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Scott, Mary J. (True) 1840-1915


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 8/5/2014 at 20:19:34

Mary J. True was born in Buffalo, N.Y., November 20, 1840. Two years later she came with her parents, Deacon Charles and Esther Rhodes True, to Jo Daviess county, Ill. In 1849 they came to Clayton County, Iowa, settling in Lodomillo Township, five miles from Strawberry Point, in the vicinity of which she continuously resided until called by the angel of death July 7, 1915, at the age of 74 years, 7 months and 17 days.

She was married to Thomas J. Scott, January 30, 1859. To this union were born six children, Ella, who died in infancy, Winfield Scott, of Kingfisher, Okla.; Mrs. Rose Kellogg and William Scott, of Strawberry Point; Grant Scott of Burton, Nebr.; and Mrs. Edith Gribble, of Omaha, Nebr.

There are twenty-three grandchildren, several of whom she cared for as her own in their early childhood. Three brothers and one sister survive her: George W. True, of Lynden, Wash.; Charles H. True, of Edgewood, Iowa; C.R. True, of Arcadia, Nebr., and Mrs. Phebe Hubbell, of Helena, Okla.

Mr. Scott died in February, 1905. He had served in the Civil war in the Sixth Iowa Cavalry which was sent in the campaigns against the Indian uprisings in the northwest. Mrs. Scott was with her husband at Fort Randall and Fort Pierre, administering to the needs and comforts of the soldiers, and was placed on the government's pay-roll.

~The Register & Argus, Elkader; Thurs. evening, July 22, 1915; Elkport and vicinity column


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