Canfield, James Hulme , LL.D.

Canfield, James Hulme , LL.D.

Male 1847 - 1909  (62 years)

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  • Name Canfield, James Hulme 
    • James Hugh Canfield
    Suffix , LL.D. 
    Born 18 Mar 1847  Delaware County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 4 Jun 1898  Athens, Athens, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 29 Mar 1909  Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Person ID I25409  Sackett | Descendants of Capt. Richard Sackett
    Last Modified 3 Jun 2021 

    Father Canfield, Rev. Eli Hawley , LL.D.,   b. 8 Jun 1817, Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1898, Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Hulme, Martha Crafts,   b. Abt 1819, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1855, Brooklyn, New York City, Kings County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Children 3 children 
    +1. Canfield, James Hulme , LL.D.,   b. 18 Mar 1847, Delaware County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1909, Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     2. Canfield, Mary Almera,   b. 7 Oct 1848,   d. Unknown
     3. Canfield, Martha Hulme,   b. 12 Apr 1850, New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1919, Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     
    Family ID F9178  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Camp, Flavia A.,   b. 28 Jan 1844, Ridgeway, Iowa, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1930, Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 24 Jun 1873  Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. Canfield, James A.,   b. 28 May 1874, St. Joseph, Berrien, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1959, Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +2. Canfield, Dorothy Frances , Ph. D.,   b. 17 Nov 1879, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1958, Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F9179  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Mar 1847 - Delaware County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Jun 1873 - Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Canfield, Dorothy Frances , Ph. D. - 17 Nov 1879 - Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Mar 1909 - Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos 3 Photos

  • Notes 
    • James Hulme Canfield

      https://www.unl.edu/chancellor/james-hulme-canfield

      Chancellorship Dates

      July 1, 1891 - July 1, 1895
      Degrees

      Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute, 1864
      Williams College, 1868

      Born
      March 18, 1847 - Delaware, Ohio
      Died
      March 29, 1909 - New York
      Interment
      Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York City, New York

      James Hulme Canfield grew up in New York City, attended Williams College in Massachusetts, and was later employed by a railroad construction firm in the West. He went to Jackson, Michigan to study law and practiced law in St. Joseph, Michigan. Starting in 1877, he was a faculty member at the University of Kansas and taught English language and literature, history, and political science for 14 years there before his appointment as chancellor of the University of Nebraska.

      Although he occupied the office for only four years, Canfield was the most consequential leader of the early university. During this period, Nebraska entered its first golden age and took a place with Michigan, Wisconsin and California as one of the ?big four? universities of the American West.

      Canfield was instrumental in the development and improvement of the campus environment. Disappointed in the appearance of the campus upon his arrival during the summer of 1891, he proceeded with a series of improvements that greatly enhanced its attractiveness. Included in these improvements were the construction of paved sidewalks, formal landscaping and the erection of the decorative iron fence that surrounded the original city campus until the 1920s.

      Canfield was determined that the new Library building would not be an embarrassment to the university like several of its earlier buildings ? most notably University Hall and Nebraska Hall, which were beset by issues arising from their poor construction. He reportedly visited the construction site daily to ensure that quality building materials were used and that the construction was completed to the university's specifications. The beauty and permanence of the old library, now Architecture Hall, are a testament to Canfield's vigilance.

      Canfield served as chancellor of the University of Nebraska from 1891 to 1895, when he accepted the presidency of The Ohio State University. If ever a man was loved on the University of Nebraska?Lincoln campus, it was James H. Canfield.

      Artifacts

      Canfield Administration Building
      Architecture Hall (Old Library)

      Sources

      "Prairie University," Robert E. Knoll
      "James Hulme Canfield Papers," University of Vermont Libraries Special Collections
      "Chancellor James Hulme Canfield: His Impact on the University of Nebraska, 1891-1895," LaVon Mary Gappa

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      https://library.osu.edu/james-hulme-canfield

      James Hulme Canfield

      4th president (July 1, 1895 ? June 30, 1899)
      Born: March 18, 1847
      Died: March 29, 1909

      James Hulme Canfield Papers

      Born in Delaware, Ohio, James Canfield grew up in New York City, attended Williams College, and later was employed by a railroad construction firm in the West. He went to Jackson, Michigan, to study law and for a time practiced law at St. Joseph, Michigan. He was a faculty member at the University of Kansas starting in 1877 (for 14 years) teaching English language and literature, history, and political science and was chancellor of the University of Nebraska.

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      Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar.

      Canfield, James Hulme, lawyer, author and educator, was born at Delaware, Ohio, March 18, 1847, the son of Rev. E. H. and Martha (Hulme) Canfield. His parents went to Brooklyn, N. Y., when he was a child, and when his mother died in 1855 he was sent to a Vermont farm. He attended the country schools until he was fourteen years of age, then returned to Brooklyn and graduated at the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute in 1864. For a year he traveled in Europe and in 1868 graduated at Williams College. From 1868 to 1871 he was superintendent of railroad construction in Iowa and Minnesota and at the same time read law. In 1872 he was admitted to the bar in Michigan, located at St. Joseph and opened a law office. He became superintendent of the St. Joseph schools and acted in that capacity until 1877, when he was elected professor of history in the University of Kansas, which position he held until 1891. He was then chosen chancellor of the University of Nebraska. He was president of the Kansas State Teachers' Association in 1885 and of the Nebraska State Teachers' Association in 1894. In 1893 the degree of LL. D. was conferred upon him by Williams College and in 1895 he was elected president of the University of Ohio. In 1899 he accepted the position of librarian of Columbia University. Mr. Canfield was a member of the Society of Colonial Wars, the American Library Association and the Century, Authors' and Quill clubs. He was the author of a "History of Kansas," "Local Government in Kansas," and several other books. He died at New York City, March 30, 1909.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 3 Jun 2021.
      The Hutchinson News (Hutchinson, Kansas), 30 Mar 1909, Page 1

      JAMES H. CANFIELD DEAD
      Educator and Former Professor in Kansas University.

      New York, March 30.--Dr. James H. Canfleld, librarian of Columbia university and distinguished as an educator, died in St. Luke's hospital, after a short illness from apoplexy. His illness was brought on by nervous shock following a street car accident last Saturday.

      Dr. Canfleld was born in Delaware, Ohio, in 1847, and had been librarian of Columbia for ten years. He formerly occupied the chair of history in the University of Kansas, which was created for him and afterward became president of the University of Nebraska.

      Dr. Canfleld was a frequent contributor to the magagines and was the author of "A History of Kansas" and "Local Government In Kansas."

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    2. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 3 Jun 2021.
      Brattleboro Evening Phoenix (Brattleboro, Vermont), 6 Jun 1898, Page 1

      Rev. Eli Canfield Dead.

      Rev. Eli Hawley Canfield, LL. D., 81, died Friday in Arlington, where he had lived the past 20 years.

      He was a widely known Episcopal clergyman, having been rector of Christ church in Brooklyn, N. Y., 20 years, and of St. Peter's in New York city three years. His ancestors were among the first settlers of Arlington. His only son is James H. Canfield, chancellor of the Ohio state university at Athens. He also leaves a daughter, who lives in Arlington.

    3. [S1997] New York, New York, U.S., Extracted Death Index, 1862-1948, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 3 Jun 2021.
      Name: James H Canfield
      Age: 62
      Birth Year: abt 1847
      Death Date: 29 Mar 1909
      Death Place: Manhattan, New York, USA
      Certificate Number: 9838

      Researched by Ted Smith

    4. [S1499] Iowa, U.S., Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 3 Jun 2021.
      Name: Flavia A. Camp
      Gender: Female
      Marriage Date: 24 Jun 1873
      Marriage Place: Clear Lake
      Spouse: James H. Canfield
      FHL Film Number: 1481034
      Reference ID: 2:3WBM2ZX

      Researched by Ted Smith


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