Posted By:Carolyn La Porte
Post Date:November 01, 2012 at 11:57:50
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Hi Susan,

I just found an entry for death of a Sarah Short which seems to fit .

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915 about Sarah Short
Name:       Sarah Short
Birth Date:       abt 1851
Birth Place:       Scotland
Death Date:       9 Mar 1911
Death Place:       Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age at Death:       60
Burial Date:       13 Mar 1911
Burial Place:       Philadelphia, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Gender:       Female
Race:       White
Residence:       Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Marital Status:       Widowed
Father:       James Schofield
Father's Birth Place:       Scotland
Mother:       Sarah Scrassley
Mother's Birth Place:       Scotland
FHL Film Number:       1405414

so if this is correct, then, although spelling is off, it looks like her mother was Sarah Crossley and father James Schofield.

So I will now look for a James Schofield in Oshawa - her death shows her father as born Scotland and the Schofield family I found in Oshawa showed them born England - but maybe related somehow as they are in the woollen manufacturing business as well.

I did not find a James Schofield in Oshawa. It is possible that whoever gave the name of Sarah's father for her death entry got it wrong.

Have you tried looking for Sarah Jane's birth record at to see who is listed as her father?

Carolyn L