Monday, September 19, 2011

Governor Head's List of Notables at Scott Funeral, 1940, Temple TX

Arthur Carroll Scott Sr. was a renowned surgeon, cancer pioneer and specialist.  His mother was Martha Helen (not Helm as you will sometimes see in Census records) Moran, and his father was Rufus Scott.  Martha was the daughter of James Henderson Moran and Harriet Harris.  She was the sister of John Williamson Moran,   Rufus Scott and Mary Helen Moran were married in Dresden Tn in November 1856 and left sometime after 1859 headed to Gainesville, Texas.  Arthur was the middle son and the one who rose to greatest prominence in the Scott family.

The Scott Family, taken about 1883.  Census records have muddled
Martha's name and you will see her listed as Martha Helm Moran in a lot
of family trees.  That is incorrect, she is Martha Helen Moran.
The following obituaries were found among the papers of Virginia Shumate Moran.

The Scott Family marker. 
Headstone for Arthur Carroll Scott Sr.

Below is a picture of the home of Arthur Carroll Scott and his wife Maude Marcia Sherwood in Temple Texas.  I don't know anything about old cars but you can see an old automobile on the righthand side of the picture which should help date it.  The bottom picture is how the house looks today.  It's now used as commercial property.

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