Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mystery Photo- Jessie Stowe Scott of South Dakota

I recently rescued this very nice cabinet card photo from a garage sale--- for $1.00. 
It's from a Blue Earth, Minnesota photography studio-- circa 1890.

Someone had written 'Jessie Stowe Scott' on the backside... and a little research found that Jessie Stowe was born in Elmore, MN on 3 December 1885, the daughter of John & Ellen Stowe. 

It seems that the family eventually moved to Hecla, South Dakota. She had a younger sister Marion Stearns and Jessie married William Scott in 1906, and they had a son- Preston Scott (died in 1969).  Jessie died in 1972 and her Findagrave memorial has a pretty detailed obituary... and it seems that she may have a Grandson living on the West Coast.

It would be wonderful to reunite this great photo with a family member who will appreciate &  treasure it!


  1. Have you written to the grandson?

    1. Do not have contact information for any family members, just his name that is listed on the obituary

  2. In the meantime, why don't you add this photograph to her findagrave memorial? That may be the quickest way for a family member to find you and the photograph.

  3. I like the idea of adding it to the FAG memorial too. It's an adorable picture and some relative is going to be thrilled.

  4. What an adorable little girl! Hopefully someone will step up and claim this treasure. :-)

    Gregory N Scott
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