I've reviewed eight records today and have already found and added missing marriage dates, verified some birth dates, added death dates, and learned about occupations of some of the Shackfords who live in Vermont. If I make the time to extract each piece of information from each record, enter the source data thoroughly, and file a copy of the original record in my computer I don't duplicate the recearch of these records later while writing a biography.
This afternoon I found the death record of little Harold F Shackford who only lived a month. There probably isn't a picture of him and there may not be any other formal records of him than the birth and death record listed below. Since there are no Shackford descendents in his family (only the daughters and granddaughters had children who lived to bear more children), I thought I'd make time to recognize his month long life as seen from the Vermont Vital Records records.
Harold F Shackford (1883-1883)
Harold was the second son of Albert Eugene Shackford (1857-1905), a carpenter born in Ayer, Massachusetts and Jennie B Sparkes (or Sparks) (1861-????) born in Dover. His mother's residence was Brattleboro Vermont when he was born but he may have been born in Greenfield, Mass, about 20 miles south of Brattleboro.
His grandparents were Nathaniel Shackford (1802-???), Emeline L Lovering (1861 - ), Sylvester Sparkes (or Sparks), and Elvira Gould.
I don't know if we'll ever know why little Harold died at such a young age. His family and neighbors probably cherished his short life and now he's known and remembered in this article.