Saturday, January 7, 2017

Cousin Edna Scott of Gainesville, TX

This is Edna Scott, daughter of William James Scott and his wife Jennie Ella Holmes.  Her grandparents were Rufus Franklin Scott, a well-known Gainesville merchant and his wife, Martha (Mattie) Helen Moran.  Rufus and and Mattie were born in Dresden, Tennessee.  Mattie is the sister of John W. Moran. You can read more about their move to Gainesville here.

Edna was born April 13 1884.  She had two brothers, William Scott and Charles James Scott. She married George Alexander Richter September 20, 1903 in Montague Texas.  She and George appear in the 1910 Census for Gainesville, Texas.  George was 34 and a sporting goods merchant.  Edna was 26 and listed as having 2 pregnancies and 2 living children. George Jr. was 5 years old and William (Billy) was 3.  At this time it is unknown what happened to George Jr., but Will married Angie Katherine Heard.  

Edna Scott Richter died in 1966.  Her husband George Richter died in 1954.  Their son Will died in 1985 and his wife Angie died in 1991.  They are all buried at Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville.

This photo is annotated on the back as follows: "Edna Scott March 5 1901, Gainesville Texas."  The photographer's mark is Manderfeld.

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