But, to continue where we left off last time, I introduce:
II. Charles A Scott (1858–1940)Born on 28 March 1858, in Iowa, his parents were George Scott and Lucetta Beach. His older sister, Violetta, was also born in Iowa. The family soon moved back to Illinois where his younger siblings were born, and they all grew up on a farm near Harrison, Winnebago County, Illinois.
Charles married Elisabeth C "Lizzie" Cowan (1862–1957) in 1881 when he was 23 years old. Lizzie was born in Illinois and raised in Harrison by her parents, James S Cowan (b. 1802) and Elmira Vail (b. 1821). James was an Irish immigrant who arrived in the United States during the 1830s, so it is highly unlikely that he was related to the other Cowan family discussed in an earlier post.
Charles and Lizzie had four children in 12 years, all of whom were born in the Harrison and Rockford area. Charles ran an "express and feed barn" at 314 Elm street in Rockford during the early 1900s. In 1910 the family appeared in Paris, Howard County, Iowa, where the household included their two younger sons, Harold and Ray, and Lizzie's widowed sister, Hattie. By 1920 they were living in Walhalla, Pembina County, North Dakota, within a few miles of the Canadian border.
Charles died on 11 April 1940, in Walhalla, at the age of 82. Lizzie lived until 9 July 1957 and died in nearby Mountain. They were buried together in the Walhalla Hillside Cemetery.
A. Emery Scott (b. 1884) was born on 26 March 1884, in Harrison, Illinois. He worked for his father, and he married Marian Louise Schuster (b. 1892) on 20 April 1909. They had one daughter together. According to the 1910 Census, the three of them lived in Rockford, on Mulberry Street, and Emery worked as a barber.
I don't know when, but evidence would suggest that Emery and Marian's marriage did not last for more than ten years. There are four records in the Illinois, County Marriages, 1800-1940 database that say he married Fahy William (b. 1895) on 9 February 1922. They had one son together.
Unfortunately, Emery's story becomes difficult to follow after this. He and Fahy are listed in a city directory in Fond du Lac in 1926, where his occupation is given as "capt Samaritan Mission." In 1932, Fahy is listed as the wife of "Edw" living in Milwaukee. Ten years later, Emery shows up in Bethany, Harrison County, Missouri, where his draft registration says he is unemployed; it lists someone named Jim Beaver as his point of contact. That is the more recent record I have been able to track down for Emery Scott.
1. Irene E Scott (b. 1910) appears only in the 1910 U.S. Census. Her mother appears there, and in the Cook County, Illinois, Marriages Index, 1871-1920 database. It is possible that one or both of them died, or that Marian remarried; Irene may appear under another name, as I don't know what the middle initial "E" stood for.
2. William Robert Scott (1925–2000) is listed in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 where both of his parents' names are given, as well as his date and place of birth: 27 February 1925 in Brownwood, Brown County, Texas, USA.
Because his parents were listed in Milwaukee in 1932, I looked for him there in 1940 and found a 13-year-old William R. Scott in the household of Charles and Fahy Rundall (with those spellings) living at 810 South Second Street. In 1946, he graduated from Boys Trade And Tech High School in Milwaukee.
I do not know where he died, because the Social Security record does not say, but before that, the last record I found shows William still living in Milwaukee in 1952. That leaves a 48-year gap in his story.
B. Louis H Scott (1889–1974) was born on November 23, 1889, in Rockford, Illinois. He married Althea Elizabeth Prindle (1891–1983) in 1909 in Boone County, Illinois. Althea was the daughter of Stephen Arthur Prindle (1862–1939) and Drusilla "Mamie" Leach (1871–1942) and was born in Aurora, Buchanan, Iowa. They had five children between 1910 and 1920, several of whom were born in North Dakota.
The Scott family appeared in Owen Township on the 1910 Census, but the following year saw the birth of their daughter, Dorothy, in Walhalla. Althea's parents, Steve and Mamie, had recently divorced, and in 1910, Steve's Census record shows him living in Walhalla already, while Mamie is listed as a housekeeper in the Owen Township home of George T. Johns, whom she would soon marry.
A Louis Scott appears in the 1918 City Directory for Williston, North Dakota, at the other end of the state from Walhalla, where his business is listed simply as "billiards." I suspect that this is not the same Louis Scott, but there is no way to tell from the information at hand.
In 1920 the family is back in Rockford, where Louis works as a foreman in a lock factory. Louis and Althea remained in Rockford throughout the 1920s and appeared there in the 1930 Census, too. However, they divorced at some point in the 1930s, and both remarried. Althea married Joseph Nichols Udell (1890–1953) sometime between 1934 and 1937; Louis married Mary Jane Nicholl (1881–1970).
As an odd side note, Joseph Udell's first wife was Alice Amanda Brooks (1894-1940). She appeared on the 1940 Census, listed as Alice Udell with marital status shown as Divorced. That Census page was dated April 1940, and Alice died the following month. In her death record, which is indexed in the Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 database, she is described as a housewife and divorced, but the record lists her spouse's name as "Lovis Scott." I can't view the original document online, but I assume that is a transcription error for "Louis."
After Louis married Mary Jane, we find a record of her naturalization in 1941; she was born in England, and other records indicate she arrived in the United States before 1935. They remained together in Rockford throughout the 1940s and 1950s. Mary Jane died in 1970, and Louis in 1974. They were buried together in the North Burritt Cemetery in Winnebago County.
1. Glen Edwin Scott (1910–1968) was born 9 April 1910, in Winnebago County, Illinois, when his father, Louis, was 20 and his mother, Althea, was 18. He was married three times but left no children behind. He was a World War II veteran, serving in England and Belgium, and he was president of Local 1061 UAW at Brown Manufacturing Company, where he was employed.
His first marriage was to Alma Josephine Weaver (1914–2010), around 1932; they divorced in the early 1940s. He remarried Mildred L. Hansen on 21 December 1945, but they were not together for very long. On May 7, 1947, in Chicago, he married Ellen "Susie" Overocker, head of the Classified department of the Woodstock Daily Sentinel, who survived him.
In January 1968, he was blinded by the headlights of an approaching vehicle and when he swerved to the right, his car struck the parked car. Ellen took him to the hospital, and he seemed to be alright. But he died on July 2, 1968, in Rockford, Illinois, at the age of 58, after what his obituary described as a "long illness," and he was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in Rockford.
2. Dorothy Elizabeth Scott (1911–1995) was born on October 5, 1911, in Walhalla, North Dakota. She married Charles F Rowe (b. 1908) in 1929 and they had one son together. She later married Marvin Homer Haycraft (1910–1967).
Dorothy's records don't ever quite say what I would expect them to say, and I suspect there is more to her story than I can see, but I hate making a lot of guesses to fill in the blanks. For example, there is a record of her marriage to Charles Rowe indexed in Boone county in the Illinois, County Marriages, 1800-1940 database. Yet, she appears in her parents' household on the 1930 Census under the name "Dorothy Scott," listed as married.
I don't really know when Dorothy married Marvin Haycraft, either. While there is a marriage record showing they married on 31 May 1952, in Winnebago, Illinois, Dorothy and Marvin are listed as husband and wife in the 1940 Census, along with her son Richard Rowe; so I don't know when they actually became a couple.
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Dorothy and Marvin retired to Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the 1950s, and Marvin presumably died there in 1967. Dorothy died on 9 June 1995 in Rockford, Illinois, at the age of 83, and they were both buried in North Burritt Cemetery, Winnebago County, Illinois.
a. Richard Arthur Rowe (1930–1990) was born on 18 January 1930, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He lived in Rockford, Illinois, and was attending East High School in 1942.
He died on October 4, 1990, in Winnebago, Illinois, at the age of 60, and was buried in the North Burritt Cemetery. His marker calls him "beloved son and father," so I hope to hear from his descendants some day.
3. Evelyn May Scott (1913–1939) was born 15 March 1913 in Leyden, Pembina County, North Dakota. She grew up in Winnebago county, Illinois, and married Russell Elmer Shores (1913–1967).
She died at 26 when she crashed her car into a tree on 23 August 1939.
4. Harry L Scott (1915–1981) was born in North Dakota on 11 April 1915. He married before 1940, and he worked as a press operator. He and his wife, Dorothy, lived briefly in Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, but returned to Rockford area by 1941, appearing in the city directory for Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin.
Harry enlisted when the war broke out, and served in the U.S. Army from 1 October 1942 through 30 October 1945. After his death on 14 February 1981, he was buried in Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery in Rockford, Illinois.
5. Mamie Drucella Scott (1917–1918) was born in Leyden, Pembina County, North Dakota on 21 May 1917. The family then moved back to Rockford, Illinois; sadly, Mamie died on 22 October 1918 and was buried there on 24 October.
C. Harold Scott (1891–1985) was born on 30 November 1891, in Rockford, Illinois. His family lived in Paris, Iowa, in 1910, and he married Beulah Bell Kintz (1895–1992) in about 1911. She was the oldest child of Delbert Ilyf Kintz (1872–1957) and Mary Adeline "Mamie" Clark (1877–1942).
Harold and Beulah relocated to North Dakota around the time the rest of the Scott family did, and they had two sons and three daughters between 1912 and 1921.
Harold was a farmer and eventually worked for the Northern Potato Company in Walhalla.
He died on December 29, 1985, in Leonard, North Dakota, at the age of 94, and was buried in Walhalla, North Dakota. Beulah died 1 February 1992 at the age of 97.
1. Paul I Scott (1912–1979) was born in Iowa on 23 September 1912 and grew up on the farm in Walhalla, North Dakota. He married Amy L Bailey (1914–2003) on 15 September 1934 in Brown County, South Dakota. Her parents were William George Bailey (1878–1965) and Naomi Olivia Petrehn (1885–1974) of McIntosh County, North Dakota.
They stayed in the Dakotas until at least 1940, when they were living in Ipswich, South Dakota. They had a son, still living, and a daughter. In 1943 the family moved to Vancouver, Washington.
Paul was an electrician, and Amy worked in the accounting department at Kaiser Hospital in Portland for 18 years before retiring in 1970. After being together 45 years, Paul died in 1979, and Amy died Tuesday, 2 December 2003, in Vancouver. She was 89.
a. Lynn Paula Scott (1936–1964) was born 20 October 1936 and graduated from Vancouver High school in 1954. She married John Carlton "Jack" Keel Sr (1936–2010) on 17 July 1957.
At the age of 18, Jack had joined the Army and served as a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne in Korea from December of 1956 through January of 1958. After returning, Jack moved to Camas, Clark County, Washington, and began his career as a barber on Main Street. He worked in the same shop for over 40 years.
Lynn only saw the first few of those years before she died in Portland, Oregon, in 1964. They had several children, who are all still living. John remarried, and
2. Viola Scott (1915–1934) may have died on 28 November 1934, but I have been unable to find any records to say so. Other researchers indicated that was the case in their trees.
3. Donald Harold Scott (1917–1989) was born on January 4, 1917, in Walhalla, North Dakota. He married Wilma Leona Kelley (1918–1980) about 1938, and they had one son and three daughters, all still living.
The family moved to Williston, North Dakota, in 1953 and to Glasgow, North Dakota, in 1957. Donald was the custodian for Glasgow schools, and then owned and managed Eddie's Quick Shop from 1974 to 1982, when he retired. Wilma died in 1980, and he died on August 12, 1989, in Hill, Montana, at the age of 72, and was buried in Lakota Cemetery in Nelson County, North Dakota.
4. Myrtle Scott (b. 1918)
5. Bernice Scott (b. 1921)
The two youngest daughters of Harold and Beulah Scott both appear in the household with their parents and siblings on the 1930 and 1940 U.S. Census, and in the 1925 record in the North Dakota, Territorial and State Censuses, 1885, 1915, 1925 database. Myrtle also appears in the 1920 U.S. Census. There are plenty of records for women with similar names and birth dates scattered throughout the country, but in every case so far, I've had to rule these records out as a lead because either Scott was their married name, or because the record lists information that contradicts what little I already know.
D. Ray Scott (1896–1958) was born 15 October 1896, in Harrison, Illinois, when his father, Charles, was 38 and his mother, Lizzie, was 34. We have a pretty thorough record of his service in World War I, but less detail about the rest of his life. He appears to have worked in construction, living in different North Dakota towns, but usually residing with his parents, or at least listing them as his permanent address.
Ray was inducted at Cavalier, the county seat of Pembina County, North Dakota, on 29 March 1918. He was sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa, and served in Headquarters Company, 137th Infantry, until 30 January 1919. The rest of his time in service, he was attached to Company D, 137th Infantry, and he shipped overseas aboard the ship Missanabie, serving in Europe from 3 May 1918 to 23 April 1919.
Ray's unit was part of the massive Meuse-Argonne Offensive and served in the Defensive Sector at Gerardmer (Alsace) and Grange-le-Comte (Lorraine). Ray was discharged from Camp Dodge, Iowa, on 6 May 1919, as a Private.
He died on 18 March 1958 in Imperial, California, at the age of 61, and was buried in the Walhalla City Cemetery back in Walhalla, North Dakota.
- -- --- -- -And there you have it; I try to do right by the people I am researching, and tell their stories as completely as I can. My hope is to piece together something accurate that speaks well of them, but when I go in knowing as little as I did with some of these folks, I worry that I missed something important, or that I uncovered something painful.
Either way, my hope is to get to the truth and remember them well.
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