James Arthur Schofield Smith

Brief Life History of James Arthur Schofield

When James Arthur Schofield Smith was born on 14 November 1876, in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States, his father, George Browning Smith, was 33 and his mother, Harriet Schofield, was 28. He married Pauline Jeanett Bahr on 25 September 1916, in San Francisco, California, United States. He lived in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States in 1910 and North Bend, Coos, Oregon, United States in 1920. In 1910, at the age of 34, his occupation is listed as newspaper cartoonist in Idaho, United States. He died on 14 May 1935, in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 58.

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James Arthur Schofield Smith
Pauline Jeanett Bahr
Marriage: 25 September 1916

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  • James A Scofield, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Arthur Scofield, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • James A Scofield, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"

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Historical Boundaries 1878: Owyhee, Idaho Territory, United States 1879: Cassia, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Cassia, Idaho, United States

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .

English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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