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Dr. Edward Eugene Scott



Dr. E. E. and Mary Scott

Dr. E. E. Scott at his office in Van Vleck

Dr. Edward Eugene Scott

by Dr. Gordon E. Richardson

Dr. Edward Eugene Scott was born February 20, 1867, in Lampasas, Texas. His parents were Dr. Morgan Jackson and Harriett Kenney Scott. They were natives of Gasconade County, Missouri, both being born there in 1821. This family moved to Texas in 1852 and settled in the town of Lampasas. His father was a doctor and stockraiser. When Edward was five years of age, his father was killed in a gunfight on the post office steps of Lampasas. His mother married Jackson Holly on August 6, 1877, when Edward was ten years of age. Harriett Scott Holly died in 1911.

Scott acquired his education by working while attending school. He was graduated from the John Sealy School of Medicine in Galveston. When he was a young man, Scott moved to Matagorda and later to Bay City, where he practiced medicine and operated the Scott Drug Company. He served as the Matagorda County health doctor from 1930 to 1937. A member of the Bay City Masonic Lodge #865, he was a 32nd Degree Mason with membership in the Mother Conistory, Valley of Galveston, Orient of Texas, Scottish Rite Bodies, in Galveston. He was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Bay City.

On July 3, 1895, he married Mary Isabelle Freeman of the Sargent area. They were the parents of three sons: Marvin Ignatius, born April 22, 1900, married Oranell Haynes; Herman Morgan, born December 17, 1906, married Inez Horne; and James Edward, born January 15, 1908, married Fannie Halleman.

Besides raising his own three sons, Dr. and Mrs. Scott reared his niece, Georgia Rich. She married Roy Shoulz and was the mother of George Shoultz and Dr. Charles Shoultz of Bay City.

Dr. Scott died May 27, 1937, and was buried beside his first wife Mary Isabelle Freeman, in Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Historic Matagorda County, Volume II



Founder's Rule Is Guiding Hand Of Drug Company

In this day of specialization you do not take a delicate watch to a blacksmith for repairs nor do you call a surgeon to repair a leaking faucet. You would take the watch to the best jeweler available and you would call the most efficient plumber possible to fix the faucet.

The same holds true for medicines, prescriptions and medical supplies. That is why the Scott Drug Company is enjoying such a flourishing business.

Not only do the proprietors of this company, James E. and Herman M. Scott, have a thorough training for their work, both being registered pharmacists, but they also have a family tradition of giving the best materials and service possible in the drug and prescription line that it is possible to give. This tradition has been handed down them from their father, Dr. Edward Eugene Scott.

Dr. Scott was a native Texan and the son of a pioneer doctor and Ranger Captain, Dr. Morgan Jackson Scott. Dr. E. E. Scott was a graduate of the University of Louisville and had taken post graduate courses from time to time in Chicago, New York and New Orleans. He practiced medicine in El Campo, Hawley, Van Vleck and Matagorda before coming to Bay City. Here he practiced for 31 years until the time of his death on May 28 of this year. He was County Health Officer for the past seven years,

Dr. Scott was a member of the Texas Pharmaceutical Association, Stat Medical Association and the American Medical Association. He was a member of the Masonic and Shrine lodges and served on the vestry of the Episcopal Church of which he was a member. He was active in civic affairs and a great believer in the future and progress of Bay City.

The sons, who have taken over the drug business have also taken over his ideals of service and the training they received from their father prevents them from giving anything but the best of materials and workmanship in the preparation of prescriptions and medical supplies.

They handle drugs, drug sundries, cosmetics, liquors and Continental paints. They are active in civic affairs and are strong boosters and believers in Bay city.

Matagorda County Tribune, August 26, 1937

Pioneer Physician Dies Wed. A. M.
Dr. Edward Eugene Scott Passes Away Following Apoplectic Stroke

Dr. Edward Eugene Scott, age 70 years, 3 months and 6 days, passed away at his home here this (Wednesday) morning, following an apoplectic stroke early Sunday morning.

The funeral will be held this afternoon from the Episcopal Church at 5:00 o'clock. Taylor Bros. funeral directors are in charge of arrangements. Interment will be in Cedarvale Cemetery.

Dr. Scott, a successful physician and probably the first to locate in Bay City when the town was founded, was also owner of Scott's Drug Store, which he jointly managed with his two sons, Herman and James. Another son, Marvin, is owner of the Scott Drug Company in Wharton. He is survived by these three sons and his wife. Dr. Scott's first wife preceded him in death several years.

A complete account of this good man's life will appear in a later issue.

Palacios Beacon, May 26, 1937

Last Rites For Pioneer Doctor
Services Held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church Wednesday Afternoon

St Mark's Episcopal Church was crowded to overflowing capacity Wednesday afternoon at 5:00 p. m., with sincere friends from over the county who paid their last respects to Dr. Eugene Edward Scott, who expired at his home early Wednesday morning following an apoplectic stroke Sunday.

Dr. Scott, who was the second youngest of ten children born to Dr. and Mrs. M. J. Scott, who moved to Lampasas, Texas, from Missouri, was born in Lampasas March 5, 1867. His father expired when he was a child. He acquired his education by his own skill, graduating in medicine from the John Sealy Hospital in Galveston.

Moving to Matagorda County when he was a young man, he first located in Matagorda, later coming to Bay City where he practiced medicine and owned and operated the Scott Drug Company until last Sunday.

Dr. Scott, who has been the county health doctor for approximately seven years, was well known for his acts of kindness among the poorer class of people. He was very active in civic affairs and took great pride in his home, business and family. With the interest and energy of a man younger than his years, he kept his enthusiasm for life until the time of his death. A devoted father and husband, the entire county joins the Tribune in extending sympathy to the survivors of this pioneer physician who played such an important part in the building of Bay City.

The services were conducted by Rev. Lewis Goodrich of Wharton, one of Dr. Scott's devoted friends, and Rev. Paul E. Engle. Interment was in Cedarvale Cemetery under the direction of Taylor Brothers.

Immediate members of the family surviving are: his wife, Mrs. Julia Scott; three sons, Marvin of Wharton and James and Herman of Bay City; two sisters, Mrs. J. L. Richardson of this city and Mrs. J. J. Stanley of Beaver City, Okla.

Pallbearers were: A. Harris, Dr. S. R. Sholars, Jack Walker of Markham, Paris A. Smith, J. C. Lewis and C. D. Robertson.

Honorary pallbearers were: Oscar Barber, Judge McNabb, Geo. Harrison, Ed Baker, Luther Robertson, Till Bond, John Corbett, Harris Milner, Amos Lee, Esker McDonald, James Castleton, P. G. Huston, Dr. Lane Barbour, Dr. B. E. Simons, Dr. Morton, Dr. Livengood, Dr. Loos, Carey Smith, Sr., Dr. Wagner of Palacios, Abel Pierce, Dan Moore, R. A. Kleska, John Sutherland, Judge Styles, W. M. Loving, Geo. Sargent, R. Lee Anderson, T. J. Poole, Sr., C. W. Dickey, J. A. Williams, V. H. Doubek, S. E. Doughtie, P. R. Hamill, Jack Erwin, Lewis Matchett, Albert Oertling, Frank Thompson, B. F. Curry, Dr. F. W. Hoover of Sealy, F. A. Bates and Walter Thomason.

Among those from out-of-town who attended the funeral were: a niece and nephew from Houston, Miss Vera and Clifford Teague; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Freeman of Sargent, Mr. and Mrs. Abel Pierce of Blessing Mrs. Patricia Martyn and daughter, Miss Jean of Palacios, Dr. Wagner of Palacios, and a lifetime friend, Mrs. Valley Rhodes; his son, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Scott of Wharton.

Daily Tribune, May 27, 1937

Mary Isabell Freeman Scott
December 12, 1875 - July 12, 1929 St. Joseph's Infirmary, Houston, Harris County, Texas
Buried Cedarvale Cemetery, Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas




The Scott Drug Company was located at 117 S. Ave. G. with telephone number 129. The store had a prescription druggist and a complete drug store line. Specialties carried included Parke-Davis & Co. Pharmaceutical Products. The manager was Herman Scott son of Dr. E. E. Scott. Dr. Scott, who died in May, 1937, founded the store in 1923 and was County Health Officer. His office was on the second floor.

Herman Morgan Scott

Inez Louise Scott
Photos courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Inez Louise Scott

Funeral services for Mrs. Inez Louise Scott, 78, of Bay City are scheduled for 4 p. m. today at St. Mark's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Milton McWilliams and the Rev. James Scott officiating. Interment will be in Cedarvale Cemetery.

Mrs. Scott was born Nov. 24, 1904, and died Nov. 16, 1983, at Matagorda General Hospital. She was a retired teacher and a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Mrs. Scott was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Scott, who died in 1964.

Survivors include: two sons, Gene Scott of New Braunfels and Dale Scott of Alexandria, Va.; two sisters, Winnie Hoppes and Jiva Nash of Bay City; a brother, Ovid Horne of Huntsville; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers will include Herbert Gusman, Scotty Richardson, Dr. Gordon Richardson, Lovell Lawrence, Dale Alexander and Walter Calhoun.

Arrangements were made with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

Daily Tribune, November, 1983


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