Saturday, January 7, 2012

MANY FAMILY BRANCHES – MANY ROOTS


[Photo:   1908 James Alfred Scott and Mary Alice Dunlap Scott, Wedding portrait.

Photo Source: Courtesy of Mary Alice's Step-great-grandson (Dennis Merlin Lynch)]


(Jan 2012 – This is a tribute in photos, text, and Heart to my maternal first step-grandmother Mary Alice Dunlap Scott.  She passed away in 1957; albeit I was born in 1946 before she passed away, I do not have any photos of myself with her  -- if there were any taken of us together that is.  She was a remarkable women that at the age of 30 married James Alfred Scott (age 44), my maternal first great grandfather.  dht-2012)




TRIBUTE TO -- MARY ALICE DUNLAP SCOTT

Mary Alice Dunlap Scott (Feb 1878 Parson, Adams, Illinois – Dec 1957 Delano, Kern, California) was many things to many people:

·       the daughter of William Andrew Dunlap Junior (1851-1919) and Rhoda Evelyn Kitchen Dunlap (1851-1918);
·       the granddaughter of Mary Wright Dunlap McKenzie (1832-1928) and Ephraim Dunlap (1815-1856, Mary Wright's first spouse); and step-granddaughter of Hugh Hamilton McKenzie Senior (1824-1911, Mary Wright's second spouse);
·       the grand niece of Elizabeth Wright Hupert (1836-1925, younger sister of Mary Wright Dunlap McKenzie);
·       the older sister of Edith May Dunlap Taylor (1882-1950);
·       the older sister of Forrest Earle Dunlap (1887-1959);
·       the sister-in-law and step-mother of Forrest Earle Dunlap's wife Gladys Iona Scott Dunlap (1892-1968);
·       the second wife and widow of James Alfred Scott (1864-1935), married 30 Dec 1908 Oklahoma;
·       the step-mother to the six children of James Alfred Scott and James Alfred's deceased first wife Mary Grace Jennings Scott (Jun 1872 - Mar 1908), including --
Gladys Iona Scott Dunlap (1892-1968, age 16 in 1908),
Raymond Cyril Scott (1894-1961, age 14 in 1908),
Laurel Flynn Scott (1896-1979, age 12 in 1908),
Clarence Jennings Scott (1900-1943, age 8 in 1908),
Zara Harold Scott (1904-1956, age 4 in 1908),
Mary Rebecca Elizabeth Scott, age 11 months in 1908);
·       the mother of James William Dunlap Scott (1909-1979);
·       the grandmother and step-grandmother to the grandchildren of her spouse James Alfred Scott, and great-grandmother and great-step-grandmother.

Mary Alice Dunlap Scott was born into the DUNLAP Family that were pioneers in the Payson, Adams, Illinois area.  Her parents moved to Harper County, Kansas, when she was age 2 and moved again to Stella Township, Woods, Oklahoma about 1900.  On 30 Dec 1908, Mary Alice Dunlap married James Alfred Scott in Oklahoma, and took over the role of "farmer's wife" and "step-mother to six children".  Mary Alice and James Alfred had one child from their union – James William Dunlap Scott (named James after James Alfred Scott, William Dunlap after Mary's Dad William Andrew Dunlap Junior).  Mary Alice and James Alfred lived in Oklahoma on their farm after their marriage, then moved to California about 1920.  Mary Alice and James Alfred settled by 1930 in Delano, Kern, California, and are both buried there. 

LOVE MY FAMILY!

[Dorothy Hazel Tarr – 2012]

[Photo:   about 1915 Oklahoma, James Alfred Scott and Mary Alice Dunlap Scott, Family portrait, (L-to-R) Zara Harold Scott; James Alfred Scott ( the father); Clarence Jennings Scott; James William Dunlap Scott (JWD Scott); Gladys Iona Scott Dunlap; Mary Alice Dunlap Scott (2nd spouse and mother of JWD Scott); Laurel Flynn Scott; Mary Rebecca Elizabeth Scott Webster; Raymond Cyril Scott. Photo Source: Courtesy of Mary Alice's Step-granddaughter (Jeannette Scott Alvarez)]


 
[Photo:   about 1914  Valparaiso, Indiana  (L-to-R) William Andrew Dunlap Junior, his wife Rhoda Evelyn Kitchen Dunlap, and his Mother Mary Wright Dunlap McKenzie. Mary Alice's parents and grandmother as they are in the yard feeding the chickens.  Photo Source: Courtesy of Mary Alice's Step-great-grandson (Dennis Merlin Lynch)]




[Photo:   about 1910 Illinois, Mary Alice's paternal Grandmother Mary and paternal Grand Aunt Elizabeth.  (L-to-R: Mary Wright Dunlap McKenzie and her younger sister Elizabeth Wright Hupert. Photo taken at "The Fowinkle Studio" (hard to read the printed name of the studio in the bottom right corner of this photo). (This is a cropped version of the group photo.)  Photo Source: Courtesy of Mary Alice's Step-granddaughter (Jeannette Scott Alvarez)]



[Photo:   about 1955 Delano, CA, Mary Alice's younger brother Forrest Earle Dunlap and (wife) Gladys Iona Scott Dunlap.  Photo Source: Courtesy of Mary Alice's Step-great-grandson (Dennis Merlin Lynch)]

[Photo:  about 1964  Delano, CA, Mary Alice's younger sister Edith and step-daughter/sister-in-law Gladys  (L-to-R) Edith May Dunlap Taylor,  and sister-in-law Gladys Iona Scott Dunlap. 
Photo Source: Courtesy of Mary Alice's Step-granddaughter (Jeannette Scott Alvarez)]



[Photo:   about 1942 Kern County, California, Mary Alice Dunlap Scott, widowed. 
Photo Source: Courtesy of Mary Alice's Step-granddaughter (Jeannette Scott Alvarez)]

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