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 Edwin Lewis Scofield, Jr

Edwin Lewis Scofield, Jr

Birth
Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 6 May 1965 (aged 77)
Pinehurst, Moore County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Southern Pines, Moore County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 100715226 · View Source
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Edwin Lewis Scofield, Jr.was born to the Honorable Edwin Lewis Scofield and Annie Weed Candee Scofield, his wife, a prominent Stamford family. He graduated from Yale and attended New York Law School and passed the bar in 1912. His true love was golf. E. L. Scofield won quite a few tournaments on the amateur circuits.

In 1911 Mr. Scofield enlisted in the Seventh Company, C.A.C. militia. After his military service was over, he joined his father's law firm, Scofield & Jennings. He worked for a time in the insurance industry, but soon found his calling was in handling financial investments, which afforded him ample time to play golf. He had a seat on the New York Curb Exchange and split his time between New York City and Pinehurst.

He married Priscilla McKaig Beall in New York City on July 2, 1918. They settled in Pinehurst where Mr. E. L. Scofield was a well known weatherman for the Southeastern North Carolina weather observer, and could play golf on some of the best courses in the United States. The other love of Edwin L. Scofield was genealogy. He charted not only his line, but his wife, Priscilla McKaig Beall Scofield's line that proved to be a Mayflower descendant. His son, Edwin Lewis Scofield III is a lifetime member of the North Carolina Mayflower Society.

Edwin L. Scofield, Jr. was a member of the Yale Club of New York City, the Wee Burn Golf Glub of Noroton, CT, The Stamford Yatch Club and on the Stamford Republican Nominating Committee.

The Advocate (Stamford, Conn.) May 13, 1965:
"Edwin L. Scofield
Edwin Lewis Scofield, 77, former Stamford resident and member of a prominent Stamford family, died last Thursday in Pinehurst, N. C., The Advocate has been informed.
Mr. Scofield was born here Aug. 22, 1887. He was graduated from Yale University in 1909 and admitted to the Connecticut Bar. He also served as a Coast Artillery captain in World War I.
About 45 years ago, Mr. Scofield sold his Stamford Insurance business to become a stock broker on the old New York Curb Exchange.
Since 1920, he had resided in Pinehurst, N. C. In addition to conducting a real estate and investment firm there, Mr. Scofield had been the Southeastern North Carolina weather observer for many years.
Mr. Scofield had been prominent also in amateur golf circles.
Surviving is a son, Edwin L. Scofield III, of 24 Knotty Pine, Orange, Tx and three grandchildren.
Service took place last Saturday. Interment was in Mount Hope Cemetery, Southern Pines, N. C."


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  • Created by: Candee
  • Added: 14 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100715226
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edwin Lewis Scofield, Jr (22 Aug 1887–6 May 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100715226, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Southern Pines, Moore County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Candee (contributor 47836631) .