MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED AT SAN JOAQUIN
[Special Dispatch to the Call]
STOCKTON, March 28.-Marriage licences were granted today by the county clerk's "cupid deputy" as follows:
Elisha Randolph Laurence, aged 28, and Gertrude Shackford, aged 25, both of Manteca.
GERTRUDE ELIZABETH SHACKFORD (1884-1924)
Gertrude Elizabeth Shackford was born in Ripon, San Joaquin, California about 1885[i] to George Franklin Shackford and Minnie Lottie Damrell. As mentioned in a July 9, 2013 blog, Gertrude's grandfather John and his two brothers traveled to California in 1849 and were followed sometime later by her grandmother Mary and her father George.
Gertrude grew up in a farming family of five girls with sisters Alice (died young), Amy Alta, Verda Beatrice, and Florence Viola. In June 1900 when she was 16, she was living with her mother Minnie and her sisters.[ii] She married Elisha Randolph Laurence on March 26, 1910[iii] and in April 1910, she and her new husband were living with her father George[iv]. In 1910, her mother Minnie had married Robert Geddes who had been listed as a laborer at her mother's home in the 1900 census. By January 1920, Gertrude and her husband Elisha were living independently in Ripon, San Joaquin with their two children Velma and Howard, ages 8 and 6 [v] Gertrude died four years later in Ripon at the age of 39.
Velma Madeline Laurence (1911-1949) - married Harry Britton
Howard Shackford Laurence (1913-1933) married June Elizabeth Fowler and Alberta Jewel McCurdy
[i] California "California, Death Index, 1905-1939," index, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 October 2013), Gertrude C Laurence, d. 15 Feb 1924
[ii] 1900 United States Federal Census, San Joaquin County, California, population schedule, Douglas, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 101, Supervisors District No 4, Sheet No 124 A, dwelling 261, family 267, Minne Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 2 October 2013)
[iii] California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1804002 : accessed 16 October 2013), Elisha Randolph Lawrence m. Gertrude Shackford
[iv] 1910 United States Federal Census, San Joaquin County, California, population schedule, Dent Township, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District 305, Supervisor District 6 (5 crossed out, replaced with a 6), Sheet 8A, Dwelling 100, Family not visible, George Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 6 July 2013); Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C
[v] 1920 United States Federal Census, San Joaquin County, California, population schedule, Dent Township, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District 142, Supervisor's District No 3, Sheet No 5A, Dwelling 95, Family 96, Elisha A Laurence; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 October 2013).
"MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED AT SAN JOAQUIN," San Francisco Call (San Francisco, California), 29 March 1910; digital images, California Digital Newspaper Collection (http://cdnc.ucr.edu : accessed 2 October 2013).