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Ruth F C Wood Shackelford
Birth: Jun. 17, 1845
Vincennes
Knox County
Indiana, USA
Death: Mar. 13, 1885
Tarkio
Atchison County
Missouri, USA

After the birth of her 12th and 13th children, twin boys Guy and Grant, "Fannie" died of an outbreak of measles in the area. For a few years, James Shackelford struggled to keep the family together with the help of his mother-in-law, Matilda Chambers Wood. He sought a new mother to care for his children, but his marriage to Molly nee Richardson (Bale Robertson) did not prove to be the solution. Many of the children had been farmed out - the very youngest, Grant, a sickly baby - to his step-daughter Emma Francis Robertson.

Some of the children were adopted and the names changed. Many of them followed the eldest daughter Lena to California. 
 
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 Parents:
  Zachary Maxwell Wood (1808 - 1861)
  Matilda Jane Chambers Wood (1815 - 1892)
 
 Spouse:
  James Hurst Shackelford (1840 - 1913)
 
 Children:
  Lena M. Shackelford Bryan (1868 - 1954)*
  Zeno L. Shackelford (1874 - 1955)*
  Norman E. Shackelford (1876 - 1943)*
  Daisy M. Shackelford Hieronymus (1878 - 1973)*
  Ida B Shackelford Walkup (1879 - 1907)*
  Leslie Thomas Carmean (1881 - 1948)*
  Ernest Levi Shackelford (1883 - 1969)*
  Roy Richard Robertson (1885 - 1957)*
  Guy Alcoy Shackelford (1885 - 1969)*
 
 Siblings:
  Isaac M C Wood (1835 - 1899)**
  Aaron Wood (1840 - 1922)**
  Ruth F C Wood Shackelford (1845 - 1885)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
"Asleep in Jesus"
 
Burial:
Center Grove Cemetery
Westboro
Atchison County
Missouri, USA
 
Maintained by: Charles Babian
Originally Created by: Jeffrey C
Record added: Jul 27, 2012
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Asleep in Jesus.
- Charles Babian
 Added: Jul. 20, 2013

- Kay Herndon-Foglesong
 Added: Jan. 25, 2013
 
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