Charles Wilbur Shackford was the second son of John Laurent Shackford and Mary Jane Rollins, born Feb 22, 1858 in Salisbury, New Hampshire. We find him in the 1860 census at age 2 in Andover, New Hampshire with parents and siblings Henry G, and younger sister Ida L and in the 1870 census at age 12 with his parents, Henry and siblings Alice, Fred, Burt, May, and Frank. His sister Ida is living with her aunt. At the age of 16 he was working as a lather but moved to Nashua and began working for the Railroad before 1879 where he married Amelia Myrtle Blow at the age of 21 and soon thereafter was living there with his brother. Somewhere thereafter, he moved to New York where he started work as a finisher and worked at the Chelsea Jute Mills on Manhattan avenue in Greenpoint, New York where he became assistant superintendent.
In November 1898 Charles and two other coworkers responded to the boiler room where repairs had just been made and a tube blew out severely burning him in the face and scalp. We next find Charles, his wife Myrthle and daughter Millie B in the 1900 census at 202 Guernsey St in the Brooklyn census and while we have not found a direct connection to Charles, we find that rugs which are listed as Shackford Smyrna Rugs are being sold all over the country by the same firm where he works. We also learn from the 1907 newspapers that Charles maintains an affinity for Nashua, New Hampshire where he later purchased a farm and traveled as often as his work would allow.
In 1909, Charles celebrated his 30th anniversary quietly with his wife Millie and three years later at the age of 54 died unexpectedly from endocarditis. He was buried in the Woodlawn cemetery in his favorite town of Nashua, New Hampshire. His will left everything to his beloved wife Millie.
Myrtle Belle Shackford (1881-1963) - married (1) Charles Otis Keith (1881-????) - they divorced, (2) William McDivitt (1889-????) , and (3) Willard H Parker (????-????), do not believe she had any children
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