Obit: Schofield, George (1858 - 1932)
Contact: Audrey Roedel
Surnames: SCHOFIELD MEACHAM EINFELDT
----Sources: Loyal Tribune 09 June 1932
Schofield, George (31 MAR 1858 - 29 MAY 1932)
Mr. George Schofield passed away at his home in Spencer at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon, May 29th, 1932, after a lingering illness of several months duration.
Mr. Schofield was born March 31, 1858 in Boscobel, Grant County, Wis. He came to Spencer with his parents in 1870. They took up as a homestead the farm of 120 acres in the town of Unity, Clark county, now occupied by his son, Lee Schofield and where he lived for many years. Coming into the country before the rail road and before the town of Spencer existed, they chopped their fortunes and out of the big woods. April10, 1882, he was married to Miss Ednora Meacham. They built for themselves a home in the woods and reared their family of three children, Arleigh, now of Iron Belt, Wis., Bessie- Mrs. Richard Einfeldt of Randolph, N. Y. and Lee, town of Unity, and one son Hugh Ardon died in infancy.
Some thirteen years ago Mr. and Mrs. Schofield moved to Spencer where they have lived in the house where he passed away for the home eternal. April 19th they celebrated their golden wedding day very quietly on account of his health. Mr. Schofield went with his son for a short ride upon that day and it proved to be the last time.
The deceased has been a member of the Methodist church since childhood and was for many years an interested and devoted worker at Hope Chapel.
He will be long remembered for his cheerful, buoyant disposition, a man whose life reflected the beauty of the soul within. He grew old gallantly. Patience and uncomplaining during his long illness he was thoughtful of those who cared for him to the very last. He will be sadly missed, not only by his family but by a host of friends and neighbors. He leaves besides his wife and children twelve grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Frank Putnam, Spencer; Mrs. Della Cool, Amberg; Mrs. Eda French of Peck, Idaho; Mrs. Jennie Hebert, Denver, Colo., and the brother, Albert, near Greenwood and an uncle, James Neal of Duluth, Minn.
The funeral was held Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. at the house and 2:30 at the Methodist church, Rev. C. E. Weed delivered the sermon and music was furnished by a male quartette composed of E. W. Johnston, L. L. Quimby, P. E. Quimby and A. B. Phillips. Interment in the Spencer cemetery.
An interesting account of Mr. Schofield’s life appeared in the Spencer Record in the issue of April 28th, on the occasion of his golden wedding anniversary.
The Spencer Record.
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