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HELP! Grave has been located U.S. President flag photo of James Abram GARFIELD   James Abram  GARFIELD

  (b. 19 November 1831 Orange, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA   d. 19 September 1881 Elberon, New Jersey, USA )  
Cause of Death: shot by Charles J. Guiteau

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James Abram GARFIELD was born 19 November 1831 in Orange, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA

James Abram GARFIELD was the child of ?   and   ?

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James Abram  married  Lucretia RUDOLPH 15 November 1858 in Hiram, Portage, Ohio, USA .  The couple had (at least) 7 children. Lucretia RUDOLPH  was born 19 April 1832 in Garretsville, Portage, Ohio, USA.  Lucretia died 14 March 1918 in South Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, USA. 

James Abram GARFIELD died 19 September 1881 in Elberon, New Jersey, USA.

Occupation: President of the United States

son of Abram Garfield and Elizabeth Ballou

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James Abram GARFIELD married flag female ancestor Lucretia RUDOLPH-- Date: 15 November 1858 Place: Hiram, Portage, Ohio, USA
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Name: J. A. Garfield
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Spouse's Name: Lucretia Rudolph
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Event Date: 11 Nov 1858
Event Place: Portage,Ohio
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M51334-2
System Origin: Ohio-ODM
GS Film number: 0891358 V. 2
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"Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958," Database,

Children of James Abram GARFIELD and Lucretia RUDOLPH:

flag girl ancestor Eliza Arabella GARFIELD (b.3 July 1860, Hiram, Portage, Ohio, USA  d. 3 December 1863, )

flag male ancestor Harry Augustus GARFIELD (b.11 October 1863, Hiram, Portage, Ohio, USA  d. 12 December 1942, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA)

flag male ancestor James Rudolph GARFIELD (b.17 October 1865, Hiram, Portage, Ohio, USA  d. 24 March 1950, Cleveland, Ohio, USA)

flag female ancestor Mary GARFIELD (b.16 January 1867, Hiram, Portage, Ohio, USA  d. 30 December 1947, Pasadena, California, USA)

flag male ancestor Irvin Mcdowell GARFIELD (b.3 August 1870, Washington, DC, USA  d. 18 July 1951, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

flag male ancestor Abram GARFIELD (b.21 November 1872, Washington, DC, USA  d. 16 October 1958, Bratenahl, Ohio, USA)

flag baby boy ancestor Edward GARFIELD (b.26 December 1874, Washington, DC, USA  d. 25 October 1876, Washington, DC, USA)

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birth1831 Birth
19 November 1831
Orange, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA

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JAMES A. GARFIELD, twentieth President of the United States, was born November 19, 1831, in the woods of Orange, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. His parents were Abram and Eliza (Ballou) Garfield, both of New England ancestry, and from families well known in the early history of that section of our country, but who had moved to the Western Reserve, in Ohio, early in its settlement.

The house in which James A. was born was not unlike the houses of poor Ohio farmers of that day. It was about 20 X 30 feet, built of logs, with the spaces between the logs filled with clay. His father was a hard-working farmer, and he soon had his fields cleared, an orchard planted, and a log barn built. The household comprised the father and mother and their four children, Mehetabel, Thomas, Mary and James. In May, 1823, the father died from a cold contracted in helping to put out a forest fire. At this time James was about eighteen months old, and Thomas about ten years old. No one, perhaps, can tell how much...Read MORE...

Portrait and Biographical Record of Dubuque, Jones and Clayton Counties, Iowa, Chapman Pub Co, 1894
NewsFrom the 1840s through the 1880s, thousands trekked westward, carrying only a few belonging and supplies for the journey, and settling on the western frontier, forever changing the American West.
Invention 1843 - The Christmas card is invented (Sir Henry Cole and John Callcott Horsley, England)

Artificial Freezer Patented (Nancy M. Johnson, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
News1857 - March 6 – Dred Scott v. Sandford: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Blacks are not citizens and slaves can not sue for freedom, driving the country further towards the American Civil War.
marriage1858 Marriage / Partner
James Abram GARFIELD and Lucretia RUDOLPH 15 November 1858, Hiram, Portage, Ohio, USA

He was 27 years old.
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Portrait and Biographical Record of Dubuque, Jones and Clayton Counties, Iowa, Chapman Pub Co, 1894
1860 Birth of Child
Eliza Arabella GARFIELD was born 3 July 1860, Hiram, Portage, Ohio, USA

James Abram was 28 years old.
News1861 - February 8 – American Civil War: The Confederate States of America are formed, comprising the first six break-away states

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News1863 - January 1 - President Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves
1863 Birth of Child
Harry Augustus GARFIELD was born 11 October 1863, Hiram, Portage, Ohio, USA

James Abram was 31 years old.
News1863 - November 19 – American Civil War: U. S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the military cemetery dedication ceremony in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
NewsApril 14, 1865 - President Abraham Lincoln was mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth at in Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. He died the next day.
1865 Birth of Child
James Rudolph GARFIELD was born 17 October 1865, Hiram, Portage, Ohio, USA

James Abram was 33 years old.
1867 Birth of Child
Mary GARFIELD was born 16 January 1867, Hiram, Portage, Ohio, USA

James Abram was 35 years old.
Name: James A Garfield
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1870
Event Place: Ohio, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 38
Race: White
Race (Original): W
Birth Year (Estimated): 1831-1832
Birthplace: Ohio
Page Number: 15
Household ID: 139
Line Number: 37
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M593
GS Film number: 000552757
Digital Folder Number: 004278457
Image Number: 00261

Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
James A Garfield M 38 Ohio
Locretia R Garfield F 38 Ohio
Harry A Garfield M 6 Ohio
James R Garfield M 4 Ohio
Mary Garfield F 3 District Of Columbia
Eliza Garfield F 68 New Hampshire
Mary Collins F 25 Ireland
1870 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
Ancestry US
News1870 - June 26 - Christmas becomes a Federal holiday in the United States. It was still illegal in some states.
1870 Birth of Child
Irvin Mcdowell GARFIELD was born 3 August 1870, Washington, DC, USA

James Abram was 38 years old.
1872 Birth of Child
Abram GARFIELD was born 21 November 1872, Washington, DC, USA

James Abram was 41 years old.
1874 Birth of Child
Edward GARFIELD was born 26 December 1874, Washington, DC, USA

James Abram was 43 years old.
1876 Death of Child
Edward GARFIELD died 25 October 1876, Washington, DC, USA

James Abram was 44 years old.
1881 - March 4 - James A. Garfield (1831–1881) becomes President of the United States
In 1880, Garfield was elected to the Senate, but instead became the presidential candidate on the 36th ballot as a result of a deadlock in the Republican convention. In the election, he defeated Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock, the Democratic candidate. Garfield's administration was barely under way when he was shot by Charles J. Guiteau, a disappointed office seeker, in Washington on July 2, 1881. He died in Elberon, N.J., on Sept. 19.
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March 4, 1881
James Abram GARFIELD - Grave
Lake View Cemetery Cleveland Cuyahoga County Ohio, USA Plot: Section 15
death1881 Death
19 September 1881
Elberon, New Jersey, USA

He died at the age of 49.
James Abram GARFIELD - Garfield Memorial  U.S. President James Garfield died on September 19, 1881. Cleveland was chosen as the Presidents place of entombment, and after
Garfield Memorial

U.S. President James Garfield died on September 19, 1881. Cleveland was chosen as the President's place of entombment, and after lying state in the rotunda of the Capitol for two days, Garfield's casket was taken to Lake View Cemetery by special train. Countless grieving citizens viewed the casket en route from the Capitol to Cleveland.

The casket was sealed in a temporary crypt while the permanent monument was constructed. Situated on a commanding hill in Lake View Cemetery, the monument was dedicated on Memorial Day, 1890.

The monument features a circular tower 50 feet in diameter and 180 feet high, built of native Ohio sandstone on a broad stone terrace. Around the exterior are five panels in bas-relief depicting Garfield's life and death. These panels include more than 100 figures, all of them life-size...

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James is buried at: Lake View Cemetery Cleveland Cuyahoga County Ohio, USA Plot: Section 15
Added: 7/8/2014 11:48:14 AM - Updated: 3/29/2023 7:47:51 AM
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