Early arrivals at the reunion of the Scott, Roughan, Nefsay family gathered around their aunts Margaret Shannon, left center, and Teresa Scott. The nieces and nephews are, from the left, Bill Scott Jr., Kelly Kinas, Romy Scott, Sheila Rogers, and Patrick Scott.
Early Douglas Family to have reunion
By KAREN HERBERMAN
Dispatch Staff Writer
"There will be 146 members of my family between the ages of 85 and four months, here this weekend," said Teresa Scott. "It is the first family reunion in 15 years and all of my parents grandchildren are planning to attend."
Miss Scott and her sister, Margaret Shannon, will host a well organized family reunion over the Fourth of July. The plans include a visit to the Bisbee Mine Tour and the twin plants in Agua Prieta. A special Mass is to be offered Sunday at St. Luke's with Father McGovern from Sun City West officiating and Father Liam from Douglas and Father Coleman from Bisbee as cocelebrants. Some members will be traveling to the family cabin at Cave Creek in the Chiricahuas.
"It will be the Scott, Roughan, Nefsay family reunion which also includes the Reidy family who lived across the street long enough to be considered family, too." Miss Scott said.
Ellen and Matthew Roughan decided to make their home in Bisbee in 1903. After repeated visits their daughter and son-in-law, Edward and Katherine Scott moved to the area in 1912. Mr. Scott went to work for the El Paso and Southwestern Railroad and continued when it was later sold to Southern Pacific.
The Scotts had 10 children, seven of whom they reared. THe remaining five will be here for the reunion: Teresa Scott and Margaret Shannon, both of Douglas, Matthew Scott of Phoenix, Thomas Scott of Bethesda, MD., and Bill Scott from San Francisco. Two have died, John B. Scott and Dorothy Park.
Teresa Scott, the organizer of the reunion, is retired from the city of Douglas where she worked for the Water Department for 40 years. She now has a computer service which she operates from her home. Her sister, Margaret Shannon, is a Douglas city councilwoman and retired from Phelps Dodge.
The brothers are also all retired. Matthew from the Internal Revenue Service; Tom as the chief clerk with the Senate Appropriations Committee and Bill from the Immigration and Naturalization Service in San Francisco.
Friends of the family are encouraged to stop by and visit any time Friday or Saturday.