George Reuben Walter SCOTT

Male 1849 - Bef 1891


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  • Name  George Reuben Walter SCOTT 
    Born  1849  Kempt, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Bef 1891  [1
    • Duncanson says in his book dated 1891 'Mr. Scott is now dead'.
      In Edith Mosher's book 'North Along the Shore' on page 73, she tells the story of how George Scott saved the lives of his shipmates in 1870 and received medals for bravery. He however sustained injuries which caused his death a few years later.
      There is a "Painting by York in the Maritime Museum in Halifax, Nova Scotia. George R Scott received a medal on 5 Jan 1871 for act of heroism on 16 Oct 1870 while he was boatswain aboard the ship "Beethoven" out of St. Johns, New Brunswick, Canada. He went hand-over-hand along a rope between Beethoven and a steamship thereby saving 40 men's lives. The medal is a Silver Medal of Heroism awarded him in London. The captain of the Beethoven at the time was Joshua Smith. Captain Smith was brother-in-law of George's sister Laura Flora Scott Smith."
    Person ID  I1923  Ward Tree
    Last Modified  17 Jan 2016 

    Father  John Gilmore SCOTT,   b. 1792,   d. 15 Jun 1857, Goshen, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Emeline TRAHAN,   b. Abt 1810, Grand Pre, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1859, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Bef 1849 
    Family ID  F664  Group Sheet

    Family  Esther Abigail MOSHER,   b. 1850,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  13 Sep 1873  Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F870  Group Sheet

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    George Scott with medals for bravery.
    George Scott with medals for bravery.
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    GeorgeRScott-son-of-John-Gilmore-Scott-2.jpg
    Ship Beethoven - George was boatswain on this ship when he received a medal for bravery.
    Ship Beethoven - George was boatswain on this ship when he received a medal for bravery.

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] North Along the Shore, 73.