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Mehetable Garfield Trowbridge
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Birth: Jan. 28, 1821
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jun. 6, 1911
Boyle Heights
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Presidential sibling. Mehetable was the older sister of President James A. Garfield. Children of Abram and Elizabeth Ballou Garfield, their other siblings were Thomas Garfield, Mary Garfield Larabee (1824-1884), and James Ballou Garfield (1826-1829). Mehetable, who married Stephen D. Trowbridge on June 30, 1837 in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, lived most of her life in Ohio. Stephen died March 9, 1893 and after his death Mehetable was cared for by her daughter Anna Trowbridge Olds. Then in 1906 at age 85 she and Anna moved to Califonia. At this point two of Mehetabel and Stephen's four children had died.
Her four children were:
1. Anna Eliza Trowbridge, b. Sept. 12, 1839; wife of William Olds.
2. Mary Elvira Trowbridge, b. Mar. 4, 1842; wife of Firman Bradford McConnor.
3. Melvin Milton Trowbridge, b. Oct. 14, 1845; who soldier in the Civil War. He enlisted, giving his age as eighteen to get in, on Aug. 24, 1861. He was a bugler in Company K, 2nd Ohio Cavalry. He was discharged for disability June 20, 1862. Re-enlisting in Company E, 1st Michigan Engineers, he was taken sick and died in a field hospital in Bridgeport, Alabama, Mar. 11, 1864.
4. Alta Estella, b. Sept. 11, 1860; married John R. Hawkins and died at her home in Wyoming in the mid-1890s.

When Mehetable died in 1911, she lived at 3051 Inez Street, Boyle Heights, Los Angeles County, California.

Cause of Death: Chronic Nephritis 
Family links: 
  Abram Garfield (1799 - 1833)
  Eliza Ballou Garfield (1801 - 1888)
  Stephen Dunwell Trowbridge (____ - 1893)*
  Mary Elvira Trowbridge McConner (1842 - 1916)*
  Mehetable Garfield Trowbridge (1821 - 1911)
  Thomas Garfield (1822 - 1910)*
  James Abram Garfield (1831 - 1881)*
*Calculated relationship
Evergreen Cemetery
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Section E, Lot 4216
Created by: Paul S.
Record added: Mar 11, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10600254
Mehetable <i>Garfield</i> Trowbridge
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Mehetable <i>Garfield</i> Trowbridge
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