Selucius William “Lute” Garfield

Male4 February 1854–27 October 1943

Brief Life History of Selucius William “Lute”

When Selucius William “Lute” Garfield was born on 4 February 1854, in Rubicon, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Moses Averill Garfield, was 35 and his mother, Hannah Marie Tousley, was 25. He married Mildred Cecilia O'Hara on 26 June 1889. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Pine Valley, Clark, Wisconsin, United States for about 5 years and Spring Lake, Pierce, Wisconsin, United States for about 30 years. He died on 27 October 1943, in Pierce, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Poplar Hill Cemetery, Elmwood, Pierce, Wisconsin, United States.

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Selucius William “Lute” Garfield
Mildred Cecilia O'Hara
Marriage: 26 June 1889
Elarad Garfield
James A Garfield
Florence Garfield
Elwyn Osborne Garfield
Alice Mildred Garfield
Mildred Dorothy Garfield

Sources (21)

  • Selucius Garfield, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Scelucius W. Garfield, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
  • Selucius William Garfield, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 June 1889
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 9

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

    Age 13

    A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 27

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (Midlands): topographic name from Middle English gor(e), gar(e) ‘triangular piece’ + feld ‘open country, field’ (Old English gār + feld), for someone who lived by a triangular piece of land.

    English: alternatively, sometimes perhaps a variant of Carville (a name of Norman origin), with excrescent final -d.

    Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

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

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