Walter Schofield

21 September 1849–16 July 1889 (Age 39)
Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Walter

When Walter Schofield was born on 21 September 1849, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Schofield, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Hinchcliff, was 33. He married Eliza Ann Fife on 4 November 1872, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Kinderhook, Kinderhook, Columbia, New York, United States for about 5 years. He died on 16 July 1889, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Schofield
Eliza Ann Fife
Marriage: 4 November 1872
Walter Fife Schofield
John Fife Schofield
Walter Thomas Schofield
Joseph Schofield
Sarah Elizabeth Schofield
Leland Schofield
Adam Lewis Schofield
Charles Henry Schofield
William Schofield

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 November 1872Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1850 · Industrial Revolution in Lancashire
    Age 1
    When the Industrial Revolution hit Lancashire, cotton mills started spring up everywhere. This helped the cotton industry to start booming even moreso in Lancashire.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 5
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from Scholefield in Rochdale (Lancashire), from Middle English scale, sc(h)ole ‘hut, shed’ (Old Norse skáli) + feld ‘field, open country’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Death Notice from Deseret News, 11 July 1889.

    Died of His Injuries. Walter Schofield of Weber Count;y, who a week ago was run-over by a load of Hay at Riverdale, was getting along splendidly under the skillful treatment of his physician and came …

    Sources (15)

    • Walter Schofield in entry for Sarah Elizabeth Kinkade, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Walter Schofield in household of Jonas Schofield, "New York State Census, 1855"
    • Walter Schofield in entry for Adam Lewis Schofield, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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