The young lady referred to in this Society article is Caroline Noyes Shackford, born in Eastport, Maine on Aug 13, 1854 to William Shackford and Sarah Lincoln Harris. (Yes, she was 39 when this article was written.) Her father was a sea master who worked as the Port Captain in Panama which may be why we find his wife and two daughters (Caroline and Marcia) in the society sections each year when they visited Cape May. We also find Caroline in the 1860, 1870, and 1880 census with her parents and sister Marcia. She also appears in multiple society articles during her other visits to Cape May and also in newspaper articles in Cranford, New Jersey where she performed for fundraisers with her sister. We also find Caroline in Baltimore listed as a music teacher at 228 w Lanvale St. We believe that Caroline died on June 17, 1913 but unfortunately we did not keep a source document showing where we obtained this information.
1860 United States Federal Census, Washington County, Maine, population schedule, Eastport, Page No 95, dwelling 620, family 711, William Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 December 2014).
1870 United States Federal Census, Washington County, Maine, population schedule, Eastport, Page No 60, dwelling 420, family 472, Wm Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 23 December 2014).
1880 United States Federal Censu, Philadelphia County, Pennslyvania, population schedule, Philadelphia, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 122, Page No 3 (penned) 104, (Stamped), 1342 Spruce Street South Side, Dwelling 19, Family 22, William Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 October 2013).
"Boston Sunday Globe in it's Cape May (N. J.) Correspondence," Bennington semi-weekly banner (Bennington, Vermont), 31 July 1894; digital images, Library of Congress Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 7 September 2013).
"Pension File William Shackford," digital images, Fold3 (http://www.fold3.com : accessed 9 June 2014), William Shackford
R.L. Polk & Co.S Baltimore City Directory for ... : Containing a New Map of the City, a Carefully Classified Business Directory, New and Complete Street Directory, Giving Both the Old and New Numbers 1901 (Baltimore: R LPolk, 1901), page 1909, Caroline N Shackford; digital images, Mocavo (http://www.mocavo.com/ : accessed 26 December 2014
"TOWN NOTES.," The Cranford Citizen (Cranford, New Jersey), 4 October 1906; digital images, Cranford Library (http://archive.cranfordlibrary.org/ : accessed 26 December 2014).