DIES AT AGE OF 103 YEARS
DENNIS SHACKROW, MILLBURY,
Becomes Worn Out Physically.
MILLBURY, Nov. 10 - Dennis Shackrow the oldest person in Millbury, died tonight
at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nellie T. Byrnes, Sycamore Street, aged 103
years. Death was due to old age.
Mr. Shackrow had been able to walk about the dooryard and smoke his pipe under
the trees during the summer, his mind was clear and his eyesight good as ever it
was. He never wore glasses in his life, and the only time he ever was sick, was
when grip was prevelent in Millbury a few years ago. In his working days he was
a laborer, and helped to lay the double track on the Providence & Worcester
railroad. He was said to be the most powerful man in Millbury, but was of quite
disposition and never made brags of his strength, neither did he ever make an
Mr. Shackrow was born in county Kerry Ireland, where he married Catherine Shay.
They came to America about the time of the Civil war, lived a little while in
Worcester and Fitchburg before coming to Millbury, where they have lived since.
The wife died five years ago, and since that time Mr. Shackrow had lived with
his daughter, Mrs. Byrnes who says there was no sign of disease about him, but
he just wore out with old age.
He leaves six children, Mrs. Byrnes and Mrs. Mary Shay, Millbury: Dennis
Shackrow California: Mrs. Bridget Connors Ireland: Mrs. Johanna Griffin,
Sprinfield: Mrs. Kate Macmaster Chicago. He also leaves 29 grandchildren and 19
great-grandchildren in this country.
The funeral will be Tuesday morning with high mass of requiem at St. Bridgets
church at 9 o'clock.