A CARD. The Subscribers, Residents and Vistors to the Hawaiian Islands, Passengers on Board the P. M. S. S. Co's Steamer Colima, the pioneer ship of the new Australasian Mail Service, from San Francisco, Nov. 10, 1875, desiring to express their appreciation of the handsome manner in which they have been treated by Capt. W. G. Shackford, his officers and associates, take this method of testifying to the same; cordially wishing for the continuance and prosperity of the Line, and unhesitatingly recommending their ships to the traveling public as combining in all their appointments the greatest comfort consistent with safety and speed: Jno S McGrew, Honolulu; Pauline McGrew, ditto; Mary G. Bennett, do., J T Waterhouse, do., Mrs J T Waterhouse, do., Edward Furstenau, do, Edgar H Williams do, Albert Lyons, do., Gilbert Farmenter, do., Miss S. O'Neill, do., Chas R Smithers, New Bedford; D L Winchester, Boston; Harriet M Winchester, do., Henry F Lyman, Cleveland, Ohio; Edward C. Wheeler, New Bedford; Mrs J. N Hemphill, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs H T Stancliff, Hartford, Conn.; Mrs G A Gilman, Boston; Miss M B Jones, Norfolk, Va.; Mrs E E Smith, San Francisco; D Manson, Montreal, Canada.
Honolulu, Nov. 19, 1875
Captain William Gardner Shackford, often known as W. G Shackford., was born in Bradford Massachusetts Sept 15 1840 to William Henry Shackford and Marie Parker Perry. His father, a professor at Phillips Exeter Adademy died of typhoid fever when William was just one year old and he grew up in Portsmouth under the guardianship of his grandfather William Moore Shackford who had been a sailor. William served in the military on the U. S. S. Maumee as an ensign and acting Master during the civil war. He then began captaining multiple ships including the Columbia off the west coast of the United States (still researching what other ships he may have captained) before working for Howard Gould as the Captain of the Niagara. William married Joanna Anna March in 1872 and they had six children: William Moore, Anna, Chauncey, Helen, Marion Perry, and Anna March. William died in 1907 two weeks after marrying his 2nd wife Ann Langdon Treadmill.
"A CARD. The Subscribers, Residents and Vistors to the Hawaiian Islands, Passengers on Board the P. M. S. S. Co's Steamer Colima," The Pacific Commercial Advertiser (Honolulu, Hawaii), 20 November 1875; digital images, Library of Congress Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 6 September 2013).
"Capt W. G. Shackford Dead. Father of President's Naval Aid Was Married Last Week," The New York (New York) Times, 23 October 1907; digital images, New York Times (http://nytimes.com : accessed 6 September 2013).
Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, BRADFORD BIRTHS, p. 148, William Gardner Shackford, 15 September 1840; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 July 2013); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).
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