Mary E. Saylor1

F, b. 1 April 1887
     Mary E. Saylor was born on 1 April 1887.1 She was the daughter of Adam F. Saylor and Rosa Schneider.1 Mary E. Saylor married John A. Wanger, son of George F. P. Wanger and M. Ada Grubb, on 16 October 1913, Ceremony by Rev. J. J. Kline.1

Children of Mary E. Saylor and John A. Wanger


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 185.
  2. [S82] Price Genealogy, 186.

Orla Wilson Saylor1

M, b. 19 August 1896, d. 21 October 1959
     Orla Wilson Saylor was born on 19 August 1896 at Briceton, Paulding Co., OH, WW I draft registration.1 He was the son of Wilson B. Saylor and Pheby Elizabeth Lee.1 Orla Wilson Saylor married Edith Lillian Thomas, daughter of Rolandus Monroe Thomas and Hannah Viola Fulk, on 3 July 1916 at Payne, Paulding Co., OH. Orla Wilson Saylor lived on 16 April 1930 at 18960 Riverview Avenue, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI, Metal working, auto body shop.2 He died on 21 October 1959 at Centerville, St. Joseph Co., MI, at age 63.

Child of Orla Wilson Saylor and Edith Lillian Thomas


  1. [S1518] 1900 Federal Census, Paulding County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1312; FHL #1241312.
  2. [S2108] 1930 Federal Census, Wayne County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1063; FHL #2340798.

Wilson B. Saylor1

M, b. June 1857, d. 10 June 1924
     Wilson B. Saylor was born in June 1857 at Harlan Co., KY.1 He married Pheby Elizabeth Lee on 13 January 1885 at Harlan Co., KY, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1852-1914, via Wilson B. Saylor died on 10 June 1924 at Pineville, Bell Co., KY. He was buried in June 1924 at Stoney Fork Cemetery, Stoney Fork, Bell Co., KY, Findagrave #166626087.

Child of Wilson B. Saylor and Pheby Elizabeth Lee


  1. [S1518] 1900 Federal Census, Paulding County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1312; FHL #1241312.

Charles L. Sayre

     Charles L. Sayre married Mabel Rose Kitzmiller, daughter of Franklin John Wesley Kitzmiller and Lavinia Hartzel, on 28 December 1904 at Highland, Doniphan Co., KS.

Charles O. Sayre1

     Charles O. Sayre married Sarah E. (?).1

Child of Charles O. Sayre and Sarah E. (?)


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 275.

Elva B. Sayre1

F, b. 9 December 1899
     Elva B. Sayre was born on 9 December 1899.1 She was the daughter of Charles O. Sayre and Sarah E. (?)1 Elva B. Sayre married Paul E. Price, son of Samuel D. Price and Hannah L. Lorke, on 9 April 1917.1

Children of Elva B. Sayre and Paul E. Price


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 275.

Jeanne D'Arc Sayre

F, b. 9 January 1923, d. 2 October 2011
     Jeanne D'Arc Sayre was born on 9 January 1923. She married Joseph C. Figliulo on 1 May 1948. Jeanne D'Arc Sayre died on 2 October 2011 at age 88

Obituary -- Chicago Tribune; Tuesday, October 4, 2011; Page 2-9 (

Jeanne D'Arc Figliulo, nee Sayre, born Jan. 9, 1923, at rest Oct. 2, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. Married Joseph C. Figliulo, May 1, 1948. Preceded in death by Joseph, July 30, 1994. Loving daughter of the late Mary and Louis Sayre; dear mother of Regina (Dennis) Phelps, Susan (Frank Nordt) Figliulo, Celeste Figliulo, Jeanne Terese (William) Yukich, Joseph (Barbara) Figliulo, Thomas (Pha) Figliulo, Maridonna (Roy) Schaal and Carly Figliulo; doting grandmother of Christopher, Amy, Joseph, David, Ian, Courtney, Michael, Matthew, Joseph, JuneAnne, John, Madeline and Soren; adoring great-grandmother of Quinn, Graham and Griffin; beloved sister of Virginia (Albert) Plys, the late Frances, Mary Louise, Louis and Jonna, and much loved by many nieces and nephews.

She proudly served her country in the U.S. Navy WWII as a Wave. She was elated to be able to go on the Chicago Honor Flight for Veterans in June 2010.

We will miss her loving smile, her eloquent command of the English language and her love for chocolate and Scrabble. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Chicago Honor Flight. Funeral Thursday, 9 a.m. from the Hickey Memorial Chapel, 4201 W. 147th St., Midlothian to St. Christopher Church for Mass at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday, 2 to 9 p.m.

William Sayre

     William Sayre married Jennie May Shirk, daughter of John Stouffer Shirk and Mary Bowles Miller, on 22 December 1880.1


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 670.

Romilda Sbarboro

F, b. 8 September 1883, d. 27 March 1986
     Romilda Sbarboro was born on 8 September 1883 at California. She married Guido Joseph Musto. Romilda Sbarboro died on 27 March 1986 at San Mateo Co., CA, at age 102. She was buried in 1986 at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, San Mateo Co., CA, Findagrave #106575162.

Child of Romilda Sbarboro and Guido Joseph Musto

Edward Reeves Scales

M, b. 25 December 1911, d. 27 April 2003
     Edward Reeves Scales was born on 25 December 1911 at Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY. He was the son of Joseph Hugh Scales and Elizabeth Wiley Reeves. Edward Reeves Scales married Isabelle Muir Castleman on 17 November 1934 at Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky; Sunday,
18 November 1934; Page 28; (


Miss Isabelle Muir Castleman and Mr. Edward R. Scales Married Saturday.

The wedding of Miss Isabelle Muir Castleman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel T. Castleman and Mr. Edward Reeves Scales, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hugh Scales, took lace at 4:30 O'clock Saturday afternoon at the Warren Memorial Presbyterian Church,

The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. Horace Cady Wildon, assisted by the Rev. Dr. Charles W. Welch.

The chancel was banked with palms and ferns and white chrysanthemums. The pews for the families were marked with white standards topped with white chrysanthemums. The musical program was in charge of Miss Mary Stuart, organist of the church, assisted by Mr. Karl Schmidt on the violincello and Mrs. J. T. Carlton on the harp. Mrs. J. Edward Jones of Scarsdale, N. Y., sang two solos before the ceremony.

The same church was the scene of the wedding of the bride's parents twenty-four years ago. The same white satin pillows upon which the bride's parents kneeled at their wedding were used in the ceremony Saturday afternoon. Miss Joan Castleman was her sister's maid of honor and Misses Lillian Manger and Isabelle Manger, cousins of the bride from Pelham Manor, N.Y. were the bridesmaids.

Mr. Robert Herndon Mercke was the best man and the ushers were Messrs. Harry Weissinger Castleman, brother of the bride; Keith Spears, Hugh Shwab, Jr., Richard Hilliard, W. K. Brown, Norman Roche, Paul Dow, Marion L. Short of New York, Davis W. Gunter and C. A. Gunter, both of St. Louis.

The bride who was given in marriage by her father, wore her mother's wedding gown of ivory satin, which was made on princess lines with a circular flounce embroidered in bead pearls. The gown was almost covered with priceless point d'Angletierre lace. The court train of satin was attached at the shoulders with ornaments of seed pearls. The headdress was a network of pearls from which fell the veil;, which was made of two wide lace veils joined with tulle and outlined with pearls. The veil fell to the end of the train.

She carried the white prayer book which was used by her mother at her wedding and a lace handkerchief of her great-great grandmother and a small bouquet of white orchids and lilies of the valley.

The maid of honor wore a blue moire taffeta gown made on princess lines with a long flowing skirt and a bateau neckline.

The short sleeves were edged in silver. A silver girdle fell into a short train. On her head she wore a Juliet cap of silver, and carried a French bouquet of pink roses, forget-me-nots and lilies of the valley.

The bridesmaids wore dresses of dusty pink taffeta, with full skirts and short violet velvet jackets, and carried small violet muffs to which were fastened bouquets. They wore small violet velvet hats.

The bride's mother wore a French model in black velvet, with the upper part of gold sequins, and hip length black velvet cape. Her hat of black velvet was turned up at the back with two ostrich tips shot with gold. She wore a shoulder bouquet of yellow orchids.

The bridegroom's mother wore a sapphire blue velvet gown with a hat to match and a shoulder bouquet of gardenias.

Mrs. Julius manger wore a brown silk gown with pink lame sleeves and a hat to match, with a shoulder bouquet of orchids.

Mrs. George Staunton Tiffany wore a brown lame gown with brown velvet hat and sable furs.

The ceremony was followed by a reception at the Pendennis Club given by the bride's aunt, Mrs. Julius Manger and Mr. manger as a wedding present to the young couple. The reception was held in the main dining room. The guests were received at one end of the room before the fireplace, which was banked with green foliage and white chrysanthemums. At the other end of the room was the buffet table? ? which had as its central ornament the five tiered wedding cake, with a miniature bride and groom on the top. The bride cut the first slice of the cake before sitting down at the bridal table.

The bridal table which was placed in the Independence room was decorated in white and silver. In the center of the round table was a silver centerpiece filled with white flowers with two floral end pieces, two tall candelabra and four silver candlesticks bearing white tapirs. At this table were seated Messrs. and Mesdames Edward Reeves Scales, Robert H. Mercke, Keith C. Spears, Jacob Bond Winston, Misses Isabelle Manger, Lillian Manger, Joan Castleman, Alice Castleman, Marie Castleman, Elizabeth Willett, Elizabeth Gordon, Susan Laurent, Constance Clark, Hise Norton, Mary Chenault, Van Winkin, Emily Owen, Helen Hilliard, Marguerite Borntraeger of Pittsburgh, Messrs. Richard Hilliard, Hugh Shwab, Jr., Arthur Peter, Jr., Irwin Abell, Jr., William K. Brown, Robert Riddell, Norman Rocne, Harry Volz, Henry Weissinger Castleman, Paul Dow, David W. Gunter, C. A. Gunter, Marion I. Short and Muir Humphrey.

Several hundred guests were present at the reception. Among the out-of-town guests were Col. George S. Tiffany and Mrs. Tiffany of New York, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Manger, Misses Lillian and Isabelle Manger of Pelham Manor, N. Y., M. and Mrs. J. Edward Jones of Scarsdale, N. Y., Mrs. Margarite Bor.....ger of Pittsburgh, Mr. John Randolph of Cincinnati, Mr. Marion L. Short of New York, Mr. David W. Gunter and Mr. C. A. Gunter, both of St. Louis, Miss Anna Reeves, Mr. and Mrs. Prentiss Reeves, all of Knoxville, Mrs. Antionette Sutton of Johnson City, Tenn., Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Car... s of S......, N. Y., Mr. and Mrs. Harry Van Fisk of New York, Mr.? ? ....... Hancock of Paris, Ky., Mr. F. M. Pryor of New Castle, Ky,? ? .......................,
Mrs. Rober .......................... .....ville, Va., and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Gaylord of St Louis

Mr. and Mrs. Scales left after the reception for a stay of several days in New York and will be at home after December 1 at 2222 Lauderdale Road.


Edward remarried to Lois Condon (1917 - 2008) before 1997. Isabelle remarried to George Raymond Pashley in September, 1963.

Obituary of Lois (Condon) Scales -- Herald Tribune; Sarasota, FL;? ? May 13, 2008; (Internet):

Scales, Lois Condon
Aug. 11, 1917 - May 8, 2008

Lois Condon Scales, Sarasota, died May 8, 2008.

She was born in Chatham, N.J., on Aug. 11, 1917. She moved to Sarasota in 1960, continuing her banking career with National Bank of Sarasota, now Bank of America.

She is survived by her son, Richard J. Hazen, and daughter-in-law, Janet H. Hazen, of Nokomis, Fla; granddaughters Cienne Dix of Hickory, N.C., and Lura Lentz of Roscoe, Ill; great-granddaughters Abigail Dix and Ellen Lentz; stepdaughters Margaret Davis of Mountain Brook, Ala., and Elizabeth Green of New Smyrna Beach, Fla; stepson Joseph Scales of New Smyrna Beach, Fla; and stepdaughter-in-law, Sharon Zell of San Diego, Calif., in addition to numerous loving step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

Lois was predeceased by her stepson, Samuel Scales, in 1997; and by her loving husband, Edward R. Scales, in 2003.

Services are graveside in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations in Lois' memory to the donor's favorite charity.

Edward Reeves Scales and Isabelle Muir Castleman were divorced in June 1962 at Hardee Co., FL; Isabelle remarried to George R. Pashley (1900 - 1973) in SEP 1963 at Lee County, Florida. Edward remarried to Lois (Condon) Hazen in 1962 and she is buried with him at Cave Hill Cemetery. The Richard Hazen named in Edward's obituary was her son with her first husband. Edward Reeves Scales died on 27 April 2003 at Sarasota Co., FL, at age 91

Obituary -- (

Sarasota Herald-Tribune, April 29, 2003

EDWARD REEVES SCALES died on April 27, 2003 at the age of 91. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky on December 25, 1911. He first came to the Sarasota area in 1932 as a faculty member of Kentucky Military Institute and returned permanently in 1958, retiring from the Sarasota School System in 1983. After graduating from the University of Louisville, he obtained his Masters in Education from Murray State University. He was of the Episcopalian faith.

His wife Lois C. Scales; his four children, Joseph Scales, Margaret Davis, Elizabeth Green and Richard Hazen; and his loving and beloved 19 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren survive him. He was predeceased by his son, Samuel Scales.

There will be no local visitation or services. His burial services will be held in May 2003 at Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky. Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice or to the charity of your choice.

He was buried in 2003 at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, Findagrave #172675102.
Note: The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky; Saturday, 30 April 1921; Page 1; (

Fire Follows Blast In J. H. Scales Home

Explosion Heard As Flames Burst From Mocking Bird Valley Residence

Residents of Mocking Bird Valley moved pianos, carpets, bric-a-brac and heavy furniture at 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon when the home of Joseph H. Scales, treasure of the Belnap Hardware & Manufacturing Company, caught fire on the third floor and burned slowly downward. The structure of frame and stucco was destroyed. The loss was $25,000. partly covered by insurance. Several pieces of furniture on the second floor, prized as heirlooms, and nearly all the personal belongings of Mr. and Mrs. Scales were destroyed.

Mrs. Scales, her daughter, Miss Evelyn Scales, and her son, Edward Scales, 10 years old, were in the house at the time the fire was discovered. A sound like an explosion was heard, and, as Mrs. Scales began an investigation, neighbors ran in and reported that the third floor of the house was aflame. Mrs. Walter S. Clark, who lives a short distance away, called the Louisville Fire Department.

Through error the firemen took the wrong road and arrived after the structure was doomed. They prevented the spread of the fire to other buildings.

Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Duncan, Mr. and Mrs. Clark and many other neighbors, before the fire descended to the first floor, ran in and out of the building, carrying? ? out household effects and assisting servants in carrying out heavy furniture.

Although he had never driven an automobile before, little Edward Scales saved the automobile of his sister, Miss Evelyn Scales. The automobile was parked alongside of the house, and the flames were beginning to communicate to the top when he got in and drove it to safety.

Members of the Scales family were unable to account for the origin of the blaze. There was no fire in the furnace and no one was upstairs at the time.

Children of Edward Reeves Scales and Isabelle Muir Castleman

Evelyn Howe Scales

F, b. 4 June 1900, d. 30 January 1994
     Evelyn Howe Scales was born on 4 June 1900 at Pulaski, Pulaski Co., VA.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Hugh Scales and Elizabeth Wiley Reeves. Evelyn Howe Scales married Robert Herndon Mercke on 23 June 1923 at Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, The Johnson City Staff, Johnson City, Tennessee; Tuesday, 12 June 1923; Page 5; (

Merrke-Scales (sic)

Jonesboro, June 12. -- Handsomely engraved cards bearing the following have been received by Jonesboro friends: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hugh Scales request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of their daughter Evelyn Howe, to Mr. Robert Herndon Merrke (sic), on Saturday, the twenty-third of June at 5 o'clock in the afternoon, Mocking Bird Valley, Louisville, Kentucky.

The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of the late Capt. Isaac E. Reeve (sic), a prominent lawyer of Jonesboro, and has visited friends here.

no children.

Evelyn remarried to Theodore A. Wacker (1901 - 1957) in 1951 at Punta Gorda, Florida, and was residing at Laurel, FL in 1957 when her mother and husband both passed. Evelyn remarrid a third time to Clement Dwight Shaw (1904 - 1988) in 1963, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and was divorced from him in 1964.

Evelyn Howe Scales and Robert Herndon Mercke were divorced before 24 April 1944; Robert remarried to Helen Harman Bruster Maloney on 24 APR 1844 at Hillsborough County, Florida. They had a daughter, Sally Letitia (Mercke) Heym. Evelyn remarried to Theodore Alfred Wacker in 1951, and again to Clement Dwight Shaw in 1963.

Evelyn Howe Scales died on 30 January 1994 at Sarasota Co., FL, at age 93

Obituary -- Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Sarasota, FL;
Tuesday, February 01, 1994; Page: 96; (

Evelyn S. Wacker

Evelyn Scales Wacker, 93, Venice, died Jan. 30 1994.

She was born June 4, 1900, in Pulaski, Va., and came to Venice 44 years ago from Greens Farms, Conn. She was a portrait artist. She was a member of the Bath Club, Venice Area Art League, Venice Yacht Club and was a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include a brother, Edward R. Scales of Sarasota; two nieces; and two nephews.

There will be no services. Ewing Funeral Home is in charge. Memorial donations may be made to Venice Hospital Foundation, 108 Golf Drive, Venice 34285; or to a favorite charity.


  1. [S1701] 1910 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 484; FHL #1374497.

Joseph Hugh Scales

M, b. 11 July 1870, d. 28 October 1945
     Joseph Hugh Scales was born on 11 July 1870 at Pulaski Co., VA, son of Joseph Henry and Olive (Howe) Scales of Pulaski County, Virginia.1 He lived in 1897 at Newbern, Pulaski Co., VA, per wedding article. He married Elizabeth Wiley Reeves, daughter of Isaac Edward Reeves and Mary Malinda Dosser, on 14 December 1897 at Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Jonesborough, Washington Co., TN, The Journal and Tribune, Knoxville, Tennessee; Sunday, 19 DEC 1897, p.4 (


Special to The Tribune

Jonesboro, Dec. 19. -- The marriage of Mr. Joseph Hugh Scales, of Newbern, Va., to Miss Elizabeth Wiley Reeves, has been the event of the past week. The wedding took place in the M. E. Church, South, at 3 o.clock on Tuesday afternoon, and was largely attended. The spacious church was inadequate to accommodate the throng which assembled. The church was beautifully and most appropriately decorated with evergreens and flowers which added much to the cheer of the occasion. Rev. Mr. French, who pronounced the marital vows, was stationed within the altar rail, and met the members of the bridal party as they approached the chancel.

The contracting parties were preceded by the attending couples who arranged themselves in a semi-circle in front of the altar. The wedding march of Mendelsohn was played by Prof. C. E. Dilworth.

Mr. Scales, accompanied by his best man, Mr. William P. Reeves, brother of the bride; and the bride, accompanied by her father, passed through the aisles heading to the altar.

The bride wore green satin and novelty brown, which was universally admired. She carried a beautiful bouquet of bride's roses. The maid of honor was arrayed in gray and violet with brown fur trimmings, and carried Marschal Neil roses. The attendants were Miss Katherine Deaderick, of Jonesboro, as maid of honor, and as bridesmaids Miss Kathleen, sister of the bride, Miss Neil Hoss, Jonesboro; Miss Bessie Taylor, Bristol; Miss Alva Watson, Newbern, Va. The gentlemen attendants were R. L. Jordan, Radford, Va; W. H. Pepper, Rural Retreat, Va; Tom A. Davis, Knoxville.

Those acting as ushers were Harvey Dosser, Morristown; E. E. Wiley, H. H. Kirkpatrick and Fred Gresham, Jonesboro. Immediately after the wedding Mr. and Mrs. Scales left for Washington City where they will spend a few days, after which they will be at home to their friends at Newbern, Va. The young lady whom Mr. Scales has claimed as his bride is from one of the representative families of East Tennessee. She is also popular and highly esteemed by all who know her. Mr. Scales is one of Virginia's promising young men. He is at present traveling salesman for a leading hardware establishment of Louisville, Ky., and takes high rank as a business manager.

Occupation: VP, Citizens Union National Bank, Louisville in 1935. Joseph Hugh Scales died on 28 October 1945 at Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, at age 75

Obituary -- The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky; Monday, 29 OCT 1945, p.7 (

Joseph Hugh Scales, Ex-Banker, Dies at 75

Joseph High Scales, 75, retired vice-president and director fo the Citizens Union National Bank and a Democratic County commissioner for a short period in 1927, died at 3 p.m. Sunday at his home, 1410 Cherokee Road. He had been ill for eight years.

A native of Pulaski, Va., Scales came to Louisville in 1901 and joined the Belknap Hardware & Manufacturing Company as a salesman. He later became credit manager of the company and when illness forced his retirement he was vice-president and director of the company.

He became vice-president of the Citizens Union National bank in 1935 after serving for 20 years as a director. Considered an authority on credit, he was elected vice-president and a director of the National Association of Credit Men.

Scales served as district campaign chairman for Alben W. Barkley when the present Kentucky senator was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor in 1923. He was named a member of the original City Civil Service Board and chairman of the group during the fourth year of his term.

Active In Church Affairs

An elder in Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church, Scales served as superintendent of its Sunday School for more than 15 years. He was chairman of a Presbyterian committee that raised more than $300,000 for benevolences several years ago.

He was a member of the Filson, Pendennis and Louisville County Clubs and the Southern Society of New York.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth R. Scales; a sister, Mrs. David Agnew, Leonia, N.J; a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Howe Scales; a son, Edward R. Scales, and four grandchildren.

He was buried in 1945 at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, Findagrave #172675201.

Children of Joseph Hugh Scales and Elizabeth Wiley Reeves


  1. [S1701] 1910 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 484; FHL #1374497.

Joseph Hugh Scales III

M, b. 25 September 1935, d. 23 June 2008
     Joseph Hugh Scales III was born on 25 September 1935 at Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY. He was the son of Edward Reeves Scales and Isabelle Muir Castleman. Joseph Hugh Scales III lived in 1992 at Grant, Brevard Co., FL. He lived in 1999 at Palm Bay, Brevard Co., FL. He lived in 2007 at New Smyrna Beach, Volusia Co., FL. He died on 23 June 2008 at Volusia Co. (probably), FL, at age 72 per SSDI, last residence New Smyrna Beach. He was buried in 2008 at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, Findagrave #172675187.

Joseph Hugh Scales Jr.

M, b. 29 July 1907, d. 12 August 1928
     Joseph Hugh Scales Jr. was born on 29 July 1907 at Jefferson Co., KY.1 He was the son of Joseph Hugh Scales and Elizabeth Wiley Reeves. Joseph Hugh Scales Jr. lived in 1928 at Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, student, per 1928 city directory. He died on 12 August 1928 at Long Island Sound, Watch Hill, Washington Co., RI, at age 21

Obituary -- The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky; Saturday, 08 September 1928; Page 24; (

Memorial For Scales Arranged

Memorial services have been arranged for Sunday, immediately after morning services at the Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church, Fourth and Kentucky Streets, for Joseph Hugh Scales, Jr., 21 years old, son of the vice president of the Belnap Hardware and manufacturing Company, it was announced Friday.

Young Scales, a junior at Princeton University, was drowned with three companions August 12 when a sailboat in which they were returning to Watch Hill, R. I., from Fisher's island, capsized. Neither his body nor the bodies of his companions, John McIlvain and Lloyd Bankson, Philadelphia, and Trowbridge Cottrell, Westerly, R. I., were recovered. John B. Collohan, Jr., East Philadelphia, a fifth member of the party, was rescued.

The Rev. Dr. Charles W. Welch, pastor of the church, is making arrangements for the memorial service.

Cause of death: The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky; Tuesday, 14 August 1928; Page 1 & 2; (

Survivor Tells How Scales and 3 Pals Were Lost

Wind Spills Sailboat In Choppy Sea

Five Swim Around for Time and Then Cling to Craft.

Only One Wins Fight

Father and Cousin Leave Here for East to Aid In Search.

Westerly, R.I., Aug. 13 (AP)-- The sole survivor of a quintette of young college men whose fifteen-foot sailboat capsized in Fisher; Sound Sunday night, John B. Colohan, at the Westerly Hospital today told how his four comrades were drowned.

The four men, whose bodies have not been recovered, were Joseph Hugh Scales, Jr., 20 years old, Louisville, Ky; Trowbridge Cottrell, 20, Westerly; John McIlvain, 19, of Ardmore, Penn., and Lloyd G. Bankson, 21, of Philadelphia,

Colohan and the four other men were spending their vacations at Watch Hill, R. I. Colohan told newspaper men that the quintette left Watch Hill for Fisher's Island about 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon. They went in McIlvain's fifteen-foot Alden type sailboat. The trip over was uneventful. Early in the evening, he said, they started back.

Tipped By Wind

"It was about fifteen minutes before dusk when a sudden gust of wind hit the sail and tipped us over," Colohan said. "I judged we were about half a mile from the entrance to Little Narragansett Bay. We all climbed to the bottom of the boat and tried to right the craft. We got her up once but she went over on the other side. none of us had knives and we couldn't cut the sail off.

"We swam around for a while trying to get her righted, and then we all climbed on the side and hung on as best we could. Cottell was the first to disappear. I don't know just how it was except that all of a sudden he was gone. I think McIlvain started to swim ashore. He was the next to disappear."

After the disappearance of McIlvain, Colohan, clinging to the capsized craft, apparently lost consciousness, for he could not remember much of the night except that waves frequently broke over them and that he saw a searchlight. Later a power boat passed fairly near, but his attempt to hail it failed. He could not recall whether Bankson and Scales lost their grip on the boat or whether they attempted to swim for shore.

Found Delirious.

Ten hours after the boat capsized, George Adams, Noank, Conn., fisherman on his way to the Block Island fishing grounds, saw the Alden floating on her side and a man lying across the hull. He made for the wreck to find Colohan delirious from exhaustion and shock. It was only with difficulty that Adams got the youth aboard his own craft.

The rescue was effected about four miles southwest of Watch Hill Light. Adams took the rescued man into the Watch Hill coast guard station, where Colohan, scarcely able to stand and his arms rigid from their long cramped position, was wrapped in hot blankets. Later he was taken to Westerly Hospital, where he is apparently out of danger.

Coast guard and private boats and airplanes have been searching for the four bodies for hours without success.

Father, Cousin Leave

Joseph Hugh Scales, Sr., vice president of the Belnap hardware & Manufacturing Company, father of Joseph Hugh Scales, Jr., 20, years old, one of four youths believed to have been drowned when their sailboat overturned in heavy seas off Watch Hill, R.I., and Pinkney Reeves Allen, a member of the news staff of The Times, a cousin, left Louisville Monday for the Rhode Island summer colony.

Mr. Scales was first notified of the tragedy by Mrs. W. H. Andrews of Watch Hill, an aunt of John McIlvain, Philadelphia, another of the youths reported lost. Mrs. Andrews later confirmed the message in a long distance telephone conversation with Mr. Scales.

Young Scales was a junior at Princeton University and was [a for]mer student at Louisville male High School and the Lawrenceville, N. J. Preparatory School. His father did not know he was in Rhode island, but supposed he had gone there with friends for the week-end. His mother, a sister, Mrs. Evelyn Scales Mercke, and a brother, Edward Scales, are at Wequetonsing, Mich.


  1. [S1701] 1910 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 484; FHL #1374497.

Samuel Castleman Scales

M, b. 14 October 1940, d. 20 June 1997
     Samuel Castleman Scales was born on 14 October 1940 at Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY. He was the son of Edward Reeves Scales and Isabelle Muir Castleman. Samuel Castleman Scales began military service on 22 January 1964 Vietnam War service, U.S. Army, enlisted, discharged 12 MAY 1965. He lived in 1994 at Longwood, Seminole Co., FL. He died on 20 June 1997 at age 56

Obituary -- Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, Florida; Sunday, June 22, 1997, Edition: METRO, p.B4:

56, Smokerise Boulevard, Longwood, died Friday, June 20. Mr. Scales was a sales manager for Hughes Supply Inc.

Born in Louisville, Ky., he moved to Central Florida in 1972. He was Episcopalian and a member of Rio Pinar Country Club. He was also an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Survivors: wife, Barbara; daughters, Martha, Lindsey, Samantha, all of Longwood; father and stepmother, Edward R. and Lois, Sarasota; brother, Joseph H., Grant; sisters, Margaret Davis, Birmingham, Ala., Elizabeth Green, New Smyrna Beach; stepbrother, Richard Hazen, Nokomis. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Altamonte Springs.

Catherine Frances Scanlan

F, b. 1 November 1923, d. 19 June 2008
     Catherine Frances Scanlan was born on 1 November 1923. She married Gerald Ellis Morford, son of James Ellis Morford and Henrietta Holderby. Catherine Frances Scanlan died on 19 June 2008 at age 84. She was buried in June 2008 at Palisade Cemetery, Palisade, Mesa Co., CO, Findagrave #48627235.

Lucy M. Scanland1

F, b. 26 December 1890, d. August 1976
     Lucy M. Scanland was born on 26 December 1890 at Virginia.1 She was the daughter of William Jackson Scanland and Mary E. (?) Lucy M. Scanland married George Abraham Bowman, son of John Robert Bowman and Nancy E. S. Harrison, circa 1914.1 Lucy M. Scanland died in August 1976 at Roanoke Co., VA, at age 85 Dates per SSDI, last residence Roanoke (city.)

Children of Lucy M. Scanland and George Abraham Bowman


  1. [S3415] 1920 Federal Census, Roanoke County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 1908.
  2. [S2415] 1910 Federal Census, Lawrence County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 491; FHL #1374504.

William Jackson Scanland

M, b. 8 October 1861, d. 1 January 1953
     William Jackson Scanland was born on 8 October 1861 at Montgomery Co., VA. He married Mary E. (?). William Jackson Scanland died on 1 January 1953 at Montgomery Co., VA, at age 91.

Child of William Jackson Scanland and Mary E. (?)

Hugh Scanlon

     Hugh Scanlon married Georgia Shirk, daughter of William St. Clair Shirk and Georgia Smith, on 29 December 1910.

Effie Clara Scantlin

F, b. 8 June 1909, d. 1 September 1961
     Effie Clara Scantlin was born on 8 June 1909 at Montauk, Dent Co., MO. She was the daughter of Rowlen Thomas Scantlin and Lucy Cordelia Huffman. Effie Clara Scantlin died on 1 September 1961 at State Hospital No. 4, St. Francois Twp., St. Francois Co., MO, at age 52. Cause of death: breast cancer, per Missouri death certificate 61-030514 (

James Canada Scantlin1

M, b. 14 November 1872, d. 10 February 1943
     James Canada Scantlin was born on 14 November 1872 at St. James Twp., Phelps Co., MO.1 He was the son of William T. Scantlin and Mary Ann Davault.1 James Canada Scantlin married Melinda Jane Medlock on 6 October 1891 at Dent Co., MO. James Canada Scantlin died on 10 February 1943 at Ardmore, Carter Co., OK, at age 70. He was buried in February 1943 at Lone Grove Cemetery, Lone Grove, Carter Co., OK, Findagrave #80856568.


  1. [S1284] 1880 Federal Census, Gasconade County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 686; FHL #1254686.

John B. Scantlin1

M, b. 8 February 1818, d. 23 December 1873
     John B. Scantlin was born on 8 February 1818 at Virginia.1 He married Mahala Medley circa 1839.1 John B. Scantlin died on 23 December 1873 at Gasconade Co., MO, at age 55. He was buried in December 1873 at Blevins Cemetery, Redbird, Gasconade Co., MO, Findagrave #104641900.

Child of John B. Scantlin and Mahala Medley


  1. [S1279] 1860 Federal Census, Gasconade County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 619; FHL #803619.

Malissa Ellen Scantlin1

F, b. 8 December 1866, d. 8 January 1939
     Malissa Ellen Scantlin was born on 8 December 1866 at Redbird, Phelps Co., MO.1 She was the daughter of William T. Scantlin and Mary Ann Davault.1 Malissa Ellen Scantlin married John Wesley Klossner on 9 April 1892 at Crawford Co., MO; John's obituary shows 7 APR. He was previously married to Malissa Farris who died in 1884, and they lost a daughter Mary in infancy.

Malissa Ellen Scantlin died on 8 January 1939 at Phelps Co., MO, at age 72. She was buried in January 1939 at Oak Grove Cemetery, St. James, Phelps Co., MO, Findagrave #27013675.


  1. [S1281] 1870 Federal Census, Phelps County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 797; FHL #552296.

Rowlen Thomas Scantlin1

M, b. 6 September 1868, d. 11 July 1947
     Rowlen Thomas Scantlin was born on 6 September 1868 at St. James Twp., Phelps Co., MO.1 He was the son of William T. Scantlin and Mary Ann Davault.1 Rowlen Thomas Scantlin married Lucy Cordelia Huffman. Rowlen Thomas Scantlin died on 11 July 1947 at Ashley Creek, Texas Co., MO, at age 78. He was buried in July 1947 at Ashley Creek Cemetery, Ashley Creek, Texas Co., MO, Findagrave #53057628.

Child of Rowlen Thomas Scantlin and Lucy Cordelia Huffman


  1. [S1281] 1870 Federal Census, Phelps County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 797; FHL #552296.

Samuel J. Scantlin

M, b. November 1865, d. 12 December 1865
     Samuel J. Scantlin was born in November 1865. He was the son of William T. Scantlin and Mary Ann Davault. Samuel J. Scantlin died on 12 December 1865. He was buried in December 1865 at Blevins Cemetery, Redbird, Gasconade Co., MO, Findagrave #104642093.

Sarah Scantlin

     Sarah Scantlin died. She was born. She was the daughter of William T. Scantlin and Mary Ann Davault.

William T. Scantlin1

M, b. 4 November 1843, d. 9 October 1891
     William T. Scantlin was born on 4 November 1843 at Missouri.1 He was the son of John B. Scantlin and Mahala Medley.2 William T. Scantlin married Mary Ann Davault, daughter of Samuel Harvey Davault and Alvira Foley, on 29 December 1864 at Gasconade Co., MO; William remarried to Sarah J. Glenn (1852-19380 about 1874 and had additional children Charles, Mary, Everett, John Benjamin, George, Rosanna, Willliam and Hugh. After William's death, Sarah relocated to Pratt, Kansas, and is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery there.1

William T. Scantlin died on 9 October 1891 at age 47. He was buried in October 1891 at Scantlin Cemetery, Phelps Co., MO, Findagrave #83937519. Inscription:

"Kind friends beware
as you pass by
as you are now
so once was I.
As I am now
so you must be.
Prepare therefore,
to follow me."

Children of William T. Scantlin and Mary Ann Davault


  1. [S1281] 1870 Federal Census, Phelps County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 797; FHL #552296.
  2. [S1279] 1860 Federal Census, Gasconade County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 619; FHL #803619.
  3. [S1284] 1880 Federal Census, Gasconade County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 686; FHL #1254686.

John S. Scarborough

M, b. 29 May 1901
     John S. Scarborough was born on 29 May 1901 at Fannin Co. (probably), TX.1 He was the son of Samuel R. Scarborough and Rad (?)1,2 John S. Scarborough married Marcela Tatum, daughter of Telemachus Edwin Tatum and Orlena Jane Austin, on 22 July 1942 at Miller Co., AR.


  1. [S2201] 1910 Federal Census, Fannin County, Texas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1547; FHL #1375560.
  2. [S2191] 1900 Federal Census, Fannin County, Texas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1633; FHL #1241633.

Melinda Virginia Scarborough

F, b. 22 July 1850, d. 25 December 1931
     Melinda Virginia Scarborough was born on 22 July 1850 at Arkansas.1 She married Redden Collins on 7 February 1869 at Hopkins Co., TX. Melinda Virginia Scarborough died on 25 December 1931 at age 81. She was buried in December 1931 at Como Cemetery, Como, Hopkins Co., TX, Findagrave #53047977.

Child of Melinda Virginia Scarborough and Redden Collins


  1. [S4879] 1920 Federal Census, Hopkins County, Texas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Rolls 1816-17; FHL #1821816-17.

Samuel R. Scarborough1

M, b. circa 1876
     Samuel R. Scarborough was born circa 1876 at Mississippi.1 He married Rad (?) circa 1900.2

Child of Samuel R. Scarborough and Rad (?)


  1. [S2201] 1910 Federal Census, Fannin County, Texas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1547; FHL #1375560.
  2. [S2191] 1900 Federal Census, Fannin County, Texas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1633; FHL #1241633.