Born: 1829, New York. She is said to have been from Mount Morris.
Died: January 8, 1887, Cresco, Iowa.
Buried: Oak Lawn Cemetery, Cresco, Iowa.
The 1880 census lists Caroline, age 51, and her husband Joseph in La Porte, Indiana. This age would give her a computed birth year of 1829.
However, her obituary in the Iowa Plain Dealer, January 13, 1887, gave her age as 55, which would yield a birth year of 1832. Research in New York, her reported birth place, is required to resolve the discrepancy.
Smith reports more than 400 of Shacklock’s songs were published.
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