Elizabeth was the eldest of nine children born to her parents. She and her younger siblings were all born in Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Her father was an Irish labourer who came to Scotland, with a son from his first marriage, to work in one of the many sugar warehouses of Greenock. Her mother was the daughter of an English gunpowder factory manager who brought his family to Scotland when he was appointed the the supervisor of the Argyll Powder Mill.
In the 1881 and 1891 censuses Elizabeth and her family were living at 44 Lynedoch Street in Greenock, an address close to the port area and the sugar warehouses. In 1891 Elizabeth, age 13, was working as a General Domestic Servant.
On 8 June 1900 Elizabeth married married Hugh Dupong Scott in the Old West Kirk, Greenock, Scotland. Their eldest child, a daughter, was born in September of that year and by the 1901 census we find Hugh, Elizabeth and 6 month-old Annie living at 62 Regent Street in Greenock.
She was the mother of ten children; quite a handful to take care of then and now. She emigrated to Canada in July of 1918 on the RMS Olympic with her seven children - a task that could not have been accomplished without the help of her father-in-law Captain Joseph Scott. Elizabeth had been separated from her husband Hugh (Faddy) for four years and their reunion was blessed with three more children born in Canada.
She loved to be in the kitchen baking all sorts of good things. The commercial on TV where the mom puts flour all over her face is the picture of perfection for "Grandma". She was a fantastic storyteller a trait some of her children and grandchildren so readily inherited. She enjoyed reading the newspaper and would do so from the front page to the last not missing anything that was printed. She had a passion for ice cream and would often send one of the kids to the corner store to bring her some back. And as any child would think their Mother would share with them, Grandma also had another favourite her - dog "Lady" and it was the dog that received a bit of the ice cream.
She passed away at her home (352 Sicard Street) in Montreal due to high blood pressure. "Grandma" was found by her son Willie laying in her bed with her companion, her dog, "Lady" at her side. She was buried on 30 May 1934 in Town of Mount Royal Cemetery and now rests with her husband and three of her children Joe, Bett and Ettie.
Author: Scottish Cenus Records & Family Grapevine