About President James A. Garfield


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


20TH President of the United States of America
Term: March 4, 1881 to September 19, 1881
(Republican Party)

Born:  November 19, 1831 Orange Twp – now the Village of Moreland Hills, Ohio. More about his Neighbors
More about the JAG Birthsite

1931 Dedication commemorating the anniversary of Garfields Birth (length=2 minutes)

Education:  Attended Geauga Academy and Western Reserve Eclectic Institute; 1856 graduate of Williams College.

Military:  Colonel of the 42nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  Later he was promoted to brigadier general.

Assassinated: July 2, 1881 shote twice in the back by the insane Charles Julius Guiteau at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington Terminal

Died: September 19, 1881 Elberton, New Jersey, September 19, 1881.

Entombed: 1890 Garfield Memorial, Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.

Parents: Abram Garfield, Eliza Ballou Garfield

Siblings: Mehitabel (1821-1909), Thomas (1822-1910), Mary (1824-1884), James Ballou (1826-1829)

Spouse: Lucretia Rudolf m. 1858 Hiram, Ohio

Children: Eliza Arabella (1860-1863), Harry Augustus (1863-1942), James Rudolph (1865-1950), Mary (Mollie) (1867-1947, Irvin McDowell (1870-1951), Abram (1872-1958),
Edward (1874-1876)

JAG Resources

Garfield Trail Northeast, Ohio

JAG Important Dates in His Life

The James A. Garfield Collection at Hiram College

Lawnfield, Garfield’s home Mentor, Ohio

Garfield Memorial at Lake View Cemetery

The White House on Garfield