Edward was the second son of William and Mary Cutter Lincoln Shackford born in Eastport, Maine on Apirl 14, 1840. A biography of his life was published in 1898 which describes his career which began sailing around Cape Horn as an ordinary seaman culminating as a sea captain aboard the "Wild Rover, the "Emily Fisher", the "Ormus, and the "Johanna Swan". He was 58 years old when he and his crew were rescued aboard the Johanna Swan whereupon he left the sea and became involved in business, settled in Harrington, Maine and served in the Maine House of Representatives and Senate from 1903-1906. He married twice, (1) Clara R Gardiner on September 30 1866. Clara died February 22, 1872 and Edward married (2) Adeline Tobey on June 4, 1876.
Leslie G Shackford (1868-1916) - moved to St Paul Minnesota, worked for the St Paul Rubber Company, married Matie Schmidt
Clara Lincoln Shackford (1873-1958) - nurse, Hospital Superintendent, served as a Red Cross Nurse in WWI
EDWARD WALLACE SHACKFORD'S WILL
Be it Remembered that I, Edward Wallace Shackford of
Harrington in the County of Washington, in the State of Maine, being
of sound and disposing mind and memory, but mindful of the uncertainty
of this life, do make, publish and declare this my last Will and Testament,
hereby revoking all former Wills by me made.
After the payment of my just debts, funeral charges and expense of
administration, I dispose of my estate as follows:
I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Adeline T Shackford, during the
term of her natural life, the use of the house and furniture of the
homestead and land connected with it in the town of Harrington where
we now life. At her death the house furniture and land shall go to
my daughter Clara Lincoln Shackford, unconditionally.
The house to be kept in repair and good condition at the expense of the estate.
I give and bequeath to my said beloved wife the sum of five thousand
dollars to be paid from my estate from money in Savings Banks,
sale of stock, Bonds, mortgages, etc belonging to the estate. The
aforesaid bequest and devise to my beloved wife is intended to be
in lieu of said share and interest as she would have had if I died
If my sister Sarah E Shackford should at any time be in need
through her means being exhausted, I desire that she may be assisted
from my estate toward her support, and I authorize my executor
so to assist her.
To my wife's niece Genera A Plummer I give and bequeath Bond
No B 25 of Bangor Power Company one thousand dollars Gold Bond
at 5% interest and registered in my name.
I give, bequeath and devise to my daughter Clara Lincoln Shackford
her heirs and assigns forever all the rest, residue and remainder of my
estate of whatever character kind or description wherever situated.
I appoint and designate my daughter Clara Lincoln Shackford to be
sole executor, of this my last will and testament and I direct that no
Bond shall be required of her, by any court, and that no action
shall be had or taken save the probating of this will and appointment
of said Clara Lincoln Shackford, Executor, And the filing of an inventory
and appraisement of my estate.
After death I desire that I may be buried in my lot, in the
Cemetery at Eastport, Maine, where I have a contract with the
City for perpetual care of the lot.
In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal and declare this
to be my last will and testament, this thirty first day of October in
the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seventeen.
Edward Wallace Shackford (seal)
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Edward
Wallace Shackford as and for his last will and testament in the
presence of us who, at his request, in his presence, and in the presence
of each other, hereto subscribe our names as witnesses thereto, on
this 31st day of October A.D. 1917. Irving B Ray
A L Wakefield
Biographical Review Volume XXIX Containing Life Sketches of Leading Citizens of Somerset, Piscataquis, Hancock, Washington, and Aroostock Counties, Maine (Boston: Biographical Review Publishing Company, 1898), page 37-38; digital images, University of Maine (www.library.umaine.edu : accessed 13 September 2013; Captain Edward Wallace Shackford
Little George Thomas, Rev Henry S. Burrage, and Albert Roscoe Stubbs, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine Volume II (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1909), page 839-840; digital images, Google Books (http://books.google.com/ : accessed 2 March 2014
"Maine, Wills and Probate Records, 1584-1999," digital images, Ancestry.com (http:/www.ancestry.com : accessed 3 September 2015), Edward Wallace Shackford; page 433-134 (Image 467-468).