28 January 2015

Douglass And Susan (Curtis) Scott

View Of St. Clair County, Michigan (Port Huron With Canada In The Background)

In 1850 the George W. Curtis family was living in Pennsylvania, but by 1860 they were living in St. Clair County, Michigan.

Susan A. Curtis, daughter of George W. and Angeline (Williams) Curtis married Douglas(s) Scott in 1864.  Their two children were Frank Douglass Scott (1878-1951), a University o Michigan graduate and member of the United States Congress, and Effie Scott McCain (1866 - 1943).  No grandchildren survived to adulthood.

Effie's only child (with husband Harry Botsford McCain) died in infancy.

Frank and his wife, Edna Craig James Scott (she was born about 1885 in Canada) were married in 1914 and divorced in 1926 (separated in 1922 with no children) with interesting accusations according to newspaper accounts.  In 1959 Frank, age 70, and "Jane" Scott, age 59, both of Alpena, were Honolulu passengers.

In 1890 the Civil War service of Douglas Scott was recorded in St. Clair County:


In 1900 Susan was a widow living with her sister and brother-in-law, Frances and James Burt, hotel keepers in St. Clair County, Michigan.  Douglas Scott died in Alpena County, Michigan, in 1895.

Susan Scott's death record can be seen at the Michigan Archives' Seeking Michigan site:

County Calhoun
City/village/township Battle Creek
Last Name Scott
Given Name Susa A
Birth Year 1844
Age 69
Death Day 25
Death Month Jun
Death Year 1913
Father's Given Name G W
Father's Last Name Curtis

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