Catherine Scott

Female 1829 - 1898


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  • Name  Catherine Scott 
    Born  28 Dec 1829  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  29 Apr 1898  Yavapai Co., Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden
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      CATHARINE SCOTT ALEXANDER
      Born on 28 December 1828 in Illinois, Catharine married Thomas Matthew Alexander on 23 September 1849 and arrived in Prescott with her family on 17 September 1864 from New Mexico. Her husband was a Prescott postmaster and they lived on South Montezuma Street and had a cattle ranch in Sycamore Canyon.

      She was commended by Rev. G. A. Reeder of the Methodist-Episcopal Church for her good works. Her husband died on 23 June 1880, and the 2 January 1881 issue of the Arizona Miner reported: "Verdict brought by Mrs. Catharine Alexander against Peck Mining Co. to recover the value of the stock in that company won for $80,000. In many respects this is the most important case ever tried in the Courts of the Territory."

      Her children were "Minnie" (1850); Mary J. (Mrs. Alfred S. Clough) (1852), who is also represented in the Rose Garden; Elizabeth (Rees) (1864); Serena Ellen (Mrs. Edmund) Peck (1855); James Ralph (1857); John Herbert (1866); Henry (1863); and Ellen. She adopted Bessie Murphey (1877). Her granddaughter Norah Clough Hartzell is also represented in the Rose Garden. Catharine died on 29 April 1898 and is buried in the Masonic Cemetery.
      Donor: Mrs. Norah Hartzell

      Newspaper - No Name and No date
      Verdict for $60,000
      The suit brought by Mrs. Catherine Alexander last summer against the Peck Mining Company, to recover the value of her stock in that company, 24,990 shares, valued at $60,000, terminated on Saturday evening by the jury bringing in a verdict for the plaintiff in the sum claimed. We heard but little of the evidence in the case and cannot state exactly what the complaint set forth, but we do know that the jury rendered a verdict in accordance with the demand made in the complaint. In many respects this is the most important case ever tried in the court of this Territory. Fitch, Churchill and Howard were the attorneys for the plaintiff and Capt. Hargrave for defendants. Whether the decision will cause a suspension of operations at the Peck we are unable to state, but for the sake of the owners, the county, and in fact the Territory, we hope it may not. The verdict seems to please a great many, while on the other hand, there are those who think it was not a just verdict.

      Newspaper article - No date, No name.
      A Pioneer Lady's Death
      Mrs. Catherine Alexander, wife of T. M. Alexander, a native or Illinois but who has been a resident of the section for a great many years, died yesterday after a protracted illness. She was 70 years of age, and besides her husband, leaves three sons and one daughter, all residents of this county. Deceased came here with her family in 1864, and has resided here ever since, and has witnessed the growth and progress of Arizona. She was a most estimable woman, beloved by all who knew her, and her death will be deeply felt by a large circle of friends and acquaintences. [handwritten - Friday, April 29.]
      The funeral will take place tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon from the family residence on South Montezuma street, at 2 o'clock, to which friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited. Rev. C. K. Jenness of the Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will be made in the masonic cemetery, West Prescott.
      [Handwritten note - 1898]
      The funeral of the late Mrs. T. M. Alexander was largely attended yesterday afternoon, despite the inclement weather. In the long procession as it wended its way to the Masonic cemetery, were particular noticeable many of the old time pioneers of this section.

      Death Record not completely filled out but gives the following:
      Place of Death Yavapai State Arizona
      Full Name: Mrs. Catherine Alexander
      Date of Death: April 29, 1898
      Cause: Old age and debility
      Doctor or Attendant: T. B. Davis
      Filed: 1-4-99
      Recorder/Registrar: W. Johnson
    Person ID  I026  Rees -Alexander Families
    Last Modified  6 Aug 2006 

    Family  Thomas Mathew Alexander,   b. Jan 1821, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1880 
    Married  24 Sep 1849  Brown Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Elizabeth Marinda Alexander,   b. 18 Aug 1850, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1874, Yavapai Co., Prescott, AZ Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Mary Jane Alexander,   b. 22 Nov 1852, Versailles, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan. or Feb. 1903, AZ Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Henry Alexander,   b. Dec 1853, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Serena Ellen Alexander,   b. 05 Dec 1855, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct. 1887, Alameda, CA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. James Ralph Alexander,   b. 03 Dec 1857, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1929, Pioneer Home, Prescott, AZ Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. John Herbert Alexander,   b. 11 Aug 1866, Prescott, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1936, Mavapai, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F12  Group Sheet

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