About President James A. Garfield


Garfield Memorial Cabin produced 2017 by Scott Newell for Moreland Hills Historical Society (length=10 minutes)

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.

FAMILY: Father Abram Garfield: born in Worcester, New York, December 28, 1799; died Orange Twp., Ohio, May 8, 1833.  Buried Solon, Ohio.  Mother Eliza Ballou, born Richmond, New Hampshire, September 21, 1801; died Mentor, Ohio, January 21, 1888and buried in Solon, Ohio.  Brothers Thomas (1822-1910), James Ballou (1826-1829).   Sisters Mehittabel (1821- c. 1909), Mary (1824-1884)  Wife Lucretia Rudolph; born in Hiram, Ohio, April 19, 1832; died March 14, 1918.  Entombed in the Garfield Monument, Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.  Children Eliza Arabella (1860-1863), Harry Augustus (1863-1942), James Rudolph (1865-1950), Mary (Mollie (1867-1947), Irwin McDowell (18780-1951), Abram (1872-1958), Edward (1874-1876)


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