William Carlysle Scott

Brief Life History of William Carlysle

When William Carlysle Scott was born on 9 February 1924, in California, United States, his father, Howard Laughlin Scott, was 36 and his mother, Margaret, was 30. He married Colleen Grace Bryant on 23 April 1949, in Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Lincoln District, Tyler, West Virginia, United States in 1940 and Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1950. He died on 25 January 1985, in Bellflower, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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William Carlysle Scott
Colleen Grace Bryant
Marriage: 23 April 1949
Jeri Ann Scott

Sources (9)

  • William C Scott in household of Howard L Scott, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Willliam C Scott, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • William Carlisle Scott, "West Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 


Japanese attack 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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