Thursday, October 11, 2012

1880s Autograph Album of Charles Curtis Scott of Dexter, Maine


1880s autograph album of Charles Curtis Scott of Dexter, Maine.  



The album is approximately 4-1/4" x 3" and contains 18 pages signed by Charles himself and his relatives.  An alphabetical list of signers appears at the end of this post.

From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections welcome]

Charles Curtis Scott was born 4 June 1876 in Scott County, Minnesota, the son of Walter and Sylvia "Sib" (Sturtevant) Scott, who were born at Montpelier, Vermont, and Dexter, Maine, respectively.

After graduating from Dexter High School in 1895, Charles entered the University of Maine where he debated, played baseball and engaged in military training.  At the outbreak of the Spanish American War, Charles enlisted.

Sadly, he died on 31 August 1898 at a hospital at Portland, Maine, where he lost a battle with typhoid malaria contracted while serving as a Sergeant in Company D of the First Maine Regiment of US Volunteers at Chickamauga, Georgia.  

The 1900 issue of the University of Maine Prism is dedicated to Charles and three other graduates who lost their lives under similar circumstances.  See the page dedicated to Charles, which shows a photograph and a brief biography.

Charles' father Walter Scott and his second wife Annie R. Scott signed facing pages in the album.  Charles' mother Sylvia "Sib" (Sturtevant) Scott had died before the album was commenced.





Charles' paternal grandparents were Charles and Margaret (Hamilton) Scott.   Grandfather Charles had died in 1864, but grandmother Margaret and her second husband Daniel W. Coates of Jordan, Minnesota, signed facing pages in 1885.





Charles maternal grandparents were Curtis and Abigail (Jumper) Sturtevant of Dexter, Maine.  They signed facing pages in 1884.





Charles' sister Katherine "Katie" Fleming Scott of Dexter, Maine, signed a page in 1889.



Charles' paternal uncle Hugh Ralph Scott, younger brother of Walter Scott, and wife Mary G. Scott of Minneapolis, Minnesota, signed facing pages in 1896, apparently while on a visit to Dexter, Maine.  





Charles maternal uncle, Edward Jumper Sturtevant, older brother of Sylvia "Sib" (Sturtevant) Scott, and his wife Josephine "Josie" W. (Linnell) Sturtevant and their daughter Jennie L. Sturtevant, all of Dexter, Maine, signed pages in 1884 and 1885.






Charles' maternal aunt Harriet "Hattie" (Sturtevant) Hamilton, older sister of Sylvia "Sib" (Sturtevant) Scott, and husband Samuel Hamilton and their children Mary H. Hamilton, Abbie H. Hamilton and George C. Hamilton, all of Dexter, Maine, signed pages in 1884.











Complete list of signers, in alphabetical order [not necessarily alpha by given name within a specific surname]
  • D. H. Coates of Jordan, Minnesota, 1885; "per Uncle Dan".  His wife Margaret S. Coates signed the facing page.  Her first husband was Charles' paternal grandfather, Charles Scott.
  • Margaret S. Coates of Jordan, Minnesota, 1885.  Her husband Daniel Coates signed the facing page.  Margaret (Hamilton) Scott Coates was born at Dexter Maine on 15 Sep 1827.  Her first husband was Charles' paternal grandfather, Charles Scott, who died in 1864.
  • Mrs. Hattie Hamilton of Dexter, Maine, 1884.  Harriet "Hattie" (Sturtevant) Hamilton, older sister of Charles' mother Sylvia (Sturtevant) Scott; wife of Samuel Hamilton, who signed the facing page; mother of Mary H. Hamilton, Abbie H. Hamilton and George C. Hamilton, who also signed pages in Charles' album
  • S. Hamilton of Dexter, Maine, 1884.  Samuel Hamilton, husband of Harriet "Hattie" (Sturtevant) Hamilton (who signed the facing page), older sister of Charles' mother Sylvia (Sturtevant) Scott; father of Mary H. Hamilton, Abbie H. Hamilton and George C. Hamilton, who also signed pages in Charles' album
  • George C. Hamilton of Dexter, Maine, 1884; Charles' cousin, son of Samuel and his wife Harriet "Hattie" (Sturtevant) Hamilton, who was Charles' mother's older sister. His parents and sisters signed pages in the album.
  • Mary H. Hamilton of Dexter, Maine, 1884.  Daughter of Samuel and his wife Harriet "Hattie" (Sturtevant) Hamilton, who was Charles' mother's older sister.  Mary's parents, sister and brother signed pages in Charles' album
  • Abbie H. Hamilton, signed at Dexter, Maine, in 1884; Charles' cousin, daughter of Samuel and his wife Harriet "Hattie" (Sturtevant) Hamilton, who was Charles' mother's older sister
  • Charles Curtis Scott of Dexter, Maine; album owner
  • Annie R. Scott of Dexter, Maine, 1889; second wife of Charles' father Walter Scott, who signed the facing page.  Charles mother Sylvia "Sib" (Sturtevant) Scott had died before Charles started keeping this album.
  • Walter Scott of Dexter, Maine, 1884; Charles' father, husband of second wife Annie R. Scott, who signed the facing page
  • Hugh R. Scott, signed at Dexter, Maine, in 1896.  Hugh Ralph Scott was a younger brother of Charles' father Walter Scott.  His wife Mary G. Scott signed the facing page.
  • Mary G. Scott of Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1896.  She was the wife of Hugh Ralph Scott, younger brother of Charles' father Walter Scott.
  • Katie F. Scott of Dexter,  Maine, 1889; Charles' sister Katherine Fleming Scott
  • Curtis Sturtevant of Dexter, Maine, 1884.  Father of Charles' mother Sylvia (Sturtevant) Scott; husband of Abigail (Jumper) Sturtevant, who signed the facing page.  Father also of signers Edward Jumper Sturtevant and Harriet "Hattie" (Sturtevant) Hamilton
  • Mrs. Abigail D. Sturtevant of Dexter, Maine, 1884.  Abigail (Jumper) Sturtevant, mother of Charles' mother Sylvia (Sturtevant) Scott; wife of Curtis Sturtevant, who signed the facing page.  Mother also of signers Edward Jumper Sturtevant and Harriet "Hattie" (Sturtevant) Hamilton
  • Jennie L. Sturtevant of Dexter, Maine, 1884.  Charles' cousin, daughter of maternal uncle Edward Jumper Sturtevant and wife Josephine W. (Linnell) Sturtevant, who signed facing pages
  • Mrs. Josie W. Sturtevant of Dexter, Maine, 1884.  Josephine "Josie" W. (Linnell) Sturtevant, wife of Charles' maternal uncle Edward Jumper Sturtevant, who signed the facing page and mother of Jennie L. Sturtevant, who signed a page.
  • Edward J. Sturtevant of Dexter, Maine, 1885.  Charles' maternal uncle, Edward Jumper Sturtevant, husband of "Josie" W. (Linnell) Sturtevant, who signed the facing page and father of Jennie L. Sturtevant who signed a page.
Dexter, Maine


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