Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden
MATTIE ELIZABETH DURBIN SCOTT
Mattie was born on June 30, 1894, in Prescott in a home built by her father, William W. Durbin, on North McCormick Street. Her mother was Ida Densmore Durbin from Pennsylvania.

Mattie had five sisters: Jessie Grace Powers, born November 15, 1881; Florence B. Anderson Kennedy, born February 26, 1883; Iva D. Ranney, born September 28, 1884; Helen Ann Williams Reynolds, born March 30, 1888; and Alice E. White Stewart, born July 2, 1890. She had two brothers, both of whom died in infancy: Francis J. Durbin, born February 16, 1887; and Elmer Durbin, born May 16, 1893.

On January 1, 1914, Mattie married Wilbert Ewing Scott, an owner of Blount and Scott Machine Shop, who later served on the City Council. The Scotts had one son, Dr. W. E. Scott II.

Mattie was a Worthy Matron of the Golden Rule Chapter of the Eastern Star. She was proud of being a native-born Prescottonian. She belonged to the Alta Vista Garden Club and was a charter member of the Arizona Federation of Garden Clubs. Her lovely handwork, cooking and preserves took many prizes at early county fairs. She belonged to the Hand-Hooking Rug Club as well.

Mattie died on May 12, 1985, at Samaritan Village in Prescott and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

Donor: Alta Vista Garden Club


Additional documentation and photographs may be available in the Sharlot Hall Museum Archives and Library.