JACKSONVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, SATURDAY, JANAURY 23, 1909.
ANSWERED TO LAST ROLL CALL
Thomas Schofield, a Veteran of the Civil War and Venerable Citizen. Summoned by Death – Funeral Services Will Take Place Sunday at 2:30 p. m.
Thomas Schofield, who has been in feeble health for some time, passed away at his home, 222 West College Avenue, Friday morning at 8 o’clock aged 90 years.
Mr. Schofield was born in Langshire, England, Aug. 21, 1818, where he learned the trade of hat making. After his marriage to Miss Hattie Wilson, they came to America resided in Philadelphia, where Mr. Schofield engaged in the business of making hats.
Prior to coming to Jacksonville he was engaged in managing a large woolen mill establishment in Greenfield, Ind., and during his residence here for a number of years, conducted a grocery store on West Lafayette Avenue, but on account of il1 health had to give it up.
Mr. Schofield was a veteran of the civil war and on Sept. 19, 1861, enlisted in Company A. 58th Pennsylvania regiment and was discharged from service at Batchelders Creek N.C. March 1. 1863, having been severely injured by a horse. He had received the rank of sergeant.
In 1865 Mr. Schofield lost his wife, and later he married Mrs. Tamor Caldwell of Amboy, Ill., who died in 1885; for a third wife he married Mrs. Dinah Smith, who passed away three years ago. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Susan Beatty of Chicago, and two step-sons, James and Joseph Smith of Jacksonville; 26 grand children and 14 great grandchildren.
He was a member of the Episcopal church and attented while health permitted. He was well known throughout the city and county as a upright citizen.
Funeral services will be conducted from Trinity church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. In charge of the rector, Rev. William Mitchell, and Interment will be made in Jacksonville cemetery.