Fri 29 Aug 2008
Scholefield Family Tree
Much has already been located about George and Clara’s immediate family, but are there any relatives nearby? Usually siblings move together. Because Scholefield is an uncommon last name, it will be beneficial to check for possible family members.
In 1930, the only Scholefields in the entire state are George and Clara and Carl with his wife and five children who are living in Paradise, Cochise, Arizona.1
In 1920, Carl and his family are located on the census one page away from his parents in Rosemont, Pima, Arizona.2 There are no other Scholefields in the state.
In 1910 and 1900, George’s family are the only Scholefields in Arizona.
The question then must be asked: What benefit to checking the Schofields? The only way to determine that is to check…
- 1930 — None in Pima or Gila Counties. In the rest of Arizona, none were born in New York (where George and his parents were born).
- 1920 — Same.
- 1910 — Ditto.
- 1900 — No surprises.
I could continue to search variations, but right now it seems that the best plan is to investigate George’s parents.
When considering the Moores only those in certain areas will be of interest because the name is so common. Because George and Clara were married in Globe, Gila, Arizona, Moores in that area are more likely to be related.3 (Those in the Tucson area are too numerous to waste time guessing with no further information.)
- 1930 — There are 17 Moores in Globe whose places of birth and dates are not of interest.
- 1920 — There are 16 Moores in Globe who are not interesting.
- 1910 — 9 uninteresting Moores in Globe.
- 1900 — A widowed M. J. Moore born Aug 1836 in South Carolina is interesting because some censuses reported that Clara’s mother was born there.4 Also a J. Arthur Moore born Aug 1866 in California looks promising as a possible brother of Clara eventhough his parents places of birth are listed as unknown.5
Now I will move onto checking the older censuses for Clara living with her father and mother.
1. 1930 U.S. census, Cochise County, Arizona, population schedule, Paradise Election District, Coronado Forest, enumeration district (ED) 56, sheet 1A, p. 67 (stamped), dwelling 1, family 1, Carl B. Scholefield household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 Aug 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T626, roll 56.
2. 1920 U.S. census, Pima County, Arizona, population schedule, Rosemont Precinct, enumeration district (ED) 86, sheet 6A, p. 31 (stamped), dwelling 49, family 51, Carl B. Scholefield household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 Aug 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T625, roll 51.
3. “Pioneer Dies At His Home; Long Active,” Tucson Daily Citizen, 31 Aug 1942, p. 7, col. 3; “City Pioneer Is Dead at 84,” Tucson Daily Citizen, 28 Nov 1947, p. 2, col. 4 [See post dated 23 Aug 2008].
4. 1900 U.S. census, Gila County, Arizona, population schedule, Globe, enumeration district (ED) 18, sheet 8A, p. 235, dwelling 197, family 201, M. J. Moore household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 Aug 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T623, roll 45.
5. Ibid., sheet 1B, p. 235, dwelling 19, family 19, J. Arthur Moore household.