Amasa W Shackford 1913 Obituary Farmington News


Amasa W Shackford 1913 Obituary Farmington News


The obituary of renowned photographer Amasa W Shackford. The obituary was published on page four of the Farmington News, It was published in Farmington, New Hampshire on Friday, February 7th, 1913, and would have been available in the region.

The article reads:

In Memoriam

Mr Shackford

Amasa W. Shackford died last Satur
day night at the home of his daughter-
in law, Mrs. Adrian Hall of High Street,
Rochester, after a long period of failing
health from a slow form of paralysis,
aged 78 years.. Mr . Shackford was a
native of Barnstaed, thee second son of
Seth and Harriett (Hill) Sbackford of
that town. He received his early educa-
tion in the schools of Pittsfield. later
attending Wolfeboro academy and fin-
ishing at New London Seminary. He
taught school winters for twenty years
at Eliot, Me , Barnstead, Gilmanton,
New Durham and Farrmington. He
was married in early life to Miss Clara
A Lougee of Barnstead and to them one
child was born, a son who died June
28, 1900, at the age of  28 years, leaving a
young widow who, when falling healtb
made a change necessary, kindly opened
her home to Mr and Mr* Shackford
and, with the help of her husband, made
“Pa's" last days pleasant and happy.. Mr
Shackford was a photographer of promi-
nence, which profession be followed
during bis 38 years as a resident of this
town. He was widely known and uni-
versally respected by a large number of
friends and acquaintances. He had held
several town offices andI for a number of
years was town clerk. He was a mem-
ber of Woodblue lodge. I () (). F of
this town. He Is survived l»y his wife
and by one sister, Mrs, Lydia Dow of
Barnstaed. Funeral was held from tbe
home of Mrs. Hall In Rochester last
Tuesday after noon at one-o'clock, Re v.
T. B. Scammon of this towon officiating,
wltb B. F. Perkins in charge. Singing
was by Rev. Wesley A. Paige. There
was a profusion of exquisite floral offer-
ings. The body was brought to Farm-
mgton and Interment made In the family
lot at Pine Grove cemetery.

FHS- Kyle Leach


Farmington News


Farmington News


Friday, February 7th, 1913

Date Created

Friday, February 7th, 1913


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