John Watson Schofield

7 February 1923–22 July 1985 (Age 62)
Emigrant, Park, Montana, United States

The Life of John Watson

When John Watson Schofield was born on 7 February 1923, in Emigrant, Park, Montana, United States, his father, John Watson Schofield, was 30 and his mother, Ruby Bertha Alexandria Miller, was 28. He married Helen Emma Harnisch on 14 August 1948, in Fort William Henry Harrison, Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 22 July 1985, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Ammon, Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States.

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John Watson Schofield
Helen Emma Harnisch
Marriage: 14 August 1948
John W Schofield
Wayne D Schofield
Wendy Bircher

Spouse and Children

14 August 1948
Fort William Henry Harrison, Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States


    John W Schofield


    Wayne D Schofield


    Wendy Bircher


Parents and Siblings


    Ruby Bertha Alexandria Miller




World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1927 · First Hotel in Idaho Falls

Age 4

The Bonneville Hotel was built in 1927. It became the second hotel in Idaho Falls and the first geared for upper class patrons.

Age 18

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (mainly northern): habitational name from any of various minor places, in Lancashire and elsewhere, named from Middle English sc(h)ole ‘hut’ ( see Scales ) + feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John W Schofield in entry for Helen Emma Harnisch Schofield, "Idaho, Southern Counties Obituaries, 1943-2013"
  • John Watson Schofield, "Idaho, Jefferson Star, County Cemetery Records, 1800-2000"
  • John Watson Schofield Jr, "Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007"

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