James Marshall Shaddock (1848-1931) and the Illinois Shaddock Brothers

By Philip Shaddock


I would like to thank Tracy Garcia Roller (Shaddock descendant) for her contribution to this page. The pictures were passed down to her by her late grandfather.



James Marshall Shaddock and his wife Jemima Jane Atteberry 

James Marshall "Jimmy" Shaddock (1848–1931) was born in Caroline County, Virginia to parents James Archibald Larkin Shaddock (1825–1901) and Ann Eliza "Anna" Rollins (1824–1902). His father was a farmer, son of a farmer, Larkin Shaddock 1793–1826, and grandson of another farmer James Shaddock Jr. (1765–1822). 

Once Jimmy reached his age of majority, he did not stay on his father's farm but rather went west to Macon County, Illinois, which was a new frontier in 1869, when Jimmy was 21. He obviously was an ambitious young man who started with nothing and through the dint of his labor and good business sense built a large and well-managed farm and earned his neighbors respect. His story is told in a book about the early pioneers in Macon county. You can read the account here

He married Jemima "Emma" Jane Atteberry (1853–1925) in 1877 at the age of 29, probably at the point where he could support a family. He had six children, one which died as an infant. (See the genealogy at the bottom of the Virginia Shaddocks page.) 

For an account of Jimmy Shaddock and his family in Illinois, we have a history of Macon County in Portrait and Biographical Record of Macon County, Illinois, Chicago, 1893, p. 241:

"James M. Shaddock belongs to that class of people to whom the prosperity and stability of the country is largely due--the farmers. He carries on agricultural pursuits on section 10, South Macon Township, and is numbered among the leading farmers of Macon County. As he is widely and favorably known in the community, we feel assured that this record of his life will prove of interest to many of our readers.
Mr. Shaddock is a native of Virginia. He was born in Caroline County, on the 17th of August, 1848, and is a son of James A. L. Shaddock. His father was also born in the Old Dominion and still resides in that State. He is of English descent, and throughout his entire life he has followed farming. After arriving at years of maturity he wedded Annie E. Rollins, who was also a native of Virginia, and was likewise of English lineage. Ten children were born of the union.


James Marshall Shaddock and his grandson Marshall Davis Shaddock. The picture was taken around 1912.

Our subject, who was the third in the order of birth, passed his boyhood days quietly under the parental roof, attending the select schools, according to the custom of the South. At the age of twenty-one he determined to seek a home in the West, and, having arrived at that epoch in a young man's life when he comes his own master, he made the journey to Macon County, Illinois, and cast his lot with its early settlers. As he had no capital, he had to secure employment in order to provide for his maintenance, and hired out as a farm hand by the month. He was thus employed for about 4 years, when he rented land and engaged in farming for himself. As his financial resources were increased and his labor brought him in some capital, he purchase land, and he now owns 200 acres, comprising a fine farm that is pleasantly situated 3 miles south of Macon. It is supplied with good buildings and is well fenced, and the highly cultivated fields indicate the careful supervision of a practical and progressive owner.

In March, 1877, Mr Shaddock was united in marriage with Miss Jemima Atteberry, of this county. By their union has been born a family of five children, of whom one died in infancy. A son and three daughters are still living, namely: Lulu May, Maud E., James Franklin and Bertha Ann. They're still under the parental roof and are the joy of the household. Mr Shaddock holds membership with the Presbyterian Church, and his wife belongs to with with the interest which they take in all that is calculated to uphold humanity. Socially, our subject is a member of Mason Lodge No. 434, K. P. He is now serving his district as school director, and the cause of education finds in him a loyal friend. In local politics, he votes independently, but at national elections he supports the men and measures of the Democracy.

When his wife Jemima died in 1925, Jimmy left his farm. According to the local paper, Decatur Daily Review, James Marshall Shaddock died in January, 1931 after a long illness. He was 82. He died at the home of his oldest daughter, Lulu May Shaddock (1878-1948). She had married the farmer Joseph Ely "Joe" Brookshier (1872–1931). Her husband died about a month later. His death certificate listed his occupation as "realtor." Jimmy had six children, but only three were alive at this death. Decatur Daily Review:

They are Mrs. Joseph Brookshier, Decatur; Mrs. Leslie Siehrs, Macon; a son, Rolla E. Shaddock, Denver Colo. three children preceded him in death. They were a daughter, Rena, who died Mar. 31, 1881; a son, Joseph F., who died Mar 4, 1922; a daughter, Maude E. Shaddock March, wife of William March, who died Feb. 5, 1927. Brothers and sisters who survive are Mrs. Lee Power, Goodwin, Miss.; Miss W. Shaddock, Macon; Edward H. Shaddock, Lexington, Miss. There are also five grandchildren. 


Frank Shaddock, his wife Ora, and his children Anabeth and Marshall. The picture was taken around 1916.

Jimmy's son James Franklin Shaddock (1883-1822) married 
Ora Anna Davis (1883–1973) in 1910. They probably met and were married in Indianapolis where there was a dental school. Frank would become a dentist. The dental school in Indianapolis is one of the oldest in the nation, originally incorporated as Indiana Dental College in 1879. He moved to Columbus, Indiana, where he had a dental practice in the city.

Frank and Ora had two children, Marshall Davis Shaddock (1911–1969) and Anabeth Shaddock (1915–1989).

Frank Shaddock must have had a tragic death, because he died at a very young age, 38 years old in Phoenix, Arizona. His wife Ora never remarried. She died at age 90 in Columbus, Indiana. 

It must have been difficult for his father, Jimmy Shaddock, to hear of his passing.



Anabeth Shaddock

Frank's daughter Anabeth Shaddock was born in 1915 in Columbus, Indiana. She married Robert Vance McOsker (1905-1960) around 1936. His occupation was described as "traveling salesman" in the land brokerage business in the 1940 census. They had a daughter Martha Jane McOsker (1937-1982). This marriage probably ended in divorce because she married subsequently Gordon T. Ritter (1906-2005). 

Anabeth died at age of 74 of a cardiac pulmonary arrest as a consequence of breast cancer.




Marshall Davis Shaddock in 1920 at age 9.

Frank Shaddock's son Marshall Davis was described as a manufacturer's salesman in the 1940 census. He was married to "Ruth B." last name unknown, who he divorced in Dade County, Florida in 1947. In 1950 he married Ethel Jane Von Hoffmann. 







Anabet, Ora and Marshall Davis

Jimmy Shaddock's daughter Maude Esther Shaddock (1879-1927) lived her whole life near the family home in Decatur, Illinois. She married a farmer, William D. March (1878-1965). Later in life he worked as a caretaker in a private home.

Bertha A. Shaddock (1889-1972) married Carl Leslie Siehr (1886-1955). He was a salesman for a gas and oil company, then a manager for a gas station. 








Jimmy's son Rolla Edward Shaddock (1893-1992) was Tracy's great grandfather. He earned a B.S. in agricultural science in South Macon, Macon County. We think that modern children are late out of the nest. In 1920 "Rol" was still at home at age 27, going to school. In the 1920 his occupation is listed as "none." I am sure he was helping his father on his farm. But it is clear his father Jimmy favored educational advancement. 


Rol Shaddock and Sue Elizabeth Wade. I would guess this is their wedding day sometime around 1924. 

Rol married Sue Elizabeth Wade (1898-1961) sometime before 1925, because that was the year James Wade Shaddock (1925-2016), his first child, was born. In 1926 we find him in Denver, Colorado. There were a lot of salesmen in this family, because his job in the 1930 census was "commercial salesman" in the glass industry. 








John R. Shaddock. Class photo in his "pre-law" class.

His son John R. Shaddock Sr. was in pre-law. He appears to have worked in a bank in his adult life, eventually becoming a senior vice-president of the Colorado National Bank in 1989. He married Mary A last name unknown and had a son John D. Shaddock born in 1955. 





John R. Shaddock in a publicity photo for the Colorado National Bank.


Rol had a daughter Anne Shaddock born in 1937.






James Wade Shaddock (1925-2016). This is a school yearbook photo.

James Wade Shaddock was the son of Rol Shaddock and was Tracy's grandfather.













James Wade Shaddock and Tracy Garcia Roller on the occasion of his 65th wedding anniversary.






















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