Scholefield Family Tree
Swapping to the other side of our tree, we need to repeat the process just completed for Clara’s siblings on George’s. Some might wonder why I did Clara’s first. It is mainly because I knew there were vital records online for Arizona! New York will be a bit more difficult. Instead of focusing on a state run vital records site, I will need to rely on the whims of transcriptionists — what they have found interesting enough to submit to resources like USGenWeb and FamilySearch.
Therefore, I will instead begin with the census records for the McMillan, Shaw and Edword families. This will give me the basic family structure for each and names of the children (FamilySearch will not allow a search with ONLY parents names). Once I have the basics, I can then check for vital records. Our beginning points for each family are the gravestone findings at Spencertown Cemetery.1
Mary Virginia Scholefield (1862 – ?) married a McMillan. There are a high number of Mary McMillans who were born about 1862 in New York, so can’t narrow my results enough to locate her.
Florence Scholefield (1864 – 1923) m. N. Archibald Shaw (1861 – 1935)
In 1900, they are living in Manhattan, New York City.2 This census gives us Mr. Shaw’s first name: Norman. He was born in Sep 1861 in New York. Florence De was born in 1866 in New York. They had been married for 12 years. She had 3 children, 2 still living. Norman was a proffessor. They have two sons: Norman A. b. Aug 1889 in New York and Donald b. Oct 1898 in New York. Also in the home are a 17 year old Robt. DeGraff who is a boarder (and possibly a relation to Florence’s mother Helen DeGraff Scholefield?) and six black servants.
In 1910, they are still in Manhattan.3 Archibald was aged 48 and was born in New York. Florence D. is listed as age 45 and born in the District of Columbia. The couple had been married for 22 years, and they are both teachers at a private school. In a ?huh? moment, Florence looks to be listed as having 1 child, but 2 still living. The numeral 1 is a bit thick though, so it might be a squished 4. We can verify the two living children because they are both in the home: Archibald R. (likely an alternate name for Norman A. listed above) is aged 20 and Donald is age 11, both born in New York. In the household are also four servants (three black) and two young boarders who attend private school.
Quick searches don’t turn up the couple in 1920 or Norman Archibald in 1930. Some creative searching will need to be done if these two censues are to be located. (By quick, I mean full name with date and place of birth. No wildcards — yet.)
Mae Stuart Scholefield (1870 – 1917) m. Guy J. Edwords
In 1900, the couple is living in Franklin, Essex, New Jersey, and Helen M. Scholefield is living with them.4 Guy was reportely born in March 1861 in Illinois. He was a lawyer. Mae was reportedly born in Dec 1871. They had been married for a year and had not had any children. Mother-in-law Helen was born in April 1842 in New York. Her four reported children matches the number of children that are known. Her father was born in Germany and her mother in Scotland.
In 1910, Guy J. and Mae are in Nutley, Essex, New Jersey.5 Helen is again in the household, and Guy V. Edwords, age 18 and born in New Jersey, is living with them as a son. Guy J. is listed as being in his second marriage, so his son was presumably from his first marriage. Mae is again listed as having no children. Helen’s information differs only in that her father is reported to have been born in New York.
Quick searches don’t turn up Guy J. in the 1920 census. It is possible that he had died by then, especially since he was older than Mae.
1. See post dated 11 Sep 2008.
2. 1910 U.S. census, New York County, New York, population schedule, Manhattan, enumeration district (ED) 1297, sheet 3A, p. 159 (stamped), dwelling 2, family 85, Archibald Shaw household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 Oct 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T624, roll 1045.
3 1900 U.S. census, New York County, New York, population schedule, Manhattan, enumeration district (ED) 513, sheet 5, p. 78 (stamped), dwelling 13, family 14, Norman A Shaw household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 Oct 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T623, roll 1105.
4. 1900 U.S. census, Essex County, New Jersey, population schedule, Franklin, enumeration district (ED) 194, sheet 9B, p. 163 (reverse, stamped), dwelling 156, family 173, Guy J Edwords household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 Oct 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T623, roll 696.
5. 1910 U.S. census, Essex County, New Jersey, population schedule, Nutley, enumeration district (ED) 7, sheet 7B, p. 251 (reverse, stamped), dwelling 122, family 137, Guy J Edwords household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 Oct 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T624, roll 881.