Carl Franklin Scroggin G4641,2,3

M, #39179, (c 1904 - 1933)
  • Reference: [39179:K] (SP:H458)




  • Name-HS: G464.

Child of Carl Franklin Scroggin G464 & Edna Davenport

  • Last Edited: 17 Jun 2015


  1. G463.
  2. [S2262] Find A Grave, URL:, Carl Franklin Scroggin, 24 Oct 2010
    Carl Franklin Scroggin

    Birth:      1905, USA
    Death:      Mar. 11, 1933
    Sangamon County
    Illinois, USA

    My 3rd cousin 4 times removed.


    Carl Scroggin Killed Saturday

    The murder of Carl F. Scroggin, 28, of 2004 Keys Avenue, Springfield, Illinois, whose body was found about 8 o'clock Saturday morning, March 11, in a cornfield near Twentieth Street and Watch Avenue, in the northeast part of Springfield, remained a mystery Saturday night. He was shot through the back near the left shoulder. At first it was believed that Mr. Scroggin had been shot while picking up coal along the railroad track. The bullet removed from the body, however, appeared to be a .25 caliber automatic bullet. It had a steel jacket and blunt nose. State's Attorney Alfred H. Greening, of Sangamon county, called in several railroad detectives Saturday night for questioning, but found that none of them used a pistol of such small caliber. Arthur Hall, Alton railroad special agent, said that none of his men were stationed in the locality of the shooting. The tracks near where Scroggin's body was found are used by the Baltimore & Ohio and Alton railroad and the Illinois Terminal System. Members of the family said that Mr. Scroggin left his home between 5:30 and 6 o'clock Saturday morning, saying that he was "going after a chunk of coal." Police said they found several chunks of coal laying along the tracks. Scroggin had been out of work all winter and there was no fuel in the house, the family stated. When Carl failed to return home in a reasonable length of time, his family became alarmed and began a search for him. The body was found in a cornfield about 200 feet from the railroad tracks by Charles Boyer. The inquest into the death of Carl F. Scroggin was held in Springfield at 10 o'clock by Coroner J. P. Knox. Arthur Jones, 1055 North Sixth Street, a guard at the Sangamon mine, told police Saturday night that he fired to frighten three men who

    boarded a car of coal which he was riding in the vicinity Saturday morning. He fired twice to frighten the men, he said, then stumbled and fell, firing a third shot as he fell. He said the three men ran away, two in one direction, and one in another. He said he did not know he had hit anyone, but decided to report to police when he read newspaper accounts of the finding of Scroggin's body in the vicinity.

    Carl F. Scroggin was a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Scroggin, who lived in Lake Fork vicinity, but several years ago moved to Springfield. During the past year, the parents came to Mount Pulaski and are living in the old Holden property on North Marion Street.

    To the old friends and relatives, George Scroggin is known as "Sant." Besides his parents, decedent is survived by his wife, Edna, a daughter, Clara, two brothers, Clell and George Scroggin Jr.; and four sisters, Miss Alberta Scroggin, Mrs. Gertrude McHenry, Mrs. Violet Bond, and Mrs. Eva McCurry. Funeral services were held at the Stuart Street Christian Church in Springfield at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, March 14, conducted by Rev. A. O. Hargis, and interment was made in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

    Family links:
    George Sanford Scroggin (1870 - 1959)
    Elizabeth Roselle Wyland (1875 - 1960)

    Clara P. Scroggin Fry (1931 - 2013)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Oak Ridge Cemetery
    Sangamon County
    Illinois, USA

    Created by: Ms Koch
    Record added: Oct 24, 2010
    Find A Grave Memorial# 60578958.
  3. [S11] Shirley Brodersen Ross (Shirley Louise Brodersen), Humphrey Scroggin, P. 144.
  4. [S30] William G. Scroggins, George Scrogin (A1), URL:
  5. [S1428] 1930 Federal Census, National Archives, T-626, Roll 560, ED 84-87, Sheet 5A, (7 Apr 1930)

    HH & Family No.: 80" "76,
    Head: George L. Scroggin (H457)
    Scroggin, George L., Head, m,w,28,m,21, MN, IL, IN, Decorator, Contractor
    -----, Ida, Wife-H, f,w,27,m,20, PA, PA, PA
    -----, Elizabeth D., Daughter, f,w,4,s, PA, MN, PA
    -----, George S., Father, m,w,60,m,25, IL, IL, VA, C Laborer
    -----, Elizabeth, Mother, f,w,54,m,21, IN, IN, IN
    -----, Clell, Brother, m,w,20,s, IL, IL, IN, Farmer, Farm
    -----, Elverda, Sister-in-law, f,w,16,s, IL, IL, IN
    -----, Carl, Brother, m,w,25,s, MN, IL, IN, Decorator, Contractor.
  6. [S1430] 1920 Federal Census, National Archives, T-625, Roll 811, ED 181, Sheet 11A, (9 Jan 1920)

    Dwelling, 204, Family, 210, Head: George Sanford 'Sant' Scroggin
    Scroggins, George S., Head, m,w,49,m, IL, IL, VA
    -----, Elizabeth, Wife, f,w,44,s, IN, IN, IN
    -----, Carl F., Son, m,w,15,s, MN, IL, IN
    -----, Violet P., Daughter, f,w,12, s, IL, IL, IN
    -----, Clell S., Son, m,w,9,s, IL, IL, IN
    -----, Alberta, Daughter, f,w,5,s, IL, IL, IN.
  7. [S1666] State Journall
         , Clara P. Fry, 27 May 2013 [Legacy]
    Clara P. Fry

    SPRINGFIELD- Clara P. Fry, 81, of Springfield, died at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center.

    Clara was born September 29, 1931 in Springfield, the daughter of Carl F. and Edna Davenport Scroggin.

    Clara graduated from Springfield High School in 1951. She worked for King's Daughters Home taking care of children and helping with their homework for eight years and previously worked for the Sherriff's Department for five years. She also worked for various restaurants. She was a member of Bissell United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school, worked in the nursery, and cooked and cleaned. Clara was also a member of One Hope United Foster Grandparents and fostered nearly 500 children. She enjoyed crafts, collecting dolls and angels.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Paul L. Fry; and grandson, Brian Osmun.

    She is survived by son, John (wife, Donna) Scroggin of Springfield; three grandchildren, Jennifer Morse, Justin Caton, and Dallas Feleccia; one great-grandchild, Rocky Morse; brother, Roland Cummins of Springfield; and sister, Roxanne Tally of Springfield.

    Clara loved life, her family, and her friends. She was very compassionate with love to everyone and always helping when needed.

    Visitation and Funeral Ceremony: Family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield.

    Burial will follow at Oakhill Cemetery in Buckhart.

    Please visit to offer your condolences.

    Published in The State Journal-Register on May 27, 2013.