at age 56
in Layton, Davis, Utah, United States
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Schofield Kershaw, 1851 Yorkshire, England ~ 1907 Utah, United States, was the son of Samuel Kershaw and Sarah Dickinson. He married Rebecca Maisey on 11 February 1877 in Kaysville, Davis, Utah. They had twelve children, born between 1877 and 1896. Three died in infancy, and two died in their teens. Schofield died in 1907 in Layton, Davis, Utah. 
Schofield’s Kershaw family line goes back to John Kershaw, 1655 England. Schofield is apparently named for his paternal grandmother, Mary Schofield. 
Schofield Kershaw’s life in England is the stereotypical Dickensian childhood, where the children in his family as young as twelve worked alongside their father in the textiles industry. His mother, later in life, also went to work there. Schofield immigrated, apparently by himself, at age 20 to the United States, where he married and had a large family, and followed the LDS faith. Schofield settled in Layton, Utah, became a farmer, and prospered.
In 1851, the Kershaw family lived at Green End, Clayton, Yorkshire (West Riding), England. The family included
Samuel Kershaw, 44, born in Clayton, Yorkshire, a hand loom weaver (worsted)
Sarah Kershaw Wife 43 b. Clayton, Yorkshire
Eunice Kershaw Dau. 22 b. Clayton, Yorkshire, power loom operator
Edwin Kershaw Son 20 b. Clayton, Yorkshire, power loom
Alfred Kershaw Son 17 b. Clayton, Yorkshire, power loom
Mary Kershaw Dau. 15 b. Clayton, Yorkshire
Squire Kershaw Son 12 b. Clayton, Yorkshire, 1/2 time spinner
Samuel Kershaw Son 8 b. Clayton, Yorkshire
Elizabeth Kershaw Dau. 5 b. Clayton, Yorkshire
Sarah Kershaw Daughter 2 b. Clayton, Yorkshire
Scholfield Hershaw Son 0 b. Clayton, Yorkshire 
In 1861, the Kershaws lived in Clayton, Yorkshire (West Riding), England.
Samuel Kirshaw, 55, born in Clayton, Yorkshire, a cotton warp twister
Mary Kirshaw Wife 43 Wakefield, Yorkshire
Squire Kirshaw Son 22 Clayton, Yorkshire, a weaving overlooked
Samuel Kirshaw Son 18 Clayton, Yorkshire, jobber in factory
Elizabeth Kirshaw Dau. 12 Clayton, Yorkshire, worsted spinner
Sarah Kirshaw Dau. 12 Clayton, Yorkshire, worsted spinner
Schofield Kirshaw Son 9 Clayton, Yorkshire
Liberty Taner Stepson 14 Elland, Yorkshire, worsted spinner
1907: Schofield Kershaw, a wealthy farmer, his wife, Rebecca, and their two teenaged daughters, Rhoda and Annie, all perished when their buggy was stuck by an Oregon Short Line train. They were crossing the tracks, returning home after a picnic at about 7:30 pm on Tuesday evening, 25 June 1907. One thousand people attended the funeral of the four Kershaw family members. 
Scholfield Kershaw, 56, a farmer, resided in Layton, Davis, Utah, when he was “killed by OSL train” on 25 June 1907. He was born 10 February 1851 in Clayton, England, the son of Samuel Kershaw and Sarah Dickinson, both born in England. The informant to his death was (his son) Samuel M. Kershaw, of Ogden, Utah. Schofield was buried at Kaysville, Utah.
Death. "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XZLR-7RS : 3 March 2021), Schofield Kershaw, 25 Jun 1907; citing Layton, Davis, Utah, United States, certificate 60, series 81448; Utah State Archives Research Center, Salt Lake City, Utah; FHL microfilm.
Schofieild Kershaw is buried at Kaysville City Cemetery in Kaysville, Utah. Buried with him are his wife, Rebecca; and their children, Rhoda, Annie, Samuel M., Mary Jane Brown, Rebecca (10 mos), Daniel James, Leonard (1), Robert (1 mo), Sarah Ruth Adams, Silas, and Fred Richard, plus other family.
↑ "England and Wales Census, 1851," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SPMF-S5W : 12 September 2019), Scholfield Hershaw in household of Samuel Kershaw, Clayton, Yorkshire,Yorkshire (West Riding), England; citing Clayton, Yorkshire,Yorkshire (West Riding), England, p. 6, from "1851 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
↑ "England and Wales Census, 1861," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M769-DFP : 3 March 2021), Scholastica Kirshaw in household of Samuel Kirshaw, Clayton with Frickley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom; from "1861 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
↑ "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVPV-LNP4 : 20 February 2021), Schofield Kershaw, 1871; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication M237 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 175,701.
↑ "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNSJ-TRX : 15 January 2022), Schofield Kershaw, Kaysville, Davis, Utah Territory, United States; citing enumeration district , sheet , NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm .
↑ "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Missionary Registers (Worldwide), 1860-1937," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKDW-YFFB : 27 November 2019), Schofield Kershaw in entry for Saml M Kershaw, Utah, United States; records extracted by FamilySearch and images digitized by Church History library, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; citing , Missionary department missionary registers 1860-1959, CR 301 22, Church History Library, Salt lake City, Utah.
↑ "Utah, Cemetery Abstracts," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLL6-GK3Y : 13 February 2020), Schofield Kershaw, 25 Jun 1907; citing Death, Utah, United States, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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