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Minnie Belle Scott 1870-1941


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 12/17/2010 at 21:42:43

Mrs. D. H. Scott, who has been making her home with relatives in Illinois for the past years and a half is seriously ill in a nursing home in Half Bay. Ill. She suffered a stroke last Saturday and relatives here have been given little hope for her recovery. Mrs. Scott is 71 years old. She is the mother of Mrs. Lawrence Jensen and Joe and Walter Scott of Estherville. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, January 23, 1941)

Mrs. Scott is Buried
Passed Away Last Thursday [January 23, 1941] at Hospital in Illinois; Funeral Saturday
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Sternborg funeral home for Mrs. D. H. Scott who passed away Thursday in Illinois. The Rev. Fred De. Sawyer officiated and burial was in the Oak Hill cemetery.

Pall bearers Jesse Cox, Joe Marsell, John Hemmingson, John Lilley, John Squires and H. N. Jensen.

Mrs. Scott is survived by eleven children, 24 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The children are Mrs. Lawrence Jensen, Walter and Joe Scott, all of Estherville, Mrs. Charles Murrie, Mrs. Ralph Wickersham and Ashley Scott, all of Deerfield, Ill., Charles Scott of Mundelein, Ill., Dan Scott of Antioch, Ill., W. D. Scott of Downers Grove, Ill., Paul Scott of Gurnee, Ill., and Raymond Scott, of Wallingford. Her husband passed away in January 1939.

Mrs. Scott was born August 24, 1870, in Towanda, Ill. She was 70 years old at the time of her death. On November 20, 1887, she was united in marriage with D. H. Scott at Gibson City, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. Scott came to Iowa in 1908, living first near Sioux City and coming to Estherville in 1915.

Although she has been in failing health for the past several years Mrs. Scott was able to be up and around until the past week. She suffered a paralytic stroke from which she never recovered. She had been making her home with her children in Illinois with her husbandís death.

Mrs. Scott was well known to Estherville people, having resided in the city for almost a quarter of a century. Her large family and many home duties were her main interests, although she was a great reader and was deeply interested in the affairs of the community. Her many friends in this city will regret her passing away. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, January 28, 1941)


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