Thomas Lincoln Skolfield

Thomas Lincoln Skolfield

Birth
Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 7 Mar 1948 (aged 43)
Westchester, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 36635408 · View Source
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Thomas Lincoln6 Skolfield (George5, Humphrey4, Thomas3, Joseph2, Thomas') was born
25 July 1904; married Muriel Shelton, daughter of Edwin C. Shelton and Effie Lee Jones, on
23 August 1943 in Santa Ana, California. He died 7 March 1948. Thomas wrote a book about goings to the moon that was never published. He worked at Vernon Avenue Bowling alley where he was a pin setter. While doing that he drew up the first plans for an automatic pin setter. George Herbert Skolfield reported in May 1948 that: "Tom has not been well for sometime. He worked 72 hours a week (night. work) during the war and with his other duties had a breakdown, never fully recovered from an operation in September, seemed to improve but got the flu in February and lost what he gained.
Muriel Shelton was born 22 February 1902 in Denver, Colorado. She had been married to and divorced from R. C. Green before her marriage to Thomas Lincoln Skolfield, and had a daughter born before June 1940 named Virginia Lee Green, who was adopted in July 1947 as Virginia Lee Skolfield by Thomas Lincoln Skolfield. Virginia Lee married Paul Clayton. Muriel Shelton married, third, Frank
Eshbaugh on 1 August 1949.
The child of Thomas Lincoln6 Skolfield and Muriel Shelton was:

i. Beverly Ann7 Skolfield was born 24 May 1944; married Richard Staiger.

The de Skolefield - Skolfield -Scofield
and Scolefield - Scolefelde - Schofield family name
began with the Norse invasion of, what
is now known as Normandy, by Hrolf, who
is known to history as Rollo a Viking
chief, in the years - 908 - 911 ,
led a band of very formidable raiders
from the shores of Scandia, to the wild
coast off what was then 'Frankland';
they ravaged what was left of the lower
end of the Seine valley. Then in the
year of 911 A.D. they forced the weak
King Charles 'the simple' to cede to
them all the lands they then occupied.
The name Normandy, or land of the
'Northmen, grew out of their name, Normanni'...Chief Rollo then embraced the Christian Religion, was christened
Robert and became the Count of Rouen.
Normandy. He subsequently took Eleanor,
the daughter of King Charles, became a
vassal of the King - and by wise and
firm leadership, established a powerful.
Dukedom. The wild Norse settlers soon
inter-married with the Frankish 'women
and subsequently developed a high degree
of culture and attainments. Among
the wild hordes of invaders, the Skali
and Skala clans were eminent and soon
attained a 'certain rank and distinction
with the passage of time and the
generations.. The 'Dukedom' under Robert.
1st. Quickly spread its influence and
dominion over Brittany and Maine....
William, son of Robert 'the Devil and
now Duke of Normandy, began his service
at the age of seven and was himself a
descendant of Rollo, the Viking leader..
The Normans, as they were now more known ,
were all descendants of those 'wild and
warlike Vikings of a century and a
half before, tempered and refined, in
no small way, by the inter-marriage of
their forbears with the French - the
'Frankish women of their new found land
The momentous event that is well known
to history as -"The Norman Conquest"or
the invasion of England by Duke William
and his victorious followers, .This invasion
by 'William the Conqueror' and
the thousands of descendants of that
wild and Warlike' band of Vikings,who
had over-run a part of France, a century
and a half before, changed the entire
course of history of England, Europe, and America.



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  • Created by: Stuart Strout Woodside Skolfield
  • Added: 2 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36635408
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Lincoln Skolfield (25 Jul 1904–7 Mar 1948), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36635408, citing Chapel Of The Pines Crematory, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Stuart Strout Woodside Skolfield (contributor 46954007) .