Oscar H. Scott
SCOTT, DOWN, GILGER, THORPE
Posted By: Diane Wilson (email)
Date: 5/22/2004 at 21:55:53
Oscar H. Scott, attorney and counselor, came to Allison in May, 1882. The subject of our sketch was born in Greene county, Wisconsin, in 1855, and removed with his parents to Hampton, Iowa, in 1866. He attended for a number of years the public schools of Hampton, and was for one year a student of Battle Creek College, Michigan; also took a course at Baylies Commercial School, Dubuque. He was engaged in teaching a number of years; was principal of the school at Bristow for three years.
He began the study of law at Hampton, in the summer of 1880, with the firm of Down & Gilger; was admitted to the bar in February, 1882, locating here the following May. Mr. Scott is also engaged in the insurance business, representing several fire insurance companies, including the Home, of New York, and the Farmersí Insurance Company of Cedar Rapids. His wife was Miss Maria Thorpe, a daughter of Jefferson Thorpe, formerly of Clayton county, Iowa, who died in the hospital at Vicksburg, during the rebellion. They have one child, Earnest C.
Source: History of Butler and Bremer Counties, Iowa
Union Publishing Co., Springfield, IL, 1883
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