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Brooks Mabel Scott, woman of mystery

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Brooks Mabel Scott, woman of mystery

Posted: 1434916273000
Classification: Query
(About half of this family moved from Cole County to Moniteau county, so I'm going to post this query on both boards.)

Embra Lee (Emery) Scott, 25 Nov 1877 - 11 Jul 1948, married Emma Simmons 18 Feb 1900. They had 5 children who lived long enough to get onto at least one census.

User "MalindaJames511" very kindly transcribed Embra's obituary for the Cole County Query Board. It mentions 5 surviving children and a daughter who preceeded him in death. The survivors are

Esther Scott
Mrs. Herschel Dampf
Mrs. Charles Carney
Mrs. Elbert Groom
Mrs. Earl Rush

I had no trouble finding four of them. (See below). The problem was "Mrs. Elbert Groom", who, by elimination, is Brooks Mabel Scott, who married Claude T Hill on 3 Jul 1932 in Moniteau. She is with Claude in Moniteau in 1940, and she dies as Brooks Hill in Moniteau sometime in October 1983, but she is "Mrs. Elbert Groom of Russellville" (Cole Co.) in 1948.

Claude is on Find-a-Grave as Claude "J", even though the tombstone says "Claude T". BUT, Claude is buried with Martha E Hill (Apr. 11, 1908 - Feb. 17, 1995). It looks to me like Claude and Brooks divorced sometime after 1940, she married Mr. Groom before her father died in 1948, THAT marriage didn't last, and she went back to "Hill", instead of "Scott", for reasons lost in the mists of time.

Other possibilities:
1) Embra and Emma had another daughter;
2) The obit writer made a mistake;
3) The person who transcribed Embra's obit made a mistake;
4) Something else.

If any of you could unscramble this puzzle, I would appreciate it.

Below:

Esther Scott = James Ester Scott (11 Aug 1902 - Nov 1969), married Anna E. Dooley.
Mrs. Herschel Dampf = Virgie May Scott (1907 - 1965), married Herschel Almon Dampf.
Mrs. Charles Carney = Ethel G Scott (18 Oct 1912 - 3 Jan 1984), married Charles W Carney.
Mrs. Earl Rush = Pauline Scott (6 Apr 1915 - 14 Aug 1982), married Earl C Rush.

Sources
1. US Census, 1880, Clark, Cole, Missouri; Roll, 682; Page 13A; Enumeration District 044; Image 0452.
2. US Census, 1900, Clark Twp, Cole, Missouri; Roll, 850; Page 4B; Enumeration District 0030.
3. US Census, 1910, Saline Twp, Miller, Missouri; Roll T624_799; Page 13A; Enumeration District 0090.
4. US Census, 1920, Moreau Twp, Cole, Missouri; Roll T625_914; Page 10B; Enumeration District, 63; Image, 494.
5. US Census, 1930, Moreau Twp, Cole, Missouri; Roll, 1184; Page 3A; Enumeration District 0023; Image, 610.0.
6. US Census, 1940, Moreau Twp, Cole, Missouri; Roll T627_2099; Page 4A; Enumeration District 26-25.
7. Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Cole, 1900, p. 259. Embra L Scott to Emma Simmons.
8. Find-a-Grave, Memorial 31056745, Embra Lee Scott.
9. Missouri Digital Heritage, Missouri Death certificate 22620. Embra L Scott, d. 11 Jul 1948.
11. Missouri Digital Heritage, Missouri Death certificate 19349. Emma R Scott, d. 4 Jun 1919.
12. Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Moniteau County, 1903, p. 96. George L Rannabarger to Annie K Dampf.
13. Find-a-Grave, Memorial 20535818, Anna K Rannaberger.
14. US Census, 1920, Moreau Twp, Cole, Missouri; Roll T625_914; Page 11A; Enumeration District, 63; Image, 494.
15. www.brettsrecords.com, Rec 160, 27 Sep 1922. James Ester Scott to Anna E. Dooley.
16. Find-a-Grave, Memorial 20570379, J Ester Scott.
17. US Census, 1930, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri; Roll 1202; Page 28A; Enumeration District: 0226; Image 602.0.
18. SSDI, James Scott, 11 Aug 1902 - Nov 1969.
19. Find-a-Grave, Memorial 20570331, Anna E Dooley Scott.
20. SSDI, Anna Scott, 10 Sep 1903 - Jun 1978.
21. Find-a-Grave, Memorial 20511185, Virgie Mae Scott Dampf.
22. US Census, 1930, Burris Fork, Moniteau, Missouri; Roll 1213; Page 5A; Enumeration District: 0001; Image 11.0.
23. US Census, 1940, Burris Fork, Moniteau, Missouri; Roll: T627_2130; Page 4B; Enumeration District 68-1.
24. www.brettsrecords.com, Rec 286---8 Dec 1926. Herschel Almon Dampf to Virgie May Scott.
25. Find-a-Grave, Memorial 20511178, Herschel A Dampf.
26. SSDI, Herschel Dampf, 11 Mar 1908 - Mar 1976.
27. US Gen Web, Moniteau, Missouri; list of marriages. Hill, Claude T to Scott, Brooks Mabel.
28. US Census, 1940, Harrison, Moniteau, Missouri; Roll: T627_2130; Page 5A; Enumeration District 68-2.
29. SSDI, Brooks Hill, 27 Jan 1909 - Oct 1983.
30. Ibid., Claude Hill, 19 Aug 1909 - Oct 1975.
31. Find-a-Grave, Memorial 20510866, Ethel G Carney.
32. US Census, 1940, Burris Fork, Moniteau, Missouri; Roll: T627_2130; Page 5B; Enumeration District 68-1.
33. SSDI, Ethel Carney, 18 Oct 1912 - Jan 1984.
34. Find-a-Grave, Memorial 20510863, Charles W Carney.
35. SSDI, Charles W. Carney, 24 Dec 1914 - 13 Jan 2005.
36. Find-a-Grave, Memorial 100580842, Pauline L. Rush.
37. US Census, 1940, Avenal, Kings, California; Roll: T627_217; Page 16B; Enumeration District 16-1D.
38. SSDI, Pauline Rush, 6 Apr 1915 - Aug 1982.
39. Find-a-Grave, Memorial 100580841, Earl C. Rush.
40. SSDI, Earl Rush, 4 Jan 1915 - Nov 1980.
41. California Death Index, 1940-1997, Earl C Rush, d. 26 Nov 1980.

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