|James A. Garfield
James A. Garfield
James A. Garfield was born in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, in 1831. His
father died in 1833, when Garfield was only two years old and so his mother
had to carry on working the family farm by herself. With the death of his
father, the family feel into poverty. Even though they had very little money,
his mother made sure that her children went to the neighborhood school to get
a good education. He belonged to the Desciples of Christ Church.
While growing up, James drove canal boat teams, and earned enough
money to further his education at college. He attended Western Reserve
Eclectic Institute at Hiram, Ohio, and was graduated from Williams College
in 1856. He returned to Western Eclectic Institute and became a classics
professor. Later, he became the president of the College.
In 1858, he was married to Lucretia Rudolph and had seven kids.
Eliza, Harry, James, Mary, Irvin, Abram, and Edward.
James Garfield was ...