.edu : accessed 14 June 2013))
Chauncey was born April 1, 1877, the son of William Gardner Shackford and Josephine Anna March. His father served in the Navy during the Civil War, worked as a sea captain in the Pacific for many years before serving as the captain of Howard Gould's yacht the Niagara. We know that William G visited his son Chauncey while he was a student at the Naval Academy.
Chauncey served aboard the USS Oregon, the USS Castine, as a White House military aide, about the the USS Michigan, and was the Captain of the USS Marblehead. Chauncy married Ena Richs Voight in 1912 and they had two children: Charles Chauncey Shackford (1913-2001) and Ena Voight Shackford (1915-????). Chauncey died in Newport Rhode Island in 1964 and is buried in the Saint Mary's Episcopal Churchyard.
I've only touched the surface of Chauncey's life in this very short summary but wanted to share this great photograph.
"Lieutenant Chancey Shackford," Deseret News, 4 July 1908; (http://udn.lib.utah.edu : accessed 14 June 2013)
New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Birth Records, Early to 1900, , Chauncy Shackford, 1 April 1877; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 10 September 2013).
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