50 years ago: Scott children mark some milestones

In the July 27, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote:

Cayman-brac--50-years-final“Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. Scott of Spot Bay are happy in the recent successes of their children.

“Blossom, their fourth child and second daughter, graduated on June 6 to Associate of Arts degree after six years of study in the Hagerstown Institutes, Maryland, U.S.A. In September, she is to enter Shepherdsdale College in West Virginia to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree …

“Roosevelt, better known as ‘Dinks’ is their youngest son. Beginning his sea career with National Bulk Carriers he has been working his way up in the engine room. Three years ago he joined the Bulk Oceanic as fireman and progressed to oiler, wiper. He studied meanwhile and left to attend the company’s school in New York.

“His mother received the good news that he has obtained his third engineers licence and joined the S.S. Petro Emperor in that capacity in Montreal, Canada on the 29th of June.

“Capt. Mabry, organising executive of the Kirkconnell companies … wishes to announce that the Kirk Trader Co. Ltd. will be chartering the Motor Vessel Kirk Pride for the Cayman Islands run, embracing Miami as well as Tampa in the U.S. ports. This is to supplement the service of the Kirk Trader.

“Mr. and Mrs. L.G. Lawrence of North East Bay enjoyed a weeklong visit from their son, Mr. Lascelles Lawrence, who is charge clerk for Arthur Gray’s electrical store, Jamaica. Lascelles grew up in Cayman Brac and was glad to be home. He took back with him his little daughter, Arlene, who had been with her grandparents for the last 18 months.

“Recently returned home is Mr. Fred Scott of Watering Place, off the Universe Leader. He is one of the three Cayman Bracers who hold the office of Chief Mate with the company, and is studying to sit for his Liberian Master’s Licence.

“Capt. and Mrs. Clyde Scott of the West End had the privilege and joy of all their nine children being with them on the weekend of the 16th. Ever since they have grown up and migrated to the U.S. they have kept in close touch with home. Last summer, Mrs. Scott had the privilege of being with them together on a lake holiday, this year the happy occasion of the nuptials of Dervyn brought mother and father and children together for a wonderful reunion … The sons and daughters of the family are Coley, Boyce, Morrill, Maxine, Kirby, Mervyn, Dervyn, Glorine and Paul.

“Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Foster of the West End became the parents of a second son on Friday morning, the 22nd, at nurse Petrona Bodden’s home, (9 1/2 pounds). His name is Tex.

“Another family reunion took place last week, this for Uncle Freddie and Mrs. Genevieve Kirkwood of the Creek. On Sunday 17th their son, Capt. Oliver Kirkwood of Baton Rouge, Louisiana accompanied by his wife Iris (formerly Chisholm of Grand Cayman) and granddaughter Olivia arrived from Kingston, Jamaica en route to Grand Cayman. They are on vacation. Capt. Oliver has been away from the island 29 years having visited in 1952 and calling by on his ships. He and his family lived in Jamaica and immigrated to the U.S. in 1952.

“He is captain of an offshore rig tender for Continental Oil Co. with HQ in Houston, Texas. Mrs. Iris is in the laundry business.”