James Rudolph Garfield was born 17 October 1865 in Hiram, Portage County, Ohio, United States to James Abram Garfield (1831-1881) and Lucretia Rudolph (1832-1918) and died 24 March 1950 Washington, D.C., United States of unspecified causes. He married Helen Hills Newell (1866-1930) 30 December 1890 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States.

Son of James A. Garfield (1831-1881) - 20th President of the U.S. and assassinated in office in 1881.

J.R. Garfield followed his father into politics and became Secretary of the Interior under President Theodore Roosevelt.


Offspring of James Rudolph Garfield and Helen Hills Newell (1866-1930)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Newell Garfield (1892-1931)
James Abram Garfield (1894-1969)
Newell Garfield (1895-1975)
Rudolph Hills Garfield (1899-1946)

1880 US Census

Household Census for J.A. Garfield taken at Census Place E. D. 39 And 40, Washington, Washington, D.C., District of Columbia. This is while he is serving in the House or Representatives and campaigning to run for the office of President (note occupation listing error.)

 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's BirthplaceMother's Birthplace
James A. GARFIELD   Self   M   Male   W   50   OHIO   U.S. Senator   OHIO   OHIO 
Lucretia GARFIELD   Wife   M   Female   W   42   OHIO   Keeping House   OHIO   OHIO 
Harry GARFIELD   Son   S   Male   W   16   OHIO   Attends School   OHIO   OHIO 
James R. GARFIELD   Son   S   Male   W   14   OHIO   Attends School   OHIO   OHIO 
Mary GARFIELD   Dau   S   Female   W   12   OHIO   Attends School   OHIO   OHIO 
Irving M.D. GARFIELD   Son   S   Male   W   10   DC   Attends School   OHIO   OHIO 
Abram GARFIELD   Son   S   Male   W   7   DC   Attends School   OHIO   OHIO 
Mary MCGRAFF   Other   S   Female   W   25   IRELAND   Servant   IRELAND   IRELAND 

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