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    ND: Abandoned ashes "Adolf Scott", found 7/22/15, Fargo



    http://www.grandforksherald.com/news...man-found-july

    "Adolf Scott" is what it says on the label at the bottom of an ornate black urn that someone found in July at a north-end apartment building not far from the church.

    No one has come to claim the ashes, and the coroner has been unable to locate his next of kin.
    These ashes were apparently left on top of the mailboxes at a north Fargo apartment building - Edgewood Court Apartments, 3301 Broadway - on July 22, 2015. The label on the bottom contained the above name, but it doesn't appear that they're positive this is truly the name of the deceased (perhaps it's actually who was keeping them?). The amount of ashes was apparently small, suggesting either the person died as a baby or some of the ashes had been shared elsewhere. Nonetheless, searches for him or next of kin came up empty, and the remains were turned over to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church for burial.

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    Oh my. How sad. And mysterious!

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    Maybe http://www.chapelchimes.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1656756 He looks like he was a small guy and passed away a month before the ashes were found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaylaraOwl View Post
    Maybe http://www.chapelchimes.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1656756 He looks like he was a small guy and passed away a month before the ashes were found.
    It looks like the ashes were found on July 22nd whereas Mr.Scott passed away on September 16th almost 2 months later

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    The label on the bottom of the urn is most likely the individual inside the urn. This is done to make sure that the correct ashes are put in the correct urn. There would have also been a tag with matching information with the body itself.

    Also there is a fair chance that Adolf is a nickname for Adolphus. Scott is also a surname that is often associated with African Americans (not exclusively obviously). The small amount of ashes in the urn can also be attributed to divided ashes between multiple urns as is done sometimes with multiple children or family members. Some religions do not allow for the separation of ashes but others do.

    I have found one possible candidate out of Minneapolis, MN, which is about 3 hours from Fargo, ND. I do not know if this gentleman is still living but he has a pretty distinct middle name that makes him easily found on the internet. There are a few relatives or names associated with him.

    I am unsure how to go about letting the right people know about this particular possibility. I could be completely wrong about this person so do not want to make any mistakes.

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    From the article in the first post--
    And a portion of the ashes appear to be missing, but it's also possible that Scott died as a baby, or that his ashes were shared among family members
    Is it possible that Adolf Scott was a pet? I could totally see someone naming their dog or cat Adolf.

    Perhaps the pet's owner passed on and the urn with Adolf's ashes went to the next of kin. And then the next of kin didn't know what to do with it. The urn is too nice to throw away. Maybe they just left it out in case anyone in the apartment complex wanted it.

    MOO

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    Quote Originally Posted by NadirCake View Post
    From the article in the first post--


    Is it possible that Adolf Scott was a pet? I could totally see someone naming their dog or cat Adolf.

    Perhaps the pet's owner passed on and the urn with Adolf's ashes went to the next of kin. And then the next of kin didn't know what to do with it. The urn is too nice to throw away. Maybe they just left it out in case anyone in the apartment complex wanted it.

    MOO
    Pedigree pets have middle names.

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    The very old ashes of a baby or young child seems plausible, not least because the name Adolf has been seriously tainted for almost 80 years. Even Adolphus would raise eyebrows, I'd have thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by houndpounder View Post
    He passed just this year and the ashes were found in 2015..


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    I wonder if it is possible that the surname was listed first and his name was Scott Adolf? MOO

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    Quote Originally Posted by SleuthyLou View Post
    I wonder if it is possible that the surname was listed first and his name was Scott Adolf? MOO
    I have found a record on find a grave for a Wilbert S. Adolf, who died 4 Mar 2014 Morton County, North Dakota, USA.... if someone can find out if he was cremated there is possible some of the ashes were buried.

    Here it is: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/125905625#


    I have also located death records for a few Adolf Scott's which dont give much by way of information.

    #1 Adolf Scott d. Michigan 1928


    #2 Adolf Scott d. Long beach, CA approx April 2005


    This third one is a different spelling of the last name if it is Scott:

    #3 Adolph Schott - Montana, 1989


    Now I know alot of these might be long shots but I thought it was worth posting. I have a premium account over on ancestry which allows me to search death records.



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