Raymond Scott-Ola Evans

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Feb. 21, 1912 Elwood Nebraska

50th Anniversary

Raymond and Ola met at Sunday School at the Methodist Church, near Freedom, Nebraska. Services were held at the time in the one room school house. They dated for about a year and a half, then married in Elwood, Nebraska February 21, 1912 . They lived in the Arapahoe/Indianola area until Raymond and his brother Dale struck out to Colorado in 1919 to claim a homestead. Ola stayed with family members during this time, along with her 3 children, Earl, Rue, and Manetta. Ray came and got Ola and the kids once the claims were filed on. The Homesteads were in Beaver Basin on Cold Spring Mountain in Browns Park Colorado. They lived in tents while building their log cabins. Winters were spent in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

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We went back to the homestead in the summer of 1921. Myself and children stayed on the land while Raymond and brother Dale worked out to make money to fence and work the ground as much as possible. Ray worked in oil field and cut wood and helped build the first oil derrick ever built in Clay Basin, Utah.
We would come to town to Rock Springs for winter so children could go to school. In the fall of 1922, our daughter Grace was born. Two weeks before she was born, Ray hurt his back and was paralyzed from the waist down and wasn't able to do anything till late spring in 1923. Started getting better, he lost weight at that time till he only weighed 80 pounds.
When we came to town for the winters, Ray worked for the Superior Lumber Company owned by Thomas James. He worked for three generations of the James family before retiring.
After Ray hurt his back and we had so much sickness in the family in September 1925, we lost our baby son was stillborn child. Then in 1927 we moved to Salt Lake City where Ray was sent to work on job there. In 1929 sickness and death came again in May, Rue passed away with heart trouble. Three weeks from that day, Earl was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery. Then three months later in August our little 2 year old son Roy passed away. He had mastoids, they broke inside and caused pneumonia. Then Manetta had pneumonia and we almost lost her. Then Earl was in a gasoline explosion and was very severely burned almost lost his right arm. Then the last part of February our baby son 13 months named Guy Lewis Scott got the measles and pneumonia and passed away.
We came back to Rock Springs again in 1937, except Manetta. She was married then to Peter Tonge, Salt Lake City. We built our home here in Rock Springs. Earl, Virgil and Grace were all married after we moved back to Rock Springs, Wyoming. Earl married Nettie A. Anderson, February 26, 1940 Rock Springs. Virgil married Esmee Pace from Salt Lake City Utah April 3, 1945. He passed away June 17, 1956. Grace married Alfred(Bud) Schurman from Seneca, Kansas May 16, 1945.

Family Tree:
Raymond Earl Scott b.October 21, 1891 Leroy, Ill. d.December 27, 1968 Salt Lake City, Utah (buried Rock Springs, Wyoming)
Ola Robinson Evans b.July 09, 1893 Freedom, Nebr. d.August 01, 1984 Rock Springs, Wyoming
married: February 21, 1912 Elwood, Nebraska recorded Docket 3 pg 200

Children of Raymond and Ola:
Alva "Rue" Scott March 19, 1915 - May 1929 (heart trouble)
Earl Vernon Scott March 31, 1916 -
Baby Girl Scott 1917-1917 (3 days old)
Mannetta Belle Scott 1918 -
Virgil Fay Scott June 20, 1921 - June 17, 1956
Grace ScottNovember 24, 1922
Baby Boy Scott Sept. 1925 - Sept. 1925 (stillborn)
Roy Scott1927 - Aug. 1929 (mastoids ruptured, pneumonia)
Guy Lewis Scott1929 - 1930 (measles and pneumonia)

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