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Frank John Scollay
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Birth: Nov. 30, 1881
Lawrence
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jun. 9, 1955
North Andover
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

Frank was born in Lawrence MA and remained a resident of that city until about 1913 when he crossed the state line and moved to Salem NH. He very quickly acclimated to his new home town and within a year was known as a proficient carpenter, a trade he had learned from his father, and began doing jobs for the local Fire, Highway and Water Depots. In 1915 he became 2nd Lieutenant for the Fire Dept. and Salem's Dog Officer. The following year he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant and purchased the first of many properties he would buy, fix up and then resell in Salem. He was the original "house flipper". He would buy an empty house lot, build a house on it and then resell it, or a property with an existing house he could repair or remodel.
On Sept. 15,1919, he married the love of his life, Ellie (Dyer) Butler, in Salem. The couple remained in Salem until their deaths, at one time running a boarding house. Frank continued his building and real estate dealings, continued doing jobs for the town, and was a popular square-dance caller. He also loved attending auctions, as he did many years previous with his father, and was always coming home with some new gadget or trinket for his wife.
When Ellie died in 1951 he was devastated and never really got over her loss. His health faded until he passed away in 1955. A longtime friend of the couple paid tribute to their memory some time later when naming some streets in a subdivision he was involved with,and created Scollay Circle and Dyer Avenue, both off North Broadway in Salem. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Pearson Scollay (1847 - 1912)
  Elizabeth Emeline Dow Scollay (1848 - 1903)
 
 Spouse:
  Ellie Cleola Dyer Scollay (1879 - 1951)*
 
 Siblings:
  Harriet Ella Scollay Thompson (1870 - 1959)*
  Arthur Lincoln Scollay (1875 - 1919)*
  Elizabeth Evalina Scollay Hamilton (1877 - 1965)*
  Frank John Scollay (1881 - 1955)
  Eulia Emeline Scollay Arnold (1886 - 1968)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pine Grove Cemetery
Salem
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA
 
Created by: Carol
Record added: Apr 03, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50608013
Frank John Scollay
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Added by: D. J. Goldman
 
 
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Frank John Scollay
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Jun. 30, 2017

- Carol
 Added: Apr. 17, 2015

- Carol
 Added: Apr. 3, 2010
 
 
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