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Daniel Henry Scott 1862-1939


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 12/17/2010 at 21:44:44

D. H. Scott
Death came suddenly to D. H. Scott at his home on North 9th street Monday about the noon hour. Mr. Scott had apparently been in good health and was visiting and joking at home when he suddenly slumped down in the chair in which he was sitting and died instantly with a severe heart attack.

Mr. Scott was for many years a storekeeper in the Rock Island shops and was very efficient in his duties. He was a genial man who made friends with everyone he became acquainted with.

He served as bailiff for Sheriff Frederickson during sessions of court and carried on an insurance and town lot business. At one time he was city assessor.

Mr. Scott came to Estherville in 1917 and has been a resident since that date.

He is survived by his widow and four sons, Ashley, Ray, Walter and Joe, and one daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Jensen, all of Estherville, two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Wickersham and Mrs. Chas. Murrie of Deerfield, Ill., Dewey of Chicago, and two other sons, Paul and Dan of Antioch, Ill., and a daughter, Adelaide of Libertyville, Ill.

The funeral services were held at the home at 1:30 and at two at the Baptist church, the Rev. Fred Sawyer officiating.

Interment was made in the Oak Hill cemetery. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, February 23, 1939)

D. H. Scott Suffers Heart Attack
Death came suddenly yesterday morning at 11:30 a.m. to claim Daniel Henry Scott well known Estherville man. Mr. Scott was when stricken with a heart attack, laughing and joking with his wife and son Ashley who resides with them. He lived but a few moments.

Mr. Scott and his family had come to Estherville in 1917 from Blue Earth, Minn., and had previously lived at Sioux City and in Illinois. During his early life he had taught school for 13 years. At Blue Earth and when first coming to Iowa he had farmed. In Estherville he worked in the Rock Island store house until he retired at the age of 70. Since then he has sold insurance, served as bailiff during court session and was city assessor for a term. His life had been a useful and varied one.

Deceased was born on July 28, 1862 at Wapella, Illinois.

During his years of residence here, Mr. Scott has made many friends who knew him for a man honorable in all his dealing, kindly and indulgent with his family.

Those left to mourn his passing are his wife whose health is very poorly, and eleven children, all of whom are expected to be here for the services which will be held on Thursday afternoon at one-thirty from the home and at two from the Union Baptist church. Mr. Scott was a member of the Christian church but that edifice is in use on Thursday. Rev. Fred Sawyer pastor of the Christian church will be in charge of the ceremony. Six sons of the deceased will serve as pall bearers with members of the Knights of Pythias lodge in an honorary capacity, John Hemmingson, Walter Schultz, L. E. White, J. C. Lilly, Vance Noe and Henry Jenson. Interment will be made in Oak Hill cemetery with the Knights having charge of services at the grave. The rites will be read by Ed Maniece, Jess Cox and Howard Reed.

The children of the deceased are: Ashley, Walter, Ray and Joe Scott, Estherville; Charles of Mundelin, Ill.; Dan of Antioch, Ill.; Dewey of Downers Grove, Ill.; Mrs. Chas. Murrie and Mrs. Ralph Wickersham, Deerfield, Ill., Paul Scott of Green, Ill., and Mrs. Lawrence Jensen, Estherville. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, February 21, 1939)


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