James Arthur Schofield Smith

14 November 1876–14 May 1935 (Age 58)
Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States

The Life 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, 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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25 September 1916
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 2

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

Age 5

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

Age 20

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: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps 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 the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • James A Scofield, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James A Smith Schofield, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jas A Smith in household of John J Post, "United States Census, 1900"

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