This Site is Researched & Maintained by: Dick Garfield & Jim Fagerburg
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This site was last updated on: March 24, 2018
Welcome to "GARFIELD FAMILIES OF AMERICA", our long term goal is to have listed every Garfield that has ever lived in America. A place where any Garfield can come to and find his, or any family member's name and see where he/she fits into the Garfield Family Tree. This is a huge undertaking and can only be done with your help.
We are looking for names with as much information as far as parents, grandparents,
children and grandchildren that can be supplied with each name. A whole family branch is very welcome for sure. Also we are looking for wills, of which we have set aside a special place.
To the left you will see buttons entitled History, Bits & Pieces, Wills, Garfields in America, Unidentified Family Members, Links and Pictures. Anyone having information or pictures to add to any of these sites please let us know.
To the right you will see buttons listing branches of the Garfield Family Tree. If you have
a complete branch starting with Edward Garfield to the present, let us know and we will
make room to add it here.
Also all names are listed in the Garfields in America site index, along with DOB - DOD and spouse if available. And, everybody is given a reference number for easier research.
Any names or groups of names that we receive and we cannot see where they fit within
the growing family tree we are listing them in Unidentified Family Members, hoping that
someone can supply us with enough information to place them where they belong.
As you look over this site, if you have any information that will help us reach the goal
that we are trying for, e-mail one of us and lets get it listed, lets make this the largest
"tree " on the internet!!
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The information recorded here has been received from many individual family sources
and other publications , therefore we can not in any way guarantee it's authenticity.
It is the responsibility of those who use the file to verify its accuracy.
VISITORS SINCE MAY 21, 2000
PLUS 19,999 WHICH WAS
REACHED IN JAN OF 2006.
WANT TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT PRESIDENT
JAMES A. GARFIELD AND HIS HOME AT LAWNFIELD
VISIT A MID 1800's WORKING FARM AT THE
GARFIELD FARM AND INN MUSEUM
Let us know you were here, please sign our guest book.
IN MEMORY OF RICHARD (DICK) J. GARFIELD
Richard (Dick) J. Garfield of High Springs, FL age 83 passed into eternal life on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Haven E.T. York Care Center. Dick was born November 13, 1934 in the southwest corner of New York state in an area called French Creek, NY. He married his high school sweetheart and best friend Nancy Bayle. He joined the Air Force during the Korean war and completed basic training at Sampson Air Force base located on Lake Seneca in the Finger Lakes of New York. He then completed Aerial Electronic Controlled Photographic Equipment training in Denver, CO and was assigned to Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, NV for two years before deployment to Korea. Following deployment, he was released from active duty and assigned to the Air Reserve and then the Air National Guard at Niagara Falls AFB. He was recalled into active duty during the Cuban Missile Crisis and stationed at a variety of bases. He stayed in the Air National Guard until 1966. After his military service he drove tour buses in Niagara Falls, NY and Orlando, FL. He moved to the High Springs area in 1985. He retired from Lake City Community College. He was an active member of Post 16 of the Korean War Veterans Association and webmaster for the Garfield families genealogy website. He enjoyed gardening, photography, camping, traveling, and telling jokes.
He is survived by his wife Nancy Garfield, one son Keith Garfield (Linda) of Deltona, FL and four daughters Colleen Fern (Donnie) of Barberton, OH, Denise Fowler (Gerald) of High Springs, FL, Wanda Garfield of Gainesville, FL, Terry Fagerburg (Rob) of Lancaster, NY, two sisters Jean Hibbard of Lake City, FL and Leona Thompson (James) of Clymer, NY, 13 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Joe and Florence Garfield, a son Richard Garfield, two brothers Floyd Garfield and Robert Garfield, and two sisters Mildred McEvoy and Helen Green.
A memorial service will be held at 2PM Friday, March 23, 2018 at Evans Carter Funeral Home in High Springs, FL followed by a light meal at the Old School House in High Springs. Interment will be at the Cutting Cemetery, Cutting, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Haven E.T. York Care Center 4200 NW 90 Blvd Gainesville, FL 32606 attention Judy Trotta or to the Gainesville Fisher House Foundation at PO Box 358296, Gainesville, FL 32635. Funeral arrangements were made by Evans-Carter Funeral Home in High Springs, FL.
Obituary from Gainesville Sun Newspaper March 23, 2018.
For all those out there still researching, I will be continuing our work here and keeping the site active as well as updating information as time permits. You can send questions regarding family research to me at my email listed below and I will answer as soon as I am able. The best way I have to remember my Grandfather is to continue to compile and tell our family's story that we have worked on together for the past 18 years.