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Capt James Edward Scott
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Birth: Apr. 19, 1857
Nova Scotia, Canada
Death: Apr. 17, 1905
Nova Scotia, Canada

Occupation - Ship master.

James and Adelaide married
on 28 May 1885
at Arcadia, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia.
They were the parents of five children;
Ellery Balfour, Dorothea A., Stanley D., Muriel, a child who died in infancy.

Captain J. E. Scott, son of the late Captain Amos Scott, passed away on Saturday last
at his late residence at Arcadia.
He began going to sea in 1873, sailing to all parts of the world. He steadily rose, in a few years, to be first officer, the first being in 1877 and sailed for the late Honorable L. E. Baker & Lovitt & Company. Foreseeing the decline in sailing ships he turned his attention to steam, and joined the Quebec S. S. Company as second officer in 1889.
In 1890 he was promoted to chief officer and took command in 1894, which position he held until January 1st, 1904, when he was forced to resign on account of illness.
During that time he had command of the steamers - Bermuda, Muriel, Orinoco, Caribbee, Fontabelle and Korona.
His family then resided in New York City.
In October, 1902, he underwent a serious operation, which at the time was thought successful, but in March, 1903, complications arose which demanded a second. Two days after, erysipelas set in, and for a time his life was despaired of, but owing to his strong, robust constitution he recovered rapidly.
Again in July, 1903, he was forced to leave the steamer Korona in Barbados and hurry back to New York for surgical treatment. In July, 1904, they decided that science was of no avail, and he moved to his native town, during which time he has been under the care of Dr. G. W. T. Farish.
He was a member of Hiram Lodge, No. 12,
A.F. & A.M.
He leaves a widow, Adelaide M., daughter of David Gowen, Esquire, of Arcadia; and four children: Ellery B., in New York; Dorothy, Stanley and Muriel, at home to mourn the
loss of a kind husband and father. A mother, sister and two brothers also survive.
The deceased was a brother of Ellery S. Scott, who was chief officer of the steamer Roraima, and was saved at that time of the destruction of that vessel at St. Pierre, Martinique. Captain Scott's steamer, the Fontabelle, was the first merchant steamer to
leave New York for Martinique with relief.
Family links: 
  Amos H. Scott (1829 - 1880)
  Martha Hannah Weston Scott (1832 - 1920)
  Adelaide May Gowen Scott (1867 - 1939)
  Ellery Balfour Scott (1887 - 1960)*
  James R. Scott (1892 - 1893)*
  Dorothea A. Scott (1894 - 1984)*
  Stanley David Scott (1896 - 1932)*
  Ella Muriel Scott Thayer (1899 - 1980)*
  Ellery S. Scott (1855 - 1923)*
  James Edward Scott (1857 - 1905)
  Hannah Weston Scott (1863 - 1922)*
*Calculated relationship
1858 - 1905
Arcadia Cemetery
Yarmouth County
Nova Scotia, Canada
Maintained by: family historian
Originally Created by: Yvonne Gowen
Record added: Jul 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55527228
Capt James Edward Scott
Added by: George Steinberg
Capt James Edward Scott
Added by: family historian
Capt James Edward Scott
Added by: family historian
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