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BORN: Orange Township – now the Village of Moreland Hills, Ohio. November 19, 1831.
MILITARY: Colonel of the 42nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Later he was promoted to brigadier general.
INAUGURATION: 1881 as 20th President of the United States. His presidency lasted for 100 days.
ASSASSINATED: July 2, 1881 by Charles Guiteau
DIED: Elberton, New Jersey, September 19, 1881. Entombed: Garfield Memorial, Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
“So – Moreland Hills, we hail your quiet and peaceful neighborhoods. Your still beautiful trees and long views of the Valley and your ensuing generations may be mindful of the following: this land produced a President of the United States and a great many other people who helped in the transition from beautiful farm country to beautiful home country. They built lovely homes, raised fine families and made Moreland Hills a beautiful place to live.”
This quote is taken from a 1975 letter written by Bob Stern, Jr. to “Virginia” which shares a bit of Bob’s insight as to our community’s transition from agriculture to suburban. Continue reading
We thank Debbie Weinkamer, of We Made History and Aiden Kondik for taking us back and time and for bringing our piece of history to life.