WILLIAM A. SHACKFORD
Death at His Home in East Utica This Morning.
William A. Shackford, an aged and respected resident of East Utica, died at his residence, 213 Elizabeth street at 11:00 o' clock this morning. He had been ill only since last Monday evening and death was due to organic heart trouble.
Mr Shackford was born in Poland, Me., July 13, 1829 and had resided in that State most of his life. For many years he was connected with a Boston firm which had the contract to erect the Mohawk Valley Cotton Mills of this city. Mr. Shackford was the foreman at the time of the construction of these mills. Three years ago Mr Shackford removed to this city and had since resided with his son George A. Shackford, 218 Elizabeth street. He married Elizabeth E Geignen who died two years ago last September in this city. Mr. Shackford was well known in Poland, Me., and since coming to Utica had made many friends who will be grieved to know of his sudden passing. He was a man of fine character genial nature and companionship ways. He was a member of the O. F. Manufacturers and Mechanics League, No 62 of Lewiston, Me., and was a Republican in politics. Besides his son mentioned, he is survived by two grandchildren, Arthur and Mildred Shackford also two great-grandchildren, all of this city.
"WILLIAM A. SHACKFORD Death at His Home in East Utica This Morning," Utica Herald-Dispatch (Utica, New York), 22 November 1913; digital images, Fulton History (www.fultonhistory.com : accessed 5 May 2013).
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