The son referred to in the article is Chauncey Shackford who was 21 years old when aboard the U S S Oregon in July 1898 in the Battle of Santiago off the coast of Cuba. Chauncey Shackford was one of the officers of the Oregon recognized in a report of the Chief of the Bureau of Navigation "hoping that it may be of service to them should the claims of others for advancement above them ever be considered".
NORFOLK, Va. Oct. 29 - Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gould and Capt. William G. Shackford, of the yacht Niagara, visited the Navy Yard yesterday and were received by Commodore Farquhar, commandant. The Niagara will sail to-day for Annapolis, Capt. Shackford desiring to visit his son, a first-class man, in whose career Mr. Gould is greatly interested. Capt. Shackford served aboard the battleship Oregon during the Santiago fight.
Appendix to the Report of the Chief of the Bureau of Navigation. (n.d.), page 527; digital images, The Portal to Texas History (http://texashistory.unt.edu/ : accessed 4 September 2013
"Mr and Mrs Howard Gould and Capt William G Shackford," The Daily Standard Union (Brooklyn, New York), 20 October 1898; digital images, FultonHistory (http://fultonhistory.com : accessed 16 September 2013).
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