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!

5 comments:

  1. Have you written to the grandson?

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

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  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.

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  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.

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

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