George Dempster Scott

Brief Life History of George Dempster

When George Dempster Scott was born on 24 March 1853, in Lapeer, Michigan, United States, his father, Orrin Scott, was 49 and his mother, Susan Hungerford, was 37. He married Clarissa Pemberton "Clara" Dunn on 10 December 1878, in Miltonvale, Cloud, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 6 November 1929, in Atwood, Rawlins, Kansas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Atwood, Rawlins, Kansas, United States.

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George Dempster Scott
Clarissa Pemberton "Clara" Dunn
Marriage: 10 December 1878
Charles Edgar Scott
Jessie Belle Scott
Oren Dempster Scott

Sources (6)

  • Dempster Scott, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: George Dempster Scott - Government record: Census record: birth-name: George Dempster Scott
  • George Demster Scott, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.


Bleeding Kansas was a time period between the years 1854 and 1861 with a series of violent confrontations over whether slavery would be legal in Kansas Territory.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish (Down): habitational and ethnic name from Middle English Scot ‘man from Scotland’. There is no evidence that the surname denoted either of the earlier senses of Scot as ‘(Gaelic-speaking) Irishman’ or ‘man from Alba’, the Gaelic-speaking region of Scotland north of the river Forth. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

English and Scottish: from the rare Middle English personal name Scot (Old English Scott, possibly also Old Norse Skotr), only certainly attested in northern England.

English: variant of Scutt .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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