Saturday, May 9, 2015

Grandpa Scott

Guy Calvin Scott was born January 20, 1893 in Oakley, Logan County, Kansas according to his WWI Draft Registration Card.  He is the son of Thomas Green Scott and Susan Mayes.  His siblings were Benjamin, Ida Sue, Marybelle (Mollie), William Roy, Levi Thomas, George Elmer and Ara Elsie.

Cpl. Guy Scott served in WWI October 3, 1917 until March 27, 1919.  After November 5, 1917 he served in the Battery B 336th Field Artillery, 87th Division until discharged.  I have acquired copies of 35 letters he wrote home, unfortunately to another woman, not my grandmother.  These letters are stored at the WWI Museum in Kansas City, and imagine my happiness when I discovered their existence after typing his name into Google.  The information in reference to the war is invaluable.  I will be sharing some of that information in a later post.

Guy married Cora Viola Main on July 18, 1919 in Butler, Bates County, Missouri.  Their children are Evelyn, George William, Leona Frances (my mother) and two (2) living sons.

I have a copy of a book that was written by two (2) descendants of Thomas Green Scott and Susan Mayes which is titled “Scott – Mayes”.  They interviewed several family members and have provided some information and stories about family members listed in this book.  According to that book, at one point in the lives of Guy and Cora (known to everyone as Viola), they owned and operated an apartment house in North Platte, Nebraska.  They also owned two (2) different restaurants at Brighton, Colorado.  I am not personally aware of these facts, but several family members have backed this information up and spoke to me about it.

Guy passed away on December 21, 1973 at Wellington, Larimer County, Colorado.  He is buried at Grandview Cemetery at Fort Collins, Colorado.

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