Scholefield Family Tree

Now that additional family members have been located, there are vital records that need to be located and/or confirmed. In addition to the Arizona birth and death certificates that are already online, some indexes might also be available on FamilySearch. For recent deaths, any one of a number of the available Social Security Death Indexes should be checked, and any other available death indexes should be explored.

Checking Hugh Wallis’s list of IGI Batch numbers, it will be found that there are no indexes created for Arizona, but there are plenty for New York and California. (I will save IGI hits on family group sheets — if any — for later!)

Beginning with the most recent family groups, which are for the children of George and Clara Scholefield, I find additional data from several sources that report Helen’s husband’s information and more specific data regarding their son. A search for Max Brodie on Ancestry turns up his World War I draft card and an entry for him in the California Death Index. A search for Armour Major Brodie on Ancestry turns up his Social Security information, and a check of Arizona’s online records turns up his birth certificate. He was not named at birth and his mother filed his full name at a later date. Vitals summary:

Max Mordacai Brodie was born 28 Jul 1877 in Germany and died 23 Mar 1962 in Los Angeles County, California.1 He was married on 10 Oct 1907 in Tucson, Pima, Arizona,2 to Helen Scholefield who was born 5 Mar 1886 in Tucson, Pima, Arizona, and died 17 Jul 1957 in Tucson, Pima, Arizona.3
Their son:
bulletA. Major Brodie b. 9 Jun 1909, Rodger’s Hospital, Tucson, Pima, Arizona and d. 12 Nov 1970, Tucson, Pima, Arizona, never married.4

One of Carl’s daughter’s obituaries was located which names all her siblings,5 and a few searches turn up information about them. Arizona records had been located earlier in the search, but I did not post the data because I was not sure if they were possibly living. Social Security information was located for those siblings who died after deaths began to be recorded. Only one child was born before the SSDI and he was located on Ancestry in a Montana Death Index. Information for Carl as well as the children who were born or died in California was also indexed. George B. is presenting a difficulty because I cannot locate his birth record in Arizona even after searching only with the first names of him and his parents during a range of appropriate years. Vitals summary for Carl’s family:

Carl Burnett Scholefield was born 18 Apr 1888 in either Tucson or Globe, Arizona, and died Nov 1966 in Santa Clara County, California.6 He married Alice Hester Bradford who was born on 1 Mar 1891 and died in Dec 1979.7
Their children:
bulletBlissie H. Scholefield b. 16 May 1912 in Alameda County, California, and d. Sep 1995 m. ______ Lee. 8
bulletCatherine Hester Scholefield b. 26 Oct 1913 in Pima County, Arizona, and d. 26 Dec 2005 in Reno, Nevada, m. Hans Schnitter.9
bulletAda Virginia Scholefield b. 8 Apr 1915 in Rosemont, Arizona, and d. 3 Jun 2005 in Placerville, California, m. Charles E. Matson on 17 Nov 1945 in Reno, Nevada.10
bulletGeorge B. Scholefield b. abt 1917 in Arizona and d. 16 Aug 1957 in Granite County, Montana, m. ______.11
bulletCarroll Mae Scholefield b. 24 Sep 1919 in Vail, Arizona, and d. 14 Apr 1965 in Santa Clara County, California, m. ______ Tuttle.12

A search of the records at FamilySearch did not turn up any records which were not submitted by patrons (other than SSDI). Most of the information matches the birth and death information which was located.

1. “World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database and images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 Sep 2008), Max Mordacai Brodie, serial no. 3849, order no. A2550, Draft Board 0, Tucson, Pima, Arizona; citing World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M1509, roll 1522647; “California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 Sep 2008), entry for Max Brodie (23 Mar 1962); citing State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.
2. “Brodie-Scholefeld Wedding,” Tucson Daily Citizen, 10 Oct 1907, p. 5, col. 3; digital images, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : accessed 29 Sep 2008).

3. Arizona Department of Health Services, death certificate no. 4822 (1957), Helen M. Brodie; digital image, Arizona Genealogy Death Certificates (http://genealogy.az.gov : accessed 17 Aug 2008).
4. Arizona Department of Health Services, birth certificate 897 (1909), Armour Major Brodie; digital image, Arizona Genealogy Birth Certificates (http://genealogy.az.gov : accessed 1 Oct 2008); Second document is an amendment to provide infant’s full name; Social Security Administration, “Social Security Death Index,” database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 Sep 2008), entry for A. Brodie, 1970, SS no. 526-12-9323; “Fire Kills Tucsonian; Smoking Abed Cited,” Tucson Daily Citizen, 12 Nov 1970, p. 1, col. 5-6; “Funeral Notices: BRODIE, A. Major,” Tucson Daily Citizen, 13 Nov 1970, p. 44, col. 2; digital images, NewspaperArchive.com (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 6 Sep 2008).
5. See post dated 30 Sep 2008.
6. Social Security Administration, “Social Security Death Index,” database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 Sep 2008), entry for Carl Scholefield, 1966, SS no. 527-56-2890; “California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 Oct 2008), entry for Carl B Scholefield (10 Nov 1966); citing State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.
7. Social Security Administration, “Social Security Death Index,” database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 Oct 2008), entry for Alice Scholefield, 1979, SS no. 553-84-2616.
8. “California Birth Index, 1905-1995,” database, Ancesty.com (http://www.ancestry,com : accessed 1 Oct 2008), entry for Blissie Scholefield (16 May 1912); citing State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics; Social Security Administration, “Social Security Death Index,” database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 Sep 2008), entry for Blissie H. Lee, 1995, SS no. 527-26-7303.
9. Arizona Department of Health Services, birth certificate no. 332 (1913), Katherine Hester Scholefield; digital image, Arizona Genealogy Birth Certificates (http://genealogy.az.gov : accessed 28 Sep 2008); Social Security Administration, “Social Security Death Index,” database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 Oct 2008), entry for Catherine Schnitter, 2005, SS no. 527-01-3687; “America’s Obituaries & Death Notices,” database, NewsBank, inc. (http://0-infoweb.newsbank.com.librarycatalog.pima.gov/ : accessed 30 Sep 2008), obituary for Catherine “Katie” H. SCHNITTER; citing Reno (Nevada) Gazette-Journal, 30 Dec 2005, p. 8C.
10. Arizona Department of Health Services, birth certificate no. 286 (1915), Ada Virginia Scholefield; digital image, Arizona Genealogy Birth Certificates (http://genealogy.az.gov : accessed 28 Sep 2008); Social Security Administration, “Social Security Death Index,” database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 Oct 2008), entry for Ada Virgin I. Matson, 2005, SS no. 527-07-6700; “Obituaries: Ada Virginia Matson,” Mountain Democrat, 10 Jun 2005, p. 13, col. 2; digital images, NewspaperArchive.com (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 30 Sep 2008); “Lt. Charles E. Matson Claims Arizona Girl As His Bride,” Reno Evening Gazette, 21 Nov 1945, p. 12, col. 4-6; digital images, NewspaperArchive.com (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 30 Sep 2008).
11. “U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946,” database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 Oct 2008), entry for George B. Scholefield, enlisted 21 Sep 1944; Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, 1938-1946, archival database; World War II Army Enlistment Records; Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 64; Montana State Genealogical Society and Ancestry.com, “Montana Death Index, 1907-2002,” database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 Sep 2008), entry for George B Scholefield (1957).
12. Arizona Department of Health Services, birth certificate no. 474 (1919), Carroll Mae Scholefield; digital image, Arizona Genealogy Birth Certificates (http://genealogy.az.gov : accessed 25 Sep 2008); Second document is an amendment to correct the spelling; “California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 Oct 2008), entry for Carol M. Tuttle (14 Apr 1965); citing State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.

One Response to “Additional Vitals Generation #1”


  1. Cynthia Tuttle-Moe says:

    Carol Schofield was married to Johnny William Tuttle.

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