Saturday, September 17, 2011

Dr. Arthur Carroll Scott Jr, 1890 - 1956 Temple Texas

Arthur Carroll Scott Jr was the son of Arthur Carroll Scott Sr (1865-1940) and Maude Marcia Sherwood (1868-1950).  He was married to Harriet May Brown September 1916.  They later divorced.  His second wife was Greneta Courtney, they married in 1946. Arthur C. Scott followed in the footsteps of his renowned father and became a physician.   After the death of his father in 1940,  Arthur Jr assumed the role of Chief Surgeon at Scott and White Memorial Hospital which had been co-founded by his father and Dr. Raleigh White Jr. In 1950 he became the President of the hospital and the foundation.  He stepped down from the position in 1953 but remained on the board of directors.  On February 21, 1956, Arthur Carroll Scott Jr committed suicide.  The following pictures were taken by findagrave contributor Linda and are used here with her permission.

I am curious about the emblem at the bottom of his headstone.
Does anyone know what organization uses that symbol?

Scott Family Memorial marking the family plot.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Gaines William Adams, 1837 - 1892

Original image by Steve McCray and posted with his permission.
I've tweaked the coloring a bit.
He is buried at Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Gaines William Adams was born in Kentucky, most likely Pulaski County, in 1837.  He is the son of Absalom Adams (1803 - 1862) and Cyntha Evans (1805 - 1879) and the brother of my husbands great great grandfather, Cyrennus (Cy) W. Adams (1826 - 1893).  While Cy and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Cummins (1843-1881) stayed in Kentucky some of the other Adams' moved to Missouri.

Absalom and Cyntha Evans are buried in the Old School Presbyterian Cemetery in Clinton County Missouri as is Rachel S. McWilliams Adams, Gaines' wife.  In addition, their son William (Willie) S. Adams (1870-1887) is also buried in this cemetery.  

During the Civil War, Gaines William Adams was appointed Sergeant in Company H, 4th Regiment Missouri State Militia Cavalry, April 1862.  He enlisted in March 1862 and was discharged April 1865.  We don't usually have a physical description of people but according to the records from the U.S. National Homes for Disabled Soldiers when he was age 52 he was 5'8" tall, light complexion, blue eyes and light colored hair.  He was listed as a farmer.

Appointed Sergeant, April 1862.
It seems that as fast as you get appointed you can get reduced back to private.  In November, 1862, a few days shy of 6 months, Gaines was reduced from Sergeant and sent back to the ranks.

Reduced back to private, Nov. 1862.

Then in January 1865, Gaines receives a Special Order.  He is detailed as an orderly and is to report immediately to Jefferson City for duty.


Special Order, detailed as an orderly and to report immediately to Jefferson City.

Civil War Service Application, 1888
This record comes from the U.S. National Homes for Disabled Veterans. He was admitted in January 1888.  He died there November 19, 1892 from a ruptured left ventricle. He left behind "letters and trinkets" and forty cents which were all sent to Mary.



Gaines William Adams is buried at the Leavenworth National Cemetery and was provided with a military headstone.

Military Headstone provided for a deceased veteran.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mary Shumate Maret Garner, 1000th Identified Family Member!

September 12th marked the three month anniversary that I've been researching Billings and Moran family genealogy.  I knew I was close to reaching the 1000 entry into the family tree but yesterday I was so focused on the Scott family I didn't realize that I actually went over and am now at 1003 identified family members.

The 1000th person was Mary Shumate Maret Garner and the find for her obituary goes to findagrave contributor Honor.  I have been researching the Shumates and been pleased and frustrated by what I find.  Mary Shumate fits in quite nicely as she is the sister of Champ Shumate.  Their parents are Mitchell Shumate and Catherine Champ, two more people on my genealogy "to do" list.

Here is the transcription from The Central Record dated 11-20-1919 for Mary Shumate Maret Garner

Obituary-
On Wednesday afternoon, November the fifth, at four thirty o'clock, Mrs. Mary Maret Garner, died at her home near Paint Lick, after a lingering illness of several weeks.

Though tended by loving hands, and every comfort provided, she feel asleep in Jesus.  Bravely she fought live battles, and as bravely she bore her sufferings with uncomplaining fortitude.

Mrs. Garner was one of Garrard's oldest, highly respected and lovable women.  She was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Shumate, of Madison county, (who were among the first settlers of Kentucky, coming here from Virginia).  She was born in Madison county, on November 30, 1836, and had she lived until her birthday she would have been 83 years of age.  On September 29, 1858, she was married to John M. Maret, of Madison county, and to this union were born two children, Fannie S. Maret (Mrs. James A. Scott) and Willis Lee Maret, (all of whom preceded her to the grave).

They moved to Garrard county in 1865, at which time she made her home until the time of her death.

She was again married on December 13, 1898 to Mr. George Garner, of Bath county, who is left to mourn her loss, together with her brother, Mr. Frank Shumate, of San Francisco, California, eleven grand-children and seven great grand-children, numerous nieces and nephews, and other relatives in Missouri, Illinois and California.

Mrs Garner was a devout member of the Christian church, having confessed her faith in Christ, at Fairview Christian church, in early life.  She was loved by both old and young alike, and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Funeral services were conducted from the home by Rev. Frank N. Tinder, after which the interment took place in the cemetery at Richmond.  The grand-children were all present for the burial except, Mrs. J.C. Warmoth of Wapella Illinois, and Capt. Johm M. Maret, who is stationed at Honolulu, Hawaii.

The heart felt sympathy of the community goes out to the bereaved husband, and other loved ones, who are left to mourn her loss.