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Elsworth Absalom
'Elza' Schofield



Elza and Hattie. Courtesy Philip Kevin Schofield

Elsworth Absalom "Elza" Schofield was born in June 1853 at Mt. Perry, Perry County, OH, the son of Joseph and Mary (Danison) Schofield. 

At the age of 20, Elza was united in the bonds of holy matrimony with 17-year-old Hattie Law Smith (1866-1951), the daughter of James and Louisa (Law) Smith, on Sept. 26, 1883. Their wedding ceremony was held at "the house of Rev. E. Rose," news that made the pages of the Perry County Tribune.  

The Schofields lived their lives at Mt. Perry in Madison Township, and farmed for some 55 years. They were longtime members of the Mt. Perry United Presbyterian Church. 

They together became the parents of four sons -- Ray E. Schofield, Joseph Schofield, Fred James Schofield and Carl Lee Schofield.

The federal censuses of 1900, 1910 and 1920 show the family residing at Mt. Perry. In 1910, their 18-year-old son Carl resided at home and worked as a salesman in a local general store.

Elza and Hattie and grandchildren. Courtesy Philip Kevin Schofield

Perry County Tribune
By 1920, Elza and Hattie were empty-nesters.

They continued to farm well into their 60s, as shown by the 1930 census. 


Elza served as a trustee of Madison Township in 1907, as a Republican. The other two trustees, also Republicans, were J.E. Wilkins and O. Burgess. They together are listed in the 1905 book, Ohio - Federal, State, County, Township and Municipal Officers (page 229).

Mt. Perry Methodist Church
Elza died of heart disease on Dec. 5, 1938, at the age of 75.  A newspaper obituary said he was "a lifelong resident of Mt. Perry [and] was well known throughout the community."

Hattie survived for another baker's dozen years and endured the heartache of the death of her son Ray, who passed away in 1941. (See below for more.)

She died of a stroke at the age of 84 on Jan. 7, 1951. They are buried at the Mt. Perry Methodist Church, in a row with his parents and pioneer grandparents, who originally owned the land on which the church and cemetery sit.


~ Son Ray E. Schofield ~

Mt. Perry Methodist Church
Son Ray E. Schofield (1884-1941) was born on Feb. 16, 1884 in Mt. Perry, Perry County. 

He was a lifelong bachelor and with his mother resided in the community of his birth.

Ray was employed for many years in the banking field. At one point he was employed with the State of Ohio banking department. For a decade, he was held positions with the Perry County Bank at New Lexington, the Junction City Bank and Citizens National Bank in New Lexington. In March 1935, he was appointed assistant cashier in the New Somerset Bank.

One of his duties was to collect real estate taxes for depositors, and in 1938 the total he remanded from the bank to the county treasurer was $4,555.76.

Ray belonged to the Somerset lodge of the Masons. 

Sadly, Ray died of heart valve disease at the age of 57 years, nine months and 11 days on Nov. 21, 1941, just a few weeks before the United States was plunged into World War II. An obituary in the Zanesville Times-Recorder said that he had been "found dead in bed" and "had many friends and acquaintances."  

Funeral services were held in the family home and then Mt. Perry Presbyterian Church, by the hand of Rev. H.F. McAllister. The remains were laid to rest at Mt. Perry Cemetery, and Ray's brother Carl signed the official Ohio certificate of death.


~ Son Joseph Clair Schofield ~

Son Joseph Clair Schofield (1885-1926) was born on Dec. 26, 1885 in Mt. Perry. He was a longtime farmer in Mt. Perry, and was of medium height and build, with brown eyes and hair.

On Oct. 20, 1910, at the age of 24, Joseph married 22-year-old Anna Shelly (Feb. 11, 1888- ? ), daughter of Jefferson and Louisa (Cooperrider) Shelly of Glenford, Perry County. Rev. C.J.E. Lautenschlauger oversaw the wedding. News of their marriage license was printed in the Zanesville Times Recorder.

They bore one known daughter, Pauline Schofield.

Their home farm was comprised of 60 acres in Glenford, Hopewell Township, Perry County. 

During World War I, Joseph registered for the military draft, and disclosed that he was a self-employed farmer and that Anna was his next of kin. By 1920, as recorded by a federal census-taker, he worked as a day laborer.

Joseph was stricken with a serious case of appendicitis in the dead of winter of 1926. While under medical treatment, plagued by an abundance of pus, his health declined, and sadly he died at the age of 39, on Feb. 28, 1926. His remains were placed into eternal rest in Highland Cemetery in Glenford, Perry County. 

Anna remained a widow for four years. Then on Oct. 11, 1930, when she was 41 years of age, she wed again to 55-year-old Glenford bachelor farmer Casper B. Hazlett (Feb. 15, 1875-1941), a native of Muskingum County and the son of William R. and Rachel (Allman) Hazlett. Rev. C.E. Linder of Glenford presided at the nuptials.

Casper was active in the community and, in January 1926, was treasurer of an organization which petitioned the court system to incorporate the village of Glenford. 

The Hazletts enjoyed spending time at Summerland Beach in the summer months. But the marriage appears to have been troubled, and the couple divorced. Anna retook her first married name, "Schofield."

Sadly, Casper was stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage and died at the age of 64 on Nov. 18, 1939. The funeral was conducted in the Hopewell Methodist Church. Interment of the remains was in Highland Cemetery, with an obituary appearing in the Zanesville Times Recorder. His Ohio death certificate marks his marital status as "single," for which his sister Leah Hazlett of Glenford was the informant.

Anna lived to the ripe age of 98. She moved into the home of her daughter in Mansfield, OH and held a membership in the First Lutheran Church. She bore the heartbreak of the death of her daughter in 1987. She passed away in Woodlawn Nursing Home in Mansfield on Jan. 21, 1988, at the age of 98. Burial was with her first spouse in Highland Cemetery, reunited in death after six-plus decades apart. An obituary appeared in the Mansfield News-Journal.

The square and county courthouse in Mansfield, Ohio

Pauline Treisch
Courtesy Philip Kevin Schofield
Daughter Pauline Schofield (1912-1987) was born on Oct. 11, 1912 in Glenford. She was a graduate of Ohio State University and went on to a long career as a nationally known home economist. Pauline got her start as a young woman, teaching home economics in Glenford High School. Pauline entered into marriage with William "Richard" Treisch (June 4, 1912-1973), son of Argale Treisch. They established a home in Mansfield, Richland County, OH in 1936. William joined the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and in 1942 was posted to a base in Denver. He is known to have spent 25 months in the China-Burma-India theatre of war as an armorer on heavy bombers and attained the rank of corporal. During the war years, Pauline lived at 151 Western Avenue in Mansfield, and was employed for a decade as home service director for Ohio Fuel Gas. The role entailed teaching nutrition classes and providing food and emergency supplies through the Red Cross Canteen in Richland County for needy families. She wrote for a number of Ohio newspapers about cooking with fresh vegetables as an alternative to rationed foods, with her photograph accompanying the articles. In June 1945, she is known to have been chairman of the Canteen Corps and announced in the Mansfield News-Journal that the organization would "continue to act as hosts and assistants for other civic institutions whose staffs are now depleted, due to the shortage of war-time help." In February 1946, she was hired by Tappan Stove Company as director of home service and was involved with training salesman in how to cook with Tappan products. She was pictured in a related News-Journal story on Feb. 12, 1947. She held a membership in the American Home Economics Association and, at a meeting in Minneapolis in 1955, announced Tappan's breakthrough of having thermostat sensors embedded in kitchen ranges "so foods cooking on top of the stove will not burn while mother answers the door or telephone or bandages junior's cut finger," reported the Cincinnati Post. Then in 1956, with Tappan expanding into new markets in Detroit, Boston and Akron, she helped demonstrate microwave cooking technology, described in the News-Journal as "the most revolutionary development in home cooking since the advent of electricity." Pauline again was pictured in the News-Journal on Sept. 25, 1960, in an article about how she and her team examined ovens, "pulled off the production line daily for them to test and they also work closely with the engineering department during the development of a new model or in testing features that might be incorporated. They work with the sales department in training their personnel to be amateur chefs before they go out all over the United States and to foreign countries." In 1963, she served with colleagues from Westinghouse, Ohio Fuel Gas and Ohio Edison Company as judges in a recipe contest sponsored by T&A Saveway and the News-Journal. Pauline retired at the end of 1966 after two decades with Tappan and was replaced by Margaret Easley.

The couple did not reproduce. Richard was employed for many years by Columbia Gas Company of Ohio. He belonged to the Quarter Century Club and the local lodges of the Elks and Masons. Their address was 311 Davis Road, and they were members of the First English Lutheran Church. Richard passed away at the age of 60, in Mansfield General Hospital, on Jan. 30, 1973. Rev. Jerry L. Schmalenberger led the funeral service, followed by burial in Mansfield Cemetery. His obituary appeared in the News-Journal, with the family requesting that any memorial donations be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Pauline outlived her husband by many years. She sold their home and auctioned its contents in 1985 and moved into Mansfield Memorial Homes. Death swept her away at the age of 74 on April 8, 1987. Her pastor Rev. Michael B. Goldner presided over the funeral, with burial in Highland Township Cemetery, Glenford. An obituary was printed in the News-Journal. As a memorial, the Pauline S. Treisch Fund was established with the Richland County Foundation. Among other bequests, the fund gave $6,000 to the Mid-Ohio Education Service Center in 2000 for programming in youth-focused conflict management training. Other fund grants over the years included to North Central Ohio Youth for Christ for after-school and tutoring (2001), the Center for Individual and Family Services for startup funds for classrooms serving emotionally disturbed students (2007), the Domestic Violence Shelter for heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment (2011) and the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library for First Call 2-1-1 technology expansion (2011). 


~ Son Fred James Schofield ~

Son Fred James Schofield (1888-1953) was born on Nov. 3, 1888 in Mt. Perry. He was tall and slender, with light brown eyes and black hair.

He married Flossie Campbell (1890-1931), the daughter of O.E. and Emma (Ramsey) Campbell. At the time of marriage, on May 21, 1908, Fred was age 19 and Flossie 17. Rev. H.J. McClure led the ceremony. The Schofield and Campbell families were close, and Fred's brother Carl wed Flossie's sister Faun.

Grave of twins Ruth and Charles, 1919
The Schofields together produced a family of five --Virgie Beardmore, Willabel "Bell" Dickson, Philip Oliver Schofield, Ruth Helen Schofield and Charles E. Schofield. 


They lived in Mt. Perry, where Fred initially worked as a railroader. By 1920, when the federal census count was made, Fred had turned to farming. 

Heartache rocked this family the fall of 1919. Infant twins Ruth and Charles died shortly after birth, with Charles passing that day, Oct. 14, 1919, and Ruth living only 13 days, until her demise on Oct. 27, 1919. Their tender remains were placed into eternal repose at Mt. Perry Cemetery, with a curved marker standing at their grave.

The Schofields are known to have attended the fith annual Smith family reunion, held on Labor Day 1929 in the Mt. Perry School hall. 

Flossie contracted a brain abscess in June 1931, and "was admitted to the hospital in critical condition for medical treatment, but an operation became necessary as her condition grew worse," said the Zanesville Signal. Sadly, she died of at the age of 40 on June 18, 1931, in Good Samaritan Hospital in Zanesville. Burial was in Mt. Perry. 

Fred married again, in 1935, to Emma May Denison (1886-1976), a Glenford native and the widow of Raymond Denison. She brought three children into the second union -- Lucille Denison, Ralph E. Denison and Mary Ellen Smith.

The following year, they moved to Zanesville, Muskingum County, and lived at 813 Arch Street. Emma, said the Zanesville Times Recorder, "was a 50-year member of South Zanesville United Methodist Church and its CIC Sunday School class." Fred worked as an oiler in the Columbia Cement plant in Zanesville for 19 years. Circa 1946, they lived in Norval Park near Zanesville. 

He died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 64 on Feb. 27, 1953. His remains were laid to rest in the Mt. Perry Cemetery., with Rev. Clyde Hutchinson leading the services At the time of his death, said the Zanesville Signal, Fred was survived by 15 grandchildren.

Zanesville's famous three-way "Y" bridge

Emma outlived Fred by 23 years. She died at age 90 on Dec. 13, 1976, after becoming ill while celebrating her 90th birthday at an open house. Burial was in Highland Cemetery in Glenford.

Daughter Willabel "Bell" Schofield (1912-1999) was born on Oct. 1, 1912 in Mt. Perry. She was a 1931 gradaute of Somerset High School. Bell married Ralph L. Dickson (Feb. 2, 1912-2000) in Monroe County, OH, who graduated a year ahead of her at Somerset. The pair spent most of their married lives residing in Mt. Perry. Their only daughter was Sally Kay VanSickle. Bell at one time served as postmistress in Mt. Perry. A nephew remembered seeing her sort incoming mail and stamp-cancel outgoing envelopes. Ralph was a longtime banker and retired as assistant cashier at New Somerset Bank after more than three decades. The family held a membership in Mt. Perry Presbyterian Church. Bell eventually retired from the post office, and the couple relocated to the Harbor Hills section of Hebron, OH. She died at the age of 86 on April 16, 1999, as a patient in Newark Healthcare Centre. Funeral services were conducted in the family church, jointly led by Rev. Joel Morgan and Rev. Ralph Bauserman. Burial was in the sacred soil of Mt. Perry Cemetery, with an obituary appearing in the Zanesville Times Recorder. Ralph only outlived his bride by 10 months. He passed away in the emergency room of Licking Memorial Hospital at age 88 on Feb. 4, 2000. The Times Recorder also published his obituary.

  • Granddaughter Sally Kay Dickson served as music director of the United Presbyterian Church of Mt. Perry circa 1950. She was united in matrimony with David VanSickle ( ? - ? ). They dwelled in the Harbor Hills section of Hebron, OH and were the parents of two sons -- Charles VanSickle and Christopher VanSickle.

    Great-grandson Charles VanSickle married Andrea. Their home in 1999 was in Westerville, OH.

    Great-grandson Christopher VanSickle made his residence in Reynoldsburg, OH in 1999.

Daughter Virgie L. Schofield (1908-2004) was born on Sept. 27, 1908 in Mt. Perry. She was an alumna of Mt. Perry High School. When she was 18 years of age, on Feb. 23, 1928, Virgie wed 21-year-old farmer Clarence "Roy" Beardmore (Sept. 14, 1906-2003), son of Albert and Rosa (Winland) Beardmore. The wedding was held in Mt. Perry. Their union endured the ups and downs of an extraordinary 76 years. The pair belonged to Mt. Perry Presbyterian Church and lived for decades on a farm in Mt. Perry. Together, they produced a brood of a baker's dozen children -- Helen Hatfield, John William Beardmore, Bernard Glenn Beardmore, Jennett "Jenny" Ackerman, Willis Beardmore, Thomas Beardmore, Michael Beardmore, Anthony Beardmore, Timothy Beardmore, Rose Clem, Carolyn Beardmore, Andrew Beardmore and Joseph "Joe" Beardmore. The clan moved from one dwelling to another on their farm in May 1957. Then on Dec. 2, 1957, the entire family was pictured in a Zanesville Times Recorder article headlined "Roy Beardmore Family Selected By Panel of Judges." They were chosen among 100 entries in a "Typical Family" contest and were noted for operating a 231-acre farm straddling the Perry and Muskingum County border, about three miles away from Mt. Perry. At the time, they raised barley, corn, oats and wheat as well as chickens, cows, hogs and sheep. The article went on to say that their children provided farmwork on a rotated basis so that no one individual had the same job all the time. At their 60th wedding anniversary, in 1988, the pair were pictured in the Times Recorder. Sadly, Roy passed away at the age of 97 on Dec. 20, 2003. Virgie only lived as a widow for another six months. At the age of 95, she was admitted to Somerset Healthcare Center and died on May 29, 2004. The Times Recorder published an obituary, which noted that her survivors included 23 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. As she had done for Roy, Rev. Diane Mowry presided over Virgie's funeral service, with interment in Mt. Perry Cemetery.

  • Granddaughter Helen Ann Beardmore (1928-2014) was born in about 1928 in Mt. Perry. She was a graduate of Glenford High School She went on to earn her degree at Ohio University and in young womanhood taught at the Columbia School in Mt. Vernon, OH. On April 30, 1955, in nuptials held in the Mt. Perry United Presbyterian Church, she married Fred Hatfield ( ? - ? ), son of Charles Hatfield of Howard, OH. Fred was a graduate of Howard High School and, at the time of marriage, employed in Mt. Vernon with Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company. News of the wedding was printed in the Zanesville Times Recorder, which reported that she "wore a gown designed with close-fitting bodice covered with a jacket with bracelet-length sleeves. The bouffant skirt was ballerina length. White embroidered organdy over taffeta was used to make the frock." Fred belonged to the Church of the Nazarene and the local post of the American Legion. Helen and Fred lived in Fresno, CA as of 1969. Circa 1993, the Hatfields dwelled in Green Valley, AZ and by 2004 relocated to Clovis, CA. She is believed to have died in Clovis at the age of 85 on March 21, 2014. Her cremains were placed into eternal repose in Chapel of the Light Columbarium in Fresno, with a brief death notice appearing in the Fresno (CA) Bee.
  • Grandson John William Beardmore (1930-2008) was born on Aug. 12, 1930 in Mt. Perry. He was employed as a mechanican engineer in young manhood. On March 31, 1953, at age 22, he was joined in wedlock with 21-year-old Ardith Kearns ( ? -2017), daughter of John Henry and Dorothy L. (Wagner) Kearns of Zanesville. Ardith was a registered nurse at the time of marriage. They migrated to Michigan and lived in Clinton, MI. There, circa 1957, he was employed in the technical center of General Motors. Eight offspring born to the couple were Mary Ellen Beardmore, Linda Jewell, Janet Beardmore, Carol Markley, Elaine Dexter, Kathleen Beardmore, John Beardmore Jr. and Marc Beardmore. John retired from GM as an automotive engineer and then became employed by the Environmental Protection Agency. In his spare time, he enjoyed working on automobiles, golf and woodworking Ardith liked to garden and sew and follow the Ohio State University Buckeyes football team. She was active with the Clinton Women's Club. Sadly, John passed away on Dec. 6, 2008 in Arbor Hospice, believed to have resulted from cancer. The remains were cremated. The widowed Ardith surrendered to death in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor at the age of 86 on Dec. 28, 2017. Her photograph accompanied her obituary in the Zanesville Times Recorder. She was survived by nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Her remains were cremated and laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery in Clinton.

    Great-granddaughter Mary Ellen Beardmore has resided in Dayton, OH and is married to or a companion of Akil Sharif.

    Great-granddaughter Linda Beardmore wed Robert "Bob" Jewell. The Jewells made a home in Newark, OH. Sadly, Robert was deceased by 2018. The widowed Linda has dwelled in Holly Ridge, NC. 

    Great-granddaughter Janet Beardmore was in Clinton, MI in 2008 and later moved to Tecumseh, MI.

    Great-granddaughter Carol Beardmore was joined in matrimony with Robert Markley. The pair were in Ann Arbor, MI in 2008-2018. 

    Great-granddaughter Elaine Beardmore was united in wedlock with Paul Dexter. The couple maintained a residence in 2008 in South Lyon, MI. Circa 2018, she was in Northville, MI.

    Great-granddaughter Kathleen Beardmore has lived in Ann Arbor, MI and is married to or a companion of Bob Skon.

    Great-grandson John Beardmore Jr. entered into marriage with Renee. Their residence in 2008-2018 was in Clayton, MI.

    Great-grandson Marc Beardmore married Kim. Their home in 2008-2018 was in Fremont, OH.

  • Grandson Bernard Glenn Beardmore (1933- ? ) was born in about 1933 in Mt. Perry. He was a 1950 graduate of Glenford-Hopewell High School, ranking fourth of 41 students in his class. He then received a scholarship to attend Ohio University. In 1957, he worked for the Ohio Department of Health in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. He dwelled in 1993 in Columbus, OH and in 2004 in Plain City, OH.
  • Granddaughter Jennett "Jenny" Beardmore (1934-1993) was born on Sept. 26, 1934 in Mt. Perry. She was a 1952 graduate of Glenford High School. Pursuing a career as an educator, in 1957 she taught school in Fredericktown, OH. She then received her degree in 1959 from Ohio University. For 18 years, she was an elementary school teacher in the Alexander School District of Athens County, OH. Jennett wed Walter Ackerman ( ? - ? ). The two daughters they produced together were Theresa Wharton and Anita Long. The family dwelled in Athens, OH. She passed away at home on Sept. 8, 1993, at the age of 58. Funeral services were led by Rev. Ken Kirk, with burial occurring in Mt. Perry. An obituary appeared in the Zanesville Times Recorder. The widowed Walter lived in Athens, OH in 2004.

    Great-granddaughter Theresa Ackerman wed Gary Wharton. They resided in Athens, OH in 1993 and were the parents of several children, among them Garrett Wharton, Amanda Wharton and Nicolas Wharton. 

    Great-granddaughter Anita Ackerman married Michael Long. In 1993, their home was in Athens, OH. 

  • Grandson Willis Beardmore (1937- ? ) was born in about 1937 in Mt. Perry. He was a student at Ohio University in 1957. He put down roots in Dublin, OH.
  • Grandson Dr. Thomas Beardmore (1938-2014) was born on Sept. 20, 1938 in Mt. Perry. He grew upon the family farm and had a special love for gardening and raising grapes. He received his bachelor's degree in zoology from Ohio University and then his doctorate in medicine from Ohio State University. From there he went to Duke University Medical Center where he fulfilled his residency requirements and post-doctoral fellowship in rheumatic and genetic diseases. He became board certified in rheumatology and internal medicine. In 1976, he joined the faculty of the University of Southern California as professor of clinical medicine. He also served as chief of rheumatology at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, becoming well known for his expertise in treating severely disabled patients who were afflicted with rheumatic diseases. He gave of his time with the Arthritis Foundation and belonged to the Southern California Rheumatology Society. Said the Los Angeles Times: "His career in medicine was a vocation. In a specialty treating chronic diseases, he formed relationships with patients, some lasting over 30 years. He listened patiently to their problems and always treated them with respect and kindness, regardless of their station in life. Tom's professional career was in academic medicine. He was a gifted teacher and mentor and influenced the careers of thousands of future physicians."  Thomas united in matrimony with Carol DiGioia ( ? - ? ). They remained together for three decades. Their two daughters were Alison Miller and Heather Buchanan. After contracting a serious illness, Thomas was treated in the Intensive Care Unit of Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Southern California. After a four-month period of suffering, he died on July 22, 2014. He was pictured in his obituary in the Los Angeles Times.

    Great-granddaughter Alison Beardmore wed (?) Miller. She later was married to or a companion of Erwin Nijholt. Their two children were Kirsten Nijholt and Brandon Nijholt.

    Great-granddaughter Heather Beardmore married Gregory Buchanan. Their trio of offspring are Cole Buchanan, Sterling Buchanan and Kendall Buchanan.

  • Grandson Michael Beardmore (1941- ? ) was born in about 1941 in Mt. Perry. He married Susan Latham (Feb. 12, 1947-2003), daughter of Bobbie and Esther (Huntsman) Latham. Their two daughters were Wendy Moon and Michele Black. Susan was an alumna of West Muskingum High School. The family made its permanent home in nearby Brownsville, OH. Over the years, Susan earned a living through a number of initiatives, said the Zanesville Times Recorder, "as an oral surgery assistant, proprietor of a bowling center, real estate agent, proprietor of a service station/drive thru and most recentlly as senior account executive for Household Beneficial Finance." They belonged to the Brownsville United Methodist Church, and she to the Order of Eastern Star, Gratiot Garden Club and Thornville Mother's Club. As time allowed, she liked to raise flowers and feed birds. Susan was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis and endured a long illness. She died at the age of 56, on Marh 13, 2003, in Cleveland Clinic. The Times Recorder carried an obituary. Rev. Carol Tong officiated the funeral service, with burial in Brownsville Cemetery.

    Great-granddaughter Wendy Beardmore married Scott Moon. The pair settled in Oil City, PA.

    Great-granddaughter Michele Beardmore wed Todd Black. Circa 2003, they resided in Newark, OH. 

  • Grandson Anthony Beardmore (1943- ? ) was born in about 1943 in Mt. Perry. He entered into marriage with Connie. The pair lived in Atlanta in 1993 and in Lawrenceville, GA as of 2004.
  • Grandson Timothy Beardmore (1946- ? ) was born in about 1946 in Mt. Perry. He remained in his native town as of 2004.
  • Granddaughter Rose Beardmore (1948- ? ) was born in about 1948 in Mt. Perry. She was a graduate of West Muskingum High School and went on to study at Ohio University. She then became employed as a secretary in Columbus, OH. On Dec. 19, 1970, she wed John C. Clem ( ? - ? ), son of Fred Clem of Columbus. Their nuptials were held in her place of worship, the Mt. Perry United Presbyterian Church, by the hand of Rev. Myron Ketron, and announced on the pages of the Zanesville Times Recorder. John was an alumnus of Watterson High School and at the time of marriage was a student at Ohio State University. The pair made a residence in 1993 in Plain City, OH.
  • Granddaughter Carolyn Sue Beardmore (1949-1969) was born in Dec. 1949 in Mt. Perry. She was a 1968 graduate of West Muskingum High chool and held a membership in Mt. Perry United Presbyterian Church. She did not marry. Grief cascaded over the family when, on Jan. 3, 1969, she died at the age of 19 in University Hospital in Columbus, OH. Her obituary in the Zanesville Times Recorder said that she had endured "a long illness." Leading the funeral in the family church was Rev. Myron Ketron.
  • Grandson Andrew B. "Andy" Beardmore (1952-2014) was born on Feb. 1, 1952 in Zanesville. He was a 1970 graduate of West Muskingum High School, where he was a pole vaulter. He resided in adulthood in Mt. Perry and was active on the family farm. He was the father of a son, Andrew B. Beardmore II. He also owned and ran a fencing company and belonged to the local Moose lodge. Andrew died at the age of 62, in Genesis New Lexington Center, on July 16, 2014, after what the Zanesville Times Recorder called "a lengthy illness." 

    Great-grandson Andrew B. Beardmore wed Sarah and bore four offspring. 

  • Grandson Joseph "Joe" Beardmore ( ? - ? ) married Cindy ( ? - ? ). They put down roots in Clarkson, KY and were there in 1993.

Son Philip Oliver Schofield (1931-2018) was born on June 16, 1931 in Mt. Perry. He was only four days of age when his mother died. At the mother's dying request, he was taken in and raised by his uncle and aunt in Mt. Perry, Carl Lee and Faun (Campbell) Schofield, among others in the family. He and his cousin John Beardmore are known to have had sleepovers at the Zanesville home of Philip's father circa 1938. Philip was a 1949 graduate of Glenford Hopewell High School, playing scholastic basketball and performing as a trumpeter in the school band. He and fellow gradautes Fred Winaldn and Dean Pargeon then took a sightseeing trip in the summer of 1949 to Washington, DC and New York. In 1951, he entered into marriage with Patricia Morton ( ? - ? ). Their union endured for 34 years. Together, they produced two sons -- Philip "Kevin" Schofield and Rob Schofield. Philip joined the U.S. Army during the Korean War, enlisting as a paratrooper. He was deployed to Germany as a construction foreman with the Army Corps of Engineers and attained the rank of sergeant first class. When his father Fred became seriously ill in January 1952, Philip was granted a special 30-day furlough home from Germany to visit his father in University Hospital, Columbus. Upon his discharge in 1954, he returned to Ohio, and the family moved that year to Cincinnati. In the Queen City, he was employed in engineering, manufacturing and sales in the aerospace industry. Said the Winona (MN) Post, he "made contributions in the development and deployment of composite materials, notably heat shields for Project Mercury, rocket motor nozzles for Apollo’s Lunar Excursion Modules and carbon-based brakes widely used on commercial airliners." Subsequent moves were to Orlando, FL and thence bo Southern California circa 1976. While in California, in his free time, Philip became a runner, competing in marathon and ultra-marathon races. Said the Post:

Phil was truly a unique individual. He was a kind and caring “people person” who derived energy from others. He was invariably most at home among young people and always remained the proverbial “kid at heart.” He was gifted with an outsized measure of common sense and was remarkably skilled at designing and “fixing” things. He loved technology and had an abiding faith that humans can make the world a better place for the generations to come.  

After the first marriage ended, Philip relocated to Winona, MN. There, he was joined in wedlock with Cathy Vogel ( ? -living). Two daughters born to this union were Sarah Bambenek and Erin Francsis. Following retirement, Philip spent his time running and walking, raising his garden and admiring classic cars. He and Cathy moved to Kansas City, MO, and then in 2018 migrated to St. Paul, MN. On the day of his death, Philip took his usual walk and covered four miles, but fell and never recovered from his injury. The angel of death spirited him away a week later at the age of 87 on Dec. 12, 2018. An obituary was published in the Post. His remains were cremated, and his sons arranged for inurement of the ashes next to the graves of Carl and Faun in Mt. Perry Cemetery.

  • Grandson Philip "Kevin" Schofield (1954-living) was born in 1954 in Zanesville. He graciously has contributed content for this biography. 
  • Grandson Rob Schofield ( ? - ? ) 
  • Granddaughter Sarah Schofield wed Michael Bambenek. They are the parents of Margot Bambenek.
  • Granddaughter Erin Schofield married Matt Francsis. Their two offspring are Elliot Francsis and Miles Francsis.

Stepdaughter Lucille Denison ( ? - ? ) died in childhood.

Muskingum County Courthouse, Zanesville, where Ralph Denison served as county commissioner circa 1948-1952

Stepson Ralph E. Denison (1913-1996) was born on April 30, 1913 in Glenford. At the age of 12, he moved to South Zanesville. He was a graduate of South Zanesville High School and went on to earn his degree at Muskingum College. On Sept. 29, 1934, Ralph was united in matrimony with Gertrude Lasur ( ? - ? ). Their one daughter was Marlene Wilkins. Ralph was a teacher at the Bell, McHenry and South Zanesville Schools. He also owned Denison-Reo Truck Sales and was employed in sales by the Carpenter, Wayne and Superior bus companies. From 1948 to 1952, he served as a Muskingum County Commissioner. Gertrude at one time worked for Hazel Atlas Glass Company, J.C. Penny and Rink's. Active in the South Zanesville United Methodist Church,, he taught Sunday School, was a lay leader and speaker and held the post of lay leader for the Newark District of the United Methodist Conference. As well, he was a member of the Lafayette lodge of the Scottish Rite, Aladdin Temple Shrine, Zavi Shrine and Muskingum County Scottish Rite Association. Their address in the mid-1970s was 49 Beechrock Drive. The pair were pictured in a Zanesville Times Recorder article about their 61st wedding anniversary in 1995. Death swept him away, in Adams Lane Care Center, on Dec. 12, 1996. Burial was in Zanesville Memorial Park, following a funeral co-officiated by Rev. David Barber and Rev. Mark Fulkerson. An obituary was printed in the Zanesville Times Recorder

  • Step-granddaughter Marlene Denison wed Ronald Wilkins. They dwelled in Ash Meadows in Zanesville in the mid-1990s. Four offspring in this family are Ranee Liedel, Conrad Wilkins, Marleigha Burton and Jon Wilkins.

Stepdaughter Mary Ellen Denison (1919-2001) was born on April 19, 1919 in Glenford. She wed Carl Smith ( ? -1972). They became the parents of a son, Gary Smith. During World War Ii, Carl served in the U.S. Army and was posted to several bases in the United States. Mary Ellen pursued a career as an educator and is known to have taught in the Monroe School during the 1930s and then in the Garfield and Munson elementary schools. The family lived in Zanesville and belonged to the South Zanesville United Methodist Church. Their address in the 1950s was 708 Lexington Avenue. Sadly, Carl died in 1972. Mary Ellen survived him by nearly three decades. Her address in 1976 was at 813 Arch Street. In retirement, she held memberships in the Muskingum County Retired Teachers Association, Zanesville Busiess and Professional Women and the YWCA's Blue Triangle Club. Mary Ellen passed into eternity at the age of 82, on Aug. 1, 2001, as a resident of The Inn at North Hills in Zanesville. Heer obituary was published in the Zanesville Times Recorder. Rev. Brian Law presided at the funeral, followed by interment of the remains in Highland Cemetery, Glenford.

  • Step-grandson Gary Smith entered into marriage with Linda. They resided in Waldorf, MD in 2001. Their trio of grandchildren included Darcy Thomas, Gabriel Smith and Danielle Smith. 


~ Son Carl Lee Schofield ~


Mt. Perry Methodist Church

Son Carl Lee Schofield (1891-1961) was born on Dec. 28, 1891 in Mt. Perry. 

As a young adult, he was short and slender, with dark brown hair and eyes.

On July 23, 1913, when he was age 21, Carl was united in holy matrimony with 18-year-old Faun Campbell (1895-1992), the daughter of Oliver E. and Emma (Ramsey) Campbell. Rev. L.A. Kerr, of the United Presbyterian Church, officiated. The Schofield and Campbell families were close, and Carl's brother Fred wed Fern's sister Flossie. 

At the time, Carl was employed as a clerk.

They were the parents of two sons, John F. Schofield and Donald L. Schofield. Nephew Philip Oliver Schofield also lived with the family for many years and was considered as their son. 

Carl and Faun resided on the Mt. Perry farm where he was born. They were members of Mt. Perry United Presbyterian Church.  

During World War I, Carl was required to register for the military draft. At the time, he stated he was employed as a clerk in the store of E.E. Thompson of Mt. Perry, and that he was married and had a three-year-old child at home. In 1920 and 1930, when the federal censuses were enumerated, Carl's occupation was marked as "Farmer."

Carl served in about 1938 as township clerk in Madison Township, following in the footsteps of his grandfather some three decades earlier. He also was elected vice president of the Farmers Institute in Perry County in January 1943. 

Faun and their niece Willabel "Bell" (Schofield) Dickson attended the second annual O.E. Campbell reunion in Mt. Perry in August 1957. Reported the Zanesville Recorder, "43 persons [were] in attendance. A basket dinner was served and games and contests enjoyed."

Carl died at home after an illness of three years' duration on Nov. 19, 1961 at the age of 70. Rev. Paul Duncan conducted the funeral.

Faun survived him by more than three decades. She is known to have attended Trinity United Church of Christ in Thornville. 

She passed away on Feb. 6, 1992, at the age of 97, in the Health Nursing and Convalescent Center. Her obituary was printed in the Recorder. She was survived by eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Rev. Lois Buchiane preached the funeral sermon, with burial in Mt. Perry Cemetery. 

Son John Frederick Schofield (1914-1996) was born on March 6, 1914 in Mt. Perry. He was an alumnus of Somerset High School. John spent his entire life in the county of his birth and made a home in Thornville. On Sept. 24, 1937, he was joined in holy wedlock with Marjorie Smith (Sept. 9, 1918-2000), daughter of Jesse O. and Osa F. (Gordon) Smith of Glenford. Their union endured for a remarkable 58 years. The pair of children in this family were Daniel Schofield and Carol Parsons. Marjorie was an alumna of Glenford High School. John earned a living as a farmer and carpenter and at one time worked for Kaiser Aluminum. Marjorie was employed for 20 years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) in Somerset. She enjoyed attending meetings of the Lancaster Christian Women's Club. With his health failing, John was admitted to Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark, where he died at the age of 82 on Sept. 11, 1996. An obituary in the Zanesville Times Recorder said he was survived by five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the Trinity United Church of Christ, Thornville, by the hand of Rev. Dr. Harold Kaser. The remains were lowered into the sacred soil of the Thornville Lutheran Reformed Cemetery. Marjorie outlived her spouse by four years. As a patient in Fairfield Medical Center, she passed away on Dec. 9, 2000. Rev. Kathy Klamar officiated the funeral.

  • Grandson Danny Ray Schofield (1938-2006) was born on Aug. 15, 1938 in Mt. Perry. He was an alumnus of Glenford High School and attended Ohio State University. Danny married Edith "Edie" Kellar ( ? - ? ). She brought two stepchildren into the marriage -- Stephen Kellar and David Kellar. Danny and Edie bore two children of their own -- Barry Schofield and Danette Russo. They relocated to Florida where he was employed in West Palm Beach by Schumacher Auto Sales. The family dwelled in Boca Raton in 1996 -- Boynton Beach in 2000 -- and Stuart in 2006. He died in Boca Raton Community Hospital at the age of 67 on April 24, 2006. The body was transported back to Ohio to sleep for the ages in Thornville's Lutheran Reformed Cemetery. Rev. Charles Cupp presided at the funeral. In an obituary, the family requested that any memorial donations be made to the Parkinson's Foundation.

    Great-grandson Barry Schofield was joined in wedlock with Monica. They relocated to Copperhill, TN.

    Great-granddaughter Danette Schofield was united in matrimony with Angelo Russo. They put down roots in Green Acres, FL. 

    Step-great grandson Stephen Kellar married Lori. They established a home in Denver, CO.

    Step-gtreat-grandson David Kellar wed Bonnie. The pair were in Denver, CO in 2006. 

  • Granddaughter Carol Schofield wed Leroy Parsons. The pair were in Thornville in 1996-2006. 

Son Donald Lee Schofield (1922-2000) was born on Dec. 19, 1922 in Mt. Perry. In 1944, he married Wilda Marcille Cotterman (July 12, 1923-2008). The pair stayed together for a remarkable 55 years. Together they produced two children -- David L. Schofield and Judith A. Vertikoff. The  made their permanent residence in Cincinnati. Sadly, Donald died in Cincinnati at the age of 77 on Feb. 8, 2000. Wilda lived for another eight-plus years. Death gathered her away at the age of 85 on Sept. 14, 2008. Interment was in Arlington Memorial Gardens.

  • Grandson David L. Schofield married Marilyn.
  • Granddaughter Judith A. Schofield wed (?) Vertikoff.


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