William Scott

b. 15 January 1831, d. 5 March 1899
     William Scott was born on 15 January 1831. He was the son of John Scott and Sarah Griffith. William Scott married Mary Ann Garland, daughter of William Garland and Bridget Madden. William Scott died on 5 March 1899 at Dow City, Crawford Co., IA, at age 68.

Children of William Scott and Mary Ann Garland

Mary Ann Garland

b. 7 August 1831, d. 14 March 1895
     Mary Ann Garland was born on 7 August 1831. She was the daughter of William Garland and Bridget Madden. Mary Ann Garland married William Scott, son of John Scott and Sarah Griffith. Mary Ann Garland died on 14 March 1895 at Dow City, Crawford Co., IA, at age 63.

This is a copy of a letter written to Ellen S. Scott by her Uncle Tom Garland. Ellen S. Scott, known to her family as Aunt Nell, was a sister of Matilda (Tillie) Scott Hallowell (Mrs. Peter J.) " North Gower, Ont., Nov. 22, 1912 "My Dear Niece: "In reply to your letter of the 6th, I would say, I am still in the land of the living and happy as if the d - l had me (as the saying goes.) "I haven't been foolish enough to marry yet, but, might sometime or perhaps never. "I am pleased to know you had a good time on your trip last summer and I think you are wise to take a good time, as that is about all we get out of this old world at best. I still sleep in my own house (when I am not traveling) and I take my meals in the hotel here in North Gower. I am not a very tidy housekeeper but there is no person to find fault with me, so I am all right. I think you made a mistake in not coming to Ottawa and vicinity, as we would all have been glad to see you. "Regarding where the Garlands came from, I will give you a short sketch of their history, that I got from my brother John sometime ago, and if it does not tire you, it may perhaps amuse you. "There was a Col. Wm. Garland who was colonel of a company of troopers or cavalry, during the war between the now United States of America and England. He belonged to Gen. Burgoyne's army, that was surrounded in a woods, near Saratoga, N.Y. and taken prisoners by Gen. Gates of the U.S. army. After the war was over Col. Garland went back to England with his General. The next step he took, was to engage with Lord Farnham (as land agent and manager of the Farnham estate) in the Province of Lemster, Ireland. Two sisters went over with him. They lived in dublin and never married. They had private means and were reported wello to do. The Colonel became possessed of quite an estate himself in Wexford Co., Ireland. He had three sons and he was able to settle them all on what they called free hold property. Grandfather (John) was settled in Killkenny Co. and had a good free hold farm and was well to do. "About 1817 the three brothers John, Tom and James started for America. Many of the U. E. Loyalists came to Canada at that time from the U.S. and I think there was a boom here on account of free grants of land, etc. Grandfather (John) came up the St. Lawrence river to between Three Rivers and Berthier, where he remained with his family of fifteen children, eight sons and seven daughters, for sometime (it must have been about a year.) Father (William) was then about ten years old and a French family fancied him, and kept him, after all the rest moved on up to where Ottawa now is built. He stayed there for two years and learned to speak French quite well. Grnadfather was offered the Sparks property (200 acres) for Forty Pounds. One year later Sparks bought it for Sixty Pounds and that is where most of Ottawa is now built. "Tom Garland also came up to the County of Carleton with his family. I remember his wife and some of his family and also himself. "James Garland remained in Newfoundland and connected himself with the fisheries there and his descendants are settled there and in the U.S. Some of them have been over to visit us several times in Goulburn. I remember one of them. He came several times to our house (when I was a boy) and brought us presents of boxes of cigars, etc., but our folks did not fancy them as they smoked pipes and liked them better. "Another one of them got to be Attorney-General of President Cleveland's cabinet etc., and snother was general of the Blackhorse Cavalry of the Southern Army. The building of the Rideau Canal commenced about 1824. Father was then about 19 years old and worked on the canal, where he helped to erect the first store and tavern build in Ottawa, which was built of logs of course. He got along well and got hold of some property on Rideau St. but let it drop out of his hands I suppose, thinking it would never amount to much. "Grandmother's name was Nellie Butler, I remember her well. The Butler family were fine specimens of men, larger even than the Garlands. The Garlands were tall, but not as stout as the Butlers. The Butlers were among the noblemen of their day, and some of them attended court, etc. One of them was a clergyman and preached before the King. The King had promised him a position (through Butler in court) but did not fulfill his promise so Butler took for his text "And The King's chief butler forgot poor Joseph Butler." "This is all I can think of now, but now you can see that Colonel Garland was an Englishman, but, after settling in Ireland and raising his family there we became Irish and were from the counties Wexford and Kilkenny. "There is a coat of arms belonging to the Garlands (as there is to most of the.

Children of Mary Ann Garland and William Scott

James Scott

b. 28 April 1858, d. 11 March 1924
     James Scott was born on 28 April 1858 at Ottawa, Canada. He was the son of William Scott and Mary Ann Garland. James Scott married Mary Amelia Hallowell, daughter of Joseph Halliwell and Marcia Manley Adams, on 27 December 1882 at Denison, Crawford Co., IA. James Scott died on 11 March 1924 at age 65.

from the Dow City Herald, Thursday, April 15, 1965, extracted from the Meyers' History of the county, published in 1911.

James and Mary A. were enumerated in the 1900 Paradise, Crawford Co., IA, federal census. He was a farmer age 42, she was 39. Children in the household were Mary E. 15, Anna L. 13, Thomas G. 11, Rosalia B. 6, and James H. 4.

Children of James Scott and Mary Amelia Hallowell

Barbara Ann Scott

b. 8 April 1860, d. 20 December 1918
     Barbara Ann Scott was born on 8 April 1860 at Canada. She was the daughter of William Scott and Mary Ann Garland. Barbara Ann Scott died on 20 December 1918 at age 58.

William Garland Scott

b. 17 June 1862, d. 29 September 1924
     Notes from a Lexington, Oregon newspaper. William Garland Scott was born on 17 June 1862 at Canada. He was the son of William Scott and Mary Ann Garland. William Garland Scott died on 29 September 1924 at Lexington, Morrow Co., Oregon, at age 62.

Ellen Sophia (Nell) Scott

b. 29 June 1866, d. 2 August 1928
     Ellen Sophia (Nell) Scott was buried at Dow City Cemetery, Dow City, Crawford Co., IA. She was born on 29 June 1866 at North Gower, Ontario, Canada. She was the daughter of William Scott and Mary Ann Garland. Ellen Sophia (Nell) Scott died on 2 August 1928 at Methodist Hosp., Omaha, Nebraska, at age 62.

Jonathan Albert (Jack) Scott

b. 25 February 1869, d. 9 October 1926
     Information from Obituary in unknown paper. Jonathan Albert (Jack) Scott was buried at Dow City Cemetery, Dow City, Crawford Co., IA. He was born on 25 February 1869 at North Gower, Ontario, Canada. He was the son of William Scott and Mary Ann Garland. Jonathan Albert (Jack) Scott died on 9 October 1926 at age 57.

Henry Griffith (Hank) Scott

b. 6 March 1871, d. December 1942
     Henry Griffith (Hank) Scott was born on 6 March 1871 at Dow City, Crawford Co., IA. He was the son of William Scott and Mary Ann Garland. Henry Griffith (Hank) Scott died in December 1942 at age 71.

Mary Amelia Hallowell

b. 4 July 1860, d. 24 February 1917
     Mary Amelia Hallowell was born on 4 July 1860 at Strawberry Point, Clayton Co., IA. She was the daughter of Joseph Halliwell and Marcia Manley Adams. Mary Amelia Hallowell married James Scott, son of William Scott and Mary Ann Garland, on 27 December 1882 at Denison, Crawford Co., IA. Mary Amelia Hallowell died on 24 February 1917 at age 56.

Children of Mary Amelia Hallowell and James Scott

Thomas Benton Bender

b. October 1841
     Thomas Benton Bender was born in October 1841 at AL. He married Mittie Cotton.

Thomas and Fannie were enumerated in the 1880 Jasper Co., MS, federal census. He was a farmer age 38, she was 30. Children in the household were Fanny 10, Thomas 8, Lillian 6, Pearl 4, and baby girl 2.

Children of Thomas Benton Bender and Mittie Cotton

Mittie Cotton

b. circa 1850
     Mittie Cotton was born circa 1850 at MS. She married Thomas Benton Bender.

Children of Mittie Cotton and Thomas Benton Bender

Mittie Bender

b. September 1887
     Mittie Bender was born in September 1887 at AL. She was the daughter of Thomas Benton Bender and Mittie Cotton.

Thomas Benton Bender Junior

b. circa 1872
     Thomas Benton Bender Junior was born circa 1872 at MS. He was the son of Thomas Benton Bender and Mittie Cotton. Thomas Benton Bender Junior married Grace Leeke circa 1898.

Child of Thomas Benton Bender Junior and Grace Leeke

Lillian Lee Bender

b. circa 1874
     Lillian Lee Bender was born circa 1874 at MS. She was the daughter of Thomas Benton Bender and Mittie Cotton.

Charles and Lillian were enumerated in the 1920 Laurel, Jones Co., MS, federal census. Children in the household were Ruby 23, Clarence 22, Marie 11, and Mae L. 10, all born in MS.

Children of Lillian Lee Bender and Charles Lester Morgan

Florence Alabama Bender

b. circa 1870
     Florence Alabama Bender was born circa 1870 at MS. She was the daughter of Thomas Benton Bender and Mittie Cotton.

Children of Florence Alabama Bender and Robert L. Phillips

Pearl Griffin Bender

b. circa 1876
     Pearl Griffin Bender was born circa 1876 at MS. She was the daughter of Thomas Benton Bender and Mittie Cotton. Pearl Griffin Bender married Frank S. Henderson circa 1894.1

Pearl B. was enumerated as the head of household in the 1930 Mobile, Mobile Co., AL, federal census. She was 53. Frank was not enumerated in the household, but Pearl was not listed as widowed. Children in the household were Frank Jr. 25, Elizabeth B. 21, and Thomas B. 14.

Citations

  1. [S39] 1920 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Theodore Jackson Bender

b. 17 November 1885, d. 5 July 1948
     Theodore Jackson Bender was born on 17 November 1885 at MS.1 He was the son of Thomas Benton Bender and Mittie Cotton. Theodore Jackson Bender married Mary Frances McCafferty, daughter of John Thomas McCafferty and Sarah Ann McDonald, circa 1908. Theodore Jackson Bender died on 5 July 1948 at Mobile, Mobile Co., AL, at age 62.

The 1920 census listed Theodore as the head of the family with wife Mary McC, daughters Doris and Aurilia, sons Theodore Jr and Thomas (Reel 34, Enumeration District 122, Page 25); they were living on Dauphine St., Mobile.


Theodore and Mary were enumerated in the 1930 Mobile, Mobile Co., AL, federal census. He was the president of a foundry age 45, she was 42. Children in the household were Doris 18, Aurelia 14, Theodore Jr. 13, and Thomas 11. In 1940 he the owner of a machine shop, age 52, Isabel was 35. Children in the household were Aurelia 25, Theodore Jr. 23, and Thomas 21. The family was again enumerated on Dauphine St. in the 1940 census. He was 52, the owner of a machine shop, Isabel H. was 35. Children in the household were Theodore Jr. 23, Thomas B. 21, and Aurelia 25.

Children of Theodore Jackson Bender and Mary Frances McCafferty

Citations

  1. [S388] 1930 Federal Census.

Grace Leeke

b. June 1876
     Grace Leeke was born in June 1876 at GA.1 She married Thomas Benton Bender Junior, son of Thomas Benton Bender and Mittie Cotton, circa 1898.

Child of Grace Leeke and Thomas Benton Bender Junior

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Willie Bender

b. March 1900
     Willie Bender was born in March 1900 at MS. Willie Bender was the child of Thomas Benton Bender Junior and Grace Leeke.

Ruby Frances Morgan

b. circa 1896
     Ruby Frances Morgan was born circa 1896 at MS.1 She was the daughter of Charles Lester Morgan and Lillian Lee Bender.

Citations

  1. [S39] 1920 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Clarence Morgan

b. circa 1897, d. May 1942
     Clarence Morgan was born circa 1897 at MS.1 He was the son of Charles Lester Morgan and Lillian Lee Bender. Clarence Morgan died in May 1942.

Citations

  1. [S39] 1920 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Ouida Phillips

d. 1933
     Ouida Phillips was the daughter of Robert L. Phillips and Florence Alabama Bender. Ouida Phillips died in 1933.

Elizabeth Phillips

d. November 1919
     Elizabeth Phillips was the daughter of Robert L. Phillips and Florence Alabama Bender. Elizabeth Phillips died in November 1919.

Bender Phillips

d. 1934
     Bender Phillips was the son of Robert L. Phillips and Florence Alabama Bender. Bender Phillips died in 1934.

Doris Marie Bender

b. 29 November 1911, d. 15 November 1991
     Doris Marie Bender was born on 29 November 1911 at Mobile, Mobile Co., AL. She was the daughter of Theodore Jackson Bender and Mary Frances McCafferty. Doris Marie Bender died on 15 November 1991 at Mobile, Mobile Co., AL, at age 79.1 She was buried on 18 November 1991 at Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile Co., AL.

From the Mobile newspaper:



"Doris Bender, former director of the Mobile County Department of Human Resources for 33 years and First Lady of Mobile in 1973, died at her home Friday.



" `She really set the highest standards for public service and had a significant impact on thousands of people in the Mobile area' and throughout the state, said Erin Wheeler, the current director of Mobile County DHR.



"Miss Bender, a native of Mobile, retired in 1976 as director of what was then called the Mobile County Department of Pensions and Securities, and is now Department of human resources. At the time of her retirement, Miss Bender was supervising the disbursement of more than $11.5 million in aid and an $18.78 million food stamp program to those in need.



"She was quoted in a 1976 Press Register article as saying about her service as welfare director in her hometown, `I have loved every minute. Every day was a new day, and brought new challenges.'



"A 1976 editorial praised Miss Bender for providing leadership `both administrative and inspirational--that has made the Department of Pensions and Security here a model of both efficiency and service to the community...She carried out his awesome responsibility not only wit practical administrative efficiency but with genuine warmth and compassion.'



"Miss Bender was born in Mobile and received her elementary and high school education at Visitation Convent here. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama and had graduate training in the field of social work at Tulane University and the University of Chicago.



"She served as director of the Mobile County Department of Human Resources form 1944 through 1976, and has worked in other areas of the state and on the staff of the Alabama Department of Human Resources.



"She was a member of St. Dominic's parish. "She was the first woman on the admissions committee of the University of South Alabama School of Medicine; the first woman member elected to the board of directors of First Southern Federal Savings and Load Association in Mobile; and the first woman member of the Spring Hill college board of trustees.



"She was the first president of the Alabama Association of County Directors of Pensions and Securities. She was also a leader in affirmative action, having appointed the first black social worker in a county department of Pensions and Security during her administration in the 1940s.



"Also during her administration, the first organized volunteer division in a county department of Pensions and Security was started in Mobile County. She was on the committee that developed the Alabama office of volunteerism, an agency of state government, and served on its board of directors.



"In addition, she had served on a variety of boards, including the Mobile county Chapter of the American Cancer Society, Mobile United, Altus Bank and the Mobile Public Library. She has served as president of the Alabama Conference of Social Work, Alabama Association of County Directors of Human Resources and Mobile business and Professional Woman's Club; as vice president of the American Public Welfare Association; was a faculty member at the University of Montevallo and Spring Hill College, and was a member of the Mobile Junior League.



"She received numerous honors, including the "Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice" Papal Medal of Honor bestowed by Pope John Paul II for her strong commitment to service and charity.



"She is survived by one brother, Dr. Theodore Jackson Bender Jr. of Mobile; nieces, nephews and other relatives.



"Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at St. Dominic's Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Magnolia Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Radney Funeral Home, with rosary at 7 p.m.



"The family requests memorials be made to Catholic Charities, St. Dominic's Church, and Foster Care Endowment of the Mobile community Foundation at 100 St. Joseph St., Suite 416, Mobile, 36602."


Social Security records give her birth year as 1911, but some family records show 1912.

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 434-44-6603.

Aurelia Bender

b. 28 October 1914, d. 2 December 1967
     Aurelia Bender was born on 28 October 1914 at Mobile, Mobile Co., AL.1 She was the daughter of Theodore Jackson Bender and Mary Frances McCafferty. Aurelia Bender married Samuel Slade Hooks. Aurelia Bender died on 2 December 1967 at age 53. She was buried at Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile Co., AL.

Citations

  1. [S388] 1930 Federal Census.