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Title: White River Valley Museum
Date: 1915          

Collection Number: 2018-P-060

Quantity: 1 item

Abstract: Black and white photograph taken by Holmboe Studio, Bismarck (N.D.) of Marria Shipley Scott, wife of William H. Scott, farmer and postmaster for Wogansport, Burleigh County, North Dakota.

Provenance: No Gift Agreement, letter dated November 30, 1995 transferring photograph to the State Historical Society of North Dakota, acknowledged by Todd Strand, Photo Archivist, in letter dated January 2, 1996. Both letters are in case file.

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Biographical Sketch:       Marria Shipley Scott

Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Shipley Scott, widow of the late William H. Scott, who died Monday (November 13, 1916) in the family home in Baldwin, will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock in the home. Mrs. Scott was one or the most prominent women of that section where she had resided since 1883. She lived in Bismarck from 1881-83. She was born September 21, 1812, at Saxey Isle of Man, England, and came to America with her parents in sailing vessel in 1856. With her parents she settled in British Hollow, Wis.  In 1861 she was married to W. Scott in Platteville, Wis. To this union six children were born, two—George and William ---dying after reaching manhood. Her husband passed away February 14, 1915. The surviving children are Martin T. Scott, St. Xavier, Mont.; Harry S., Hardin, Mont.; Roy L. and Emma A. Scott, of Baldwin (N.D.). Three sisters also survive, Jane Tones, Fenino, Wash.; Mrs. Lucy Todd, Otho, Iowa; Mrs. Lizzie Legg, Des Moines, Iowa. Martin and Harry Scott have arrived from their western homes for the funeral. Her obituary was published in the Bismarck Daily Tribune Wednesday November 15, 1916 p05.

Biographical Sketch:       William H. Scott

William H. Scott was born in 1839 in Rampton, Bassetlaw District, Nottinghamshire, England. He came to the United States in 1857. On November 28, 1861, he married Maria Shipley at Platteville, Wisconsin. They moved to North Dakota in 1881. He helped build a bridge across the Missouri River while living on his farm at Wogansport, Burleigh County, North Dakota soon after moving to the farm. It was at this farm that he died as the result of complications of a severe asthma attack and old age on February 14, 1915. He was survived by four children, Martin T. Scott, Harry S. Scott, Roy L. Scott and Emma A. Scott. His sister, Mrs. Mary Elgar of Platteville, Wisconsin, also mourned his passing. His obituary was published in the Bismarck Daily Tribune, February 16, 1915 p03.

Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck (N.D.),, U.S. Public Records, U.S. Social Security Index, U.S. Census Records, U.S. Public Records Index,, Find-A-Grave.


2018-P-060-00001 Three quarter length, three-quarter face, seated portrait of older woman holding Elbert Hubbard’s "The Philistine: A Periodical of Protest" (1895-1915): The Muscular Journalism of an American Freethinker”.  She is wearing a black dress, with her hair pulled up in back of her head and resting her right arm on the posing chair.

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